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How To Work With IBOToolbox Effectively Each Day

IBOToolbox Is Still Free… Since I started working with IBOToolbox (Independent Business Owner) again back in February of 2014, I have been working with it quite a bit to see how well it would benefit you as a marketer to advertise the sale of your books, articles, physical items or even your blog posts. 


See the article IBOToolbox Review.  IBOToolbox does seem quite a bit overwhelming when you first start out with it.  It’s almost unbelievable that a marketing platform with so much to offer is provided to marketers for free; but it is.  It started out free in in 2010 and in 2016, it is still free to use.  By being active on IBOToolbox you will earn ad credits or you do have the option to purchase credits but that is up to you. Your membership features are the same whether you earn ad credits or if you buy ad credits. Read the rest of this entry

Thank You To My Loyal Readers

Thank You To My Loyal Readers


ThankYouToMyLoyalReadersLast month, August 2016 was a slow month for me in terms of productivity but I do want to take the time to thank the visitors and readers who left a comment on my blog.


We all know how busy it can get when you work for yourself online and taking a few minutes to thank those who are helping to grow your business is just the right thing to do.


This is a free WordPress plugin called “My Comment Authors” that was created by Enstine Muki who is a whiz at marketing.  


This is an easy way to let your readers know that you do appreciate their visits, comments and interaction on your blog. This also gives them a little recognition for their own blog.


So, to all of my loyal readers, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support, encouragement and comments on my blog in the month of August 2016.


Wishing you a great and productive September 2016 for you and yours.


Total Comments on this blog in August 2016


Chery Schmidt

Ravi Chahar


1 comment

Francis Quarshie
1 comment

1 comment

Mandy Allen
1 comment

Issac paul
1 comment

1 comment

Vikash Kumar
1 comment

Taposh Kapuria
1 comment

Joy Healey
1 comment

BG Jenkins
1 comment

Atish Ranjan
1 comment

Cathy Smith
1 comment

Cathy S.
1 comment

19 comment authors with 29 comments in the month of August 2016
This list was generated by MyCommentAuthors

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Facebook Malware Checkpoint

Facebook Malware Checkpoint


Today is June 5, 2016 and I guess it’s the end of my Facebook days. I’ve tried to sign on to Facebook many times today and receive the same message “Facebook Malware Checkpoint.”


I’ve scanned my computer twice and found nothing. I am able to sign into my family account but not my main account.

That’s okay, I was spending too much time on Facebook anyway and today I am reassessing many things that I do online.

For the time-being I will be putting my main efforts to Google+ for social media.

I absolutely and flat out “REFUSE” to be forced to download the malware software that Facebook is trying to get people to download.

The software they want us to download is called Trend Micro HouseCall and from what I have been able to find out, this is a legitimate action by Facebook but not one I will tolerate.

Concerning wasted time, Saturday morning I spent four hours working on a post for this blog and at the end of the four hours, I realized I had spent the majority of that time fussing with a plugin that I really liked and wanted to use.

After searching for an answer to the problem I was having with this plugin, their support responses were to “do a work-around, deactivate all of my plugins and/or change themes.”

Again, not an option I am going to tolerate. I could have had my post done and sent out and well on to working with other projects but I was determined to make this plugin work.

Going back over my work habits the last few weeks and I am ashamed to say that most of my limited time online has been used to “work-around” something here or there and not on what I need to be focused on.

So to all of my Facebook friends and members of my writing group, I guess our days have ended in Facebook but I will still be around on other social sites but mainly focused on Google+.


multi-star-transparentWhat do you think about Facebook’s decision to force the download of the Malware software they endorse?

I would like very much to hear “Your” viewpoints on this action Facebook is taking. 

Leave your thoughts in the comments below and please share to your social media, although I’m not sure my Facebook account will be notified.  Oh well!

Have a great new week and I’m looking forward to seeing the comments.

Consistency In Writing And Blogging

Consistency in Writing And Blogging

Hi everyone. it’s been a month since I made a post on my blog. Shame on me. I’ve done pretty good at keeping up and posting consistently each week until the end of March 2016 but I won’t bore you with details, just know that I’m trying to work my way back to what I love to do online. 


Have you noticed I’ve changed the look of my blog again? As a woman, I compare this to the need to rearrange my furniture in my house every now and then. LOL My Dad hated when I moved furniture when I was growing up and so did my husband. That never seemed to stop me though. 


Okay, here’s my post and it will be a little bit of rambling on what I’ve been up in terms of content to help you in your writing and marketing, etc.


1. This one month’s break does prove that if you are not consistent with engagement with people and posting to your blog, then you will lose exposure and visitors to your site. There’s nothing new for them to read or learn, so they stop coming.


2. You can finally get a book done that you have been working on little by little. I decided to make it available as a PDF version first before the Kindle version comes out and then it will be released in paperback later on. I had forgotten the feeling of accomplishment that you have when you hit that “Publish” button on the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing site.


3. Love testing out new products and software for review. I’m looking forward to telling you about what I’ve found. Of course some were shared with me but I always like to give my own opinions, one way or the other about how something works or doesn’t work.


4. We are getting closer to the time that Alicia Osmera will have her first book published. It’s been great working with her and getting it ready to go. I find great joy in also seeing the excitement when I help new authors publish their first book.


5. Can you believe it? PAC (The Power Affiliate Club) is coming up on its 2-year anniversary in just a few days. We are running a 2-year anniversary contest and you could win free advertising. The contest runs from May 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016. Be sure to read the rules of the contest. If you are not already a member of PAC, better check it out soon.


6. I’ve decided to reactivate the Facebook group; Create Yourself Through Writing and Marketing. Join us in the group and start sharing your writing and get feedback and opinions from the other members.


Be aware that you might see some more changes on the blog until I decide on the theme I want to use. I welcome any suggestions or ideas you might have. Tell me what you think about the theme and its look at the time you are visiting.


Did you know there is a book called “Think and Grow Rich for Women by Sharon Lechter?” I didn’t know it and I grabbed my copy of it as soon as I saw it. It’s available in Kindle, Hardcover, Paperback, Audible and MP3 CD.


I’m sure you are familiar with the original book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napolean Hill. If not, you should read it. I’ve read the original off and on for years but never have made it all of the way through until finished.


Mr. Hill wrote the original, obviously from a man’s point of view and while men and woman both can benefit from the original, Think and Grow Rich for Women is written from a women’s perspective to wealth-building from a modern standpoint for women. I think this book is long overdue.


I’m finding a tremendous amount of new information and inspiration from Sharon’s book. If you decide to purchase the book, I’d love to hear your thoughts about it and did it help you any?


arrow5-aThank you for reading and appreciate the sharing if you found value in this post.



Life Has Sent Us Down Another Path

Life Has Sent Us Down Another Path


AdifferentpathforourlivesThis is a post I hoped I would never have to write but I feel that I owe my readers, visitors and especially my partner in PAC, Lesly Federici and all of the PAC members an apology and explanation for my disappearing act and the poor way that I handled things. 


As you may or may not know, I am also caregiver to my second Mom who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Dementia. For the last five years, she has been doing very well and I was able to pretty much devote full-time attention to PAC, my writing and my online interests. 


11954620_748781418566992_939429034274133808_nOver the last few months she has declined more and more in what she is able to do and not do, therefore she is needing more of my time than ever before. I tried for a few months to manage both my online work and duties at PAC but realized I was not giving my best to Mom or to the PAC Community. I was making many mistakes online and forgetting responsibilities which made things much harder on Lesly and Kathryn and it wasn’t fair to them or to PAC. 


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