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Blogging My Way

5 Oct

  I’ve been blogging since 2007!  In Internet years that seems like a lifetime.  And in that time I’ve had 3 blogs.  What I really enjoy  about blogging is that it allows me to combine my love of writing with my creative side.  So, imagine how happy I was to have come across Holly Becker’s blog Decor8 several months ago.  Holly’s blog has been very successful over the years and she is well-known in the design and home decor world.  She is also a Wall Street Journal best-selling author of the book Decor8, and she developed an e-class, Blogging Your Way, in which I readily enrolled.  I  am always looking for ways to become better at what I do regardless of what that it.  Blogging Your Way goes beyond basic blogging 101, it takes a creative, personal approach to blogging.  The e-class is designed to “help bloggers get in touch with why they are blogging, or want to blog and it shows you how to use your blog as a catalyst to create your best life.”  So you see this class isn’t just for design and decorating enthusiast, It’s designed for anyone who enjoys blogging. I’m looking forward to learning new things that will help me to be a better blogger.  If your interested in the course, there is still one day left to register.  To learn more about Holly, her blog and the course the course click here.

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2010 in review

2 Jan

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 89 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 301 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 178mb. That’s about 6 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was November 11th with 67 views. The most popular post that day was Newlywed’s Christmas Shopping for Family and Friends.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were theunemployedbride.wordpress.com, facebook.com, Google Reader, savvydating.wordpress.com, and wedding.ebonito.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for hustle and flow, natasha the newlywed, billy blanks pt 24 7, what to get newlyweds for christmas, and girl from hustle and flow.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Newlywed’s Christmas Shopping for Family and Friends November 2010


About Me! June 2010


The Black Church and Single Women: A Correlation? August 2010


We Did it Our Way! July 2010


Lessons Learned From My First Thanksgiving as a Wife November 2010

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Ain’t Life Grand

15 Nov

I wasn’t going to blog today, because quite frankly I should be working on my research paper that’s due

Me, my sister and Dr. B at the Orlando Food and Wine Festival on Saturday

next week.  But, a txt conversation that I had with Dr. B about 30 minutes ago popped into my head. At the end of the txt he said, “ain’t life grand?” and I thought hell yes, life is grandiose!  I’m healthy, happy, surrounded by wonderful family and friends, and married to an awesome man!   There is soo much sadness, pain, and evil in the world that it’s easy to get caught up in the bad – what you don’t have, what you cannot afford, what ain’t right, etc.  Just look around, there are many people in this world enjoying life – casting away those life lists like Tiffany (a Formerly Unemployed Bride Becomes a Wife);  and like Cindy (Unrelated Side Note) who have the wisdom to take a tragedy and and find the silver lining.  Life is what you make it – Life is Grand! Enjoy!!

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