8 Success Principles for Engaging and Building Rewarding Social Networking Relationships

7 Principles for Engaging on Social Networks

Let’s get engaged. No, I’m not proposing wedded bliss. What I’m talking about is the art of engagement when interacting on social networks. When you look up “social” in the dictionary, it is defined as living in community, related to the life of human beings in society and friendly companionships. Go to the post office, grocery store or the office, and when you see someone you know, you often ask, “How are you? How are the kids? What did you do on vacation?” Get the picture? When you’re … [Read more...]

Are New Year’s Resolutions For The Birds?

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Often, when a new year approaches, I get an onslaught of emails about setting resolutions. (How many did you get in your inbox?) Since I don't make resolutions, you didn't get such an email from me. On New Year's Eve day I have a tradition of soaking in a hot bubble bath, lighting candles, listening to soft music and reflecting on the year that's ending. As the year comes to an end, do you take time to reflect? I’m guessing you do. While many people start making resolution lists, I'm not … [Read more...]

What’s Your Word for 2015?

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For the past couple of years, toward the end of the year, I have posted this question on social networks. I have received a lot of wonderful feedback from those who replied in the past so I’m continuing the tradition again this year. Perhaps one (or several) of these words will serve as inspiration for you (in your life, your business or perhaps, when you blog). What’s your word for 2015? Here are some of the words and creative responses my friends and colleagues shared with me on both … [Read more...]

Does Blogging Boggle Your Mind?

Does blogging boggle your mind?

As a writer, I’m hesitant to admit it, but guess what? Sometimes, I am boggled by blogging—even when I have a blogging calendar outlining my upcoming posts, I can fall prey to writer’s block. Yes, it’s true. Despite knowing what I want to blog about, there are days when writing the content for the scheduled topic seems to elude me. Does it happen to you as well? I’m guessing that you can relate as I don’t think I am alone. Today’s post is an example of what I’m talking about. I had the title … [Read more...]

Are You Rich in Friendships?

Are you rich in friendships?

December 1st was my sixtieth birthday. Yes, you read correctly - the big 6-0. I love celebrating birthdays and have had a party every year of my adult life. Everyone asks, "How does it feel?" and most years, it doesn't affect me. I didn't think 60 affected me either until a couple of weeks before my birthday. I had a melt down. I was feeling sorry for myself as my life didn't look as I had pictured it might at this age. However, here's what I did . . . I allowed myself to have a "pity … [Read more...]