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Creativity or Web Traffic?

I love this and it is a good analogy of me..who would have thought those few years ago when I landed here..suitcase in hand what wonders would await me and what passion this world of writing would bring to me..awake in me….How it would change my life and bring untold joy and new friends…It is an amazing ride and this lady is not getting off for a long time yet…

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I would never imagine that i would be reading this thing. How time changed my reading habits. A decade ago i would spend my time browsing fashion magazines and home journals. Things that give me a get go while designing fashion jewelries and home accents. Now another road has taken me off the path and surely i’m loving every minute of it.

Learning is really an unending journey. Blogging on wordpress taught me a lot of things. Now it excites me reading the copyblogger, learning about the benefits of infographics, the meaning of SEO  and the wonders of keywords and meta tags which up to now i’m still totally clueless.

Creativity or Web Traffic?

Sometimes temptation would rub me and once in a while reprimand me to follow that keyword poilcy for that golden Seo rules in driving traffic to my site through that “faster than nascar ” search engine…

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Quote Challenge – Day 1: Don’t Quit on Love

Well…I can’t follow such praise..deserved or not…I am so thankful for the lovely people I have met in this world of blogging…I give you Marisslee my pixie friend 🙂

Several days back, when I opened my FB the first thing that I saw on the newsfeed was Carol Taylor’s “Quote Challenge Day Two…Age…Doc A, Lisasworld and A Girl Who Would be a Pixie”. She is one of the special people I befriended while still in Niume. I am one of her big fans. This funny, witty English lady does not just write recipes; but, would give you trivia about some of the ingredients she used in such a recipe. And that is the reason why I love reading her posts.

If you are interested to see for yourself, head on to her website – “Retired? No One Told Me!” via https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/ and her new self-hosted baby, https://myhealthyretirement.com/.

Anyway, back to the Quote Challenge…So, I saw the word “pixie” and thought “hmmm…?” and proceeded to open the link and voila! I found out she nominated…

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Do you know where Loofah’s come from? by Carol Taylor

My luffa babies, the beginning!…from my archives kindly reblogged by our Sally aka Smorgabord Health 2017.
Update : All grown now and topping 20ft in the air…They have taken over….lol…A little reminiscent of the Day of the Triffids and they grow just as quickly just not quite so scary….

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Welcome to the series where you can share four of your links from your archives here on my blog to a new audience. Perhaps posts that you wrote at the beginning of your blogging experience that deserve another showcase. If you have book promotion posts then please contact me separately for other options. Details of how to get in touch with me at the end of the post.

The next time you are in the bath and about to massage your back with a loofah… give some thought as to the process it has been through to give you a good scrub… Carol Taylor reveals all (well about the loofah anyway).

Do you know where Loofah’s come from? by Carol Taylor

We visited our granddaughters village yesterday in Sakon Nakong which is in Northern Thailand. I was given these brown crispy long things!

Which when shaken sounded like a baby’s…

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Quotes Challenge…Day 3…Oh dear!

Many thanks to Sally for nominating me for this 3-day challenge…Once she reads this she will probably think I am the nutty one and never challenge me again…

You can find Sally( S) stands for Sane One here https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/?s=quote+challenge+day+2

Oh! Just realised Carol( C ) stands for crazy one! What can say..please read on….

Where was I ???

Oh yes…..3 days is quite ample for me and also picking 3 people ..some of these challenges want not just blood and tears but the whole caboodle… I mean 15 people…and 20 questions ..Do that and you qualify for mastermind….

Just 3 days is cool……

For the last day I am not picking anyone.. if you want to do it…pick up the gauntlet …as Nike says,  Just do it!

My final quote ….Well, it was going to be….

Why didn’t Noah SWAT those mosquitos?…Anonymous…

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But…Mosquitoes are needed by birds, frogs, dragonflies and various other insect-eating creatures i.e Bats. Without them, the bases of many different food chains would collapse or have a severe shift… Drat!

OR

Back up my hard drive? How do I put it into reverse? #sayquotable

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Much too technical for Moi…

 

So I decided on a nice one..not quirky..just nice…

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ” I’m possible!………Audrey Hepburn.

That’s true, so chins up and onward we go! And my what I never thought I would do was??????

With the help of a Mojito or 2…… absolutely out of my comfort zone and…….

Amazing ! What Fun!

I went to Improv which is a form of live theatre and it was brilliant..I recommend anyone to try it…Had one amazing time ..still buzzing..and if you don’t know what it is…

It’s short sketches e.g someone picks a page number in a book.You pick the part you are playing. One person says a sentence anything whatever they are thinking and you reply exactly what is written down( but they don’t know what your script is they are just doing their own impromptu of the top of THEIR head ..get it? such fun….

Wow, what a night.

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If you had been a fly on the wall you would have seen Moi..like you had never seen me before…..I didn’t know anyone just the person I had gone with which was just as well…lol

I think I deserved an Oscar for those performances!

When all I probably needed was a doctor???????

I really am quite sane…I am…

If you dare to venture over to my new blog it is quite calm, peaceful a haven of tranquillity…..Please do I need some followers and shares whatever really as a new blog…

https://myhealthyretirement.com

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Until next time…If they let me out….Anyone have another challenge for me??? I thought not…..he he

Love you all xx

Carols Work in Progress – A #WiPW Guest Post!

Many thanx to Shaun from Clockwork Clouds for allowing me to guest post on his blog…Please pop over and see him he has a lovely blog and it is worth a read 🙂

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I don’t know about you, but I can often get into the mindset that “there’s time to do something later” and, as such, I put dreams and passions to one side. The horror stories I then go on to hear, though, can make you think you’ll never get there; that a passion put to one side will never be felt. That said, sometimes you hear a story where a hobby was rediscovered, where the pieces aligned unexpectedly. Sometimes you’ll hear a story that shows us just how truly unpredictable life can be…. Carol, of Retired? No one told me! and MyHealthyRetirement.com, shares that kind of inspirational tale in today’s Work in Progress Wednesday (WiPW)! Please have a read.

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Work in Progress!

WipW…..Shaun has very kindly allowed me to guest post on his blog and a very nice blog it is so give him some…

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I have done it!

Finally….I took the plunge and jumped… After months and months of huffing and fuffing and reading all the horror stories…..I have done it!

I am now the proud owner of a new blog called Orienthailiving and my domain name is myhealthyretirement…

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Why Orienthailiving?

I suppose because there are so many lovely places to see here, some which I have seen and many which I want to see. They are on my bucket list no less. I am discovering old traditions passed down through generations and we are growing our own turkeys among other things… Who would have thought..farming????

There are so many beautiful crafts and things which I would love to bring to you and which would look lovely in your home or as a gift. It would also bring a little bit of the Orient to you wherever you are in the world.

So, my friends, that is how Orienthailiving was born. What do you think of the name Orienthailiving? Do you think Orienthailiving reflects me and my core values?

I also wanted to keep my other website separate.

I didn’t want to merge the two…Retired no one told me!       is my first blog..my first foray into the world of blogging and yes I would like to earn a little to help support the lifestyle that I love and my writing hence the self-hosting option but to keep them completely separate, with both reflecting the country that I love and live in is how I think I like it for now. Maybe at some point, I will merge the two…Who knows???

Also, healthy eating is my baby and my passion so whatever else I decide that I will bring to you it still won’t be things which I wouldn’t eat, drink or make merry on myself.

Supplements, protein pills and powders and the ilk are a no-no and always will be for me and will not be shown on my blog ever.

So please bear with Me…

That’s my aim and when you pop over to my new site there will still be tweaks to do, so please bear with me. It takes a while to set anything up, but I am no young thing who can do it in a trice. It takes me a while and that is with some help, lol, and I have found a lovely young woman called Misty who I think is going to be an absolute little gem. I already feel less stressed.

I hope you will stay with me into my first foray of self-hosting and be sure, I will make changes. Because really how many times do we change our furniture around ladies?? so that goes without saying. Any constructive words will be gratefully received as I really pretty much still don’t have a clue. To be honest I am not one of these bright young things who was born with a mouse in hand. I am self-taught, a tad over 50 ish (now that is stretched)… just a little bit…haha…

I am trying really hard as I don’t want to sit in my rocking chair with a good book and just watch while the world passes me by. So be kind to me in view of my advancing years.  (just don’t upset me!…haha…) That was the age card pulled…yeah! Bring it on!

I do hope you enjoy my newest blog…

http://myhealthyretirement.com/welcome-to-orienthailiving-my-first-post/

Thank you for reading and I would be happy if you would share the good news on social media and if you would like to follow me or like my post that would be really great…..Much love to you all xxx

 

 

Smorgasbord Invitation Blog Magazine – A new concept and more opportunities to be promoted.

Good Luck Sally with your new venture which I am sure will be a resounding success..Hugs xx

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

As I enter my fifth year of blogging I have decided that it was time to make some renovations to the existing blog and to increase the ways that I can promote authors and bloggers in our community.

Readers that follow the blog have a diverse range of interests and I would like to feature more posts that reflect that. Over the last few weeks I have been testing out a new series – Posts from Your Archives and judging by the response, it has been a success.

I decided to give the trial two months, but I am now extending this into a permanent feature, as part of my move into a more magazine concept for the blog.

Smorgasbord Invitation – Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

We already have health and food series, book promotions, music, humour but I would…

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