Monday, June 26, 2017

In Search of What Inspired Me to Write!

In Search of What Inspired Me to Write!

Over the last few weeks, I have been recapturing what inspired me to write when I was a child.  I have been searching out many different things that I loved as a child but did not hang onto in my adult years.

I have been watching movies that I have not seen in years.  I have been listening to music and rediscovering things that I loved as a child.  Things that somehow slipped out of my life but were never fully forgotten.

Why Am I In Search For What Inspired Me as a Child?

I once was told, that the best writing comes from the child within and that is what I am trying to rediscover.  I have once again started working on my novel that is a fiction story.  Much of what I loved as a child is wrapped up in the draft of my novel.

Rediscovering some of these things have been very inspiring. So, inspiring that blogging has taken a backburner to me working on my novel.  That was one of my goals for this year to work on my novels more.

One other thing that I have been doing a lot of is reading.  While the likelihood of me stopping blogging is very low, I have not posted anywhere near what I have in the past.

I have found a lot of joy and happiness in doing all of this research for lack of better wording.  It has given me a new found surge of energy and excitement for writing.

Have you ever tried to rediscover something that you enjoyed from your childhood?

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Friday, June 23, 2017

My Son's New HeadPhones

I have a teenage son, and he loves music. I wanted to get him a good set of headphone. I looked all over for a set that was comfortable, durable, and something he would enjoy. My son is picky when it comes to headphones that have to fit just right. He found what he wanted at shure headphones.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Two Most Important Things Every Blog Needs: Content and Followers

Content is the Most Important Thing

The two most important things every blog needs have content and followers before they will make you any money.  I know that most bloggers realize their blog needs content and followers.

I am a beginner at blogging and no expert in these matters.  I am just sharing what I am doing to try and better my blogs.  My blogs are not even a year old.

I started thinking about how much content does one's blog need to have before they can get advertisers.  They say they it is not the amount but the quality of the content.  However, there must be a minimum amount of content before you can get advertisers!

I have been doing much research over the past two months.  If any blogger wants to go anywhere with their blog they need to find the right advertisers.  Yes, you can get some like Infolinks and CHITIKA, when you first start blogging. There are other companies where you blog must and categories before they will even think about adverts on your blog.  That means anywhere from 25-100 posts depend on your blog.

That is why I have decided, that at this point I want to build up my content on both blogs.  My reviews blog has little content for being around for ten months.  There is a lot more for me to do when posting articles on my review blog.  I take all the photos myself, and I have to edit them.

The More Followers You Have, the Better the Advertisers 

The more followers you have, the better advertisers you can get.  Yes, you can get some when you are first starting out.  However, if you are looking to make real money with your blog, then you want good advertisers.  Getting great advertisers take having many followers.  I am talking about 10, 000 of followers.  Some blog advertising companies require you to have a large number of followers before you can even apply.

Building a blog takes time and effort.  I am talking about years to build your blog to where you have 10, 000 followers.  I am not saying that you cannot make money with your blog if you do not have that many followers.  I know many bloggers who are making money with their blogs.  What I am talking about is the kind of money where your blog is your only source of income, and you are living comfortably.   Making a living writing is my goal for my blogs.

Over the next three years.  Yes, I give myself three years to start making the money that I will be happy with making from my blog.  I will be building up my content and my followers.  Remember content and readers are the first steps in making money from your blog.

Content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Friday, June 16, 2017

Finding the Right Work From Home Job: Update

Finding the Right Work From home Job

Earlier I wrote an article on work from home research.  I told how I was determined to find a way to work from home.  In that time I have been doing a lot of research and work.

Work From Home Doing Surveys

In my opinion, you are not going to be able to work from home and make a good living doing surveys.  I have read many articles stating that people are making a part-time living doing surveys.

I have found that some surveys are alright and others that are not.  The thing about doing surveys is that you are answering the same questions many times.  Many times you will not even qualify for the surveys even after spending about five minutes answering questions.  Another thing about signing up for surveys is that many of the companies ask for your phone number.  You will be drowned by phone calls from many different places.

I am not saying that doing surveys is a bad thing.  Many people enjoy doing them.  They do make some extra money taking surveys.

I did sign up for many surveys sites, and the above statement is what I discovered.  There are some survey sites that I would recommend if you just want to do surveys now and then.  You will earn a little bit of extra money.

Survey Sites I Found Worth Doing

One Opinion

I like these sites because they do not overwhelm you with surveys.  You can do as many as you would like to do.  You always get some points for everything that you do. And, you can sign in to the sites and do the surveys when you want to do them.

Work From Home Writing

Another reason why I am not big on doing surveys is that I am a writer.  I enjoy writing.  There are many sites out there that will pay you to write for them.  I have done a lot of ghostwriting over the years.  You can make good money ghostwriting.

I have made a choice to write my articles using my pen name Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie.  I have three blogs, and I am thinking about starting a fourth in the next year.  I have been through a lot over the past ten years, and I have found that blogging for myself is the best thing for me.

I have not made any money with my blogs in the past year.  I have many ideas rolling around in my head on the way to make money with them.  I plan on writing a few ebooks and selling them.  If you want to make money blogging,  you need to have products to sell: whether they are you own or someone else's.  Marketing is the best way to make money blogging.

Writing and editing ebooks takes time.  I have only been blogging for myself for about one year.  I have not been blogging wholeheartedly,  either.  There are times when I post all of the time and others when I rarely post once a week. That will all change once I make the decision to either work on my blogs or novels.

I have also been part of a new writing site Virily.  Many people there are articles of all types.  They post poetry, painting, and drawing.  There are also quizzes that you can take.  I am an art lover, so I do enjoy the site and being able to check out other artist work.  If you would like to join Virily, click the link and it will take you to the site.

My Dream Work From Job

My dream work from home job has always been to start a spiritual shop.  I have done a lot of research, and I have discovered that the best way to do this for me would be to start an online store.  I am still doing research but having a spiritual shop has always been my dream, that and writing.

I have been doing a lot of work from job research, that is why I have not been blogging that much.  I have also been doing a lot of soul-searching, trying to figure out what it is that I want to do.  I have never been one to jump into things without researching them first.  I am well on my way to making my dreams come true.  There is just a lot involved and I lot of work to do.

Photos and content by  Lady Nightwave Brenda Marie   ©2017 all right reserved

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dream of a Piano

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of owning a piano.   I taught myself how to play the keyboard.  I always wanted a piano. I love to play classical music.  I have not played in over ten years. But, I would still love to have a piano. I was looking at these the other days. I think these are great quality!

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday to Mom in Heaven

Happy Birthday to Mom in Heaven

Today June 2 is my mother’s Birthday.  I miss my mother so much.  She has been gone for seven years.  There are times when I wish, I could pick up the phone and call her.  I always asked for her

My mother was very close to my son.  I wish she could see the sweet young man that he has become.  My son is a lot like my mother in many ways.  Sometimes, I feel like she lives on through him.

My mother was not much for flowers.  Even though my father would bring her flowers all the time.  She would tell him they were a waste of money.  She did like blue flowers.  I am not sure what they are named but I know these were her favorite flowers.  She never complains when my father brought her this type of flower.  I know, there must be a story behind her love for them.  Sadly, I do not know it.

Today on her birthday, I am sending love to my mother in Heaven.  You may not be here in body but you are here in soul and memory.  Your little Marky loves you and misses you so.

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