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My shoulder to lean on

Posted: March 10, 2011 in My shoulder to lean on
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First of all I am quite surprised by having a wee bit of traffic on my blog (giggle)

I am still wondering what I should blog about. I think I will start off by thanking my lovely husband for being such a great support during my studies, without his help and shoulder to lean on this would not have been easy.  He makes it all worthwhile.  I think sometimes he is also surprised by the fact that I manage to pass my papers 🙂 

This semester is by far the most challenging one I have had this far. And it is only the second week.   So much is happening in such a small amount of time.

We are in the process of relocating to Indonesia and I have enrolled myself for 3 papers this semester.  To top it all up, I am still working full-time, managing a house hold, have 3 children (age raging from 6, 4 and 2) and renovating our house.  How do I manage it all……by grace and praying every night. 

But to be honest I enjoy every moment of it.  Someone once told me that you get a lot of people who post on their CV’s that they were part of this and part of that while they were still in high school, climbed Mount Everest ten years ago and so on.  Al of which are a major achievement, but the big question is WHAT HAVE YOU DONE SINCE?

My goal in life is to continue to add something to that list.  Yes at times it feels like everything is just going to cave in on me, but I stand up, dust of the pity and go on!  You only have one opportunity of making a success of life, use it!  It’s all about what you are doing now that counts.

Next step is to set up a Twitter account.  I am quite familiar with Facebook and use it for communicating with family and friends back in South Africa.

 Let hope creating the Twitter account goes smoothly!

Setting up my new blog

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Creating a Blog
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I had to do a little bit of reading before I could actually start on my new blog.  What helped me is the book Blogging For Dummies by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birle.  That was a great help. 

Reading through the book gave the feeling that Blogs are easy to set up and publish.  You need to have a goal for a good blog.  The goals are;

  • Setting goals for what you would like to achieve with your blog
  • the number of visitors you would like to attract a day and if you would you like your visitors to leave you comments.
  • One of the important aspects of a blog is to make use of good writing.
  • Be active on you blog and update the blog frequently (by updating your blog frequently it will be picked up on search engines for each post you add)
  • You need to interact with your reader.

All of the above seems pretty easy.  The only problem I am faced with now is, what am I going to blog about?