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Saturday, June 21, 2014

well I could...or then maybe again...Ho Hum!!!

This is just one of those days where I have no idea what to write about. Does that ever happen to you? I woke up early. I drug my sorry self out of bed. I made it up really fast so I wouldn't be tempted to climb back in.


I went to a few yard sales. Ho Hum!!!!

The sun is shining. The birds are singing. Ho Hum!!!

There must be something mind boggling I can tell you. Hmmmm!!


I talked to my daughter for three hours on the phone last night. We usually do that once a month or so. We spent a long time talking about social media and finding your niche. We specifically talked about Instagram and its importance in promotion. I joined Instagram and I have posted a few photos, but I haven't explored it at all. I don't really know all of the ins and outs, but apparently it is great for business. Do you use Instagram? I guess I need to really look at it more closely and see if it is something that will attract more readers to my blog and more buyers to my Etsy shop. This is what I do for a living and I need to work harder on my brand. I think it is sort of about teaching an old dog new tricks. 


I have pretty much given up on Facebook. I am not going to pay them to allow my followers to see my posts. Too many other options. I do have a lot of followers on twitter, but I am not really into chatting with people on there. Just has never seemed to be my thing. 

We also talked about Pinterest. I have been working more on Pinterest, but I haven't quite figured out how to really brand myself there either. SIGH!!!

I guess what I really need to do is get to work, and I definitely have to set more boundaries with my family when I am working. (My mom thinks I am deceased if I don't answer the phone) They don't seem to understand that I can't always just drop everything to do something with them in the middle of the day.


Yes, the sun is shining and the birds are singing. That means it is a good day for me to take some photos for my blog and shop. Maybe I will put some of them on Instagram. I would love to have you follow me here. If you are on Instagram, let me know. I would love to follow you back. 

Well see, I did find something to talk about. No more Ho Humming for me today.

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26 comments:

  1. sometimes when we think we have the least to say we say the most! I do not belong to facebook, twitter or instagram, I am in the Prehistoric period, lol I don't even have a cell phone!

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    1. I would be happy to go back to the prehistoric age for many things, but as I make my living off of the internet I can't really do that. I envy your simple life, though, Laurie. :)

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  2. Hi Laura, I'm already following you on Instagram, and Pinterest...yes it's a bit of a learning curve for any of this, but you know...it's fun, and it will help you build your market.

    Have a great day taking those photos.

    Jen

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    1. I know, I will just have to set aside more time to work on it :)

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  3. Laura, I loved all you photos. I wish you luck getting what you want. I do not understand any of those mediums. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. I do have to admit that it all makes my head spin sometimes :)

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  4. See? You really did have something to say! I think it would be hard for me to come up with something everyday though. That's why I blog on average 3 days a week or every other day. I have not started using instagram. I do use facebook though. They don't charge me. I don't know why you're being chargeId! I haven't heard of people being charged to use it. Isn't it supposed to be free??

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    1. They don't charge you for your personal page, but in order for your posts to go out to all of your followers on your business page you have to pay to promote them. :)

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  5. I am enjoying instagram so far, but it seems less connected to my blog than twitter. I'll figure it out :-)
    I am following you on IG now!

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    1. Thank you, Vicki. I just followed you back. I guess for each of us we just have to figure out what works best.

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  6. I love your pretties. I'm not a fan of facebook. I've had my feelings hurt too much. People can be mean, but I love Instagram because I can see just photos and that's all I look at. I am only friends with my children so I can see the photos of the Grand babies

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    1. i got on Instagram so I could see photos of my grandchildren and it is definitely worth it just for that.:)

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  7. I am trying to find my way around pinterest and not having much luck. Your photos are lovely today!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I have a better time finding my way around Pinterest than Instagram, but I guess it is a learning process. :)

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  8. Love Pinterest, hate the rest. Don't even know what exactly Instagram is, so doubt I'll ever use it.
    Brenda

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    1. Instagram is where you share your own photos, but you have to have a smart phone to use it. :)

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  9. Beautiful pictures. I think you have some really good points about life in all it greatness.........or its flaws. It's a journey for sure. HUGS

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  10. I don't have a smart phone, so that settles it for me! I'm not on Facebook either and I use Pinterest only to store my inspiration pictures... Maybe I'm just out of it all?

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    1. I think you are probably very wise not to get caught up in all of it, Magali :)

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  11. when you are a one woman show, like I am, with a selling website and brick and mortar, how in the world do you keep up with all the social media. Keeping up my blog and facebooking is about all I can handle. I haven't even ventured into Instagram. :) You always have something fun to say Laura. :)

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    1. I completely understand, Lynn. I do all of the same things you do. It gets to be nerve wracking for sure. I have to go this morning and clean up my booth. I know it will be a mess after the weekend. Not enough hours in the day :)

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  12. This whole technology thing is hard to figure out. I am a member of instagram but never use it.

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    1. It is hard to figure out, Katie. I wish I lived closer to my daughters so they could help more :)

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  13. Beautiful flower shots, Laura. I love tip toeing through Pinterest but have to limit time spent there. Don't do Instagram. Hope you have a nice week. Your bed looks comfy. Susan

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