You get and send hundreds of messages a day. From email to your car’s turn signal, are you a good communicator? It can be frustrating when you don’t feel understood. And poor communication can lead to conflict. So, how can you improve your ability to communicate?
Body language can say a lot about how a person feels. Make sure your body is sending the same message as your words. And learn how to use emoticons- They can substitute for body language in your written communication.
Welcome back to my blog once again today! I am back again to solve an issue that maybe occuring. I am not sure if this has been an issue for any other readers, but Stories From The Edge of Blindness & Monster In The Cookie Jar reached out to me because they could not find how to leave a reply on my blog post.
Just imagine how many comments have been waiting & wanting to be released here on my blog with no clue on how to actually leave a reply. So, I am here to help clear this up today. Here we go: Once you are on my initial page at To Inspire Us my first post for the month of February will be a 2018 February Blog Party. Place your cursor on the link to the blog post title on my initial page and it should become underlined for you to click.
Now click on the post! Once you read the post, scroll down towards the bottom of the post and you will first be able to share it on Facebook, Google +, Twitter or Pinterest etc.,. You will then see any related blog post & then BOOM……There is the Leave a Reply Box, enter you comment here section.
Anyone Is Invited To Promote Your Blogs and/or Post
Do you really know the purpose of a Blog Party? If not, Did you know your blog and/or a particular blog post of your choosing can be viewed by so many other readers. You are not forced to connect with other bloggers, but if you are New To Blogging! like myself then this is one way to promote yourself. If you are interesting in connecting with other bloggers in the community then you have been cordially invited to join this Blog Party in 2018. Allow your dedicated work to show by sharing ourselves in the blogosphere. Come on Let’s Have Some Fun!
I am so excited to share my 100 blog post from my first day here in the blogosphere to this one. I have done my best to be consistent as humanly possible, set several schedule to adhere to my lifestyle, have endured several writer’s blocks, and unsure of what readers would actually be looking for. I stop trying to figure any of this out & just simply decided to go with the Ms. Flo…LOL!
I started off wanting or just assuming I must post everyday & it would be a great idea but my 40 an hour work week comes along with sleep & many other life duties. I found out real quick that blogging takes time and an everyday schedule is a lot more serious than just picking me three or four days out of the week for consistency. However, I still feel fueled with fire to post daily & when that urge strikes I’m going for the gusto. Whatever the case maybe I am here and still thriving.
Now since my Home page/Archives has 302 views to date, why not offer the first 100 post all in one place: in a blog post. Please enjoy reading what you may have missed because they are archived. Today, I am sharing my first 100 post from Oct 20, 2017 when I was a newbie to Jan 30, 2018 which displays #100.
100 Blog Posts
New To Blogging! My intro as a newbie has received 73 views, 8 likes, & 5 comments
2018 New Year Blog Party36 views, 10 likes, 13 comments My party finally got some people…LOL! Drop by monthly I have some scheduled parties.
5 Readers to Follow on Friday’s I really love Follow Fridays. This first started as a weekly post, but I didn’t want to overwhelm the readers so I switched to bi-weekly. 33 views, 12 likes, & 1 comment
Let It Rip on Talk Tuesday’sI would like for us to meet right here on Tuesday’s because I will love to hear how you are doing today?This was a weekly post, but I will do my best to keep it at a bi-weekly rant session. 21 views, 9 likes, & 4 comments
10 Ideas About Followers That Really Work Getting followers to subscribe or follow your blog can sometimes be a little challenging. But by doing just the smallest things can make the biggest impact. Here’s 10 of them: Resource Credit: via link in post. 19 views, 7 likes & 8 comments
I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say because of you, I didn’t give up….Anonymous 18 views, 10 likes, & 2 comments
6 Basic Quick Tips For Goal SettingAnyone can set goals. It’s reaching them that’s the hard part. It’s important to set the bar at the right height for success and then follow through. My goals, even though I work most of them have never really been this detailed. I personally needed this for my grocery list goals. I hope you had you pen & paper ready to take notes. 18 views, 6 likes, & 9 comments
My Journey_As A New Blogger Today is a new day & it’s never too late to start on a new journey. Being new to blogging, I was so afraid to just jump out there! At this point, I inspired myself to just start because I have nothing else to lose (Literally). 18 views & 3 likes
500 (+) Top Hashtags for My LikesI want to thank the blogging community for being so supportive. I know everyday life schedules can be quite busy as well as hectic. So I wanted to give 500 #Hashtags for my 500 likes. Enjoy! I Love You All.
Let’s Have A Christmas Blog Party I questioned myself: Do these parties actually work? & if they did I knew I needed to give readers time to get warmed up to this newbie. Patience was key! This Party Starts Monday Dec. 11 @ 12:00AM & Ends on Monday Dec.25 @ 12:00AM. Party Poopers!
The Benefits of Scheduling My PostsWhen I started this blog I had no idea it would come this far. However, scheduling can be a task when you have a full-time job. There are also other things in life that can take place that you have no control over.
It’s Time For A Christmas Blog PartyHello Readers! Its Time To Party….It has been a month since I threw my first blog party and it was not a success. You must be NUTS……Throwing all these freaking parties & nobody is showing up!Keep It Up….I will…Shut DF Up! Who are you to tell me not to party?…..At least my decor was AMAZING…..LMAO!
How To Create Exposure To Explode Your Blog? I’m reblogging while on vacation so take advantage of this opportunity and leave me your link to share! If you feel so inclined you can share this post with your readers. I’ll Share Your Post…Click Here!!Resource Credits: via link post. I had no earthly idea what a reblog button was. I did the research & I don’t think my template supports it….SO I just shared it to my blog…YOU DEBBY DOWNERS!
Daily Inspirations To Inspire Us! 01.04 I thought these were a great idea for Inspiration on a daily basis…To this day I’m still not sure. What do you think? ”My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive……” THEY SHALL RESURFACE!
Confessions of a CougarThe goodest passion, is it true or not or are there really confessions of a cougar.I really think your old ass was beating around the bush with this…..Just ADMIT It….DAMN IT….Your antique ass likes legal tenders…..SMH!Mind Your Business.
4 New Twist On New Year’s Resolutions Making resolutions and setting goals for a new year are longstanding traditions. This is a fairly newer post, so far 10 views & 6 likes. It’s not as if the views, likes or comments are my main focus….I really think I needed to reassure myself that I am reaching people.
25 More Letters To Use If Plan A Didn’t WorkIf plan A didn’t work for you, the goal is to remember that there are 25 more letters in the alphabet that can be used to encourage your plans. I told myself this post eas a little over the top….OH WELL! After 9 views, 7 likes, & 3 comments….Who cares? I’m Winning. No your Not! WHAT? F#$* Boy….You Can’t Lower My Self-Esteem! I will continue to Post.
Thank-You! Thursday 12.28 “There are two words that, when spoken, have the most unfathomable power to completely change your life…..”
Twenty Nibblets That Were Nibbled Upon
61. The Epitome of Healing Believe it or not I wrote this so many years ago & it was posted on MySpace! Where is Tom?
67. It’s Time For A Christmas Blog Party Here “She” goes again on 12/20/2017…. What Do You Mean? Here “She” goes again….Yeah! It’s Me Once AGAIN…. It’s very simple:just comment what your blog is about & leave your link
70. Having A Blog Party Lets Celebrate A True NEWBIE, Not knowing what a Blog Party really entailed, so I attempted to throw it anyway. This was my first epic fail now that I look back. However, I was so excited to announce a 22 day milestone for me being a new blogger. It may not mean anything to you as a reader, but for me as a newbie it’s a small celebration. So I am celebrating these 20 likes as if I gained twenty new followers.
71. Daily Inspirations To Inspire Us! 01.05 Who are you to inspire people when your own luggage is heavy AF & you can’t even carry it? EXCUSE YOU! “You are confined only by the walls you build yourself……”
80. Is Change Affecting Your Life? Of course change will forever affect our lives, but it is up to us as individuals to embrace it. So abruptly; suddenly unexpectedly a change comes in our lives without any type of preparation or warning.
Are you looking to develop communication skills, maximize your time or simply feel better about yourself?Photo by Gerome Viavant on Unsplash
If you’re like most people, you have goals you want to achieve. Maybe you want to get better at something. Maybe you want to break a bad habit. There’s almost always an area where you can learn, grow and develop.Photo by Isaiah McClean on Unsplash
Self-improvement doesn’t have to be complicated. Consider some of these five simple tips:
Speaker Jim Rohn, said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Whether or not you believe this, negative people can bring you down. You’ll always have negative people in your life. But try to avoid them. Instead, surround yourself with positive, supportive people.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
Remember that most goals are good goals, they just need a little work! Start off small…Don’t overwhelm yourself with your goals!! After all, they are supposed to be good for you! If you do not make your set goal, it is not because you are a failure or you are not good enough. Use the opportunity as a learning experience to get up and try again. If something doesn’t work, it is not about trying again and again, but about DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT.
Do any of these sound familiar? Do these goals remind you of any goals you have set for yourself? Are these good goals to have? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then this article may be able to benefit you greatly.
How many times do you wake up, take a look in the mirror, and think “I hate being overweight!! I’m going to lose 50 pounds!!” Maybe you even say it out loud, or jot it down on a scrap of paper. But somehow, it just doesn’t happen. Why is setting goals and achieving them seem to be so challenging for so many of us? One very common reason is not having well-set goals.
Now, each of the goals above is laudable. But to have the highest chance of being accomplished, they could use a bit of work. Following is a set of qualifications for goals, a set of criteria to determine if what you’ve come up with are truly well-set goals.
Following these simple criteria will help you set goals that are more manageable and will give them a higher likelihood of being achieved.
For example, say you want to lose some weight. Let’s look at this goal compared to some sound criteria for good goal setting:
— Losing some weight can definitely be realistically met.
— Losing some weight is usually pretty easily attainable as well.
— RED FLAG!! This goal is not specific, or outlined with any detail. How much is “some” weight?
Ten pounds? Twenty? And lost within two weeks? Six months?
—Suggestion: I want to lose 20 lbs. in six months. = GREEN FLAG!
— This goal is stated in a positive form, as opposed to stating that you do not want to gain anymore weight.
— This one is up to you. All too often, we set goals that are so high they actually hinder us from meeting them. Take for instance, setting a goal of working out every day of the week may wind up being intimidating. Instead, making a goal to work out three days a week is much more manageable and much less overwhelming.
—RED FLAG!! This goal is not time-limited or measurable.
—Suggestion: I want to lose 10 lbs in three months and take two inches off my waist = GREEN FLAG!
Let this example guide you as you set your goals by making sure that, at a minimum, your goal meets the above criteria. Spend some time thinking about why a particular goal is desired and what it will mean to you. Losing weight, for example, will improve your appearance, give you more energy, raise your level of self-esteem and self confidence, lower your blood pressure, etc. Now that’s motivating!!!
Another important key is to write your goals down. Then break them down into manageable steps. Take time to review your goals frequently–some experts suggest reviewing them on a daily basis! This keeps you focused on achieving them, and helps you make better decisions about how to manage your time and priorities. Taking the time to set well-thought out goals can truly make a difference and set you well on your
way to achieving them and becoming more successful–at whatever you choose to do.
Making resolutions and setting goals for a new year are longstanding traditions. While great in theory, taking on new commitments just adds to your plate — and if you’re like many — your plate is probably overflowing already! So before increasing your to-do list for the upcoming year, how about getting rid of some items? Sometimes discarding is the best way to make a fresh start.
A major benefit of this approach is the psychological freedom you feel when you clear away those things that may stress you out, drag you down, and prevent you from moving ahead with gusto. As you shed unrealistic tasks, dormant projects, and accumulated clutter, you gain time and energy for the tasks you really want to take on. Here are a few ideas for cleaning things out and getting the new year off to a great start:
Do you save all your emails “just in case?” The new year is a perfect time for an Email Emptying Event! Delete unnecessary emails, and organize by creating folders to store those you truly need going forward. Another benefit – this will likely improve the speed of your computer.
At the office dump old papers, calendars, reminders, and other desk clutter that keep you from having an efficient workspace. At home, take on your closets, drawers, shelves and file cabinets. Having a clean space reduces stress and increases productivity.
Many find it hard to say “no,” and wind up being over-committed. Dust off the word “no” by replying to requests with an acknowledgment of all that is already on your plate. Recognize we all have limits — if not in energy — in time! Look critically at your workload at home and work, and if possible, shed one commitment you made under pressure. Practice saying a confident “no” to new requests for which you really don’t have the time or energy. This also creates the space for a “yes” to those things that truly energize you. So for every “discard,” you make room for all that reflects who you want to be in the new year!