In this article I am going to give you some great articles on better blogging and better business that I have found interesting during the past week. Be sure to check both sets of articles, there is often relevant overlap.
1. One of the first things a blogger must do is decide on what her blog is going to look like. This article from Custom Fit Online gives ideas on web designers, themes and templates.
You can find serenity in learning that it can be really fun to create a family game. In most areas around the country, the new school year has either started or is about to start. At the same time, many families enjoyed the closeness and fun of the bonding and fun of summer vacation. One way to keep the fun going throughout the school year is to create a family game.
The great thing about a family game is that you do not have to create something with mass appeal. The only people who need to like the game are your family members. It also doesn’t have to be fancy. The game doesn’t even have to be creative or innovative. For example, if your family likes Monopoly. Get out your Monopoly board and some small post it pads. Change the names of the squares to names of places in your neighborhood, places your family has gone on vacation or things you want to do. Do that changes by writing the new names on post it paper and sticking it on the original board. This way when your family plays the game you are playing with memories and dream. The game becomes real, personal and a place to relive or create some great memories. More »
It is terrific to know that you can stop procrastination when you learn to push yourself. Procrastination is that thing that makes you put off doing things. Procrastination is that thing that makes you say, “I will do it tomorrow or the day after.” Procrastination kills process and productivity. In order to succeed, you must learn a way to push yourself to succeed. People who win the battle against procrastination and are leaders learn to push themselves to succeed. More »
It is magnificent to take action now while recognizing opportunity has a time and place. The idea behind take action now is that one starts doing something right now to accomplish a mission rather than waiting for some unknown date in the future. When you take action now, you seize the day and to put it simple, just do what you are supposed to do. It is important to take action now when action is required. There is a time and a place for everything and when action is not taken at the right time, there is a cost to be paid. More »
The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. I am the mother of four children. Three girls and one son. I call my son, “my son, my son, my golden one.” He has beautiful hopes and dreams for the future. When Barak Obama was first elected president my son said when he grew up, he would be president and Obama could be his vice president. In the years since his plans and life have remained lofty and good. My son is tall for his age. He is tall, intelligent, talkative and has a strong sense of right and wrong. He argues passionately to prove his points and to have his voice heard. In most contexts, these would all be wonderful things. But, this is 2014 in America and my son is a little black boy.
There are stories on the news almost every day about black on black crime. While those stories are scary, I don’t worry about them much. My son is a good boy. He is in school, does not commit crimes, and by all accounts has a bright and shining future. There are also stories on the news almost every day about black men and black boys who are shot and killed for doing nothing other than being black men and boys. These are the stories that terrify me.