Sunday, August 18, 2013

Wake Up Call and Refocus...

So I just had a tremendous wake up call this week. 

I love this quotation from French writer, Andre Gide.
Came across it recently, and it speaks to me. 

This website is undergoing a transition. I don’t know what, how or where, but I’ll keep you posted. (Hint: join my newsletter to be the first to know.)

My posts will be less frequent, maybe only a couple of times this month or next month. 

After listening to Jon Morrow's webinar on launching a blog, I realized I am doing something wrong. Ouch. It was the same webinar I had listened to in January or December. Ouch. Same message. Ouch. I'm not willing to pay the hefty price to take his intensive training, but will do my best to apply his message. 

I will be focusing on making a Facebook page for this site, revamping some older posts, doing better descriptions, doing more guest blogging, refining my newsletter, redoing my Etsy store, redoing Pinterest (they have a nasty copyright violation policy which affects everyone), and doing some deep inner work.  Plus I never got around to accepting four Liebster Blog awards from April and I want to do that (This also requires answering some questions). 

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In the meantime, feel free to visit some of my favorite posts…

A to Z Challenge - Exploring the cultural icons of Hawaii, and debunking them! Grass shacks! Bah! Grass skirts! Bah! Coconut bras! Bah! 26 posts in 26 days from A to Z. 

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  1. Sounds good! Everyone needs to take a step back and assess how things are going, sometimes.

  2. Thanks Tamara. It was an important break even though I didn't do anything I planned during the break!


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