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Just be you

Posted in Christianity / Spirituality, nothingness blawgalishness, twitter on January 31, 2009 by Carole Hicks

It sounds cliche but these last few weeks I’ve learned the wisdom in “just being me”. When I originally began my journey (or shall we call it an experiment?) on Twitter, I didn’t want to be perceived as one more person jumping on the “social media expertise” bandwagon. I purposely downplayed the business side of my skillsets and described myself on twitter like so: “Christ-follower. I love biking, blogging and baking.” The three B’s are supposed to be kind of funny because they all start with B. Yes, I know my sense of humor is weird.

Lately, I’ve received several inquiries from some rather influential and successful people via twitter. I asked one of these people “what attracted you to click through to learn more about me from twitter to my blog”. His answer totally shocked me. He said: “I was interested in learning more about you because you love to bake.”

My takeaway this week is to revel in your uniqueness. Just be who you are. And to repeat a phrase I heard eons ago, but it still works today “God didn’t make no junk”. Word.


What do Curtis Estridge and Liz Strauss have in common?

Posted in get your house in order, Goal setting / list making, nothingness blawgalishness, Organize, twitter, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 29, 2009 by Carole Hicks

What do Curtis Estridge and Liz Strauss have in common?

Answer: They both rock.

I hired Curtis to give my blog a professional facelift. He created this awesome header using motorcycle pipes and colored pencils (because my readers are so intelligent I will not explain the symbolism!). I met Liz Strauss on Twitter and to my surprise she actually talked to me and asked if I would be interested in some web-blog tweaking. Her comments were eXtremely mega-helpful. Read about it on her blog. You’ll see some before and after pics of my blog layout. I couldn’t be happier with the improvements.

By the way, Curtis Estridge and his partner, Gerrard Wise, are both graduates of the school of advertising art in Kettering/Dayton, Ohio.

Curtis was awesome to work with. He spent almost a day at my house tweaking my site and making it beautiful. His fees are very affordable and he is reliable, honest, dependable and everything else you’d want in a designer/artist!

Not afraid to admit when I’m wrong

Posted in nothingness blawgalishness, twitter with tags on January 24, 2009 by Carole Hicks

My view on twitter and followers is changing by the day or maybe by the hour. Whereas a few days ago I was stoked about the high number of followers, it was because I was actively following others in hopes they’d follow me back so my numbers would rise.

I was wrong.

Who you follow (doh! just like real life) makes all the difference in the world. My new take on this is be choosy about who you follow on Twitter. Don’t be concerned about your numbers. Relax.

I tend to learn my most valuable lessons by making mistakes.

So, follow me, if you dare.

Randomness and Twitter Counts

Posted in nothingness blawgalishness, Organize, twitter on January 22, 2009 by Carole Hicks

Funny the difference a day can make. At the risk of you all referring to my as “Sybil”, I think I am changing my entire stance on “quality vs quantity” on Twitter. Now that I’m inching very close to 1,000 followers, I am also beginning to delete some of MLM peeps and snake-oil salesmen. Having said that, there is something wonderful about enjoying the randomness of meeting all kinds of people from all over the world, with all kinds of viewpoints and backgrounds. This is all still so new to me that I’m enjoying discovering as I go. (Note to self: find out what Tweetdeck is.)

Tip #7 – consult with others to find solutions

Posted in Goal setting / list making, nothingness blawgalishness, Organize with tags , , , on January 19, 2009 by Carole Hicks

If you find yourself stuck in trying to come upon a solution to a situation or problem, throw out the problem/situation to your network of friends and solicit their advice.  For example, I’ve been stuck trying to find a tagline for this blog.  I’m thinking BEAUTY FROM CHAOS, but I would like some outside comments to come up with just the right solution.  What do you think?

The Harley is gathering dust now…November blah

Posted in Home / Husband / Married Life, Motorcycle / Trips, nothingness blawgalishness on November 15, 2008 by Carole Hicks

Here it is…November.  The bike is in the garage gathering dust.  On a happier note, I just put up the fake-o Christmas tree tonight and it is beautiful.  I’m going to wait until the girls arrive next week and decorate it with them…our tradition.pa040076

Did I totally miss October?

Posted in nothingness blawgalishness on November 15, 2008 by Carole Hicks

Dear blog, I totally miss you.  It appears I haven’t visited you or written in you in over an entire month!  Surely something in October was worthy of blogging about.  If you are jealous and suspicious, you should be.  I have a new bff and her name is facebook.  I am so sorry.  I vow to spend more time with you.  You know I love you.  OMG…what am I doing??????  Am I talking to myself or what?  Insanity-R-us.