How Do You Share Posts to Google+ Communities?

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Has anyone had success with sharing their posts with Google + Communities? People do it all the time. It should be obvious.

It isn’t to me.

I came across this article online Google + Communities Beginner’s Guide.

From that I learned, “At this time, Google+ prohibits you from sharing to multiple communities. Also, when you do choose to post to a community, you will not be able to share that same post through the public feed — meaning you’d have to post your content twice for it to show up in the community and in the public feed.”

A+ Book Review: The Picture of Dorian Gray

A+ Book Review Link Party

Classical Fiction

This is my pick for this week’s A+ Book Review Link Party. It’s easy to join this party. Simply write a review of one of 321,180 classic fiction book this week. Insert the A+ Book Reviews icon or simply put a link in the Just Write comment box. I’ll visit your link and feature some of my favorite reviews in next week’s post.


taken from an excellent review of the book –http://salmanlatif.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/the-picture-of-dorian-gray/

For a while, I got into a classic book craze. This is one of my favorites, and the Kindle version is free. Before I started writing my review, I decided to search the internet to find out what others said about  The Picture of Dorian Gray  by Oscar Wilde.

Journal Like a Pro: How To Choose Blogs to Visit

Part Two in a Three-Part Series

You CAN do this!
You CAN do this!

“I know how to visit blogs, silly Marsha.”

“I thought I did too, until I talked to Steve.”

“What does he know?”

“Steve read thousands of blogs as an editor at Technorati, so he knows about reading blogs.”

“I’m just killing time reading blogs on my reader.”

“I hear that! I killed tons of hours that way too. Do you have tons more hours to kill?”

“Well… Maybe not.”

Choosing Blogs to Visit

When I visit blogs and leave comments, I chose blogs to visit several ways:

A+ Book Review: The Glass Castle: A Memoir

A+ Book Review Link Party

Biographies & Memoirs

Amazon has 571,391 biographies and memoirs available. This is my pick for this week’s A+ Book Review Link Party. It’s easy to join this party. Simply write a review of a biography or memoir this week. Insert the A+ Book Reviews icon or simply put a link in the Just Write comment box. I’ll visit your link and feature some of my favorite reviews in next week’s post.

The Glass Castle

At #171, The Glass Castle had the highest Amazon rating of any non-fiction book I could find during my research of best-selling non-fiction. Over 1,600 people gave the book an average of 4.5 stars out of 5.

How To Create AND USE Your Own Blogging Journal

Part One In a Three-Part Series

You CAN do this!
You CAN do this!

Yes, I’m Harping about Journaling AGAIN!

It’s really your fault, you know.

“What? What did we do?”

You blog, and you followed me. Good choice!

Even though I am not going to be writing Transformational Blogging with my friend Steve Woods now, something GREAT came out of our time together.

Steve suggested that we could market our first product – a Transformational Blogging Journal. I took it to heart and started creating and using one. Guess what?

It transformed my blogging!

Moving to WordPress.Org? Where to Find Followers

Moving is always traumatic, isn’t it? You get used to where all your stuff is and how things work. After resisting for nearly four years, I finally took the plunge and moved to WordPress.org.

This is how I feel about moving.
This is how I feel about moving.

WordPress.org is supposed to be a lot better. You have the freedom to do what you want to do.

There’s only one problem.

You have to know a lot more about blogging and technology than I did. And I thought I knew a lot. The move did not come all at once. A few months ago I moved all my WordPress.com followers to my WordPress.org site.

How Do You Use Scheduling Services? Or Do You?

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When I started blogging, I felt so much pressure to post often. Buffer, Hoot Suite, and others offer a faster way to post to multiple social media. The easiest scheduling service to use though is WordPress.

I’m just curious. How many of you schedule your posts? What services do you use? Is it helpful for you?

 

One Fast Way to Connect MailChimp

My last post was a question about connecting Mail Chimp to my WordPress.org account and then using it.

Mail Chimp

Thank you to Janell at janellmithaniShe helped me out quite a bit. Most of my blogging friends had no luck or experience with it. Since I am managing a nonprofit website as well as my own, I needed to learn to campaign to market that organization.

BTW, there are no paid advertisements for any companies in this post.

Other than connecting Mail Chimp to my website, it has been very easy  OK to use.

Four Excellent Bambino Books for Pre-schoolers

Do you write children’s stories?

Picture books?

It’s hard! I dare you to try it!

I took a class to get better.

Here is the challenge: be… endearing, engaging, entertaining, didactic, clear, cute, and concise in 300 words. OR LESS!

The new books out there bowled me over with their cuteness. I quit. But you might be hardier than I am.

Class Recommendations

The Kissing Hand was the most touching of the books I found, but there were several others that I liked as well.

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How to Send Your Kindergartener Off To School

Is your child or grandchild going to school for the first time?

Does he or she cry a lot? Suffer from Separation Anxiety?

Do you have a picture book for every occasion?

You need this one. It’s classic.

Going to kindergarten can be traumatic – even for the child. This book has helped hundreds of thousands of kids go to school for the first time without tears. I can’t guarantee that it works for moms.

The Kissing Hand

Written in 1993, I missed it since I stopped teaching kindergarten in 1985, so it was new to me.