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FREE Baby Boomer Blogging Brain Stimulation Coloring Page

Sometimes your brain needs a little boost. So, it is helpful to take a few minutes, chill out and color. After you finish you will probably have some blogging ideas. Give it a try. Just click on the link below and you will get a FREE coloring page done by Ray Horner Jr. in a pdf format. It will print out .

Baby Boomer Brain Booster Coloring Page

 

Social Bookmarking And Blogging -Say What?Part 1 Get Ready For Reddit

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Social Bookmarking

What is Social Bookmarking?

Social bookmarking is an online service which allows bloggers to add, comment, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents. It is a critical tool to help pump up your search engine optimization. SEO)

Social bookmarking sites can make it easy for people to find blog sites and help you generate backlinks to your website. If you bookmark your website more in social bookmarking websites, you will get backlinks from each website. This results in a higher page rank for your webpage or website.

A backlink is a link from some other blog to another blog page or post. Backlink strategies have been an important part of online marketing for a long time now. They help improve your website’s traffic, rank, reputation, and even relationships. It is critical that you have quality content, with something valuable to say in order to earn your backlink.(Not anything that looks like spam or needs to be trashed.)

Join Social Bookmarking Sites

Please consider taking the time to join Social Bookmarking sites. I challenge you to try and join at least 20 sites before the end of the month. Let’s start with REDDIT

WIKIPEDIA states: As of February 2021, Reddit ranks as the 18th-most-visited website in the world and 7th most-visited website in the U.S., according to Alexa Internet About 42-49.3% of its user base comes from the United States, followed by the United Kingdom at 7.9-8.2% and Canada at 5.2-7.8%. 22 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 29 years, and 14 percent of U.S. adults aged 30 to 49 years, regularly use Reddit.

Please note the demographic. That means, my fellow babyboomer, that you should post stuff that the indicated age groups may feel is quality content. I personally feel that most of what we write about is “quality content” but must be perceived as such by others.

How Does Reddit Work?

As  with all the social bookmarking sites you must first register. With REDDIT you submit your content to the site such as links, text posts, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other members. Posts are organized by subject into user-created boards called “communities” or “subreddits”, which cover a variety of topics such as news, politics, religion, science, movies, video games, music, books, sports, fitness, cooking, pets, and image-sharing. Submissions with more up-votes appear towards the top of their subreddit and, if they receive enough up-votes, ultimately on the site’s front page. Despite strict rules prohibiting harassment, Reddit’s administrators have to moderate the communities and, on occasion, close them

Reddit suggests that you join at least 5 communities. Once you do you can create posts, videos etc and select which community you want your content to be seen in. The interface  is easy, very easy for this boomer to use.

As you begin this journey it is important that you document each site you join and keep a record of the passwords and the sites you join.

I decided to provide a FREE copy of the blog directory form for your use. Although it does not say social bookmarking, you can still use for that purpose.

Let’s make this happen.

Have You Been Blogging? If No, Time To Get Your Blogging Groove Back!

This crazy time has put more and more baby boomers online. Those of us who created blogs  many moons ago may have started blogging again. But so many of us have those blogs and got stuck in a rut. But now, more than ever, we should be sharing our voices, creations, ideas, griefs and joy.

Are you one of those baby boomers who blog? If yes, please share your last post as a comment to this post. And if you are a baby boomer with a blog that has not blogged the last 6 months or so, it is ok, still share your last post.

Even if you just write a few words to express how you have felt or experienced lately, it merits a blog post which may encouarge or empower someone else.

Lets get our blogging groove back!!!

Baby Boomer Bloggers You’ve Got to Get Up and MOVE

One of The greatest challenge I face blogging is getting up from the computer and stretching. It is easy to practice poor posture and strain my neck and back while engrossed on the computer. So I attempt to stretch and walk.

I find that walking really helps with blogging because then I have an opportunity to mull over blog posts ideas. In addition I might find a picture I can snap with my phone or small digital camera that becomes a dressing for a future blog post.

I may not be walking as fast and far as I used to but I am still a work in progress. Bottom line is I have to move it!

What are you doing to move your body even if it is just lifting your legs while at the computer?

 

Are Any of You Using The Blogger Platform for Some of Your Blogs?

The Blogger platform so often gets overlooked when setting up a blog for the first time or if you are a veteran blogger. Yet it is surprisingly simple and part of the Google family. I find that the platform has several advantages.

  1. Great if you want to have an easy way to add adsense to your blogging.
  2. Super if you want a pretty healthy choice of customizable theme
  3. Ideal for exploring a new niche topic area

 

I just set up a blog on vintage jewelry. Because I have a jewelry shop on Etsy I have a page link to the store. I also found a way to easily utilize my Ebay Affilate link. I am not going to add Adsense until I have more content on the site.

I am forced to post more content on this site because I need to be approved by Adsense and as I post more about vintage jewelry I AM LEARNING and keeping the good old grey matter working.

Do you have other reasons you like Blogger and what are the links to your Blogger Blogs?

 

 

Grief After Corona (AC)-Wisdom for Coping

I have decided to create a new time designation during this Corona virus pandemic. I refer do the old normal as “Before Corona”. The time during the quarantine is “During Corona” (DC). And references to our new normal will be “After Corona” (AC)

This is a power-packed professional discussion from a grief counselor for dealing with the profound impact of  grief “During Corona”.

This is only one article and I hope to share more. Click on the link below:

How to Navigate Grief, Loss, and a New Normal During COVID-19

 

New Blogs Need Nurturing and Old Blogs Need Healing

My hubby and I have several blogs. Some are new start ups and some are older. There is a tendency to get excited and devote more time to that infant blog. You want to stroke it feed it good food and share the vision for the future.

But what I am realizing is that the older blogs can get lost and broken when time is not given to them also. The older blogs need  plugin , them and version updates. Plus, if you have not been there in a while comments good and spammy might be waiting for you. So just like children and grand children we have to find a way to make time to heal the ones that are hurting and help the new ones to shine.

If this is not done we become bad parents. I have not been the best parent lately.  I have been involved with other projects and neglecting some of my older blogs. As I review some of them I have to decide if I should put them  up for adoption or let go of the url? That seems so harsh but if I am not going to keep them tuned up is that fair?

I want all my sites to have a hope for the future to help others with their purpose. So this year I am determined to work more on my older sites as well as the newer ones. How about you?

What Type of Blog Will You Create? 7 Powerful Tips That Start with “P” Shared by Rosie Horner

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series 7 "P''s for New Blog Ideas

 

If you want a copy of the book I mentioned you can use grab one on Amazon.

7 “P”s For New Blog Ideas -PURPOSE-Blogging Boomer Hooper

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series 7 "P''s for New Blog Ideas

 

Keep your Purpose in mind when you are deciding to blog for the first time or start a new blog.

From Baby Boomer Blog Post to Tips Booklets by Paulette Ensign

Have you ever thought about using your blog post contents for a booklet, a book, and dozens of other formats that can promote your business? That content can actually be sold as new revenue streams for a subject matter expert, starting with a manuscript of 52 how-to tips from your knowledge!

Just think of all the information you know as a Baby Boomer. You’ve gone through many chapters in your life, some directly related to your professional life and a whole lot related to what you’ve learned with your family, friends, other people who have traveled part of the journey with you who had nothing to do with your professional path. and experiences you’ve had in your own personal growth.

You know things that others do not, much in the same way others know things you do not. One of the biggest beliefs that often stop people is thinking “Well, doesn’t everyone know that? After all, it’s common sense.”
Does that sound familiar to you? Here is a simple example to make the point.

Cleaning your home and your clothing may be second nature to you, and something you can do well. Rest assured that is not the case with everyone. They simply never learned. So when you tell a mature Baby Boomer that a stain on a piece of clothing or the inside of a container can be cleaned with white vinegar, they may look at you in amazement. They never knew what you have known from an early age, no matter how knowledgeable or brilliant they are in any of a number of other topics.

So whether you do a tips booklet, use your tips as an outline to creating that book you’ve been saying you’ll write, licensing the how-to tips for all kinds of uses, or any other ways your how-to tips can help you and others, start today by writing the first ten tips. And then the next 10, and get all the way up to 52 tips a few at a time.

You’ll be ready to have them edited and learn about how to use them for marketing and making money!
And yes, we can help.

All the best in your Tips Products journey, and be sure to thank Rosie (as I am!) for helping to let you know about this.

Paulette Ensign
Click here if you are ready to start your Tips Booklet Journey.