Jocelyn ‘Toolie’ Garner, will be a guest blogger for a series of posts for the next couple of days. The name of the series is
10 Top Ten Reasons to Manage Your Own Websites and Blogs. A series is great for blogging because it gives your reader a reason to come back to your blog each day. (Or any other time you specify.) Hopefully your guest blogger will introduce their own style and engage your reader with stories, and great fresh exciting content.
A good time to have a guest blogger do a series is when n you are tied up with another project or just need to give your readers a new voice. Remember we are talking about” blog food” so consider your guest blogger as a guest chef serving great dishes of well balanced meals to your readers.
I must also note that if and only IF you have faith in the products or services your guest blogger provides you can endorse and encourage your readers to invest in them. I have and still learn a lot from Toolie so I will endorse her learning tools.
P.S As blog owners it is ok if you add your affiliate link , if your guest blogger has one, to your post. So, I encourage you to consider this recipe as part of your blog food menu.
Now, normally when you post a series you do one(1) post every 24 hours. However, I may break the rule. So, you see an additional segment of her excellent series less than 24 hours apart. But, I am very excited about these posts and just want you to have them quickly. So, I suggest you place your email in the subscription box on this site so you will know when I have posted
Top Ten Reasons to Manage Your Own Websites and Blogs:
Reason 10: It’s One Less Thing to Be Afraid Of…
In 1991, I was laid off from a job in a new career with only 18
months’ experience. I was devastated emotionally, psychologically, and
financially. My marriage had ended just 2 years before and I was
getting back on my feet from that when I lost my job. McAlister and I
had been together only a few months when this happened, and after
seeing me sob and moan day after day, he finally turned to me,
exasperated, and said, “You’re just out of a job, you’re not out of
talent.” He was right, of course. I was letting my fear paralyze my
When I came out the other side of that experience (still not
understanding why I was meant to endure it), I finally came to the
conclusion that having been through it, I was in a position to no
longer be afraid of difficult economic times in the future. I wasn’t
wishing difficulties on myself or anyone else, but I didn’t have to be
afraid of them because I now knew what to do.
There are a lot of frightened people in a similar situation right now,
especially entrepreneurs. We often live “promotion to promotion”
anyway (instead of paycheck to paycheck), and if we had staff, we
might have had to let them go. Now we have to do some of that work
ourselves, and much of it involves wrangling our websites and blogs to
Our websites and blogs are our lifelines to future income. Without a
solid understanding and skills to operate them, we’re forever stymied
and frustrated because we let our fear of web technology govern our
actions. The good news is that having an effective website doesn’t
mean you have to learn everything there is to know about HTML and
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). There is a reasonable subset of
information that will get you about 80% of the way, and the rest you
can learn only IF and WHEN you need it. It’s your chance for a sense
of empowerment, of having one less thing to be afraid of…!
And I’ll be here to show you want you need to learn to make it work.
Jocelyn ‘Toolie’ Garner