“Evening Desert” series presents Train! I’m sharing this info because history is my passion and railroad  — especially steam trains is high on the list of things my husband and I would love to cover.  Sort of our “bucket list.” If you live in the region, I welcome you and your family to an Evening Desert presentation made by Steve Roll and hosted by our Lucerne Valley Museum Association. We’ll have lig...

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Writing isn’t easy. Not the way writers work to perfect their craft. How many times have I heard: “I should write a book.” Or after someone read a book that didn’t satisfy them, they blurt out: “Aw, no way. I could write a better story than this.”   “It’s only when it comes to writing that eBook or blog post that it becomes apparent,” says Denise Mooney writing for Copywriters Collecti...

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The High Desert is no different than any other part of the nation when it comes to parenting, feeling the guilt trip of not being a Super Mom, and wondering if your kids have enough social interaction. We try to make sure our kids celebrate cake and ice cream at birthday parties out of the home. We even volunteer for fieldtrips if our school can afford them. Even in the urban regions, moms are being shamed into not offering enough entertainmen...

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Okay, so you’re reading the latest news on the plug-ins that will change your blogging experience for the best. You’ve made a good choice. You’ve searched the plug-ins by reputation or by title, thinking that they will be just what you want. At least that’s what the little blurb says. But what does that little piece of info really mean that is attached to your plug-in of choice? If you go to the web site link that is promoting the plug-in you ...

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It’s like, everyone who wants to be an actor goes to Hollywood. But what if you want to be a writer? Well, you can go to Hollywood, too. But that’s usually scriptwriters. There’s probably more scriptwriters hoping for the big break than there are actors. So where does a writer go to learn the ropes and get noticed?  Not sure. Source: icapturetheperiodpieces.tumblr.com via Blaire on Pinterest   Figure Out the Basics First  Wri...

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Guest  Article: In Marketing, One Size Does Not Fit All by C.J. Hayden, MCC Online at www.getclientsnow.com/not-one-size.htm  Imagine that you went shopping for a new shirt, and the salesperson presented you with a garment three sizes too big, saying, “This is one of our most popular colors.” Or showed you a shirt in a child’s size, telling you, “This style is new this season.” You’d probably think the sales...

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I ran into another person interested in blogging who also writes and wants to get more exposure. His name is Ron Lazenby and he creates Western short stories. He has two titles out now. Our families have lived in Lucerne Valley for over 30 years. We know a lot of people but not enough for his book to make great sales. We talked about the value of connecting to others on the Internet but beyond that he was a bit confused. You see he wants more ...

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Creativity is an elusive thing. It can help you visualize a concept for…let’s say… your business branding “look”, and can convey the type of style you embrace. Style, logos and sales materials, color concepts, tone, consistency and ethical business practices are all part of your branding. Not just one of these will brand your business. The word “branding” can be just as elusive for new businesses tryin...

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Join the newest trend in gaining more traffic for your blog with the arrival of regional blog membership.   Is a Blog Network For You?   High Desert Blogging Network is just what it sounds like. A network of bloggers in a close-knit region who love to blog and share, engage new customers for their businesses, and seek the advantage of a community to learn and grow. Membership in the network will provide cutting-edge information from ...

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It’s been awhile since I had an opportunity to give a well-defined facelift to my business web site. I at first suffered from the “old software isn’t supported anymore” syndrome. But on my way to learning how to convert my old pages to WordPress, I found the learning curve to be filled with landmines. I’m now making some substantial headway and as you may notice, I have some new pages and a newer theme to work in.

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Finding Time to Blog, Live Life, and Be a Parent

Flair For Blogging , High Desert / April 24, 2015
The High Desert is no different than any other part of the nation when it comes to parenting, feeling the guilt trip of not being a Super Mom, and wondering if your kids have enough social interaction. We try to make sure our kids celebrate cake and ice cream at birthday parties out of the home. We even volunteer for fieldtrips if our school can afford them. Even in the urban regions, moms are being shamed into not offering enough entertainment and sports-building/team building activities for the enrichment of their children. I hear that piano lessons, band, soccer, ballet, and art appreciation isn’t enough for one child? When do the kids do their homework? When do you get some sleep? When can you blog? This trend, as I am reading from Mom Blogs and feedback from other “Warrior Writer” Moms who are battling the same s...

Bloggers Devote Time to Market, too

I ran into another person interested in blogging who also writes and wants to get more exposure. His name is Ron Lazenby and he creates Western short stories. He has two titles out now. Our families have lived in Lucerne Valley for over 30 years. We know a lot of people but not enough for his book to make great sales. We talked about the value of connecting to others on the Internet but beyond that he was a bit confused. You see he wants more sales and to share his love of writing Westerns like me but he’s not sure how it all works. We talked about the growing trend in blogging. Sure, he can go to book fairs and events where he’ll get some exposure. It’s what many authors do. After I explained what blogging was, his eyes lit up. I think I have a new convert! Source: 71toes.blogspot.com via Stacie on Pinterest   H...

High Desert’s Newest Blogging Network Launches Feb. 11th

Join the newest trend in gaining more traffic for your blog with the arrival of regional blog membership.   Is a Blog Network For You?   High Desert Blogging Network is just what it sounds like. A network of bloggers in a close-knit region who love to blog and share, engage new customers for their businesses, and seek the advantage of a community to learn and grow. Membership in the network will provide cutting-edge information from noted blogger and mentor Bill Belew while generating more readers, more interest, and ultimately more traffic. All members gain the advantage of all traffic-generating strategies. Do you find reading and studying the latest traffic boosters just don’t make sense or are hard to manage? Do the tips and techniques leave your head in a spin? Here at High Desert Blogging Network, you’ll lea...

My New Look for A Flair For Words

It’s been awhile since I had an opportunity to give a well-defined facelift to my business web site. I at first suffered from the “old software isn’t supported anymore” syndrome. But on my way to learning how to convert my old pages to WordPress, I found the learning curve to be filled with landmines. I’m now making some substantial headway and as you may notice, I have some new pages and a newer theme to work in.

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Finding Time to Blog, Live Life, and Be a Parent
Flair For Blogging , High Desert / April 24, 2015

The High Desert is no different than any other part of the nation when it comes to parenting, feeling the guilt trip of not being a Super Mom, and wondering if your kids have enough social interaction. We try to make sure our kids celebrate cake and ice cream at birthday parties out of the home. We even volunteer for fieldtrips if our school can afford them. Even in the urban regions, moms are being shamed into not offering enough en...