My Social Media Links

If you currently do not utilize the free social media services I would encourage you to rethink your strategy.  It’s not only a great way to connect, but search engines give your page more credibility-SEO.  So here are mine, just click on the link in red and it will take you straight off to my pages:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Dose of Goodness – 4/26

Flying Through Water!

Flying Through Water

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Yesterday I was scrolling through facebook when I came across a shared video that I fell in love with. I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to pass it on to all of you. It’s a short video of

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Stop Waiting For Life To Happen

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You Won’t Believe What I Found While Cleaning My Bag

One More Shot Please!

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Hello blogger friends! I hope everyone has been having a great week so far. I used a YouTube video as an excuse to clean out my bag. Don’t judge me 🙈
Is it just me or do you have a lot of trash at the bottom of your bag too? Comment below some of the most interesting things you’ve found! Subscribe and like please!

Follow me on Instagram @rafafarihah for fun updates on my life and clumsy moments you won’t want to miss.

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Bipolar, Ugh!

Advocate For Mental Illness!

Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Your Numbers Might Change, But the Work Stays the Same

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One fact about blogging that does not change-regardless of follower numbers-is the work.  I am still doing today what I did 2 1/2 years ago.  I’m still using the same basic tactics Jason over at Harsh Reality began teaching me way back when.  I still visit other pages (although not as often as I would prefer), I still respond promptly to comments, I still interact and treat WordPress just as I do the other social media sites.  I still hustle and I still challenge and push myself.  Getting 2,000+ views per day isn’t some magical occurrence that just happens one day.  And it isn’t what I thought it would be.

I recall the first time I received 100 views in a day-I thought it was the most amazing thing.  Then I remember the first time I received 1,000-it was the same feeling.  I also recall the first time I received 5,000 views in a day-same feeling.  Do you see what I’m getting at?  The benchmarks are amazing, but it still left me wanting more.  And stat numbers are great, but the results are relative.  Each benchmark changes which proves how dynamic and fluid blogging really can be.  With all the growth, I am still doing the same basics now that I did when I had 400 followers.

So what’s my point you might ask?

Your numbers might change, but the work stays the same.  Engage, interact, read, LIKE, Follow, be a social media champion, use StumbleUpon, use Flipboard and always be on the look out for new and creative ways to promote yourself. For instance, I have recently begun to dabble it Facebook advertising for my FB blog page. Not sure where it will lead, but it is something I always wanted to do so I’m doing it.  I also recently (December) branched out to YouTube-the future of the internet-to help grow my reach.

I think it is easy to look at other’s and have blog envy and I’ll admit that I did and sometimes still do.  The fallacy that existed in my mind was that when I achieved a certain number of followers, then I would be content; I would have arrived.  The truth is that growth happens so slowly that I realize I’ll never be content-even when I hit 100,000 followers.  I still have to respond to comments.  I still have to read other blogs.  I still LIKE and follow.  I still engage on a real level.  I still give back to the community.

Your number might change, but the work stays the same.  As Jason says “You just gotta keep on grinding man.”