Sharing is Caring

We’ve all heard that little phrase at one point or another. The speaker could have been talking about our toys, our school supplies, or any number of other things that can be shared. Sharing is a good thing!

When it comes to blogs, sharing can be vital to our success as a blogger. After all, we want new readers to find and follow our blog. Relying on search engines isn’t going to get you very far.

Sharing isn’t going to replace searches but it can bring you more exposure. Across the bottom of most blog posts is a line of buttons that are a quick way to share the post. As a blogger, I include them but never really looked at the resulting stats.

Unexpected!

The other day I took a look at my sharing stats. Imagine my surprise when I saw that my blog has been shared a whopping 10,000+ times on WhatsApp! So thank you folks, that’s an avenue of sharing I never thought of!

Small Space Decorating-Kitchen Edition

While you are looking for ways to express yourself in your home, don’t forget about the kitchen!

The intention of this photo was to focus on my Christmas table setting. But it also shows my undecorated kitchen, kinda bland and boring. From this view you see nothing of my personality.

Enter just a little bit of remodeling.

Recently my husband offered me the chance to get some new kitchen appliances and linens. Now, he screwed the hooks in but you could easily use Command Hooks instead. The small hooks close to the trim are used to hold lights during the Christmas holiday season.

In search of more room in our house, my husband built me a pegboard to hang my pots on. A little bit of painting and Ta-Da!

The blue pans are a recent addition since I love the color blue.

This kitchen island was purchased from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore shop. Again, a little bit of painting and things are looking much brighter!

My last decorating change was colorful coffee mugs. All of which I found at Amazon.

The Devil’s in the Details

What is about a book series that keeps you interested and coming back for more? Before you give me a quick answer, stop and think harder about it. Yes, the characters, the relationships, the action, all that will play a huge part in whether you read more than the first few chapters.

There’s been more than one highly rated book series that I’ve tried but just couldn’t keep interested in. Honestly, I’ve always wondered why I didn’t like the classics more than I do. I kept coming back to the question of “Why?”

Recently my husband and I started buying the complete series on DVD of several TV series that are no longer available any other way. It took watching a couple of the ones from the 1970’s for the reason to dawn on me.

When you contrast those shows with some of today’s shows, the sheer amount of detail just jumps out at you. Rather than using studio sets for the indoor shots, they would shoot in actual places. That gives you a much more realistic feeling.

In the same way, it’s the details of the story that makes it so much more enjoyable. It’s the difference between filming on the studio backlot where everything is carefully staged and filming on a city street.

So, if you’re the writer, please include the details! As a reader, we need to let the authors know we appreciate their efforts!
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