How It's Going

Morning everyone! I am really trying to have a good one because today makes one month exactly since my surgery…however, I got up this morning with that gaggy feeling in my throat again and I can only assume it’s because I overdid it at the computer yesterday. I worked hard at finding a potential client on Upwork, making sure my profile was tight and correct and then writing a proposal to try and get the contract with the client. Wish me luck!!

I’m also hanging out my shingle as an editor after taking another course on Udemy-they have been having a fantastic sale and you can get classes on just about anything right now as low as $10.99! this is also where I got started with learning copywriting (writing content for the web) a few years ago.

Anyone who follows me here and on Facebook needs to also be aware, if you got that stupid video attachment in a message from me, I did not send it, I was hacked and had to change my password, delete Messenger and re-install it!!! So sorry if it got on your computer-do not open it!

A few of my friends have checked in on me today and other than feeling weird today, my recovery has been going well, I was discharged from home PT yesterday and will be set up soon for outside PT, which will be nice because they do modalities like deep heat and massage (hopefully)!

I’m also happy to report the ringing in my ears is still there but seems somehow quieter if that makes any sense. I will continue to use the Helichrysum Oil Blend and see if it ends it completely. 🙂

I may even venture out to Sprouts or the Sunflower Shoppe today because I am completely out of Oregano essential oil and that simply will not do!! I rely on that oil especially,  during cold/flu season.  My brother has become such a believer in it he has been turning on all of his friends to this fantastic oil! I think he still uses it the not-so-tasty way by adding it to hot tea or something but I prefer to add a drop to my morning spoon of coconut oil that I then do my oil pulling routine with. It keeps the doctor away better than an apple a day.

I would use less than this lol

 

Have a  wonderful weekend everyone and try and stay warm, peace out from the patio! 😊

 

 

 

 

Rhyme, Rhythm, and My Love of Hard Rock Music

So I’m supposed to create a post using the daily prompt you say? How about I talk about rhyme, rhythm, and my love for hard rock music that has been a part of my life since I was about twelve years old.

Actually, I’ve been singing since before I could talk, alone, in a group, with friends…it doesn’t matter, just give me a few notes, some words that rhyme and a heavy, hard rock beat and I have all the ingredients I need to fulfill my soul and make me one happy girl.

Who are some bands and groups that provide good rhymes in my genre of music you might ask? My real love affair started with groups like Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin and simply got stronger and harder over the years. Now my tastes are fed by groups such as Korn (no pun intended), Theory of a Deadman, Breaking Benjamin and so much more that I would be here all day trying to name them.

What is my favorite place to hear such music? Well, mainly in my car, on a satellite station called Octane, one of the Sirius/XM channels, and now there is a new one that takes me a few years back but provides me with that hard, driving beat I love so much and groups that actually SING instead of SCREAM the music called Turbo. They play more of a sustained, rhythmic kind of rock featuring groups like Puddle of Mud, Alice in Chains and Foo Fighters who play music that not only rhymes but provides the kind of beat you might actually be able to dance to.

Check out one of my favorite bands singing This Probably Won’t End Well:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! That’s all for today’s prompt, let me get back to my Crowd Content jobs and my Udemy class with Nick Usborne, an Aussie who really knows how to teach copywriting skills and make it fun and interesting. Have a great day everyone!

 

What's With This Weird Weather?

It’s August in Texas, the rain has been coming down since sometime before the sun came up and the temperature is 72 degrees currently. What the what??? This is NOT our typical summer day, in fact, I can’t remember a time when it was cool and rainy on the second day of August, however, I’m sure there’s a weatherman out there who would dispute my sketchy memory.

I took a pic out in the backyard and it looks more like a fall day than the dog days of summer, but hey, I’ll take it! I’m sure we will be back to sweltering soon.

A gloomy but cooler day

 

Yesterday I took yet another course, this one from Udemy since it was an offer I couldn’t refuse, $10 for a course on how to write White Papers. (Normally $90) Now, I don’t know about you guys that are writers, but I’m not crazy about the prospect of crafting an 8-10 White Paper, especially if it’s a technical one, but then I read how much you can make and I decided…ok!

The cool thing is, they are different than any other job a copywriter does in that you get to become an “expert” on a subject you know nothing about sometimes. Therefore, they are the most interesting of all our projects. Yesterday, for the exercise the course asks you to do, I had to do research on how companies profit by the use of mini-videos. I learned a lot but realized I knew a lot too, due to the rabid popularity of U-Tube and Instagram videos, not to mention the crazy 6-minute “vine” videos you sometimes see on Facebook. Business   owners are realizing the huge potential of marketing this way, according to studies, and that was what my project was about.

I have not yet completed it because I am waiting for feedback on a question I asked the instructer. Unfortunately, my favorite teacher at Udemy passed away, you still get the course delivered by him since it was previously recorded, but now his mentor answers your questions. His name was Len Smith and he had this wonderful English accent and such a unique way of teaching, I will miss him dearly. That was my third course on a copywriting subject that I’ve taken with him as the instructer.

The next thing I did was to join Crowd Content and apply for some jobs writing and editing. I sent off my first submissions and now I have to wait until they are approved by the staff. Say a prayer please that I am accepted, then I can start bringing in a little bit of income for my writing. Thank you ahead of time!

Well, I’m off to take my Dad for his check-up with his cardiologist, following that brief hospital stay a few weeks ago. I’m sure he is fit as a fiddle now, but he likes to hear it from the horse’s mouth. I will keep you all updated, if you have any questions about anything I’ve talked about here, let me know in the comments.