Network marketing is the name of the game and I plan on winning and so can you. Sorry I have not been around here. I have been doing so many things. Things are happening that I just have not had the time to come to the blog. But let me give you a brief over view of what I have been doing.( me do a brief overview? oh well.) I have been network marketing the old fashion way. This means I have not been near the pc for days.( only to get numbers) I have been contacting people and going to meet and greets to connect with others and doing research about getting connected with others who share and who want to connect with others as I am doing. The internet is a great way to connect but you can’t just use that way to connect with others and build a relationship with them. Face to face must be done as well. and I gave my lap top to my son to use in Alaska to keep in touch. what I would give to have an IPad. I am going to save my money and get one next year. ( I have ads, and affiliate marketing and websites to pay for and build, ect) So it can’t be now. IPad they are great on the go and since I connected with the tweet thing. it would be helpful there too.
But let me say this first, I say and feel I am an introvert personality. I like doing a being alone, working on my projects, gardening, panting, reading, writing, pondering a situation. However I do like people and I like sharing and helping others see another way of doing things. Being an introvert kind of person it is hard or a little scary to connect with others in person. But I know I have to get out and share what I know and do what I like to do. Then you(I) have to get out of your(my) comfort zone and do something different.
I also just finished reading a new book called Quiet by Susan Cain. She gives and examines the psyche of both the introvert and the extroverts and shows examples of such people in history and how they fit in a society that sometimes overlooks the introvert and empowers the extrovert in our world. I like the book and I do see myself with in the pages and it did and does help me understand a few things and how to over come many situations. Check out the book it is a good read for the extrovert too.
Any way, back to the networking and getting out of my comfort zone. The thing about getting out and connecting with others tents to be fun and a challenge for my self. I am learning so many things about my self and others. I love to learn and I love life and I do like to meet others and hear their story, and to share things that I know. Remember you always are the teacher and the student. I will never call my self an expert about any thing even if I know it very well. For there is always someone who knows a little more than you. Then the case is to, (with me) that I always want to be a humble person and not pretentious. Not overly proud, sure I am proud of self but I am not the kind of person that calms to know every thing and not listen to what others have to say and I do want to value the things I learn from others. it is so important. I am not only about self but others as well.
To learn and grow is my life. To share it with others in my heart and in my spirit says it is the right thing to do. So I have been re-connecting with old friends from high school.( the picture above is me at high school age or close) They are great and they are doing so many interesting things. One girl I meet up with is making t-shirt and hats designs with bling and another is making jewelry and they are so wonderful. Great people and they are self employed a subject near and dear to my heart and the subject matter of this blog. The thing I like about networking or network marketing is how you meet others with the same or similar interest and growing your communication and presentation skills and working with others to make life better and to open the minds of others. To show how to do something a little different or to add this or that in the mix and what one can really do to start a business and finally to see how you can help them help themself. It is so rewarding when you see that light bulb go off in someones eyes!! Giving them the motivation and the insight of goals setting planning and things to work on together. It is a good thing! I do feel that helping others help themselves is also helping your self grow and learn and it rounds you out. Expands your thoughts. since I am also the frugal person I like things that are two-fold, or have dual functions. I sleep on a couch that converts to a bed. LOL or a table that is also a chair!
Learning how to sell your self or market your self is a learning curve that everyone needs in growing a successful business. in truth your life is selling your self, The interview, what you do how you do it and your goals and dreams and your education is your resume, in a verbal context. Well I see I did not do quick and short oh well, so I am off running. I have to do more of this networking and the bed is calling my name!! LOL. Just wanted to check in and let you know I thinking of you and this blog that I love so much. it too is networking and building connections and learning a craft. but at times you have to go where the people are to get things done and to build. So I would say get out in the street and share your self with others. and let them know what you do and how you go about it. and share a link and your presence online to connect in more ways than one. I always say that a person is not just one-sided, they have many sides. and it is a great way to show others who you are to build trust. yes the old fashion way mixed with the new or the right now way of doing a days worth of living. making worth more than just words but a life of giving self to others.
I have been working in my yard too. I will show pictures of it soon too. Gardening is something I love to do. The part that I really like is planting and seeing it grow but now that I have also mastered the lawn mower I will add that in too. but truthfully I like planting more. it fits my creative side more.
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I just love Pinterest, it is like looking in a big picture book or catalog and you are viewing it with others. So you get to see how your taste and style matches with others. It is fun in a wasteful time sort of way. It is sharing how you feel about the images you see. Wishful desires of what you want and what could be.
Now today or this evening I was reading another blog and the blog had this little note in it stating give credit where credit is due. That blog reminded me that I wanted to post this little warning about Pinterest that I heard while listening to a podcast that I go to often . It is also a practice that I do here or try to do. For example in a post I talked about downsizing the image I used there was from the Small house book by Jay Shafer. I gave credit there. I also really like this idea and one day would like to have or build one of the houses. Any way back to the podcast.
The message in the pod cast was this; beware of pinning other people images, art work and so on. You could be sued due to copy right issues. Now the Podcast does say that it is most likely not going to happen but you could find your self in a big group lawsuit over the issue. The point of view Pinterest has is that you dear piner take full responsibility over what you do. They are not going to take responsiblity over any thing that others repin or pin. so have fun doing the pins but take note of what you may be involved in.
Boy was that an eye opener to me about the site. So from the point that I heard this news I have stopped pinning and if I do I will pin some of my own pictures and images, and I will see if any of the other images are from the vendor for they want their items pinned and purchased. these are cool to repin.
I understand and agree that one should ask or find out if the image or item one wants to use should be use with the owner permission or see if it is open to share with others.
We on the internet may think that all items found online are fair game to use at will. But in truth it is not the case.
The term of open source comes to mind. Open source is a term used to let us know that the subject matter is free to redistribute and access. The concept of open source came about due to the very thing I have been talking about in this post free stuff to use from other as long as it is by consent by the original owner. An open source item most times does have a link back to the person who created it or who designed it.
It was started from the rise of the many who use the internet and wanted to have access to items on the internet. Groups/ individuals saw the need and the why to market these items for use and to share and get credit for the creation. In most cases it is ok to use items marked as open source. In some of my blogs and post and articles I also use infographic and they are designed most times to use and to share a concept with others so they too are open source items. I will in another post tell you about infographic.
I felt the need to let you know about Pinterest and to use it with caution. it is a great site and I love it, and will continue to use it. One must understand the principle of plagiarism and copyright infringement. Not every one wants to share their creations, and they do have that right. But we must take calculated risk and be concerned and considerate when using any thing online.
When I find out that I have done the deed, I myself try to go back and use my own stuff. t This is why sometimes you will see most images change here on some of the postings. I like you was not aware of not being able to use images at free will. Now I know now I change, that is also why I have a lot of picture of self here until I grow my own collection of images. Now concepts and thoughts some times are different. Every one at one point has the same thoughts and concepts, ideas. So some of these we can chalk up to; Great Minds think a like! So do share your thoughts ideas they are great it can also be considered a conformation that you too are great and good and you are not on an island of great ideas alone. who blogs you blog and so do I. Smile
I will not be real picky about other using my stuff as long as it is in good taste. With some other content you ask or give credit. That is fine by me.
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Hey, Here I am motivating my self again and remembering terms. So let’s jump right in to the subject.
So what is Branding? Well in a way I am doing that now with this blog. The American Marketing Association states that Branding is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature or thing that identifies something to one person or company or service that is distinctly different one from another person,product, service. Wow a mouth full! but I am going to go with that definition.
So my blog’s name is ConversCity. I am talking about things I could have named it TalkAbout, which would imply that this blog is about talking about something. Who knows maybe I will change the name. But I think I will wear ConversCity for a while to see how it goes with that name branding. But it still tells the viewer I am going to have or would like to have conversations about stuff.
Right now it is about self-employment online, next year it could be Franchising or later on this year it could be about writing articles for pay. It also says that I am not showing you how to be a dog walker or I am a bottle of coke,or can of Pepsi.(these are brands, good ones at best)
Now why is branding important to you. when in business you must have a way that people can know who you are and what you do or what kind of service you bring to the table. What you stand for and what you do. Once they get use to you and know you, it can build trust, and understanding and knowledge. These are all the things you will need to do business in the world online and off-line. Other examples of good branding. Avon, Coca Cola,the cancer campaign with its pink everything. With symbols it is the visual aid that identifies who you are and what you stand for, and what you sell what you are about. WordPress has its W. So think about finding and using a brand. It will lead people to you. and that if you are trusted is a good thing. It helps with advertising without you saying a word once you are known. Smile let’s see if I was shorter in my writing this time. peace.