Social Media, Branding & Owning 2016—Because EVERY Day is Game Day

I think Kristen Lamb published another one of her very educating and interesting blog posts which I think should be read, in particular by learning authors. Thank you, Kristen!

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Ah, I love this picture, namely because getting kicked in the face apparently is the only way I can get Angelina Jolie lips for FREE 😀 . Seriously, I found out yesterday that I am on the list to get my blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Most people who start Jiu Jitsu never get that far. They quit because, unlike other forms of martial arts, in Jiu Jitsu, you stay a white belt for a year and a half and most people can’t endure that long without the outside validation of “changing colors.”

For me? A broken nose, busted lip, three broken toes and a case of Shingles later?

HA! I AM STILL HERE!

Am I any good? Eh, who knows. See, a lot of being successful at anything really goes back to what we talked about not too long ago in the “real” odds of success. That…

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The Reason Why We Are Not Friends

Suzie speaks published an extraordinary blog post which I personally think is important to all of us who love their friends. I admire her writing and her efforts to explain her personal feelings in this article.

Suzie Speaks

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This hashtag has been trending on Twitter for several hours now and I’ve spent some time reading hundreds of responses. Some, as is to be expected, are funny (but not to be taken seriously)… Others, however, I found to be quite poignant, and in some ways, very relatable.

My friendships mean more to me than most things. I have friends from lots of areas of my life, from acquaintances that I know through others, to those who know my deepest, innermost thoughts and who have been with me through my happiest and darkest times. Some I have known for over twenty years, others I have met in the last year. A few are school, college friends or university friends, some are former colleagues, one or two I even met randomly while standing outside a pub having a cigarette. I will speak to some just four or five times a…

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December/January Writing Contests

Author Rachel Poli took the time once again to provide us with December and January writing contests. Thank you Rachel!! Your effort is greatly appreciated!

Rachel Poli

December January ContestsDecember 2015:

Type: Fiction (based on quote)
Hosted by: The Writer
Deadline: December 6, 2015
Entry Fee: $25

Type: The Power of Graditude
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Fiction, Poetry
Hosted by: Magic Oxygen
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $5

Type: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry (Theme: Portraits)
Hosted by: Art Ascent
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $10

January 2016:

Type: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Hosted by: Hourglass Literary Magazine
Deadline: January 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $8

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2016
Entry Fee: $22

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Dream Quest One
Deadline: January 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

*Please note that any contests are subject to change their deadlines or fees at any time. Please check their websites often to make sure I’m not giving you the wrong information. Remember, a lot can change in one month. Thank…

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