|photo by P.Lynne Designs-|
New Courthouse, Downtown Columbus
- Plan a topic for a blog (I STILL have 5 blogs)
- Write my thoughts in Ms Word. although there are other softwares out there, I enjoy the ease of Microsoft products, even though I do not always agree with the way the company handles things, which is often cold and a little underhanded, like Google and a couple more companies I can think of in the technology world.
- Edit what I wrote and research to make sure my facts are straight. This is a little backwards sometimes. If I am writing for someone else, I will write and research at the same time, but for me, I kind of get it backwards. This post is not one of those reseachy (is that a word, Google spell check hates it, I am leaving it), post.
- Finally, I place pictures and other things in it. I learned a valuable lesson last year. Always, always, always (how many times I have to say "always") document where you found the image, even it if came from your own camera/phone you pushed the button type image. Reason: R-E-S-P-E-C-T and authenticity. Respect for the person who took it (you may have to event ask permission to use said photo-more on that later), and you would want to someone to do the same for your images. As I grow more and more as a business person and artist, the less and less I want to just look in Google's library. I know this because of what the musician, Prince did for his own music. There is a post waiting on another blog, so you will either have to Google it or wait until I post my thoughts on the subject on royalties.
Finally, I leave you with this note: do not take your blessings for granted. You may or may not get to the point, where you say that you have made it, and that you have arrived, because there is always room to grow. Sure we all may want the latest and greatest gadgets, the best technology you can afford, but is it all worth it at the end of the day? I think that I can truly say that I have a ways to go and grow. I still need to do somethings that will mentally and physically prepare me for motherhood in her 50's. Most people tell me to stay where I am at, but they can only say it, because they have children, but I wish that they would for once see it from my point of view. I don't have a fur baby, which to me is a lot less work (no talk back from the unhappy charges, or paying for college tuition), but to others, it yields the same results, which is I am taking care of someone in addition to myself.