Monday, September 21, 2020

Saying Goodbye


Note:  Another version of this blog post is under The Writing Cove. This was intentional to introduce the new blog to the community.  This blog will be up until further notice so that if a reader wants to read the old posts, they can.  A link to this blog will also be listed on The Writing Cove.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me and My Ambiance Life since 2012 when it began as My Blessed Life.  I am looking forward to writing in The Writing Cove for many years to come and seeing where God will take me on this part of my journey through life.

“Write what you know” has been the motto of this blog.  I often found myself dealing in the heart of controversy on this blog.  It does not matter if:

  • I am teaching you how to write
  • What to write
  • Where to write (journaling)
  • Planning your writings
  • Or speaking your truth

It is in here.

Last night, as I started preparing for the start of “The Writing Cove” over on Godaddy (details later in this post), I realize that I am starting a whole new chapter for this blog.  I looked back on some of the posts I have written here on Blogger, and there were some posts where I clapped in delight, while others, I asked myself, “what the heck was I thinking when I wrote this?” (kindly add your own “h” word where heck lies, LOL).  I gave you all, my sad times, my happy times, times where I wanted to be the teacher, and lastly, where I wanted you to teach me. I have and always will claim that I do not have all the answers, but I am trying.

I have hinted to you for years how dissatisfied I was with Blogger and its limitations for growth.  This seems to be truer since they got a new interface.  I am not saying to never try Blogger, and I like Blogger, but I feel that I have outgrown it for all my blogs. In fact my newest blog, Miss Froggy Loves Traveling never saw the light of Blogger.  It is over on Godaddy.  If you are not into coding and creating pages, you can opt for Blogger or, both will give you the satisfaction of a controlled environment, where all you have to do is write your content and publish.  I recommend both equally for beginners.  If you are wondering if you can intergrade affiliate marketing links in either Blogger or, yes you can. This is one of the series that I have in the works for the future.

The Future is now…. The Writing Cove

With every future endeavor, you need to start with a name.  This is a name that tells the reader in one sentence what the blog is about.  I played with this name several times, looked it up to make sure that no one owned this name.  There are shops in various cities throughout the world, but none with the true name for a blog.  I wanted The Writer’s Grove, it is actually the name of a book (I forgot the author’s name), and it is widely published.  I am not about to go to court over the name of a blog if he has the right to.  Then the name, “The Writer’s Coven” came to mind, and well, The Lord Steered me away from that one.  I shorten it by one letter, “The Writing Cove”.  Christian Authors, I checked it, and it is sound, and safe for me to use it, both in the biblical sense and copyright sense.

What is The Writing Cove?

The Writing Cove is exactly what the name indicates, writing.  In fact, it has the same elements that the present My Ambiance Life has without the controversial topics, you know, Politics, who is doing who in Hollywood, and “why I hate…”.  One thing I am not steering from but will be putting less of is things and Ideas involving Black people and people of color.  Why? Because I am one. I had a white Great-grandfather, but that is as far as it goes.  My father does not know that side of the family, and I am going to leave it there.

If you want to know:

  • How to start a blog.
  • What social media platforms are right for you and your blog (hint-you cannot be devoted to all the sites because it depends on what you want to do.
  • How to journal and where to journal
  • How to use a planner for your benefit
  • How to start a multi-income business without all the garbage that people feed you, successfully feed you and your family, and not worry about not having a million dollars in the bank.
  • To be motivated mentally and spiritually

Then you have come to the right place 

One of the reasons why I have not posted anything is all that I have mentioned above.  I have been working on it.  I want everything to be right, not perfect, only right.  I want you to feel comfortable reading at your own pace and to comment at your own time. 

Now, just like everything in life, there are some rules and regulations that need to be followed when reading my post, and they will be listed under Policies at The Writing Cove.  Some of them are:

  • Play nice:  In other words, if you are a person who likes to read posts and make comments about how bad I am, pushing your company (you will get a chance to, I promise), and issuing threats, you will be dealt with either a block or the authorities.  I do not take threats lightly
  • No cursing.  Please, there are ways to say things without giving God a last name or using Jesus’ name in the wrong context.  I will be the first to admit that I do curse, and I am trying to get better at not doing it.  It is hard, and the Lord knows it.
  • No defaming.  Tensions are still on the rise between the supports of the Black Lives Matter movement, the police, and the president.  The same goes between the races, sexual orientation and identification, and religions.  If you do not agree with me, fine, but do not stifle what I have to say and what I put out.  Everyone has different opinions.

Gig writing and other matters…

I have often mentioned that one of my businesses is freelancing.  I am a freelance writer and freelance graphic designer.  The Writing Cove, I will have a page dedicated to solicitation of my services. This is another reason for me to switch from Blogger to (Godaddy).  Google, has been kind of wishy-washy about the whole thing.  While they do not mind the advertising, they want it under their terms, and that I cannot deal with any longer.  I am losing money because of this.  I keep hearing that the second wave of Covid-19 is coming, and I want to be prepared in the “doing my job” department. I want to let people know what to expect from me in the coming months.  These are some of my services:

  • Blog posts.  I will write blog posts as a guest or ghost writer
  • Resume Writing.  Your package will include a resume/cover letter combo or CRV.  I cannot do recommendations unless you are a family member or friend and I recommend that you do not pick a stranger for those.  You need to be known as a personal friend or colleague.
  • Binder Services. Binders can be used in many different applications, from home use to business.
  • Office Services.  Office, as in MS Office documents (MS Word), Spreadsheets (Excel), Presentations (PowerPoint), Email (Outlook: coming soon), Records (Access), basic graphics (Publisher), and virtual notebook creation (OneNote).
  • Complex Graphic services.  All graphics (with the exception of simple graphic made in MS. Publisher or Canva), will be made with PhotoShop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

Other services include card creation (greeting, post, and business cards), Invitations (baby and wedding), memory books, and promotional items.  A complete listing will be on The Writing Cove, along with pricing.

So this is a little shorter than what I am to writing, but I want to do a proper send-off to My Ambiance Life and a proper introduction to The Writing Cove.  I will post this on both blogs, and I will have a link to My Ambiance Life in The Writing Cove, so you can read my old posts.

As Mari Kondo says, you should say thank you to those things that served you well in your life journey, and well, My Ambiance Life has served me well.  Starting off as My Blessed Life and now start a new chapter as The Writing Cove. Blogger has also served me well.

I hope you will enjoy and learn from The Writing Cove.  Now to transition over Home Prep to its new home.

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