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Done. I’m so done.

thAs a Zero to Hero participant my 30th and last task (Thank God!) is to extend my brand.  And to think about a bigger strategic plan for promoting my online presence, and set a goal for the next 30 days.

I have never been so glad to complete a challenge.   What the hell is my “brand”?  I really don’t care about my online presence.   Nor do I have a goal for the next 30 days.   Except to rest.   Yes, I will take a few days off and enjoy the Super Bowl.

Thank you to the “team of Top Blogging Experts”.   As sarcastic as I am. I did actually learn a few things over the last 30 days.


Event Calendar

Exquisite-Designs-Calendar-2014-9As a Zero to Hero participant my 29th (and almost final!) task is to continue to set myself up for post-Zero to Hero success by thinking through my editorial calendar and adding a regular feature if it works for my blog.

I have a sister blog (Every Day in 2014) that is somewhat structured as I post only in response to the 365 e-book of Writing Prompts.   I really enjoy that blog as it allows me to tell a little bit about myself each day based on the prompt.   I may get a little creative with it later, but for now I like the direction it is going.

As for this blog, I do try and post only a picture on Wordless Wednesdays and I have recently started the “Speakeasy” challenge over at Yeahwrite.  It has been fun and I would encourage other bloggers to sign up and join the fun.   Other than these two “regular features” I would rather keep my blog spontaneous, like I am.


My Prayer

Woman-Pulling-Hair-outAs a Zero to Hero participant my 27th task is to remember that we are constantly refining, evolving, and improving our sites as we go.  Today I am to pick one of the favorite tasks we have done so far and revisit it.


Oh God, please help me complete this Zero to Hero challenge.   Only three more days left.  It is a task to simply keep doing the same thing over and over.  My mind wants to grow.  I am stagnant.   I just got my hair done, please keep me from pulling it out.  Amen


Setting Myself Up for … Greatness?

almost doneAs a Zero to Hero participant my 26th task is to take stock of what I’ve published and set myself up for more greatness over the next 30 days.   Today I am to look over what I have published.   What have I been most proud of?  What are the common threads?  Which have been most popular?   I need to create and save at least two draft posts with ideas that come from those.  I am starting to realize that perhaps I was not quite a Zero because some of these “challenges” are not a challenge and are very redundant to me.   Nonetheless I am focused on finishing the challenge.  I am glad that it is almost complete and hope that there is a big-bang on the last day.   I did the challenge and will post the drafts at a later date.   Hint:  Before the Super Bowl this weekend.


My Custom Touch

As a Zero to Hero participant my 25th task is to browse the blogs I follow and note a custom touch I love and then tell the blogger I love it, and interpret it for my own blog.  I don’t really want to add anymore “zing” to my page, but I have browsed a few and these are the ones I may “borrow” from.


Ok.  It sounded good.  I tried, I really did.   But the reason I follow the blogs that I follow is in part due to their simplicity.   I like the simple pages that can be easily read and have interesting content.    I can’t comment sincerely on a page that I don’t like, just because they have something on their page that I don’t.   Sorry, I just can’t do it.  But I really did try.

Walking on Sunshine

sunshine-award-2Thank you Amanda for nominating me for a SUNSHINE award!  I have searched high and low to find the origination of the Sunshine award, but I have had no luck.   I did find a definition of it that was quite nice ” … those who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere …”   I like that.

I will follow the rules that were give to me by Amanda, from One Crazy Life to Another, who is full of sunshine herself.   Amanda writes as though you are sitting next to her.   Its a fun read.

The rules for this prestigious award:
Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
List 11 facts about YOU!
Nominate 10 other blogs to receive the award.
Announce the nominations to the nominees.

Eleven Fun-Filled Facts About Me:

1.   I am a licensed pistol packing mamma.
2.   I hate shaving my …. legs.
3.   I have curly hair and blow dry it straight, everyday.
4.   My favorite color is yellow.
5.   I still miss the Houston Oilers.
6.   I  foreclose of people for a living.  (don’t judge me)
7.   I really am as innocent as I look.
8.   I trust too easily.
9.   I could eat a Reese’s Cup everyday, if my ass would allow me to.
10.  When I love, I love completely.
11.  When I am hurting, you will know it.

And my nominees are:

These are listed in no particular order.   And were selected based on their variety of content.   I was going to add a brief summary of each, but thought it would be better if you visit their page and form your own opinion.

1.  Limbiley’s Blog
2.  Line of the Week
3.  Self Wonder
4.   Owls + Oaks
5.  Adventures and Thought Bubbles
6.  Rebecca Anne
7.  Beautiful Life
8.  Book of Mohs
9.  Inspiration
10. Little Wing

My new widget … Kind of New


As a participant in the Zero to Hero challenge my 10th task is to add a widget.   I added the Zero to Hero tag and removed the tag from all of my posts.  I also added a new tag for my blog Every Day in 2014 where I am trying write every day based on the WordPress ebook, 365 Writing Prompts.   I think I may have over-committed myself.   There are so many widgets available that my whole page could be nothing but widgets.   Maybe a theme for another blog …..

Blogs that may take me somewhere …..

thLGR7A8KAAs a participant in the Zero to Hero challenge my 9th task is to head a little deeper into the blogosphere and follow five more blogs or topics.    Since I already have enough topics of interest I am going to choose to follow five new people.    After looking over several, these are my choices:



Deb’s 365 Acts of Kindness – Tales of kind gestures.

Three by M.E. – short, sweet, thought provoking poetry.

Self Wonder – discovering your true self.

Little Things That Amuse Me – I think you get it 🙂

Little Wing – Another blogger doing the 365 E-Book of Daily Writing.

 (I am doing this on my other blog Every Day in 2014)

Was I not already irresistible?

FavoritesAs a participant in the Zero to Hero challenge my 8th task is to make my “About” page irresistible.  Was I not already irresistible?  I mean my page, was my “About” page not already irresistible?    I updated it a little bit.  What do you think?

Irresistible Me

(click here to view my new page)


What? I’m from Texas.

1.jpgAs a participant in the Zero to Hero challenge my 7th task is to do some personalizing and create and upload a simple header.

Does this say I’m married, from Texas and drink a Bud Light on occasion?

Good, that’s me.