Important Life Lessons from Children’s Books

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Important Life Lessons from Children’s Books I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t reading books. But looking back to my childhood, I realize that many of the children’s books that I read are the Disney version. In the last two years, especially while I was on The Virtual Literary World Tour, I read the original version of some of those stories and you get an appreciation for Disney. Have you read The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition, some of those stories will give you nightmares? But for me, I always like to return to the original sources. Additionally, in the past five years, I have … [Read more...]

Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge – Take Your Blogging to the Next Level

Take Your Blogging to the Next Level

Take Your Blogging to the Next Level - You Can Do It! Have you ever felt a sense of accomplishment after completing a project that is important to you? I participated in Sarah Arrow’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge, and yesterday, I completed 30 consecutive days of blogging. I have blogged for 30 consecutive days before, but what makes this different is the Challenge aspect. The first time I blogged for 30 days I had a reason for doing so, but this time around, I had a little help from a few friends, and it was like looking over the shoulders of an A-List blogger to see how she does things. In writing, you often learn that you should show … [Read more...]

A New Way to Think about Reading Books

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A New Way to Think about Reading Books Nearly everyone these days is stretched for time, and time is one thing that none of us can get more of. You read the research about the benefits of reading books, and perhaps you have even taken a speed reading course or two. Yet, you cannot read as much as you would like to. When you were taught to read, you were taught to read word-by-word, from the start of the book to the end. Is it not interesting that you were never offered an advanced course in reading so that you could unlearn some of the rules of reading, and learn the new ones? When a child is first learning to read, there are certain … [Read more...]

Speed Reading: Collection of Articles to Help You Read Faster

Speed Reading: Collection of Articles to Help You Read Faster I read a lot of books, so I am constantly trying new techniques to read faster, while remembering more of what I read. In the days of information overload, where the average employee has to spend about four hours each day just to keep on top of work related reading, where will he or she find time to read books to get ahead? This reality makes a skill such as speed reading and digesting more of what you read a must. I did a blog series on note-taking, and an important aspect is deciding what and what isn’t important information, and that is the case while reading. The 80/20 … [Read more...]

The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick, Book Review

The Art of Social Media

The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick, Book Review Like most people, I learned social media through trial and error and by reading articles. I have read three books on Pinterest, and watched a few videos as well. As an introvert, I also learn social media by observing. What does that mean? Well, I will notice something, say on Twitter for instance, that is new to me, and I will wonder how they did that, then I will figure it out. Reading The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick filled in some gaps in my social media knowledge that I didn’t even know existed. There … [Read more...]