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December 

December is here and another year is coming near the end.  

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I want to take the time to reflect  back on this year.  

As I look back at my blog I see the growth that has happened.  When I started blogging it was random, without a real purpose.

My very first post

 Creating Your Brand is so short, after reading it I have to wonder what was I thinking?

Scrolling on up you will find my atricle titled  A New Era.  This post was written after I turned fifty.  Looking back on personal goals, things that still needed to be achived in my heart and mind.

One of my  favorite articles is Becoming A Power Affiliate Club Expert Author.  The PAC for short, has been a great experiance for me.  I’ve worked hard to win certain contest to become an expert author.

If you’re a blogger then consider checking out this video How PAC ( The Power Affiliate Club) Works For You.  Lesly Federici is one of the co-founders of PAC.  Her mentoring is graceful, caring, kind and firm but loving.  

Another Pac co-founder and expert author is Monna Ellithorpe. She is also an editor and publisher. When I was looking for an editor for my book,  Yes I Wrote A Book it’s called Terror In The North Tower.  A suspensful murder mystery that will have you gripping the edge of your seat!

One of my most proudest moments was being nomintated for the Liebster Award.  This award recognizes up and coming bloggers for their hard work and allows them to gain attraction in the blogging communities.

Another favorite post is Damaging Self Talk.  Looking back on this crazy year in the news is what led me to writing that post.  Please treat each other with kindness and respect.  All Lives Matter!

Last but not least  I want to leave you with images of my family and a few favorite posts from Facebook Connect With Alicia Page


And this is one of favorite pictures of all time.  It’s like God painted a flag of the United States Of America and said, “God Bless America”!

To you and yours may the month of December 2016 bring you much health, happiness and a bright new year.

 As Always  Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

Becoming a Power Affiliate Club Author

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My journey to becoming a PAC Author started about a year ago.  What is the PAC Community?  The PAC (Power Affiliate Club) Community  is a welcoming website where writer’s and blogger’s can come to learn how to write more effectively, develop new blogging skills, meet other fellow blogger’s from everywhere in the world.

Have you always wanted to have a place on the internet that served as a public “About Me” or ‘Business Card” where people could find out more about you at a glance? Especially on a community website where readers are visiting from all over the world?

Becoming a “TOP PAC’r” allows you to:

  • Create a spectacular “About Me Page”
  • Promote your personal website and affiliate links
  • Write articles
  • Create a training program
  • Post videos
  • Increase your visibility online

The Power Affiliate Club was started by Lesly Federici and Monna Ellithorpe.  Together they have collaborated with other writers and bloggers to make this unique opportunity available to others.  

I have learned how to make my blog more effective and efficient for my readers and followers through their training and patients.  There are many ideas on this website to give a person a creative edge above the rest when it comes to “writer’s block” on what and when to post to a blog.

Other Author’s include; Donna Merrill, Joy Healey, Barry Evans and more.  Are you looking for a way to improve your blog?  Gain more knowledge with writing?  

Then I suggest you check it out today.  Click the link at the top of my page and it will take you right to it.  

Gain The Advantage!

 

 

 

Free Blog Sites vs. WordPress.org

I am fairly new to the blogging community.  I have two sites one  (www.connectwithalicia.wordpress.com) the one your currently reading and  (www.tradingdimesfortime.gblogger.com) after setting up both of these sites it was brought to my attention that there are paid blog sites.  Having a paid site makes a “true blogging guru” seen as a serious writer with a WordPress.org behind the name or any other paid blog site. 

 

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What is WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com?  

According to WordPress.com, Word Press was founded in 2003 and Word Press has grown to become the largest self-hosted blogging site in the world.  It is used by millions of people all over the world.   

What are the options one can use with the WordPress.com? 

This site is a free service which offers a beginning blogger ( like me) a chance to develop a site you can design on your own, and all with the added convince of being able to avoid paying the fees to having someone else build your blog site for you. 

Being a new blogger I have had challenges as I am sure you have too.   When you first establish your   name then you can proceed forward with developing your site.  The difference between a blog address   and a blog domain name gives you an edge in the development of the site with strategic solutions to meet your needs.   

WordPress.com gives you;  

Ecommerce, a Custom Site Address, Space, No Ads, Custom Design, Video Press, Premium Themes , Google Analytics, Support, 3 GB and it’s Free for Life. 

WordPress.com Premium gives you all of the above and 13GB, Direct email.   Costs $99 per year. 

 WordPress.com Business gives you all of the above with Unlimited Features, Live chat.  Costs $299 per year.

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Allows the blogger to set up a more professional website blog and have it hosted; which in turn gives the blogger more freedom to be creative with their content allowing them control what is being published. 

Features with WordPress.org include: 

 You’re the owner of your blog domain, Content Management System (CMS) software for free.  A CMS is a computer application that allows publishing, editing, modifying, and organizing, deleting, and maintaining content from a central interface (per Wikipedia). 

 Of course with the software comes the responsibility of hosting your site. 

 1 A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Web hosts are companies that provide space on a server owned or leased for use by clients, as well as providing Internet connectivity, typically in a data center

Word Press has its own hosting site called Blue host.   Blue host is one of the largest and most trusted web hosting service providers.  

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Of course then you will need to set up your theme, your plugin’s, how a reader can contact you, email list (if you choose to do one).  With WordPress.org the author has full control over what they are publishing and creating.  With WordPress.com you are limited and they monitor the content that can be published.  You can’t use third-party advertising, you’re limited on storage space and no FTP access to your files. 

  Which Word Press should you use? 

 First I recommend looking at the layout you want to create and then decide if you’re writing more for pleasure, to attract business, marketing a product, or more for informational purposes. 

 The one thing I have found with WordPress.com is that I can upgrade to WordPress.org at any time and still design the site the way I choose.  

Secondly choosing how to write your blog depends on your style.  Are you a colorful person?  Photographs make your articles pop and stand out to the readers. Be creative with it, don’t  follow what other people are doing.   

 My final thought.  —- Do what’s best for you and not what other people are telling you to do This is your project!  

 Gain The Advantage!