Lara Nieberding

The Purple Lara

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25 Words of Work / Life Wisdom — Pass It On!

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July 21, 2008 at 8:21 AM

My life story on a postcard…

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I was in Digg when I saw this blog:

Clever writer. Then, it occurred to me, this is what my life on a postcard would look like:

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July 19, 2008 at 4:10 PM

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“The 25 Words of Work / Life Wisdom Writing Project”

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I created a Twitter account. I am enthralled. I love all the conversations. As I sit in my home office running my business, I feel a lot less isolated. I actually feel as if I have adult interactions during my day. Trust me, it is a rarity and a treat.

It was on Twitter where Vicky @eeUS posted a link to her 25 words in response to Liz Strauss’ @lizstrauss

The 25 Words of Work / Life Wisdom Writing Project

Vicky’s 25 words were inspirational. So much so, I was motivated to check out Liz’s explanation of the project. Then, I was so intrigued, I wanted to give it a try. Here is my offering:

Marriage is overrated.
Marriage is forced by a society obsessed with conformity.
Live up to society standards or be shunned.
Not everyone is for marriage.

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July 19, 2008 at 3:11 PM

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AH-HA! Kleenex Blogging Metaphor

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Mid afternoon today, I decided to step away from my computer to engage in some off line research.  Hmm…maybe a modicum of truth is really in order.  You know the big blogging gurus encourage honesty and integrity, etc. OK. I slumped off to vegetate in front of the television. I am not feeling well.

I have a Kleenex in my hand when I see the “Let It Out”  commercial on TV.

Click! I have the Oprah “AH-HA” moment.  All through the blogosphere I see bloggers trying to explain what blogging is, who should blog, and why you should blog.  Here is a simple metaphor:

Take a look at the “Let It Out” commercial.

The sofa = a blog

The person sitting on the sofa = the blogger

The person listening = a blog subscriber

The stream of people looking on/walking by =  a one post reader; web traffic

Yes! You should have a box of Kleenex by your side when you read blogs.

Kleenex design your own box

For as many varieties of Kleenex boxes, for all your decorating fancies, there are  blogs to bring you to tears.  You may have tears of laughter or joy or sadness or you might just read blogs for a living and need a Kleenex cause ya just don’t feel well.

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March 21, 2008 at 5:39 PM

Intro to blogging

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What is a Blog?
Confused yet? Don’t be – its really quite simple. To put it as simply as possible – a blog is a type of website that is usually arranged in chronological order from the most recent ‘post’ (or entry) at the top of the main page to the older entries towards the bottom.

  blog it

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January 29, 2008 at 1:21 PM

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