Build Your Bridges And Your Ship Will Come In

I first started blogging on WordPress in 2009.  I’d had a free blog for a while but found a course online with John Thornhill that showed me how to set up my own domain, and using WordPress run a ‘proper’ blog.  I completely threw myself into John’s teaching, following every instruction to the letter, and…

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New Year Round Up

It has become fairly customary amongst bloggers to offer a New Year round up post.  These posts tend to recap what happened during the year and thank the visitors to blogs across the globe.  I don’t normally do a round up post, but I did one a couple of years ago, in fact looking back…

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Greed, it will be your downfall!

It’s an appropriate time of the year to talk a bit about greed and how it can be your down fall.  We do seem to do everything to the extremely excessive limits at this time of the year.  There’s almost always too much food, too many gifts, too much drinking, too many parties and social…

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Want More Blog Visitors? Run Your Own Challenge!

When I first started blogging in 2006 I was unable to connect with other bloggers, mostly because I simply did not know how to do that!  It was only by joining a mentoring programme that I was given the tools and advice to create a blogging community around me.  During the first stages of the…

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Creative Action And The Learning Curve

My greatest intention has always been to write the very best works that I can, every time.  It is something I can achieve if I have a plan before I start.  My action starts by writing out the plan.  I have learned that this method works well for me. Usually I write long hand, so…

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I’m Passionate About The PAC Blogging Carnival!

Blogging has become big business on the Internet in a very short time.  One of the things I have become very passionate about is helping people to blog effectively, hence my blog caption ‘Learn To Blog With Mandy Allen’.  In my efforts help others I have created a Blogging Carnival for a group I am…

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Ebook Profit Academy Product Review

Last week I was given a copy of a new product by Jon Crimes called the Ebook Profit Academy in exchange for an honest review, here it is! Before I actually read his ebook and went into the Academy members area though I went onto some of the kindle forums to see what others were…

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Excellent Service Assured

I recently had new carpets fitted in one of my shops. We open 7 days a week so preparing for the arrival of the new carpets involved me having to get up at the crack of dawn to take the old carpets up and hoover, before the carpet fitters arrival at 8.30am. I had, in…

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The Power Affiliate Club

In the month of May I have participated in a blog challenge run by a group I am in, The Power Affiliate Club (PAC for short!!).  The challenge was to write a post every day for four weeks and to visit as many other participants’ blogs as we could as well as connecting with people…

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O Is For Opportunity

I love opportunities.  I grab them with both hands most of the time.  I never regret letting go of the ones I don’t take up. Some of it comes from being a risk taker, I love life and am happy to explore it fully, but I don’t feel I am in any way cavalier in…

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