Last Blog Post Here

An online colleague asked me to compose 3 lists and email them.  Now I’m going to guess the reason was two-fold.

Creating the lists helped me get really clear about what I can do, have done, and the direction I’m striving to move toward.  Emailing the lists provided proof that I did as asked.  And I do so appreciate that because I’ve always known that accountability to ME isn’t always my strongest suit.

Since my Uber driving has been halted for 3 weeks and counting, I have been diligently updating and revamping my online presence as I find myself in re-invention mode – again.

When I bought this domain 11 years ago, it was my attempt at having a place where people could find resources that had been beneficial to me in my search for ‘making money online’.  Blogging was not the goal, although it was supposed to be.  Honestly, I didn’t feel confident enough that what I wanted to write about in 2007 and beyond would be of interest to others.

That feeling combined with not really wanting to share whatever I was thinking, in writing, was a serious stronghold in my mind from law school.  It was that entire first year experience, and the flunking out of law school, that led me to incorrectly believe for way too many years that I could not write.

In more recent years, I’ve overcome those feelings because I realized over time that I write daily.  And I can indeed put the English language together, so others understand.  So that means I can write!

I shared all that because I’ve been toying with the idea of freelance writing, although still not sure what I’d want to write about.  In the meantime, however, as I update my new site by moving content from here to, I wanted to announce that this is my last blog post on Net Marketing For Newbies.  The domain is due to renew in October and I’ve decided 10 years is long enough for it to be somewhat dormant.

This was the first website I taught myself to build. In fact, the first iteration of this site was hand-coded with HTML.  I had taught myself enough to be ‘dangerous’.

Anyway, the lists I was asked to create are being shared here because I realize there are people who do not know what I do or how I could potentially assist them.

Now that there’s a new place for my content at, I thought it was time to make that information clearer. 🙂

10 Things I AM Really Good At

  1. Word Processing (Formatting documents; making content look good and error free)
  2. Proofing (finding errors and fixing them)
  3. Creating PowerPoint slides, PDFs
  4. WordPress, Theme & Plugins Setup
  5. Designing Websites for people who don’t know how, or who do not have the time to do (not sure I can call myself a web designer, but I enjoy building websites, so they are functional and nice looking)
  6. Configuring Memberships Sites (DAP, Wishlist, Thinkific, InstaMember)
  7. Setting up the Opt-in and Funnel Processes
  8. Quick screen-sharing “how to” videos
  9. Troubleshooting computer/internet issues; things that don’t work as expected
  10. Making sure systems work as intended (quality control)
  11. Remembering how to do anything I’ve seen done on the computer. My gift or super power is my memory
  12. Quickly learning and understanding software, and if necessary, implementing immediately
  13. Talking to people
  14. Sharing helpful/useful computer/internet usage information
  15. Technical writing (detailed instructions, FAQs)
  16. Meticulous Attention to Details
  17. Training end-users how to use software or teach them what they want to know
  18. Answering computer and internet related questions
  19. Finding the answers if I don’t know
  20. Interacting with Clients’ Customers

What I REALLY Like Doing

  1. Word Processing and Proofing
  2. WordPress, Theme & Plugins Setup
  3. Designing Websites
  4. Configuring Memberships Sites (DAP, Wishlist, Thinkific, InstaMember)
  5. Setting up the Opt-in and Funnel Processes
  6. Quick screen-sharing “how to” videos
  7. Troubleshooting computer/internet issues; things that don’t work as expected
  8. Making sure systems work as intended (quality control)

What I Believe People Need/Want

  1. Quality work and timely turnaround
  2. Clear and frequent communication
  3. A website, if they don’t have one, or their current one needs updating
  4. Some want/need “Hand-holding” or Step by Step Instructions/Training to implement and finish whatever they need to get done . . . NOW
  5. A place where all their paid content is easily located (membership or training site)
  6. Someone they can rely on to answer most pressing/urgent computer/internet-related questions

If something above appealed to you and could be of benefit to you, Let’s Talk!

The Holidays Are Approaching

It was 10 years ago when I bought this domain name, and around the same time, my son was preparing to leave for Marine Corps Recruit Training. Too many of our military members will miss yet another holiday this season; and with the climate that America finds itself living through, reaching out to others in kindness ought to be a paramount priority for everyone. I mean, people are leaving here too soon . . .

Anyway, a LOT has changed over the past 10 years, and I wanted to share two personal stories related to a company I joined weeks before my son left for boot camp. I had no idea what had been offered to me or how it would enhance my life.

A Missed Birthday

My son arrived on Parris Island a few days shy of his 20th birthday and I had no mailing address to send him a birthday card. We were NOT on the best of terms back then, but I did want to wish him a Happy Birthday. It was because of a volunteer organization I discovered online shortly after he left,, that I learned that parents of recruits had unknowingly been drafted, and our primary daily responsibility (aside from praying for them) was to write letters to our recruits. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

You have NO idea what a challenge that was for me in the beginning! But here’s where things stand TODAY:

(When you click the image, you can listen to the replay)

Mom’s Christmas Card List

The other story is about my Mother and Christmas. She was the dedicated wife of an Army officer, and an avid Christmas card sender during his 20 year career and beyond. I remember the various dining room tables wherever we lived at the time, being covered with boxes of Christmas cards, envelopes, stamps, pens, and pages of at least 300 handwritten addresses! My Mom would spend days and nights hand addressing every envelope, and signing her yearly greeting from the Johnsons inside every card. And then we would visit the post office to get them all mailed before the ‘rush’. Seriously, Mother started in November because she didn’t believe in late Christmas cards. 🙂

And she absolutely HATED receiving Christmas cards that had news about someone passing away since last Christmas. Invariably, there were cards with that sad news, but they, along with the hundreds of others, hung on our door frames and adorned our tables and mantles as Dad handled the rest of decorating the house for Christmas, and sometimes, the holiday parties hosted by Mom.

Fast forward to 10 years ago . . . I taught Mom how to use SendOutCards (“SOC”) to send her Christmas and birthday cards. She even sent a few to my son, her first grandchild.  She simply chose the card she wanted, typed her name and left the rest to me when it came to sending her personalized Christmas cards . 🙂

Of course, the number of mailing addresses had naturally dwindled over the years, but having those addresses made it almost painless when I had to notify relatives and friends that Mom passed a week after her 80th birthday in May 2015.

I still clearly remember thinking of her as I hand-addressed every 11″ x 16″ manila envelope to relatives and friends and inserted her Memorial and her remaining family’s contact information.

And while I wrote, various images of Mom at a table years ago flashed through my mind.  And I smiled knowing she would so approve of people learning of her passing at any time other than at Christmas, in a greeting card.

Again, I AM SO Thankful for SendOutCards being in my life. Their service has been absolutely life-changing and priceless.

Do You Mail Greeting Cards?

Before the internet, people typically mailed their greeting cards.  Nowadays, sending REAL greetings card through the mail has become a lost art.  Instead, people send ecards or texts wishing others whatever.

At SOC, we believe in acknowledging and celebrating the people in your life while they are living.  So who do YOU know that has a birthday?  Or, how are you getting your holiday cards done this year?  Spending big bucks by having a big box store do them for you?  SendOutCards has THOUSANDS of pre-designed cards and well over 200 Christmas cards:

But the BEST cards are the ones you create by adding your own photos to the inside of any card, or if added to the front, you will be creating a PicturePlus 2.0 Card, a unique, one of kind card limited only by your imagination.  And our cards are typically less than ones you buy from a store.

Click HERE to See How Much It Cost to Send a Card

Of course, you are invited to TRY SOC FOR FREE by sending someone you know a card.  When you go through the short guided video tour, you will be creating a card to mail and will finish by creating your free account, my compliments.  And of course, you can then send cards easily from your smartphone!  (If you sign up from your phone first, be sure you use my ID:  27748; otherwise, start from the website so you can be walked through how to send a free card on me).

If you have any questions, I AM happy to help answer them. Of course, you can also watch the replay of the Virtual Event HERE.

Or even better, attend the next LIVE Atlanta event happening Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST so you will not only be ready for the Holidays but for 2018 too! 🙂