Twitter is The Same As Banging Your Head

Both are frustrating, painful, and serve no purpose.  Well at least that is what I believe right now.  I am trying really hard to increase my blog readership through social media, but it seems to be an exercise in futility. Perhaps I am just stupid, but I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to increase my traffic with Twitter.  Does anyone have any good suggestions?  I don't have all day to spend, composing tweets, so I need to learn this quick!   So help me out here: what are your best Twitter tricks?  How can I Tweet like a pro? … [Read more...]


This And That, And A Few More Things

Today is a beautiful day. Well, not because of the weather, as it is cold and gray and rainy! I am a sunshine-loving girl, so normally I would be upset and down that the sun isn't shining. But not today! Today is a very special day for me, it's my SITS day! What is SITS, you ask? Click on the graphic below to find out more. To have a SITS day is an honor, and I am extremely grateful to have this opportunity!  Not only did I learn a wealth of information from the SITS website, but I had the opportunity to join the #31DBBB challenge on the SITS forum. It's been an awesome source of information, support, and a great place for new bloggers to … [Read more...]

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What My Blog Is About

Welcome to Making Our Life Matter,  I am so glad that you are visiting today.  I am very excited to be writing this post, and I hope that you enjoy it.  This entry is part of  Blogelina's 100 Comments event.  Making Our Life Matter is my latest attempt at blogging.  I have gone through several phases with my blogging, and it's never been what I had hoped for.  Part of the reason is that I was trying to blog for everyone else, and not for myself.  I was trying really hard to be someone I was not.  This time it's different, because I am blogging on my terms.  I am not blogging for money, although someday I may.  But at this time, this blog is … [Read more...]

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The Simple Things In Life: Take Time To Enjoy Them

Simple things mean different things to different people. What I consider a simple thing may be totally opposite to someone else. A friend of mine had posted some time back about the things that promote simple living in her home. I loved the post, so I thought I would add my own. It seems like the most simple things make our family the most happy. We don't need to spend a lot of money on fancy vacations, or cars we don't need.  Instead, we enjoy spending time together, and enjoy the simple things in life.     Sitting on the sofa snuggling with my sweetie Sitting on the sofa snuggling my kiddos Reading a book in total … [Read more...]


Friday Follow-Up

    It's hard to believe that the end of another week is rapidly approaching.  It seems like Sunday just starts, and before you know what happens, Friday is dawning.  This week has gone fast because I did a lot of full shifts at work, and all of them started before 8 am.  Thankfully, I work less than 6 minutes from where I live, and I can push the time I need to get up to the last possible second.  And with it still being winter and dark, it is even harder to get out of bed in the morning.  But, alas, being the grown up that I am, I do what needs to be done.   This week has also gone very fast because I have spent … [Read more...]


Dear Spammers

  One of my favorite, but most frustrating things is comments.  It's such a joy to see that someone is out there reading and enjoying what you are writing.  But SPAMMERS just make the whole process completely frustrating.  So instead of getting angry, I thought I'd poke a little fun. Okay, it’s Tuesday, and I came on here to write a regular blog post, but the spam comments were too good not to share.  So enjoy.   Spam Comment 1: “I apologise, but, in my opinion, you are not right. I can defend the position. Write to me in PM, we will communicate”. Spammer: myself?  Pretty clever, but that’s not my email address. My Response: … [Read more...]

I’d Rather Be Blogging Than…….

Happy Friday to all those out in cyberworld.  In my end of the world, the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind as to cloudy or sunny.  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I vote for sunny!  It certainly makes life more pleasant, and definitely more motivating.  At the same time, the nice weather makes me feel guilty because I would rather be blogging than going outside.  As I was sitting here today, thinking of what to blog about, I started thinking about all the things that take time away from blogging, commenting, following, and tweeting. 1. Loading up and running the dishwasher.  Wouldn’t it just be easier to use paper plates?  I … [Read more...]

Test Post From Windows Writer Live

Gotcha Mom!Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Remember to stop in and leave a comment. Blessings to you! … [Read more...]

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