Blogging, WordPress, Goals & Doubters

As a blogger, most times you just have to shut up and kick ass. Do the dirty work that matters. And later sit (on the balcony) with your glass of wine to enjoy the victory. The view at the top is worth the good seeds sown.

Enjoy this piece from the Opinionated Man.

HarsH ReaLiTy

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I have been blogging through the tired for over a year now. We all hit the ceiling of motivation eventually and then we must decide what is important to us. Why do we blog? Why do we keep blogging? For me it has always been simple and I have had a general idea of my goals for this platform. It is that master plan that keeps me focused and keeps me inspired… even through the tired.

I am posting my entire stat model for this blog. Those are the views for the past three years. The “comments” total is not accurate due to the number of posts I’ve deleted and made private. The total amount of views make me sad honestly. It makes me realize how much effort I put into making money for WordPress. It also shows me what can be done.

I have been reading a ton of…

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Is Your Pastor Dumb Too?

The rate at which divorce is creeping into the church is becoming alarming.

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The striking thing is that many religious leaders are just plainly dumb. They live in a fantasy land – keeping their head high – until it’s too late.

Is the church culture fast becoming a religious dogma? Are religious organizations doing enough to encourage people to seek practical help?

A research bears the hidden reality of this story. Read it all here.

MY THANKSGIVING: I’m Back and Sundry

I feel blessed to be back.

Without good health, life is just a wastage of days.

Yep! I’m back to the point where I feel blessed to be stable in health – a point where I can draft my thoughts to the world while feeling comfortable in my own skin.

And so… I’m using this time to be grateful for my health. Without good health, life is just a wastage of days.

I look forward to doing more ramblings on this blog.

As for you my dear reader (and awesome blog followers), Season’s Greetings! I’m really blessed to have you in the PBW & Beyond community. I look forward to reading your blogs too.

Remain blessed!

Prosper B. Wealth

Choosing the Perfect Blog Name: Two WordPressers Share Their Secrets

Okay… choosing the perfect domain name is something a lot of bloggers struggle with – especially the newbies.

When I decided to name my blog “PBW &Beyond”, it was a happy decision. This was because PBW & Beyond reflected the frequency, topics and style of my writings on this blog. I choosed PBW & Beyond because I came to the realization that on some days, I might prefer to share a topic that relates to writing and blogging. And on other days, I might prefer to share any ramblings that interest me in the form of reblogs or rough notes.

So, I don’t care how long you’ve been struggling with the concept around your domain name. One thing I can say is that this post from interviewing two wordpress bloggers on their blog names might influence your blog name decision.

At the end of the day, you just have to go with what works best for you and your audience. Just make sure it is easy to pronounce and memorable enough to spell.

Enjoy this post.

The Daily Post

We discover different types of blogs in our community, from travel to food to parenting, with memorable and clever names. You may notice that a number of blogs on WordPress.com have unique web addresses, or custom domains: instead of mysite.wordpress.com, their address is mysite.com. Bloggers get custom domains for different reasons, but ultimately, it’s a great way to build and solidify your presence across the Internet. You can register a new domain through WordPress.com; you can also use a domain you already own with your WordPress.com site, which is called domain mapping.

A crucial step before purchasing a custom domain is deciding on the right name for your blog. Since selecting a name that best reflects your content is so important, we wanted to share insights from two writers on WordPress.com — Sarah and “C.J.’s Mom” — on how they ended up with names they were happy with.

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Young and free?

Age should not be the reason you lose your sense of freedom. Despite the trials and temptations you face, create time to enjoy your gift of liberty…. coz when there’s life, there’s hope.

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Remember those times when we ran around shirtless..
Those times when we danced in the rain,
Those times when we played with dirt, and cared less what people thought…

We were able to scream at the middle of the store because we did not get that candy we wanted
We were able to climb a tree or throw stones at it..
We were aware of the consequences but taking the risk was exciting!
We were able to say things the way they came to our minds…absolutely no filter!
We were free….

Now are we getting old and guarded?…
No!!!…..redefine free..
Go see places you have never seen before,
Go lay under the stars

Climb to the top of a mountain and shout as loud as you can
Be bold. Be fearless. Love with passion!
Aim for those aspirations they said u could not achieve…

Freedom does not end as the…

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Through it all, there was a dog

Dogs are wonderful creatures. Although they are known to be man’s best friend, they have an nice way of communicating to their owners.

My dogs are named Tussy and Warrior. I lost their mom (Nita) to death at the beginning of this year.

With a dog in your life, there is always a lesson to be learned in your relationship with them. By the way, it’s also a therapeutic relationship.

Do enjoy this piece from Jen.

The Trailhead

Seven years ago, when my first marriage of fifteen years unexpectedly went belly up, I was involuntarily launched on what Joseph Campbell calls the Hero’s Journey. There are other names for this kind of experience. The writer Elizabeth Lesser calls it the Phoenix Process. Dante called it “the dark woods.” Whatever you call it, it’s a time of upheaval, pain, and eventually, transformation.  And to be sure, the year I spent ending my marriage and recovering – perhaps from the marriage as much as the divorce – was one of the most powerful and potent of my life. I still look back on it with a sense of respect and awe.

What I didn’t understand for a long time, though, was that the year of my divorce was only the beginning of a much longer voyage. Life had a great deal more in store for me than merely the end of…

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Why You Should Pursue Your Dream Even If Nobody Encourages You

This article is meant to motivate you and to encourage you. If you have been shamed or mocked at because of your dream or career, DON’T GIVE UP on your aspirations. There’s really so much you can be if only you will listen to that still small voice in you that says you can.

All I’m saying her is that YOU SHOULD PURSUE YOUR DREAM EVEN IF NOBODY ENCOURAGES YOU.

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Whenever you try to make positive changes in your life, you’ll experience resistance.

Sometimes, the resistance is internal, meaning you vs. yourself.

Waking up earlier to go to the gym sucks. Much easier to press “snooze.” Politely declining that slice of pizza when your coworkers just happen to be throwing another impromptu party….agony.

Same thing with starting a business. Sometimes you put so many obstacles in your own way that you forget why you wanted to start the damn thing to begin with.

That’s all internal resistance to change. Usually, that type of resistance is actually a good sign. It means you’re stretching yourself. But along with internal resistance, you’ll also face a lot of external resistance from people around you.

From parents who tell you to “be realistic”… “I know you like dance…but are you sure you don’t want to major in computer science? Starting salary is $80,000!”

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