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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Thanks for hanging in there, I tried to load this last night but it didn't take.
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DANAB1106 7/14/2010 9:23PM

    Kevin and Ordinaryme gave you perfect advice!

Your first line cracked me up because that is the way I felt at first. I watched so many blogs and I wanted to be one of those people who people liked to watch. I think I post now just because...not sure if anyone is excited to see me, but I still ramble on because it helps me...and it's a little addicting.

I used to represent corporate trainers and motivational speakers, so I think you are starting out well (I am not expert...just my opinion). I love people who make their life's work helping others. Love Love Love it!

Welcome! Keep posting. Tell us what's happening with you...your struggles and how you overcome.

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ROCKINFOX 7/14/2010 8:10PM

    I've noticed that some of my blogs will have 1 or 2 comments and others will have so many more than that. I think it's a matter of visiting other Sparker's blogs and motivating/inspiring them in some way. It seems like you do that, and your blogs are very positive and I enjoy reading them. CFETT is in the coaching business and may be able to give you some tips. She's very helpful and loves helping others. Good luck!!!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/14/2010 6:58PM

    Ok friend, here's my two cents. And I think you touched on a lot of points, by the way... this journey we are on is largely selfish. It is. And that's ok. You want more people to read your blogs and watch your vlogs. And that's ok. You want to use this as a practice tool to get yourself up and running with your coaching business, and that's ok!

I don't understand why 20 or so people read my blogs everyday. All I do is talk about myself and the randomness that occurred for me throughout my day. I spend an inordinate amount of time talking about details that I can't be sure anyone but myself cares about, and yet, people come back day after day to follow my story, follow my progress.

I'm closer to some than others. I take the time and effort to visit as many blogs as I can. Maybe that's why... giving to others has a domino effect. While the reality is my Spark world is largely self-centered (as it should be) I am never so far removed that I don't spend time following other people's progress and encouraging them along the way.

I don't know the magic formula. Some people have a magnetism. Look at YOOVIE or KARVY09 or TEENYBIKINI... they post a 10 word blog and get a popular post. Why? Because people like them. Because they are uber active on the site, stopping by people's pages and encouraging them too. I admit, someday I hope to write something so profound that I get a Popular Blog Post Award too... but if it doesn't happen, what matters is that I'm doing this and I'm doing this for me. No one else.

We care enough to check your blog!

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GEKKO1 7/14/2010 12:48PM

    I agree with Ordinaryme; give of yourself here on the community boards. Talk about what it is you do and why you're passionate about your goal. What do you want others to get from your services. Give free information by reading or watching other members blogs and commenting with words of wisdom or tips on how to improve on an issue.

Be sincere and honest with your comments as well. The SP community is looking for truth, motivation, empathy, and integrity. They don't want someone looking to feed on their feelings, so that "that someone" can make a buck.

Just be a friend!

Kevin

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JESSASAURUSFLEX 7/14/2010 10:46AM

    I think the best way to spread the joy, and get yourself "known" so to say, is to generally care about people.. Go and encourage so many people a day on here.. leave them motivational messages. You could set a goal for yourself, if how many people you want to contact in a day, and make it your duty to find someone in need of an extra boost.. That is my tip, i guess... and reminds me of one of my favorite quotes.

"You only get what you give away".

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