CONGRATULATIONS LISA and friends, this show has sold out. To watch it online, click up on your menu, and add this page as a bookmark on your computer so you can find it easily.
General Entry Ticket $125 SOLD OUT Table for your company with branding is $1200 SOLD OUT
VIP Packages Starting at $275 SOLD OUT
This is my real life sister’s event and brainchild. Watch video.
Next Show, Saturday July 27, 2019 in New Orleans at the Contemporary Arts Center. #geauxpink
You night is a runway event hosted, created, and ran by my real life sister Lisa along with the support of many people who love her as well as those who have just met her.
It is a spectacular, fun, laughter filled runway show that gets beautiful people together who have been given a positive cancer diagnosis to walk the catwalk as models and amazing inspirational role models.
These exceptional women are literally flooded with love and gifts as their friends and family show their support by attending and cheering them on. Also, the community gets involved by supporting these amazing people, including the men, called the Knights.
Get it? You Knights?
This will probably be a sold out event so book your tickets early. If you need tickets let us know.
As a little sister would — I like to follow my sister either in person or in this case online. My real life sister has been up to her amazing self again by having just completed a successful runway fashion show in order to increase breast cancer awareness.
Today, I’m sharing a letter that my sister Lisa received from one of the participants.
Have you added your mascara to your bag! Don’t forget it is important.
One of the benefits of being a blogger is that you get to think of new blog topics as you go about your day.
I didn’t know that when I published my first blog post that I was opening a box as far as creativity goes.
There you go.
I pray a lot that God gives me the right words to convey my thoughts to the people who read my blog,
God bless you who ever you are and where ever you are.
The message gets transmitted over the internet webs through the magic of electricity, wifi, engineering, programming, computers, technology, all sliced up into little tiny bits and then it magically re appears in your inbox and on your screens on the other side of the world.
The pretty picture that someone took at in the remote parts of the world are here for us to enjoy. Of course, people are going to be criticized for walking and bumping into poles with their phones, there is just too much to consume.
At the same time, writing is fun.
My overly creative imagination listens to masters who remind me that I have the ability to do this.
One tells the story of when he and his twin were adopted by an aunt at a young age and she promised to never separate them. He tells the story of when he was looking for his first job and he asked the man if he needed some help and was sent away.
He tells the story better than I do so please let him tell his story and I shall tell mine.
My story started in a small town.
My friends and I would hang out after school. When I was younger I found enormous satisfaction in taking the full sink of dishes and making the sink shine. Maybe that is how a carpenter works when they build furniture.
Yesterday, during my reading I came across a list of the 100 bloggers to watch this year. I had read and heard about three of them. The writer had put in some time to make the list but I couldn’t get through the entire reading in one sitting because it just seemed too big and too much information to me — though it is a good reference!
I would have liked it to have been shorter. Everyone seems to be a marketer who gets synthesized into labels and as most creatives agree, they like to stay away from labels.
These interweb folk insist you need things like a funnel, a niche, a label, to be expert. Some writers are down to earth and those are the ones I adore. You can tell because they will live stream in their pajamas with their hair wet.
I think about blogging goals and selling goals.. I am a writer. I did make my course, and people who have taken it love it and appreciate it but I don’t like to sell. I am not sure if artists like being salespeople. The fun part of art is in the making, at least for me.
although I do love when someone buys one of my paintings!
It is the selling of the book or the painting or the song that the marketing folk step in and take over.
I like to think that all people are writers, singers, artists and so on.
What happens is that as a life long dedicated learner, the journalist in me takes over and remembers her lessons on price, product, place and positioning from her ad days.
I think that one of goals of any marketer are to increase reach. That is why, when I started blogging, I got caught up in the numbers of how many people I was reaching.
That is where overwhelm steps in and you will read about the effect of too much information.
Here is my second attempt to break it down for you. lol.
If you are going to talk to people, then just do that. Just talk to them. If you want to get your message out to more people then use what you have available.
If you want to get fancy, then study and model how experts do it and then try your best to do how they have written and sold without stealing.
I’ll give you an example. Once my friend saw a painting of mine and asked me to paint one for him. I took out a painting I absolutely loved and inspired me and looked at it and tried to copy a master. Of course, the painting didn’t look anything like the original because my hand is very different, every color was different, the subject was different, the brush strokes were heavier but in the end I loved the painting. I feel the original was my teacher for that painting.
I am not reinventing the wheel.
Does it feel like I am just talking about nothing, and blathering on?
The cat is making snoring sounds while I sleep. Not snoring more like erm ha chica mm sounds deep in her sleep. A new day has dawned full of hope, wonder, joy and anticipation of good things to come and for that I am truly thankful.
I appreciate it that you chose to follow my blog and read my missives. I wish you well today and every day.
I’m thinking about my friends clicking in here from all over the world. How awesome is the world wide web? Shout out to the www.
Hello World Wide Web.
Today I’m talking about twitter and how hard it is to understand as least for someone like me.
I’ve had some great great comments on my facebook page. Facebook rules by the way. Twitter, well, it’s new all new to me.
Go facebook, go!
I got comments about how to use twitter since it’s such an enigma for me. David Letterman figured it out by getting a laptop and one of his techies to turn on his twitter page so he can update it during the show.
There are few things I love more than the seasons that take me into the next month and today is one of them.
Based on scientific evidence also known as my opinion, 😉 seven out of ten people would like to write a book or start a blog without any knowledge of how to go about it.
I wanted to give away as much as I possibly can free for you nice people who continue to click on my blog day after day year after year.
So much is new these days. If you are reading this in your inbox, did you know that you can simply click on the REPLY button and I will receive your letter?
As I have said many times, I love the long letters. I especially adore the long letters when my readers open up to me because they know, like and trust me.
They have sent me videos, music, gifts, pictures of their lives, pictures of their families, you name it. They call me on the phone and we talk.
I get asked two questions most often so I am going to attempt to answer them here now. The first is if I make money blogging and the answer is yes. I will also show you how and why.
The second question I often get asked is how I ended up where I am and the answer is in these pages.
The third question I usually get asked is usually regarding events, times and places since I am known to organize them, also a habit that dates back to my sophomore year in high school. I organize summer camps, high school reunions, meetings, dances, parties, online events. At the moment some silly kiddos from high school are talking about an alumni ballgame. Also we have meetings in North Carolina on November 3rd. The launch event for Portugal is in Lisbon on November 16th and the 17th in Porto.
How I am making money passively blogging
I have got my blog divided into passive income sources and active income sources. What you do is click on the menu or menu bar and many of the items earn me passive income. I will give you an example, I uploaded my art to a website and I get a cut everyone buys my art printed on everyday items.
I don’t use funnels on my email marketing. I generally email one to one. I have an email sign up here but I don’t agree with politics where spammers write LAST CHANCE emails when everyone knows it isn’t really the last chance.
Also, my friends and clients ask me for help with all sorts of marketing tasks, like managing social media, or creating a website for them—so that is another way I earn $s.
Things I have tried and have sometimes worked for me include being a brand ambassador for big companies. It depends on the company. Brand ambassador is a label that marketers use to describe someone who gets a commission or cut of sales when people buy from them.
My highest ranked cash day was a sale I made through a link and even higher was an opportunity that passed my desk — sure didn’t see that one coming.
I got on board with that one because I love to number crunch.
Things I think you should know that were announced today.
If you are not expanding you are shrinking.
You can raise your vibe through meditation, yoga, movement, dance and studying.
I have been blessed with a work from home business and I also like to meet people in person.
I offer a monthly promotion. My email subscribers get it mailed to them.
If you want your blog or website to succeed — love doing it.
I’m sharing with you what I’ve been doing over here to attract visitors and increase blog traffic.
Don’t believe the people who say they get a million visitors a day — or even thousands. They are like kids in a candy shop, typing in numbers. Learn from doing first hand, and ask a blogger friend.
Here are the steps you can take to make your site grow.
1. Get to know your readers. Share.
Spend a lot of time looking at your stats feature and try to understand where your readers are coming from. A lot of my readers have become friends. Thanks guys. A lot are new, welcome. I’ve also found having a stats counter installed helps.
I’ve learned that they come from all over the world and different backgrounds and ages.
2. Participate in comments and conversations.
One of the best ways of inviting visitors to your site participate in conversations in the comment sections of blogs you like reading. Ever since I started my blog, I’ve learned a great deal in the comments section of articles.
3. Write good content.
My highest ranked day was when I wrote a piece about motivation and being a better person.
4. Write from the heart.
Talk as if you were speaking to a few good friends. Write about what you care about people are going to be supportive.
5. Make it a goal.
I have also made it a goal to have a lot of visitors so in my free time I read as many articles I can on the subject.
6. Use your real voice.
When I write I like to picture I’m either standing infront of my peers and explaining things simply. Or, I try to imagine I’m writing my sister or mom and telling them how simple it is to make your business grow.
Wishing you flowers today.
You guys might have noticed how much I love to play around with my readers. I enjoy writing. I write to share, to learn and to enrich the lives of the people around me.
8. Add extra value, then go the extra mile.
Using the principles explained by Napolean Hill, the more you give, the more you receive. It’s so easy to get great feedback — just give of yourself.
You are one person writing, right? Well, there are lots of people reading so the ratio is just immense. Give of yourself and you get back so much from some many people. I strive to constantly go the extra mile and provide excellent quality in all my endeavors.
9. Be inspiring.
You can be inspiring, funny wonderful, full of life. If you don’t believe in yourself, well then I do. I know you got this. You can do it!
We all have the ability to push ourselves to learn and make our lives better. You can do it. I believe in you.
10. Pay it forward.
Without my visitors, I’d just be here talking to my cat, luckily, she’s a good listener.