Monday, June 27, 2016

Blogging 101: Why Blog? Topic 1

Why Blog?

If you are new to blogging and the concept of blogging, you may wonder Why Blog? In this post and attached video I share four main reasons that people may blog. The video is less than three minutes long and a quick summary of the reasons listed below. 

Why Blog? Four Main Reasons

  • Express your thoughts and opinions
  • Grow online followers
  • Find business leads
  • Connect with your audience on a personal level

Express your thoughts and opinions

Probably the most common reason that people blog is to express their thoughts and opinions. These are considered personal blogs and consist of a variety of topics. Think of it as reading someone else's journal online. This is the reason that this blog was started to express my random thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics.

Grow Online Followers

A second reason that people start blogs is to grow online followers. There can be a variety of reasons that people want to grow these followers but there is a reason that the person blogging wants to grow their follower list.

Find business leads

Another reason that people start blogs is to grow business leads. Most people are looking to gain customers using their blog, but network marketers and direct sales consultants may also be looking for people to join them in the company. 

Connect with the audience on a personal level

If you are blogging, chances are you are looking to connect with your audience on a personal level and a great way to do this is by your words. Reading someone's blog posts, especially personal narratives you can get to know the people you are following. It is part of the power of Social Media, Blogging, and Live Streaming. 

Follow me on Periscope @amandabeautytip for more on this series. Thanks for reading, following, and watching the video! 

Read and Watch Topic 2: Why Blog for Business? CLICK HERE

Friday, June 24, 2016

Memories of my Childhood and my Dad in Honor of Father's Day 2016

First of all I have to say, "How is it June already?" This year has truly flown by and I cannot believe we start July at the end of next week. Now onto the topic of this post. Father's Day was last Sunday. My family gathered at my parents house and we had a lovely late lunch/early dinner thanks to my mom. We spent quality time with my Dad and had a wonderful day. My Dad has always been there and I know that as long as he is living I can count on him and my mom. I could go on and on when it comes to memories but for this post I am going to share two videos from my Periscope account and briefly summarize those two memories for you. I hope everyone had a wonderful day with their own families and that you enjoy these stories from my childhood. 

My Dad and Hunting:

My dad took me hunting when I was younger. I never went deer hunting with a gun myself, but I did tag along many of times. My dad still enjoys bow hunting for deer and will probably hunt until the day he dies. Hunting is just something I have grown up around so I will never think it to be a bad thing, but I will say there is a difference in the hunter that hunts to eat and the hunter that hunts to kill. My dad enjoys fresh deer meat and when he kills something someone ends up eating it and it isn't just left or thrown away. In the following video I share a quick hunting story from one of my trips with my dad when he killed a 10 point Whitetail Deer. 

My Dad Rescues Us From a Snake:

Isn't that one thing men are for? To save us women from creepy crawlies? Lol. As I said in the video, most creepy crawlies I will take care of myself, but sometimes it is still nice to have help. In the following video I share a story about how my dad saved us from a Copperhead snake that had gotten into our house. Luckily nobody was harmed except the snake. 

Like I said above there are many memories of my dad that I could share but these were the two that came to mind for the Periscope PeriGirls PGHonor week honoring Dads and Grads. PeriGirls is a community of women that use the app Periscope that support each other on the app. If you are a woman on Periscope, you can join us at My Periscope handle is @amandabeautytip. 

Thanks for reading and following me! I truly appreciate it! ~Amanda Davis