Is it Worth it

A lot of people are becoming well known through social media. I viewed a show called the Westbrooks and it made me think how social media affects people. Is it worth hanging around social media when it creates stress. One of the sisters on the show was weeping because of the comments she views from some of her Instagram fans or haters which ever one prefers.

Where does the social media career path lead? How did this whole think come about? Lets face it, people can be cruel, and it seems social media has no boundaries. I’ve read numerous articles where psychologists claim that too much social media exposure causes depression. Too much of a whole lot of things can cause a meltdown.

If social media is causing more heartache than happiness then one should consider limiting their time on social media or getting rid of it altogether. No social media site is worth risking one’s mental health. If it isn’t beneficial then social media needs to be on your keep away list. Of course not all social media sites are the same. Some sites will set “boundaries.”

Those social media sites that allow dysfunctional behaviors to persist are allowing it because they benefit from it. There’s a particular social media site that seems to have very little rules. Can you guess what site that is? Did you say, “Facebook,” you were right.

Not protecting members could lead to numerous lawsuits. I’m not sure if founders are concerned about that but they should be. The fact is, the anonymity allows people to use bullying tactics in order to intimidate members, sad but true. Should people be concerned when signing up to social media sites? Yes, the risk of private information being exposed is high, and there’s not enough safety measures.

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Try to Avoid Cynical Comments

Don’t you just loathe those cynical comments? Those comments that make your eyebrows go up. I’m sure you’ve seen them around. To be honest it’s easy for anyone to produce them. Some may not care how they make others feel. Some may feel that they’re anonymous and that it’s alright to be rude. Well, people do have choices but is it wise to be cynical, they’re using a tactic? What tactic? They’re using the get attention tactic. When one is being cynical they realize that most people will want to respond.

Once you respond to the cynical comment, the person has gained your attention, and then the drama begins. Being cynical is annoying and sometimes people could care less about that. They just feel that they’re doing something that will generate the attention they’ve been seeking. Just because one is being cynical does’t mean that they’re a bad person. It just means that they want some attention and for some reason they seem to think that being cynical is an effective way.

Producing cynical comments can do the opposite. People won’t want to deal with rude comments. They may want to avoid the persons who project them. If one has to be cynical to gain attention then that clearly demonstrates that they have some insecurity issues. There’s ways to get attention without being cynical. If you want to rise above it then try a different approach. Cynical is in the same group as sarcasm. I’m sure everyone has tried to be sarcastic at some point. That too can be annoying.

Some people will go overboard and they will not only be cynical but will try to use other tactics to get to the person or persons they’re trying to get attention from. If one wants to gain attention then utilizing their gifts will work out better. We all have talent and we should allow them to “shine.” “Be kind” and try to improve those comments by using some pleasantness in them.

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Views Rise During the Holidays

If you’re a blogger or writer then you already know how it goes. Working on websites can be unpredictable, one day there’s loads of traffic, and other days there’s barely any at all. That’s how online writing goes. It can be up one day and down the next. All in all it comes together but for many bloggers and writers the frustration can rise with downtimes.

This could have something to do with time zones and people working outside of their homes. Depending on the hours. a site could experience high traffic volumes, this seems to be the case aftet 6 p.m.¬†After 6 is when people usually arrive home from work. After they’ve settled in a bit, they can sit back and navigate through sites, writers and bloggers have no control over this. There’s no need to get bent out of shape. Where there’s a slow day. There’s a high traffic day so we should be thankful for that.

Lets Talk About the Holiday Seasons

Writers and Bloggers should be smiling from ear to ear when the holidays roll around. Why? They should be “smiling” because the money really grows around this time. Yes, yes, yes. The traffic increases during the holidays because people are on vacation and they will want to make their rounds around the web. So writers and bloggers can look forward to some extra cash during the holidays.

Guess what? More cash means you will be in a position to buy extra gifts. Someone will be happy about that. Don’t fret when that traffic decreases before the holidays. Everything will balance out.Writing and Blogging are great careers and when it’s down, we tend to get nervous, but we have to understand that businesses experience fluctuations. Just think about the positives and everything will turn out alright.

Save What you can

Knowing that traffics slows down and that there will be periods where the money trickles in. That simply means that we will have some saving to do. If there’s some emergency cash then we will fair better. Slow traffic is something online workers have to deal with but there’s a lot of bright sides to the business.

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Are Toxic Friends Really Friends

Have you ever came in contact with someone or people who are really toxic? They drain your energy but you try to give them chance after chance. Sometimes you have to close the door because no matter what you do, they will come up with something that will give you a migraine, it’s unfortunate but it’s in their character and personality.

It could stem from their childhood or it could just be that they have a dangerous competitive spirit. Anyone who has a friend like that needs to sever the friendship in order to protect their mind. The deeper the friendship, the larger the exposure to the toxicity, that sort of friendship is so unhealthy. You can try your best to assist them but it won’t work. They want what they want at any cost.

Don’t feed into their tactics, they may set traps for you or others, due to their selfishness. Imagine coming in contact with a large group of toxic people. It can make someone feel depressed if they allow it. Toxic people may not care that they’re that way and some of them are that way because there’s no one around to give them the desire to change. They remain toxic and they continue to lose good friendships.

If you have a loving heart then you’ve probably came in contact with some toxic people, it’s as if they seek those who are “giving,” and those who will tolerate a lot. No one has to put up with that, if the person or persons are unwilling to change, it’s best to walk away. Life should be enjoyed and we have enough to deal with so dealing with toxic people can be avoided. Of course you won’t always avoid them but you can avoid them most of the time.

A big Celebration

There’s a big celebration happening around the world wide web. Oh what ever could that be? The celebration of joy and happiness. The celebration of feeling free from negativity. Shouldn’t we be happy, shouldn’t we want to prosper, we should feel the “joy?” It’s a lovely evening and the peace surrounds us. Smile from ear to ear and enjoy what life has to offer.

We’re celebrating over there at Bubblews. Why? We believe that spreading love and kindness is contagious. Why should we be grumpy? We’re feeling the presence of God on “Twitter.” Let the “tweets” roll. Oh TSU I haven’t forgot about you. You’re in this too. Google+ with all the cuteness, those animals sure are cute, you’re a joy to be around as well. Blogjob, you’re shinning brighly, helping us gain our fair share of joy. Love, love, love you all.

We’re continuing to allow the positivity to flow. That’s right. Having fun, celebrating a “lovely life.” Lets continue to be uplifting and care about our neighbors and friends. Please oh please don’t let this celebration end. It’s so nice to have such loving people trying to “rebuild.” Lets make this happen again and again.

Bloggers, writers, and business owners. Lets do our “share.” Show the online world that we truly care. Be encouraged because here’s to a brand new day. We will work and we certainly won’t forget “play.” Laugh and feel so free. Avoid all of that negativity. Lets be loving and make this place better. Caring about one another and sending out some sunshine.

It’s your time, your time, your time. We will continue to make these communities grow. Your financial situations will get better, your stress will cease, just “believe.” Continue to create positive friendships and watch the positive changes. This is what we need. Keep celebrating and continue to be happy.

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The Best way to Deal With Difficult People

Difficult people exist, some of us are in contact with them everyday, but how do we deal with difficult people? Of course they will make you upset at some point but the best ways to deal with them is to ignore them. Yes, ignoring them will give you a peace of mind, don’t allow them to push your buttons because they will try in fact they love trying to push anyone’s buttons.

If ignoring them doesn’t work, and they’re on social media then you should block them, you don’t want them trying to harass you, or try to prank you. If blocking them doesn’t work then you may want to leave the social media site that’s filled with difficult people. Some people are going to be difficult no matter what.

If you want peace, find places where there are little to no difficult people, there’s plenty of places that have happy people circling about. Difficult people could create havoc on and offline so spend little time with them. If you’re the praying type, pray for them, prayer works. Some people are unaware that they’re difficult and in that case, you should tell them, and perhaps they will turn things around.

No one wants to deal with a difficult person or people. They will cause fatigue. Some people have lost “awesome friendships” because they were so difficult. Why spend your life dealing with that when you can spend it “smiling” and “happy?” Don’t allow difficult people to weigh you down.

If a particular social media site has “a lot of difficult people” then it’s best to go where there’s “positive people.” You will be “happy” and good things will happen for you. Don’t be filled with irritation and aggravation because you’ve came in contact with a lot of difficult people on a particular social media site. Where there’s bad apples. There’s good apples and you will be so “thankful” when you spend time with “loving” people.

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How to Build Traffic

We all know that working from home or working online isn’t easy. If you’re a writer or blogger then you know that you need traffic to your sites in order to make money. Many writers and bloggers worry about gaining exposure to their craft.

It’s not easy obtaining that traffic that will make you say, “wow!” There’s more to it than getting the traffic to your sites, you need them to click on adds, oh my. Lets be realistic here. Most people will probably scan through your work and head over to something else. Sigh.

What ever shall you do? Well, you could try to find some creative ways to make them want to come and “click,” that’s a great idea. The best way to get people to visit your sites are to “share.” Share what? Share your time and share interaction. If you’re not intetacting then you won’t get far. Interaction is very important. Don’t hesitate to interact.

Once people get familiar with you, they will be “excited” to see you pop in and see what you’re up to. After awhile they will find some of those ads interesting and want to click on them and sign up. “Hooray!” Isn’t that nice? Make sure you’re communicating on different sites.

Bloggers make money with those ads. Sites make more money when there’s more traffic because advertiers are willing to pay more with higher traffic. Makes sense. The more people click on ads, the more successful sites, writers, and bloggers will be.

Advertising Your Sites

You can’t expect to gain traffic without advertising. Advertise your links, the referral links, and advertise other writer’s work. The more exposure the better. Find creative ways to advertise. You can use a bit of humor in your advertisements. If there’s money to be made then why not make some of it? Find what works and have fun with it.

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Savor the Peace

It’s a beautiful day, the sun is out, and the games are on television. Thanking God for this glorious day. It’s a blessing to be able to gather thoughts and to be surrounded by “peacemakers.” That’s certainly something to be thankful for. There’s always something positive even in entangled situations.

It’s hard to believe that some people don’t enjoy peace. If they did then they would be “peaceful.” My, my, my it feels so good to be in peaceful environments and working with people who care. God will do it if we allow it.

Sometimes you have to shift to a new beginning. Renewing the mind and allowing joy in our lives is heavenly. As I look up, I’m giving God the Glory. He’s worthy to be praised. I’m so thankful that he’s a forgiving God. Isn’t that awesome? He loves us so and so does Jesus.

It feels so good to be able to breath because I’m truly happy. A shift is necessary when one is swallowed up by tormoil. Leaving a certain place and navigating elsewhere is lovely. Where there’s no peace, one can try to be a peacemaker, but if their efforts aren’t successful then it’s in their best interest to move on.

Not everyone will appreciate your smile. They may not appreciate anything about you. If not, don’t fret, go where you’re needed and appreciated. We can have peace when we get rid of the war mentality. We can’t expect great things when we’re not producing anything positive.

Continue to give thanks for today and the days ahead. We didn’t have to wake up this morning but God allowed because He isn’t finished with us yet. That means there’s more work to do. We must complete our “journey” and remain focused. It’s our season, it’s time to accept our promises, God loves you and so do I.

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Business Partners Making it Work

I’m so proud of my business partner. He’s a pretty smart guy, it continues to do research on the best investments, he’s in tuned with business. I’m so thankful that he continues to “prosper.” When choosing a business partner, one should choose someone who’s willing to put in the work, a person who’s focused will do well as a business partner.

If both of you are on the same page then things will most likely work out. Some partnerships go sour because one is more focused on the money then on the bright ideas. Of course we all have to survive but if a “business partner” doesn’t care about others then they would get kicked to the curb.

Who wants to work with a controller? One who won’t listen to your ideas but what all of their ideas put to use. That won’t help in the real world or in business. I rather stick with someone I know very well and I know will get the job done. This person is busy but won’t hesitate researching whatever needs to be researched.

Of course he’s not my only business partner but he’s one that’s working overtime right now. Good for me. Huh? It’s time to get extra serious because we have a lot of work to do. There’s so much planning and there’s a whole lot of “ideas” on the table. We will set up a business plan and continue to put together proposals. That’s something every business owner should learn, they should know how to put proposals together, of course Mr. Business Partner isn’t fond of that and I can understand that. So for now, he’s the researcher, I’m alright with.

My other business partner is the one who gives a few names to speak about. That’s not all, he also goes to some football games, and that works. If everyone does their part then things will certainly come together the way that we would like them to. We have to continue working together and “making things happen.”

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Be careful With Competitors

Competition is everywhere, it’s in the world, not everyone knows how to compete the right way. We shouldn’t be competing but everyone knows that people will do it anyway. If competitors are trying to do underhanded things then they should be avoided. If one doesn’t have the confidence in themselves and their business then they probably would try to sink their competition.

It’s not fair but some businesses and people will do that if there’s insecurity issues or if they’re evil. How can one get through to their competition? The best thing that a business can do is to keep ethical business practices and learn from their mistakes. Business is risky and sometimes business owners will take things to the extreme just because they want to win.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be successful but if you have to do so by harming others then things will go down hill. One can’t expect good things to come their way by doing evil things to others. It just won’t work. Wadhwa V. 2013 stated, “Corporate Executives and business owners need to realize that there could be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric.”

If the competition hurts others and it causes a lot of grief for their customers then the business should do all they can to make things right. If they’re unwilling to do so then they may experience failure. Not making sure your customers are satisfied and not caring about others will cause a business to suffer a demise.

Competing can cause all sorts of problems. People may not know how to compete without hurting others. If there’s absolutely no ethics, there’s no caring, and if there’s no caring people will move on to a business that truly “cares.” It’s important that business owners take care of business but it’s more important that they care about people.

It’s the “people” that will help their business grow. Focusing on winning may cause a failure to occur. That’s not what business owners want. When businesses use trickery they have set themselves up. They may think that they’re moving up the ladder but eventually they will come sliding down. Allowing corruption in your business is just bad business.

Source:

Wadhwa V. july 13, 2013. “Corruption in Business, and the Importance of Ethics”

“Corporate Executives and business owners need to realize that there could be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric.”

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