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By default I am a hyper person. I definitely was born that way. I always have to be doing something. I work full time as a Systems Administrator/Administrator for a local General Contractor who specializes in Restaurant Construction. We build/manage restaurants throughout the Mid-South. The difference between Restaurant Construction and other Commercial Construction Projects is that Restaurants turn over from ground-up in about 120 days.
From bidding, to starting, to closing a project requires a huge amount of attention to detail as well as lots and lots and lots of paperwork! I can concentrate on something for long periods of time. I am just hyper, needing to be doing something. My brain is going even when I sleep, which isn't much.
The kids are gone and we are empty nesters, except for the four animals that we have. My little Shiatzu, (Shitzu) which I named Blake Shelton. Yes, I named him Blake Shelton because I love Blake Shelton. I already had an animal named Elvis growing up so I didn't think I could have another one with that name. In fact, I had a cat named Presley as well, so there is that!
I decided that I would Blog. Why not? My neighbor blogs, my friends blog, I see everyone talking about Blogging on Facebook, etc. etc. Thus, I formed Sweet Yellow Cornbread. You can read about where the name came from in the About Section.
In just a little over two months time I have become quite busy. I had a few articles that I have "pitched" and they have been accepted and one has been published. My goal was to get an Article published for an on-line magazine and make new friends. That has been accomplished and I am very pleased. I had no idea that this would happen so quick. I had no idea that I would have so much fun in doing this "blogging."
In fact, I didn't tell my family I was going to blog until I did just that. Let's just say...they laughed! Did they not take me serious? Did they not think I could do it? I don't know. I don't think they are laughing now. I think they are just smiling and are thankful that I am not bugging them to do something with me all the time! I bet they are celebrating with each other that I have found something to keep me out of their hair. Hmm...…..
My neighbor said on her blog..."blogging is not for the weak" Well, she hit that right on the nose. Blogging takes a whole lot of time, sure I am a software technical guru so that part was easy. Setting up the website and the Blog was no big deal for me. Coming up with the name was no big deal for me. Photography was no big deal for me. What is the big deal is the time it does take in finding stories, writing the stories, creating recipes, taking photos of the food you made. WAIT.......that is not even the half of it. Then you find yourself making cute little Pinterest art with the photos, writing the recipes for the blog post, tagging the blog post back to your Pinterest, your Instagram, your You-tube or whatever platform you want to reach out to.
In less than two months, I have been able to try out some products. Review the products and write the reviews and the posts about the products. That part is fun and the products have been something we have really liked. So, if you see me post about soap, lights, etc. etc. it is because I have been asked to try out the product and give a review. I am happy to do so.
I have set up some interviews and met some really neat new people. I have reconnected with some old friends to be able to feature their stories in the upcoming months. I am booked pretty solid for the next month or so on great features that will be coming out soon in various on-line places. I am very thankful and grateful for this opportunity to find something that I really enjoy!
You do spend a good bit of your time engaging with others. Engaging by sharing your photos, your pins, your blog posts, etc. throughout various other groups. The Blogging Network is huge! Think about it this way.....Blogging is WORLD WIDE! It isn't state-wide or even just within our great Country. I have met and engaged with others from all over the World. It is very fascinating and intriguing.
I admit I was a little skeptical as well. I thought blogging was just people writing to do their diary on an on-line form. Well, I guess it can be. But for me, it is much more than that! I want to tell other peoples stories. I want to share photos and recipes from others as well. In the meantime, if I so happen to get the pleasure of having grand kids in the future, then maybe they will have some of my heritage or legacy passed down to them.
This is my Birthday Eve night and the last day I will be 55. I can say that I have accomplished more than I ever dreamed I would have. I had the pleasure of training and teaching hundreds how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access Development and many other Platforms. I had the honor to teach some of our prestige "Your Honors" as well as Doctors, Lawyers, Bankers, Nurses, Engineers, Preachers, Teachers, Contractors, and the list goes on and on. I had the privilege to teach some of the our finest Military including Majors, and I once had a 3 Star General in one of my computer classes.
I sign off for now. I flew past 55 at a high speed. I think I will keep blogging at 56 and hopefully for several more years. Don't worry this blogging won't be much about me except for an occasional blurb, etc. You will be introduced to some interesting folks coming just around the corner.
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