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Promote Yourself: It’s All About You & Your Business

February 21, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

Promote Yourself: It's All About You & Your Business Welcome back, or for those first time visitors, I’m so glad you stopped by. I wanted to create a place just for you where you will feel welcome and can share with my readers who you are and why you are online. In other words, I’m giving you your own space to promote yourself! :-)

I truly believe in giving back. During my time here online I have met some really awesome people and I’ve been able to accomplish this through social networking. Is everyone going to want what I have to offer? Absolutely not! But, can someone possibly learn from me or can I possibly learn from them? Most definitely!

Everyone would like their blogs to have more visitors and more comments. So why not start by introducing yourself to my readers so they can get to know you a little better. In return, they just might pop over to your blog and share the love as well. It’s a great way to not only introduce yourself and share what you do, but also meet some new people and possibly make some great connections.

So here is what I would love for you to do:

* Introduce yourself
* What do you do
* What are you passionate about
* Do you need any help or do you offer help
* Promote yourself

I would love for you to stay awhile and check out some of my posts. Comments are always welcome and I promise to return the favor. It’s definitely a win-win situation for us both. You get more links to your site and it will help improve the search engine rankings for us both!

I’ve got one more favor to ask of you! Once your comment is approved (I’ll do that as soon as possible), come back by and hit the “Tweet” button. People will not only be interested in promoting themselves, but they will be able to read all about you as well (free advertising). If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll add me as a friend. My Twitter ID is “adriennesmith40”.

So spread the love, leave me a comment on my posts and let’s get to know each other. I will be forever grateful!

Thank you so much and see you soon!

P.S. If you don’t tell me more about you and what you’re up to your comment won’t be approved.  I mean that is what this page is all about.  So, look forward to learning all about you.

{ 598 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dillon Rhodes March 2, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Well I guess I’ll get this started. Thank you for creating this, Adrienne!
-My name is Dillon and I’m an Intern Architect, Photoshop Guru, and Social Media Enthusiast. I currently reside in Philadelphia, PA.
-Simply put, I do architectural design work, 3D models, and all varieties of graphic design.
-My main focus is on creating graphics to help people brand their companies & themselves on Facebook. I can also help you put together a complete branding package, such as: Facebook Banners, profile images, Blog headers, animated blog ads, animated Twitter avatars, etc.
-I’m passionate about social media and how it allows a vast array of people that probably would have never met, communicate together. I’d like to think I know almost all of the ins and outs of Facebook, but there is always more to learn. I’m also extremely passionate about innovative designs, whether it be architecture, graphics, fine art, etc.
-I’m hoping to get started on my first WordPress website in the next month or so that will be 100% mine. It will be focused on Facebook tips & tricks, graphics, and a bit of my architecture work mixed in the graphic department. I’m sure I’ll need some assistance in getting it the site up to speed, as well as learn more techniques for affiliate marketing.


2 Adrienne
March 2, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Hey Dillon,

You sound like a really talented and busy guy. Thank you for sharing more about you and your business. I can’t wait to see your blog and read how you can help us more with Facebook. I’m sure there is so much that I’m not aware of and can really learn from someone who is in the know. Really looking forward to seeing that.

Welcome and thank you.



3 Linda Grunewald April 14, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Hi Dillon-

I see you provide a very needed service for anyone with an online business.

The way we look helps us get noticed by the world.

All the Best!

Linda Grunewald


4 Martha Christie March 14, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Hi Adrienne, I am an experienced Business Manager, Project Manager and Virtual Assistant who supports businesses with productively achieving their goals through effective, efficient business services.

Prior to establishing Martha’s SOS (Savvy Online Solutions), I spent 15 years in office management and PA roles.

I’ve worked in finance, operations and quality within the UK, working with quality management systems extensively, maintaining ISO 9001:2008 standards, along with enhancing several additional business skills to further develop the repertoire of services she is able to offer her clients.

I specialise in online administrative solutions. My services are offered with confidence to all my clients.


5 Adrienne
March 14, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Hi Martha,

Thank you for sharing what you are doing at the moment. I know that people can always use a virtual assistant. I considered taking on that challenge once but just enjoy doing something totally different.

Appreciate you stopping by.



6 Christopher Pieszko March 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Hi Adrienne, you’ve got a great site here!
Im currently a student in my junior year in high school and I’ve recently started trying to do marketing online through facebook and twitter. I’ve been into photography for a few years and have been trying to get recognition and exposure online. I have a website (
and a facebook page. I would appreciate if you would take a look at one of them. Im thinking of selling photos online in the future but for now im just displaying them. I’ve also done drawings (included on websites) and write poetry amongst other things which i will try to include online in the near future.

Thanks for your time.


7 Adrienne
March 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Hi Christopher,

Welcome my young friend and congratulations for taking a step forward and starting a new venture in your life at such a young age! I wish I had the opportunities you kids have now when I was young.

I love photos and I admire people who are able to capture an image! I was always jealous of my cousin who has an amazing talent for photography. I will be sure to visit both your sites and thank you so much for sharing who you are and what you do with us all. I hope you receive many more visitors because of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!



8 Linda Grunewald April 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM

Hi Christopher-

Holy Cow! You are one talented Junior Higher! When I was in Junior High..all I was thinking about were boys and school dances! Seriously!

I flipped through your portfolio and saw so many beautiful photographs. You are obviously not your average kid. I only wish that everyone could find their passion in life as early as you did.

All the Best to You!

Linda Grunewald


9 perry foster March 21, 2011 at 2:36 PM

thank you for letting me post here have a great day..


10 Adrienne
March 21, 2011 at 5:58 PM

You are so welcome Perry. Hope you’ll be back to share more about you with us all.

Have a wonderful evening.



11 Alana Nelson March 22, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for inviting me to introduce myself here. I first want to tell you how much I enjoy your tweets. There are so many “experts” in your field online that are just spammers or pushing cheesy websites to rake in the Google Adsense dollars – you’re a breath of fresh air. A real person doing real work, and with a great smile!

My husband and I own Fire Mountain Solar, a “small” renewable energy company in NW Washington state. We do everything from designing systems to product sales to installations. We’ve been in the industry since before it was the “in” thing, which means we’re in it because we believe in it.

We run both our home and our office building completely off-grid, supplying most of our power year-round from solar and wind. During the couple of months where we can get extended periods of short dark days we use an automatic propane generator to supply the extra power we need.

What am I passionate about? Relationships and excellent customer service. We believe our job is to educate, inform and assist people, not sell to them. If renewable energy is right for them, great. But sometimes our job is to show them why it’s not and thus “lose” a sale (but gain a friend).

I run the business side of our business, and have just recently taken the Twitter plunge. My goal for this year is to really get our social networking established. Please check out my very young blog, but don’t expect one of those technical blogs about all the latest gadgets. I’m shooting for the “softer” approach as you will see in some of my posts.

I look forward to more of your tweets and articles!



12 Adrienne
March 22, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Thank you SO much Alana. That really means a lot and you are so thoughtful to go out of your way to tell me that. I’m so touched!

Don’t you love it when you’ve been in that business for awhile and people are finding coming around to what you’ve been doing. I don’t doubt that you all are very successful and you seem like the kind of person I would prefer doing business with. As you have probably noticed, I take the same type of approach with my business as well. Give them that personal touch, help them the best way you can and if they become a customer great! If not, you’ve just gotten another really great friend out of the deal.

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing more about you and what you do. I’ll be sure to visit your blog soon.

Take care,



13 Linda Grunewald April 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Hi Alana-

Wow! How I admire what you are doing for us and the earth!

I grew up in the hippie generation and back then I thought their beliefs in natural remedies and natural ways of living were laughable. I don’t anymore! In fact, I’m a 100% Green girl today.

All the Best in showing the world your concepts!

Linda Grunewald


14 Bank Vega March 22, 2011 at 10:16 PM

We are a team of academics and technologists, who are passionate about banking sector and numbers. We believe that numbers tell a profound story — only you have to find the trends and patterns.


15 Adrienne
March 23, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Thanks for sharing with us about your business.


16 TomBurns April 3, 2011 at 9:41 PM

I just found you on twitter and have enjoyed what I have read so far. I have been a sales professional for many years, and am now realizing how important social media is to the future of our business. I am learning new things every day, and am so grateful for people like you who share their knowledge and resources! I hope everyone will look at our website as the general information about appliances may be helpful to you. Also, visit our facebook page and “like” us for useful info through the week…


17 Adrienne
April 4, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Hi Tom,

I appreciate you accepting my invitation to stop on by and share more about you with all of us.

I’m so happy to hear that you are realizing how social media can really help your business. We all would prefer purchasing something from someone we know, like and trust. Sounds like you are on the right path. I see you are in Nashville. I have family there so will have to tell them to look you up the next time they are in need of some new appliances.

Thanks again for sharing more about you with all of us.



18 Adrienne
April 12, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Would love to learn more about you and in doing so you’ll become a lot more attractive to potential buyers. Just a little helpful tip! :-)


19 Linda Grunewald April 14, 2011 at 10:43 AM

Hi Adrienne!

Just met you on Twitter, and I LOVE your concept here. I am a fun loving woman who is never short on words. With Twitter’s 140 character limit I have had to become an expert in the condensed version.

To prove that I’ve succeeded this is an actual tweet one woman wrote me two days ago. I should tell you first that she was just commenting on my Twitter name which is WeWant2HaveFun. She said, “ok, you got me…cause I always want to have fun! So what’s the story, I didn’t check the link yet.”

Wow! I thought, “How can I possibly convey who I am and my story in just 140 characters?” It took me awhile, but this was my answer to her, “The story: Late-in-life divorce devastation; placed ad for girlfriends; found hundreds; huge success for 7 years- taking it global in 2011″.

It must have worked because she immediately entered her email address on my website to periodically receive a series of short FREE videos telling my story and stories of our members that also includes information how every woman on the planet can soon join us.

And instead of me going on for pages here….which I could, mind you….I think I’ll leave it at that with your readers, too.

The thing I want everyone to know is that my group is the place where women of ALL ages anywhere in the world can find friends, laugh and have fun!

I WILL be coming back often and leaving comments on other people’s comments, too!

Again, Adrienne…This is simply a FABULOUS idea, and I wish you all the success in the world! Oh, and I’m going to sign up for your “Free Website Traffic In 24-Hours Report” since that’s what I need most right now.

All the Best!
Linda Grunewald


20 Adrienne
April 14, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Hey Linda,

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to share with us a little more about you.

I can definitely relate, I’m a talker. 140 characters!!! Please… But darn, you did a great job of condensing your answer down. I might need to take some lessons from you! LOL!!!

I LOVE meeting new friends and your site sounds fabulous. See, this concept does work. And I appreciate you visiting my other friends here and letting them know what you find of interest with them as well. Thank you for that Linda… That’s exactly why I did this.

Have a blessed day and enjoy the report! We all can use more traffic.



21 Joe Lawrence October 25, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Definitely agree, Linda. Its a great idea. One of the reasons I got online was to network with other info-preneurs and I’ve always been passionate about online marketing!


22 Bruce April 18, 2011 at 9:04 AM

This has become quite a journey!

Yesterday I was checking some blogs, saw a post you had done, liked it, commented, you replied, I followed you on Twitter, you sent me a welcome message inviting me to check here, & voila!

It appears we have the same mentor!!

In short, I’m Bruce, I work part time on the Internet, mostly with affiliate marketing with review webpages (not websites). A couple of years ago I started for an entirely different – and ill fated, (but we wont go into that!) – purpose, and being the cheapskate I am, didn’t want to waste a domain, so decided to turn it into a blog to just kind of collect my thoughts etc. What I found out though, was people started to read it, and some even liked it. There was even the odd one that bought something through a mention I’d made!

I also discovered this is fun. Creating review sites & the resulting back linking can be a bit boring, even lonely, and by contrast developing a personal blog is very engaging, you get to meet some great folk – like you!!

That’s important when you’re working at home, & by yourself, as without watching it, you can become a bit of a lonely fellow.

One thing I could use some help with is how to manage Twitter. I’ve been down the road of automated spam fest twitter “tools”, so I’m not meaning that, more how to integrate Twitter into my blog, but without it consuming ALL my time.

Suggestions welcome….

- Bruce
In case you’re wondering has absolutely nothing to with rockets. Hmmm, maybe that should be the tagline?


23 Adrienne
April 18, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Hey Bruce,

Awesome to see you here and I’m glad you took this particular journey.. Great minds think alike! :-)

Glad to hear that you are doing some affiliate marketing. Hope you are having some success with your review sites. I do find that I enjoy my blog more than anything, go figure. Hey, it’s the best way to start socializing with people other than Facebook. Even though I have met some amazing people through Twitter recently, them following me back over here. See, that stuff does really work!

We’ll have to talk more about Twitter. Are you thinking of putting the Tweet button on your posts because I briefly had a look at your blog yesterday but haven’t had time to check it out fully (which I will trust me). You do have the share buttons at the bottom of your page. Want to know how to get more followers and what I use? I can definitely help you get started getting more followers that’s for sure. Twitter is a great way to meet people.

Again, thanks for sharing more of who you are with us. I promise to get over to your blog and do my thing as well.

Have the best day ever Bruce…



24 Bruce April 18, 2011 at 11:22 AM

re: Want to know how to get more followers and what I use? I can definitely help you get started getting more followers that’s for sure.

I’m all ears, can you point me to a blog post or something?

- Bruce


25 Adrienne
April 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Absolutely my friend. I wrote this post back in January… See if this one helps.

See you soon.



26 Gwen April 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM

Hi Adrienne! My name is Gwen Morrison and I am a social media strategist in the Atlanta area. I’m excited to connect with you here! I love your inspirational tweets by the way — Bob Marley is a fav!

Thanks for the invitation to share a bit about me here on your blog. My business, Endurance Marketing, was conceived to help small business owners navigate through the mysteries of social media marketing. I help clients develop strategies to help them drive traffic, increase leads, improve their rankings and start engaging with their target audience.

I’m ALWAYS online so if you want to reach out to me for questions (or just to chat!), I’m on Twitter @gwenm4, Facebook at and my blog is at Loads of tips and just random fun stuff there!

Thanks again!


27 Adrienne
April 23, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Hey Gwen, thanks for stopping by and sharing more about you with us. Wow, you are one talented lady. Someone I definitely will be connecting more with from this point forward. And I’m glad you enjoy my quotes. I’m a positive and inspiration quote nut! Love love love them and sharing them with my friends.

Thank you so much for this and I’ll definitely be in touch.

Have a blessed day!



28 Gwen April 26, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Thanks Adrienne! Look forward to connecting with you!


29 Adrienne
April 26, 2011 at 3:12 PM

I’m enjoying your blog Gwen so be sure to share more about who you are and what you offer! I’m sure others will want to visit you as well.


30 Gwen April 26, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Thanks Adrienne! What I’m most excited about is being able to help small business owners navigate through the new world of social media. I create tailored social media plans for clients based on their needs, budgets, time, and expertise. I build Wordpress blog (sites), write blog posts, develop social media profiles, manage social media campaigns, and provide ongoing support and consultation services to help them get found online, engage with their customers, and build a buzz around their brand. What fun is that?

Thanks for your comments about the blog. I love to write and have been able to use my writing and editing background to help small business owners create blog content that drives traffic, and is fun at the same time!

I’ve been working in the online world for more than 10 years–writing, social media, and search engine marketing.

I love visitors so please do drop by the blog. I try to write about topics that will help business owners get started in optimizing their online marketing and keep them in the loop on what’s new with social media.


31 Adrienne
April 26, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Thanks Gwen, always great to hear more about what you are involved in.

So you’ve been online for more than 10 years, that’s good to know. You are way ahead of some of us. I always enjoy getting to know my readers and hearing what they enjoy doing. I love social media and these days, people need to understand how it can benefit their business more. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed so I can come back and visit you on a regular basis now. Will enjoy learning more from you.


32 Sally Brown April 23, 2011 at 10:00 PM

Hi Adrienne,
So glad to add you as a Twitter and FB friend! I am a retired RN, and now pursuing a writing career. I am passionate of helping people learn to spread love in order to help others, and themselves, live with more passion. We cheat ourselves out of so many wonderful things when we close others off.

I am hoping to publish some articles in magazines and write a book soon. I’m just beginning, and it is rough. However, I’m of the believe that I can become whatever I desire if I’m willing to work hard for it. Have a great Easter weekend. Sally


33 Adrienne
April 25, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Welcome Sally and thank you for sharing with all of us more about you. Glad we have connected on Twitter and FB as well. Always enjoy seeing my new friends come on over here and introduce themselves to my readers.

You have already fought half the battle. You know what you want, you are going after it and I have no doubt you will achieve it. I have met a number of people now who are online and writing for others. It’s a start to bigger and better things. Also have a friend that lives in Norway who just finished his first novel. So I know that there are others out there just like yourself who are living their dream of being a writer.

Will look forward to reading some of your work. Until then, have a wonderful week. I’m sure we’ll speak soon!



34 Aileen Stewart September 21, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Dear Sally:

Follow your dreams and never give up! Writers must be persistent if nothing else. Don’t look at “no” as a negative, but instead think of it as if you just haven’t yet asked the right person yet :0)

Children’s Author Aileen Stewart


35 Sally Brown April 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I had to add the do-follow from my blog to get my last post to appear. Sorry for the use of a 2nd comment. Sally


36 Kavita April 27, 2011 at 5:30 AM

Thanks for inviting me via twitter to share about me and my blog here, Adrienne. Hi. I am Kavita and I write about money making tips and tools, wordpress, SEO, linkbuilding, social bookmarking. I am active on twitter and facebook. I try to reply almost all comments on my blog and social profiles.

My blog is dofollow, growing in numbers each day and welcome visitors.


37 Adrienne
April 27, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Hi Kavita and welcome to my blog. Thank you SO much for taking me up on my offer and sharing more about you and what you do here with us. I’ll be sure to visit your blog. Will be anxious to read more. Sounds really interesting.

Hope this message finds you well and I’ll see you soon.



38 Kaarina Dillabough
April 29, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Hi Adrienne –

Thanks for the opportunity to get to know you and others on your site, and to tell a bit about ourselves.

I’m Kaarina Dillabough, a business coach, consultant and strategist for over 25 years now. I’m passionate about helping people be the best they can be, in business and in life. I’m a former Olympic broadcaster and coach, where we won a gold medal in Los Angeles in 1984. I had the pleasure of performing in the Opening Ceremonies of the Games in Montreal in 1976.

I love to work one-on-one with clients, to help them achieve higher levels of profitablity and personal prosperity.

I can be found at my website at, on facebook at and on twitter at KDillabough

I’m a lover of life and livin’ it to the max: sharing experiences, expertise and support to help others do so as well. Single malt fan. Passionate about helping others succeed. Cheers to you all! Kaarina


39 Adrienne
April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Welcome Kaarina and thank you for sharing with us more about you. Wow, a former Olympic broadcaster and coach. That must have been really exciting. I can only imagine. And performing in the opening ceremonies at one time. I’m very impressed and so honored that you stopped by.

I think that coaches are sometimes a necessity in life. I worked with a spiritual life coach a few years back and she really helped me break through some barriers I had about my own limited beliefs. Sometimes you don’t really realize where they come from so getting a totally different perspective really helped.

I’ll be sure to check out your site and see if we can’t connect on Facebook as well. Thank you again and have a blessed afternoon.



40 Kaarina Dillabough
April 29, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Thanks Adrienne – I look forward to continued connection. Warm regards, Kaarina


41 Dennis Holman April 30, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Adrienne (and all of you who have taken the time to read this far),

I am continuously amazed by the good things that happen in life for those who are willing to remain engaged. It was just a few weeks ago that I connected with a guy in Norway, Jens Berget (, who is not only pleasant but helpful in providing tips and tools that I have found useful for the business that I launched, recently. Just this morning, he RTed a message from you, Adrienne. This led me to “follow” you, and your response was friendly and warm.

Needless to say, I was pleased to find this site on which I have, now, invested some time. I have enjoyed reading the comments from those who have preceded me in finding your site, and I have been enticed to begin seeking connection with a few of them. For this, I want to express to you my appreciation for the invitation to self promotion.

I am not going to take a whole lot of space promoting my business. Advertising in Depth is focused on assisting small business owners in the Twin Cities area in the promotion of their businesses on the Internet. I have a Facebook Page, as well (on which I would welcome any “Like”s):

Passions? . . . where do I start? I can’t make enough time in my day to pursue those things for which I have a passion. I have a passion for gaining knowledge (variety of subjects), and I can get lost in research on a topic. I have a passion for meaningful interaction with interesting people, especially those with whom I can share something that they find to be of value. I have a passion for purposeful political activity. Besides these, I have many interests in which I periodically indulge myself.

Yes, there’s even more, for those who care to explore further.


42 Adrienne
April 30, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Hey Dennis,

Ah, my friend Jens… He’s amazing isn’t he! What a wonderful guy and I enjoy not only his blog but following what he’s involved with as well. I’m so thankful that you found your way over here and have shared with us some of what you are interested in.

I’m sure others appreciate you acknowledging them as well. I’ve had a few people locate each other through this post and are now either working together or assisting each other in some way. I’m so happy that they are reaching out to each other.

I appreciate you sharing more about you with us. Always enjoy learning about my new friends and blogging buddies. Thank you for taking the time.

Have a blessed day!



43 Rita May 15, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Hello Adrienne,

I came across your blog on Twitter and it’s great to see you’ve continued the social theme by giving others the opportunity to promote and engage. It’s refreshing to find a genuine and useful site amongst all the blatant self-promoting “noise” online!

So here’s a little about me and I’ll try and keep it brief:
I’m a PR and marketing consultant that helps businesses on a limited budget to market their products online. I also provide free marketing resources on my website

I’m a big Twitter fan and understand how daunting it can be for new users. There’s some great Twitter management resources online, but again the choice can be overwhelming but I’ve got some favourites which I’d be happy to share for those interested- contact me and I can send them over. I’m currently working on a resource to help new Twitter users.

If you need help with the below, contact me for a no obligation chat:

*Social media optimization
*Press release writing and distribution
*Wordpress web design

Even though I’m a businesswoman, I promise there won’t be any hard sell :) Your questions are great feedback to keep providing services useful to small businesses.

OK, I’ve rambled on long enough…

Thanks Adrienne and keep up the good work!



44 Adrienne Smith
May 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Why thank you Rita for your kind words and for sharing more about you with us. It’s refreshing when I come across people who are here for the “right reasons”. Sure, we all want to make money but there is a right way and a wrong way to approach it, wouldn’t you agree? I’m happy for my blog to be a place for others to connect and possibly help each other out or a place where we can locate people we want to do business with.

Thanks for sharing with us more about you and what you provide. I may be sending you an email to check out those Twitter resources. I use quite a few but always like to hear what others are using. So thank you for that.

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend and are looking forward to another great week ahead. Best to you.



45 Rita May 16, 2011 at 9:09 AM

Thanks Adrienne- looking forward to your Twitter questions! Have a great day :)



46 Sam May 19, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Well, my name is Sam and I was directed to this site via Twitter! I think this is a GREAT idea to network online!

I just finished my first year at York University – Schulich School of Business. I’m most likely going to be specializing in Marketing, which is what I’m passionate about. However, I still have a lot to learn as I am new to the business world. Specifically, I enjoy learning about social media and participating in all it has to offer. I find it so fascinating that a simple social network like Twitter can introduce you to so many new people, ideas, articles, bands, trends etc. Overall, I’m intrigued by the power of a blog post, a tweet or a Facebook status.

I simply maintain a casual blog that is an arbitrary collection of my thoughts, some stories, rants, quotes and now “confessions”. Feel free to stop by any time and check it out! This blog also connects to a second blog I maintain as “Survival Tips for Living with Your Italian Grandparents”. I live with my Grandparents and so, simply for entertainment purposes, I add little tips every once in a while relative to my experiences with them.

Thank you Adrienne for this opportunity to share and connect!

- Sam


47 Adrienne Smith
May 20, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Hey Sam, welcome…

Now marketing is a smart move young man. Not only are you getting an education by attending the university, you can also get a wonderful education here online. Just visiting different blogs, you can learn a lot.

I’ll be sure to check out your blogs. Thanks you so much for sharing your information with us and again, welcome.


48 andrew May 20, 2011 at 2:43 AM

For giving stability to business you need give quality assurance to customers for this you need to get ISO certification by Quality Management Organization like ISO it is worldwide known organization which works for quality certifications.


49 Adrienne Smith
May 20, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Hey Andrew, thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing this with us. I don’t even know that that is… I’ll have to check out your blog and read more about that.


50 Bryan Hunter May 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM


I’m Bryan Hunter and i’ve just recently started a website,, containing hundreds of Tips, Tricks, Hints and Shortcuts for Smartphone users.

The site is totally free and i’m currently trying to build traffic in the hope I can earn some a steady stream of passive income. I’m a bit of a phone geek, so i’ll blog about smartphone related news, industry trends and so on.

Having been made redundant last year i’ve swooped at the opportunity to make a living online. It’s slow going, but I love it. I also have another few sites in the pipeline, but i’m being careful not to juggle too many balls at once. I’m trying to finish one site before I move to the next.

I guess the main problem I am having at the moment is how to improve my CTR on ads. I wonder if there are any good software products to rotate ads on your site so you can see which ones perform the best? At the moment Google Adsense isn’t doing great, so i’m considering promoting my affiliate banners instead. But then it’s early days, so i’m not jumping to conclusions.

Thanks for allowing me to promote myself Adrienne. If you own a phone, please check out my site and i’m open to feedback about the site :)

Best regards,


51 Adrienne Smith
May 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Welcome Bryan and thank you for sharing with us what you are involved in.

Wow, you dedicated your site around Smart Phones. Guess you are the go to guy for these. That’s good to know. I guess whenever I decide to upgrade my phone, you’ll be the guy I come to for advice.

You have to be patient with your ads and such. You aren’t going to see instant results, that I know for sure. If you are using Google Adwords you can rotate your ads to see which ones pull the best. I don’t use Adsense so I can’t help you with that. Hopefully someone who stops by my place might be able to help you.

Good luck with your sites and again, thanks for stopping by and sharing with us a little more about you. Have a wonderful day!



52 wayne June 7, 2011 at 12:11 PM

Hey Adrienne,
I have been going in a few directions lately. My latest project is my buybarefoot website.

It’s an online store for “Barefoot products, lotions and notions.” The flagship of this little operation is Barefoot Science™ foot strengthening insoles.

As a reseller of this product, I can personally say it fixed my chronic achilles tendonitis and saved my tennis game.
I am also a writer/editor/website producer specializing in…just about every type of client. Yes, with
I cast my net widely back in the day, and oh the stories I could tell! Unfortunately, I learned the hard way that it is very difficult to survive as a freelance or even contracted editor these days due to a number of factors that would lead to my going on a rant. So I won’t. So in the communications area, I have been moving more towards the website producer side, emphasizing to clients that I can produce for them an easily updated website that they can manage with very little effort and minimal instruction.
Suffice to say that I find you have to have a few things on the go to survive and thrive online. I am eager to learn more about affiliate marketing so that I can start to monetize some of the other pages on Buy Barefoot. No luck yet, but I am all ears.
I also have many other ideas and projects pending. I am banking on making the right connections. Caught you on Twitter. Read your Bio,and I can relate considering how many avenues I have been down – some fruitful, some not. Thanks for the space!


53 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Hey Wayne,

Thanks for sharing this with us all. I love it when we locate products that actually have helped us. We are our own best testimonial wouldn’t you agree?

I know the feeling about going in a lot of different directions. Sounds to me like you have a lot of talents and are putting some of those to very good use. Creating websites for people is a gift. I wish I had that talent. I had my free training site template created for me and paid the guy a nice sum of money for it. I have several friends who are using their specific talents to drum up more business for themselves as well.

I have lots of great stuff to share with you about affiliate marketing and have a blog I created at the end of last year that will walk you through everything I’ve done to create my business from scratch. If you are interested in checking it out, just visit All that info is 100% free.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing this with us. It’s a great place to get connected with others. Take care and have a wonderful afternoon.



54 Doyin from Events by Doyin June 10, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Hi Adrienne,

My name is Doyin Fashakin and i help people create stree-free events that become lifetime memories. I’m glad i came across you and your blog. Online networking is a great tool for businesses.

I’ve been planning events for over 6 years. Our company is based in Houston Texas and we organize corporate events as well as social functions such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries e.t.c.

I’m still trying to get a hang of the social marketing world. I think its exciting but it can be overwhelming sometimes. Even though i have a twitter account, i don’t really understand what it does and how it helps businesses.

I’m currently seeking bloggers who can blog about eventips and someone who can help manage our Facebook and Twitter accounts. We don’t have a big budget for that at the moment but hope to get there soon.

Thanks again for inviting me to your blog. Have a great weekend!


55 Adrienne Smith
June 10, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Well welcome Doyin and I’m thrilled to have a fellow Houstonian drop by. Yep, we’re neighbors! How cool is that.

Thanks so much for sharing with my readers what you do. That’s sounds like a fun and exciting job. I’ve met a few party planners in the past and they just love organizing those types of functions.

I wrote a post back in February about Twitter if you’d like to check that out. You may find it a little helpful since you are just getting started over there. It’s titled My Twitter Revelations. Give me a shout if you need any further help.

Thanks again for stopping by and hope you are having a wonderful day! Enjoy your weekend as well.



56 Christian Hollingsworth
June 18, 2011 at 9:29 PM

I just found this post Adrienne. Looks like fun!

I’m Christian Hollingsworth and have been working online and been involved with blogging, social media and design for ten years. A majority of my time is spent creating content for my own blogs, other blogs and freelance writing networks. I also manage and develop social media campaigns for companies and clients around the world – with a large focus and emphasis on product promotion.

I’m passionate about many things in life – and often I get sidetracked. I love to sing (being trained in Opera), watch movies, camp/hike, spend time with family, draw, dog sled, church and exercise. There’s just so much to do in life!

If you have any questions or comments or need a friendly hello feel free to email me anytime at:

You can find me blogging at


57 Adrienne Smith
June 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Hey Christian,

Thanks so much for sharing more about you and what you do with my readers. See, even I learned something new about you. You are training in Opera? I bet you are good… That I have no doubt. Great stuff and happy you shared.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Will visit with you again soon.



58 Sara Gottfried, MD June 25, 2011 at 9:25 AM

I help women who’ve lost their groove feel sexy, ripe + delicious again. I’m a board certified organic gynecologist and I get your hormones balanced naturally by recommending botanicals, cleanses and bioidentical hormones to women across the world from my Berkeley integrative medicine office. Get your digital prescription for low energy, low sec drive or weight problems – 70% of the time the root cause is hormone imbalance – at


59 Adrienne Smith
June 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Wow Sara, how interesting. I’ve never heard of that type of work before. I bet you really enjoy helping so many women figure out what their problems are. Thanks so much for sharing that with us.


60 Annie Andre July 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM

My Name Is Annie Andre. I’m a multi-passionate person and ex-corporate dweller turned lifestyle entrepreneur. After my husband and i were laid off on the same day I started my own line of specialty sleeping mask all handstitched by moi as a side hobby thinking i would re-enter work after a year. My husband was in no rush either to look for a job. Little did we know the economy took a turn for the worse in 2008 and 2 years later my side hustle business was our only income. So we packed up the kids, left our home in silicon valley an headed east for a year. We lived a semi nomadic life between Montreal and Maryland.

Now we’re on a new adventure after this summer we will be applying for visas to stay in France for a year why we try to get 2 new businesses off the ground ( coaching and consulting).
We both come from the high tech industry and know our way around HTML, databases, analytics, seo, web advertising and more since we worked for start up and wore many hats. so why not try to work for ourselves? Nothing to lose.

In addition to my sleeping mask business, i have a blog, which is part manifesto part inspiration for people to get off the treadmill of life and live more adventurously while staying a little practical too. Lets face it, not everyone can go wild and crazy adventures especially when you have to take care of kids.
So that’s my story. We’re at the beginning of our adventure, where it ends i have no idea.

thanks Adrienne for letting me share this with others and you.
Annie Andre


61 Adrienne Smith
July 1, 2011 at 10:28 PM

Hi Annie,

Thanks so much for dropping by and sharing more about you and what you are up to these days with me and my readers. What a cool life you lead. Of course the turn of events that put you in this position was something I’m sure was unexpected but look at all the great stuff you and the family get to experience now. Years down the road you are going to think back as this being some of the best times of your life. Just being together and realizing that having each other is all that’s really important.

I have no doubt that everything you and your husband want to accomplish will take place. You just seem like that kind of go getter. I’m so pleased that you stopped by and we had the chance to meet. I have Mr. Benny to thank for that.

Appreciate you sharing part of who you are and what you are doing with us all. I wish you the very best of luck and if anyone needs any coaching and/or consulting services, be sure to look Miss Annie up. She’s one heck of a lady!


62 Vitaly Tennant
July 11, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Hey Adrienne,

Thanks for providing this section and your online tips in general. This blog is an amazing source and I am honored to be part of this community!

My name is Vitaly Tennant, and I’ve always been doing stuff online. My first legitimate site was created 13 years ago, it was an ecommerce site (which didn’t go too well; although great learning experience nevertheless). Long story short, I’ve come a long way and have been part of many online ventures. With having passive income streams from companies I’ve helped start up and those that I am currently building, I feel that I am on the right track in obtaining a fulfilled life. I am a firm believer in helping others. This quote comes to mind “If you help enough people get what they want, you’ll get what you want”.

You can find a lot of great info at which consists of lifestyle and internet wealth posts … as well as bunch of other stuff. Ultimately it was a niche blog turned into a melting pot of information with contributors.

I also do social media growth and planning and offer services in that regard to certain clients.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet great individuals and speak at conferences with millionaires and billionaires. I advice everyone to attend their local meetups and get out from behind the computer screen and make some solid connections!

My latest project with few other partners is to offer coworking space in Richmond, VA. Basically it’s for all of us that work from home, and need an office away from home (you know printers, fax machines, lots of caffeine, etc.), which brings like minded individuals together. It’s been great so far, and we’re opening our second location in the fall.

Thanks for offering the space to share what we do Adrienne.


63 Adrienne Smith
July 11, 2011 at 7:07 PM

Hey Vitaly,

Thanks for dropping by and providing me and my readers more information about who you are and what you do. What an interesting life you’ve had and still do lead. This place is one big learning experience after another isn’t it! But that’s what makes it so great. We learn from our mistakes, become much better, move on and do better.

Wish I knew someone in VA but hopefully someone reading this just may. You never know.

I’m so glad you enjoying reading my posts. Kind of makes me think I’m doing some good here. I sure hope that’s the case.

Again, thanks for sharing with us and glad we are part of the same blogging community now. :-)


64 Susan Alexander July 13, 2011 at 10:18 AM


It’s really good of you to offer this page to everyone. Thanks for that. I’m so glad I found your site, and I look forward to reading more and more of it.

A bit about my blog: It’s based on a model I developed for personal change. The model is made up of what I believe are the 4 essential principles of self-chosen change, i.e. the kind of change we choose to make in our lives (as opposed to the kind of change that happens beyond our control).

I distilled every relevant source I could find into 4 common principles. I did it the research after noticing that there seems to be a separate how-to list for virtually every kind of self-chosen change. To me, it seemed that there had to be commonality – whether the change is becoming more creative, or working in a new way, or transforming a thought process, or taking a new approach to exercise and nutrition.

I found 4 common principles. To make them into a memorable model, I gave them each a label beginning with the letter M. If you or anyone would like to know more, here is a summary: (scroll down to the heading, “What’s the model?”).

I welcome any thoughts, from you and your readers.

Many thanks, Adrienne! Heading over to your FB page now. :-)


65 Adrienne Smith
July 13, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Hi Susan,

Great to see that you did stop by. I’m happy to have a place on my site where my new and regular visitors feel they can come and let the rest of us know all about who they are and what they do. That’s how relationships are formed aren’t they? By getting to know the people we are and what we might be able to help others with.

You put a lot of thought into this so I will be sure to stop by your place and take a look around. Am happy for you that you have found what you are passionate about and I’m sure that you have been able to help a lot of people.

Thank you for sharing once again and have a blessed day!



66 Hasan July 17, 2011 at 2:55 AM

What’s Up Adrienne,

You have a great site here, i read a few articles and i really like your style of writing. Keep it up, i’m definitively going to check your site in future!

Btw, I’m Hasan from MarketingTheInternet, an internet marketing blog that mainly discusses Direct response marketing, sales and conversions, public relationship marketing and social media marketing. Sometimes case studies of big company giants marketing monopoly.

Anyways, take care.



67 Adrienne Smith
July 17, 2011 at 1:07 PM

Hey Hasan,

Thanks for sharing more with us about what you’ve got going. Will have to visit your blog and check it out. I do hope you’ll come back and visit in the near future. Always a pleasure to have to stop by and comment. Until then, enjoy your day!


68 Chrysta Bairre
July 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

This is a fantastic idea, Adrienne! Thanks!

Hello! I’m Chrysta and I write a blog called Live Love Work.

I write Live Love Work to inspire myself and my readers to get the most of their careers and life through work-life balance, professional development and career management.

My favorite topics to write about are gratitude, happiness and positive attitude!

I would love to get new, and returning!, readers to my blog. Blogging for me is all about relationships and I’d love to get to know you. I love your comments and questions!

If you want to love your work and live a happy life, check out Live Love Work!


69 Adrienne Smith
July 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Welcome back Chrysta and thank you so much for sharing more about you and what you do. I think this is a wonderful place for all my readers to share a little more about them so everyone can get to know one another.

I hope others will stop by your place for a visit. I love your blog and the way you write.

Best to you.


70 Bonnie Squires July 26, 2011 at 2:21 PM


The first thing i’m is a mom to 8. My family
comes first before any thing. I even dropped
out of school for the 2nd time because my family
needed me.

The 2nd thing is i’ve done ebay for about 10 years now
but it is some thing i like to get away from. my hold online
classes for new members or do a ebook on ebay and sell that.
I need some thing that i can do online but wont cause allot
of stress on me.

i was all so thinking of a membership site with ebooks and things
like that.

My other idea is i love to make personalized candy wrappers and news papers
and other things. these are templates you put over a candy bar and the news
paper is designed with a header and different names like Baby times. These would be templates i sell to other but not sure if i want to sell them as sets or
as a membership. i’ve sunk over $1,000 into graphics since 1998 so ever thing i
use is legal i don’t have to worry about copyrights.

The other thing i’ve had since 2007 is a personalized site like zazzle.

I know part of my problem is i’m not sure how to promote myself or my item.

The other thing i love doing is helping other people.

Thanks for letting me post here
Have a wonderful day

Bonnie Squires


71 Adrienne Smith
July 26, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Hi Bonnie,

Thank you so much for sharing more about you me and my readers. I can tell you are a very loving individual, always putting your family first. That’s so important.

What you do sounds very interesting. Do you talk about the things you love over at your blog? I know we just met yesterday due to the participation we both contributed in the getting to know you day. You should share with others on your blog what your loves are and then visit other blogs and start building up a dedicated community. They will eventually be more than happy to spread the word for you and there is no cost at all for friendship.

Just a little suggestion and again, I appreciate you stopping by and maybe some of my others readers may have some suggestions at all.

Thank you again and hope you are having a wonderful day.



72 TK Goforth July 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM

H, Adrienne! So nice to connect on Twitter and here on your blog! This is a great concept, and I appreciate you offering the opportunity!

I am a musician and music teacher and also an author. I’ve traveled the world singing and am now settled in as a married lady and mom. I LOVE teaching others, and so teaching music is right up my alley. I also saw the need to teach students (both children and adults) how to play piano in a way that they could actually USE through their entire life, as I realized that most people who have taken piano lessons forget much of it after lessons are over. You don’t know how many times I have heard, “Well, I used to play…”

That’s just not right to me, so I had to do something about it. I wrote a book called “Chord Piano Is Fun” ( so that people who have learned piano in the past can learn some new things that they never even realized and be able to play anything they want. It’s so exciting to hear so many students (including people who have taken piano lessons for years) say to me, “I can’t believe I didn’t know this stuff before!”

So, my passion is to teach and to teach music to anyone and everyone who wants it. It’s so exciting for me to see students take the information that I have to offer in my book (and soon in more videos) and be able to play and sing along, or to be able to accompany a band or soloist. The book has been so very well-received and those who follow my blog ( get a discount on the book, too!

Thanks again for letting us flaunt our stuff. You have a great website here, and I look forward to following it and following you on twitter!

God bless,

T.K. Goforth


73 Adrienne Smith
August 1, 2011 at 11:40 AM

Hi T.K.,

Glad we were able to connect as well and love that you are sharing more about who you are and what you enjoy with us.

Guess what! I use to know piano too. But I could never read the notes, I learned by ear. My Mom and sister still play as well as a couple of my cousins and my aunt still plays piano and organ at her church going on 50 years now. They play so beautifully too.

Thanks for sharing and you have such a unique talent. I’ll definitely come check out your site.

Have a beautiful day and thanks again.



74 Ruth Zive
August 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

Hi Adrienne! I’m Ruth, and I am a freelance writer living in the Greater Toronto Area (yup, I’m a Canuck). I spent more than a decade working in non profit management, and transitioned about a year ago into corporate communications. I took a deep breath, and launched my own business. I write mostly for tech and retail companies.

I’m passionate about my family (husband, five kids and a dog), Ashtanga yoga, handbags, and Down syndrome. Well, I suppose not Down syndrome, but the integration and appreciation of people with exceptionalities.

I’m always looking for help from people more seasoned and experienced. Just started my blog this week – I know that there is lots of room for improvement, so feedback, tips, constructive criticism is welcome!

If you know of anyone looking for a freelance writer – I do web copy, press releases, case studies, blog articles, white papers, corporate speeches…pretty much anything content driven. My turnaround is quick, and my rates are reasonable.

Thanks for the opportunity for shameless promotion!


75 Adrienne Smith
August 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Hi Ruth,

I appreciate you stopping by and sharing more of who you are and what you do with us. Congratulations on starting that blog too. I’ll have to stop by and give it a once over.

You sound like a very talented young lady and I have no doubt you are a huge success in your given area. I hope that by sharing more of you with my readers that someone just might need your services. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Thank you again and send anyone over who would also like to shamelessly promote themselves. :-)


76 Robert Litzenberger August 10, 2011 at 4:22 PM

Hi Adrienne. Thanks so much for the opportunity to promote myself on your blog. That’s a great idea and super generous.

I am new to the blogging world. I have a website, but I am in process of building my wordpress website which will include blogging. I have a great deal to learn!

My name is Robert Litzenberger and I live in Brady, Nebraska, in the West Central part of the state. While I pastor two churches, I also have a personal “note referral” business at home.

This business involves finding private individuals who are holding a trust deed, private mortgage, or land contract. In other words, they are receiving monthly payments that are secured by property. What I do for them is to offer a free, no obligation, quote as to what their future payments are worth in a one lump sum of cash. I work with buyers across the country who bid these on the open market. I take the highest bid and make an offer back to the note holder. They decide from there.

I find these individuals by researching court house records, as they are on public record. I then contact them and offer my service. I can also buy leads if I so desire. I then collect the needed information and make the buyers aware of what notes are for sale.

This is a challenging business for me, yet fun in so many ways.

Now, more about me. My wife’s name is Beth and we’ve been married for 26 years. We have three children, Katie, Robbie, and Matt. Katie lives in Lincoln, NE, works at McDonald’s and gives piano lessons from her in home studio. She received a piano performance major from University of Nebraksa in Lincoln.
Robbie lives in Kearney, NE and works at Complete Nutrition in Grand Island. Matt, our youngest, will be a junior in high school and plays football. We love living in Nebraska.

Being in Nebraska, we are Husker fans!

My greatest passion lies in desiring to walk with Jesus in a greater way, helping others do the same, and to see our church ministry grow. This also involves understanding more about “how” this all works and helping others to see God at work in their lives.

My home business is getting started from a desire to provide for my family from the home – works with my schedule. For several years, I was the assistant store manager of a grocery store in Gothenburg, NE and worked that job with my two churches. I am now working at this and serving the churces.

If I need help with anything, it would be in the area of understanding more how to market my business more effectively with social networks and with blogging. I am hoping to have my new wordpress website up and running soon so I can include blogging with my website.

Thanks again for allowing me to promote myself.
Have a great day!

Robert B. Litzenberger, III


77 Adrienne Smith
August 10, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Hi Robert,

Well welcome to my blog and I’m so happy you took me up on my offer to promote yourself. Always eager to meet new friends.

Thank you for sharing more about you, your family and what you are involved in with us. Wow, you do have your hands full. As long as you love everything you do, that’s all that matters right!

I hope that someone here will read what you do and possibly need some assistance. Also please know that at the top of my blog you’ll see a tab for free training. That’s my site so if you need to learn anything else about things to do online, that’s the place. It will also help you with your blogging ventures.

Thanks again for stopping by.



78 Timo Kiander August 17, 2011 at 12:08 AM

Hi Adrienne!

I truly appreciate the opportunity you are giving us here!

Anyway, here is my information ..

My name is Timo Kiander and I live in Finland.

I have been blogging soon 9 months and when I started out, my niche was “personal development for online entrepreneurs”. I blog at

Now I have changed the focus of my blog and I blog about online business productivity and time management. Obviously the personal development theme is very strong still (on the background), but I wanted to truly follow my passion which is all about productivity.

I help people to become more productive – especially if you have an online business while having a day job – by providing help in the form of free reports/e-books, weekly written blog content, weekly video tips. Also, every 3rd week I’ll publish a podcast too.

Later this year I about to create my first product (probably an e-book) and at some point, move to services and coaching too (haven’t thought about the topics yet …).

I’m building my blog so that I earn my living through it – full-time.

Anyway … thanks for giving a chance to promote myself :)



79 Adrienne Smith
August 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hi Timo,

Welcome to my place and thank you for sharing more about you with us. Sounds like you are definitely doing what you love. I’ll have to be sure and stop by and check out your blog.

Congratulations for hitting the nine month mark. I can sympathize with you about changing directions, I’ve done the same thing myself as have a lot of people. As long as you are following what you enjoy doing the most that’s all that matters.

Looking forward to seeing what product you’ll be creating. Please do keep us informed.

Have a fabulous day!



80 Sarah O'Leary August 17, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Hi Adrienne and fellow comment readers,

So glad I found your site – I’m really looking forward to learning more about navigating this online world through your friendly videos!

And thanks so much for the opportunity to introduce myself and my blog. I recently began blogging at Wellness the Natural Way – mostly about herbal healing, and natural ways to health and well being. I am an herbalist and owned an herb and gift shop for 19 years. But my true dream all along was to be a writer. After I sold my business I returned to school for training in journalism and writing (and learned lots more along the way!)

Now I’ve found a way to merge my two passions and I’m having a ball sharing my knowledge with others. My blog talks about practical and easy natural healing tips for busy people who don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on natural healing. I’ve also got some great recipes and fun ideas for the DIY crowd.

If this interests any of you, come pay me at visit at I’d love to ‘see’ you there.

I’m still climbing the tech learning curve and figuring out how to have an online presence. Would love to network with any like minded folks.




81 Adrienne Smith
August 17, 2011 at 7:14 PM

Hi Sarah and welcome! So glad you stopped by and decided to share more with me and my readers about who you are and what you do.

So you sold your offline business and are now doing what you really love. That’s so amazing Sarah and congratulations. I love hearing stories such as yours.

I will definitely be visiting your site. How long have you been blogging now? I love to read posts like yours so I will be stopping by probably tomorrow to say Hi and check out your place.

Hang around my blog for a bit and you’re going to learn a LOT. I have the best blog readers on the plant and we are always eager to help others learn. If you have any specific questions, drop me an email and I’ll be more than happy to help.

Thanks for sharing this with us and I wish you the best of luck.



82 Rusty
August 18, 2011 at 1:44 AM

This is really great! Good platform and innovative, my compliments! Well My name is Rusty Purkiss and I have lived abroad more than I have been home and most of the work that I have done has been humanitarian aid work, volunteer, worked with young people, administered a small school, and now am working in marking in Italy with one foot back home to be as close to my aging dad as I can be. I have more ideas than a dog has fleas and have a hard time figuring our which one to scratch first!
Marketing in Italy is way far behind the times and so there is a LOT of potential here in that are so, I am working to help get some interested parties caught up and doing my own catching up too! In the meantime I have taken up blogging and am interested in writing a book that takes a more international perspective on the world today. I have been making a lot of new and fantastic friends and so I am happy to make your acquaintance as well!
My Blog deals with life issues on a various topics, I share about the workplace, parenthood (I have 6 grown kids and 2 grandchildren) I sometimes dabble in social and moral issues and border on politics.
I have appreciated getting to know fellow bloggers and am always in the market for a lesson! Thank you for your site that I find extremely helpful and thank you for your Tweet message! I look forward to remaining in touch!

Thank you again Adrienne and take care!



83 Adrienne Smith
August 18, 2011 at 9:17 AM

Hi Rusty and welcome. Thank you so much for your kinds words and so glad you decided to stop by and share more of what you do with us.

You sound like you’ve lead a very interesting life up to this point. I bet you definitely have some stories to tell and whatever you share would make a great book.

I hope you make it back this way soon to spend more time with your Dad. I lost mine 8-1/2 years ago and I worshiped every moment I had with him. We were very close so I’m thrilled I was always here for him. No regrets!

You’ll have the chance to meet some more pretty awesome bloggers over here at my place as well so have fun socializing. I’ll be by your place soon to say hello.

Have a wonderful day!



84 Aaron August 20, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Hello Adrienne and thanks for the opportunty to promote what I am doing.

My name is Aaron Myers and I have yet to meet anyone who did not want to learn another languaage. My writing at The Everyday Language Learner ( is all about helping regular people take convenient steps toward becoming a language learners – no matter the language. After you visit the blog to see it for yourself, check out The Ten Week Journey, a free email series designed to walk you into a life of language learning. (If you have any friends that have always talked about wanting to learn another language but have never really gotten started, this is the program for them.)

And be sure and read my free guide to help you think more about how to create, maintain, and protect your motivation, commitment and attitude toward learning. You can find that guide at the site or at this link:

My big project is the up and coming September 1st release of The Everyday Language Learner’s Guide to Getting Started. I would love to build more buzz about this and you can read a bit more about it here: If you have any new ideas about getting the word out or want to help promote it yourself, I would appreciate it much. And if you are a blogger, I would love to send you a free copy of the guide to look over and read. Just let me know!

Well that is a bit about my work at The Everyday Language Learner. You can read more about me personally here:

Thanks so much Adrienne for the opportunity to share here. If you ever have any questions about language learning, please let me know. I hope many will stop by EDLL and that I too can become a “must read” blog like yours.

Take care and have a wonderful day,



85 Adrienne Smith
August 20, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Hi Aaron,

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing more about you with my readers. Of course you know that I recently learned about you over at Benny’s blog with that fabulous guest post you wrote. I’m sure you could tell by my comment just how blown away I was with your post. What an amazing young man you are. I’m so thrilled you stopped by and shared more of what you do with us.

You might get a kick out of this but the only time I was interested in learning another language was when I was in my 20′s and I worked at the steel mill. Most of the guys that worked for us, not all but a good bit, were hispanic. They would always talk about me right in front of my face and I never knew what they were saying. I wanted to learn the language SO bad so that I could come back and shock them big time. My boss knew the majority of what they said and he wouldn’t repeat it, if you know what I mean. Other than that, I’ve never had the urge to learn another language. Maybe some day when I’m able to travel more. But i know who to come to now.

Thanks again Aaron for sharing this with us. Have a splendid day my friend.



86 Ethan August 26, 2011 at 5:53 PM

We help entrepreneurs just getting started with supply chain solutions including order fulfillment from our San Francisco Bay Area warehouse.


87 Adrienne Smith
August 26, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Thanks Ethan for stopping by and sharing with us what you do.


88 andrea d. wiener August 29, 2011 at 5:26 AM

My name is Andrea – on my website I want to teach people how to use coupons for themselves and to be a BLESSING to others…. :)


89 Adrienne Smith
August 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM

Thank you Andrea for sharing this with us. I wish you the very best!


90 Harleena Singh
August 31, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks so much for giving all of us this opportunity to share a little about ourselves as well as connect with so many wonderful people. It is indeed very kind and thoughtful of you.

I am a professional freelance writer, with ten years of expertise in writing, education and management fields. I have a vast experience in creating quality content for websites as well as for publishing house magazines(

Writing articles has certainly been very enriching, in the aspect that I developed a rich repository of knowledge. Treating it with my valuable life experience, it translates into pearls of wisdom that I love to share with others.

Please visit my website – and go through my detailed profile, to know more about me. Check out my blog related to family issues-

Feel free to connect with me on Twitter(@harleenas) and Facebook( as well!

Thanks for taking out time to know me better :)


91 Adrienne Smith
August 31, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Hi Harleena,

Thanks so much for sharing more of what you are involved in and what you do. Always a pleasure to help others spread the word about what they do.

Thank you again and enjoy your day!


92 Jimmy/Life Architect
September 6, 2011 at 3:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Introduce yourself
My name is Jimmy Tong and I am from sunny, hot and humid Singapore. If you love food, we have it all here. If anyone is dropping by in town, let me know, I can be your free tour guide and you will get to savour the best on offer.

* What do you do
I am PE teacher by training, but now I am working with my ministry of education HQ. Sports is a prime interest of my life, but lately I am more aligned to becoming a better person.

* What are you passionate about
My own personal development journey has taken me on a really fun and exciting ride so far. See I was actually coasting as a teacher for a long time (15 years), but a series of financial crisis has forced me to turned inwards. That was where my self development journey began two years ago. Now, I know teaching with the government is no longer for as I believe I can contribute more in the personal development field. I have started my humble company – Life Architects at In time, this will be replacing my full time job.

* Do you need any help or do you offer help
This is where I need help. I am not so proficient in the blogging world. But I guess using blog to reach out to people is the way to go. Eversince my aha moment, I realized that I am gifted speaker and writer. I used to cringe at both. Now I relish opportunities to write and speak. If anyone could, do give me advice on how to improve my blog, market myself for personal development and generally how to make my business works.

* Promote yourself
Like I said, I am a gifted speaker and writer. I can create content for personal development real fast. In fact, I have done up lots of marketable content for seminars and books. This is through all my training and books I have read, plus a touch of panche from me. Look out for these products, many will be for free and I hope you can help pass the word around. At the moment, I am just organize my materials for publication and release.

Well, hope to hear from anyone real soon. I am cosmically charged at the moment.


93 Adrienne Smith
September 6, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Hi Jimmy,

Thank you so much for sharing more about who you are and what you are involved in with us. I appreciate you sharing all of that with us.

Sounds like you are on the right road my friend. I have no doubt everything will fall into place for you. I look forward to visiting your blog and checking out what you are doing. I love the blog name, Life Architects, that’s great.

Thank you again and enjoy your day!


94 Terri Howell September 10, 2011 at 11:13 PM

I became really sick about 2 years ago and the doctors could not heal me. I was constipated, had loss of energy, and bloated. I went to my doctor several times and had several test ran but nothing came back. I was diagnosed with GERD, IBS and a whole assortment of ugly diseases. The doctors prescribed the purple pill, Nexium $100 a month, and a slew of others. I finally tried alternative medicine. What I learned shocked me! I had a parasite infection, probably had it since I was a kid, it just became an infection as I got older and my immune system weakened. We all have parasites! We worm our pets but have you ever been wormed? I hadn’t. I think that should be the first treatment before all the other diagnosis. That is why a veterinarian always tests for parasites first then looks for others problems. I had to get a good parasite medicine and real good nutrition products to help me on the road to recovery. I juiced and I like to juice only that it is time consuming and cost a lot for the nutrition I needed. That was when I found AIM. In 2 months I was healed and back in the saddle again! I became a believer. AIM does not sale in retail stores or does the AIM company advertise. The company decided over 38 years ago to sale their high quality, every ingredient tested for purity products through their customers. That people like me who experienced a great and wonderful healing from the products could make money selling their products instead of giving it to the advertisers. They have a great compensation plan. Taking AIM is a win-win situation! Check out my website and contact on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube as innanas. Thanks in advance! Thank you Adrienne for your wonderful site, YouTube, Twitter and Blog! Love your stuff. :)


95 Adrienne Smith
September 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hi Terri,

Thank you for sharing that with us and I’m so sorry you had to deal with that at all.

Back in 2005 I went through something similar but the first thing they tested was for parasites. My immune system had been so low after the loss of my Dad that I ended up with ulcers. Was really sick for five months. Nexium is what cleared that up for me after it took them two months to figure out what was wrong. I can sympathize with what you had to go through but I’m thrilled to hear that you found AIM to help you. Testimonials are the best thing for sharing products.

I appreciate you stopping by and thank you for sharing that with us. Hope you’ll be back again soon.



96 Julia September 12, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! I love it and I love this idea of sharing what we are doing! My blog is actually in the middle of a new header so it isn’t where I want it just yet, but I would still love to share it with you.

I love to write and travel. I just returned from a year living abroad in Costa Rica and have since decided that along with writing, I would love to help others edit their pieces. My website is Please take a look and of course leave a comment or two letting me know what you think. Don’t judge by my header though! haha Hopefully it will be done soon and I can help promote who did it since I know he is working hard and it will turn out great! It was great meeting you!


97 Adrienne Smith
September 12, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Hi Julia,

I just got me a new header about three weeks ago so I can relate to that Julia. I have no doubt it’s going to look wonderful. But as a lot of my blogging friends have told me, they come for the content more than the overall look. Was sure happy to hear that! :-)

I bet you had a wonderful time living in Costa Rica. What fun to pick up and just travel to different countries to live. I hope to do more traveling in the future.

I appreciate you sharing with us more about you and what you do. I’ll be sure to stop by and read one of your posts and I promise not to judge by the header.

Enjoy your day and thank you again.


98 Jeannie Walker September 14, 2011 at 2:21 PM

My name is Jeannie Walker.
My debut novel, a true crime story, “Fighting the Devil” is a BOOK OF THE YEAR SILVER AWARDS WINNER in True Crime & 2011 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS TRUE CRIME FINALIST.
I studied creative writing in New York and Connecticut and is a member of the International Association of Writers. I am an avid reader of mystery novels, and the wife of a murdered Texas millionaire, for whom I wrote “Fighting the Devil”. I became a real-life Sherlock Holmes to help solve his murder.
I am speaking for my ex-husband, who no longer has a voice. I owe him a voice. I am writing the words in my book to tell you the blood-curdling details of his murder and the search for justice afterwards.
“Fighting the Devil” was published in 2010. The award winning true crime story is about the arsenic poison murder of Walker’s ex-husband, Wichita Falls, Texas millionaire rancher, Jerry Sternadel, and the subsequent Clay County murder trial of his bookkeeper, Debra Lynn Baker. I felt compelled to write the book. “I owe my ex-husband a voice, as he no longer has one. When I see injustice, I want to fight it. I am continuing that fight now by raising new awareness of my ex-husband’s case, which is still an open murder case.”
It is my hope that fans and readers of crime stories have an appreciation of the pain, trauma, and grueling battle for justice that the family and friends of real-life victims experience.
“I want everyone to realize that if their lives are ever touched by anything as horrific as a murder, they have the ability and right to become their loved one’s advocate, and to become their own, real-life Sherlock Holmes, if necessary. It is my hope that victims of crime no longer remain damaged or destroyed by whatever circumstances that were out of their control, but rather become stronger and more confident in controlling their life and claiming their rights. As a victim, myself, I know how hard it is to keep trying. If any of you are victims, please don’t give up! We all have to fight the devil every day of our lives, but we don’t fight the battle alone. God will walk beside us and carry us if we become too weak to carry on.”
Feel free to check out my blog:


99 Adrienne Smith
September 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Hi Jeannie,

Welcome to my blog and thank you SO much for sharing this with us.

I want to congratulate you on your success with your novel but at the same time, I’m so very sorry that this was written due to the personal nature of the crime itself. I can understand wanting to see justice for your ex-husband and I can’t even imagine what he had to go through knowing what was happening to him. I do hope that justice is served.

I use to read true crime novels ALL the time. I was recently in a movie filmed locally here called “The Toy Box” based on the true story of the serial killer, David Parker Ray. That story has never been told and the movie should be released hopefully next month. A charity was formed to help victims of such horrible crimes as well. Although it was a gruesome story to be told, the victims never got a voice.

I appreciate you sharing this with us Jeannie and I look forward to reading your blog. Thank you!


100 Aileen Stewart September 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM

First let me say thank you, Adrienne, for inviting me to post on your site. It is my belief that helping others benefits everyone involved, and your help is much appreciated!

My name is Aileen Stewart, I am the author of Fern Valley-A Collection of Short Stories which is for children 8-12. Fern Valley has been reviewed on National Geographic Kids Book Blog and has received a five star review from Readers Favorites .

Fern Valley teaches children about fun, family, and friendship with a host of interesting characters like Roberta and Mildred Cornstalk, some pretty amazing chickens; twin rabbits, Tommy and Abigail Bigpaw; Kimmy Curlytail, the cute pig with six brothers; and many more.

I believe it is extremely important for children to learn to read well early on and my motto “Kids Who Read Can Do Anything” expresses this. Besides writing I also volunteer at my daughter’s school and my local library.

You can find me on FB, on Twitter @AileenWStewart, or on my website


101 Adrienne Smith
September 21, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Hi Aileen and welcome to my blog. I appreciate you sharing with us more about you.

I love that you are an author, I admire people who have taken that road. I know a few more now from meeting them through the social media sites.

Congratulations on being recognized by the National Geographic Kids Book Blog. I bet that’s a pretty big deal.

Thank you again for sharing this with us and everywhere we can locate you. I’m sure others will find this very helpful.



102 Carol Deckert September 25, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Adrienne, let me begin by thanking you for this tremendous opportunity. We have only recently connected through Twitter and I’m looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with you!

My name is Carol Deckert and I am a coach – a networking expert/coach! I can help you prepare your profiles for each of the online networks and help you develop your networking plan as a critical part of your marketing plan.

Offline networking is very important as well. As a coach I cover any and all online/offline connection activities and can help you effectively and efficiently build your business using networking techniques to netweave your business activities! I can help you setup and maintain your online profiles, assist you in determining which online groups/networks would be appropriate places to participate; show you how to participate in forums; how to use Twitter, how to invite connections and accept connections in LinkedIn and a myriad of other social networking activities. I’ll work with you as long as it takes for you to feel comfortable with it. If you feel it is too much to handle, I will also help you find a Virtual Assistant and assist in training the VA to work with you.

I am available to coach individuals and/or groups and my coaching takes place either over the telephone or via email.

I operate a face-to-face mastermind/networking group, Referrals Unlimited Network (RUN) currently in Lancaster, PA. A group like no other, RUN not only focuses on networking, but more importantly, the education needed to make lasting business relationships. We also have 1 meeting per month that focuses on each of the members during our Mastermind Sessions. RUN also operates a LinkedIn group, a closed group for members only, for discussion and assistance of any business problems during the time between meetings.

Future plans include developing other areas for RUN groups to be established and I’m looking for facilitators to handle the meetings in other areas. RUN is an exclusive membership-based organization so there is only one person per category able to be a member. RUN promotes cooperation, not competition. Members that participate in RUN are there because they WANT to be there – RUN only accepts the “best of the best.”

Do you know the term “Netweaving?” Netweaving is the next step in networking – making your connections solid – by offering to help others before expecting a payback to yourself! How do you build a business by doing that? Hire me and we’ll explore the ways that will work best for you!

My target market for both my coaching business and for face-to-face networking groups includes entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, coaches, consultants and other small businesses.

My personal network is large and I have worked very hard to get to this point. My clients and my membership group members benefit from my network as I am able to make many different kinds of connections and introductions.

My marketing includes referrals, word-of-mouth, and public speaking both online and offline. Online, I participate in many networking groups and forums; co-moderate LinkedIn Power Women (LIPW); and Executive Females (all LinkedIn Groups)

I’m very active on:
FaceBook Fan Page:

I have several other blogs under construction an online international membership site for RUN; and I will be posting information regarding my networking coaching services and related topics soon.

Products in development stage for 2011 and 2012

• Networking/Netweaving E-Book
• How to get LinkedIn E-Book
• Teleseminars on Social Media, Networking and Small Business Marketing
• Newsletter/Ezine
• Online Membership site – Referrals Unlimited Network (RUN) International
Education in networking programs for high school and college-level students as well as entrepreneurs world-wide.

Having said that, how can I make YOU smile today?  What can I do to help you?


103 Adrienne Smith
September 25, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Hi Carol,

Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for sharing with us what you do.

Now that’s the way to do this! As my readers stop by and introduce themselves, they just might have a need for your services so I’m just thrilled that you might be able to possibly connect with a few more just from sharing your information here.

Thank you so much Carol and it’s a pleasure to meet you! :-)


104 Heidi Caswell September 27, 2011 at 11:48 PM

Thanks Adrienne! You have a great place here.

I’m a mom, with 7 kids, 2 left at the house. I love the outdoors, nature, photography, graphic art, and anything creative. The internet has a way of pulling me in, so much to learn, so many opportunities. I have found that many others my age are intimidated by technology. I love to teach others how to use it.

For those who forget birthdays or would like an easy way to send the coolest greeting cards (not ecards) I send them to

I have several blogs, and found them a great way to share information, to even store information for my own use. I can always find my blog. Along my journey I found others wanting to learn how to do what I had done. Could they have a blog too? Absolutely! (I’m a wordpress fan)

Not only did that first blog ( bring me clients for my greeting card business, but requests from friends to build them a site (for pay) and teach them to use wordpress. Most of these were babyboomers and were thrilled with the freedom having their own blog gave to their business. I bumped into a lady one day who sold educational dvd’s and had been waiting 6 months for her web guy to update her site with the new dvd’s she’d already been selling on Amazon. So thankful for wordpress that owners don’t have to wait on someone else to get their stuff out to the public immediately.

There are many wordpress tutorial sites out there, yet friends continued to want my help. I needed time to develop my own blogs, and grow my greeting card business. Solution was where I’ve been adding many tutorials to get a wordpress site up and running. They can read and ask questions or pay me for my time. Anyone who wants a wordpress site should have one.

Meanwhile we bought 4 acres, a beautiful spot, oak trees and beech trees, so huge I can’t reach all the way around them and a spring fed creek. We are in the process of adding a food forest garden and a shop with living quarters.

My clients are: those who’d love to use greeting cards to brighten a friend or customer’s day and those who’d like to have a wordpress site customized for their needs.

Two of my new websites will accept guest posts. Wordpress site on subjects such as seo, social media, online marketing as I’m only focusing on wordpress. The other site is
which will take guest posts on topics helpful to boomers. Neither have much traffic yet being new, the wordpress site has the most, and it will grow.

Thanks again and great to meet everyone.


105 Adrienne Smith
September 28, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Thank you Heidi for sharing more about you and what you do with us. My goodness you do have your hands full. How do you find the time to have all those sites, maintain them plus work your business? I find it difficult finding the time for what I do let alone keep up with all those sites.

I’m thrilled to see that you are helping other baby boomers. I hate when people take advantage of them so it’s music to my ears when I hear that you take the time to help. I also have a free training site that teaches everyone a lot of the basics in so many different areas so if any of them need additional help in other areas, be sure to send them over here.

Thank you again for sharing and you have a wonderful day!


106 Heidi Caswell September 28, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Thanks, I’ll check out your training site. Time is an issue thus the more narrow focus. Time is also the reason for the site, I’d found myself spending too much time helping others with their sites instead of building my own. I only take a few clients anymore, others can use the free tutorials.

A friend won a website for her business. It was a basic wordpress site, 3-5 pages, no blog. She asked for the admin login and they said no way. It was too complicated for clients to edit their own sites. If she wanted any changes, she’d have to email them and within a day or 2, after payment, they’d update her site. Too complicated to add/edit content to a page?!!!!


107 Adrienne Smith
September 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM

I’m sure some of your friends or clients might find it useful. Appreciate you taking a look.

That is the same reason I created my training site. People kept asking me for help and I just did not have the time to show them because I felt they needed to learn this themselves. I’m not a techie kind of person but I learned this so I know others can as well.

I had the same thing happen to a friend of mine. She paid a guy to create a blog for her and two months later she still had no blog. She paid him a fortune so she called me. I had her blog up in a weeks time because of domain transferring, hosting, etc. issues but she can now log-in and do it herself where this other guy was going to continue to charge her. Another reason I created my site. That kind of thing gets my skin to boiling Heidi.


108 Bud Manz September 28, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I am Bud Manz, owner/designer/developer/… of Manz Web Designs, LLC. Thanks for giving us a place to promote ourselves. I am a developer, fluent in PHP. MySQL, jQuery, Oracle9i (& 10g). I use LinkedIn and Twitter, as well as my blog to connect with people. My LinkedIn address is

Thanks again!
Bud Manz


109 Adrienne Smith
September 28, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Hi Bud,

Welcome and I’m thrilled to see that you took advantage of my offer and shared with us more about you and what you do.

Ah, you sound like someone who offers some great services. We might have to take you up on that.

Thank you again and enjoy your day!


110 Kim Wacker September 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Hi Adrienne!

I am a Senior Consultant with Mary Kay based out of Atlanta, Georgia. I have been using the Mary Kay product line for 15 years now and I absolutely love it! I am currently promoting some fabulous Holiday gifts and Stocking Stuffers for under $35! I am also interviewing for Consultants to join my team.

I hope you’ll take a look at my website at

Thank you!



111 Adrienne Smith
September 28, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Hi Kim,

Thanks for sharing with us what you do. Mary Kay has been around for a really long time so it’s good to know that you have been using them for 15 years. That says a lot.

Appreciate you stopping by!



112 Antwan September 29, 2011 at 12:39 PM

MY name is Antwan White,

I’ve been doing Network Markerting online for a short time. And loving it I enjoy meeting new people all over the world thanks to the power of the internet the world has become a lot small.

I do have about 9 years experence in sales marketing offline And did not have much success until now.

I’ve had a mission my entire life to help people. I believe working online is the best way to accomplish my goals and Dreams.

What excites me most about this system is that people can join for Free, share it with others, and make money. I think that is so awesome!

Right now I am referring everyone I know to Better Web Builder and they are doing the same. It’s simple and fun. And Better Web Builder can easily go viral for you as well.

The way I look at it is that it’s sort of like getting a piece of everyone in Face Book, MySpace, or Twitter, they are all free programs that offer a great service. Only problem is you can’t make money with them. Here you can!

I wish you the best.

Antwan White
Skype: adub1270inc


113 Adrienne Smith
September 29, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Hi Antwan,

Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us more about you and what you are involved in. It’s great to hear what others are doing and who they are. It’s a great way to start building relationships.

I’m happy to hear that things are going well for you. I love hearing that.

Thank you again and hope to see you soon!



114 Daniel Lim
October 6, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Hi Adrienne!

I’m an undergrad from the Singapore Management University and I’m currently pursuing a degree in Economics.

I love to dance Salsa, I love anything technology related, I love gadgets, I love design and fashion and I aspire to be a successful entrepreneur.

I’m new the blogging world, and am really excited to find out what lies ahead. There are so many nice people in the community and I’m really glad to be part of it. I might not be a full fledged designer, but if anyone needs help at any point in time, with any form of logo design/graphic design, I’ll try my best to help.

I love writing about things that inspire me and motivate me to succeed in life as well as live life to the fullest. Looking forward to meeting lots of people in time to come!



115 Adrienne Smith
October 6, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Thank you for sharing more about you Daniel. See, it’s great to learn who you are, what you are doing and why you are here.

I appreciate you taking the time to drop by and share that with my readers. Thank you so much.


116 Al Smith October 7, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Thanks Adrienne. My name is Al Smith. I am the founder/CEO of The CARE Movement. CARE is an acronym for: Communicate, Appreciate, Respect, Encourage. I am extremely passionate about sharing the message of The CARE Movement and currently promoting the Dare to CARE challenge. It runs through October. Please check it out and share with others.

We offer Positive Attitude Solutions to improve morale in the workplace and at home.

Would love to help you in any way I can or come and speak or present at any event you might be connected with. Thanks again for this opportunity. Look forward to connecting with you further.



117 Adrienne Smith
October 7, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Welcome Al and thank you for sharing this with us.

Your CARE Movement sounds wonderful and something that most people can really use and implement into their lives. Will be sure to visit your site and check it out further.

Until then, have a wonderful day!


118 Daca October 12, 2011 at 5:38 PM

I should probably say few words about me and use this opportunity. :)
My name is Daca. I like to share tips on how to be perfect (or let’s say better) woman. Yes, I love women’s topics. I am passionate about cooking, fitness and home improvement.
And I must add, this is really amazing idea for a post. :)
Great job Adrienne!


119 Adrienne Smith
October 12, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Hi Daca,

It’s great to see you and I’m glad you took this opportunity to share more with us about why you are here. I’m happy you took this opportunity. I’ll be sure to stop by and see what you have shared with us lately. I’m sure that whatever you write about is extremely helpful for a lot of women.

Thank you again! :-)


120 Praveen Rajarao
October 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Hello Adrienne,

Thanks for the invite and also following me on Twitter.

As you are probably aware, my name is Praveen and I am a software engineer working around Baltimore area of Maryland. Originally from Bangalore, India, I have been residing in the US from the past 6 years.
I started my blog – in May of this year and have been actively contributing to improve the same. I have also written several guest posts for other bloggers and even invite other professional bloggers to submit their articles to be featured in my site. (Google PR2). For more details on the article submission one can take a look at the “Write for DMC” page on my site.
It has been a pleasure to make this acquaintance with you and hope we can build our businesses and blogs together to a far extent.
Thanks for letting this wonderful opportunity for me to let myself know to your friends and followers.


121 Adrienne Smith
October 15, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Hi Praveen,

Welcome back and I’m appreciate you taking the time to share with us more about you and what you are involved in. Also happy to connect with new bloggers. You are doing a wonderful job over at your place too! Really nice blog!

Thank you again and I hope this message finds you well.



122 Praveen Rajarao
September 14, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Hello Adrienne – Thanks for letting us brag about ourselves a bit on your blog.

I just wanted to add more information to my already “shame-less promotion”. I started a new website – a few days back. My other website DMC was more about a generic niche with anything and everything around the world. I wanted to start something which had a specific niche and what better than technology!!! Hence the birth of this new website and I hope I can do well in this ever-growing and competitive blogging niche.

Social Media presence –

twitter –
FB –

Feel free to follow me on all or any of these websites and do provide your suggestions for any improvement.

Thanks once again.


123 Adrienne
September 14, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hey Praveen,

Glad you stopped by today to share this with us.

So that’s your new site. I saw it in your link the other day but when I visited the blog you weren’t the author of that particular post. I was very confused and couldn’t find who the owner was of the blog. I think you need to put an “About Me” section and let everyone know you are the owner because when I visit a site with a bunch of different bloggers posting I can’t really connect with any one person so I move on. That’s just me but you might want to give that some consideration.

I like the site though, you did a good job and I like your daily morning coffee blog but you share a lot of topics I can’t sink my teeth into. Glad to hear you’re going this direction. Bravo!

Thanks for sharing this Praveen and enjoy your weekend.



124 Praveen Rajarao
September 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

True Adrienne, I have to put up the About page yet for my new website. Currently I have couple of guest writers who promised to keep the site going with tech-articles. I havent had time to devote on it except for customizations and promotions. Lot of things going on at once !!!

Thanks for your feedback and I hope to see you around.


125 Adrienne
September 14, 2012 at 10:06 AM

At least I now know who is behind it Praveen. Thanks Praveen.


126 Leora Wenger
October 16, 2011 at 6:50 AM


I just found you via Praveen’s blog. Your many comments on this post are impressive! The volume speaks highly to the warmth in your tone and people’s eagerness to connect.

I build websites, and I love to connect with small business people who have website questions. If any of your readers have questions about WordPress or SEO, I would love a good discussion.


127 Adrienne Smith
October 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Hi Leora,

I’m thrilled you stopped by and really happy to hear that you found me via Praveen’s blog. We just recently connected ourselves. I appreciate your kind words and I love connecting with others. Probably similar to you, I enjoy helping them learn.

I have a feeling there are plenty of people who visit my site who may need what you have to offer. I appreciate you sharing that with us. So glad to meet you and I’ll stop by your place for a visit soon as well.

Have a blessed day!



128 Stephen Morris October 19, 2011 at 12:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m a partner in UK inbound marketing agency Strange PR. We help businesses develop high-quality lead generation pipeline and their presence in social media through inbound marketing programmes. I’m passionate about results and really get a buzz from trying new strategies, tactics and techniques to achieve them. I also run the Inbound Marketing blog which focuses on tips, techniques and learnings for inbound marketing.

Our practice is UK-based but we have experience running programmes across multiple European countries. That’s an interesting challenge for sure and we’d be happy to talk to anyone who is looking at internationalising their campaigns.

All the best,


129 Adrienne Smith
October 19, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Hi Stephen,

Thank you for sharing with us what you are all about. I have a few blogging friends that blog about inbound marketing so I know how important it is to your campaigns. Everyone should learn how to do this in order to get their information out there for more people to see.

I hope by sharing your information here that more will find your services necessary! I wish you the best of luck!



130 olatoun-graceny October 19, 2011 at 4:06 AM

Thankyou Adrienne for the opportunity…..
My name is Olatoun, i am a mother to a 17months old boy and wife to a busy med. doctor…. i am a lawyer by profession…. A new network Harvey Segal’s e-books and a distributor of AVENUESTOWEALTH LTD… check all about my products


131 Adrienne Smith
October 19, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Thank you for sharing this with us Olatoun.

I’m happy to hear that you are new to network marketing and here trying to make a better life for you and your family. It’s a wonderful place to be and if you ever need any assistance, not only am I here to help but you will learn a lot from some of my reader’s blogs.

I wish you the very best with your business and thank you for stopping by today!


132 Baz Smith October 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM

WOW thanks for this opportunity Adrienne

I am sure we have met on Facebook before as well as now on twitter. I am for FREE methods of building a successful online business and have come across this FREE list builder just a day or so ago. You can upgrade for a very small fee and it is already paying for itself, but you can also just use it as free list builder instead.

Thanks again and I hope people like this free tool

Baz Smith
Stay At Home Dad


133 Adrienne Smith
October 20, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Hey Baz, great to see you. My pleasure!

We are friends on Facebook but you have so many of them I’m sure it’s hard for you to keep up. Glad you took me up on my offer to promote yourself here on my blog.

Would love to know a little more about your background though so maybe you’ll come back over and share. I know you have a successful online business so you can definitely give us more information about that too.

Thanks for this though, I hope it will help others!


134 Baz Smith October 20, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Hi Adrienne

Sorry I didn’t want to overdo it on the first attempt LOL

I hav been a Stay At Home Dad for nearly two years and have a background in Sales & Marketing for about twenty years. I love helping others to build their own successful online businesses, without them breaking their bank accounts in the process! I share a number of different methods to build lists again without spending loads of money doing it!

I am an avid golfer and enjoy going on vacation.

Thanks again



135 Adrienne Smith
October 20, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Hey Baz,

No, not at all. That’s why I set this page up. I want to get to know you, what you love to do and what you are involved in. So glad you decided to share that with us. Thank you for taking that time and I really appreciate it!

My Mom is an avid golfer Baz but I never took up the game. :-)


136 Scott October 28, 2011 at 10:34 PM


Thank you SO much for giving new bloggers like myself a place to introduce themselves to others. The web needs lors of people like you! Hope I get to see you speak live one day.

Have a great weekend!



137 Adrienne Smith
October 30, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Hi Scott,

I’m glad you stopped by but you didn’t share anything about yourself or what you are involved in. Please do come back by and share that with us. This is where I give everyone the opportunity to do just that.

My weekend has been wonderful, thank you for that. Hope yours is the same! See you soon!



138 D Mike Caudill November 1, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Hello Adrienne,

We are looking for entrepreneurs to join the elloTEAM of Professionals and manage our elloAgencies throughout the USA. Like you, we help those folks that would like to manage their own business from home and control their own time.

Our elloAgency consultants help small businesses develop a CONSUMER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM proactively designed to harvest leads, develop prospects and capture new business without spending money for Internet marketing services.

Thank you for allowing us to use your blog, let us know if there is anything I can do for you.

Best Regards,
D. Mike Caudill
President & Founder
DMC Resources LLC dba elloAgencies of USA


139 Adrienne Smith
November 1, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Hi Mike,

Thank you for sharing with us more of what you are involved in. Hopefully someone will find your services to be exactly what they needed. Happy to be of some help!

Have a wonderful day!



140 Lavell Frost November 4, 2011 at 12:16 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Great blog you have and very helpful posts! My name is Lavell Frost and I’m a Success and Marketing Coach and Social Media Marketing Consultant specializing in helping people grow their online business using Social Media. I am passionate about helping others succeed and my interests are Blogging, Affiliate Marketing and Real Estate. You can find out more about me at and I offer a FREE Social Media Makeover for anyone serious about being successful online!!


141 Adrienne Smith
November 4, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Hi Lavell,

Thank you for sharing more about you and what you are involved in with us. I’ll have to stop by your site and see what you have going.

Appreciate the share and have a wonderful weekend.



142 andrea November 4, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Hi, my name is Andrea D. Wiener and I blog at

The aim of CouponBlessingsNow is to teach and inspire people to use coupons to not only help themselves, but to be a blessing to others. You will never see coupons for cigarettes or alcohol on my page – just clean stuff……. :D


143 Adrienne Smith
November 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Thank you Andrea,

My neighbor just informed me the other day that he’s going to do extreme couponing. Not sure if that’s even a word but he learned from someone else just how much they’ve saved on their groceries by really clipping out those coupons. Heck, you can find anything you want online.

Will have to stop by your blog and take a look. Thanks for sharing this with us.


144 andrea November 4, 2011 at 10:47 AM

no problem – just trying to spread the gospel about couponing……. :)


145 Adam Saverian November 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

Love you’re attitude! I will have to interview you on the podcast sometime. In fact, maybe during my current series on blogging.

Thanks for the follow on twitter!
Take care,
Adam Saverian


146 Adrienne Smith
November 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Thank you Adam, I appreciate that. You didn’t share anything about you or what you are involved in with us though. I do hope you’ll return and share. This is what this post is all about. You can shamlessly promote yourself and hopefully connect with other bloggers here :-) People may be interested in what you offer or do.

What kind of interviews do you do? I mean I’m not familiar with what you do which is why this is a great opportunity to share with us more about that.

Glad you took up my invitation from Twitter and came over to say hello! Hope to see you again soon. :-)


147 Diane Aksten
November 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Hi Adrienne: Thanks for the invite on Twitter; great thing you’re doing here so I’ll jump right in with my shameless promotion!!

I’m Diane Aksten–full time CPA making a living; part time entrepreneur helping women achieve financial freedom through the company I co-founded, Women Empowered Businesses (check us out here)’

Also promote the work at home activity of cash gifting; definitely not for everyone looking for a work at home opportunity but if you believe in the Law of Attraction and possess the ability and the mindset of giving freely and accepting gratefully, you may find a fit with my group of like minded individuals.

Great to meet you Adrienne; thanks for the invite and I look forward to following your posts!!



148 Adrienne Smith
November 4, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Hey Diane,

Please, shamlessly promote away my new friend! I LOVE hearing about my new followers from Twitter and I love to have the opportunity for you to introduce yourself and possibly find others here that are interesting or might have something to offer too! It’s all about networking right! :-)

Thank you for sharing more about you with us and what you are involved in. I’ll look forward to dropping by your place and checking out your posts as well. So until then! :-) Have a great weekend.


149 Adam Saverian November 4, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Haha. Ok, ok. I’ll share. But remember, you asked for it. ;-)

First let me say that this was exactly what I was referring to about your attitude. I love it. I’m going to have to start a page like this at my site.

I have a long story, but the basics are as follows. I started blogging and developing websites in 1996. (Before it was called blogging of course.) Along the way I picked up online marketing – particularly search and content marketing. I’ve been working with organizations under the radar for some time. I’ve been both full-time and part-time since I’m one of those can’t-make-up-my-mind-because-I-have-a-lot-of-passions type guys.

In addition I started podcasting and vid casting in 2007. What I really love is teaching, so podcasting is a natural fit.

Until recently I haven’t promoted myself online. My business has all been word-of-mouth. The reason for this is because I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do. Search engine marketing, and building online businesses is fun and I’m very familiar with it, but I’m not as passionate about it as I am teaching in general.

I decided to take my top passions and start teaching and helping others. Developing businesses online, education, and those things you’re not supposed to talk about in mixed company (Theology, Philosophy and Politics).

My business podcast is the Online Business Hour Podcast. I started by doing a series on blogging that will likely go on for another month or two. It’s very in-depth. I release two episodes a week. At the end of this series I will be releasing an eBook on Blogging. I’m focusing on both individual and business blogging.

I also own a digital publishing company in the education field. We publish reading comprehension curriculum.

I hope to start podcasts covering education and practical theology in the next 6-12 months. We’ll see how it goes.

Whatever I do, I will be teaching through blogs and podcasting.

Thanks for the opportunity to


150 Adrienne Smith
November 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Well Adam, this is what this post is all about. I wanted some place that my new friends can shamelessly promote themselves all they want. I think it’s also a great place for others to scan though and see what people are up to and if they happen to be searching for a particular service, this is a great place to start. I think it will benefit everyone. So glad you like the idea and might implement this over at your place too.

Wow, you have had your hands in a lot of different things but it certainly sounds like teaching is your passion. I say so with what you’re most passionate about because it will never get old. I have no doubt that your programs help a lot of people learn.

Thank you Adam for stopping back by and sharing this with us. Now didn’t that feel good?

Enjoy your weekend now! :-)


151 HOUSTON November 6, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Thank you Adrienn, for creating such a welcoming platform. I enjoy networking with wonderful people such as yourself. I’m a family man with 3 kids and wife. I truly here trying to give my company exposure and build as many relationships as possible. Here’s a brief statement about my company.

Building Business Credit

Gboogie America Inc. has over 17years in experience in helping people build business credit. People that know about business credit understand, it’s undoubtedly the best way to build a business. We have shown our clients, how to stop using their personal credit and money and start using the banks money and credit to build their business.
here’s my new blog.


152 Adrienne Smith
November 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Hi Houston,

Welcome to my home and I appreciate you not only stopping by but sharing a little about you and what you do. I think it’s a great place where others can introduce themselves and perhaps someone here will want to check our what you offer. I do enjoy helping others connect.

Thank you for sharing. Hope you are having a wonderful day!



153 Giles Wells III November 6, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Hello Adrienne,

This is honestly an awesome idea for a post/page. I think I will use this idea soon on my own blog.

Hi everyone, my name, as you can probably see above is Giles Wells III and I’m 22 years old.

I grew up and still live in the capital city of The Bahamas, which is Nassau. As a tropical nation it usually always sunny except for those rare hurricane days/weeks.

But how can I complain when have we almost 300+ days of beautiful sun :)

I’ve recently got myself into Internet Marketing and build myself a blog @

It’s very challenging, but also very fun and I truly LOVE the idea of owning my own business. I’ve learned from my job as an assistant at a cooperate law firm just how beneficial it can be to start a business.

Web Design has always been a hobby of mine so I know my way around a computer and being young doesn’t hurt either.

I’m a social media enthusiast and user. I see just how much social media has effected the world’s commerce and plan to take full advantage of it.

Thanks so much for letting me introduce myself to you and your readers Adrienne.

And to everyone, thank you for reading and feel free to check out my humble blog. If you let me know in the comments you passed by, I’ll stop by your site to leave a thoughtful comment.


154 Adrienne Smith
November 7, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Hi Giles,

Glad you like this post and I’m sure your readers will really appreciate having a place they can come to introduce themselves to others as well. It’s a great place to find people if you need certain services too.

I appreciate you taking the time to share with us more about you and what you are doing these days. I’ve visited your lovely island a few times so I understand not really being able to complain about your fabulous weather. Those pesky hurricanes though, aren’t they a nuisance? We’ve had our share as well so I understand what you are saying.

I’m thrilled to hear that at such a young age you are taking the initiative to start something for yourself. Sounds like you are in the perfect position so I wish you the best of luck and I will be by later to check out your blog.

Thanks again Giles and hope you are looking forward to what’s in store for this week.



155 Dawn E. Worswick November 7, 2011 at 7:46 PM

I will keep this short and sweet! I save people money on their gas, electric, and other bills like AT&T, DISH, Direct TV, and cell phone services with NO credit checks yet great service …. up to 30% or more.

And sometimes I can save my business customers hundreds of $$$$’s in credit card processing fees for businesses who take a lot of cards. I work with families and business all over the world to save them money and I also train a team of franchise owners on how to do what I do.


156 Adrienne Smith
November 7, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Hi Dawn,

You did keep that short and sweet but I certainly don’t mind you sharing more about you. But thank you for stopping by and I appreciate you sharing what you are involved in.

Best to you!



157 Dawn E. Worswick November 8, 2011 at 2:54 PM

I am a child sex trafficking abolitionist writer and survivor as well. I fight CPS child adoption trafficking that our government has involved itself in and I speak out against the abuse of forced adoptions and sexual abuse of our children.

I work hard and I play hard too but most of all, I have passion for helping others. If you want to follow my cause on FB, here is the addy. Otherwise, I can save you tons of cash and teach you how to overcome adversity and succeed against all odds like i did!


158 Adrienne Smith
November 8, 2011 at 4:19 PM

Wow Dawn, what a worthy cause. You are a survivor? My heart goes out to you and all the other children caught up in anything like that. I led a very sheltered life growing up and I had no idea things like that took place. It breaks my heart that people would do that to other people so I admire your drive and determination to speak out against such abuse. Thank you for coming back by and sharing that with me.

I’m glad to know that you do enjoy playing as much as you enjoy working. I can see where your passion for helping others comes from. I’m sure that the people whose lives you’ve touched are a better person because of it.

Thank you again for sharing this with us. I wish you the best of luck with your business and your cause.


159 Adam Saverian November 8, 2011 at 4:52 PM


Absolutely a worthy cause.


160 Dawn E. Worswick November 8, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Thanks so much! :)


161 Raul Cintra-Leite November 9, 2011 at 8:27 AM

Thank you Adrienne!
My name is Raul and I’m a hospital employee. I blog and tweet in my spare time
If anyone is looking for a job or to start their own business follow me at I provide lots of links to articles and resources
about advice on job interviews,resumes and cover letters, job hunting as well as
advice on freelancing, becoming your own boss and making money online.
Please also check out my blog at
for many resources for becoming successfully employed or self employed


162 Adrienne Smith
November 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Hi Raul,

Thanks for sharing with us what you are involved in and what you enjoy doing here online. Sounds like you are one busy guy!

Thanks for that shout out on Twitter too! I really appreciate that.

Have a wonderful day Raul and I wish you the very best!


163 Sylviane Nuccio
November 12, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Well, very nice to meet you first. You seem like a great person. I just met you through my online buddy Barry Wells. As you say, social networking is great and it allows you to meet people you would have never met otherwise.

To introduce myself, I am an internet marketer/blogger, a writer and a life coach. I own 7 blogs but really right now I have got the time for only 4 of them and, that’s tough still! I have started both my interest in internet marketing and life coaching back in 2005 and really started early 2006. However, I’ve been writing just about my all life.

Oh, yes, by the way! I am not form here (the U.S) I was born and raised in France. When I say raise I should say I moved to the US as an adult so, English is definitely NOT my mother tongue but, I managed to dominate the language and just about all my writings are in the English language.

I am passionate with what I do really, writing, blogging, helping others and, the personal development field. I also love animals, especially cats.

Like anyone, I would love more traffic on my blogs and can always use traffic advice. In return I can give you some writing advice or help you unlock your subconscious mind for a more successful life. (When I say “you” I mean anyone).

Thank you, again , Adrienne for this great blog. I will be back for sure.


164 Adrienne Smith
November 13, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Hi Sylviane,

I’m so glad that we’ve connected now through Barry. He’s such a great guy, I can’t say enough wonderful things about him as well. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing with me more about you and what you are up to these days.

Wow, I bet you are one busy lady Sylviane. And I thought I had a lot going. 7 blogs that you write regularly on? That would be hard for me to handle and earlier this year I had two I was keeping up with. Writing regularly and promoting that is. Very time consuming.

I’ll be sure to stop by your blog and see what you are sharing. Always will give my new readers a visit.

Thank you so much again for sharing this with us. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.



165 AlehBarysevich - SEOPowerSuite Software Provider November 15, 2011 at 3:07 AM

Hi Adrienne,

It’s me Aleh, again – I’ve been a commenting pest today havent I :)

What I do – I co-own a company that makes SEO tools for bloggers, webmasters and search marketing pros. The company is called Link-Assistant.Com. The tools are called SEO PowerSuite, and I am proud to say that we’ve been making it happen since 2004 with $0 venture funding – just pure programming and programming, and more programming (I am a statistician by training, a web developer by profession, and a search marketer by passion – oh my it rhymes!).

We made SEO PowerSuite to help ANY site or blog get found online – which is why we have Free tools for folks just starting out online, Professional tools for webmasters getting a bit more serious about SEO and Enteprise level tools for guys making a living out of SEO and SEM.

Judging by 200K+ users, Forbes and Wall Street Journal mentions, and industry endorsements by SEO Book and Search Engine Journal, we aren’t doing too shabby – but hey we can always do more, right?: make more great tools (new launches coming up!), share our SEO tips with the world through our blog and help more people get found online with our tools.

So there you have my spiel – now you can put a human face to SEO PowerSuite. So, when you go try our tools and read our blog, a Gravatar image of a bespectacled smiley guy will come up and you’ll say – “aah that’s Aleh from Link-Assistant.Com”!

Nice too meet you, Adrienne, and everyone else who got to the end of my rant :)


166 Adrienne Smith
November 15, 2011 at 9:03 AM

Hi Aleh,

I’m thrilled you wanted to comment on a few of my posts. I’m even more thrilled that you decided to comment on this one and share with us all more about who you are and what you do.

You are right, we now have a face behind the brand. How cool is that and congratulations on your ongoing success. I love hearing these types of stories and I have no doubt it’s well deserving too.

I’ll be sure to stop by your blog and check it out. I have no doubt I can learn a lot from you.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week. :-)



167 Barry Ranns
November 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Great to visit your blog again.

I began Internet Marketing in the belief that the Internet was paved with gold, or so I was told, and if I bought this program, or that program, I would find that gold easily. So I bought this program and that program, and guess what. I came to realise how dumb I had been, and the Internet is not paved with gold to find at the click of a mouse button.

Now I try to market responsibly. I don’t want to see lots more people falling into the same trap as me. I will not promote any program which promises anything which can’t be delivered, or is not sustainable and I am in the research stage of creating my own product which I hope will be of benefit to all Marketers.

I may even come out from behind the violet and create a video.

Thankyou for this great resource my good friend, and I promise not to keep haranguing you about how to use Windows Movie Maker.



168 Adrienne Smith
November 19, 2011 at 12:22 PM

Hi Barry,

Glad you decided to share with everyone a little more about you and what you are involved in. It’s a great place to connect with others.

You are never a bother Barry and if you ever need assistance with something, don’t be shy.

Thanks again and have a great weekend.


169 Ryan
November 29, 2011 at 1:16 PM

By the looks of it, I am a little late to the party!
I still want to add a tidbit about me and what I do.
My name is Ryan and I write a blog at
I work with people who are physically and mentally different.
My blog is to inspire and motivate people to get back to work, sprout with confidence and get more out of life!
I share motivational and inspiration stories on my blog along with tips on
Self Improvement
Blogging and Blog Resources
How to make your success on the internet
Internet tools
Frugal and financial tips
Social Media
I had a wonderful opportunity at getting to know Adrienne a little bit better by visiting her here and I am a frequent visitor!
I even got a chance to enter in the comment luv premium giveaway contest, a plugin that I have wanted to for awhile but could not afford. When I entered, I never thought I would have won – life really does throw you a bag of goodies sometimes!
I hope to connect with you and look forward to hearing from you!
I encourage you to stop by, introduce yourself, enjoy the content and make sure to say hello!


170 Adrienne Smith
November 29, 2011 at 2:54 PM

You are never late Ryan, everyone is welcome at any time to share more about themselves with everyone here. Glad you took the time.

I hope that others will take the time to stop by and say hello and check out your content. You’ve done a wonderful job over at your place.

Was so happy that you won the CommentLuv Premium plug-in and you’ve got it installed and ready to go. Congratulations again.

Take care Ryan and thanks again for stopping by



171 Chris Lancaster December 2, 2011 at 3:34 AM

Thanks for inviting me. I am the founder of and I enjoy developing websites, iphone apps and almost anything geeky.

We just launched so we always welcome guest bloggers who would like to link back.



172 Adrienne Smith
December 2, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Hey Chris,

Welcome and thanks for sharing with us what you have going. Congrats on the new site, I’ll have to check it out. So you create apps… I have a friend who created his first one and it was a huge hit. Wow, the work involved was incredible. I can only imagine what you are into.

Thanks for sharing this and hope you have a wonderful day!



173 Adrienne December 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Hello Adrienne thanx so much for inviting me to visit your blog. My name is Adrienne Haskins and I live in Lynchburg, VA. I was born and raised in New York though. I work in a Engineering Consultant firm and I’m an Admin. I’ve been at my firm for almost 7 yrs. But I have a strong passion for fashion. I’m considered to be a fashion diva in the sense of clothes, makeup, hair, and shoes. I love shoes, they’re my signature :) I’m a new Mary Kay Consultant and love it!!! It gives me great pleasure to share beauty tips with other women. Please visit me at It doesn’t matter to me if you live in Idaho I still want to hear from you. Have a great night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Adrienne in VA :)


174 Adrienne Smith
December 4, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I LOVE meeting other Adrienne’s so thank you SO much for stopping by and sharing with us more about you.

Sounds like our background are a little similar. I was an admin for over 30 years and the last company I was with I was there for 7 years. It was real estate though. Glad to hear you love fashion so I bet being with Mary Kay is right up your alley. I wish you the very best of luck with that so if anyone needs those product, Adrienne is your woman! :-)

Have a beautiful day and thanks again.


175 Thaimonz December 7, 2011 at 12:18 AM

Hi Adrienne! =)

I’m Timons Cabansi I come from the Philippines which is a paradise but also a very poor nation, I’m a newbie affiliate marketer and blogger but mostly I am focus now on bombarding myself in enhancing my affiliate marketing skills and finding good niches.

My goal and passion now for this year and more years to come, is to connect with people who have the real knowledge and skills in Internet Marketing because it will provide me a good start to enhance myself and also to help other people, who is struggling (a bit like me) in Internet Marketing.

Every people wants now to find creative ways to be financially free, or to have extra money, for the goal to survive, to provide, to be happy, finding that pleasure, and sometimes or always will take a little or BIG money to be able to get it.

That is why I am making my very first steps of persistent to be financially free and helping other people and always be grateful to it, of how others help me and how I have help, but I am being too much preachy right now hmmm for those who wants to start a career or to create more money in affiliate marketing, I just have found a very good site that proves to be helpful and also a newbie proof way to start, here is the link

I have also made a blog about it for you to understand on what is the site is all about and how can you benefit unto it. For more other information you need to ask just tweet me at my ID @Thaimonz. :=)


176 Adrienne Smith
December 7, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Hi Timons, welcome. Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself to all of us and let us know more about you and what you are doing.

So welcome to affiliate marketing and blogging. You sound like someone who is on a mission to succeed and I admire that. If I may make a suggestion. If you want to learn how to truly build a solid business in affiliate marketing, you need to hop over to Steve Scott’s blog and read what he shares. He also has his own product teaching you how to build a solid business and he’s proof of just how successful you can be. If you want to do this right, learn from someone who is already there. The link to his blog is

Best of luck to you. Have a wonderful day!


177 Thaimonz December 29, 2011 at 9:21 AM

Hi Adrianne!

I just want to give my many thanks to you for this day, I just don’t know how to express this but Thank You So Much for being my inspiration and I might say this that you are the first blogger person I have interacted, and also I just read your new blog about your secrete to blogging Success and it give me much Tip and Thanks again for that…

Have A Blessed Day!



178 Adrienne Smith
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Hi Thaionz,

Well welcome to my home and I’m so grateful for your kind words. I hope that you’ll come back by as the new year approaches because I’m always full of things I like to share so that my readers and continue to learn and grow while building their business online.

I wish you much success with the coming year and have no doubt you’ll achieve whatever you put your mind to. So Happy New Year Thaionz!


179 Tom Pinit December 8, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Hi Adrienne, thanks so much for the invite to come and promote myself here! Lots of familiar names and faces in those 173 comments above. I found you through Benny, then Twitter, now your blog (which I need to spend more time perusing). I am relatively new to the world of social media and blogging. My corporate day job is in environmental engineering, but my passions truly lie in music (particularly Brazilian choro, samba and bossa nova), travel, and foreign language learning. I started my blog as a means of expressing creativity through writing and getting more about this musical niche out into the world, thanks to inspiring folks like yourself. I have bigger plans for a project I am working on that will merge these passions into a platform for positive social change around the world, so stay tuned! Thanks again Adrienne, see you in the blogosphere.


180 Adrienne Smith
December 9, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Hi Tom,

Welcome to my place and I’m so glad you took me up on my offer and are here to share with us more about you and what you are involved in.

Ah, I do love Benny’s place and glad we connected through Twitter now. I’ll have to visit your blog and see what you are sharing. I bet it awesome and has some great tunes I’ve never heard before. So you’ll be introducing me to your culture. I look forward to that.

Thanks again Tom and you be sure and have a wonderful day!


181 Mike Maynard December 12, 2011 at 2:47 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m a writer and I blog about a diverse range of subjects on Wordpress. I intend to host a Wordpress blog myself in the new year. Over the past year I have been thinking of subjects for a blog and improving my photography which has become an important part of the blog now. I have a lot of plans for the new blog next year and hope to something different. Everyone can find my blog at and will find something of interest!

Thanks for the opportunity to promote my blog. I also write for anyone that wants to pay me and even the occasional guest blog.

Mike Maynard.


182 Adrienne Smith
December 12, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Hey Mike,

Thanks for sharing with us what you are doing and your site. I’ll look forward to seeing your new self hosted blog next year. I have no doubt it will be good.

I’ve seen your photographs and they are amazing.

Glad you stopped by and shared with us more about you. I enjoy hearing what everyone is involved in at the moment. Here is wishing you a wonderful afternoon and a great week ahead.

Take care,



183 Astro Gremlin December 13, 2011 at 11:09 PM

I am Astro, I write blogs and leave comments. I enjoy humor and product reviews, and tips about blogging on my experimental site. I’m passionate about learning how to blog. I run a DoFollow CommentLuv site and welcome folks who want to promote themselves. We are all in this together. Adrienne, is living proof that community is a core mission of any blog. Say something that suggests you even SCANNED an article and I’m good with that. :)


184 Adrienne Smith
December 14, 2011 at 10:22 AM

Hey Astro,

Thanks for sharing what you do over at your place. I know I’ve enjoyed your content.

I’m still waiting to learn your real name but I guess I’ll have to continue sitting on pins and needles right! :-)

Have a good day my friend…


185 Megan December 19, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for the invitation to come here and show off. It’s been really interesting to read the comments of other folks who have done the same – I’m excited to get to know more of them.

At present:

I work with (for) Danny Iny at Firepole Marketing as a Generally Useful Person (assistant), which means I make videos, research things, do a little writing and editing – that sort of stuff. Danny is absolutely fantastic to work with, (you’ve seen The Devil Wears Prada, right?*) and I love what Firepole Marketing is doing. I’m in the very enviable position of having a day job I enjoy, which gives me the freedom to:

run a blog called Hire Me, Dammit, which deals with life on the low end of the professional food chain.

You see – there are a lot of blogs out there talking about building your career, starting your own business, improving your life and all that wonderful stuff, which are really valuable, and really useful, but that don’t go fully into how much doing all of that can suck.

Being a new freelancer is hard and thankless. An unestablished writer is basically the scum of the earth. Your entry-level office job is soulless and depressing. Food service is hell. A recent grad can be an extremely qualified barista. Internships are indentured servitude. It’s not always fun, it’s never easy, and sometimes it feels amazing to just bare all and say: this is f****ing bu*****it.

I believe really strongly that you can call something nonsense and still see the value in using it. So I try to provide useful information on how to navigate the murky waters in the bottom of the barrel, in the hopes that, eventually, you can get out of it.

I also write resumes (the language on my blog may be a little blue – but you’d better believe that I’m good with professional prunes and prisms) and do interview coaching. Over the past ten years I’ve managed to talk and write my way into almost thirty different job titles – most of which I was in no way qualified for, but knew I could do well at. I feel justified in saying that I am a professional bu****it artist.

That being said, my venture had better be successful, because now that my name is out there bashing the corporate world on a weekly basis, no one will ever hire me again. :P

I love, really love, helping people dig through their experience and skills, and coming up with a document that will get them where they need to be. Professional doesn’t have to be boring, and you can be totally sincere without taking things too seriously.

In my off-time I read, make candy, play board games, sew, cook and watch science fiction with my gorgeous fiancee.

*Of course I’m joking! Danny doesn’t wear Prada.


186 Adrienne Smith
December 19, 2011 at 10:40 AM

Hi Megan,

So glad you took me up on my invitation and it’s a pleasure to meet you.

So you work for Danny. I bet that is an interesting job and of course I think he kind of rocks. I also love what he’s doing over at Firepole Marketing and now that I know you are his assistant, I’m going to enjoy it even more visiting now.

I’ll have to stop by your blog and check it out. Sounds like a great place to hang out.

Thanks for sharing this with me and my readers. I do enjoy getting to know everyone and I’m glad you stopped by and shared this with us.

Enjoy your day and Happy Holidays!


187 Lenia
December 20, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Hi Adrienne,

It is time for me to promote myself. I have just discovered this great opportunity you offer us. So, hereafter more information about me:

* Let me introduce myself:
My name is Lenia Evangelinou and I am from Greece.

* What did I do:
I have studied telecom engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and then I got a Master Degree from Telecom ParisTech in Paris.
I lived in Paris for the past 5 years. I initially worked in a consulting company (Niji) and then I worked for a big international telecom company (Orange Business Services) as a presales engineer.
In April 2011 decided to change my life. Thus, I started traveling around the world for 6 months. At the end of the trip I realized that my life in Paris was not the life I dream. I quit my job and I went back to Greece, my home country.

* What do I do:
I am currently living in Chios, an island of the Aegean Sea and I am working in order to realize my crazy life project: Work on line, live in Chios island, travel and be free to dream. I feel like doing a crazy thing because Greece is the middle of the worst financial crisis ever.
A month ago, I built Your life Your Choices – It is a blog about ideas and tips to follow your passion and enjoy better your life. I also present the summary of some rare, extraordinary and challenging books that can change your life.
In parallel, I work in order to build a Greek company about Web Design and Internet Marketing. My company’s web site is

* What am I passionate about
I am passionate about sports. My favorite sport activities are the following: capoeira, dance aerobic, step, jogging and swimming.
I also love traveling around the world, meet people and discover new cultures.
Furthermore, I like learning new languages. My mother tongue is Greek and I speak fluently French and English. I also have a basic level in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

* Do I need any help or do I offer help
I need help to learn the secrets of Internet marketing and increase the traffic of my websites. I find many useful information in your site and I really thank you for that.
If you are interested in traveling around the world, I am here! I can definitely help you!
If you are looking for life-changing books, then I invite you to visit my blog, Your Life Your Choices!

* Promote myself
I think I have already done it. Many thanks for this great opportunity.

Kind regards,
Lenia Evangelinou


188 Adrienne Smith
December 20, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Hi Lenia,

So glad you took me up on my offer and shared more about you with me and my readers. It seems that you have lived a very fascinating life so far. I say that because to me being able to travel a lot and visit other cultures is an education in itself. Then living in Paris for some time must have been exciting.

We have a family friend who is originally from Greece, a very small island but I have no idea what the name is. Boy, I sure love her baklava it’s the absolute best I’ve ever had. She’s a fabulous cook.

I’m glad my blog has been helpful with learning internet marketing. Be sure and check out my free training site as well. You’ll find a tab at the top of this blog.

I hope others will stop by and visit your place. This is a great way for my readers to learn more about you.

Thank you again and hope you are enjoying your day! :-)


189 Adriana December 29, 2011 at 4:34 AM

Hello Adrienne,

Thank you so much for giving us a place to introduce themselves to others.

Traffic In Spades is the ultimate must have for ANY marketer. Learn how to get more traffic to your website and the proper way to build your site for maximum.


190 Adrienne Smith
December 29, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Thank you Adriana for sharing what you are involved in with my readers. As you might have noticed by my blog though, I really would like to learn a little more about you as well. I mean that’s how people connect with one another and decide whether you are the person they want to work with and eventually purchase things from. So I hope you’ll stop back by and share a little more with us.

Hope you are enjoying your week and ready for the new year. Happy New Year! :-)


191 Mike Cleveland January 2, 2012 at 1:45 PM


I am Mike Cleveland, I like helping people build their business. I do this primary through my blog posts. But – I have not grown so big that I could not help on the phone, yet. I love networking with people. I use to always wonder what that really meant. Now, I know. It means meeting and starting relationship with others. God, we are so bless to be in an industry where it ok to be nice to people. “Cast your bread upon the waters, and it shall return back to you.” paraphrase version (mine)

I also am with the best business social network,MNP, as a IR executive. It’s like Facebook for business, but better. It’s like a big (300k membership worldwide) FB group for business-minded to people to network and promote their business. Unlike FB, your post goes out to the whole network and not to just you contacts. And because people are for there business networking you don’t have the restriction for sending friendship request. Still you can reject a request but, you don’t have a be a acquaintance, a friend , or a relative to send a request. What make this the best, is the people. You have 6 and 7 figure earners training and sharing their knowledge. Hey, the owner of network mingle with everyone and if you are nice to him, he might even talk to you on the phone. One other thing, you can get paid here too. If you would like to set up a free business profile and start promoting in my network go here and sign up.

Mike Cleveland
skype: mcleveland05
email: bizbuildingtoday at
my blog:


192 Adrienne Smith
January 2, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Hey Mike,

Thanks for sharing this with us. Always a pleasure to learn more about what my readers are involved in.

I can relate to what you said about networking. I didn’t have a clue what that really meant until having been here awhile. Dah! Slow learned I guess but so glade I did finally learn and sounds like you did as well.

Hopefully what you are involved in will be intriguing to others and you’ll find a few people joining. I wish you the best of luck with that and thanks again.



193 Colleen Kelly
January 3, 2012 at 1:08 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Hi guys! My Name is Colleen. I started blogging about 3 months ago. I Lost 120 lbs. about 2 years ago Though diet and exercise. I Took care of my Mom for 10 yrs. Mom had Multiple Sclerosis. After she passed, I was a little selfish, I took some time for me and got into shape. I have a blog now at called “A Work In Process” , I figure we all are that. :) I know I am. I wanted to share my experiences in losing the weight and getting into shape with others hoping I can could help others find success. I am hoping to give back what I have been given along the way. It’s a health/Fitness/personal development blog. Blogging about everyday concerns, life family, Heart and soul as well because I think it’s all about the whole picture. It all matters. At the moment I am looking for work. Seriously thinking of becoming a Trainer though. I’m still working on me..Finding me.. Gee, Thank you for this chance to introduce myself and my blog Adrienne, what a nice gesture . Thank you :) See you back at Twitter :)


194 Adrienne Smith
January 3, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Hi Colleen,

Thank you for taking this opportunity to introduce yourself to my readers. Wow, 120 lbs. what an accomplishment. I applaud you Colleen and you are just the person who can help others in this area.

I know that there are so many weight loss products on the market today but what we all appreciate more than anything is being taught by someone who has been through that. I have no doubt you’d be a terrific personal trainer but if you want to expand and do something online maybe you can think about coaching people on how to accomplish this goal and a lot of people need accountability partners. You could even shoot videos of the exercises and promote them through a course. Just a thought since you would be limited to your immediate area if you chose the personal trainer route.

On another note, I’m so sorry about your Mom. I’m sure she knew how much you loved her. You had every right to be selfish after taking care of her and she would probably want you to as well. May she rest in peace.

I look forward to visiting your blog so until then, have a wonderful day! See you back on Twitter.


195 Harriet Cabelly January 3, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Thank you for this opportunity to introduce myself and share a bit here. You are a Powerhouse of great info and great posts with tons of real, authentic and workable tips.

I am a social worker and life coach. Recently ‘retired’ from the New York City public school system where I was an early childhood social worker for 20 years, I left to ‘move on’ and create more of my own interests at this point in time. I’m grateful to have the opportunity and ability to do just this.
I started my website/blog exactly one year ago – Jan. 2011. I’ve made some wonderful contacts and have had some great opportunities – ie. guest blogging, on-line radio interview, developing a few online relationships with real supportive and caring people. Thus far it’s been a very positive endeavor. I’m hoping to continue growing my blogging world.
My area of specialty is working with people in helping them overcome or rise above their adversities/challenges and create a good and meaningful life despite…. I’ve always been inspired by how some people can build and forge ahead despite their outer circumstances (while others succumb and fall victim to….). I love memoirs on this theme, stories, etc. Having said that, the highlight of my blog for me is my monthly interviews with people who exemplify this theme. I just completed my 12th interview, completing my first year of interviews. I’m proud of this and can say that being proactive and reaching out to strangers can get you places. I got all my interviewees pretty easily. I’m hoping to provide inspiration and hope to readers in the same way that I get uplifted when I read and hear about people being able to transcend their difficulties. I feel it teaches us all lessons in good living.
My site is: Go to Blog and then there’s a tab for Interviews.
I also post twice a week.
One of my daughters miraculously survived a near catastrophic medical crisis. I as her mother feel as though I were given a second lease on life and so I search for good and meaningful things to do with ‘my miracle’. You can read about all this on my site. Thank you.


196 Adrienne Smith
January 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Hi Harriet,

Thank you for sharing more about you and what you are involved in with my readers. I have no doubt that others will find your site informational, helpful and motivational as well.

Congratulations on the interviews, that’s quite an accomplishment. I have no doubt you’ll be sharing even more uplifting stories with us throughout this year as well. I’ll look forward to reading those.

Thank you for your kind words, they mean a lot.

I wish you all the best in 2012 so Happy New Year!


197 Peter Birlea January 4, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Hi, Adrienne! Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself.

I learned about you from one of Timo Kiander’s collective blog posts, and I said to myself, “hey, she really knows what she’s talking about”.


I’m Peter Birlea, eternal student, dreamer, NLP Practitioner, currently training as a clinical hypnotherapist and – last but not least – blossoming online entrepreneur who’s had his share of failure and success in the world of e-marketing.

For the last six years, I’ve sold niche products on Clickbank on various aspects of Self-Development – and I’ve recently entered the Internet Marketing niche with good intentions and my new program, The Internet Marketing Mindset Optimizer. You can check it out at:

I’ve also started my blog at and am currently working on a membership site project.

That’s about it.

Have a great 2012 – I’ve just subscribed to your newsletter and I’m looking forward to hearing more from you.


198 Adrienne Smith
January 4, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Hi Peter,

Glad you stopped by and it’s a pleasure to have you.

Ah that’s great, I’ll have to thank Timo for that.

Wow, sounds like you’ve had a lot going and I have no doubt you have been quite successful in all your ventures. Good to have someone stop by who has had some success in certain areas online. I’ll have to stop by and check out your blog. Will be sure to do that tomorrow.

Thank you again for sharing this with us and always a pleasure to meet new people. Here is wishing you a fabulous 2012 and may this be your best year ever. I’ll be in touch!


199 Janus January 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for creating this page and the opportunity to introduce myself and promote my business!

I’ve found your blog through Brankica’s blog like a start blog where she shares a list of blogs worth hopping. So I’ll definitely read through your blog and learn more about and from you.

I’ve been working online since January 2010. Looking back I’ve made a lot of mistakes during the two years primarily because of the wrong mindset (being an opportunist basically). At the same time I have learned a lot from some of the most awesome people on the internet.

Currently I’m working on building my blog sharing what I’ve learned in the two years. I want to grow my business, my personal life, and at the same time help other aspiring online entrepreneurs start an online business.



200 Adrienne Smith
January 5, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Hi Janus and welcome to my blog. I’m so thrilled you took me up on my offer to introduce yourself to my readers.

I LOVE Brankica and that girl knows her stuff Janus. I believe you will learn a lot from us both that will help you move forward in your own business.

I appreciate you sharing more about what you are involved in. I’ll be sure to stop by your place today and have a look around. Thank you for taking the time from your business schedule and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Have a beautiful day Janus!


201 Mike Boorn January 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Hi Adrienne. Came here from Twitter. Great idea to have people comment freely like this.

I have just started, where I do training and coaching for entrepreneurs and business owners, based on my 20-year experience in business. I’m always out to meet new people and make new connections, so… hence this post :)

Have a great 2012!



202 Adrienne Smith
January 12, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Hi Mike,

Glad you took me up on my offer to come over here and share more with my readers about you and what you are involved in.

So you are just starting. I sure do wish you the very best with your business. Hopefully some of my readers just may need your services.

Thanks for sharing Mike and hope you’ve had a wonderful day! Happy New Year!



203 Ron Henson January 23, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,
You were so kind in responding to my emails and giving me some solid advice. Thank you!
My name is Ron Henson and I am a social media junkie and I am in the process of trying to monetize that love by helping others to do the same. You have given everyone a great example to follow and I truly appreciate the forum you have provided.
Thank you and all the best,


204 Adrienne Smith
January 23, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Hi Ron,

Welcome Ron and I’m happy to see you.

You are so welcome and just glad I was able to help.

Social media junkie huh! There are a lot of those who hang around my place that’s for sure. You’ll fit right in here. So glad you like this post and I just believe it’s a great way to get to know more people. You just never know right!

Thanks again and enjoy your week.


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206 Adrienne Smith
January 27, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Promoting yourself is what’s important because when you hide behind your business we aren’t able to get to know the person and in the end, isn’t that who we are purchasing from? I wish you would have shared with us more about who you are and what you’re about so maybe you’ll come back by and share that with us.

Until then, thank you and have a wonderful day!


207 leather ipad case January 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Promoting yourself is good. What I am trying to say is that, those are possible ways to promote your business online. Creating a good reputation online and connecting people is on my top list.


208 Adrienne Smith
January 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

But this is exactly why I created this page, for you to introduce to my readers more about who you are. Because people buy from people so you didn’t share anything with us about who you are and what why you’re online. That way my readers can get to know you better and perhaps be more interested in what you are all about.


209 leather ipad case January 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Sorry bout that Adrienne. My name is Ashley I am an outdoor person. I mean I love exploring outside and meet the true challenge there. For me it’s just a way of adventure where you will be teaching lessons to be learned about life. As long as you learn how to cope up with it, then nothing to be worry about. That’s my own perception. In this life, you will face the good and bad times. Both will give you a chance to change your life into a better one.

I always give it my best shot in whatever I engaged myself with. It is to make sure that whatever result it may give me I will never regret it for I know that I give it my all. I am happy to say that as far as to date I am happy with the outcome of the things that I do. It is as if my life has been well planned. Things are flowing smoothly according the way I wanted it to be.


210 Adrienne Smith
January 27, 2012 at 9:05 PM

No problem, I just enjoy learning a little more about you and what you are involved in so thank you Ashley for stopping back by, again.

See, I can now see you as a real human being who has a lot to offer so thank you for sharing this with us all. I really appreciate that.

Have a wonderful weekend.


211 leather ipad case January 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Thank you too for the warm welcome. Glad to be here. By the way, how can I change my avatar?


212 Adrienne Smith
January 28, 2012 at 7:49 AM

Go to the top of my page and check out my commenting rules. I share in there where to go to change your avatar. It’s really easy.


213 leather ipad case January 29, 2012 at 6:37 PM

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214 Adrienne Smith
January 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I see you Ashley! Yey!!! It worked now wasn’t that easy?


215 leather ipad case January 29, 2012 at 6:53 PM

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216 Adrienne Smith
January 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

You also need to put a little of you in the comments Ashley because that’s who we want to get to know. Sure, we all want to make money online but we prefer purchasing from people we have gotten to know and trust. So you need to create a blog and start interacting with other people online and then they will be more interested in what you have to share. Just a suggestion. :-)

Have a wonderful day and a terrific week.


217 Leslie Miller February 1, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Hi, Adrienne, thanks for the invite.

I’m Leslie Miller, an inventive freelance copy writer who right this very moment is learning how to break into magazine journalism. My main area of interest — personal and spiritual growth. Wish me luck!

Although I enjoy any kind of writing and have done loads of web content (all properly SEO’d, of course!) and ghost blogging, I love to learn new things and expand my scope, and am looking forward to this new challenge. Here’s my not-so-diry little secret — I’d really like to be a travel writer, and see the world on my editor’s dime.

Well sure, who wouldn’t?

I am halfway through an 8 week e-course on how to break into magazines. I’ve started my own blog chronicling my adventures with this — Read along and hear about all my challenges and hopefully, victories.

If you’d like to take a look at my portfolio and see some of my recent projects and clients, check it out at



218 Adrienne Smith
February 1, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Hi Leslie,

Welcome to my blog and I’m happy to hear you took me up on my offer to share with me and my readers more about you and what you are involved in.

I will say right now that I wish you the very best of luck with breaking into magazine journalism. It sounds like you’re well on your way.

Being a travel writer does sound like an ideal job. I’ll be honest with you though, that wouldn’t be mine. Granted, I don’t have a family tying me down but I do have a dog and I just wouldn’t want to travel around and not have her with me. I know, I’m pathetic.

I’ll be sure to stop by your blog and check out what you’re sharing. Thank you for including that.

Glad you stopped by and have a wonderful day. Thanks again!


219 Kareem February 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Good Day,

I am a huge fan of yours and have been following you for quite some time. Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself. A little about me I am a project manager at a small agency called StudioOakley based out of Brooklyn, NY. Our targets are small to medium businesses that desires to create or upgrade their web presence. In addition, we can also create iOS apps and wordpress templates. Take a look at our portfolio ( and tell us what you think. Thanks again for the opportunity and I look forward to connecting with you. Thanks


220 Adrienne Smith
February 10, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Hi Kareem,

Thank you for sharing with us more about you and I’m so happy that you are a fan. Music to my ears my friend! :-)

I hope that some of my readers will find what you offer helpful. Appreciate you sharing this with us.

Have a wonderful day!


221 Cathy
February 17, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I am passionate about sharing information to prevent substance abuse and addiction. My focus is families with preteen to teenage children to help make parents aware of the dangers and pressures that teens face.

Most children do make healthy choices, but we are losing too many to this disease, and we can help with prevention. Parents can make a difference by talking to their kids early in their lives and talking often to help them understand why it is important to stay away from drugs and alcohol during their teen years and let their bodies and minds develop fully so they can make mature choices.

Let’s help our kids follow their dreams rather than going down this devastating road!


222 Adrienne Smith
February 18, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Hi Cathy,

Thank you for sharing this with us and I applaud you for bringing more attention to this subject. I think there are too many outside influences that our children are being presented with and parents need to understand that this is happening whether they’re aware of it or not.

I love your blog and how you are sharing your own experiences with everyone about this issue. I appreciate you for doing this and know that you have helped so many others. Thank you Cathy.


223 Lisa Starr February 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for inviting me to this website. I will definitely RT to my followers once I’m done here. You are giving SO much to help others – which Bob Proctor says (I was just listening to a CD of his) is the key to abundance and raising your awareness (as well as your income, but, if you’re truly helping others, the income is just a secondary bonus to the psychic income of knowing you have changed the world in some little way). This is an AMAZING idea, and I’m glad you thought of it!
I do a lot of things, but my latest project that relates to my website (and there is a blog attached to my website, so that’s how I fit in here) is helping people gain access to attorneys on a regular basis for advice, contract review, letters and phone calls to companies treating us wrong, and many other legal services, affordably. This is one of my passions because, let’s face it, we’re in a sue-happy country. We live in a place where the big companies think that since they’re big and we’re little, we won’t fight back. I just feel empowered knowing I can do something (rather than pay a high-hourly cost) to protect my family’s rights.
Another one of my passions, as it sounds like is yours as well, is learning from others’ through motivational quotes and seminars (I did a blog on this one as well, which I haven’t done much on for the past year, Travel, though I haven’t done much of it is another one of my passions. I did another blog on RVing (, but that’s more of my husband’s passion than mine. Yet, one of my goals before I die is to travel 3 times a year, one time a year being an extraordinary trip (and, of course, having our kids in home-school, so we can accomplish that). Learning about different cultures, religions, countries, people in general is another passion of mine. Learning to become better has always been a passion of mine (self-help type books are mostly the books I read).
I’d like to focus on applying the help I’ve already received, so right now, I’m not looking for additional help. I’m sure as I get more consistent and focused, I may reach a plateau and may need help at that point (since I know there are no self-made millionaires – we all need each others’ help). Information overload is one of the downfalls of mine. I’ll ask when I need more help, thank you. I am willing to offer help with small business start-ups, some on social media, blogging tips (though I know my blogs aren’t professional- I know a lot more than I applied), can connect you to a team of lawyers. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in most areas, but if I can, I’d love to help in any way that I can.

Lisa Starr


224 Adrienne Smith
February 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Hi Lisa,

Welcome and it’s a pleasure to have you here.

So glad that you took this opportunity to share with us more about who you are and what you enjoy doing. I wish I could take full credit for this little idea here but I’ve learned along the way and implemented a few things and this is one of them. But I really do love connecting with people and learning more about what they’ve got going on in their lives. I’m glad you took this opportunity to share more with us about you.

Sounds like you’ve been on busy lady but happy to hear that you are also on a mission to help others. I know we are a sue happy country unfortunately, sometimes it’s necessary I’m afraid. For the first time in my life about nine years ago was the first time I ever wanted to sue someone so very bad but found out after speaking with an attorney that I wouldn’t win. Boohoo!!! Oh well, it would have been hard putting my family through that but I understand the need at times I’m afraid.

So now I know who to come to if that need should ever arise again so thank you Lisa for sharing your site with us.

Hope you’re enjoying your day and hope to see you around again.



225 Sharyn Sheldon February 18, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for the opportunity to share!

I’m the owner/editor/writer of Business Content PLR, which provides ready-to-use, customizable written content for people to use on their blogs/websites, marketing materials, and product creation. Everything is focused on helping others achieve business success, so it’s particularly useful content for business coaches, consultants and internet marketing service providers.

I focus primarily on business topics (thus the name), such as coaching, business management, marketing, internet marketing, goal-setting, and a growing list of other topics. I have a lengthening list of content I want to create for people.

Prior to starting this venture, I spent over 20 years designing and developing learning solutions for large corporations, so I’ve written about everything from communication skills and how to provide feedback to employees to customer service and how to get more referrals. However, in the last 2 years I also did my fair share of niche affiliate marketing as well.

My sites are: (for business content) (my blog where I share tips on learning to build a successful online business)

Stop by and visit sometime. Meanwhile, I’m going to head off and check out some of your posts and social networks!

- Sharyn


226 Adrienne Smith
February 19, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Hi Sharyn,

Thank you for sharing with us what you’ve been up to and what you enjoy doing.

I’ll have to stop by and visit both of your sites. I love hearing that you are also here to help to share tips about how to build a successful online business as well. That I know we definitely have in common.

Thank you again Sharyn and I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Catch you soon.



227 Jen Michaels February 21, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Hi I’m Jen and I have been growing and learning about internet marketing for the past year or so. I created a niche site about gifts that you can buy for men and I am constantly learning new ways to create traffic to the site as well as how to provide value to people who visit the site.

People may think gift giving is trivial but some gifts that you give people will change their lives for the better. That’s why I want to really be of service to people who are looking to get a gift for the person they love and care for.

Thank you for your site and the opportunity for this promotion.


228 Adrienne Smith
February 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Thank you for sharing that with us Jen and it’s a pleasure to meet you.

You really sound like you’re passionate about what you are involved in and I love that. I have no doubt you’ll be a huge success. I hope some of my posts on how to drive traffic to your site you’ll find helpful.

I appreciate the comment and hope you’re enjoying your day!



229 Kara February 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Hi my name is Kara and on my site I provide information about where to get training to become a home health aide, job information, schools etc. With the majority of the U. S. population reaching retirement age a career as a home health aide will be on the rise and becoming a health aide is a good way for someone to get entrance into the medical field without a college degree.

Thank you for the opportunity to promote my site and I hope to learn more from you about how to market my site in the future. My goal is let people know how to begin their career in this industry and where to get the best training.



230 Adrienne Smith
February 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Welcome to my blog Kara. By the way, that’s my niece’s name so I LOVE it!

When I lost my job back in 2007, I interviewed to work at an assisted living facility because I love spending time with the elderly. Unfortunately, I was offered the position but it was not close to my home and as you can imagine, it didn’t pay very well. But I knew that would be a position I would thoroughly enjoy so I’m so happy to hear that your site provide information to help people who would like to enter into that field. I’ll have to stop by for a visit.

You are so very welcome and I appreciate you sharing with us more about you.

Take care,



231 Roddy Mielke February 29, 2012 at 7:24 AM

Hi Adrienne, awesome site here. My name is Roddy Mielke I live in the beautiful state of Montana my passion is exposing all the lies in internet marketing that are keeping the 99% broke. Thanks for letting me share here.

Roddy Mielke


232 Adrienne Smith
February 29, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Hi Roddy,

Thank you for stopping by and sharing more with us about you. My cousin lives in Montana and boy oh boy I don’t know how you guys do it. That’s a lot of snow!! :-)

Appreciate your comment and hope you are enjoying your week.



233 Ralph Dopping March 12, 2012 at 6:52 AM

Well, Adrienne,

It certainly looks like you have a good thing going here. I have to admit that I have not looked through your blog + site as yet but will do. Thanks for the opportunity. There are a lot of great people out there and I find the best way to build (social capital) is by building trust. On-line trust, in my mind, is the most challenging of all. After all, with real face time you can tell a lot about someone but on-line you have to rely on what you can see.

It is tough to build connections. I takes time. A lot of time and perserverence. Anyway, likely all things everyone already knows. So, we are from the architecture + design field, in Canada, and are building a resource network for ANYONE to use which offers our perspective on leadership and management. I know, it’s a seemingly dry subject so we have spiced it up with some creative thinking (or at least we think so). C’mon by and we will surely be able to help each other grow and learn. That’s what it’s all about at

Thank you Adrienna for being social.


234 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Hi Ralph,

Welcome to my humble home and I’m glad you dropped by to share with my readers what you’re up to. I appreciate you letting us know what you are involved in and why you are here.

One thing that will help with that building up trust Ralph is for you to get your gravatar set up. People will be more comfortable approving comments when they can see who is visiting. A face goes a very long way when building up trust. Oh sure, there’s much more to it but it’s a start right! :-)

Thank you again and I’ll drop by your place later. Enjoy your week!



235 Ralph Dopping March 12, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Yeah. The avatar thing is a quandry for sure. I have one that appears on most blogs and on twitter. Sigh. I need help.


236 Adrienne Smith
March 12, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Are you using the same email address every time you post? The Twitter photo is separate then your gravatar. Your gravatar is for posting on blogs like this one. You want to have a photo of you so we can connect with you much better. If you need to know how, go to the top of my page and click on the Commenting Rules tab. Scroll down that post a ways and I share with you how to get it set up.

Hope that helps.


237 Ralph Dopping March 13, 2012 at 6:22 AM

So, I hope my Gravatar is fixed. I went back and deleted all the other email addresses i had linked to my image. Let’s hope it worked. Thanks for your suggestions and tips. i really do like your site. very helpful.


238 Adrienne Smith
March 13, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Hi Ralph,

I’m not seeing it yet but for some reason sometimes there is a delay although I have no idea why. I had another blogging friend that had this same issue but it finally resolved itself. So hopefully we’ll be seeing your smiling face soon.

Thank you!



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240 Adrienne Smith
March 19, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Thanks for sharing with us what you’re involved in Robert. I very aware of this company and have heard good things about it. Hope if anyone needs this service they’ll come look you up.

Enjoy your week.



241 Kimberly March 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Thank you for invite to share on your site. Building relationships is at the crux of it all, right? In my day life, I’m a social media marketing virtual assistant where I am fortunate to work with the best bunch of clients out there (and it gives the best excuse for Facebooking and tweeting all day long.) I’m also a serial entrepreneur with a bad habit of setting up new blogs and then not finding enough time to post on them all, but there’s so much out there that distracts me for my limited attention!

Currently, I’m posting about free and bargain priced ebooks at and then I also post about the daily (comedic) trials and tribulations of motherhood – where we proudly proclaim we are not ‘those kinds of moms.’

And lastly, I’ve created a side arm business of selling Scentsy home and body fragrance products. I think of it as adventures in direct selling. (Hmmm, maybe another blog in my future?)

There are a couple more woefully neglected blogs that I have which I’ll not shame them here.

Looking forward to connecting further with you, Adrienne and your community.



242 Adrienne Smith
March 20, 2012 at 7:26 AM

Hi Kimberly and welcome to my blog. Happy to have you stop by and share with us what you are involved in.

Wow, it sounds like you are one busy lady. Taking on too much it seems. But as long as you enjoy what you do then I say go for it.

Looking forward to connecting with you as well and I do hope you’ll stop back by some time and visit more.

Enjoy your week!



243 Kingsley March 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Well written, Adrienne. I agree with you completely – it’s all about your business… and your survival and of course – putting food on the table. While most people still get this wrong, thankfully there are many who get it right – as well as many like you, Adrienne, who teach others how to get it right as well.

Thanks again for sharing, :)


244 Adrienne Smith
March 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Thank you Kingsley, I appreciate that. I do love to help people and if this page can help introduce them to my readers then I’m more than happy to do just that.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a glorious day! :-)


245 Eric Chambers March 31, 2012 at 2:17 PM

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246 Adrienne Smith
March 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Hi Eric and welcome to my blog. Thank you for sharing with us what you are involved in. Hopefully others who are in need of this type of service will stop by and check it out.

Thanks again and hope you’re enjoying your weekend.


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248 Adrienne Smith
April 5, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Hi Zoran and welcome to my blog. It’s so nice to have you!

Thanks for sharing with us what you are up to these days. I have no doubt that your program or system is a good one so if anyone is interested in what you have to offer, hope they’ll stop by for a look.

Thanks again and enjoy your day!



249 Ampi Castano April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I am a single mom looking for a more creative existance. I am on a journey to find out what I want to be when I finally grow up. You see, the problem with me is that I am good at a lot of things and have a little career ADD. Nothing keeps my attention for long, but I’m determined to carve out a new prosperous life out of the remnants I have left behind.

A little about myself…I am a self-taught graphic designer and cake decorator. I recently started a cake decorating business, and opened up shop on Etsy ( to sell some of my fondant and gum paste toppers. I have also opened up a second Etsy shop ( where I sell vintage housewares.

I have recently started to become more active in social network sites, setting up shop on FB, G+, SU, Tumblr, Flickr, and so on. Unfortunately, I’m a novice and am still trying to work through all of the massive amounts of information available on the web. Well, that’s how I found your site. I have stuck around in hopes that I can get some valuable info.

Any suggestions for growing my business (to the point where I can actually pay all of the bills) will be greatly appreciated.


250 Adrienne Smith
April 12, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Welcome Ampi,

I can definitely relate to wanting to find out what I want to be when I grow up. Funny thing is that it took me forever it seems before I had even the slightest clue. Sounds to me though that you are on the right road.

Thank you for sharing more with us about you and what you are involved in. We are all here to help you ease into this with more knowledge and confidence. You’ve come to the right place.

Enjoy your day and hope your week is going really well.



251 elizabeth traub April 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I just looked at both your Etsy sights. I love your vintage finds. Very nice. One thing for the kind of business you are in, is the visual presence you are making. I did not see a link to pinterest. I would encourage you to read this. I would also encourage you to take ALOT of close ups of your pictures showing the details. That pink baby topper is adorable and I am sure if you cropped a close up, it would give more of the details of your fine work. I am still learning as well. I too am in a visually based business and the more concentration I can filter through various feeds, such as twitter or pinterest, the more traffic towards my website. I hope this helps a little. Blessings, Elizabeth


252 Princess Shimari
April 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Thanks to Adrienne for the invitation to show the world who I am and what I am about.

I am first and foremost an accomplished single mother of two adult sons. That means I managed to get the job done right.

I spent my career years as an educator.

Now I get to use my JOY of teaching, my LOVE for humanity and one of my greatest PASSIONS of “Health and Wellness” to help others improve the quality of their lives.

I am also an avid NETWORK MARKETER , and as I learn the business, and how to utilize the power of the internet, I teach others to follow me on the journey to NETWORK MARKETING SUCCESS. It truly is intriguing to master technology to work for you.
Build your health and your wealth, one is not much good without the other.
Visit me at

It was a pleasure connecting with you.

Looking forward to seeing you in my world!!!


253 Adrienne Smith
April 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Hey Yvonne,

It’s a pleasure to see you and I’m so happy you stopped by to share more with my readers about you.

Thank you for that and by the way, I LOVE the changes you’ve made to your blog. See, it was only a matter of time. Great job!

Thanks again for sharing this with us all and I do hope you’ll get some visitors from this post. You have so many wonderful things we can all learn from you.

Enjoy your day!



254 Leon de Wet April 21, 2012 at 1:51 AM

Thanks for the invite Adrienne,

I am from South Africa and my name is Leon de Wet. After 34 years in the Corporate Industry and 6 years in my own Retail business, I have now decided to invest my energy into Opportunities available through the internet. I am now semi-retired and my goal is to share opportunities with as many people as I can, by providing various electronic platforms via my trading name Tartra Technologies for them to do the same. (The name Tartra comes from the first 3 characters of each of my two daughters’ names Tara & Tracey).
To give someone an opportunity in life is one of the greatest gifts one can give.
I’m an avid believer of Karma in that what you sew you shall reap, what goes round comes around! Make sure your thoughts are positive in this aspect because negativity works in exactly the same way.
In my relatively 4 short months in the Internet Marketing field, I have learned an enormous amount and can boast a Linked In Group Membership of 171 in a mere 8 weeks ( ), and in my Independent Business Owners Network (IBO Tool Box) ( ) , I have over 300 Associates in a mere 4 weeks!
Hoping to continue to help and share opportunities with many, many more. Here’s to OUR Success together! TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More!


255 Adrienne Smith
April 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

You are most welcome Leon and I’m thrilled you took me up on my offer.

Thank you for sharing all of this with us and so happy that you decided to come online and see how you can have an even better life. Sounds like you’re doing extremely well so congratulations with that.

Appreciate you telling us more about you and what you’re involved in. I wish you all the best.



256 Baz Smith April 21, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Hi Adrienne and you all

I have been away from this site for a while now and thought it was time to pop back again.
Hope you are all well and that 2012 is going to plan for you ALL. For me it’s about to get even more busy in the summer as little Luke is going to get a little brother!

So Stay at Home Dad is going to have his hands full!

Back to the goal setting, moved house now, bought the new practical car to help with the new arrival … now onto the next goal. Make sure you set your own goals and ENSURE the yare ACHIEVABLE.

I’d be very intereted to hear (and I know Adrienne would be) about what goals you have set this year!



257 Adrienne Smith
April 22, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Hey Baz,

Great to see you here, thanks for stopping by.

Congratulations on the new addition. I’m sure you and your wife are so excited. I know you were moving the last time I checked on you so glad everything seems to be in place now. I’m so excited for you and the family.

Thanks for sharing this with us and yes, I do hope everyone has their goals written down and are on their way to achieving every last one of them

Thanks Baz!!!



258 elizabeth traub April 27, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Hello Everyone. I have loved reading all of your stories, and have marked this page to continue and follow. A terrific idea for connecting with new faces. I have been a consultant and designer for over 20 years. Designing various products in the kids industry of fashion and furnishings. I have had the experience of running to very successful stores. Took 5 years off away from work completely to work with a deaf child, which I am honoring here. today.

Last fall I jumped back into consulting and this past January started a very slow launch of an online business. Taking all the designing of kids rooms, and now making that business a web store. I would be lying if I said this online business stuff is the greatest challenge I have ever faced in business. My life was not rolled out in typing out words, but sharing face to face life experiences with my clients. Learning how to take what comes natural in face to face time and implementing into social media is what the “slow launch” is all about. Learning through websites like this, and the wisdom of gifted people who have gone before me. I love people. love design, love my work and have had much favor in my career, not without a lot of hard work, which I love too. Visit my webstie follow on twitter, and if you do tell me you found me here @elizonthego and a facebook “like” would be lovely too. Blessings for Success in our various business ventures. Elizabeth Traub


259 Adrienne Smith
April 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Hey Elizabeth,

Thanks for coming by and sharing with us more about you and what you’re involved in. I’m happy to hear that you’ve enjoyed reading about others too. I think it’s a great way to introduce everyone to each other and you never know who you may find who has what you’re looking for.

What a talented young lady you are and I have no doubt, very successful. I don’t have a flair for design at all and can always use help. I glossed over your website and I love the colors in some of those rooms. Great job Elizabeth and you are very talented indeed.

Thank you for sharing.



260 Dale Parker May 1, 2012 at 5:58 AM

Hi Adrienne! This is such a great idea you have. I would like to say thank you in advance for giving me the opportunity to promote my site.

I am Dale, the owner of offering marketing, advertising, and optimizing services on the web for small start-up businesses. We also offer mobile marketing and website design done by our expert web designers who keep in mind that it is not only about the design, but the SEO aspect as well.

I will keep this comment short and simple. Thank you again Adrienne for the opportunity. More power to you and your site!



261 Adrienne Smith
May 1, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Hi Dale,

Glad you like it Dale and I do like my new friends and followers to share with us all more about you. I love to learn about people.

Thank you for sharing with us Dale what you’re doing here online. I have no doubt that your services are very well received and I do hope you have a booming business.

Appreciate you stopping by and please be sure to come back by any old time you’d like.

You have a fabulous day!



262 Raihan Sajol May 2, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Hello Adrienne,such a inspiring article I ever read.I am Raihan Sajol.I am student of university of English faculty.I am involved with an institution and also doing some social work.
Article writing writing is my hobby.I have a web-site and a small team.My dream is to go far with my plan and hope someday will reach my goal.


263 Adrienne Smith
May 3, 2012 at 8:06 AM

Hi Raihan,

Sounds like you are definitely on your way Raihan and I do wish you the best of luck.

Thank you for sharing that with us today!



264 Diane Aksten
May 8, 2012 at 5:41 PM


Thanks so much for the invitation to promote our new online magazine, Escape From the 9 to 5. This is a resource for all you women out there tired of the 9 to 5 grind; we encourage and support you with tools, resources and real life stories of women who HAVE “left the grind behind” to fulfill their dreams of working from home.

Whether you want to be at home to raise your kids, travel, or just enjoy your empty nest years with your significant other, Escape’s mission is to help as many women as humanly possible lead fulfilling lives by escaping from the 925!

Not too worry, guys; we haven’t forgotten about you!! We know many of you guys want to leave that corporate grind behind as well so we’ve got future plans to provide you with some GREAT resources.

Diane Aksten
Co-Founder, Women Empowered Businesses
Publishers of Escape From the 9 to 5


265 Adrienne Smith
May 8, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Hi Diane,

Welcome and thanks for sharing with us your wonderful magazine for women. I think a lot of people are eager to escape the 9 to 5 so I have no doubt that what you offer will be extremely helpful.

I’m looking forward to reading what you have to share with us all.

Best of luck to you Diane.



266 Michelle Childs May 12, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m a trainer – I specialise in design and delivery of literacy and numeracy programmes, software training and elearning. At the moment I’m on a fixed term contract (that finishes in November) as a Workplace Literacy Trainer in the health care industry.

My interests are social media, learning, reading, mountain biking, walking my dogs, the outdoors.

I’m trying to build an online presence, and have recently started blogging and tweeting (have had Linkedin and Facebook (although not a fan page) for a few years). I’ve started my blog with what I consider “safe” topics lol, while I build up my confidence.

I was up til midnight last night going through your training videos, and they were very useful, thanks. Will be going back for more soon.



267 Adrienne Smith
May 12, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Hi Michelle,

Thank you for sharing with us more of what you are involved in. I’m so glad you ventured into blogging and have no doubt you’ll receive so much satisfaction from this platform.

Happy to hear my training site has been helpful. I do love helping people learn so thank you for sharing that with me.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.



268 Ehsan
May 31, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Hi Adrienne, First of all thank you very much for letting us promote ourselves and our blog here at your blog.
I’m Ehsan Ullah, a 18 years old Blogger and a student of College in Kunduz city. I love to write about Blogging, social media, SEO and internet marketing etc.

I hobby is football and I’m a freestyler too. I play soccer daily with my friends in park. I have also uploaded a video of myself soccer freestyle on Youtube. I actually found your blog today, but will visit it daily for more killer articles like this:)


269 Adrienne Smith
May 31, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Welcome back Ehsan and thanks for taking the time to share with us more about you and what you’re involved in. I’m so happy to see kids your age getting into more social activities. Blogging is great and I think it gives you the opportunity to meet so many people from all over the world. Heck, I’m in Texas and here you are on my blog. How cool is that.

I’ll have to check out your YouTube video. I bet you guys have a great time.

Thanks again Ehsan and you enjoy your weekend okay! :-)


270 Bill Koehne May 31, 2012 at 3:16 PM

I just wanted to drop a note of thanks. I am full time with websites and help people with social media. I’m now practicing what I am preaching after someone asked me where mine was. Thanks to you mine is ready to send someone to and the increase in traffic is just the way it should be.

My new blog is at and is a way to show my customers how a blog can compliment a website and newsletter. I actually RSS it back to the home page to make my website more dynamic and less static. Now I need get more active with Twitter. My handle there is PackerlandWeb.

I enjoy following your blog and twitter. Thanks again.


271 Adrienne Smith
May 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Hey Bill,

Great to see you and so glad you decided to stop on by and give yourself a little bow.

I’m so happy to hear that everything is up and running now. See, that’s only going to help you that much more. ;-) I’m so very proud of you Bill.

I have no doubt that everything will start picking up for you Bill. I wish you the very best with that as well.

Thanks for stopping by!



272 Sarah Payne June 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Hi Adrienne! I just came across your blog today. I look forward to reading more. :)

I’m an amateur blogger, writer, and template designer. In other words, I do this stuff for fun (although it’s very painful at times!). I absolutely love writing and I don’t know why. There’s something fascinating about string words together. Maybe I just like the feeling of pushing buttons on the keyboard. I don’t know. But I like my writing to be different. I want it be compelling, witty, fluff-free, and full of personality. I want people to know I, not anybody else, wrote it.

I call myself a template designer, but I’m not much of one. I don’t have many templates on my blog, but I plan to change that. I believe that blogs don’t have to be ugly (isn’t that a no-brainer?), but I understand (or perhaps I don’t) that many people can’t bear spending 5 minutes to improve their template. And so, people are in great need of templates.

I’m an avid Blogger-user. Blogger often gets a bad rap from the Wordpress people, but take it from somebody who has used Blogger more recently than 5 years ago—Blogger is awesome. And yes, so is Wordpress. But neither is “better” than the other.

On my blog, I discuss writing, blog design, social media, or whatever else that’s on my mind. I rant a lot too.


273 Adrienne Smith
June 3, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Hi Sarah,

Welcome to my blog and I’m so happy you stopped by.

I appreciate you sharing with us more about what you’re doing here as well. Maybe a lot of us can take a page from your book! I wish more people would just let loose with their blogging and stop being so stuffy.

So are all your templates free and you only design them for Blogger? Just curious.

I don’t think that Blogger necessarily gets a bad rap. What I have come to learn Sarah is since you’re blogging on a free platform, you don’t actually own any of your content. Google can decide at any time to delete your blog and there’s nothing you can do about it. So people who are blogging for building a business definitely need a self hosted blog. If you’re just here for pleasure, that’s totally up to the individual. I think that’s really the big difference.

I’ll be sure to stop by your place this week and have a look around. In the meantime, you have a fabulous week and thanks again.



274 Sarah Payne June 3, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Hey Adrienne,

All my templates are (and will be) free. So far, I’ve only made templates for Blogger, but I do plan on branching out to Wordpress once I get more experience with the platform.

Getting your blog deleted by Google is something I hear a lot of people worry about. But as long as you’re not a spammer or are doing something against their TOS, there’s nothing to worry about. Blogger has a system to detect spam blogs, but even if your blog is incorrectly flagged as spam, they give you an opportunity to request a review and have your blog unlocked.

It is true—by using their service you agree to their terms. But Google actually states in their TOS that you are in fact the owner of your content: “Some of our Services allow you to submit content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours.”

I understand why people with a business would prefer self-hosting, though. But for what I’m doing, I see no point in paying for it when there’s a free option. Wordpress is awfully nice, though. It’s certainly more versatile and customizable. Someday I may just start a Wordpress blog just so I have a reason to play with it. ;)

Okay, I’ll shut up now. I’m talking too much. :)


275 Adrienne Smith
June 4, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Hey Sarah,

That’s really cool of you to only create free templates. I’m sure everyone really appreciates that.

Well, I do know a few people who had theirs deleted which is why I say that. It sounds like they’re doing a much better job now of at least reviewing them before wiping them totally off. In the past all they did was delete them after some complaints but these blogs were not spammers nor did they have anything inappropriate up. That’s really great to know so thank you for sharing that. I learned something new today! :-)

Thanks again Sarah and you enjoy your day and week.



276 michael seres June 6, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Introduce yourself
Hi my name is Michael. For the last 30 years I have coped with an incurable inflammatory bowel disease known as Crrohn’s Disease. After over 20 operations I ended up with intestinal failure and a future being fed intravenously. However late last year I became the 11th person to have bowel transplant in Oxford, England. In the lead up to my surgery I started blogging and tweeting about my journey in the hope that it can help other patients and their families.

I am incredibly lucky to have had this operation and now I devote a huge amount of time to talking to other patients, trying to raise awareness of IBD and have subsequently developed a small socaial media stategy to tell our story to the world. If you fancy a read then please go to my blog at or join our facebook group Bowel Disease One Global family. if there is anyone out there with any connection whatsoever to IBD or IBS then please get in touch I would absolutely love to hear from you and your experiences.


277 Adrienne Smith
June 6, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Hi Michael,

Thank you so much for sharing this with me and all I have to say is wow. My heart goes out to you for what you’ve had to endure in your short life. I’m so thankful that that operation was helpful and now you’re able to spread the word and hopefully help so many people who are fighting this same incurable disease.

I use to be friends with a couple probably 12 years ago now and her husband had Crohn’s disease. I know it was really rough on him but we lost touch.

I’m sure you blog will help many and I’ll be sure to stop by for a visit.

Thank you again.



278 michael seres June 7, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Adrienne, thanks for the ongoing help and support here. If you ever come across anyone who might need a bit of a boost or just someone to talk too then chuck them my way!

take care


279 Adrienne Smith
June 7, 2012 at 10:25 AM

You are welcome and I most definitely will Michael. Best of luck to you as well.



280 David H. Paul June 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Before I proceed into my shameless self-promotion, I just want to say Wow! “Feel free to promote yourself.” That is a stroke of genius, and a great way to make instant friends with your target audience. Awed :) That one golden nugget is worth a lifetime of blog comments here on your site, my friend.

And do you know what? My video blog site does a much better job of promoting me than I could Ever do here. So, let me suggest that if you now want to learn some insider secrets on how to use Unconditional Love, Top Notch Training and the Power of the Mastermind to grow yourself and your business to success, then just click my CommentLuv link down there and come on over. I welcome all of my visitor and commentors with Great Enthusiasm.

To Your Peace and Prosperity,

David H. Paul
the Follow Your Bliss guy


281 Adrienne
June 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Hi David,

Welcome again and I’m glad you like this post. I mean what better way for my new friends and followers to get to know me then for me to get to know them. I do love meeting people and I want to see what they’re involved in and what they enjoy doing. So I’m happy that you stopped by this post to shamelessly promote yourself. :-)

Well at least you gave us a short summary of what you share over at your blog. I hope my readers will want to know more and stop by for a visit.

Thanks for sharing a very short version of what you’re all about David. Always a pleasure to have you here.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.



282 bennix June 12, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hello Adrienne, good day to you!thanks for inviting me to join here.

I wanna take this free opportunity to introduce / promote myself.I am Bennix, I don’t have any serious online business, I am just a simple tech-blogging guy, knows SEO and Web Designing as profession my as well. I write tech reviews, tutorials & features bloggers who want to share their secret to success story online.

I don’t have much to tell for contact me if you need assistance or visit my blog here: ty Adrienne

Kudos to all!


283 Adrienne
June 12, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Hi Bennix,

Welcome to my blog and I’m so glad you stopped by to share with us more about what you’re involved in.

I appreciate you sharing that and it sounds like you’ve got quite a bit going actually. That’s awfully nice of you to assist other bloggers so I hope other will stop by your place and check you out.

Thank you so much and hope you’ve been having a wonderful week so far.



284 Sean Gagne June 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Just wanted to say thanks for all the useful information on your site. Sites like this that offer valuable information to newbies like me are few and far between. keep up the nice work I will def keep visiting! If anyone needs help with a busted Xbox 360 check out


285 Adrienne
June 13, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Thanks for stopping by Sean, I’m happy to have you. I wish you would share a little more with us about you. Who is Sean and what are you doing online besides helping people with busted Xboxes? ;-)


286 Sean Gagne June 14, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Well lets see Im a 25y/o father of two who works 40hrs a week to “not” make it. Ive recently turned to the internet to help generate more income for my family. Ive been trying lots of things and reading A LOT on affiliate marketing an blogging, through my reading Ive realised that this is something that I know I can be successful at if i just apply what Im learning. Hopefully I will be able to comment on my success one day but until then Im going to keep on truckin’


287 Adrienne
June 14, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Thank you Sean for coming back and sharing that. It sounds like to me that you want a better life for your family so I have a feeling that if you apply what you learn and keep going you will make it. It just takes time and a lot of people impatient when they don’t see results by their time table. Life doesn’t always work like that though you know.

Best of luck to you..



288 Sean Gagne June 14, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Thank you very much, I cant seem to navigate away from your site…I got my little notebook next to me and Im taking notes as I go from one post to the next. I really appreciate the fact that you are genuinely trying to help people, blogs like yours are very few and far between.


289 Adrienne
June 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Thank you Sean, I really appreciate that. I love helping people learn and everything I share I’ve learned myself and applied. I love sharing my results so I hope that you’ll find some very useful information here.

Here’s to your journey my friend.



290 Dana June 16, 2012 at 3:20 AM

First of all thank you so much for this wonderful site!

I’m a proud father of four who has varied interests including internet marketing, aviation, sports, reading, SEO article writing, teaching and motiviating others, learning, research and more.

It was a need to supplement my income (due to a lengthy illnes) that drew me to IM and what a journey it has been, filled with ups and downs, peaks and valleys. But, I never gave up and have managed to show a profit the last few months.

I look forward to visiting here again and hope we can correspond. Please fill free to visit my site and if you have the time I’d love to have you share your knowledge as a guest blogger.

Thanks again,


291 Adrienne
June 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Hi Dana,

Thank you for stopping by and sharing with us more about you.

Wow, you have a lot of interests but am happy to see that internet marketing has started to be kind to you. It takes time and is a learning experience wouldn’t you agree! But so worth it when you start turning those profits. I sure hope your health is much better now.

I do hope you’ll stop back by and check out some of my other posts. I love to share information about things I’ve been learning online. It’s been an awesome journey.

Thank you again and you have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend.



292 Mikey Famous in Vegas June 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Hello World!!
I made this for you!! 9 years in the making, because I started with absolutely nothing but a dream!!

I invented the Worlds First SUNGLASSES that BLINK to “Your VOICE” or any SOUND WAVE in a CLUB or any place!!

NOW Be the first of your friends to have it and watch them all NV YOU!

check out my cool product site at
Mike Famous
Inventor and Owner


293 Adrienne
June 18, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Hi Mike,

Well, this page is about getting to know you Mike and what you do. It’s not necessarily a place to just promote what you’re doing. So, I would hope you would stop back by and share that with us. Remember, people will buy things from people they know, like and trust. You haven’t shared any of that with us here! :-)

Now, have a great week and congratulations on your glasses. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would find these very entertaining.



294 Jake McAuley June 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Wow Mike your site is definitely cool, some might say even hot! I must admit though that with all that video I kind of expected to see the sunglasses blinking and pulsating to the music like you mentioned. I think prospective customers, after they know like and trust you like Adrienne suggested, would be more apt to purchase them if they could see exactly what they do. I am sure they would also be a BIG hit as a virtual product in Second Life! Good luck with it!


295 Paul June 23, 2012 at 7:02 AM

Hi Adtienne,

I just came across your site via Twitter, great content you have here and thanks for letting us post.

Enjoyed reading some of the stories of the other commenters.

I spent 35 years as a professional photographer, 12 of those years in forensic photography before starting my own business fitting bathrooms and kitchens.

I have just returned to marketing online after 15 months away, and boy have things moved on. So I am learning the latest tips so I can create more time and freedom for family and friends by working from home.

Bookmarked your site as there is some good info here that I’m sure I will need in the future.

Best wishes



296 Adrienne
June 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Hi Paul,

Well welcome to my blog and so happy you found me via Twitter. I love for my new friends to just share with me who they are and what they’ve got going so I’m glad you stopped by to share this with us.

Glad you enjoyed reading some of these, I’ve got quite a few now. People are really doing all sorts of things so it’s really fun to see what everyone is involved in.

Wow, you were a professional photographer and you switched to bathroom and kitchen fittings? Whatever made you go in that direction if you don’t mind me asking. I love photography and I bet in the forsensic area you were in demand unfortunately.

So you’re back to marketing online, well welcome Paul. Great to have you join all the rest of us crazies who love this as well. So what are you involved in online? Are you promoting your bathrooms and kitchen business? I’d love to know more but I will stop by your blog and check it out.

Thanks for sharing all of this Paul, I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by today. I hope you enjoy your weekend and don’t work too hard okay!



297 Paul June 23, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Hello again Adrienne,

Forensic photography is not all the glamour that it is made out to be on TV. I was made redundant and needed to find something I could do that also interested me without being a slave to a boss, so that is how I got into fitting bathrooms and kitchens.

It is hard work at times and the hours are long and although I enjoy it I want something better where I can spend more time with family and friends hence coming back online.

My previous experience online has allowed me to setup a website for my business and get around 20 of the top 50 entries in Google for my keyword (low competition).

Any way do drop by my marketing blog when you get a chance.




298 Adrienne
June 23, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Oh Paul, I don’t see that as glamorous at all. Taking pictures of those types of circumstances, yuck!!! I admire anyone that does that and I would think it would still be in high demand unfortunately. But you’re right, you are always answering to someone and you never know when and where you’ll be. I would think it’s definitely not a boring job though!

I totally understand why you changed from there and are now eager to come online and make a better life for you and your family. I did stop by your blog and see you are taking Dean’s course. Or at least were on the webinars. You’ll have to check out my good friend Sergio, he’s doing Dean’s course too and I bet you guys would hit it off.

Thanks for sharing that with me, I appreciate that.

See you later,



299 Tiffany Soaper June 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Hello everyone,
My name is Tiffany Soaper and I’ve recently started to do some internet marketing. I’ve tried a lot of things that were supposed to work but didn’t. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to that! However, over the past few years I’ve started to read some self-help and motivational literature. It has helped me tremendously. I am now more confident, eager to learn, and I KNOW my success and financial freedom is going to come from my passion of internet marketing. I have recently gotten involved with a company called Empower Network. It is currently the fastest growing, highest paying commission internet-based business on the net. They’ve given out over 6 Million dollars in commissions and they haven’t even been in existence for a year yet. Their stats on Alexa are ridiculous! Anyway, I could go on and on about this company (and how you can get started for only $25 bucks) but I won’t. If you’d like to visit my website/blog feel free to at I’d love for you to come check out some of my posts and leave me some comments! It’s kind of lonely establishing a presence online at first. But I’m extremely confident in my ability to grow and grow quickly. I am involved in a few other online ventures…hence my business name Dotcom Industry. I am an affiliate of Zeekler Penny Auctions which is doing amazing. This is a VERY easy way to make money. And I’m also an associate of a brand new home grocery delivery company called Grocery Train. This is online grocery shopping folks! Very convenient, very cool. You can visit my Zeekler site at and my Grocery Train website at I welcome any advice anyone could give about driving traffic. I’m pretty familiar with onsite and offsite SEO, but I’m open to learning new strategies. Thanks Adrienne! This is an awesome contribution to the cyber world.

Also, become a fan on Facebook I share a lot of motivational and inspirational videos, posts, and messages on there. I believe that is something we all need as business owners. The foundation of your success has to be belief in yourself and your dreams.

To Success,

Tiffany Soaper


300 Adrienne
June 25, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Hi Tiffany,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing what you’re up to.

Man, how do you do it all? I know that for me in order to be successful in an area I have to concentrate on that one area. Sounds like you have about four different things going. I applaud you for taking on that much and hope that they are working out for you.

Again, I appreciate you stopping by and sharing that with us and I wish you the very best.

Have a wonderful week.



301 Larry Tucker June 28, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Hello my name is Larry Tucker as soon as I visited this blog site, I was like wow I love this woman my wife was like WHAT? lol But I do, I love what you are doing I wish you, your family and friends nothing but good karma and good fortune forever:) Ohio’s VIP Express Club® membership card is a discount savings card program catered to Ohio residents.This discount savings card program is honored by participating merchants all across Ohio and beyond.
Ohio’s VIP Express Club® membership card was created to help increase awareness of local businesses in Ohio and beyond that provide excellent products and services.

Ohio’s VIP Express Club® is reaching out to all businesses and merchants to encourage participation in our Ohio’s VIP discount savings program. All you have to do is offer a discount to the members of our membership discount club. Participating businesses simply provide our members with an ongoing discount or other special offer. In return, we actively market your business free of charge to our existing and new members throughout the year.

To become a member company all you have to do is:
• Provide quality goods and services to Ohio’s VIP Express Club® club members.
• Hold a good reputation within the business community.
• Offer our ” Ohio’s VIP Express Club® ” visitors a true discount.
• Fill out the merchant form to join and purchase 1 VIP discount savings card at 50% off!
• Submit application for review and approval by Ohio’s VIP Express Club®.
• It would be an advantage for you to display our logo window decal, but it’s not mandatory.

We currently have an opportunity to receive a grant so we can expand our efforts in providing consumers discounts and employment opportunities. Can you Please Vote for my company ( Ohio’s VIP Express Club ) so I can be considered to receive a $250,000 grant!

Here is the step by step procedure – It’ll only takes 30 seconds:)

1. Go to
2. Log in with Facebook to support your community
3. Type on the search box (business name) “Ohio’s VIP Express Club”
4. Click the “Vote” button on the right side
5. Click on my company name and Like my Facebook company page
I only have 2 days to get 250 votes so I truly need your help!
Thank you once again Adrienne Smith for this opportunity to promote ourselves:)


302 Adrienne
June 28, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Hey Larry,

Welcome to my blog and thanks so much for stopping by.

Ah, that’s so sweet and I hope your wife isn’t jealous! Oh heck, she can come on by too. Everyone is welcome! :-)

Thanks for sharing this with us Larry and I’m sure anyone reading this who lives in Ohio might find this pretty attractive. I hope they’ll stop by and check it out so thanks for the scoop.

You are very welcome and it’s a pleasure to meet you Larry.

Have a great day!



303 William Veasley July 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM

My name is William Veasley and I am 20 years old living in the United States.

I write short stories that are related to my life. Some of the stories I write are fiction and some are none fiction. I found that I have a deep passion for writing fiction. Sometimes, it takes a long time for me to create something out of nothing, but I love using my creativity. My purpose is to help the world as best as I can and I believe that will be through my stories because it is my passion and since it is a passion, I work to develop and better understand my imagination/creativity.

I do not offer anything. I just offer lessons that I have learned through living life that might help someone and or that someone can connect with. My plan is to write books compossed of short stories (chapters). I think that is my purpose because it is really all I think about.

But anyways, thanks for this opportunity! I make your three hundredth comment! Boo, yeah! ( :

Best wishes,
William Veasley


304 Adrienne
July 1, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Hey William, thanks for being the 300th comment on this post. I’m so thrilled that you stopped by to share more about you with us.

I’m happy to hear that you’re doing what you love which is writing. I’ve read a few of your posts and you’re very good. Being so young I’m sure you’ll have a lot to give over the coming years.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us and you have a wonderful week okay!



305 Jerome July 2, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I love what I see going on here. Technology can bring a lot of good people together and I am hoping to make alot of decent friends through this blog. By the way my name is Jerome and I am from Barbados..I am a Personal Trainer by day and a marketer by nite…

My website is:

Hope to speak to some of you guys soon..Bye for now


306 Adrienne
July 3, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Hi Jerome,

First off welcome to my blog and thank you so much for stopping by. Glad you decided to take me up on my offer.

Ah, so you’re into fitness at night but love the online world during the day. Good for you and happy to hear that you’re making your way just like the rest of us.

Thanks for sharing that and you have a wonderful week.



307 Aditya Samitinjay
July 15, 2012 at 7:47 AM

My Name is Aditya Samitinjay, you can call me Sam. I’m from India, studying Medicine and my interests are based in Mental Health and Lifestyle, Self Development and Healthy Living. I also try to share my personal experiences with people. It is all at one place, at my personal blog –

I’m passionate about Sports and Music as well apart from blogging. I Love Liverpool FC and Rafael Nadal.

I do offer help on the topic I’ve mentioned above. The advantage with my tips is that I don’t recommend you to buy supplements for your problems and instead I try to go to the root of the problem and fix it there with healthy and safe methods only, that is my assurance.

So, I hope to see you there. Good luck with your blog as well :)


308 Adrienne
July 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Hey Sam,

Well hey there young man, I’m so glad you finally stopped by and introduced yourself. So, you like to be called Sam. Thanks for sharing that.

I knew you were studying medicine so I’m glad you shared the rest of this with us. I appreciate that and I enjoy getting to know my readers more.

Thanks again and you enjoy your week.



309 Steve Borek
July 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM

As your business coach, I get you to where you want to go quicker.

What do I do?

* Take your business to the next level
* Have your team achieve an extraordinary goal
* Strengthen your bench
* Increase the performance of high potentials

Favorite Clients? Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, CEO\’s, GenY, and Salespeople

What’s your End Game?


310 Adrienne
July 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Hey Steve,

Thanks for stopping by and sharing what you do… Hopefully some of my readers may be interested in some of your services.

Have a great day!



311 Steve Borek
October 21, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Many people contact me when they’re at the end of their rope. You don’t sell rope? Do you?


312 Adrienne
October 21, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Too funny Steve and I would have to say definitely NOT! ;-)


313 Maria July 17, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I am a CPA providing business social media management, services and coaching. Allow me to take care of your business social media so you can achieve the return on investment you deserve. Business not interacting on social media miss the opportunity to do business.

I’m passionate about my family, my kids and laughter.

I request help in promoting best business social media tips and knowledge (and a re-tweet, re-post and a share or two). Otherwise I seek clients who desire quality professional services.

Seek business help for social media from an expert, read my blogs and check out the resources available on my website. I’ll make business social media easy for you!

Thanks Adrienne for the opportunity to plug my business!


314 Adrienne
July 18, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Hey Maria,

So happy you stopped by and shared with us what you do.

Wow, what you do sounds really interesting. See, there are so many different things you can do online and you are showing us just that young lady.

I appreciate you sharing and be sure to have a wonderful day okay!



315 Atish Ranjan
August 8, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Adrienne – Thanks for the opportunity .

So here goes my intro :-

* What do you do?

- I work as a Sr. SEO in a private firm and ofcourse Blogging too

* What are you passionate about?

- Blogging

* Do you need any help or do you offer help?

- I Need help from seniors and I offer help to Juniors. :)

* Promote yourself?

I am Atish Ranjan From India. I do job in Private firm. You guys can find me on Fb at []


316 Adrienne
August 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Thanks for sharing with us more about you Atish! Always nice to learn more about my readers.

~Adrienne :-)


317 Lee Werrell August 25, 2012 at 4:54 AM

Hi, and thanks for this opportunity.

I own and run a small niche consultancy in the UK, working mainly in financial services, but my passion is helping people achieve in life. I write self help books (and 1 novel) and also some technical books (as you can see on my site

One of my greatest moments was after helping a salesman in my team with some 1:1 coaching, he went on to win our salesman of the year prize, and his first reaction was to come over to me and thank me for all my help. I love it when I see people develop their potential.

I am currently giving away kindle books on Amazon at including 10 Myths of Success, Universal Laws of Success and my fantasy adventure novel The Baram Venture but only until Monday (a holiday here in the UK).

I have been married for over 33 years, have 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren.


318 Adrienne
August 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Hi Lee and you are so very welcome. Glad you stopped by my blog today and shared with us all more about you.

I appreciate you telling us more about you and what you’re involved in.

Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you again soon.



319 Jerome August 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I can really see that allowing people to market themselves here is awesome. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am from Barbados and I am a personal trainer during the day and internet marketer at night. I simply love internet marketing and interacting with people who share the same passion. There is alot of money to be made online and I want to have people around me who share the same view. I am very keen on traffic generation which is the life blood of all marketers..that’s right folks traffic is the blood of any website. Anyone wanting to seriously learn the best techniques to get over 1/2 million visitors a day , yes a day click on the link..…anyone can do this , I am doing it right now and it works..I want other marketers to know about this program..I am also keen on good software which can aid in even more traffic..if anyone out there is currently using software share it with me so that I can get even more traffic…looking forward to hearing from you and thanks Adrienne for doing this for us..many thanks…


320 Adrienne
August 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Hi Jerome,

Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing more with us about you and what you’re doing online and offline. See, that’s what it’s all about. Helping introduce you to my blogging community so I appreciate you stopping by today.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and thanks again.



321 Enstine Muki
August 26, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Hi Adriennes, thanks for creating this sweet post ;)

So my name is Enstine Muki from Cameroon. Father and loving husband. I love doing things in PHP, playing Gospel music and singing in our local churches.

I created to give Twitter users a way to expand, grab more retweets and more exposure…

I also just created CashDonator (, a wp plugin to help bloggers generate more income from blogging. This plugin helps them place targeted ads on areas with high visibility.

What are you passionate about?

Wow! professionally, when I play around in PHP. I love mixing those codes ;) and socially, when I’m giving that mic to sing the praise song… ;)

Do you need any help or do you offer help
I make some money online. I need to be helped to make more (especially through building a responsive list)

Oh yes! I can help anyone around wordpress and on my site get more. exposure

Promote yourself
Huge discounts to readers of All you need to do is just contact me and mention and tell me which product/service you need from me (Credits on EasyRetweet or CashDonator plugin).



322 Adrienne
August 26, 2012 at 5:18 PM

Hi Enstine,

Wow, thanks for sharing with me more about you and what you’re involved in.

So you are behind the Easy Retweet site. I’ve had some friends tell me about that but have yet to hop over there and check it out. Not enough hours in the day for me recently since I’ve had some personal issues to deal with every weekend.

Thank you for sharing with us more about you and what you’re passionate about. I always enjoy learning more about my readers.

I appreciate you helping out my readers Enstine with a mention of my blog. That’s very generous of you, thank you so much.

Hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to what the week has in store for you.



323 Enstine Muki
August 26, 2012 at 5:31 PM

O yes Adrienne, let me know when you hop in. I’ll personally push some credits to your account so you can try your hands on it.

I just discovered your blog and I must say it’s a great source of inspiration, ideas and information ;) It has become one of the sites I visit daily. Thanks for the great job


324 Adrienne
August 27, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Thank you Enstine, I really appreciate that. Not sure when I’ll have time to stop by…

So glad you’re enjoying what I share. I do aim to please and hopefully others are learning some of the things I’ve learned while here. I hope to lead by example.

Thank you so much and enjoy your week.



325 Jerome August 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Hi this is for Enstine Muki…How are you? I hope all is well…I have checked out your sites, quite impressive…Might use them as part of my arsenal..DID you get a chance to check out my site?


326 Allison August 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Hi, my name is Allison Murphy.
I am a recent graduate from Ball State University.
I am currently seeking a public relations position.
I’ve had two internships that provided me with experience
in public relations and graphic design.


327 Adrienne
September 1, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Hi Allison,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for sharing that with us today.

I want to wish you the very best with finding a position you’re very happy with. Hope you’ll consider doing some things online though, you might be a lot happier.

Thank you again and enjoy your weekend.



328 Yoav Burger September 8, 2012 at 9:30 PM

J3 Web Marketing specializes in integrated web marketing – website development, Search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media, and analytics.

We publish ‘Best of the Web’ written as an excerpt or blog snippet for the busy executive, is a collection of web marketing and business blogs. ‘Best of the Web’ It is also available on Facebook, and Google+.


329 Adrienne
September 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM

While I appreciate you sharing with us about what you do, my blog is about building relationships which you are probably aware that you’ll get a lot more business this way. So, I would really love for you to stop back by and tell us a little more about you. Who are you and what do you enjoying doing just like my post asked.

Thank you for sharing this though and hope you’re enjoying your weekend.



330 Ferb
September 12, 2012 at 5:39 AM

Hi Adrienne, I don’t know who I am but I want to help people that’s all I really am – thanks for giving me space to promote myself and let others know more about me and here are what I’d like Adrienne and everybody support:

-Become my fan on Facebook – Like my page
-Also become my fan on Twitter @FerbHinlor and Google+
-And Subscribe to my blog’s RSS Feed

Thank you so much everyone and Adrienne – Ferb


331 Adrienne
September 12, 2012 at 8:26 AM

Hi Ferb,

You don’t know who you are? So when someone says, “tell me who Ferb is” you don’t know what to say? I know for me I would say things like I love people, I have a bubbly personality, I never meet a stranger, I’m loyal, I’m trustworthy, just to name a few characteristics. We know that in life we don’t want to be defined for what we do. We want to be known for who we are.

So when you share this with everyone they want to know why we would connect with you on these other platforms. Maybe that will help a little moving forward.

But thank you for stopping by Ferb and I hope you’re enjoying your week.



332 Rebekah September 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Hello everyone my name is rebekah olofin. I am a ‘Medical doctor who believes in promoting first a healthy mind then a healthy body . A healthy body is a result of a healthy mindset; but this all depends on the principles one lives by.
I just relaunched my blogging so I need help with being consistent. I also enjoy social networking and I am working towards becoming a social media manager.
That’s quite a lot. I love to making new friends and traveling but most of all I want you to see that no matter where you live you can have the lifestyle you dream off i am on a journey to first develop my self and be a positive change in everyone in contact with. There always room on this train I’m on would you like to join me?


333 Adrienne
September 18, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Hi Rebekah,

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and share with us more about you. I didn’t know you were a doctor! I’m so flattered that we’ve connected and I have a few doctor’s visiting my site now.

Glad to hear you’re on your own journey of creating a healthy mindset and are eager to bring people along for the ride. I have no doubt you’ll get plenty of takers.

Thank you again for sharing this and hope you enjoy your week.



334 Dylan Sebel September 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Hi Adrienne, we have actually spoke on the phone a couple of times. You were the one who introduced me to MLSP! I use the principles of their teachings but since them have moved on to another system. I am a full time network marketer promoting my business online, but also using old school tried and tested strategies that still work today. I am a husband and father of two beautiful children. After three years of struggling in this industry I have finally figured things out through self promotion on the internet and learning the techniques of the top earners. I had my best day two weeks ago where I enrolled 31 people into my primary in 1 day! I am part of a down-line building and attraction marketing system called “we are 300″ As always I enjoy your teachings and input Adrienne!
Regards, Dylan Sebel


335 Adrienne
September 24, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Well hey there Dylan! Yeah, we’ve talked on the phone a few times and glad I was able to help you move forward.

I’ve made this post just for my readers so they can stop by and share more about themselves and what they’re doing. You never know when someone who reads this will want to connect with you too.

I’m thrilled for you and congratulations on those sign ups. Wow, I’m so impressed and what an accomplishment. See, connecting with others and building those relationships does help doesn’t it!

I love hearing success stories like this so thank you so much for sharing this with us all.

You have an awesome day and always happy to hear from you.



336 Rohan Advani September 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hi Adrienne, I am Rohan Advani from India , I blog for a living and am truly passionate about it. I love to help people and I am very open to learning things which am not aware of . I am starting a blog on life which would help others and enable them to succeed and develop themselves in order to lead a content and satisfied lives.

The name of the upcoming blog is


337 Adrienne
September 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Hi Rohan,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and share with my readers more about you and what you’re involved in. I appreciate that and best of luck with your new blog.

Enjoy your week now.



338 Rohan Advani October 3, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Thanks Adrienne :) The blogs yet to go live :)


339 Adrienne
October 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Will look forward to seeing it so do let me know okay! If you need some help, give me a shout. :-)


340 Anamika S October 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM

Hi Adrienne, I am Anamika S from India. I mostly write about topics I am passionate about like Gemstones, Astrology, Feng shui and Relationships. You have a great site here, I am impressed.


341 Adrienne
October 3, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Hi Anamika,

Thank you for sharing more with us about what you enjoy doing. Sounds like you have a lot of things you’re passionate about. So happy that you shared that with us today.

Thank you so much, I appreciate that.

Enjoy your week.



342 Osaze October 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’m Osoba Osaze and I am a web and graphic designer and I love Photoshop & WordPress. Best things that ever happened to my professional world. I started blogging as a means to help me build on skills I otherwise won’t have like content marketing, social media management and copywriting. For me blogging is a goal behind “the” goal.
I’ll be sure to let you know when the real goal is revealed :)

Thanks for the opportunity to promote myself on your blog.


343 Adrienne
October 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Hi Osaze,

I appreciate you sharing with me more about what you’re involved in. Happy to hear that you are loving Photoshop. I admire anyone who can tackle that program, I’m not one of them.

Please do let me know when you’r off to your next thing. Happy to support you.

Enjoy your week.



344 Larry Rivera
October 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Introduce yourself: My name is Larry Rivera I am soon to be 37 yrs young.

* What do you do: I have been teaching martial arts for the past 10 years, been training though for the past 20 years. I also market on the internet combined both incomes allow me to be a stay at home dad which I feel very blessed to be.

* What are you passionate about: I love blogging and sharing my experiences. I think all people have the potential for greatness if only they will believe in themselves.

* Do you need any help or do you offer help: You know I come from the thinking that when the student is ready the teacher appears. When I do help someone I give them 100% of me all that I ask in return is that they give 100% in return.

* Promote yourself: I really am not a big fan in promoting myself or patting myself on the shoulder. I am very good at many things though many people would never suspect it because I don’t feel inclined to share with to many people.

I think the whole idea of promoting oneself is self glorifying something I don’t like. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind other people promoting me :) I just can’t bring myself to do it often. Some of my friends actually are like.. “DUDE why don’t you tell people your story more” The reason is because I like to let my work speak for itself.


345 Adrienne
October 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Hey Larry!

Welcome my friend and thanks for sharing more about you with us all.

Now Larry, if you shared more about you with everyone then you know that more connections on that personal level would be made. Your work is fabulous and yes, it should speak for itself, but I think you could help a lot more people if you were to share more about you with others. I hear what you’re saying though. I’m not a big self promoter either but I do like to bond with others and if by sharing my story will help someone else, I’m all over it.

I appreciate you stopping by though and always a pleasure to see you. Hope you’re doing well.



346 Mark Gray October 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Yet another great post thanks :) Here are my details as requested.

* Introduce yourself – Hi my name is Mark Gray and i am a man of many talents and interests lol sometimes, as i am sure many of you know, having lots of interests can lead to procrastination so i am currently culling those interests in the favour of being more focused.
I am currently only concentrating on music production in the teaching fields, artist field and Royalty free sound for IM`rs.
I currently live in Phuket, Thailand with my beautiful GF and my Dog Angus :)

* What do you do – Internet Marketing, Music Production, Teacher

* What are you passionate about – Life and self discovery including regaining fitness and health whilst struggling with several addictions.

* Do you need any help or do you offer help – We all need help and we should all help each other. I can and need both.

* Promote yourself – I have been teaching for many years, have Advanced I.T Skills, can teach any level in the fields of Music Production, Traffic Generation, Fundamental IM skills. I am a great believer in patting oneself on the back when its deserved and getting someone else to give you kick up the rear end when thats called for so i make a good life coach :)




347 Adrienne
October 12, 2012 at 8:31 AM

Hi Mark,

Why thank you and I do appreciate you sharing this with us.

See, I learned all about Mark today and I appreciate that.

I didn’t realize you were into the music part and I love that. I bet you really do know your stuff. Wow, living in Thailand. I bet that’s just beautiful. Now this is the way to get to know people better and make those connection.

Thank you again Mark and you enjoy your weekend okay.



348 Lillie Ramage October 13, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Introduce yourself
* What do you do – In my day job I work for an insurance brokerage firm. I’ve been downsized twice in the past 4 years, and I want to be the master of my own fate. :)
* What are you passionate about – Learning something new everyday and then teaching it to others
* Do you need any help or do you offer help – I offer help to the less social media savvy – especially want to help mom/pop business owners in the Baby Boomer and Greatest Generation groups with any Social Media Needs – Twitter, FaceBook, Blogging, Pinterest. I need help reaching those who don’t know about me!
* Promote yourself – I’m a Social Media Savvy Baby Boomer and I would love to help others become that way.

I’m so glad I found your blog! It’s


349 Adrienne
October 13, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Hi Lillie,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for sharing this with us.

I use to work for an insurance brokerage firm a number of years ago. Our company changed management and it was downhill from there. I hear what you’re saying and sympathize with you.

I’m a baby boomer Lillie so I know we need help in a lot of areas as well. I have a feeling that you can really help some of them out there who are wanting to venture online. I’ll be sure to stop by your blog and check it out.

Thank you again and I’m so happy to meet you. You enjoy your weekend okay!



350 Linda October 18, 2012 at 3:15 PM

What a great idea, Adrienne. Thanks for allowing me to participate :)

My name is Linda. I am the owner of Freebies n Deals, which is a coupon/deal site that allows people to save money when shopping online and also with their grocery shopping. With the constant rising costs of everything, we all need to find ways to SAVE money and my intention is to help others do just that.

My website – is ideal for anyone who loves to shop online and pick up a few complete FREE offers along the way. Our visitors also have the opportunity to print grocery coupons directly from our website. Who doesn’t love to save money at the grocery store!

I just launched my new blog that will help people decide if certain products are for them. My goal here is to make a new post a few times a week, depending on time of course, which will highlight different products/websites. It’s been fun working with different advertisers and their reactions are just totally awesome when they see a review or write up about their products.

Basically, it is a win-win opportunity for advertisers and my site as we both gain the benefits of the post.

My passion is and always has been about helping people. With this business, I am helping people save money on the products they normally buy and introduce them to new ones. I like to look for unique advertisers to work with so that I am not the same as my competitors…it’s not an easy task but I am hoping my efforts will pay off :)

Once again, thank you for the opportunity to post here and I will speak to you soon :)


351 Adrienne
October 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Hey Linda, glad you took me up on my offer. Glad you like this post… Hey, we all need to learn about each other right!

What a cool new site and I have a feeling you’re going to help a lot of people save some money. Something I LOVE doing so thanks for sharing this with us.

Talk to you soon!



352 Sue Neal October 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Hi there,

Many thanks for inviting me to post on this page, Adrienne.

I’m a mental health nurse by trade and still work full time for the health service in England, specialising in the ethical and legal aspects of caring for people who lack mental capacity – my work involves lots of training, as well as conducting complex assessments.

I’m taking early retirement from my day job next year, and for the last 18 months or so I’ve been trying to figure out how to make a living online, to keep me busy and boost my pension. I want to be able to work from home so I can spend more time with my husband and my other main passion – my DOGS!

As a result of this, I’m returning to a long-neglected interest in writing – when I started learning about internet marketing, one of the things that most fascinated me most was copywriting and content creation. I’m setting up an authority site in the ‘writing’ niche – – which I plan to start monetizing when I finish work next year.

My aim is to provide helpful, entertaining, accessible tips and advice for people who want to develop their writing skills with a view to making money from writing articles, web content, blogging etc. There are lots of blogs and websites out there that could so easily be improved by some simple changes to the way the content is written and presented – I’d like to help people out with that.

I’m an avid reader, and I’m also planning to set up a book review site – I’ve got as far as purchasing the domain name and writing my first review, but haven’t had time to set it up yet – one of the many things on my ever-growing ‘do’ list. I also have a Facebook page in the pipeline, which will be linked to my website – not to mention all the eBooks in my head…..

My other passions are human psychology and personal development. I suffered from social anxiety from childhood, only overcoming it in my middle years, and I’m a great believer in our potential to grow and develop throughout our lives. I don’t think we should ever stop striving to reach our true potential.

At the moment I’m devoting my limited time online to content creation and learning the tricks of the trade – and boy, have I got a lot to learn. I’m currently learning how to make videos with Camtasia and I’ve just spent an entire day trying to get to grips with Twitter, which I’ve been putting off for ages. How can something involving messages of 140 characters or less be so blinking complicated!

What do I need help with? What DON’T I need help with more like! I think my main stumbling block is some of the techie stuff and keeping pace with the remorseless changes and developments online. Like knowing which plugin to use, which ones are out of date, that kind of thing. For example, I spent ages today trying to find a free plugin to add social ‘follow me’ buttons to my site – turned out what looked like the best one hadn’t been updated in over a year and I couldn’t get the links to Google plus and LinkedIn to work, which was very frustrating! It never ceases to amaze me how much time a small technical hitch can steal from your day.

On the positive side, I think one of my main strengths is my ability to communicate, which has obviously been key to my day job. I’m thoroughly enjoying getting to know other bloggers through blog commenting and I’m especially grateful to Adrienne for all I’m learning and the lovely people I’m meeting through this site.

So – that’s me!

If you’d like some simple, actionable tips to improve your writing skills, hop over to my site – – and if you’re kind enough to comment on any of my posts, I’ll be sure to respond.



353 Adrienne
October 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Hi Sue,

Thank you so much for sharing all about you with me. I bet your job is fascinating and congratulations for your early retirement next year. I bet you’re excited to put all of that behind you and get into a new phase of your life.

I know that the tech part of blogging can be a little overwhelming at times but it does take time to grasp it all. As you probably know, I share a lot of tips on my blog pertaining to a lot of different areas. Hoping that you’ve been learning a few things from me as you’ve progressed with your blog.

Thank you again for sharing this with us and hope you’re enjoying your weekend. I know we definitely have a few loves in common. Blogging and dogs, you can’t go wrong with either of them.

~Adrienne :-)


354 Sue Neal October 21, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Cheers, Adrienne – I’m without doubt learning a TON from my visits to your blog – thank you so much!

I’m delighted to hear you love dogs too – don’t know what I’d do without mine.

And you’re right – I’m very excited about finishing work next year – my job is interesting but involves a lot of stress over which I have limited control, so I won’t be sorry to move on – definitely time for a change.

I’ve had a lovely weekend, thanks – we have actually had some SUNSHINE here, which is almost unheard of (we’ve had the most terrible summer – relentless rain for weeks on end) so I allowed myself a break from working online to get out in the garden and dig up some weeds.

Thanks, once again, for all your help and support – I’ll certainly keep coming back to your blog (just try and stop me!)



355 Adrienne
October 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Oh, I love hearing that and so happy to know that I’ve been helpful in your journey to learn and grow.

Oh yes, I don’t have any children of my own so my dog is my child. I love my precious Kayla so very much, she’s definitely my angel.

Happy to hear you’re excited about where life will take you next year. Although your job sounds rewarding it also sounds stressful. Here’s to new beginnings.

Wow, a rainy summer. That’s no fun at all. It’s just really hot here so getting outside in the summer isn’t any fun here either. But hoping to have cooler temperatures soon. Just glad you’ve been enjoying your weekend. Yay!

Thanks Sue and it will always be a pleasure to see you.



356 Sue Neal October 22, 2012 at 2:40 PM

My dogs are my children too, Adrienne, so I know where you’re coming from there – aren’t we lucky, they never grow up or leave home!

Just can’t imagine what it must be like to be too hot – sounds dreamy to me!



357 Adrienne
October 22, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Mine has been leaving home lately Sue… Heading over to spend the day with my Mom now that she lives next door. Too funny actually but you’re right. They’ll never really leave us.


358 Debbie
November 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Hello Adrienne and thank you for providing this forum.
I spent almost 20 years in the corporate world, but was “downsized” (that’s what they were calling it, back then!), in 1992. Unable to find a comparable job, I started my own pet care business, in self defence. (Dogs have been in my family for generations.) This has evolved into running a “doggie hotel’ in my home. Started personal computing only in 2008, when my then 81 year old father bought me a laptop for Christmas. He told me it was time I came into the 21st century. (I had always been one of “those” people; the ones who considered computers a waste of time.) Well, little did he know that I would take to it immediately! Now, I have trouble getting OFF the computer. From early childhood on, writing has been a passion of mine and I pursued this as a young adult, but sadly, had no success and gave it up. Started concentrating on a different career path and over the years, my muse became buried completely. Have just come through a stressful two-year period, which left me with something akin to a mild case of PTSD. Am slowly recovering and rediscovering the joy of writing. Have been using for awhile and lately, writing some of my memoires. My business has been a bit slow lately and I am looking for ways to supplement that income, so, why not turn my love of writing into something marketable? I know there’s so much to learn and I am hoping to evolve my blog into a commercial enterprise and also write an ebook or two. Looking forward to reading more of your helpful advice. Best regards, Debbie


359 Adrienne
November 4, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Hi Debbie and you are so very welcome!

Thank you for sharing more of who you are and what brought you online. I can relate about the “downsizing” part which to me is a nice way to saying you’re fired. Either way my entry into the online world was much the same way.

Happy to hear you are a dog lover, so am I. I have lots of online friends who are as well so I have a feeling this is going to be another great blogging relationship.

Your Dad sounds like a very smart man and I’m thrilled you accepted the computer and adapted to it so well. I look forward to stopping by your blog and reading some of what you share.

Thank you again and happy to have you here.



360 Debbie
November 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Thanks for the reply. Yes, “downsizing” is just a nice way to say “fired” and it was a mixed blessing. That corporate workaholic was NOT my true persona. Am looking forward to expanding my horizons here and getting to know you and your friends. Glad you’re also a dog lover. Cheers!


361 Bart Nash November 3, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for inviting me here and letting me share my blog and the success I’m getting from following such great mentors like yourself and from both of my Internet coaching programs. My name is Bart Nash. I am a never give up entrepreneur and I spent most of my working career as a professional working for a door and window manufacturing co. as the sales manager for the company.

2008 was the beginning of the end after working many years for the Door Gallery when our economy came crashing down. It all came to an end when I was traveling up to Boston one day and woke up in the Hartford General Hospital and proceeded to spend just over 3 months there when a small piece of my lower intestine hemorrhaged and sent me into septic shock. I came within 45 minutes or less of loosing my life. But fortunately some truck driver saw I was having some trouble and dialed 911 and saved my life.

After slowly loosing everything I had worked for over the next year and a half from being out of work I decided to learn how to market online. I did this because there is no other job or business I could possibly get into that will ever let me retire in the few years I have left to work a full time job.

I decided to pick the make money from home online niche because I want to be able to teach and help other people that want to make money online so they never have to go through the same nightmare that I have endured the past couple of years if they ever run into problems like I have.

I made the right choice to pursue professional coaching and I enlisted in two coaching programs. One is to Learn Affiliate Marketing in Brian G Johnson’s 300 Internet Marketers. And the other is a product creation program in John Thornhill’s Partnership to Success coaching program.

Both of my coaches have kept me in check and have refrained me from doing what most marketers try to do immediately and that is to think about the money first, and to make it as fast as possible. Following the training I have received my blog has exploded and is now gaining more and more traffic every day. This comes from both social media marketing which is how I came here. And from the traffic I am receiving from some of my content reaching page 1 on Google and the search engines.

Following the training from my Affiliate Marketing coach my blog has reached what he considers authority status and I can now start to monetize it with the plan I outlined when I first started.

I am extremely passionate about what I’m doing online and in helping others. Fortunately I am able to now do this full time as I have moved from the New York Metro area down south to a town Called Honea Path in South Carolina. I moved into my oldest and best friends house because he is having some health issues. In return for helping him I don’t have to worry about making a living and I can devote all of my efforts full time marketing online while I complete both of my coaching programs.

Of course I am always looking for help and advise but if you have any questions or need any help with anything all you need to do is ask. And if I can help you I certainly will. If you are looking to learn how to market online check out my blog and sign up for my updates and I will share with you everything I have learn ed in my coaching and how to get your blog noticed fast at

Thank you Adrienne for letting me share my story and blog here, and for all your support. I look forward to learning from you.


Bart Nash
IM Journal


362 Adrienne
November 4, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Hi Bart,

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and I’m so happy to have you here.

Wow, you’ve been through a lot but pulled yourself up, held your head up high and kept going. Because of that look how far you’ve come! How rewarding is that to now be able to not only help your friend but finish your classes and continue to build a successful coaching practice all from the comforts of your own home. I love that about the internet.

I have no doubt you’re headed in the right direction and I’ll be sure to stop by your blog as well and say hello.

In the meantime, you enjoy your day and thank you again for sharing this with me and my readers.



363 Shallesia Turner November 3, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Hi Adrienne!!

I am sooo excited and so grateful for what you are doing here on your personal blog. And for me, a “new comer” to the social media/networking world, this is purely heaven sent!!! So in advance, HAT’S OFF TO YOU!!

My name is Shallesia Turner and I am a brand new distributor and inspiring entrepreneur in the coffee industry. My endeavor of choice is Gourmet Coffee, the company is Organo Gold. Organo Gold is a healthy coffee company focused on healthier coffee and tea made from a Chinese fungus or mushroom called Gano Derma. Ganoderma is infused into the worlds addiction to make it a healthier habit!! You can find more about Organo Gold on my personal OG site or on my newly created coffee blog, which I hope it is as successful as yours.

My passion is not only to bring the treasures of the earth to the people of the world but I also love inspiring other single mothers/single parents to live outside of their comfort zone by not limiting themselves to the every day “8 to 5″ mentality but to live out their passions and desires that live within. I know by branching out into blogging and networking online it would eventually open other doors for greater possibilities which would help me to create a “helping avenue” such as this one. But before I could help others find their passions, I need to find my own direction first. I am eager to get the ball rolling but I’m not sure if I am going by it in the right manner.

Again Adrienne, THANK YOU for this opportunity and to everyone that has replied her blog, THANK YOU as well because I’ve learned so much from you too!!!

Continued blessings to each of you and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!!


364 Adrienne
November 4, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Hi Shallesia,

Why thank you so very much for your kind words. That’s why I do what I do Shallesia, I just love to help people move forward with their blogs, their business and their relationships. I’m so pleased to have you here and for sharing what you’re involved in with us.

I use to be with Organo Gold so I’m happy to hear that you’re so excited about this new venture. I am going to wish you the very best of luck with this as I have no doubt you’ll be very successful.

Again, I appreciate you sharing this with me today Shallesia and if you ever need any assistance, don’t be bashful.

Thank you again and hope you’re enjoying your day!



365 Debbie
November 3, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Hello again, Adrienne;
Thanks for the Twitter message and invitation!
I had already left a rather long post here earlier today. It didn’t go into much detail about my blog, so here is the direct link:
As you see, I haven’t made the leap yet to, but, this is the plan for the near future. Will be educating myself a little more first, by perusing your blog site and a few others.
Have a great Sunday!


366 Adrienne
November 4, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Thanks Debbie and I have replied to your earlier post. You definitely want to promote your blog and you had left a link through CommentLuv but thanks anyway for sharing this one.

Whenever you need any assistance, don’t be bashful. I love to help.

Thank you and hope you’re having a great Sunday as well.



367 Brenda November 4, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Hi Adrienne,
I am so happy to have found your site. You offer so much information that I felt I had to sign up for your newsletter.
I am the owner of Gift Basket Villas and work with an alliance of women to help grow businesses and relationships through giving. I’ve been in the scientific field/guys world (only woman in the entire east coast) for over 20 years and have changed what I have to do, to what I want to do. I am so loving this.
I started this business because I love creating things and giving. I feel it’s also time for me to give back. Since the beginning of time, we’ve given gifts to our friends and family. In this day when we’re all so busy, it’s even more Important that we stay connected to people.

We all want to feel like we belong and are appreciated, and we want to help others feel that way too. Giving personal and thoughtful gifts allows us to connect more closely with others and bring unexpected happiness into their lives. Nothing feels better than receiving an unexpected gift that lets you know that someone is thinking about you.

Thank you for giving us this forum, and let me know if there is anything I can help you with.
Visit us at or email me at


368 Adrienne
November 4, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Hi Brenda,

Thank you for sharing this with me and I’m so happy you found my site too! Happy to have a new subscriber to and Brenda, please know that if you need any assistance with your blog or building relationships (which I already get the impression you’re a real pro) don’t be bashful. Please do just ask.

I appreciate you sharing this with me, thank you so much. You sound like my kind of woman and I look forward to getting to know you. Thanks so much for connecting with me here on my blog and I do hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

Have a fabulous day and thanks again.



369 sapna November 10, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Hi Adrienne

First of all I would like to thank you for providing me an opportunity through an invitation via twitter, I feel really honored and at the same time was in disbelief that a blogger like you are giving once in a life time opportunity for promoting novice and the naive like me who have just started on web. Your personalized messages are really inspirational in a way that how you are helping others in one way or other.I am feeling that I belong to your blog. I know that I have got a friend and a guide by signing here.

* Who I am : I am Sapna Kumari from New Delhi, India

* What I do: I am very blessed to be a developer on internet technologies for the last ten years and have been working on Microsoft and opensource technologies. Apart from that I have been writing on the topics that are really inspirational and thought provoking.

* What I am passionate about: I have been very passionate in helping others by solving their technical problems related to web based or desktop based.I have been very active on Freelancer and other sites where my work has been reviewed to the maximum points. For the last one few months I have been working on my website developing the content for knowledge sharing.

* Do I need any help or do I offer help: I am doing both, I am here to solve problems related to technology in one way or other. I want to share knowledge between people through my website. So in a way I am helping others as well as taking help from other experts as well.

* Promote yourself: I am passionate about technology and cooking and love to help others who really need that.I have very high level of commitment and never back out once I commit something.

Lastly I am once again thankful to Adrienne for giving me this awesome opportunity of expressing myself on this great forum.I feel that I am on top right now.


370 Adrienne
November 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Hi Sapna,

Welcome back and I appreciate all your kind words.

I know that when people connect with us on Twitter that the majority of people go about this in the wrong way. I wanted to do something different and provide you an opportunity to share with my readers a little more about you, why you’re here and perhaps connect with others along the way.

I appreciate you sharing more about you with me today. It’s great to meet you and thanks again.

Enjoy your weekend.



371 Pat November 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Thanks for the opportunity!

I’m Pat and am incredibly passionate about generating automated income. Not just the act of making money, but the systems and processes that go into creating a solid and profitable stream of automated income for years to come.

Automated Income Academy is a website I created to share my passion and teach you how to create effective, sustainable, ethical, and profitable businesses that generate automated income.

Visit the website at to find out more! :-)


372 Adrienne
November 14, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Hi Pat and thanks for stopping by and sharing what you do with us.

Glad to hear you’re so passionate about what you do and are sharing it with all your readers. I’ll look forward to checking that out.

Thank you again and hope you’re enjoying your day!



373 Malika Bourne
November 18, 2012 at 11:12 PM

Hellos Adrienne and all of the above. I read all of your comments and find I have a little thread of something in common with all of you.
I met Adrienne on Eddie Gears site. Thank you so much, Eddie for the introduction.
Adrienne I got to your site 3 times via Tweet Deck. I love it by the way.
This is my 2nd time writing my comment. My old computer, which I am grateful or seems to get low blood sugar, sleep apnea and arthritis and locks up so I loose every thing. Oh, maybe that’s me.
I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna.
I have many passions, interests and a bucket list.
As my on-line personality my passion is to be a part of the solution against child abuse and more by educating in my normally easy going style. I admit, I can get snotty occasionally.
My main blog is on blogspot. I have a WordPress blog which I rarely get to.
I was recruited to write on Every Little thing Birth and Beyond under the column title Listen to Grandma.
I was also recruited to write on I even earn a little bit of cash and I it there.
I am a self-published author of a book that I pulled from distribution for personal reasons. I can say as an author I knew jack cheese about inter-net marketing and my typing habits are a challenge. to sum that up. I did it all wrong.
I have numerous hard copies of some short stories and one novel nearly complete on my crashed computer and the missing flash drive. I also have a series plotted out with the original book to be worked as the last of the series.
I feel like I still run in circles having raised three children on a nurse’s salary. I have a small degree as a Registered Nurse. My best nursing skills are bed side manner and teaching. I figured out my expertise to market on Oprah, oh wait, I’m, too late for her book club. My expertise is not about the book I did all wrong with typo’s, it is my passion: teaching.
I have disabled for several years. I live with my 39 year old son, the computer geek, sits on his butt all day with his dog, Tacks. by his side.
I mislead you all on purpose. My son has sever MS and the dog is his service dog. @AtackswithLove had his own Twitter account where he works on helping with causes for animals. His Klout score is higher than mine. M-m-m? I am his ghost writer.
I have 6 grand kids who of course I am proud of. but they have been helping me develop No Non-cents Nanna by participating in demonstrating on my tutorial videos on You Tube, now under just my name, Malika Bourne. I write about them and their age appropriate activities.
I admit that I edit many details for their privacy.

I am so happy that I connected to you , Adrienne. I am really good at helping authors promote their books. but , I could do much better. I know I will, because I am learning a lot from you.
I am Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna saying as I always do, “Make good choices.”


374 Adrienne
November 19, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Wow, you read all the comments! You’re brave Malika…

Welcome back and so glad you decided to stop by and share with us more about you here in this post. I always enjoy getting to know my readers and hopefully new friends.

Sorry about the loss of your comment the first time around. It sounds like to me that you’re ready for a new computer. Once mine started doing that I had no choice. Losing all your hard work is no fun at all.

Thank you so much for sharing this with me and you just gave me another look at who you are. I already knew about your son having stopped by yesterday and reading your post. You are truly a God send and I’m sure your entire family feels the same way.

You are one busy woman and a published author too. That’s a title to wear proudly.

Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us and again for stopping by. Always a pleasure to have you and I’m thrilled that we connected through Eddie as well. He’s a really great guy.

You enjoy your week and I have a feeling we’ll be seeing each other again soon.



375 Brenda November 29, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Hey Adrienne,
This is Brenda and I’ve been enjoying our chatting. So here’s my spiel. I’m the owner of Gift Basket Villas at website: I appreciate your help in getting my message out to you fans about my business. We’re an alliance of women who (from our Villas ;)) create elegant, affordable gifts. We work together and share our profits. So please visit, and don’t forget to thank your customers and use gifts to bring new ones in with small “client touch” gifts costing about $5!….it also puts a smile on their faces! The fortune 500 companies have known this for a long time. Let us know if we can help. Here is my FB page where we have even more choices:!/BrendasGifts


376 Adrienne
November 29, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Hey Brenda,

So glad you stopped by to share with us what you’re up to online and offline.

I think this is a fabulous idea and I use to send gift baskets a lot back when I was in corporate America. You know, you can create them to suit the client and add your own little touch as well. Who doesn’t enjoy receiving those?

Thanks for sharing this with us and hope this will help spread the word.



377 Cararta
December 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for the invitation to spread out wings…….
I have two Loves… diabetes site (s) that hang out at & net AND my Blog called Cararta Make WordPress Money………….

Where I play with WordPress and getting started with WordPress…..even for myself!
Also learning as I go about blogging, twitter, pinterest, youtube, facebook….hmmm
A lot of hanging out…….
Oh yes, I left out commenting!
Beginning to get the hang of some of it, but what is nice….the people you “meet” and that River of Information that freely flows from “one” Blogger to another!
Thanks Again!


378 Adrienne
December 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Hi Cararta,

Welcome and so glad you stopped by to share with us more about what you’re involved in.

I don’t know how anyone can consistently keep up with two blogs. Heck, I have a hard enough time keeping up with one.

I know you have wonderful content to share at your WordPress blog but I’m not a diabetic so I probably couldn’t relate to your other one. But, I know so many people who can. Hope they’ll stop by and check out what you have to share.

Thanks again and hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend.



379 Jarkko Helenius December 17, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Hello Adrienne, my name is Jarkko and I’m a young, introverted and shy guy from Finnish backwoods. Really a rare specimen indeed…

I write a blog called “Becoming Awesome” which I started last summer after coming home from an eyeopening adventure in Malaysia (I’ll be going back). My plot’s whole angle is to follow my development from a shy Finnish kid who has literally been living under a rock to actually experiencing the world and growing as a person while at it.

My main passions are writing, personal growth and football – last of these of course has barely anything to do with my blog at the moment. At the moment the most exciting idea for me is using travel as a growth tool – My trip to Malaysia was my first extended trip away from my home in rural Finland and oh boy did it push my comfort zone. As a result I had a whole consciousness shift and now I want to repeat the process – this time going to Japan.

I’m trying to raise money for Japan trip cause my personal funds aren’t likely to be enough to sustain my stay there – I have enough to actually get to Japan but not enough to survive there the length that I intend to.

So the help I am needing is some support for my IndieGoGo campaign here:

I’m excited about the project and know it will push me to the new limits, not to mention show the effectiveness of using travel as a growth tool. I hope people would share my interest in this kind of thing. I know there aren’t a lot people like me doing this kind of thing even in the web, so it’s a rare chance to document something like this.

Thank you for the chance to shamelessly plug myself :)


380 Adrienne
December 17, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Hey Jarkko,

Wow, thanks for sharing this with us. Glad you are stepping outside your comfort zone experiencing life outside your immediately area. Heck, traveling to another country and experience things we probably never will is truly amazing.

I’ll wish you well with your next adventure and hope you raise the funds you need. Blogging about it will be a great way to show others they can achieve this as well.

Thank you for sharing this and my pleasure.

Enjoy your week now.



381 Lisa Joshua December 17, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for providing such a thoughtful site for bloggers. This is certainly a useful junction for bloggers who are looking to advertise or boost their traffic. I am new to blogging, I am still figuring out a source for proper traffic and I am glad I found your site.

I am Lisa Joshua and I own it is a site for weight loss. There are weekly updates of tips and tricks on weight loss. I hope my blog will be beneficial for some of you guz. Hope to see you there. Cya!!


382 Adrienne
December 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Hi Lisa,

Ah, my pleasure. I love meeting new people and hearing what they are involved in. Plus it give everyone a chance to “check each other out”.

Thanks for sharing what you’ve involved in and welcome to blogging. I know you’re going to absolutely love it.

Enjoy your week Lisa and thanks again.



383 Pat Pughe-Parry December 23, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Hi Adrienne

I read your blog post on 30 Tools that you use for blogging and found it most helpful and interesting. Thanks. This is why I decided to follow you on Twitter.

I live in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa and I am passionate about people, social media, education, reading and I am constantly trying to hone my writing skills. Diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 51 explained at lot about my 12 very different careers, crazy relationships etc and my passion is to help those who live with or alongside ADHD to live contented and productive lives. My husband Dave who also has ADHD and I do ADHD Coaching and train parents, teachers and medical professionals about this complex condition emphasising that there is no magic bullet and if you want change you have to change. Our website is

We are currently putting our training material into e-books and online which is a huge learning curve so I devour any info I get. This is why I love Twitter.

Have a great day and thanks for the opportunity to share on your blog.


384 Adrienne
December 23, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Hi Pat and welcome. Thanks for stopping by and sharing more about you and what you’ve got going.

Wow, you weren’t diagnosed until the age of 51! I guess you were happy to at least finally know what the heck has been going on right! I’m so thrilled you and your husband are now helping others and I’m sure they are extremely grateful as well.

Thank you for following me on Twitter and for checking out my blog. I hope you’ll find other helpful information you can benefit from as you continue your journey to help others through social media.

Enjoy your weekend Pat and Merry Christmas.



385 Philemon December 28, 2012 at 6:59 AM

Hi, Adrienne.
Thank you for the opportunity.
Please accept my apology for not responding to any of your emails. I guess I wanted to test your persistence levels! What a tough cookie you are.
As you’re probably aware by now, I am new to the blogosphere and need to learn as much as I possibly can from experts like you. I also want to share what I learn with my readers.
My ultimate goal, of course, is to make money from blogging.
I am looking forward to building relationships with you and your readers.


386 Adrienne
December 28, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Hi Philemon,

You are so welcome and no apology needed. I just enjoy getting to know my subscribers so that’s up to you if you’d like a relationship with me or not. I certainly can’t force anyone ya know! ;-)

You’ve come to the right place if you’re new to blogging. I’m always eager to help and I definitely have a lot of information to share in that area. So if you need any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you so much for your message and enjoy your weekend.



387 Sai Kumar January 10, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Hi Adrienne Smith, Thanks for Providing us the opportunity to Promote Ourself. I am Saikumar from Hyderabad, AP, India. I blog about Blogging, Technology, WordPress, Etc. Here is my blog Please have a look at it. Once again Thanks for Providing this Great Opportunity!


388 Adrienne
January 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Hi Sai,

You are most welcome and thank you for stopping by and sharing more about you and what you’re involved in.

Glad to meet you.



389 Tricia May January 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Hey Adrienne & Everyone,
My name is Tricia May & I have have a couple of projects going on this year, My BIG GOAL for 2013 is to quit my full time job by October and no longer give up my time just to make someone else richer!

I last year become a certified Life & Empowerement Coach (very proud of myself for that achievement!). My website is in the process of being created and is called so head on over there soon and if there is anything I can help you with in that field please do not hesitate to let me know.

My SociallyEntertaining site is something I’ve been thinking of doing for a while (And I mean a couple of years now!) I am trying to make it a mixture of the people I’ve been following around the net & who have subsequently become my mentors and also showcasing what great talent we have here in Australia. Not to mention what I learn re internet/affiliate marketing etc, along my journey. The site is only new so please take a look & let me know what you think…any constructive critiscism is always welcome!

I came across Adrienne’s site last year and just recently when I was having a few problems in the set up of one of my affiliate sites I was creating, I rememebered Adrienne and sent her a question. Well lo & Behold I got an answer back in record time (that doesn’t happen with a lot of people….you actually NEVER hear from them at all!). So I thought WOW, this lady really cares & acknowledges all of us out here in “cyberland” so I swore that once my site was up & running I would do a little spiel about Adrienne & am happy to say that today, I did!

So Adrienne, thankyou for all that you do for the rest of us. Your help is incredible and you truly are a fantastic, unique and genuine human being.

All the best to everyone & may we all keep empowered & acheive great things this year!

Oh & Don’t forget to come visit me on Twitter, I always follow back.

Tricia May


390 Adrienne
January 11, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Hi Tricia,

Welcome girl and thank you so much for sharing with my readers more about you and what you’ve got going online.

Congratulations on becoming a life and empowerment coach, that’s a big step and I have no doubt you’ll have tremendous success with that.

I just popped over to check out your blog and was thrilled to see that you wrote a post about me. I’m so truly touched and honored. To be honest with you, you described exactly what happened to me early on as well. I just had no one that would just answer a simple question darn it. What happen to the people who are suppose to care about us. I’m just so thankful I was here to help and that I did in some small way.

Thank you again for your wonderful shout out and I appreciate you so much.



391 Henry Okwo January 22, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to connect with you and your folks. You have an outstanding blog with plenty of insightful information. I look forward to connecting on a regular basis.

We run a mental workout blog at to inspire everyday people to think differently and more importantly, think for themselves. We use different writing techniques to spark imagination, originality and creativity.

My organization also coaches business owners, sales mangers and representatives to be more effective using unique and innovative strategies when marketing their services. Our passion is helping business owners and sales representatives maximize their potential by implementing the best strategic and cost-effective resources at their disposal to gain results.


392 Adrienne
January 22, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Hey Henry,

Welcome and thanks for stopping by and sharing with us more about what you’re up to and what you love doing! I love to meet people and learn more about them so I wanted to give them all a place where they could come and do just that.

Your site sounds very interesting, I’ll have to stop by.

Thanks again and enjoy your week.



393 Henry Okwo January 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I hope your week is going great. I just checked out your Relationship Mktg report and twitter report – very heart-provoking suggestions I hope to implement. I plan to comment more on blogs this year and again, thanks for sharing your success tips. Keep up the great work!


394 Adrienne
January 25, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Hey Henry,

My week has been wonderful so far. One more day to go but I’m expecting awesome things today, thank you!

I’m glad you enjoyed my report and I do hope you found it helpful. Now get yourself out there and get to work.

Thank you so much and you enjoy your day and weekend.



395 Brad Edwards January 29, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Hi Adrienne! This is a great idea!

I’m Brad, and I’m a part-owner of Cloud Surfing Media, a new digital marketing company based in Toronto. We’re working with local businesses to help with every facet of their online presence. Website, SEO, social media, we do it all!

We’ve recently launched our website, which you can find at You can also follow us on social media:
Twitter: @Cloud_Surfers
Google Plus:

And my personal Twitter: @BradE_CSM


396 Adrienne
January 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Hi Brad,

Why thank you and welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by, share a little something about yourself and what you’re up to these days. Great place for all my new connections to just spill the beans. A little self promotion never hurt anyone. ;-)

Your business sounds like a good one and in Toronto no less. I hope you’re doing really well.

Thank you again for sharing this and I’ll wish you the very best.



397 Angela McCall
February 4, 2013 at 2:18 AM

OMG, Adrienne…I was writing an introduction of myself. It was a long one when suddenly the internet kicks me out of your website. Dang. Crazy internet. Now I’m writing this on my notepad first. Anyway, I have read this page before on my iphone but I haven’t got a chance to introduce myself.

I have been a Graphic Designer for over 10 years in Silicon Valley and San Joaquin Valley. I used to work for Apple Computer, NASA, Panorama Productions, Yellow Pages, just to mention a few. I was born in the Philippines and came to America when I was 16 and since then, I have lived in California all my life. When recession/depression hits the economy, I tried to change my career into Nursing. So I went back to school for another 2 years just to finish the prerequisites. Then waited another 2-3 years just to get into the Nursing program. Waiting list was so long, I never really got into the program but instead end up getting into the Respiratory Therapy program. Went into the program for 1 year and after that I quit (…I cannot say the real reason why I quit here but if I have a chance to talk to you on the phone someday I’ll tell you the story). Found out that it wasn’t really my cup of tea!

My real passion is to work on my computer doing graphic designs and social media. And so I wanted to start over again after being gone 8-10 years from the commercial industry. I looked for my old portfolio in the attic…yeah it was in the attic because I thought I would never come doing graphic design again. LOL…anyway…I couldn’t find my old portfolio and so, I decided to come back to school and take Beginning Web Design, InDesign, Visual Communication, and Photoshop. Just to update my portfolio. I didn’t feel confident enough just to hassle again in this field. Anyway, one day when I was looking for a job in SimplyHired, I heard about this “paid social media jobs” and so I decided to check them out. Next thing I knew, I’m creating my websites! Thru them, I learn how to create an impressive resume…which gave me back my confidence again. I thought…yeah I could do this!! From PSMJ, I learned that I could be a Social Media Manager and earn money from blogging. And that’s how it started.

Since you ask where do I need help I have a list of them:
• need to gain more traffic on my sites
• need to learn how to be a better affiliate marketer (where do I go?)
• need to know more how to manipulate the wordpress

I’m kinda glad that when I watched the video on PSMJ, he said to start blogging on Wordpress but didn’t really say on his video that a paid theme is better than a free one. He mentioned to create an account on ClickBank and I have advertise a few of their companies on my Health Matter’s site…but even this one isn’t going too good. I’ve been doing this now for 2 months and I haven’t made a cent. And so I guess they didn’t say in that video that being a Social Media Manager can take longer than 4 days (as they promised)…I’ve been finding this harder and harder…like you said a “wake up call.” However, I love what I do now. Writing my articles is very rewarding. I just need to start making $ on this…but can’t do it now till I generate traffic on my sites!

Angela McCall recently posted…21st Wedding AnniversaryMy Profile


398 Adrienne
February 4, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Hi Angela,

Sorry about your internet connection. That happened to me a few times this past weekend too. If it wasn’t one thing it was another.

I appreciate you sharing more about yourself here with me and my readers. Sounds like you’ve had quite the career so far. Sorry nursing didn’t pan out for you but that’s probably because this was where you were meant to be.

Good old traffic, everyone wants that right! I have several posts on how to get traffic to your blog so I hope you’ll find them helpful.

Affiliate marketing is a tricky one and so many people have different thoughts on that one. You need to chose one niche and stick with that. You need to become an authority in that niche so that people will want what you have to share. I have just the guy you need to follow, Steve Scott. He’s fabulous in that area.

The manipulating WordPress is way out of my league but there are plenty of people online that can definitely do that.

Thanks again for sharing this with us and you have a fabulous week.



399 Camila
February 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you for this space and for the way you help people to grow and to believe everything is possible.

About me…
My name is Camila, I’m 32 years old, I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m house lover. I was born in Brazil, lived most of my life in Venezuela and recently I moved to Spain.

In profession I’m a graphic designer and art director with 8 years of experience in advertising agency. Right now since we are living in Spain my husband works out and I work in :P. I’m starting my crafting-blog business to keep my mind and my abilities updated.

I’m passionate about my daughter, I’m crazy about her and she is my motivation. Since I was a child I loved crafts but with time, profession and daily routine I left that passion aside until I had Emma. I started to do a lot kind of things to decorate her room, later a decoration for her first birthday and then I started making cards and crafts which led me to start blogging. I discover that I really like blogging and crafting, so I think these are my 3 passions: mi house, crafts and blogging.

* Do you need any help or do you offer help: I think from some point of view both. I really need help to gain traffic and connections that is for sure. And on the other hand I like to share things, ideas, be part of something that let me contribute with whatever is in my hands.

I like crafts, I like paper, I like reusing, I like giving a part of me in every peace I make and share. I make greeting cards for any celebration, and each one is made like it was for someone special even those that are for sale. When I make tutorials DIY I really do it thinking that I could help someone. I do what I love to do just because I love to. Does it even make any sense?, in thoughts felt right any way.

Hope those who visit my blog like and enjoy what I have to share :D

Than you very much



400 Adrienne
February 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Hi Camila,

Well I’m so glad you stopped by this page and shared more about you and what you’re involved in. Thank you so much for that Camila. I have a few other friends online sharing about crafts too.

As we spoke the other day, follow that post and what I shared and you’ll start to get more natural traffic to your site. It’s a beginning and will really help you get in front of more people.

Thank you again so much and you enjoy your week.



401 Zion Amal Rafeeq February 21, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Hi Adrienne.
This is a Great idea. And I’ve found the secret of your Success. Tadaa!! Its just that you are “Doing things uniquely and humanly”.
Lemme introduce myself.

I’m a 16 year old Wanna be Professional Blogger and Internet Marketer.
I spend my time on the web by getting hired as a web designer or freelancer most of the time.
To be frank,I ain’t got no support from my parents. They are just thinking that I’m wasting my precious time on the internet by playing games like all those kids next door do.
I’m from Kerala (God’s Own Country) ,India. Where people doesn’t get engaged in the web for business too much. Its the reason why my parents don’t have trust on me.
I want to make a change in the society. That’s my ambition.

I have only an experience of 6 months in Blogging and I have managed about 7 blogs.
My last blog was which I recently abandoned due to my changing interests.
Now I blog @ about Blogging Tips, SEO, Ways to Make Online Money and Promotional Strategies.
I just want to reach the stars high. My inspirations are bloggers just like you and mostly Harsh Agarwal from ShoutMeLoud.

I’ve already tweeted this and added you on twitter. I’m all outta things to write.

Thanks for approving my comment Adrienne. Good luck :)


402 Adrienne
February 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Hi Zion,

Surprise! ;-) Yeah, my stuff isn’t really that much of a secret since I’m spilling the beans in every single post that I share of what I’ve learned and how it’s gotten me to where I am today.

I think that this post is a fabulous way for my hopefully new readers to share more about them and what they’re all about. Of course if you need any assistance with anything I’m here to help. No strings attached, I just care about people.

OMG, you’re only 16. Wow, what an amazing age to be online.

Hey Zion, you hang in there my friend because your parents may be eating their words later down the road after you are not only supporting yourself by working online but are building a huge business. I admire those that do design work because I don’t have a creative bone in my body.

I have several really good blogging friends that live in India and they are making a fabulous living online. Don’t overdo yourself though because when you have too many things going all at once you’ll burn yourself out. Stick with one niche and one business model and you’ll do great.

I appreciate you sharing this with me and welcome again to my blog. If I can be of any assistance, don’t hesitate to ask.



403 Tim Huntley March 2, 2013 at 7:16 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for the opportunity to share some of my story. In what seems like a lifetime ago (1995-2000), I was the CEO of Ganymede Software, a venture-backed software company. Fortunately that entrepreneurial adventure turned out well, allowing me to semi-retire. I operated a micro-farm on our land for a few years, have been an advisor to several tech startups, and recently joined the board of the Track and Field Athletes Association.

About 1.5 years ago, I started a website called My Athletic Life where I wrote about my experiences with fitness (CrossFit and Track and Field). That site has done well, and taught me quite a few lessons regarding authority sites. I am hoping to one-up that experience with my brand new website, Retirement Planning HQ –, where I want to create content for people in mid-life and near retirement who are looking for optimistic, and realistic, advice about being retired.

Take care,



404 Adrienne
March 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Hi Tim,

Welcome to my blog and thank you for sharing more about you and what you’re doing with my readers. I love meeting new people and hearing what they’re involved in.

My goodness, what an amazing life you’ve had career wise. You must be so proud to have accomplished everything that you have. I’m impressed and I’ll be sure to stop by your site and check it out.

Thank you again and have a wonderful weekend.



405 Tim Huntley March 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Thanks (blush). Mostly I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to start a company with 3 people way smarter than myself and to now be able to pursue other interests that do not require a daily commute :)


406 Adrienne
March 2, 2013 at 1:05 PM

You deserve it my friend, you’ve gone places most people only dream about. That was very smart of you to start that company with 3 others that you consider smarter but I have a feeling they put you on the same level with them. I love hearing that people are pursuing what they want to do in life, that’s the way it should be.


407 Nirmala March 19, 2013 at 12:34 AM

Hi Adrienne,
Thanks for providing the nice opportunity to promote our-self here, Many thanks for it :P

Here are my details

What do you do – I am a part time blogger, self-learner, active homemaker from Chennai, India.

What are you passionate about – I am passionate about learning new things related to technology and internet. Also I love to help the people.

Do you need any help or do you offer help – Yeah, recently I created my self-hosted blog with the help of Mr. Atish Ranjan ( a young n passionate blogger in the blogosphere ). As am new to the wordpress, I wanna learn the basic n needful things related to it. Am ready to help to help the newbies who run their blogs on blogger platform.

Promote yourself – This is Nirmala, founder of
Am blogging since 2009 and having blogspot blog for beauty, health and online jobs.
People can connect with me on Facebook (


408 Adrienne
March 19, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Hi Nirmala,

You are most welcome and I appreciate you taking me up on this opportunity.

Thank you for sharing more of you with us. Glad to hear you’re been online since 2008 plugging away and I have no doubt you’re been doing really well.

Ah, Atish is a great guy. I’m going to share a link with you to a site that belongs to a friend of mine. He’s an expert in all things WordPress and the Thesis theme as well. So go through his videos and hopefully everything you need to know will be right there.

Hope you find those helpful Nirmala… Enjoy your week and thanks again.



409 Nirmala March 19, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Thanks for your caring reply Adrienne. I love it :P

Thanks for sharing the link, will check it now!


410 Adrienne
March 19, 2013 at 11:28 AM

My pleasure, hope you find it helpful. If not I think I know of another site that has more training. I’ll send you that link if you need it.


411 Doug Wright March 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

This is an interesting way to bring the creatures of the night out. I have never run into a blog where the author has openly asked people to promote themselves. Adreinne, this is a great way to discover your readers! Great idea.

Doug Wright,
TV Series Collection and DVD Sets


412 Adrienne
March 22, 2013 at 8:08 AM

I appreciate that Doug that you stopped by but you did none of that. So please do come back by and tell us more about you and what you’re involved in. This is what this post is about, not just promoting your wares my friend.

Oh, and you’ve got to get that gravatar set up too. No one wants to look at a monster in their comments now.

So, see you again soon?



413 Paula March 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM

Thanks, Adreienne, for allowing us to introduce and promote ourselves here.

I’m Paula or PMc as friends call me. I’m married to a kind, awesome, funny, intelligent, and all around wonderful guy, Wesley. I have two beautiful, sweet and funny boys, Lincoln and Ryder who keep me busy and keep me laughing!

I love to cook, bake, entertain, run, and garden. I won the Mississippi Magazine 2011 Recipe Contest and everybody started asking me for recipes. I started this blog to share my recipes with friends. I primarily post recipes that are easy to prepare. Another Southern food blogger named ‘Paula’!! :)

I share some craft and DIY projects as well as exercise strategies. I just completed my first Half Marathon!

I share my food, my creations, my life with you. I would love for each of you to visit and enjoy my creations.
~ Paula


414 Adrienne
March 24, 2013 at 11:22 AM

Hi Paula,

Oh, my pleasure and I’m so happy that you stopped by.

So what does PMc stand for if you don’t mind sharing? Sounds like you have an awesome family.

Ah, so you’re from Mississippi. I have family in Senatobia and my Dad was raised outside of Hazelhurst which is about 50 miles outside of Jackson. We haven’t been up that way in awhile now, my Dad passed away 10 years ago.

I’m not much of a cook but my best friend is so I’m definitely going to be sending him your blog URL. He does love to try new things and I love to eat his creations. :-)

Thanks for sharing this with us Paula and for stopping by my blog today. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.



415 Nikki March 24, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Hi everyone!

I’m a 23 year old, work at home mother. Writing pays the bills.

My passion is helping young adults who aren’t sure what to do after high school. Mainly because I was in that same position not too long ago. Helping others define their own path to success in life after high school is the mission. Meaning I share a lot more than just ways to get into college. That’s only one route.

I’m so glad I follow Adrienne, otherwise I would’ve missed an opportunity like this. Thanks for doing it by the way :)

If anyone is looking for content writers, I can help. Depending on your website’s purpose, I could even do some guest blogging and promotion at no charge to you.

Obviously, I have a soft spot for advising and guiding others who may be going through the same challenges I’ve been through. If you’re site has a similar theme, hit me up at byehighschool [at]gmail[dot]com!

Now. As for me, I need some web design help. Something more… clean, simple, yet fun. And some logo ideas would be nice. Just your ideas would be extremely helpful.

Let’s connect :)

Twitter – @byehighschool
Facebook –


416 Adrienne
March 24, 2013 at 1:15 PM

Hi Nikki, welcome to my blog!

Thank you for sharing with us more about you and what you’re involved in. I love that you’re so young and you have your whole life ahead of you. I have no doubt that you’ll do very well online so I’m excited for you.

You need some web design help! I’ve got just the person to send you too. Go check out Angela at You tell her I sent you okay and you girls will have a fabulous chat.

Thank you again for sharing this and I’m so glad you stopped by.



417 Nikki March 24, 2013 at 11:54 PM

Thank you so much for replying. I so love that you’re still responding after posting this so long ago. Truly one of a kind :)

And I really appreciate the referral! I’ll definitely give your gal a holler.


PS: I forgot to link to my website in my first post. Duh, Nikki. Here goes:


418 Adrienne
March 25, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Oh gosh girl, I reply to EVERY comment on my blog. Never missed one to this day. My readers are the most important people to me so they are so worthy of a response. :-)

Yeah, give Angela a shout and I know she’ll do good work for you.

No problem and with CommentLuv, it will pull that link for you! Yay!!!

Have a great week.



419 Ed King March 26, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I jumped on over from twitter to your site after seeing a few tweets about Google Plus and then saw this post and figured its a good place to introduce myself.

My name is Ed King and I’m a freelance and fine art photographer from Rhode Island, my background was not always in photographer but actually sales and marketing. I’ve had a passion and love for engaging via social media since the early days of America Online when social media wasn’t called social media, I also worked with i Village as a manager developing a sub community within their community.

Social media for me is a big part of my network and I really love engaging with people and learning from others and helping people grow, givers gain has stayed with me since my days of being a chapter president in BNI.

I’m looking forward to connecting with you



420 Adrienne
March 26, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Hey Ed,

I was going to stop by your blog and check it out after Scott and Michelle recommended you to me over on Twitter. It’s been one of those busy days I’m afraid so thanks for stopping by here. I appreciate you sharing more about you here where I love for my new readers to shine.

Ah, a lover of photography! Who doesn’t love images right! My cousin is really good at taking picture. I love to as well but trust me, it’s mostly for my eyes only. Nothing to brag about, I just love sharing great times together and am not into just taking pictures. Th