Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Compilation of helpful random advice

This is just a collection of various tips I've found to be important or useful to me in the past and now. Try some of them
out if you'd like. I would love to hear what you think.

Be authentic, share the real you to the world. The world needs more people willing to stand up for what they believe in. Don't hide behind what you think is what people want. Real people hunt for true and honest people, who don't fear being disliked for who they are. We all must strive to be ourselves, and hunt for our "tribe". There really are people who will love you for who you are.

Twitter, if you're following someone that's just really annoying, but don't want to lose your reach, it's possible to simply mute them and keep them on your list. Go to the person's tweet, select it, and select "mute". This will remove them from your feed but not your list so you don't have to worry about them getting offended you stopped following them.

If you're low on funds and need firewood to heat your home, just go on a walk and pick up sticks that are laying on the ground that will be picked up and thrown away anyway. Also, your mailbox is usually always packed with junk mail right? Take that mail you don't need, (and any sensitive mail you don't want to keep) and roll it up and use as a fire starter. Free way to get a fire started and you're not impacting landfills anymore!

Composting services! Many companies give you the ability to save your organic trash matter and then get it picked up and sent to an industrial sized composting facility in exchange for credit towards your own compost. This can be an effective way to cut your waste down to smaller amounts and be a part of a glorious industry focused on saving and reusing waste to create healthier plants and more nutrition into soils that can be pretty depleted in nutrients.

Before you decide to change your internet password or cut off the wifi, make sure you have at least one phone that has internet connection outside of your wifi so that you can keep your access to the network if there are problems getting back connected. Also, it's probably a very good idea to not disable all your devices before you cut off the internet to begin with. This came from personal experience.

If you're looking for ways to promote your blog or whatever, don't ignore the reach that Twitter has. Especially if you start off with tons of followers from a personal account or whatever, you can just link your account to your blog and tweet interesting tidbits of advice, blog post shares, and more. Don't forget the power you have to promote other bloggers. This gets you lots of good will and many people will share your stuff in thanks for your actions.

Big one! If you use Google Adsense, DON'T ASK FOR AD CLICKS OR REVENUE! This is the quickest way to get you banned from the service AND to lose all your income from the time you started to when they notice. Ads are designed to add to your site, and if the system detects fraudulent clicks, they don't have any problems at all deleting your account AND banning you. Appeals don't work either. Just don't risk it! It can be very tempting to want to ask, but the consequences just aren't worth it.

There are many ways to earn money than MLM companies, ads, affiliates, and the traditional ones. Don't be afraid to try something out. There's nothing wrong with avoiding mainstream traditional income sources and trying something that makes you happy. Don't lose your drive if something wonderful doesn't happen right away. It's okay. Keep working at it and you will find your tribe of people and start figuring it out. Life is full of people who are doing the same thing as you...you'll figure it out.

If you like the series "Supernatural" and you're really bored, sad, lonely, or depressed and need something to cheer you up, look up bloopers, conferences, or parenting stories with the cast of Supernatural. I can guarantee you'll be laughing during the first video...try it! It's a great laughter source.

Diffusing essential oils while you're having a bad day can help you build motivation to continue working. I have some go-to blends I use, and you can set up your own if you want. I also have more info on how you can get a discounted collection of oils and a diffuser to start off with if you're interested, but this isn't the post to talk about that.

If you can't get your scalp to stop itching and producing tons of oil, go to the store and buy a body wash that contains colloidal oatmeal designed as itch relief and use it before you shampoo. It will kill the itching and clear out all the extra oil so that you can use shampoo more easily. I learned this one after an exercise at Ft. Jackson in their red ridiculously itch producing clay/sand. It got so painful that I tried it as a last ditch resort and it worked...so if it can solve issues during basic combat training and help me, then it might help you. Also, you can soak regular oatmeal in water and do that too, but it's not as effective because there's not much oil cutting soap in it to fix your hair.

Apple cider vinegar is a fantastic non toxic resource for non color treated hair. It softens and clarifies your hair, making it look beautiful without using store bought conditioners that cost money.

Do your children start trying to puke every time you mention vegetables but love other foods? Try this trick. One day while they're sleeping, take whatever vegetables they swear that they hate and grind it into a paste in a blender. Pour the mix into ice cube maker and freeze and store in a bag. Add them to pretty much anything and the kids will become acclimated to the taste but not realize they're eating a hated vegetable. It's added tons of nutrition to my kids lives and I love the convenience of it.

If you have a lot of trouble finding a place to start cleaning like me, a good place to start is trash. Grab a bag and go through the entire house and throw away everything that doesn't belong in your collection of stuff. This also works for kids toys as well. If they haven't used it in forever, throw away or donate. It will teach the kids that sharing our stuff we no longer need is a good way to help contribute to protecting the environment!

One major thing I've noticed is that I get lots of views during the weekends, especially Saturday. I'm checking Sunday's views tomorrow, but there's a bit more than I expected today. So, a great time to do a lot of promotions or release a new blog post would be either Friday or Saturday. I hope this helps you.

Try using powdered creamer for those recipes you love that need milk. You can do non dairy and not notice much at all. It's also really helpful for the times you're over budget and just can't get to the store to buy more milk. It's also friendly to the lactose intolerant bunch of us around.

So that's it for now. I hope one or more of these helps you out. I'd love to hear from you guys and learn what makes life easy for you. Send me a comment, or hop over to Twitter and contact me from there. Who knows, maybe something you say will end up on a blog post somewhere! (I'll ask first of course).

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