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Join me at JW Social Media website

Hello Readers!

When I started this Just {BE} blog about a year ago, I wanted it to be a “one stop shop”. I wanted to write about anything I love and passionate about….anything goes, no rules, no limits.

At first thought, it was a good idea. I can just write about anything in one spot. I don’t like to be restricted with anything I do. But after a while, being around different things, seeing and hearing different perspectives, it made more sense to separate things.

When I had my first-ever blog about 6 years ago, I treated that more like an online journal. Guess what?! That’s how blogs used to be back then. Without the help of social media or Triberr or anything that helps drive traffic to your site, your blogs don’t really have a good chance of being read.

But fast forward to today, I created JW Social Media since my networks are getting more broad, I need to have a blog that reaches different audience. I don’t want to bother my social media network about a food recipe, or a local restaurant or wine review and vice-versa.

So yes, as much as defied what I read a year ago, about a blog needing to have more focus, I am now admitting a year later, that a blog should have some type of direction. On that note, I’m revamping my site and for starters, I’m separating out any posts I have about social media and putting them on my JW Social Media website. I’m working on a foodie blog too, but maybe in a few months. I’ll keep you posted.

So, please make sure to visit me at my new site, OK? I’m starting fresh there and I need some comments. Your pictures will show up in my “Top Commenters” spot, I promise! ūüėČ

Be well!

My blog about Social Media


Can Blogging Really Make You A Better Person?

I started this blog the beginning of this year with the intention of writing every day, then I thought, OK, maybe once a week, then it became every other week, to once a month to well….you get my drift.

Blogging takes time. ¬†Just as with any form of social media, being consistent and developing relationships, getting into a routine, all those things take a lot of time. ¬†Don’t you agree?

As you can see by the type of this blog, I really have very little excuse. ¬†I wanted to blog about every thing under the sun. ¬†{LIFE} ¬†Or at least, things that I’m passionate about. ¬†Writing is one of them. ¬†That’s why I created this blog. ¬†I write because I want to. ¬†It makes me feel good. ¬†I love to share. ¬†And writing is sharing my thoughts….with whoever wants to read this. ¬†I wish you’d comment. ¬†ūüôā

Anyway, I knew there were benefits to blogging. ¬†For me, it’s some form of release. ¬†Like an exercise or a mini vacation. ¬†It takes my mind at this given moment, away from every thing else that’s more pressing. ¬†It’s a nice escape. ¬†Not that I’m escaping anything. ¬†‘Cause I’ve worked hard today. ¬†And I deserve this moment. ¬†And now I just get to relax, drink a cup of tea, and share with you.

Check out the article on Problogger‘s list of ¬†Ways Blogging Can Make You a Better Person. ¬†That inspired me to write this blog. ¬†Thank you!

How about you? ¬†Do you think blogging has affected you positively? ¬†Do share…


Will Libraries Be Someday A Thing Of The Past?

This morning I had a nice time with my son at the library.  We borrowed some movies, and yes, they were free, a Wii game, that was free too, and of course we borrowed some books, free!  We even got a cup of hot chocolate for him while I enjoyed a nice gourmet cup of coffee, and it only cost us $1.50 for both!

We sat in front of a nice, warm, fireplace.  It was very cozy.  We talked about the books we got, while we sip on our beverages.  We had a really nice bonding moment.

Then when it was time to go, the librarian, who was very cheerful, scanned our library card and checked out all our books.  Then off we go to start our day of basketball…that may be another blog post.  ūüôā

In any event, I love the homey feeling I get every time I go to the library — nice chairs to lounge at, the fireplace, the coffee, nice and friendly people and wall to wall books.  Ohhh and I love the hunt?  You know, when you want to read a certain type of book, you go to the computer (I know, no more card catalogs, how many of you remember them?!) and type in your search words, and it gives you the number of the book, it’s 618.73.  You go to the aisle that has, 600.58 – 701.28, and look for 618.73, and there it is!  You found it!  YEAY!

OK, so gone are the days of card catalogs, computers took over.   My local Borders, just last month announced that they were going out of business.  People are downloading eBooks, Kindles are becoming more and more popular, then there’s the iPad, my favorite.  How many of you are salivating over the new release of iPad 2?  I am!!!

So with all this new technology, do you foresee libraries following suit just like all the book stores and rental video stores that are closing?  What are your thoughts on this subject?

Learning Something New

Have you ever felt at times you have it all together…you know exactly, what you’re going to do and know just how to go about doing it?  Yet sometimes, you feel so out of control and so unsure about which to do first?  Well, the latter is how I feel right now.

I really just planned to look at different Themes on WordPress and decide which one to go with so I can create a new website/blog for me.  What?  I know, I already have this blog why do I need another one.  I’m a girl!  I can’t have just one!  ūüôā

But anyway, I find myself so distracted about different things I’m reading.  You know how it is, you read something then there’s a link.  You click on the link, then it takes you to another link.  It’s like the battle of the links!

Sometimes I can stay focused and just read what I need to and ignore the links.  But there are times, when I just have to click on the links and several hours have passed and felt that I haven’t accomplished anything, except feel a bit overwhelmed.

All is not lost though.  Because at the end of the day, I found that I have learned so much from clicking all those different links.  It brought me to different websites which I found very informative, sometimes even funny, and some are like, what the heck?!  But I did learn!  So I guess despite of all of that.  I did learn something, well, a lot of new things!

How about you?  Are you “link clicker happy”?  Or do you feel that you can avoid clicking on the links and still get all the needed information that you need?  Are you able to stay focused?  What do you do when you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and feel like you haven’t or aren’t accomplishing anything?

I think I’m going to get myself a cup of tea and grab a book for a bit.  There are no links to click there!


Happy New Year!

I’m here at WordPress.com. Now to get started and figure out what this blog should be about.  I have so many ideas.  WordPress suggested that I stay focused.  Blogs must be focused!  Is that right?  What if I have a lot of different topics I want to talk about, but remain focused on every single one of them, is that OK?  I don’t want to have to own several types of blogs.  You know how complicated and time-consuming that would be to keep organized?  I’ll just post them all here and deal with it.  HAH!  So, stay tuned and we’ll see what comes next….