Exeter Christmas Light Switch On!


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Robot in Exeter High Street before the light switch on
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Lights just lit up as I went to look at them through my phone
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Capturing the moment as the Exeter Christmas lights are switched on

Exeter Christmas Light Switch On!

I love robots and was really happy to see this one before the Exeter Christmas Light Switch On Thursday 19th of November at 6.30pm. It was a low key event this year, due to the recent attacks in Paris.

I had two hours sleep from 19th/20th night/morning as I was working hard to finish creating and publishing my first ever Asexualise Your Life – What’s happening? Newsletter. If you know anyone who is asexual or who wants to know more, they can sign-up to my monthly newsletter by clicking on this link http://eepurl.com/bGNW2P This newsletter is fabulous for taking my writing skills to yet another level.

I also have an asexualise Facebook page www.facebook.com/acexualise and I am on Twitter www.twitter.com/asexualise My Facebook page is on 77 Likes and 281 post reach, since creating it during the evening of the 17th. I am having a bit of time off work on Monday 23rd of November, because I am at a small asexual meet-up that day, which I organised. It’s my third that I have arranged and been to this year. I have been getting messages from asexuals to say that I am inspiring, helping them to stop being so confused, bold and brave and awesome. This is the reason I must keep doing what I am doing, because I really want to help others.

As you have probably guessed, it’s hard for me to find time to blog, especially as I have an even higher workload now, but I will not stop blogging on here for the world.

Stay quirky

Write soon

Sandra

 

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Quirky Books Has 500 WordPress Followers – Personal Message Of Thanks


Hi Everyone

Wow! I now have over 500 WordPress.com followers of this blog! This last year has been so amazing for me. I have gone from 100 Follows on 29th of March last year, to 500 on the 17th of December this year. I couldn’t have done this without you, so here is my personal message of thanks to you.

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Hey! My Blog Is Really Neat! – Really Neat Blog Award Bulk Nominations


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I am pleased to announce that Patty from http://petitemagique.wordpress.com has nominated me for the Really Neat Blog Award. Patty is a kind hearted and warm individual, who is always very supportive of my quirky endeavours. Thank you so much Patty, you are a true shining star in the darkness!

I am about a year behind with my blog award nomination – Yes, that’s so naughty I know. I am also a year later with my Break Through the Barriers of Redundancy book being published. Yes, I haven’t forgotten to publish my book, to let you into a little secret, I am waiting until I finish building my Quirky Empire of business/embrace your quirky life related sites, so I can unashamedly advertise my free and paid for services in the back of my book. See – I told you there was method in my quirky madness, well, I may not have said that to all of you, but hey! You telepathically thought it in a quirky way now, didn’t you? I mean absolutely everything I do in my life has purpose and meaning whether it is apparent to even myself at the time or not.


Before I announce my nominations, to give you an idea of the scale of what I now do – Below are links to my websites and social media – Please join me on my embrace your quirky mission. http://www.embraceyourquirky.com and http://www.worldofquirky.com will be coming to a screen near you, later in 2015.

For those of you who don’t know, I used to suffer with depression for years and freed myself from it, without medication, almost 3 years ago. I still worked when I was suffering with depression, because I felt better working than being at home and could separate that part of my life, to still be affective. I wasn’t a manic depressive person, but I did have a lot of times when I did not want to exist in the world. Now I am a completely different person, because I know my purpose in life is to write and to help others and I embrace every quirky thing about me. There is never a dull moment in my life, it’s super awesome. I used my own embrace your quirky philosophy, to get myself well, improve my life and be happy to be alive. I want to help others to do the same.

By the end of 2015, I want everyone to know how to embrace their quirky to lead a happy, successful and fulfilling existence. If you haven’t already subscribed to my quirkybooksTV channel, please do so now, because I will have more videos next year, all about embracing your quirky, and if you miss them on here, you can get them straight to your inbox via the settings in your YouTube account. I would really like your involvement about the quirky topics I will be raising, so feel free to comment to your hearts content. I have some more fun videos to share with you first over the next few weeks as we ease into the new year. I still have another 6 websites to build and more writing of courses for the teaching I do, as well as attend my day job 5 days a week. All in the life of a Quirk!

You can now find me at Facebook on 8 Pages and you can find me on Twitter at 8 Accounts:


To all of my friends who get worried about my health for taking on so much, I really appreciate your care and worry over me. It is a lot to take on, even I admit it, but I instinctively know it’s the right thing to do, and I have to go by what my instincts and creative mind are telling me to do.

I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings, bring it on!

So, to break my usual rule of doing my nominations in the order they were given to me, I am doing the latest one first, as I only need to nominate as many people as I want and not answer any questions – If only more awards were like this one!

I may have to break the rules with my other award nominations and not answer some of the questions, or nominate the required amount of people, otherwise there will be a sad lack of award giving due to my tight time constraints. Even now I have a mountain of work piling up with deadlines, and I have to work the next 6 days in a row after today, in my day job, up until Christmas Eve. Happy Christmas!

The Really Neat Blog Award is a new award created by Dear Kitty.

You can find DearKitty here http://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/

~~IN HER OWN WORDS~~

“I have made this new award: The Real Neat Blog Award. There are so many bloggers whose blogs deserve more attention. So, I will try to do something about that”

Here goes with my nominations:

http://notapunkrocker.wordpress.com

http://crazysunshine.me

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com

http://kattermonran.com

http://thewhyaboutthis.com

http://fictionalmachines.com

http://turquoisecompass.com

https://bookmust.wordpress.com

https://etinkerbell.wordpress.com

http://margekatherine.com

http://bluefishway.com

http://tellmeaboutit.co

http://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com

http://sherrimatthewsblog.com

https://hilalachmar.wordpress.com

http://mjwrightnz.wordpress.com

http://mikesfilmtalk.com

http://quickmeups.com

https://arlenshah.wordpress.com

http://kmihran.wordpress.com

https://bbanublog.wordpress.com

http://paulaacton.com

https://diedreblake.wordpress.com

https://blessedwithastarontheforehead.wordpress.com

https://hutchagoodlife.wordpress.com

https://damiejohn.wordpress.com

http://michaelhodges3.wordpress.com

http://inspireyourbusiness.wordpress.com

https://eyedancers.wordpress.com

https://cupcakepetrillo.wordpress.com

https://blogmethisblog.wordpress.com

That concludes my nominations for this award. Thank you to all of my nominees, many of whom join in the quirky fun on a regular basis. Apologies for not being able to nominate everyone who follows, comments or Likes my posts, I could not have got so far in life today, without your support, you are amazing. Never forget that you are quirkily awesome. Keep embracing your quirky, be your authentic self, and live the life that only you were born to lead.

If you like this blog, you will love this blog’s YouTube TV Channel. Go ahead and subscribe for more quirky fun and serious embrace your quirky conversations http://www.youtube.com/user/quirkybooksTV

As always, embrace your quirky, stay positive, write soon and Happy Christmas xxxxxxxx

Quirky Books Blog 4 Year WordPress.com Bloggerversary


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4 Year Bloggerversary With WordPress.com

I am thrilled to have been blogging for 4 years on this Quirky Books (quirkybooks) Blog.

Thanks to each and every one of you for joining me on my journey into print, and following my quirky goings on. I couldn’t have done the last 4 years without you. I love blogging and would never be without it, or you bloggers, in my life. I will always be blogging.

I never would have thought 4 years ago, that I would now teach blogging for a living. Okay, so I still have a full-time day job too. Teaching Blogging an an Aid to Recovery, is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my entire life. I have been doing this on a self-employed basis, but will be going on the NHS Staff Bank from the 1st of December.

I am also teaching Blogging for Business, with my Blog for Business Fast Track Masterclasses, next year, at the Phoenix, in Exeter, I can’t wait.

http://www.embraceyourquirky.com will be coming soon. Along with an Embrace Your Quirky YouTube channel, stay tuned for that one.

I will still keep my http://www.youtube.com/user/quirkybooksTV channel too. If you have done so yet, check it out and subscribe.

As always, embrace your quirky and write soon

Sandra

I love the zoo – How about you?


Hi everyone

While I was away in Bristol for the Business Showcase South West, in April of this year, I visited Bristol Zoo.

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What do you think?

I hope you have had as much pleasure, looking at these, as I did photographing them.

I still need to re-index and repaginate each page of my Break through the barriers of redundancy book, after re-designing my www.beatredundancyblues.com site that is advertised on the front cover.

I am currently preparing to teach more courses for the Recovery Learning Community, and start my blogging teaching again for this term, on the 22nd of this month.

Write soon
Sandra

It’s Official – I am the UK Blog Trainer


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Today is the official launch of my new blog trainer business and my new http;//www.blogtrainer.co.uk site.

Teaching Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog, has been successful, and I thoroughly enjoy teaching it so much, that I now offer to teach blogging as a business.

I have been blogging for 4 years this year, and like a lot of you, I can’t get enough of it. I am still learning and evolving as a blogger and I always will be.

Including this blog, I currently have 4 blogs that I blog to as frequently as possible. Although this blog is always my priority because it’s my first love, I value your loyalty and like to give back to you.

I provide inspirational blog posts at http://www.beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com

I blog to give help, advice and inspiration, to people who have been made redundant on my http://www.beatredundancyblues.co.uk site.

I blog about events I have been to, about my interests, passions and businesses at http://www.sandrabellamy.co.uk

Two of my blogs are WordPress.com blogs, the others are self hosted WordPress.org blogs, so I can teach both, but the person I am teaching, would need their own WordPress.org site to do so. I can also create WordPress.org sites, using templates, widgets and plugins.

If I can take a business on a deep and meaningful journey to connect with its customers, I will be filled with joy. If I can help make just one more person’s life so much happier and more rewarding through blogging, I will be ecstatic

If you know of anyone who could benefit from me teaching them, please spread the word. I can teach one-to-one, or as part of a workshop for up to 8 people. As one-to-one teaching is bespoke, prices can vary, they start from £30 an hour, in the Exeter area, in the UK. If they quote this post on this blog, they save 10% off an hour, or on a workshop.

For anyone living outside the UK who wants training via Google Hangouts or Skype, please contact me using email in the first instance.

My business number is 01392 434202 for a free 20 minute consultation, or they can email me at blogtrainer@blogtrainerUK.

Catch me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/blogtrainerUK or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BlogtrainerUK

Thanks for your continued support. I couldn’t do it without you.

Write soon
Sandra

Calling all bloggers – A great opportunity for you – facebook.com/BlogtrainerUK


Hi everyone Sandra Bellamy Blog Trainer UK A huge thanks to all of you who have left comments and stuck with me through these busy times when I haven’t been able to comment or like much lately. I want to thank each and every one of you with this fantastic opportunity. I love blogging and I love bloggers. I want to show you some blogging love: I have a new Facebook page for my Blog Training business. If you have a blog, feel free to share your posts to this page. http://www.facebook.com/BlogtrainerUK The Rules Are – You need to Like this page from your personal profile so that it shows up on the Like counter, before posting your first post, and your like must not be removed. Posts must not be libel, offensive, no swearing or nudity. Any concerns and I shall remove the post. Any questions, please message me before posting, thanks.

Blogging Tips and Writing While Traveling – Guest post


Hi everyone

I have a special treat for you today. Jessica from Turquoise Compass is guest blogging about Blogging Tips and Writing While Traveling.

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One of the most difficult things in being considered a blogger or writer, especially a travel writer, is coming up with original ideas for blog posts. Traveling and experiencing the world is the easy part, yet summarizing my experiences in a short blog post at times feels daunting. How can I capsulate a once in a lifetime experience in a mere 500-800 words and with just 8-10 pictures attached? I struggle to not write too much to bore my readers (yes, I can get wordy), yet at the same time I don’t want to write too little and not explain my journey completely. I want my readers to be left wanting more, yet left satisfied with the story-a complete beginning and end. What’s the moral of the story anyway? Continue reading “Blogging Tips and Writing While Traveling – Guest post”