I’m Stuck On A Deserted Island, Where’s My Coffee Cup?

I’m Stuck On A Deserted Island, Where’s My Coffee Cup?

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I've been exiled to a private island, with glorious animals, crystal clear blue water, and pink sandy beaches. Now what am I supposed to eat? Well, that's the question posed to me, courtesy of today's Just Blog It challenge. So, the five foods I must have on a deserted island are as follows: Cherries. Fresh cherries. Yummmm. Jasmine green tea already sweetened with natural sugar. Hot or cold, this is my favorite tea. I can't live without my tea. Coffee with extra cream and sugar - just in case you wanna bring me a cup of coffee, now you know how I drink it! I've been drinking it all my life, exile will not make me stop. Avocados. I've been on an avocado kick for several months now and it doesn't seem…
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I Like Myself and I Cannot Hide It

I Like Myself and I Cannot Hide It

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Today is Toot Your Horn Day at Just Blog It! We threw in this writing prompt for a specific reason: Most of us are excellent at being too critical of ourselves and are not so good at the opposite. Therefore, we challenged bloggers to share a favorite thing they like about themselves. Now me personally, I give myself kudos and hi-fives daily like I'm on a basketball court. So I had to pick just one thing, hmmm...  where do I begin. I guess one of my favorite things I love about myself is my ability to be a straight shooter and tell it like it is. I don’t do fluff and I am not a hype man (hip hop fans know what I mean). One of the phrases most prospective clients hear from me: "I don't do fluff-n-stuff." I…
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One Reason Why I Love Using Facebook

One Reason Why I Love Using Facebook

Random Chats, Social Media
We hear so many people gripe and complain about Facebook, that this post is kind of nice to write. I’ll be the first to admit that Facebook is not where I hang my hat. However, the one thing I absolutely love about Facebook is that I get to keep up with my friends. Friends that I have known since high school, friends I have made over my adult years, and friends I have made over social media. Many of my never-met-in-person social media friends are people that I talk to every day! I also don't have the time, money or energy to gallivant around the globe to see all my friends. Facebook solves this problem for me in one neat package. I love that I have somewhere to share my…
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My Attempt to Correct Marketing Industry Mistakes

My Attempt to Correct Marketing Industry Mistakes

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It's Day 6 of the Just Blog It 30-day Blog Challenge for Entrepreneurs, and today's challenge is about industry pet peeves: What's one thing that happens in my industry that gets under my skin?   My Pet Peeve in The Marketing Industry As a marketing professional, my pet peeve is that too many people have launched themselves as social media experts, and they get business owners all hyped up on social media like it's the next coming. Most of the so-called social media experts that are selling products to small business owners are clueless, but they can sound like they know what they're talking about to an uninformed business owner who doesn't know the difference... that is, until said business owner has a conversation with me. I'm always debunking something! Why is this a…
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Best Advice I Ever Received: A Pivotal Decision Needs To Be Made

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I've had plenty of advice given to me over the years, some good, and some just sucked. However, a few years ago, my hubby gave me a piece of advice that turned out to be pivotal to my lifestyle, my business, and my future. Would you like to hear about it? Here ya go! How it started I danced between being a stay-at-home mom and keeping a regular 9-to-5 job since having kids. I'd get a job ( a good one by some folks standards), stay a couple years, leave and come back home, get another job, stay a couple years, leave and come back home... you get the idea. Every job I secured couldn't squash my overwhelming sense of being  my own boss. Never mind the fact that I never…
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Quotes That Motivate and Inspire Me

Quotes That Motivate and Inspire Me

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I get inspired by random words of wisdom on a daily basis. Depending on my mood or the direction of the wind, I find inspiration in something my children may say, something I've read, or a random thought that crosses my mind. It's Day 3 in the Just Blog It Challenge, and today's challenge is to share quotes that inspire and motivate me. It was not easy for  me to choose a mere, but alas, I think I've picked 5 quotes that summarize my thoughts and my life. Motivational and Inspirational Quotes I Love "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson" Why I love it: I've always done what I felt like doing when I…
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I Am Miss Kemya, Pleased To Meet Ya

I Am Miss Kemya, Pleased To Meet Ya

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Hello everyone! This post is an introduction to me and all my splendor! Oooo, isn't she humble...why yes, yes I am! It's Day One of the Just Blog It challenge, <hashtag #blogsmallbiz>, and today's post will tell you a bit more about me, who I am and what I do! About Me I'm  Miss Kemya, married homeschooling mom of 2, doggie owner, coffee and chocoholic. Born and bred in Philly, now living in Atlanta, GA. I'm one of those creative types; I love all kinds of fabric, architecture, and flowers. Of course you can visit my About Me page to learn more about me. I would give anything for a real Italian water ice right now, but I digress... I've pretty much always loved business and marketing... yes, the thing so many people run away…
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Year In Review: My 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

Year In Review: My 5 Most Popular Posts of 2012

Marketing Strategy, Random Chats, Strategy
What an interesting year 2012 has proven to be! As I celebrated my first year in blogging and worked toward making my second anniversary, I am appreciative of all my readers who have learned, benefited, and applied my content. In case you missed any of the year's content, take a look at this "Most Popular" list, implement a few ideas, and enjoy!   Most Popular Posts of 2012    A Handful of Creative Ways to Use Pinterest for Business Don't Piece Together Your Social Media Strategy With Duct Tape Wear Your Brand Everyday Without Looking Like A Walking Billboard Your Customers are Talking , But Are You Listening? Social Media Is Not A Bullhorn, Please Stop Screaming At Me   I'm looking forward to providing more valuable content in 2013. If…
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