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         For a blog to get noticed on the web some really amazing things have to happen.  I am just learning.  But, really it is all about using words and terms that the crawlers or internet search engine spiders pick up.  Then they put them in some sort of indexing which gets your site more traffic.  It is kind of cool.  There is so much more to learn. 

        Search engine optimization is such a trendy thing in the world of internet marketing…but really, anyone with any kind of website can benefit from learning more about it.  After all, the whole reason for having a website is to get people to view it, right?

        If your site is business related you want to communicate that with your domain name…have the domain name be something catchy that communicates what your business is all about…something they will remember.

        Really, it all comes down to valuable, relevent content and how it is presented.  If you want to get noticed you really just have to follow the old rule of thumb…give them what they want!

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        The stinky thing, about having a subdomain, is that others have the title that i thought i had carved out for myself…i, later, find it is plastered all over the internet.   My url doesn’t even rate, unless you are looking for specific topics; then it has pretty high rankings.  Even though my words are out there…my url is not high on the list because it is a subdomain.  I didn’t know about such things when i started my blog…so…i guess, live and learn.   In genereal, I am not knocking subdomains…after all…:) wordpress is FREE; did i mention that?   LOL

       There are businessses out there with Write As Rain prominently displayed in the title of their url…and i can only wish that it were me.  Oh well, I was told in the beginning that it didn’t matter; i have had the subdomain name for quite some time…but, not long enough to be the first with the name.  I don’t have a business, yet, so…i will have to be satisfied with writeasrain.wordpress.com as my url; and, I will be happy with the Write Where You Are, as my tagline.  🙂

        When i am successful with my writing…then, i will apply that knowledge to establishing my official website url!  It just goes to show that you really need to think hard when picking a domain name for your site, product, or blog.  You never know when an opportunity will present itself and you will need to stake your claim on those precious words used to describe who you are or what you do!

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      Good morning.  I am excited as i am attending a writer’s workshop tonight.  It is on writing memories.  I am especially interested in this particular workshop as it is being directed by none other than my kindergarten teacher.  LOL

      She and her husband both are retired educators.  They have written a book together and they are doing the workshop on writting down memories as part of your legacy.  I shall write more on what i learned after i go.

      An interesting component for me, i am taking my sister in law who has wanted to write down her childhood experiences for a very long time.  I am also taking my 15 year old special needs son who has an interest in creative writing. 

      Looking for skills and inspiration for my writing is everywhere and i am very interested in the presentation.  I hope i am able to get alot of tools from this experience.  

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      I remember that i told you a few weeks back about the importance of finding  a mentor.  I have been listening to audio seminars conducted by Glenn Dietzel.  He really stresses the importance of a mentoring team as well as deep self reflection.  I used to think of writing as the end goal.  Now, i believe with all of the changes in publishing; that you must be thinking, at all times, on the best way to utilize what you write as not only an art form but also a business.  You can’t live on art alone :)!

      I think he is right.  I know that i always have a million ideas floating around in my head; but for some reason, it takes a titanic strength of will just to get them all written down and then another huge wave of commitment to do the rewrites.  I don’t know if it is always this difficult for other writer’s; but, i find that so many things become distractions.  I do my best to weed out the ones that matter little and to prioritize the ones that truly matter in my life.

      I am enjoying the online seminar’s that Glenn Dietzel is doing and i find  that they are very uplifting and encouraging.  If you would like to check it out take a look:  http://tinyurl.com/2fsnbg.

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