New Release: Book Review: The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Michael J. Hogan

Book Review of The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
The Afterlife of John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Biography
by Michael J Hogan

    • Print Length: 320 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 31, 2017)
    • Publication Date: April 30, 2017
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B06X9DX6JW

 

My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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New Feature on Sojourner McConnell’s blog, The Path of the Writer

New Feature on The Path of the Writer with Sojourner McConnell with guest authors and writers weekly Friday's Fun and Family-friendly Guest Posts

This Friday, March 31, 2017, begins a new tradition on Sojourner’s author page. We reached out to authors, writers, bloggers and people with something uplifting, fun, or endearing, to share in what we are calling, Friday’s Fun and Family-Friendly Guest Posts.

This will happen each Friday as long as we have participation. I am excited to say, there are already several scheduled posts lined up and are looking forward to this new venture.  If you have uplifting, fun, stories, artwork, videos, or poetry, then I ask you to consider sharing your posts on this blog where I will make sure that black links are in place allowing for you to have potential visitors on your blog and author pages.

I hope you will join the fun and watch writers from across various genres bring a little humor, hope, fun, and happiness to the world.  If you have a post or want more information on this, just drop me a line in email or in the comments below.

Friday morning we have cj petterson with a lovely story called “Romance at the Do Drop In” that I believe everyone will enjoy. I hope you will join us there.

 

Trying on a New SEO Hat. May I help you?

For the last few weeks (read months) I have been gathering all the information I could muster about marketing, Search engine optimization or (SEO), Google analytics and other basic successful blog instructions. After studying and gaining confidence, I  offered to help another blogger out with growing his brand.

He graciously agreed to let me muck about in his blog and I believe he is happy with the end results.  Where there had previously been a wall of text, he now has categories that are easily found and searchable.  Check out his new menu, it is a thing of beauty.  Working in bot friendly information as well as traffic driving analytics, we are looking to see if there is a shift in his viewers.

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There was also some reworking of his SEO and that should make a huge difference in his traffic. Learning how to use the correct and traffic luring keywords while at the same time, making the Google Bots happy, hopefully will increase his visibility.  His website is Newsspell.org.  Hop over there and take a look. Be sure and read his eye opening articles. They are filled with little known and unknown information.  Tell him Vicki sent you.  ( In other words leave him a comment 🙂 ) He gave me permission to share his reworked product and my fun, blog tweaking activities, with you.

 

S E OIf you want a bit of tweaking on your own website or blog, let me know. I will be happy to help you out. I am willing to share what I have learned and I will even rework it for you inexpensively  if you need more of a hands on approach with menu building or SEO and keywords instruction and placement.  If you do not want me to share your reworked blog, I can keep it quiet too.  My purpose on this planet is to help out where I can. So let me help you.

A few tips about SEO, using the tags and categories wisely. A word to the wise, less is more, but make them count. Back link to the other posts on the same subject and help the Google Bots out. They in turn will help you grow an audience and share your ideas easier.

You can always reach me at vicgoodwin@gmail.com. I enjoy helping out and learning in the process. Learning curves are the best when they are large and extremely arched.

 

 

Character Vs. Role, & How to Apply One to the Other

Excellent character and character role lesson in this post.

A Wordie Discovery

There are two elements that make up every character ever – character and role.

Character refers to personality and nature, whereas role refers to the function and purpose that characters have in the grand scheme of things.

The two are of equal importance when crafting a literary character, and can be used to compliment or deflect each other in your writing.

For example, if you’re writing a suspense or mystery and do not wish to reveal who is the antagonist until toward the end of your story, you wouldn’t weave the antagonist’s vices and malicious intent into the literature in a way that blatantly exposes his/her role; not until you want to expose him/her. You would hide the antagonist’s purpose by masking his/her true character until a climactic confrontation is due, and you’d do that by sugar-coating the antagonist’s behavior and actions or completely keeping him/her out of the spotlight…

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U.S. Blogging Event Details

Anyone else tempted to attend? This sounds like a wonderful event in August!

Life of an El Paso Woman

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Hi everyone. First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your patience and support! I’m excited to say we finally have a location for the first U.S. Blogging Event! Please feel free to reblog and/or share on social media. Here it is below:

wp-1490198552232.jpgOur dinner and awards ceremony will be held at Chicago Prime Italian in Schaumburg, Illinois on Saturday Aug. 26, 2017 at 6 p.m. for three to four hours. Depending on traffic, Schaumburg is about 40 minutes away from Chicago using public transportation or a taxi. You may even be able to stay in Schaumburg. We decided on Schaumburg because costs were more reasonable than Chicago. Since there is a deposit to hold the restaurant, I will need a payment of $5.50 from each person who is attending. The $5.50 will go towards holding the restaurant for us and the final bill. The payment can…

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New Author Page Needs Some Blog Love!

Path of the Writer
The Path of the Writer

 

Sojourner McConnell has increased her writing over the last months and will be releasing at least 1 new book by May 2017. With that in mind, an author page just for her work alone has been created. Now, she needs some love. She needs some lovely Google Plus subscribers and Blogger friends to follow her page. She just needs some help. Lonely Sojourner misses all her Friends on WordPress.

I have the best followers and friends in the world and would never impose, but I sure could use some support on the new page.  I will continue to do reviews and there will, of course, be some overlap on our content, but I felt this was a good fit for Sojo.  I hope you feel welcome at both sites and find enough to keep you entertained.  After resting up from the marathon posting on MTW I am finally back in the groove and am anticipating

After resting up from the marathon posting on MTW I am finally back in the groove and am anticipating Camp NaNoWriMo and completing another book. I am so excited about this new story. It is trying to get me to write it before next week and I am taking copious notes from what the characters are sharing. I can tell you this much though when someone close to me read the first few pages, they said that it had a Sean Connery vibe.

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One ping only, please.

You know I love The Hunt for Red October, so I was beyond thrilled with the comparison. I am having to make myself not talk about it on here. It is just too much fun to chat about, and write about.

There is another quite different anthology coming out soon in which I hope to be included. I will know more about that later and will share as soon as I know.

On a totally different note, my cat Mufasa has a man cold. It is pitiful to see him unable to hunt and glare at us as we walk past him.

Thanks for always being so special to me. I have from the first day I started reviewing and sharing been so supported. I hope you feel I am supportive of you as well.  Thanks for your time!

Vicki

 

 

 

Meet and Greet: 3/24/17

Sharing and encouraging visitors to my new author page on blogger. Come visit me and encourage Sojourner McConnell. ❤

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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