Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you have a beautiful day. Today couples all over the world will be celebrating their love for each other. I’m happily single. I don’t have a man to buy presents for me or spoil me. Nor do I have a man to spoil or buy presents for. But there is a man I want to celebrate today. He’s my dad, and my hero.
I’m sharing a post I wrote on my other blog with you. Because I want everyone to know about my wonderful dad. Valentines Day is about love. It doesn’t have to be about the love of a husband. And I don’t think love should be celebrated on just one day. It should be celebrated all year round.
I want to make use of this opportunity to share my love for my dad.
This is the third post for Ruth Synder’s Writers’ Blog Hop. This week, it’s a character sketch about our hero. My hero is my dad. I wanted to share a little about him and how he affected my life.
My new life
I stared miserably through the car window. Thick grey fog danced around us. My dad’s face gazed rigidly ahead. He looked like he was getting ready to take a photograph. My mother sat solemnly beside him, mouth spiralled into a frown. Next to me in the back of the beige Morris Minor car sat my little sister. Her eyes roamed over my body like a revolving yo-yo.
I recently told you that I’ll be changing the theme and direction of Miraculous Ladies. I’m a little behind because I’ve been working on my copywriting business. But I didn’t want to leave you hanging. So, I’m sharing some inspiration about being an entrepreneur.
The entrepreneur’s journey is not easy. You’ll face challenges. Especially during the early days. There’ll be ups and downs as you set yourself up in business. You’ll have days when doubts will try to dominate your mind. Questions of uncertainty will fly through your head. And the fear of the unknown will make you want to pack it in.
But hold on! Don’t give up before you even start. This article is not meant to scare you. But, to prepare you. Nothing good in life comes easily. And the most successful people are the ones who persevere, work hard and stay focused.
Have you read any of my old blog posts? If not, I’ve got a treat for you.
I told you in my latest post that Miraculous Ladies will be changing direction soon. I will be updating my theme with a new yummy look. I’m also working on an awesome FREE product to give your for standing by me.
I haven’t done much to show my appreciation. You deserve a big Thank You and more!
Oh yea, before I forget to tell you. Miraculous Ladies will be offline for a few days. It could be this week or next. It depends when I get the time to update the theme. Please be patient with me while I work behind the scenes to give you a gorgeous looking new blog.
Lastly, I’ve put together five of my favourite humorous, ‘blast from the past’ blog posts for you.
Curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea or coffee. Relax, read and have a laugh.
Without further ado, here is my treat for the week for you.
My plan for 2014 is to turn Miraculous Ladies into a blog to support mature entrepreneur ladies over 40. In my 2013 Christmas article I mentioned that this blog will be changing directions. It’s something I’ve considered for a few months.
The reason why I created this blog was to share knowledge, inspire, educate and motivate ladies. I’ve done that in many ways. But now I want to do more. It’s time to use Miraculous Ladies to help you start the business you’ve dreamed of.
Why mature entrepreneur ladies?
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The annual report for my blog for 2013 was incredible. Thanks for viewing, reading and commenting. I was thrilled to find out that I had readers from 190 countries. I appreciate every one of you.
Number of total views for 2013
Over 81,000 people viewed Miraculous Ladies. I had no idea that my blog reached so many people.
Most Popular Posts
Although I’m not talking about SEO keywords here, using them directed readers to my blog.
I check my Jetpack Stats daily to find out which keywords are getting readers to my blog. Although I wrote the two top posts in 2011 and 2012 they still attract a lot of readers every day.
These are the most popular posts:
I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you for your loyalty and support throughout 2013. I couldn’t have done it without you.
I created Miraculous Ladies to share knowledge, inspire and motivate you. And I’m happy to say you’ve inspired and motivated me as well.
Thank you so much!
To show my appreciation I am sharing lots of Christmas love, cheer and some of your wonderful comments.
I stumbled upon your blog or rather article when reading Mary Kay Ash’s post on good blogging/writing etc sent to me by a friend.
We have something in common or rather many things. We are strong black women.
We rushed into blogging head dip (It took me a crash 48 hours to set up mine I thought it were that easy) and we won’t quit.
I started last night and so I consider myself saved from drowning by reading such inspiring articles.
Thank you and dare we all thank Mary K Ash once more.
Cheers – Marie from Brussels ( and oh in my case I don’t wanna let down my 3 boys …)
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