The weekly friday review from Adlandpro
Starting out the Friday review – A small reminder to everyone that when you are uploading images to your blog or if you want to share an image on the Adlandpro wall, make sure that you have hyphens in between the words.
For example on this image
You can see how I have “linked the words together” with hyphens.If you try to just use words, then images won’t show. Here is that same image in the URL form so that you can see how it looks
Diane wrote a post back in December about using images for blog posts that will give you more information on the topic of using images for blogs.
I have noticed a member has been offering all kinds of Adlandpro tips for everyone on the wall and wanted to say a big thank you to Mary Bird for talking to people about how to use Adlandpro to get the most out their membership.
“Tip 6 do not put your biz as your picture,unless you own it.
People join people,not a faceless person.Would you eat lunch
with a unknown person with a paper bag over their head?”
The Adlandpro blogging community is revealing a new feature starting February 1, 2014 so stay tuned for the announcement. If you need a hint, its all about rewarding authors and commenters and its something that both Diane and I have been working very hard on to bring you the best of the best value for being a part of the Adlandpro blogging community. If you are new to reading the Social Media and Marketing blog, I highly suggest you subscribe to my updates so that you will get the news faster.
A few posts to share from the Adlandpro blogging community are:
Improving Communication Skills Will Improve Your Business
Human rights – The Modern challenge
Principles For Success For Internet Marketing
What to do, If your Facebook Account is Hacked
This Friday Review Recipe card was shared by Myrna Ferguson and don’t forget you can pin this recipe to your cookie board on Pinterest or download to keep in your cookie file.
Time now for the Friday news inspirational corner and time to end our weekly review. I hope you have a great weekend and if you have comments or thoughts that you would like to share..the comment box is below you 🙂
How many marbles do you have?
The older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, of maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.
A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the kitchen, with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time.
Let me tell you about it. I turned the volume up on my radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning talk show. I heard an older sounding chap with a golden voice. You know the kind, he sounded like he should be in the broadcasting business himself.
He was talking about “a thousand marbles” to someone named “Tom”. I was intrigued and sat down to listen to what he had to say. “Well, Tom, it sure sounds like you’re busy with your job. I’m sure they pay you well but it’s a shame you have to be away from home and your family so much. Hard to believe a young fellow should have to work sixty or seventy hours a week to make ends meet. Too bad you missed your daughter’s dance recital. ” He continued, “Let me tell you something Tom, something that has helped me keep a good perspective on my own priorities.” And that’s when he began to explain his theory of a “thousand marbles.”
“You see, I sat down one day and did a little arithmetic. The average person lives about seventy-five years. I know, some live more and some live less, but on average, folks live about seventy-five years.” “Now then, I multiplied 75 times 52 and I came up with 3900 which is the number of Saturdays that the average person has in their entire lifetime.
“Now stick with me Tom, I’m getting to the important part. “It took me until I was fifty-five years old to think about all this in any detail”, he went on, “and by that time I had lived through over twenty-eight hundred Saturdays. “I got to thinking that if I lived to be seventy-five, I only had about a thousand of them left to enjoy. “So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. “I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in my workshop next to the radio. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away.
“I found that by watching the marbles diminish, I focused more on the really important things in life. There is nothing like watching your time here on this earth run out to help get your priorities straight. “Now let me tell you one last thing before I sign-off with you and take my lovely wife out for breakfast. This morning, I took the very last marble out of the container. I figure if I make it until next Saturday then God has blessed me with a little extra time to be with my loved ones…… “It was nice to talk to you Tom, I hope you spend more time with your loved ones, and I hope to meet you again someday. Have a good morning!”
You could have heard a pin drop when he finished. Even the show’s moderator didn’t have anything to say for a few moments. I guess he gave us all a lot to think about. I had planned to do some work that morning, then go to the gym. Instead, I went upstairs and woke my wife up with a kiss. “C’mon honey, I’m taking you and the kids to breakfast.” “What brought this on?” she asked with a smile. “Oh, nothing special,” I said. ” It has just been a
long time since we spent a Saturday together with the kids. Hey, can we stop at a toy store while we’re out? I need to buy some marbles.”