All posts filed under: Small business

Access to photos

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Journal Blog / online shopping / Small business / Wisdom

I would love to have greater access to photos on the internet but I want to do it legally and ethically – i.e. I don’t want to breach copyright or use someone’s work without their approval. I am open to paying a subscription fee if it provides me with what I want. The photos would be sometimes used in my blog but may also be used in my business and on Facebook. Currently I use […]

DP Challenge: Procrastination

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Acceptance / Dreams / internet / online shopping / Small business / Social media / technology / The workplace

Recently while talking to some people I had just met, I realised how often my lifestyle decisions are based on doing things online. I met my husband online and I am a member of Weight Watchers online. I order my groceries online and buy my books the same way. I have personal Facebook page and business Facebook page plus I have this blog and another business blog. I do online research and read the news […]

Any port in a storm

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Blog 2013 / flowers / forgiveness / Political / Small business / You must be kidding?

I found this ticket among my photos and had a chuckle at the memory of that night. My work colleague and I attended the function as we shared office space with the Small Business people plus we thought we should show our support. It was a formal affair so Chris and I had to find something suitable for the occasion. We both found lovely formal gowns at the right price. Their earlier life was in […]

Bad hair day!

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funny / Small business / Wisdom / Writing

Yesterday I had my hair done (coloured), as I do on a fairly regular basis. Nothing unusual in that? Well, it nearly became exciting. My hairdresser is located in a small shopping complex not far from my home.  I was a little early and placed in front of the mirror straight away and the magic chemicals (hair dye) applied to the roots of my hair to hide any grey ones creeping in unnoticed. With that done, they put a timer on for when it needed to be […]

Red dirt and Iron Mountains – Living in the Pilbara

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Geography / I believe that... / Pilbara / politics / PostaDay 2011 / Small business

In 1988 I met and married a man from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. He worked as a driller for Mt Newman Mining Co. which later became BHP Billiton, based in the township of Newman. Newman is within the East Pilbara Shire which covers an area of 378,533 square kilometres. The region is known for its rich mining and pastoral industries. It also takes in parts of the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts and the historic […]

All About Words W.A.

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Motivation / Small business / technology / Writing

It took me a long time to think of a name that encompassed all the different aspects of my interest in writing – All About Words WA (ie Western Australia) fitted the bill and I registered it as a Business Name. When it came time to choosing a name for my blog it was the logical choice. Today I changed the theme of my blog from Coraline to ChaoticSoul. It is great to get access to these opportunities through WordPress. I do like change. […]

Chilled out…

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I believe that... / I feel... / Motivation / Small business / Wisdom / Wisdom too late / Writing

Some days there are just so many things to think about and to do. Where do I start? I haven’t written a proper blog for several days – how frustrating. I just don’t seem to be in the flow at the moment. What to do? Fortunately I remembered how important it is to sit down and write all the things that are on my mind. Once I wrote down my list I felt a bit […]

I had a good day today!

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Small business

I was home all day today and I dedicated the time to setting up my new website. I felt it could be challenging so I was a bit nervous about taking it on. I am NOT an IT person and acknowledge I have a lot to learn, but I really enjoyed my day. You can visit my site if you at Yes, WordPress  has great web builder software and it is mostly fairly easy to use. I […]

Why is linking up so hard?

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Political / Small business / Wisdom too late

At work today I was pondering the reality that, on the hand, there are so many services provided by government and community organisations, and, on the other hand, there are so many people in desperate need of these services! How is it then that so often people in need do not have access to what can help them? I have heard it said recently that our region is very poorly catered for in mental health services. There are […]

Desperately seeking…

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Motivation / Small business / Writing

What more can I do? In my quest to become self-employed I have used a range of strategies. The following are examples of what I have done: designed some business cards describing the writing services I offer and distributed them on notice boards and to friends and contacts emailed a range of community organisations offering my writing services emailed the editors of my local newspapers and offered to write for them on a part-time or […]