Completing my first blog on April 29, 2009, to meet the April 30th deadline to post a book review on visionary pastor, Dr. Bill Winston’s book “Transform Your Thinking, Transform Your Life” was a challenge for me. You see I am not very computer savvy. I am the last one at work who wanted to use the computer and was happy to learn to answer emails and to learn how to attach a document to an email. Wow. Beyond that well… I was satisfied with that. Many fantastic attributes of the computer and what it could do was of no interest to me or I was frustrated at attempting to learn how to make the steps. My secretary is precious to me , so while others used their computers to pump out legal work etc, not me. I turned all assignments in by hand. Email, articles on the Internet, type a few notes I did. However, at home I did write some articles , notes for my book on the computer , my Sunday School Lesson plan and others. I just did the ordinary basics.
When American Christian Writer President , Pam Perry ,challenged us to do a book review on one of two books on a blog, I thought blog who wants to do that? ( firstname.lastname@example.org,) I needed to renew my mind about blogging because I would not even read blogs except that of the great Christian PR marketing coach Pam Perry’s. To tell the truth I never thought it was a blog -it was so power packed with great articles, PR nuggets and etc. It was informative ,attractive,and inspirational. However, I never understood all the side bars or used them. I signed up and decided to take the challenge and was assigned Bill Winston’s book about transforming your thinking. How ironic.
I needed to change the way I thought about blogging, twittering , face book etc. It was easier said than done for me. Pam conducted a teleseminar and entrepreneur and “techie” guy Ralph Claxton. joined us. I heard them on the line, took notes, but I was still lost and could not keep us with the easy steps Ralph told them about. So when Ralph email@example.com told us about his WordPress Blogging School and the discount he was offering I decided to take the course. (Ralph has about 3 businesses and ladies he has a CCW class. Go to his learn a niche web site) http://learnaniche.com
Ralph was very helpful and his seven video course interesting. Ralph went beyond the call of duty to help me set up a new computer, purchase a domain and to select a host. Of course I selected Ralph’s business(nichebloghost.com) as a host. He responded with patience to my emails and calls. Thanks Ralph. However, every step on the video was still a challenge to me. I still have not used my new blog which he hosts under my new domain name because I had a few challenges applying the necessary steps. (That is due to my slowness and not the class) One night I tried for hours to get through the blog process to no avail.
Desperate ,I emailed Shekini Jennnings , hhtp://shekinijennings.wordpress.com/ . I have never met this kind woman ,but she helped me to apply a picture and to get through the process. Thank you. Just to show how challenging it was ,even after she helped me ,my picture did not post and the blog was terrible. The next day she called and walked me through it again ( I was too embarrassed to call her because I did not want to unduly bother her so it was a blessing when she called to check on me). When it posted I was excited.
On Wednesday April 29th I was on the “New Voice” blogtalk radio show www.blogtalkradio.com/the-new-voice ,
with the visionary and international missionary and entrepreneur Minetta Hare talking about prayer. I will be on blog talk radio for the next 8 weeks. I am slowly getting it Pam , Ralph, and Minetta of the ministry and business benefits of the Internet and the various avenues one has to be a blessing in the kingdom and to grow his or her business. So therefore my new blog and domain name ,the-lady-of-prayer.com , which Ralph helped me to set up,will be useful. I will make an effort to continue to renew my mind about blogging and get out of my comfort zone as Bill Winston’s book challenged. Now I guess I will see what twittering is all about, maybe. Last month I had no interest. Blogging is enough hard work for me.