Reblog: Don’t Do for Others What They Can Do for Themselves: North Shore Care Supply


Reblog: “Don’t Do for Others What They Can Do for Themselves” by Joan Y. Edwards – North Shore Care Supply Blog

A couple of weeks ago, Adam Greenberg, owner/President of North Shore Care Products asked me on LinkedIn if I would be a guest on their blog. Thank you, Adam.

Wow! What an honor! I hope you’ll stop by! Feel free to email Adam at info@northshorecare.com and let him know you liked it.

http://www.northshorecare.com/blog/dont-do-it-for-them-help-them/

Here’s the beginning paragraph.

Many times in life you see others struggling to accomplish something. You are tempted to do it for them. That shows your compassion. You can do it easier than they can. It’ll be a more-perfect job. However, don’t do for others what they can do for themselves. Show respect for them. Make them stronger and more confident so they can continue to do it for themselves. Don’t do it for them; help them achieve it. Be a partner, not a solo.

To read more, go to: http://www.northshorecare.com/blog/dont-do-it-for-them-help-them/

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Live with Enthusiasm
Celebrate Each Step You Take

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Happy 7th Blogaversary, Never Give Up Blog


Happy 7th Blogaversary

Happy 7th Blogaversary

“Happy 7th Blogaversary, Never Give Up Blog” by Joan Y. Edwards

Giveaway: Details at end of post.

Today marks the 7th Blogaversary for my Never Give Up Blog! I started this blog on October 9, 2009. Here are the number of views on October 31st each year (This year’s is for October 9th):

Number of Views on October 31st

2009            113

2010        3,631 

2011      14,857 

2012     34,940 

2013     78,500 

2014   174,960

2015   285,384

October 9, 2016   385,573

Thank you for reading my blog posts. Thank you for sharing them in emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Thank you to the 367 email subscribers! Thank you to those who leave comments. Since 2009, there have been over 3,000 comments from you. I treasure those of you who leave comments. You fill my heart with joy and provide readers with great ideas and information. Thank you to the following people who left the most comments of the last 1,000 comments: Linda Martin Andersen, Carol Baldwin, Kathleen Burkinshaw, Sandra Warren, Joan Reid, and June Phyllis Baker. I sent each of them a free “You are Amazing” image.

The top 16 posts on my blog since 2009 are:
1. 40 Publishers Who Accept Unsolicited Manuscripts
2. 
22 Literary Agents Who Are Looking for You
3. Home page / Archives
4. How Many Words Should Your Sentences Contain?
5. 7 Questions to Make Sure Your Plot Has Believable Consequences
6. Family Sewing Projects – Jedi Robes and Princess Leia Ponchos
7. What Is the Purpose of Dialogue in Your Story?
8. Put Universal Conflict, Theme, and Emotions in Your Story
9. What Is Your Story’s Premise? Editors Want to Know
10. What Are Easy Readers?
11. Twelve Ways to Get Over Disappointment
12. About Me
13. 17 Days to Repaint a Wooden French Provincial Bed
14. Wonderfully Funny Analogies and Metaphors

15. Week 1
16. Pub Subbers

I interviewed many people on my blog and I reblogged articles from blogs I knew you’d want to see.

GIVEAWAY went to Maureen Crites. Congratulations.

As a way to celebrate the 7th Blogaversary, I offered a free paperback copy of Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass and the Workbook to accompany it to one of the people who left a comment on my blog between October 9, 2016 and midnight on October 20, 2016.

Here are the names of the five people who left comments and wanted to be included for the contest. Carol Baldwin left a comment but didn’t want to be included because she already has a copy.

  1. Joan Reid
  2. Karen Tomas
  3. Maureen Crites
  4. Sandra Warren
  5. Megan Vance

Random.org chose number 3, so hip hip hooray, Maureen Crites is the winner. Maureen, send me your snail mail address to joanyedwards1@gmail.com so I can send you the book and workbook. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it.

To leave a comment, click on comment and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Live with Enthusiasm
Celebrate Each Step You Take

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“Sharks and Minnows” by Joy Acey


Today I’ve chosen to reblog Joy Acey’s poetry blog. She is the Princess of Poetry. She’s been writing a poem a day since 2011! She is amazing. I hope you’ll jump over to her blog. I know you’ll enjoy your time there. Each post is short and sometimes she draws pictures to illustrate her poems.

Reblogged from Joy Acey’s post on September 15, 2016.

“Have you ever played Sharks and Minnows in a swimming pool?  Have you played Marco Polo?  There are lots of tag games.  Can you name some others?”

And here’s the rest of Joy’s fun post about Sharks and Minnows and her fun illustration:
http://poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com/2016/09/sharks-and-minnows.html

Please leave her a comment on her blog and tell her how much fun she is. You can even put your comment in poetry format. That will make her smile really big.

 

Interviews with Joy Acey:

 

 

Kathleen Burkinshaw Won a Free Critique


 

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The Winner Is image Copyright 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

“Kathleen Burkinshaw Won a Free Critique” by Joan Y. Edwards

Winner:
Thank you to Dr. Bob Rich, Linda Andersen, and Kathleen Burkinshaw for leaving a comment before midnight, September 9, 2016 on  Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Contract with a Publisher/.

Random.org chose number 3 as the winner of the Givewawy. The winner of a free 1,000 word critique is Kathleen Burkinshaw.

Congratulations, Kathleen. Please send me 1000 words of the manuscript you’d like for me to critique for you to joanyedwards1@gmail.com

Thank you to all of you who read my blog. I appreciate you.

Never Give Up
Joan

Alana Mautone Won a Copy of New Leaf for Lyle by Holly Jahangiri


And the Winner Is...

Copyright © 2014 Joan Y. Edwards

Thank you to the seven people who left a comment. I appreciate you very much. You make my blog come to life.
1.    Carol Baldwin
2.    Kristen Duisky
3.    Sandra Warren
4.    Linda Andersen
5.    Ann Eisenstein
6.    Cat Michaels
7.    Alana Mautone

It is with pleasure that I announce that Random.org chose number 7 as the winner.

Alana Mautone, you won a free autographed paperback copy of Holly Jahangiri’s book, New Leaf for Lyle. Please send me your snail mail address so that Holly can send it to you (joanyedwards1@gmail.com)

Thank you, Holly Jahangiri for being a guest on my blog and for offering the free copy of your wonderful book and sharing your expertise with social media.

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Sarah Maury Swan’s “An Interview of the Amazing Joan Y. Edwards”


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Sarah Maury Swan, Author of “Terror’s Identity,” honored me and I bow humbly because she did a blog interview of me. She said I was very encouraging. I’m glad because I do like to encourage people to Never Give Up. She even tackled this with a new computer and included pictures, too. Hurray for Sarah and her new computer. I hope you’ll drop by and read it and share your thoughts and similar experiences with us on her blog. Thanks.

Sarah has followed my blog for a long time and was one of the first people to join the Pub Subbers Yahoo group. Thanks again, Sarah.

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What Is the Secure Link for Your WordPress Blog?


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“What Is the Secure Link for Your WordPress Blog?” by Joan Y. Edwards

When I signed up for WordPress in 2009, I let people know my blog by calling it: http://www.joanyedwards.wordpress.com. Perhaps you did, too. Don’t do that any more. It’s not secure. You and your readers might see this message:

“The owner of www.nnnname.wordpress.com has configured their website improperly.

To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.”

Now it is essential that you list your WordPress blog using the https:// on your business cards, websites, and emails:

Good Way: https://  No www:

Good way: https://name.wordpress.com

The “S” stands for secure.

When you use this with your WordPress blog title, you should be fine and dandy.

https://joanyedwards.wordpress.com

Make sure that all post links have the https in them and no www.

WordPress.com support helped me figure out how to stop receiving these messages. Thank you, WordPress support! https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/support

To share your experiences or leave me a comment, click comment below and scroll down to the bottom of the page. I’d love to hear from you.

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Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards

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