Yams, sweetpotatoes, call them what you will, they are delicious. And everything, yes everything, is better with bacon. So what could be better than bacon wrapped sweet potato? I can’t think of anything just at the moment. Bacon wrapped sweet potatoes are not only mouthwateringly delicious, they’re also very easy to prepare.
I’m not sure if you can call this a recipe. But I do know that I prepare this delectable treat about twice a month. Here goes. Read the rest of this entry →
Some people are content to let things flow in their own course and time, and others will move mountains to make things happen. Emi from Hectanooga ~ I didn’t make that word up, that’s where she’s from ~ is the second kind of person.
A retired woman, in her late 60′s, would have every reason to coast along in life. Every reason to kick back, and not spend time learning new things or forging new paths. Right? Most people would answer ‘yes.’ Retirement is the time to take it easy — Not so for Emi.
She saw retirement as an opportunity to buy a new computer, to learn about the power of the internet, and to develop her crochet hobby that began as a young girl – A girl who lived in Hectanooga, which was “so far in the woods that you had to come out to go hunting.”
What Emi did is astounding. She took a computer, the internet and her love for crochet and design and she turned them into something bigger than all of them put together. She has become a YouTube Mogul.
On March 23, 2011 Emi uploaded her first video to YouTube and today, 17 months later, she has over 12,000 subscribers and nearly 5,000,000 video views. Holy Cow! She’s recently started a blog to compliment her youtube channel. Check it out here, it’s called HectanoogaPatterns. On YouTube and on her blog she teaches people to crochet and posts free patterns for items she has designed so people can make them for themselves. How awesome is that?
I’ve asked Emi to write a guest blog post for me, look for it soon! Have you ever watched one of her videos?
The Guest Post can be found here.
How do you blog? I’ve recently had a question from a reader regarding how to start a blog. Rather than answer the question privately, I thought I’d post a blog entry about it.
When I got started blogging I knew nothing about blogging. Nothing! So, I had to do a fair amount of research and it was a learning curve for sure!
1. First thing you should do is sign up for a hosting package. I researched several hosting sites and the one that came up on top was HostGator. It has tons of services included like a website builder, SEO tools, and it’s compatible with WordPress.org. When you sign up for HostGator you can also choose and register a domain name. A domain name is the .com name that you use for your blog. ThisBlogIsForWomen.com for example.
HostGator has an online chat assistance, they helped me a lot when I was getting things started! You can commit for only a month if you like! Nothing to lose!
Once you’ve installed wordpress, you can choose a theme “background” and start posting!
The great thing about wordpress is that it is customizable, you can add widgets if you want to. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that wordpress.com is the same as wordpress.org. It’s not.
They are both free, but the .com has many limitations, and I recommend going with .org right away so you don’t have to try to learn both of them, like I did.
That’s it! Just 2 steps to get you started on your path to blogging! Blogging is a great hobby and the monthly costs of a blog is than a coffee date!