How to Start and Manage Your Blog in 2017

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   Starting a blog can become overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. I started my blog in 2011 and had no idea how or what I would write about. I did not know the first thing about blogging but read somewhere on the internet that people were blogging. It wasn’t until 2013 that I learned key strategies to blogging. I searched online and watched YouTube videos. So today I will give useful tools on How to Start and Manage Your Blog in 2017.   Let’s get Started. 1. First thing you should do is think of a Name or Title for your blog. Some bloggers will call this a “Niche.” Decide whether you want to share information or promote products. Originally, when I started, I chose the name “TOPAdvisor.”  My blog categories are health, education, write poetry, product reviews, and diy projects. My […]

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Blogging With WordPress

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Before I talk about Blogging With WordPress, I will give you a brief encounter of the kind. I trained using the PC computer during the dark ages when MS-DOS was the thing. Many of you have no idea what I’m talking about or perhaps you’ve read on the history of the personal computer. It was the most complicated system and I hated it. That was during the eighties and mid-nineties. Years later when Microsoft Windows came along it was like WOW! Where have you been? To summarize, I have come a long way in the use of the PC so Windows seems like a piece of cake, most times and Blogging With WordPress is a joy!     After learning about the Blogging With WordPress in 2011 I got on the bandwagon and immediately it a try. Well I had nothing from the earlier years after […]

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How Do You Measure Your School Leadership?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin School staff regularly complain about their leaders’ roles as “paper pushers” and “mandate followers.” But keep in mind school leaders are given the mandates by their school boards and superintendents. If they do not follow orders they are soon replaced. What happened to Principals being visionary leaders and How Do You Measure Your School Leadership?   In this post I will state what the role of an instructional leader and required expectations. In addition, I’ve included suggestions on improving schools to develop better mastery of students’ learning.   School districts around the country are posting job vacancies for school principals as instructional leadership. Below is an example of a Texas school district’s job posting for a principal position:   INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP “Behind every effective teacher is an effective campus leader. Our principals’ main goal is coaching and developing their teachers through regular observation and constructive feedback. Campus leaders […]

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What Happens to the Body With Vitamin D Deficiency

What comes to mind when we think of Vitamin D? The body gets Vitamin D when UVB radiation in sunlight hits the skin. The amount of vitamin D a body produces is directly related to UVB exposure. With winter months now in session, people who live in regions like Denver, Philadelphia, Illinois and areas north during cold months receive little or no form of UVB. So the body isn’t producing any vitamin D. In this post on What Happens to the Body With Vitamin D Deficiency, I will explain how vitamin D can bring positive results to your health.    Vitamin D From the Sun When your body experiences the sun’s rays the fat soluble vitamin goes to the liver and kidneys and delivered to your body tissues. If you live in the southern part of the country you will receive direct sunlight several times a week. On the other hand, living in the norther part of […]

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Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims

The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) of 2010 has been the subject of debate since it was first introduced. Healthcare reform has made it possible for millions of Americans to get insurance and make monthly premiums affordable. The Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims are many. There have been many complaints of the high premium cost especially from the middle class and congress. But the middle class has benefited overwhelmingly from this health care reform.   Let’s look at the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) Facts and False Claims. Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insured were often dropped by their insurance company for pre-existing conditions. Before the Affordable Care Act millions of American with health problems were without insurance coverage. In 2015, 1 in 8 Americans received monthly premium coverage less than $100. In 2016, 1 in 7 who renewed their coverage received premium benefits of less than $75. […]

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How to Protect Your Social Security for Retirement

Social Security Facts Approximately 55 million Americans rely on Social Security benefits in retirement. How to Protect Your Social Security for Retirement begins today. The amount of money one receives monthly depends on work history and age when you apply for benefits. Technically full retirement age begins at age 66. In 2018, a person born in 1952 can receive about $1,300 in retirement benefits at age 66. Should you decide to take your benefits at age 62 your check will be reduced by 25% or $975 monthly.   Why Postponing Social Security May Be a Lucrative Decision For every year you delay taking Social Security, the program boosts your monthly check by 7-8 percent.  This is in addition to any cost-of-living increases over those years.   Retiring at age 70 guarantees inflation-adjusted income stream that’s 76 percent higher for the rest of their lives. On the other hand to brings your total to about $1,716 monthly or total $350,000 for […]

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Protect Your Medical ID like You Would Your Credit Card

There is no protection for medical identity theft. Therefore, it is advisable to Protect Your Medical ID like You Would Your Credit Card. Medical ID theft is on the rise by roughly 20%. Thefts use your insurance or personal information to get medical treatment, medication, medical equipment, and medical benefits such as medicare or Medicaid. Unlike credit card fraud, there are no protection against this loss. When crooks steal your medical information your insurer will bill you for the charges incurred.   Medical Identity Theft is Costly Unlike credit cards where the creditor gives customers protection for credit card theft, medical identity theft becomes the consumer’s responsibility. This is an unfortunate responsibility since medical Medical insurance protect the consumer from unwanted illness. Medical Identity theft to the consumer is costly. In 2014, 65% of victims had to pay an average of $13,500 to resolve the crime. Others lost their health insurance or […]

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Why Measuring Up to Other’s Expectations Cause Stress

Do you often get the feeling that your success or failures are compared to others? Perhaps your parents compared you to siblings especially if both are male or female. Parents compare their children throughout their lives. Can we understand Why Measuring Up to Other’s Expectations Cause Stress when it doesn’t have to?   Perhaps you’ve been compared to one or more persons in your life time because it’s a way of life. Making comparisons to objects or things is helpful when making a choice. Such as, when you decide to buy a car. You will look at a variety of makes and models before you decide. You choose the vehicle that gives you more value. The same approach occurs when you compare service providers.   In this post I will offer reasons why measuring up to other’s expectation cause stress and what can one do or not do to avoid such habits.   Why parents compare siblings It […]

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