As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"


Thirsty 4 Thursday

I am a writer—yes! I love what I do, but I am equally, a marketer too. My hope is that one day, I’ll be able to say, I’m a 90% writer and 10% marketer, but realistically, I do not see that happening for a few years while I build up my author platform. That in mind, I have been working as a 90% marketer for the past two months as I learn the ropes about marketing my books. However, I can say that I’m close to getting back to what I love best. In the meantime, I read, and research, and improve. My latest venture is my two week old website, which because of my efforts receives about 200 visitors a day. The secret is using the tools made available like permalinks and backlinks, but mostly by keeping fresh content up on my site. I’m doing an experiment right now and recording the hits I get within a 24-hour period. What I’ve discovered is that when I post fresh content—I get visitors, but it drops off slightly between posts. My new author website is at http://www.theresasneed.com/
Theresa, I am hoping you will return and share your marketing skills.
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