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Two Hours to Go & One More Quick Question

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On the Road - Fall 2009

I have one more question before CC’s seventy two hour experiment comes to an end…

If you could go anywhere, and stay there free of charge, and maybe even get paid to be there; where would it be?!?

 

A (Yummy) Example of the Benefits of Social Media!

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This pic taken by Rachel (Lost in the Attic with Cupcakes) of Blosm and her Cuppa

So, a week or two ago I mentioned my friend Michael Markley’s natural whipped cream company, Blosm in a Valentine’s post.  My friend Rachel (a fellow foodie, to be sure) was intrigued and next thing you know she is featuring Blosm on her delightful blog…

www.LostInTheAttic.typepad.com

I love the synergy of the blogosphere and am proud to be a part of such a community.  Thank you Rachel for introducing Michael and Blosm to your readers; I know they will be thanking you as well once they get their hands on their own can of Blosm!

A Quick Question

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We are twelve hours into the 72 Hour experiment and I have a quick question for you. 

Have you, or your business, or a cause you believe in benefited from social media?  
 
(i.e. your Facebook Page(s), your Twitter Account, Linked In, your blog, linking websites with friends, etc)? 
 
We would love for you to tell us about it by leaving a comment on this post…
 

Be Part of the Excitement!

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Breakthrough

CC is conducting an experiment for an Escape Artist article (written by yours truly) highlighting the benefits of social media. Our goal is to quadruple our number of blog hits in 72 hours, starting…NOW!

***Will you ask your peeps to visit www.CaretakingCouple.wordpress.com as well?***

If they enjoy it, they can sign up to receive e-mail alerts and/or even leave a comment or two…it’ll be fun!

If this experiment is a success I will post the article/stats here on our blog. 

PS I know I typically bribe you all with a contest; but let’s just say your reward this time will be our sincere gratitude and appreciation : )

Keeping in Touch (Part II)

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Got Thoughts?

Thanks to Keeping in Touch (Part I) I received several letters these past few weeks, each one deliciously written by hand.  Highlights include a card with teacups and coffee mugs on it’s cover, bought along with an assortment at an estate sale.  The letter inside was thick and juicy, it’s author having been a writer of newspaper articles at one time.  Then there was the sparkly fairy card with a photo and new (and exciting) business card enclosed – how fun is that?  Then, the card-as-art; sweet black and white satin-like dress flowing in the wind, handmade with such detail that everyone who saw it wanted to know if cardmaking was what the giver did for a living.  And the fuzzy fall flower card.  I even received a post-it note attached to a pair of dual purpose pink slippers (they polish the hardwood floors – I am not kidding).  I have not worn them, because they are considered my first Christmas present and are going under the Christmas tree…You are getting the idea, I am sure…each piece of mail gave me pause for thought and sentiment.  Delightful, really. 
This year, I am writing out Christmas cards.  In time for Christmas.  I did this religiously when I was younger.   The older generation still makes this a priority and I am determined to keep the tradition alive.  Are you writing out Christmas cards?  And yes, sending picture postcards of your kids totally counts in my book.  A picture; a thousand words.  I love pictures of other peoples kids!  Or their new home, or their animals.  LOVE THEM.  I save them and savour them years later. Let that be some consolation to those of you who I have let down over the years in the “keeping in touch” department. 
Thank you to everyone who has kept in touch by commenting on our blog.  Tomorrow is the last date to enter your comment(s) into our First Annual Christmastime Contest drawing.  I will announce the lucky winner before bedtime tomorrow night…

Great New York Times Article on Caretaking

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Today, I am researching all things caretaking.  There is so much more info out there now!  When I was caretaking in my early twenties, it was word of mouth alone…no forums or links to articles or websites (that I knew of, anyway).  Still, I managed to keep myself busy; oftentimes I would go from sit to sit. 

Now it is easier to find quality caretaking jobs/caretakers than ever.  And no, I am not getting paid by anyone in the industry to say this – I am just a big fan of living simply and within one’s means (better late than never).  Anyway, here is the link to the interesting NYT article…

www.nytimes.com/2009/05/15/greathomesanddestinations/15caretaker.html?_r=1

Pretty cool, eh?  If you have any great pieces of information on this subject please let me know.  My goal is to have this site be an interactive point of reference for anyone interested in caretaking as well as a great way to keep in touch with everyone while on our caretaking adventures…