Friday, 3 May 2013

I've Made Friday Week 57

Good Morning Everyone.
I hope you are all having a good week
and are looking forward to the weekend.

I haven't got any crochet finishes this week.
We have finished our family project 
for Little Red to take to school:
 The background that turns from night to day.
Little Red painted it all by himself.
The automata.
as it turns the Hedgehog and Badger
come out at night
and when it turns to day they pop back into their holes.
It was nice making things as a family.  
It was something that hubby enjoyed making as it was
a "machine"


I've finished a few books this week:

The First is the book 
by Brent Riggs
If you haven't heard of Brent Riggs he is a very successful blogger
and has been blogging since the start.
He has gained so much knowledge and shares so much!
The book is a compilation of his best tips, tricks, lessons learned, 
and advice about blogging specifically, 
and indirectly about doing “business on-line.” 

Each item is explained and discussed. 
There is sooo much information held in this book. 
As a newbie it's brilliant to learn how to create your posts
to how to increase traffic to your blog.

If you are already a blogger then this book will
give you hints and tips of how to keep and increase your followers.

Now Brent does run this as a business so he does plug his other services
but why shouldn't he when he is helping bloggers out.

I did find it a bit repetitive in places but this was to get you
to take note of the most important things.
I've taken loads of notes whilst reading it and am going
to start deciding what I can do to keep this blog
going in the right direction.

I read:
5 Steps to Successfully Start a Crochet Business
This free ebook by Sedruola's Yarn Obsession
Is a fantastic quick read with some really useful
hints and tips to get you started.
It gives you a good place to start
and gets you thinking and deciding what's
best for your crochet business.
Well worth a read if you are just starting out.
It's also useful if you want to make sure
that you are hitting your target potential customers.

I also finished:
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
This is a free book on Books Should be Free
I really enjoyed this book at the start
and enjoyed quite a few parts of the book.
My only issue is that he seems to say a bit too much!
I also had to remember it was written in the 1800's.
Due to this fact it can be sexiest and some of the thoughts are old fashioned.
However there were quite a few things that made me laugh and made me think.
Even after all this time quite a lot of the things said
are still pertinent to today's society. 
The book is a story about a man who builds himself a small house
near a pond.
Whilst he is alone he uses his time to think his philological thoughts.
He thinks so deeply about even the smallest thing.
I give this book 3 1/2 out of 5.

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4 comments:

  1. Amazing family project!

    Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks. It took a while but Little Red loved taking it to school to show his friends. It was good for hubby as well as it was a bit more technical so it was more interesting for him. I've ordered a few books with the designs in ready so it's easier to make. We'll hopefully be making them when Little Red is off for half term.

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  2. I hope Little Red had fun showing the project off at school.

    I don't think I could have read the blogging book. Good for you making it through. I read too many tech books for work so I never pick them for my "fun reads"

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    1. He really enjoyed it and his friends enjoyed it to. It's come back in pieces but it was worth it.

      I've bought him a couple of books with them in so that we can make some together at half term. I'm looking forward to it as it teaches them so much in a fun way.

      I don't often read tech books. I'm the same I prefer a fun read - well usually a good murder, vampire or witch ;-). I'm back to my favorites at the moment.

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