Hello from glorious North Vancouver Island off Canada’s West Coast. My name is Cynthia and I’m pleased to be Cindi’s ‘guest blogger’ today.
Like Cindi, I’m a blogging Boomer Gram– she and I met on the Grandparent Bloggers group on Blogcatalog (and if this also describes you, please join us!). Most of my previous off-line career was spent as a social worker, counseling women who had experienced relationship abuses. In June 2004 I volunteered to help out with our Association’s National Convention, and then I promptly went into six months (overdue) stress leave, and that led to “early retirement”. We sold out in Saskatoon (hmm… sounds like a country tune) and moved west to where our younger son was living.
We bought a big 70s box of a house with glimpses of Comox Harbor.
For a while we were a multi-family household, sharing space with our two adult kids, daughter-in-law and grandbaby. Today it is back to being just the old fella and I, chatting back and forth between offices across the foyer from each other. He does his financial wizardry (thank goodness!)with the stock market and I, like Cindi, am immersed in the more socio-economic on-line world. I have a few bob-lines out there in the ether as an internet affiliate, a long-ish term involvement with network marketing in Young Living Essential Oils and I’m working on a recent project to bring the affiliates and the network marketing together into a successful monetized business site. I’m really excited about that enterprise. My downline and I are working together to help each other with a synergy that just didn’t exist before. We have an exciting sense of “coming into our power” as creative, self-directed women of rich, varied life experiences. Take a look around the Web today and see what is evolving… women are a presence to be reckoned with!
Like Cindi, I found my way into internet marketing via blogs. Don’t blogs seem like a natural and womanly medium for communication? Many of us mid-life women have ventured out from the more introspective blogs (although we often continue build that in)into a nice knit of wisdom, warmth and market savvy. In effect, we’ve moved from the ‘home’ into the cyber-bazaar, chatting amongst the stalls, sharing our daily musings and our experiences while talking up our carefully selected wares for sale. I don’t think there is a category of blogs that women are not represented in as leaders. It’s our ‘thing’. Because women are traditionally the ‘keepers of the flame’– the nurturers and home-keepers– it is no surprise to find that smart, eco-conscious women are also driving the market. Cindi’s involvement with Affordable Mineral Make-Up is an example of that trend. Do you find that on any men’s blogsites yet?
I have selected a couple of my blogs for your sampling: my Granny Xpress blogs (I have one in WordPress and one in Blogger formats) allow me to explore what it means for me to be a grandmother in the 21st Century. I blog about my fascination with alternative health and wellness at Raw Genesis and Healthia Cynthia sites. And in my Whirled Soup Blog I get into the real heart of nurturing with soup recipes and lore. If you want healthy vegetarian soup recipes delivered right to your email box, Click Here and fill out the form in the left border.
Thanks, Cindi, this was fun! I look forward to your ‘guest blog’ on my GrannyX site!
Why does network marketing sound so good in theory…
yet never seem to play out that way in practice?
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