Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Author Stops in Washington, DC

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 3:02 pm on Friday, August 24, 2007


Thomas Jefferson penning the Declaration of Independence felt an appropriate image for today. (Photo credit: Thad Zajdowicz)

From Queensland, Australia, I flew overnight to Dulles International Airport in the suburbs of Washington DC to meet with Susan Reynolds, a new media consultant.

Initially, like any good hostess unsure how to be around someone in a wheelchair, she fussed over me until I could share with the first etiquette tip when communicating with someone with a disability:

Relax. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you’re unsure of what to do.

Once reassured and comfortable in her living room, we had pleasant chat about how interacting online gives us the freedom to choose what and how much we reveal about ourselves, which can be quite liberating. Please join us. Thanks Susan for a great day!

I now pull out my US road map, jump in my Ferrari and leisurely make my way to Bolingbrook, Illinois, for Monday. Until we meet again, please vote daily so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Only 65 votes needed to take fourth place. Together, we can definitely achieve that today. Thanks kindly!

Have a great weekend!

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Author Continues Her Book Tour on a Learjet

Filed under: I'll Do It Myself: The Book, Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 1:02 pm on Thursday, August 23, 2007

Looking out to Soutport on the Gold Coast, Australia
(Photo credit: Martin van Rensburg)

Today, the Ferrari is parked and the Learjet is warming up on the tarmac. I’m off to Queensland, Australia! (Is the universal Law of Attraction picking up these hints?)

I have the pleasure of chatting with Jacqui Dalling, mom to adorable Moo who has spastic cerebral palsy. She shares her experiences in her blog Terrible Palsy, which is described as:

A condition in which onlookers and people in the community tell parents how terrible life must be raising a physically challenged child. This condition manifests itself through pity and audible sighing of those around you. Terrible Palsy can be deceiving because you can be asymptomatic for weeks, months, or even years, and then just when you and your family are feeling really good about your child, it can present itself in the form of a condescending pat on the head or a blessing from an anonymous busybody. Best known treatment is to carry a list of snappy comebacks in your pocket or a large bag of peanut M & Ms.

Ah, yes, that pity strikes from out of nowhere, at any time! How do you prepare your child for that? I share a few thoughts with Jacqui. Join us for our chat. I’d love to hear your thoughts on dealing with pity.

Good news: my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself is finally available as an ebook! No taxes, no shipping required! Autographed paperback copies are also still available, as well as large-print editions – while supplies last!

Please join me Friday as I fly to Washington, DC! For now, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Only 110 votes needed to take fourth place. Together, we can achieve that today. Thanks kindly!

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Flat Tire Doesn’t Stall Author’s Tour

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 4:51 pm on Wednesday, August 22, 2007


Apache Trail, Arizona

From Saskatchewan, I drove all night to get to Mike DeWitt, Technology and Change Management Consultant, outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. And, wouldn’t you know it? I got a flat tire on a terrifying yet breath-taking stretch of the Apache Trail. Read the details…

What more do I need to say!

Please join me Thursday as, according to my tour itinerary, I am off to Australia! Meanwhile, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Thanks kindly!

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Author Asks What is Normal Anyway?

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 5:15 pm on Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Main Street, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan

From the Pacific Ocean to the prairies, my “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour finds me in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, home of the largest potash mine in the world. (Potash is rich in potassium, one of the 14 elements necessary to plant life, and is used in fertilizer. Learn something every day!)

Today I am chatting with Karla Meacham from Empowering Christian Women. She asked a few thought-provoking questions; surely my responses will garner further thoughts and comments. What is a “normal” life, anyway? Does anyone have one? Join us for our interview.

Thanks Karla for hosting today’s appearance of my two-week virtual book tour. It was refreshing to be asked the tough questions.

Check back Wednesday to see where this virtual tour takes me next. It’ll be a surprise for you and me both! Meanwhile, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Thanks kindly!

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Kicking off Summer Sojourn Virtual Book Tour in Style!

Filed under: Virtual Book Tour — by Glenda at 12:57 pm on Monday, August 20, 2007


Red Ferrari 360 Spyder

Today I excitedly kick off my “Summer Sojourn” virtual book tour, promoting my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself…and I am doing it in style! I’m cruising down the Pacific west coast to southern California in a red Ferrari convertible: top down, sunshine on my face, and wind in my hair. Ain’t life grand!

I am off to chat with Jody DeVere, President of AskPatty.com, who shares her passion for cars by providing automotive advice to women – a much needed service. Unfortunately, she also has experienced the devastating impact cars can have when her son was paralyzed in a tragic car accident two years ago. It was on this level of making the most of the skills and talents that we do have that Jody and I connected. Join us for the interview.

I am looking forward to checking out the Wheelies Club on Second Life when I have a few free moments in my first life!

A big thanks to Jody for hosting the first appearance of my two-week virtual book tour! Some dates are still available if you’re interested in hosting an appearance on this tour. Check back tomorrow to see where this virtual tour takes me next. Meanwhile, please cast your daily vote so I may win the opportunity to be paid to blog for a year (be sure to click on “Vote for Glenda Watson Hyatt”). Thanks kindly!

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