Do It Myself Blog – Glenda Watson Hyatt

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Readers Caf̩ Temporarily Closed РOwner is in Vegas

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2007

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Thanks for stopping by the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. However, I’m not currently here. I am in Las Vegas! (Life is rough at times!)

Darrell and I spent the day at b5 media’s extra sessions and are looking forward to experiencing Vegas nightlife. BlogWorld Expo begins tomorrow!

If you will here in Vegas tomorrow and Friday, I will be signing copies of my autobiography I’ll Do It Myself:

Thursday, November 8th
Outside of the Exhibitors Hall
12-1pm

and

Friday, November 9th
Blogger & Podcaster Magazine booth #315 in the Exhibitors Hall
12-1pm

Come on by and say hi! I am really looking forward to meeting many of my imaginary friends and colleagues!

The Readers’ Café will re-open Wednesday, November 21st at 4pm precisely (pacific time). See you then!

Meanwhile, please continue casting your vote daily so that I may be paid to blog for a year. See the live results – 8000+ by the time we get home Saturday night would be awesome!

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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Readers’ Cafe Shares Stories Around the Fire

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Longhouses at the ‘Ksan Historic Village

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Today we are visiting ‘Ksan Historic Village near Hazelton, in northwest British Columbia.


Inside a longhouse

Please help yourself to a warm beverage of your choice and join us around the fire. Then sit back and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Don’t be shy.

Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

Sitting in this home of yesteryear, experiencing another culture, another way of life of long ago and not so long ago, one begins pondering one’s own history and culture.

Today’s conversation starter is:

Where do you come from? Do you have a story from your personal history or culture that you would like share? Or, another experience you would like to share or another question you would like to ponder around the crackling fire?

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Turning Intention into Action at the Readers’ Café

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 2007


(Photo credit: Diego RB)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. With miserable weather outside, tonight we are inside at Restaurante Maria MataMouro in Pelourinho, the old historic center of Salvador, Brazil. (If you have a photo of a favourite café that you’d like to share at a Readers’ Café, please let me know.)

Please join us and help yourself to a warm beverage of your choice. Then sit back and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

Yesterday I shared how Valeria Maltoni’s relatively short list of professional women bloggers has morphed into a supportive and inclusive online community. I love how a seemingly small action has snowballed into something larger than imagined. You never know where putting an intention into action will lead you or how it may benefit others.

Today’s conversation starter is:

Do you have a similar story where one action morphed into something larger than you ever imagined? Or, do you have an intention you have been meaning to act up; on, but need a little nudge in the right direction?

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

Law of Attraction in Action at the Readers’ Café

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2007


(Photo credit: Diego RB)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Tonight we’re at Restaurante Maria Mata Mouro in Pelourinho, the old historic center of Salvador, Brazil. I couldn’t resist popping into this inviting spot. (If you have a photo of a favourite café that you’d like to share at a Readers’ Café, please let me know.)

Please join us and help yourself to a beverage of your choice. Then sit back, drink in the magnificent beauty of this place and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

I would like to begin by sharing this story:

Earlier this year, Do It Myself Blog was a finalist for the Best of Blog Award, under the Best Inspirational Blog category. Winners were determined by the number of votes received; the Grand Prize winner is to be announced in Las Vegas at the Blog World Expo in November. The sound of Vegas for my birthday appealed to me and I wondered if the Law of Attraction would work in my favour. Unfortunately, I became sick with bronchitis for a month and did not promote the competition as much as I would have liked, missing first place by thirty-something votes. Disappointing, but no big deal. However, Vegas for my birthday remained in the back of my mind.

Last week, I was poking around the Blog World Expo site, reading the conference schedule and list of presenters, which includes names like Andy Wibbels, Leesa Barnes and Des Walsh – my virtual mentors and colleagues. I had this intense urge to attend the conference, to meet these names in person and to soak up all I can about blogging and social media. Blogging is my medium and I want to be the best that I can be at it.

Discussing it with Darrell, we then quickly researched hotels and airfares. Thursday, without a clue how we’d pay off the credit card, we booked it! Leaving the Flight Centre, we came up with a creative solution for paying off the plastic. Not ideal, but definitely doable.

While I was writing the blog post sharing my exciting news, I received an email from a client. He needed to pay me in advance to fully spend a grant. Are you kidding me?! The amount will pay for a large chunk of the airfare and hotel!

Coincidence or the Law of Attraction in action?

Today’s topic is:

Does the Law of Attraction really work? Share your story.

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Readers Café: Times Are Changing

Filed under: Readers Cafe — by Glenda at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Oceanside café
(Photo credit: Niels Rameckers)

Hi and welcome to the Readers’ Café – a place to gather and to share. Tonight we’re at a café in Meemu Atoll, Maldives. (I’m hanging onto the last bit of summer as long as I can!)

Please join us and help yourself to a beverage of your choice. Then sit back, enjoy the lingering summer evening and join in the conversation by posting comments below. Hit your internet browser’s REFRESH button to see new comments as others join in the conversation. All that I ask is that you respect others and keep it relatively family-friendly. Also, keep in mind that this is a public space, so share what you feel comfortable sharing publicly.

With autumn unofficially here (in the northern hemisphere), kids are going back to school and parents are attempting to establish a normal routine. This means new teachers, new classmates or even new schools, and perhaps even new jobs, which can cause new stresses or challenges. Transition seems the appropriate topic for today’s discussion.

My husband Darrell’s first podcast provides a few suggestions for easing kids back into the school routine. (A transcript is also available.)

What are some of the challenges or stresses you (or your child) faces when transitioning? (This might be to a new grade, a new school, a new home, a new job or whatever.) How have you handled it? What strategies do you use?

If you enjoyed this post, consider buying me a chai tea latte. Thanks kindly.

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