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Interview, Guest Post, Podcast, Oh My!

August 22, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

Interview, Guest Post, Podcast, Oh My!August has been a great month for me but it’s not over yet.  Some of you may know that my birthday was on the first so I hope you all stopped by my post “This Is Not Just Another Monday” where I shared a little more about me.  I really had a fun time putting that one together.  Sure hope you enjoyed it.

I have really grown to love the blogging community.  Not only have I met some of the most amazing people during my time here, but I’ve been building some wonderful relationships.  Little did I know when I started this journey that all of these doors would start opening for me.

Interview

I joined a blogging community (Clever Marketer) earlier this year and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some really amazing people there.  One of them is Diana Simon’s who has a wonderful blog over at  DianaSimon.com.  She is originally from Southeast Asia but has been all over the world and now resides in Italy with her family.  She is a Certified Professional Coach and has interviewed a lot of really wonderful people over at her place.

I’m excited to share with you that I am now included among those other fabulous people. What I like about Diana is that she has a unique interview style so it’s never the same old questions.  If you haven’t made it by yet, I would love to get your comments on “My Blogging Community Features Adrienne Smith”.  Tell me what you think!  How did I do?  Did you learn anything new?

Guest Post

Another fabulous woman I’ve had the pleasure of meeting during my time here is Mavis Nong.  If you haven’t heard of Mavis you are missing a lot.  Her blog is “Attraction Marketing Online” and in as little as nine months has exploded her presence online.  Not only has she created her first product but is now being invited to speak at different conventions and share what she has learned.

Mavis decided she was really in need of a vacation so asked a few of her blogging friends if we would be so kind to write a guest post so she could walk away for a couple of weeks with no worries.  Now I’ve only written one guest post so far and the reason I haven’t done more is because it’s time consuming.  But Mavis asked me and I thought it would be downright silly of me not to contribute.

So I’m pleased to inform you that my second guest post went live on the 19th and I would love for you all to tell me how you think I did.  My topic is “10 Tips For Building a Blog You Can Be Proud Of“.  You know I always welcome your comments as well as your support.

Podcast

Last but not least is a podcast interview I recently had the pleasure of doing with none other than Mr. Steve Roy himself.  Steve was the one that enticed me into writing my first guest post over at his blog “Ending the Grind”.   I’m actually shocked but thrilled that my first ever guest post still has the most comments of any other post he has to date.  I expect at any time now to be bumped from that position though.

Steve started his podcast interview series back in May and our initial interview was set up for this past June.  But schedules change, things get in the way so we didn’t actually get around to it until the end of July.  My podcast interview will be going live this Friday, the 26th so I don’t have a link to share with you yet.  But I would really appreciate you marking your calendars and stopping back by his place, “Ending the Grind”, this Friday and listening to my very first podcast interview.

Is There More

As things would have it, when all of these fabulous people approached me about conducting interviews and writing guest posts, I had no idea they would all go live within two weeks of each other (two of them actually in the same week).  I’m definitely not going to complain and I’m just so very thankful and blessed that I’ve had these opportunities to share more of myself with people outside my immediate community.

I hope that something I’ve said or shared will help someone in some small way.  That is my goal and the reason I’m here.

My thank yous go out to you, my faithful and loyal readers, for continuing to stick by me, support me and cheer me on as I continue my online journey.

I have a feeling though that there is still more exciting things to come for me before this month is over.  Call it a gut instinct, woman’s intuition, who knows.  All I know is I’m just so excited to be here and have all of you fabulous people in my corner.  Who could ask for anything more!

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1 Eddie Gear
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 9:42 AM

Adrienne, That is great. It looks like you have a very busy schedule this month. I’m in the process of doing interviews with bloggers who are making money online, so as to be an inspiration to others. Was hoping if you could be part of it. Let me know. Let me tell you that this sum up was neat.

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Hey Eddie,

I have been crazy busy but I’m definitely not complaining. I just hate it though when I can’t make it by all my blogs to comment. But I know they’ll understand and I’ll make it by there eventually.

That’s great that you are going to start interviewing others as well. That’s terrific and I can’t wait to read some of those interviews. Yeah, let’s talk… I love participating in things like this because I do know that others can learn from our experiences and that is so worth the time we take to do these interviews.

I appreciate your comment my friend and glad you enjoyed my summary! :-)

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3 Mouh
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM

I am so happy for you Adrienne. You deserve much more my friend. :) I have seen you guest post on Facebook but didn’t manage to read it. I’ll surely do that and comment as well. I have visited Mavis Nong blog several times. I really like that blog. I think she is very good at self branding…

I look forward to listening to the podcast this Friday. :D

Again Adrienne, I am really happy for you. Wish you all the best!

Mouh :)

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4 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Hi Mouh,

Thank you my friend, I feel so very blessed. Things are just coming in waves. I really appreciate you saying that and always appreciate your ongoing support.

It’s hard to visit every single blog we want and comment. I know myself how hard it can be at times so I feel horrible when I miss some here and there. But I hope that everyone knows if you need help with commenting or sharing your posts, let me know and I’ll get the word out. Happy to help my blogging buddies, that’s for sure. You guys come to my rescue all the time and I love you for it!

I’m excited about the podcast although somewhat nervous. I think Steve did a great job though. Guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Thanks Mouh! :-)

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5 Benny
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 11:56 AM

That’s great to hear Adrienne! Sounds like such a busy month. I can’t wait to listen to your podcast interview! How cool!

I’ve had a busy and crazy last week and a half! I’ve got an email interview with Pat Flynn coming soon and a post on my blog to go with it! You’ll read all about it.

I know you definitely will continue to do great things. When you work hard consistently, great things will happen!

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6 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Hey Benny,

Thanks for that my friend, this month has been crazy busy but I’m having so much fun. I’m excited about the podcast too! Won’t be long now!

I’m so excited for you. I listened to Steve’s podcast interview with Pat and I didn’t realize how down to earth he really is. I was so impressed and am now kicking myself for not having visited his site more often. I’ve heard he was a great guy but I thought because he’s making so much money now that he was like a lot of the rest. I love it when I’m wrong. Can’t wait to read your interview and see what questions you are asking him. Guess that means I’ll be over there as soon as you post it.

Thanks as always for your support and encouragement. I’m so glad we met and I have a feeling we are both going to be doing some great things! :-) See you soon…

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7 Benny
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Pat is really great! Last year when I figuring out what to do with my life, I found his blog and really connected with his honesty. He’s not one of those people who make money online that lie about his earnings!

He gets something like 6,000 hits per day I read once! Pretty amazing nmbers!

Yes and I owe you a reply for your email!

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8 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Every time I have visited his blog I happened to land on the one that he’s sharing his earnings. I know that I was doing the exact same thing on my affiliate marketing blog but I was just starting out and wanted to prove to people that this does work. I took his post as more bragging than anything but I admit, I didn’t know the guy and hadn’t taken the time to either. It was just my first impression so I was turned off by it. Hey, I never claimed to be perfect you know and I’ll be the first person to admit when I’m wrong. Oh, I was SO wrong. Shame on me. After listening to his interview I know for a fact I’ll be visiting his place more now and learning from him. Even though we aren’t really doing the same things, I can still learn.

Will be anxious to read your interview. When will you post it? Don’t want to get on the tail end of this one this time.

No problems on the response. Just knew I owed you one! :-)

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9 Benny
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:57 PM

The interview will be on Pat’s blog. Any moment now. I wrote a post to follow up for the traffic that may come from there. :)

Yeah Pat’s a nice guy. I’ve gotten to know him through his FB fan page, Twitter, and comments.

I can understand how the income reports look like bragging. He said no one was doing it at the time so he did it as a way to be unique from everyone else. It worked because his income reports draw in so many people every month!

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10 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Oh, it’s on Pat’s blog.. I’ll have to hop over there and check it out.

I got that from what he said in the interview which is why I felt so ashamed of myself. He’s just like us, wanting to teach people that they can do this too. I guess because of his popularity, it can come off that way until you get to know him. Is that how people will see me down the road? Oh crap! :-(

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11 Joanne Cipressi August 22, 2011 at 12:13 PM

Adrienne,

How amazing you must feel with all of your success online. I have been hearing lovely things about you and had to stop by to read your blog. You have such a beautiful soul and your heart is felt. I appreciate your tone and how you share.

Congrats on your success and I don’t need to remind you…but enjoy the ride!! :)

I will be back for more.

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12 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Hi Joanne,

Ah, I’m so very touched and flattered that you’ve heard so many nice things about me. That makes my heart just fill up young lady! I’m so glad you stopped by to check out my blog. Guess I’m kind of praising myself in this post. Sorry about that, just kind of got so excited about all the wonderful doors that have been opened for me just this month alone. I just feel so very blessed to be among all these fabulous people and other bloggers who have just opened their hearts to me. What more could a girl ask for right!

I appreciate your your good wishes and I am definitely enjoying this ride! :-) That I know for sure.

Thank you again Joanne and look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful day!

Adrienne

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13 Bryce Christiansen August 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM

That’s awesome Adrienne,

Usually us meak bloggers have to do the begging to have someone share a guest post we wrote, include us in an interview, or share their time with us as a guest on a podcast.

What are you doing to get them to come to you? That’s really a rhetorical questions as your blog speaks for itself. Who wouldn’t want you as a guest?

Great work, I’ll have to check all of those out.

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14 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Hey Bryce,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m just so excited and happy right now!

Been there my friend, been there! Actually, I was hiding behind the bleachers not wanting anyone to ask me for a guest post. I mean I write for myself really and kept my fingers crossed this whole time that other people would like my style and want to hang around for more. So writing a post for someone else petrified me because it would take me away from my comfort zone. What would people think now? But boy was I ever surprised at how kind and generous everyone has been. Made me realize that I need to step out there a little more. I now have several interviews under my belt so I’m feeling a lot more comfortable. Not sure how much guest posting I’ll do but I guess only time will tell.

Bryce my friend, I’m just being myself. That’s one of the tips I shared in the guest post I wrote over at Mavis’ place. Just be yourself and the right people will come. Over time, things will pick up and that’s when some attention will start coming your way. That’s about all I can say on that subject. That’s how it happened for me at least.

I appreciate your kind words and thank you so much for that! Can’t wait to hear your response to all of these. :-)

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15 Bryce Christiansen August 22, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You’re right about being yourself. You and Tim Brownson really do a good job of this. I feel like I’m a reporter sometimes and that isn’t nearly as relatable as Tim or your work.

I’ll have to put more of myself in my writing and see where that goes.

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16 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 1:30 PM

You can say what you want Bryce but put your own personality into your posts. Trust me, we visit your site for you and the content. I find it much more enjoyable that way!

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17 Steve Rice August 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Congrats on all your success, Adrienne.

Your selflessness online is a great attribute and it is no surprise that people and opportunities are drawn to you. Keep up the great work!

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18 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Hey Steve,

Thank you so much Steve, I appreciate that. It’s been so much fun I must admit.

You are too kind my friend, too kind. This also goes to show you that if you give without expecting anything in return, it will all come back to you in surprising ways. That I do know for sure! :-)

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19 Stacey Herbert August 22, 2011 at 2:31 PM

All I’m gonna say is ” Team Adrienne”….you go girl, lol It’s so nice to be asked to bepart of things, share your thoughts and opinions and become even more integrated within the blogging community. I didn’t know you had a gp over at Mavis Nongs, will get over this week to check it out. Congratulations Adrienne your doing an awesome job. Stacey

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20 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Hey Stacey,

lol… Too funny girl, too funny! I love that, “Team Adrienne”!!!

I could not have said that better myself. You are so right, it feels fabulous! I’m just so touch, flattered, surprised yet happy that others would like to hear from me. Little ole me over here. It continues to blow my mind.

I know, I really put the word out there about the interview and then the guest post came along. I felt kind of bad going back and asking all over again so I haven’t spread the word that much about that one. I would like to get more opinions on it though. Will help me decide whether I want to accept more invitations to do that or not. I just appreciate you stopping by any time you have available and checking it out. You know I appreciate you!

Thank you again my friend… Hope this message finds you well. Enjoy your week.

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21 Brock Blohm
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Dang! Busy little bumble-bee!

Awesome! Finish up August with a bang and kick off September! :) Keep it up!

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22 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Oh Brock, you have NO idea my friend! Busy little bumble-bee, I LOVE that! You are just too cute my friend.

Thank you and I have every intention of ending this month with a big ass bang! It’s only going to get better from here on out! :-)

Thanks bunches!!!

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23 Brock Blohm
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 3:52 PM

haha! You crack me up!

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24 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Could you jump back over to Bloggers Market and provide additional details to our comments on “Who needs to be reading your achieves?” for my readers. I thank you for your attention in this matter.

Pardon the interruption in your thread here!

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25 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 3:50 PM

You know what you need Jeffrey? You need to install the plug-in “ReplyMe” so that way once you have replied to my comment, I will be sent an email and I can jump back over there and get back in the conversation. That’s why when you reply to my comment, ask more questions and keep the conversation going.

I’ll be sure to go check it out and see what your reply was. But seriously, no input on my post? Dang dube!!! :-( Okay, fine. I have to understand the source. lol… What are friends for right!

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26 Vitaly Tennant
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 4:49 PM

It’s definitely a pleasure being your friend Adrienne, and most importantly it’s great to see your interviews around the www. Learning something new about the person behind the computer screen is the best way to secure a prolonged relationship. The more the merrier!
I enjoy this engaging community and I’ll need to install that ReplyMe plugin as well, thank you for sharing that Adrienne.
Totally right … the month isn’t over yet, I look forward to the future and seeing your progression as per usual! … the only way is up from here.

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27 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM

Hey Vitaly,

The pleasure is definitely all mine and I’m so honored to have some interviews now under my belt and spread around the www. How cool is that!

You are so right, I really enjoy learning about the person which is why I believe your “About Me” page is so important. So when people start connecting with you it’s a great starting point. The more we read, the more we learn because let’s face it, I don’t put everything about me in just one fell swoop. You guys might get really bored and high tail it outta here if I did that! :-) But seriously, it’s a great way to just get to know one another.

Most definitely Vitaly, install that ReplyMe plug-in so we can continue the conversation. It’s so much fun!

Yep, the month isn’t over yet my friend! I’m feeling the love and things still coming my way. I can’t explain it but I’m loving it. So, stay tuned.. I sure hope you are having as great a month as I am. That I have no doubt!

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28 Dawn Kay
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Hi Adrienne

I’m not surprised that every one wants you in their interviews, guest posts and podcasts as you always share top notch content on your blog that really does help a lot of people.

You wait till your podcast comes out…

Everyone will be knocking on your door for an interview, so you’d better start up a waiting list misses (lol)

It couldn’t of happened to a nicer person Adrienne and I’m soooo pleased for you and looking forward to listening to it when its out on Friday.

I’m off to check out your guest post now and some of the other blogs you mentioned.

So take care

And I’ll catch up with you soon.

Dawn

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29 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Hey Dawn,

Ah, you are too kind my dear… I’m so touched, flattered and surprised at all the requests I’ve received. I have a back log of invitations to write guests posts too it’s just finding the time to include that among everything else I do. Which is the only reason I haven’t done more.

I’m excited but nervous about the podcast. Steve did a good job but I stumble over things at times. I had NO idea what he was going to ask me so like doing your first video, you wing it a lot of times. We’ll see how I did soon enough.

From your lips to their ears missy! lol… We’ll see about that! But I am really excited about all the opportunities I’ve received. It’s been such an honor.

Thanks for checking out the other posts Dawn, I really appreciate that. I know you’re busy too so thank you for your support. I’ve been blog commenting on all of the video series that Barry has included in his little challenge. Man, what a day. I believe I hit them all but I noticed you didn’t do one! Bummer, I was so excited to check it out.

Okay, will check out your interview with Randy, I have no doubt it will be a good one.

Adrienne

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30 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 7:00 PM

It comes in waves sometimes, doesn’t it. I drug my feet forever and then I had two GP’s back to back at Danny and Lori’s. Needless to say it has kept me busy.

I am so happy for you and your success and attention; it is very well deserved.

Hope all is well and we’ll see you again soon.

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31 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 7:28 PM

You are right Bill, it definitely has come in waves this time. In the beginning it was much slower but wow, what a month! But, I’m not complaining, I’m very happy about it all.

You are a guest posting fool now my friend. I love it. Great job! :-)

Thank you for your support and kind words. I definitely appreciate it Bill. Now have a great week.

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32 Justin
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Hey Adrienne,
I just had the honor of being interviewed by Diana Simon, the post is up now. :)
I am a regular reader of Ending The Grind so I will definitely check out your podcast interview.

I believe your guest-post over at Steve’s blog has 160 or so comments. Even Steve was shocked by that number. :)

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33 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 7:32 PM

Hey Justin,

Oh that’s great, I’ll head over there as soon as I finish with this. Congratulations my friend, wasn’t it fun? She’s such a great interviewer and it’s not always the same old questions most people hit you with. Can’t wait to see your photo too.

Yep, Steve was shocked by my guest post comments. Heck, I was shocked my that number myself. He’s challenging me to get 180 on my podcast. Heck, I didn’t even know I would get that many so I’m really nervous now. He’s interviewed some killer people and I’m just a little peon.. But I do love a challenge so stay tuned. I’ll be calling on your for support. He’s made the interview about 20 minutes long or so he said. That’s how I like it, not too long and drawn out. We’ll see what the end result is soon enough.

Thanks Justin and now I’m off to read yours. Congratulations my friend.

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34 Jeffrey Morgan
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

Hey, ya know I could offer you one more opportunity this month to come to work for me. But God’s Teeth Adrienne, I couldn’t pay you any more the $400,000.00 a year so ….. I guess, there goes that idea!!! I tried ………

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35 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 22, 2011 at 9:44 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear ya! :-) You KNOW I’m worth so much more. Can’t believe you are undercutting me like that. Oh well, you had your chance! lol… Best of luck to you my friend!

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36 Lynn Sanders August 22, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Your second guest post looks really good, Adrienne, i’ll keep an eye on your guest post activity to see if i’ll somehow get surprised in the future.
My first guest posts sucked big time, not really a pleasant memory.

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37 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Thank you Lynn, did you leave a comment? They are always appreciated you know. :-)

I’m sorry your first guest post didn’t go well. Was it not enough traffic? It’s reaching out to the people you are connected with here online and asking for their support. That’s the best way to get more views and comments. Hopefully your next one will be better. I have no idea what’s in store for me so we’ll see.

Thank you for checking it out! I appreciate that.

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38 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 25, 2011 at 8:59 AM

I can totally understand that Lynn. Now that you have that under your belt though, the next time ought to be a breeze right! :-)

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39 sam August 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM

You post a great guest post, I want to say one thing busy schedule is so important for life because at that time when we are doing something then many idea comes to our mind naturally even when we did that work also some more ideas come regarding that work. We are think we can do this thing also with that work we put some more effort in that work. So from my point of view live like your life is the greatest idea to spend life.

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40 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Thanks Sam,

I much prefer being busy, that’s for sure and sometimes great ideas come from it while other times I’m frantic and all over the place. I actually waited until the very last minute to write that guest post. I had one topic I wanted to write about but when it got down to it, I changed my mind. I wanted to stay true to the subjects over at Mavis’ place which is why I went with that particular topic.

I appreciate you sharing this with me so thank you for that. Enjoy your day!

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41 Marianne Worley
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 12:53 AM

Adrienne,

You are such a giving and wonderful friend. Your words (and videos!) always inspire me to be a better person. You truly deserve all the recognition you receive. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you. Congratulations! :-)

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42 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Why thank you so much for that Marianne, I really appreciate you saying that. We never know how we’re doing unless we are told so thank you for sharing that with me. Just to know that I’m a small inspiration to you makes me feel so good. Wow, that’s really amazing. Hope I can continue to live up to that! :-)

Thank you again and have a fabulous day!

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43 Arcille August 23, 2011 at 1:30 AM

Great post i appreciate your tone to how you shared it, Thanks for taking your time…

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44 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Thank you, I guess! :-) Appreciate you taking the time to comment.

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45 Michael
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 2:27 AM

Looks like you’ve been a very busy bee Adrienne!

Great work here in August. Wish my month was as productive as yours but unfortunately it wasn’t. However I am slowly building out a bunch of my niche sites. It’s a slow process but it is going well.

Thanks for keeping me motivated to keep blogging.

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Hey Michael,

It has been so busy this month is right.

Sounds like you’ve had a very productive month with the niche sites you are building. I know how much work is involved so the end result will definitely be worth it. That my friend I have no doubt.

Glad I’m able to keep you motivated Michael. You have a wonderful blog so keep up the great work.

Adrienne

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47 Nick Lawless August 23, 2011 at 4:53 AM

Hey Adrienne,

Wow what an inspiration your post is for new people like me starting out. Congratulations on what you’ve acheived here thats just bloody brilliant!

Your site looks really shmick (an aussie term for really good) and to think it started out with the same theme I use? What theme is this now?

You obviously have some great content here and I look forward to having a look around! Like you I’ve been surprised how exhillerating it can be to connect with other people through blogging and wish I had of started it earlier really!

Anyway I hope to keep in touch!

Nick

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Hi Nick,

Thanks for stopping by. You are new to the online industry? I would have never known had you not told me. So welcome my friend, great to not only meet you but have you here with us.

I didn’t use that particular theme on this site. I have a bunch of niche sites so I used it on one of those. Just think it’s a really cool theme. The theme I’m using for this blog is Thesis. Of course, I prefer plain and simple and pleasing to the eyes. But that’s just me.

Please do have a look around and I hope that some of my content you’ll find helpful. I’m so glad Barry put that challenge together because I’ve met a few new people along the way. Looking forward to seeing what you do down the road. Let’s stay in touch shall we!

Have a great day Nick and thanks again.

Adrienne

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49 mandy
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 5:38 AM

It’s great to hear success stories like this, Adrienne. I too am not surprised you are in demand. Your posts are very easy to read and understand, which is a refreshing change from many I come across. Everyone wants to be a blogger, but sadly not everyone can write adequately. I went to my great niece’s christening at the weekend and listened to some of the young people talking. It was sad to realise that many of them cannot even articulate or engage in a conversation with adults. I wonder why the schooling has changed so very much that they are not being taught basic English language anymore.

Enjoy the journey.

Mandy

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Hey Mandy,

It’s been awhile since we’ve chatted. Thanks for stopping by. I tried to visit everyone on Barry’s list yesterday. I guess you didn’t have your video up when I stopped by so I’ll be sure to go and check it out.

I appreciate you saying that, it means a lot. I’m happy to hear that others find my posts easy to read as well. I was really nervous about that in the beginning you know. We never know how we’ll be perceived.

Wow, that’s kind of sad about the young people today. I have a childhood friend who is a teacher and we had dinner together back in May. She was telling me about how the school system is today and why so many kids are either dropping out or just failing. I just don’t understand why they don’t do something about that. It really makes me sad to think that these are the people who are suppose to run our country some day. That’s really just kind of scary.

Thanks for your comment Mandy and I appreciate your kind words.

See you soon!

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51 Steve Roy
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I sooo love your comunity here! Love the support! You really are getting yourself out there and will soon be a household name :)

I’m looking forward to posting our interview (thanks again) on Friday and appreciate the mention here!

Until Friday….

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52 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Well hey there Mr. Roy! How’s it cooking my friend!

Why thank you for that Steve, I’m glad you like my little community over here. They are a fabulous group of people I will admit that. Household name, you’re too funny. Wouldn’t that be a hoot! :-)

I’m nervous but excited about the interview. When playing it back was it okay? Hope I wasn’t too all over the place. Guess I’ll find out soon enough.

My pleasure for the mention. Whether you like it or not, this is ALL your fault. Had you not asked me to guest post that first time, none of this would be happening so I have you to thank and will continue to mention you over and over again Steve. You’re the man!

Until Friday!

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53 Steve Roy
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 12:30 PM

I’ve listened to the interview again and it was awful. Just dreadful…
I’m kidding of course :)
It sounded great and I hope your/my readers/listeners find it useful. I know I did!
All my fault, huh? I’ll accept full responsibility for your success :) Actually, I think it was just a matter of time before you started doing these things and I’m glad I was the first one to extend the offer.

And if I’m the man-you’re the wo-man!

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54 Krista Stryker August 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Very exciting stuff, Adrienne! Glad you’ve had such a successful month. Looking forward to seeing more guest posts/interviews by you in the future :)

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55 Riley Harrison August 23, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Well congratulations Adrienne; it seems like all your hard work (and positive spirit) are beginning to pay off.
Riley

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56 Dia August 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Hi Adrienne,
It seems you have been busy this month ;) Glad to hear that everything is going well for you and doing interviews and podcasts. Thanks for sharing

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57 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Hey Dia,

It has been a very busy month but in a very good way. I appreciate you dropping by as always. It’s a pleasure to see you anywhere, anytime.

Adrienne

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58 Deeone
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I was introduced to your website by a mutual blogger friend of ours, Samantha Bangayan. She informed me that I would really enjoy your work. And she was so very right, as usual. :) I’m happy to hear that your month is going so swell; it gives new bloggers like myself hope that the same will happen for me someday. This is the second week that my website has been up and running; so I’m still learning all the ropes to the awesome blogosphere world. I look ever so forward to connecting with you and learning even more about the blogging craft. All the best to you this month… Oh, and Happy Belated Birthday to you. ;)
Deeone

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59 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Hey Deeone,

Thanks for the connection on Facebook and I’m so happy that Miss Samantha has introduced you to my blog. She’s a bright ray of sunshine, isn’t she?

I’m so happy to have you here and you will definitely find a lot of different information here at my place. One other thing Deeone, if you have a specific question about something and you haven’t located a post I’ve done on that topic, head over to the “Contact Me” page and send me an email. I’ll be more than happy to help in any way I can.

I’m also thrilled to hear that you are new to blogging but trust me, you are going to have the best time ever. You have already aligned yourself with some wonderful people here in the blogging community, one of them being Miss Samantha. You are going to have so much fun learning and all I can say is just sit back and enjoy the ride.

I appreciate the belated birthday wish. I did have a really good one and most of it had to do with my online friends sending me so many well wishes. Yep, I do love this place.

Thanks again Deeone and have a beautiful afternoon.

Adrienne

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60 Deeone
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Hello once again Adrienne,

I also took the liberty of following you on Twitter as well. If you are on LinkedIn or Google+, you are able to find me there too. Same name spelling as Facebook. I’ll look for you once I post this message.

I have nothing but good things to say about our friend Samantha. She is truly a gem, and an individual that one feels very lucky to have her in their lives. I’m super excited and humbled that blogging has placed such wonderful people in my life. And they are constantly being added. I’ve told other friends of mine and I stand by the statement, that some of the most wonderful people on this planet are writers. It must be something about writing that brings out the best in people.

I’ll certainly be taking you up on your offer of answering some questions, as well. I might want to get the list in my head on paper first though, so that I won’t bring the same question back at your door twice. You can imagine how completely full my head has been through this process… so much information and not enough space to file it in. :D Nonetheless, I’m ready to fill up on my next dose of blogging

I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed your birthday also. I always look at it like this, it’s just good to have been able to have seen another one. That alone is means for a celebration. ;)

I look ever so forward to getting to know you even better.

All the best to your.

Your new found friend in Atlanta,
Deeone

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61 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Hey Deeone,

Why thank you for that. I am also on LinkedIn and Google+. Not as active on those two accounts as my others but just did some videos on LinkedIn so am becoming more active there. Haven’t had a lot of time to spend in Google+ unfortunately.

I totally agree with your thoughts about Samantha. She is such a wonderful young lady and so glad you two crossed paths. I guess you can categorize bloggers as writers so I’ll definitely agree with you there Deeone.

The one thing I’ve learned since starting my online venture, whenever you learn something immediately take action. It’s the best experience you’ll ever have by just doing it. I’m thrilled to hear that you are learning a lot.

You are so right my friend, I’m blessed everyday that I’m alive, healthy and able to take another breath. My birthday just marks me being able to spread more joy for another year. :-)

Thanks again for your kind words and hope you have enjoyed your day! I sure have!

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62 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Wow, that’s awesome. What a month August have been so far. I have read the interview and it was brilliant, now I better head on over to listen to the podcast and read the guest post as well. You are keeping me busy :)

I’m not surprised that you are successful and that a lot of people are asking you to contribute and for interviews etc.. the quality of what you’re doing is great, and you’re personal and giving back an enourmous amount of help to the community. It’s about time that people understand that you’re a star, from now on every month will be like August, and your sales will go through the roof.

Jens

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63 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 23, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Hey Jens,

Ah, thank you my friend. Glad you read the interview but the podcast won’t be live until this Friday I’m afraid. I just didn’t want to do three different posts on each of these. I always appreciate your support so thank you for that. You’re the best. Have I told you that enough lately?

From your lips to their ears Jens. Wow, thank you so much for saying that. I feel that in every area I’m already a winner. Not only have I learned a lot since first starting out online, but I have really evolved since aligning myself with so many wonderful bloggers. You all are some of the most supportive and helpful people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I feel blessed every single day that I’m just able to call myself your friend. I’m surprised that so many people do want to interview me and that I have received invitations to guest post. I’m so flattered by it all.

One thing about me though, I’ve always said that if I were ever to become a millionaire, I will always remain the same. I think that sometimes that goes to people’s heads and they think that the “things” are what’s going to make them happy. Fame and fortune is nice, don’t get me wrong, but I’m already a huge winner at the game of life. I couldn’t want for anything more. It’s just not in my nature.

Thanks again Jens, I really appreciate you stopping by today. Now I’ve got to go and read your post. Your cat is peeing on the kitchen table! You come up with the best darn headlines ever. What a hoot!!! ;-)

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64 Jamie August 24, 2011 at 3:28 AM

Wow! You’re amazing Adrienne.
Congratulations on your online success!
And thanks for sharing your success stories with us. You truly deserve it. :)

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65 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 24, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Thank you Jamie, I appreciate that. I’m thrilled and excited about everything that has been happening lately. I appreciate your kind words!
:-)

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66 Anna August 24, 2011 at 6:52 AM

Sounds great with all these things that you had done! All of your posts are truly inspiring and well-put-together. I am enjoying them a lot. It was nice that you shared a bit more of yourself in your “This Is Not Just Another Monday” post.

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67 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Thank you Anna,

I appreciate your kind words. Glad you have found my posts helpful and hopefully have learned a little something along the way.

Yep, just wanted to share a little more about me in my birthday post. Didn’t want to do much work that particular day so it came in handy!

Enjoy your day and thank you again.

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68 Diana Simon August 24, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Hi Adrienne,

You rock woman and I am so happy to know that you are all over the web. The reason is because a lot of people can benefit from learning from you and knowing you. You are such a wonderful spirit and just being here at your blog gives you the warm fuzzy feeling. It definitely lifts my spirits!

I will be checking out your guest post on Mavis’ blog. Glad she is taking a break as she has been working hard. As for asking you, she couldn’t have asked for a better person :)

Thanks a million for agreeing to the interview. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about you and all the friends that I have made through you. I apologize for the confusion in the dates and glad it worked out.

All the best,
Diana

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69 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Hey Diana,

Ah thank you so much Diana, I think you rock too girl! This month has been so great for me and it all started with you too. Okay, so the dates got a little mixed up, no problem at all. I still promoted the interview and I think we did rather well! :-) I was thrilled with it and you ask the best questions. Just glad people are interested in what I have to share and they can learn from my own experiences.

Mavis probably needed a break. With two young kids, who wouldn’t! That post went over rather well too I might add. That definitely gave me the warm fuzzies. :-)

I really appreciate you asking me and am so glad we crossed paths. I’ve also met some fabulous people through you too so it was definitely a win/win situation for us both.

Thank you again and hope you are enjoying your day!

Adrienne

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70 Laurie August 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Oh wow, look at you go!! August is a busy and productive month for you, isn’t it? Well, there’s still a little time yet to go, let’s see what else you can get yourself into in the next week! ;)

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71 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 24, 2011 at 6:57 PM

Well stay tuned young lady, you just never know. I still have a week left. Thank you for your comment over at Mavis’ place too, I appreciate that!

Always a pleasure!

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 25, 2011 at 9:02 AM

I appreciate that Nicholas, thank you. So, did you visit the guest post and interview? It’s nice to see more from me but sure would appreciate your comments on them. That will definitely keep me coming back to do more! :-) Hey, I’m just saying.. lol..

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73 Janet
Twitter:
August 25, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Adrienne, aloha. Hardly a surprise that everyone is after you to have you appear on their blogs. You consistently deliver such solid content. What I like about yoru posts, Adrienne, is they way you combine the information with the warmth of your personality and your insights. Heck, I don’t even care what you are writing about; I just want to bask in the glow you radiate.

Having read all of your guests posts, I know that each of the blog owners and had to have been thrilled to have you as a guest poster. Congratulations to having your guest post be the most commented on over at Steve’s. Let’s make your podcast this Friday be either his most or second most commented on blog posts.

Adrienne, I look forward to listening to you on the 26th. You always make me smile and feel good. Until then, my friend, aloha. Janet

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 25, 2011 at 8:42 PM

You do know how to make a girl feel great, don’t you! Thank you so much Janet, that is so sweet of you to say. That’s nice to know that even on a bad day when my mind isn’t in full swing, you’ll still read my post. That’s good to know! :-)

Steve put the pressure on me to beat my old number of comments so I’m going to definitely reach out to all my friends and hopefully friends of friends to check this out. I know that podcasts are a little more time consuming then posts but I’ve heard that a lot of people really enjoy listening to them so I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and hope that’s the case with mine. I guess we’ll see tomorrow.

Thank you again Janet for you lovely comment and hope you have enjoyed your day. I will see you again very soon.

Adrienne

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75 Ed August 26, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Hey Adrienne…

You know in relation to your post, blogging I have come to find is the most powerful form of traffic generation to your products and niche content giving your brand an ever growing presense online!

My blog list is my biggest that explains it all!
Later Adrienne….Ed.

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Hey Ed,

You are definitely right Ed, it’s one of the best traffic generation methods there is. Which is how I got started to begin with thinking that traffic was all I wanted. Silly me!

Appreciate you stopping by today and thank you for your comment. Here’s wishing you all the best with your blogging experience.
:-)

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77 Marcus Baker
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Right still catching up but since today’s the 26th… looks like I’ll be in good time to catch your podcast!

What is so heartwarming to see here is all the amazing support you have from your “fans” Adrienne. It is true that as we give so we will receive so no surprises really…

You are passionate what you are doing and I can tell you are in perfect alignment with your purpose Adrienne. As they say down under “good on ya”!

~Marcus

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
August 26, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Welcome back Marcus,

I just listened to it over an hour ago and I did pretty good. It’s about 27 minutes long but not boring at all. I know that podcasts are a little more time consuming for people but after all their work is done, that’s the best time to just sit back and listen to me talk. :-) Oh, and laugh!!!

I appreciate that Marcus and I do feel so very blessed. I’m somewhat surprised at the number of people who have connected with me here but am thrilled and delighted for sure. Just warms my heart that everyone is so generous. See, there are still a lot of fabulous people in this world. I’m having the pleasure of meeting them through my blog and they are scattered everywhere. I even have you over in Australia! How cool is that! Watch out, I do intend to visit your lovely country one day!

Thank you again Marcus, I really appreciate you! Have a beautiful day!

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79 Jimmy/Life Architect
Twitter:
September 6, 2011 at 3:32 AM

Hi Adrienne,

This is the first time I am commenting on your blog. You are so friendly and active to your blogging community. I can’t wait to learn more from you. You can be sure I will be popping by to see all those guest posts and podcast that you have indicated on this post. Thank you for being so lively to us all.

Cheers

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
September 6, 2011 at 11:20 AM

Hi Jimmy, welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by today and leaving me a comment. I really appreciate it!

I love my blogging community, they are the best. I have learned so much for each and everyone who visits my blog and I have no doubt I’ll learn something from you as well. I just appreciate people taking the time to comment! :-)

Thank you for that and I hope you enjoy my other posts and interviews. I was so excited to just be asked. How flattering! Please do leave a comment on them and let me know how you think I did! Would love to hear your opinion.

Stop by any time! Love to have you! Until then, enjoy your day and have a fabulous week.

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81 Dr.Spencer Jones
Twitter:
June 9, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Good to read about your very first guest posts. Even though the first blog post link seems to be gone, I know the post would have helped add more readers to your site. Looking forward to reading your second guest post in Attraction Marketing Online.

Dr.Spencer Jones

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82 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 9, 2012 at 12:27 PM

They were good, I have to admit and for Steve’s blog it was the one that had the most comments over at his place. But, I know that Steve isn’t blogging any longer and now it looks like Diane isn’t either. What a shame, they both were doing such a fabulous job. Mavis’ post is the only one still live. It’s still getting comments too.

Thanks Spencer for going back through some of my older posts and checking them out.

~Adrienne

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