Hello again everyone. Welcome to another Steve Scott’s Sunday Selection. I hope that you all have had a wonderful week. The big topic of the coming week will be Thanksgiving. At least for those in the US. This is a popular holiday that has come to mean a time of togetherness, family and a big relaxing meal. Oh and football lot and lots of American Football.
One of the things I always enjoyed about Thanksgiving is that it seem to me to be the unofficial start of the Christmas Season. Right after the Holiday man Christmas decorations popped up here and there. Christmas spirit begins to get in the air since it is roughly one month away.
Well as Ralph, Justin and Bob point out many might have noticed Christmas sales promotion seems to come earlier each year. You get Santa displays right next to Pumpkin and Pumpkins right next to “Back to school” specials. At the rate they are going, Christmas advertising will soon begin on January 1st .
While on the topic of Thanksgiving check out this article by Fran where she discusses a little bit about the day of Thanksgiving. To get a little more into the “Thanksgiving spirit” here is an article by, “Worker Bee” about how to try something a little different for Thanksgiving a nice roasted duck.
To finish out the Thanksgiving theme, let’s talk fitness. Often fitness is ignored from Thanksgiving to New Year. This is considered a time to “enjoy” ourselves after all. While that is true if you take a little care now, it will make your New Year’s resolution of losing weight or exercising more that much easier if you lay some groundwork now.
To encourage a little fitness here are two really good articles to energize you “just a little bit”. Evelyn goes over some very basic ideas on how to lightly exercise. The truth is you do not need to work yourself to exhaustion to get some benefit. Sometimes parking the car on the far side of the lot and walking can have some benefits. Susan writes the second article and encourages you in what will be the first in a series of fitness challenges running through the New Year. I am all for enjoying the holidays, but a “little” effort can help for the New Year.
Finally, football, eating and family may be what Thanksgiving means to many people, but it is not really in the true, “Spirit” of the Holiday. Irving gives us some great reasons to give thanks that we all might take to heart during this holiday season. If you haven’t already I would like you to also take a moment to think about helping others during this season. Actually, think about it year round, but this season is a great place to start.
I have been a busy beaver working on some of my forthcoming info products, along with all the personal stuff with getting back home. I am not the only one out there working on an info product. Kevin has challenged everyone to create some sort of info-product, free report, program, really create ANYTHING during the next 30 days.
Of course, Moon being the busy little bee she is completed her first eBook the same day the challenge started. Check it out to get some great insight on Passive Income and Blogging.
Finally Murray really dedicates himself to the 30 day challenge in his usual, over the top manner. Now I challenge the rest of you. Work on that info product, white paper, lead magnet or free report. If you have enough to say about your niche to blog on it with frequency you should have enough to say to make an info product of some sort that is worthwhile to people.
There is no better way to discuss some “random posts” than to talk about one that is not really random at all. It has been a long while since I have done a guest post but I have one out there for the first time in months. Affiliate Marketing for Smart People. Please swing on by Brandon’s great site and check it out.
Glen discusses a great method of linking. It is like a “link wheel” but sort of different. If you have no idea what a link wheel is: this is a MUST read. If you do know what a link wheel is, it is still worth reading.
Since I have been back, I have gotten a fair bit accomplished. Not as much as I would have “liked” to have done, though. I have gone out and hung out with friends on more than one occasion when perhaps I “should” be working. This post by Ali really addressed a question I asked myself a few times. Is it a needed break, or laziness?
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I wanted to direct you all to Ben. Ben is having his blogs First Birthday party. Swing on by, wish him well and check out many of his great historical articles.
Well, that is it for another Sunday. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and have a great coming week. Enjoy the holidays if you celebrate Thanksgiving. Have a great week even if you don’t.Take Action. Get Results.