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4 Useful Sites for Picking Up Freelance Blogging Work

4 Useful Sites for Picking Up Freelance Blogging Work

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The Fasting Lane: All About Juice Fasts

The Fasting Lane: All About Juice Fasts

What is Juicing?

As humans, we have tried to eat everything under the sun, below the dirt, and in the water. There are some things we have found to improve our health and even our lifespan. On the contrary, though, we have also found comfort in foods that are not healthy for us and bring nothing but harm to our bodies. Our damaged bodies can develop diseases and create pains we did not think were possible. There are multiple ways to deal with these issues, but today we will talk about one; juicing.

Juicing is the process of turning a solid food into a liquid- usually in a blend to consume. In most situations, the blends are of fruits and vegetables for those trying to stay healthy or gain energy. One of the benefits of blending the fruits with vegetables (or just vegetables or just fruits) is that you are able to take in the nutrients processed and refined foods will not give you. These nutrients provide your body with the necessary tools it needs to heal and nourish itself the correct way, instead of making up for the missing links with unrecognizable toxins.

Fasting

Deciding to go on a juicing fast will be a huge leap in the right direction to telling your body, “Hey, it’s time to get to work.” If you are new to juicing completely, you may want to consult with your physician and ask them if you are well enough to do so. When approved, be ready for the longest three days to begin because your body will feel it on day one, two, and three.

While the cleansing takes place, your body will recognize the correct nutrients and on days 1-4 make sure you are near a restroom. Your bowel movements will not look like it belongs on the cover of Vogue, but it is a small trophy to you from your body in thanks.

Making it through the first week is always the hardest because you will crave solids, but you must stay strong and always remember the first four days if you begin to cave in. If not the first week, then in the second you will notice a huge boost of natural energy, your skin will glow and you may even smile a little more.

After 21 days of fasting, you will see a big difference (especially if you chose to take a before and after photo) in your weight. The body’s need to get rid of its waste will take off a few pounds [naturally] as an added bonus.

Obesity

If you are doing the juicing and you are obese the same rules apply; see your physician first, be near a restroom the first 1-4 days and be ready to beg yourself time and time again not to fall into the arms of temptation.

Juicing while obese is not the easy way out of avoiding the gym or any physical exercise. Juicing is the start of a commitment or the beginning of a new, healthy journey. Taking part in a juicing fast will help you shed pounds to be able to go for a walk, a jog, or even the gym when you are ready.

What are you losing?

Often, people jump right into the juicing and have no idea what they are going to be doing to their body. You will be getting rid of the years worth of waste in your liver, kidneys, and bloodstream. Any dying cells, chemicals, and trans fats along with the unhealthy amount of mucus the body holds onto.

What are you gaining?

Longevity, healthy habits, and the want to do more with life. You gain the will to love yourself more as your body starts to function the way it was meant to. Who knows, you may want to pass on your story and encourage others to be healthier as well.

Anything else?

Never, by any means, EVER replace your food source with water only. Some people assume that a water fast is the same as a juice fast and it is not. A water fast will not replace the nutrients or give your body that energy it needs to burn any bad fats. This type of fasting is also going to put your body into starvation mode where it will begin to attack itself. Juicing is, again, food in a liquid form so you will not be missing anything vital.

If your doctor should deny your request for a juicing fast, listen to them. It is important you take their advice and ask them to help you with losing weight, gaining weight or just maintaining overall health.

20 Easy Blog Topic Ideas

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Soulmates vs. Life Partners

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9 Tips on Obtaining Success in Blogging

9 Tips on Obtaining Success in Blogging

The world is alive and the internet is its heart! Part of keeping the heart beating is becoming a blogger that everyone loves to see. If you have never written a blog before, that is perfectly fine. There is a first time for everything, but you must know that writing a successful blog is not easy. With that being said, here are 10 tips to help you reach the top:

1. Know your topic(s): In the world of blogging, there will be a ton of people who want to dominate the same topic you have in mind. What makes or breaks the newer blogs is knowing what you are talking about, knowledge. Are you educated on the topic? Are you ready to face the trolls who will try to prove you wrong?

If you do not know your topic, that is okay as long as you are willing to do the homework and gain the knowledge. Unless you are an outlet similar to “The Onion” people frown upon blogs (or other outlets) that give false information.

2. Determine your audience: After getting to know your topic, you will want to write the content in the tone of who you are trying to attract to your page. Setting a tone is not just about how you write, but what you write. When you write television reviews to attract ages 20-30 you would not do a review on The Backyardigans or Dora the Explorer. Sure, there are some adults who enjoy those shows, but not enough to attract a large enough audience.

3. Be comfortable with your content: There are an excessive amount of beginner blogs that try to please potential viewers without knowing what to post. If you are a writer that does better without being in front of a camera, keep your articles written. The same goes for vloggers who are not good with putting their all into writing. If you are not comfortable with what you put out, it shows and you will lose your crowd.

4. Make it interactive: One of the most important things on this list is keeping your blog interactive. From comments to mini games that you have on your website, your audience should be able to engage with one another and talk with people they have things in common with. If you have a forum associated with your blog, people will come back as often as they can if the content is good, the site is professional and others come back as well.

5. Engage with your audience: Engaging with your audience is just as important as making it interactive. When you engage with the people who help you keep your blog alive, you will find that it is easier to receive feedback, keep track of trolls in the comments and even get suggestions. Listening and speaking to the interactors will help keep them there as well as creating a more of an audience/fan base.

6. Update often: If there are no words, there are no readers. The internet is known for being fast paced and keeping up with the times. Most blogs follow a schedule like webcomics, reviewers, vloggers, and other media- which makes up more than 50% of what people search for online. If you start a blog that takes off nicely, but cannot keep up with the content then your best bet is to make use of the queue or hire content writers. Otherwise, you will lose your audience faster than you gained them.

7. Learn to love promos: I get it, you do not want to shove your blog in another person’s face or flood their Facebook news feed with links back to your blog. Guess what? If you keep your links to yourself, you will be the only one reading or watching anything you post. Self-promoting your blog can be an extremely good idea if your content matches your friends. Why? Well, because your friends will share with their friends and their friends will share with their friends and so on, so forth. Spending that extra change to have an ad on Facebook or paying for ad space on a blog that is important to you will pay off in the long run.

8. Guest Post: Guest posting is exactly what it sounds like. Your blog is your baby by this point and you should be willing to get along with other bloggers to promote yourself. This includes finding another blog to write an article for or even a vlogger to show your face and vocally promote yourself through a video. Writing for any blog or showing up in a video with a large fan base can be good for you, but writing for blogs like yours and showing up in videos with related content is even better!

9. BE PATIENT: What many people who have blogs never tell you- unless they are teaching you about blogs- is that it… is… slow. The beginning of everyone’s journey into this field is not hundreds of thousands of followers immediately. No, instead, they had to break their fingers writing interesting content and sharing until their friends reached through their devices and turned off their screens. Patience is key when trying to grab a huge following, but if you are happy with a smaller following then that is perfectly okay, too!

On Being an Indigo

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Healthy Snacking: How To

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