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I talked in my last vlog, Social Networking Coaching Club about how Ann Evanston’s bootcamp has changed everything for me including getting me blogging. I am very honored this week to have been asked to be a contributor/writer/reviewer for a blogger friend of mine. She has a Book Review Website called Katie’s Bookcase and I am very excited that, on that blog, I get to talk about one of my greatest passions – reading. I hope you’ll all have a listen, a look at Katie’s Bookcase and also leave comments. You can also follow my blogger friend at her other blog Sluiter Nation or on twitter @ksluiter or you might just spot both of us at #wineparty on Twitter at 7pm EST as we both like to drink wine 🙂

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I am talking today about what got me into blogging and more into doing something I love – using social media networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linked In.

I have been lucky enough that my company, Cultural Care AuPair, offered me the opportunity to take Ann Evanston’s Social Networking Coaching Club bootcamp. This course has changed my life and has enabled me to break free of the constraints of living in a fairly remote area and of a dislike of ‘sales’.

The course has taught me how I can build relationships online and that that can eventually grow my business and also find some great friends along the way. Through this I hope I know I will  find many families for whom hosting an AuPair is a great option for childcare.

I hope that some of you will be inspired to take a a look at Ann’s bootcamp and not miss out on this great opportunity to get a lifetime membership for half the price it normally costs. I know I plan on becoming a lifetime member and I have also become an affiliate because I believe in Ann’s coaching so deeply.

Are you inspired to take a look? What do you think? Have you already taken Ann’s bootcamp and if so would you like to  share your experiences to add to mine?

Many of us Mums work at home (or are WAHM’s) because we want to stay at home with our kids and raise them. Is it an easy option? No way man! Some days you feel that you are being pulled a million ways and the school vacations are the hardest. Some people choose to get a little extra help such as having an AuPair and some use camps etc. And some go it alone. I thought I’d do a list today of all the things I fit into just one day, though no two days are the same,  just to show what I do!

  • Answer and delete emails whilst chatting to my program director on Skype
  • Check Facebook updates
  • Check Twitter
  • Post recently prepared blog post
  • Start to prepare next blog post
  • Brainstorm other blog post ideas
  • listening to audio book of ‘Trust Agents‘ by Chris Brogan and Julian Smith while doing other things
  • kids wake up –
  • friends kid arrives so my 10 yr old can watch her for an hour
  • friends kid leaves – play date arrives for youngest
  • Update Facebook Business page
  • Put load in washer
  • talk to guy building fence about gate hinges
  • Wait! Realise haven’t had breakfast!
  • Post transition AuPair onto my website and onto Craigslist
  • Got distracted from breakfast so have early lunch
  • Empty dishwasher while making kids and me lunch
  • Load dishwasher and clean up kitchen after lunch
  • Put clothes in dryer
  • Update my business website some more
  • Youngest going to pool with friend, get all her stuff together and sunscreen her
  • Take eldest to music lesson
  • Run home and start doing some work on Social Networking Coaching Club with Ann Evanston stuff
  • Pick eldest up from music lesson
  • Dryer finished – fold clothes quick so I don’t have to iron
  • Put clothes away
  • Youngest phones and asks if friend can come for sleepover
  • Quick rethink on dinner for 5 not 4
  • Start dinner
  • Hubby arrives – needs to talk a lot about his day in his new role
  • Try to be as attentive as possible while feeding 3 kids and getting them helping lay table etc
  • After dinner do some more work on blog post ideas (and yes this is part of my work!) whilst watching So You Think You can Dance
  • Watch news a little
  • Forgot about fielding all the ‘can we have’s’ etc between all this.
  • Fall into bed and read latest book Olive Kitteridge for 1/2 an hour
  • Sleep!

And this was on a day that I didn’t do any cleaning or meet friends or go to the gym!!!!

What’s you day like? Is it as hectic as mine? Tell me about your life.

This is not what I planned for my second blog post but I’m extremely excited so am going to go with the flow and talk about this.

For the last few weeks I have been throwing myself into a social media coaching club which my very forward thinking company Cultural Care AuPair is giving us the opportunity to take as they see the future of viral marketing.

This Coaching Club is run by Ann Evanston and she is teaching us how to use social media to grow our business the right way. I have found Ann to be inspirational and one of the main things I am learning from Ann is to be a go giver in social media. This means engaging with people, commenting, liking and just generally being open and friendly on social media. those of you that have known me for a while will know that I don’t find that concept very difficult as I get told I spend too much time on facebook often enough 😀

Well, needless to say, I have taken Ann at her word and I’m liked all her business pages on facebook, follow her on twitter etc etc. I comment and like everything that’s interesting at all to me by all my friends and I have started blogging and commenting and following other people’s blogs. And I can highly recommend all you bloggers out there click on that link and join in with Blogger Monday with Ann Evanston.

Every Friday Ann announces a fan of the week (based on commenting, liking etc) on her business page; Warrior-Preneur and I am honored and excited to be chosen as this week’s fan of the week – eek!

We recorded a podcast interview yesterday which you can listen to here and also I answered a few questions in writing which will be on her website blog. Ann will also be putting this out on facebook and twitter throughout the week which will hopefully bring me more friends and followers and one day more referrals and business – but the relationships are the fun bit for me 🙂

Anyway, I hope you’ll take the time to look at and listen to my interview and tell me what you think – I’d love to hear your comments!