My Personal Life Update in the Healthcare Field !!

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First of all, I want to apologize because I’ve been kind of MIA and inactive with my blog over the past week. If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you’ll see that I’ve recently just started a new job. After a year of working in an office, I’ve decided to go back into healthcare !! To be specific, I am currently a Certified Nursing Assistant and strongly considering Nursing School. I’ve been offered the opportunity twice in the past to go to Nursing School but I turned them down because I feared failing out and not actually making it through.
Nursing School is tough and you have to really really be committed to it in order to make it to the finish line but for some reason this time around I’m more confident in the fact that I can do it so I believe I’m going to give it a shot !! After starting in healthcare and then taking a break to test the waters of something else, I found that my true passion is helping and taking care of other people. I didn’t fit well in the office but I definitely feel like this part of healthcare is where my calling is at.

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As you can see I’m a little excited in this picture! Excuse my eyes though haha this filter has them looking a little creepy!
This week I have completed my first full week on my new job and I have to be honest .. I LOVE IT !! I feel like a natural fit. I guess it’s because I already kind of knew what to expect for the most part. The hardest and most challenging thing for me has been the struggle to get my body back adjusted to this type of work. Oh my gosh !! I really didn’t think it would be this rough. My feet have hurt SO bad everyday from being upon on them for several hours at a time and my back has been very sore from lifting and tugging on the patients to transfer them either into their beds or wheelchairs. Thankfully, my Husband has given me multiple massages and I’m just so grateful for him because if not, I probably would’ve whined about it until he finally gave in. 😂😂
So yeah , this is pretty much why I’ve been MIA on the blog this week! I’ve been very busy with getting adjusted to my new job 💙 I just want to say thank you to everyone who has still taken the time to stop by blog and show me some love !! I look forward to catching up on everything that you guys have been writing about so if you notice me commenting on some of your posts from dayssss ago, I’m just catching up! Love Y’all !! I wish you nothing but good, strong, positive vibes from this side of the world !! xoxo!

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How I Gained 1,000 Followers in 6 Months!!!

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I am extremely, extremely, extremely overwhelmed by the support, gratitude, testimonies, and healing that has happened on and through this blog!! I have to give God ALL the Glory for it though!! I thank Him for ultimately giving me the idea to write and join the Blogging Community! THANKS FOR 1,000+ FOLLOWERS!! I am SO blessed to be connected with you all. I appreciate y’all from the bottom of my heart. So as a way to give back, I want to use this opportunity to help y’all out if I can.

I’m no pro at blogging but I do want to share and shed some light on how I’ve gained 1,000 followers in my six months of blogging to encourage newbies and other fellow bloggers who might the need help 🙂 Y’all I know I just wanna see you be great !! There’s enough room for all of us to be successful !! Let’s dive right into this !!

  • COMMUNITY POOL

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For those of you who don’t know .. this is what the Community Pool looks like and if you run a blog on WordPress, you can find it in your “Reader” . As you can see, I just typed it in the Reader’s search bar and it popped up. It’s basically a post that’s shared every so often where bloggers can support one another with feedback and advice. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with many other bloggers who share the same niche with you as well as those outside of your niche to learn something new!! This is where I actually fell in love with the “Blogging Community.” The support and positive vibes here are nothing short of amazing! This is actually where I got my first 100+ followers 🙂

  • T w i t t e r .&&. I n s t a g r a m

Twitter and Instagram have been two of the most powerful and effective social media platforms for me to promote my blog on and connect with other people!! Basically, how I promote through these sites is share my link, add a photo and sometimes add small description on what that particular blog post is about. I really just try to make sure my post are as inviting as possible and before I actually post it, I tag different blog pages/groups that way my blog post is being shared on their pages and other bloggers can see it and connect with me if they’d like !! 🙂 It’s a great and fast way to attract a lot more traffic to your blog as well gain new followers and become followers of other bloggers. Here are some examples below on how I promote:

  • Twitter Blog Trains

My numbers in followers shot up quickly when I started getting involved in the Blog Trains on Twitter. Some people have really good luck with these and then there are some that don’t care too much for them. Me personally, I love them!! Basically, it’s just a big comment thread with all kinds of random people sharing their social media and blog links. (Twitter, Insta, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Blog & Google+) The whole point of it is to meet new people, gain more followers, and become new followers of others. Normally, after I go and follow someone on their sites, I’ll either comment and say, “Following!” and then I leave my link with it so it’s easy for them to find me. Here’s an example of what one of them looks like:

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  • F a c e b o o k – Blogging Support Groups!

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Joining and participating in these groups are a great way to connect and meet new bloggers as well !! As you can see, there are a variety of different blogging groups you can join. I just typed “blog” in the search bar so you could kind of get an idea of what different groups popped up but there are more than this! Check it out sometime if you haven’t already 🙂 It personally doesn’t do me any good to share my blog posts on my actual Facebook page but I get pretty active in these groups sometimes and it does help .. a lot !!
I hope you enjoyed this post and I really hope it helps you if you’re needing the help! Thanks again for following MY blog, supporting me and taking the time out to read what I write!! I love you all and appreciate you more than you will ever ever know!!

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