Hello to you all!!! I am very thankful for your continued support during these months that I have been missing in action.

Covid19 has dealt us all a harsh blow that I am hopeful will be abating soon.

Well we can dream!  I do believe that we will be drastically changed in its wake.

Mostly I am thankful for being here to experience our new beginnings. 

I have not been doing much painting, writing or recording since July.

There are a few Voice Over recording projects that have been put on hold. 

Shortly I will be back to continue those readings for my FB Page as well as my PodBean podcasts and my Guided Sleep App endeavors.

I went to California to give care to my Daughter Alexis, when she was released from Acute Care after her recovery from a Stroke. 

The report on her progress is a good one. By the time you read this she should be out of managed care and doing therapy at home. 

I have had to return home due to another emergency at my home.

My artwork was being created for my Grand & Great GrandChildren.

Now however, my daughter is in need of financial assistance.

I decided that I should dedicated a body of word for sale to her:

is called The Alexis Collection. 

Every week she was in the hospital I made a new piece, from March to July,2020.

I would like to invite you to view this work at my web store page:

arlenesartshoppe.com  or there is a link from my website arlenemcguire.com

I am hopeful that you will find a piece you will purchase. 

Please know how thankful I will be.  

Your contributions from these sales will be used to purchase at home stroke therapy equipment for Alexis.

Over time, I hope to expand the collection with the sale of Caps and Tea Shirts.

I hope you will return in the future.

Continued good health to everyone. 

Those who are reading this and are struggling, 

I hope your turnaround will be very soon.

Those who have lost family and friends, I pray the comforter will come to lift you up.

Let us continue to make every attempt, to love each other unconditionally a little more

every day.

Welcome to my website. I am thankful for the opportunity to share my story.
I am happy that you will be able to venture out into the other pages I have on the web, with just one click.

You can jump into the page you prefer and see what new happenings are there.
This will enable you to catch up with me in any of the ways I try to encourage, inspire and talk to visitors.

The areas you have probably scouted are the Painting, the Podcast,
the Author, lastly the Sleep Initiative App.
This has been an exciting time for me these past few months into 2020.
I found a catchphrase I really like for my mission
“We Stand & We Strive”
It felt so right this month saying those words, as we celebrate Women.
I am so very happy about having found ways of expressing my passion, my gifts with others.
If only to remind someone out there that it is never too late.
That one small or great thing you can do will enable the Spirit of someone.
Just do it!
You may never find out what your action has achieved in another person’s life.
But know that the Universe has acknowledged your heartfelt actions.

So I look forward to saying a few words every couple of weeks.
To share the achievements of that time and tell you about plans I am probably putting in place.

I hope that you will comment and I hope that I will help you feel your need to move into your gift, and manifest your purpose in some small way.

Thank you for being here.
We’ll talk again

Arlene McGuire

Plan Your Content

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If you’re considering adding a blog to your site, you’ll want to have a plan beforehand. Planning your blog will help your subject matter remain consistent over time. It’ll also help you determine whether or not there’s enough material to maintain a steady stream of posts.

One pitfall many new bloggers run into is starting a blog that isn’t posted to frequently enough. A shortage of recent posts can give your visitors a bad impression of your business. One may think “I wonder if they’re still in business” or “they may want to hire a writer.”

A blog, like any other customer facing aspect of your business, communicates your brand. If it isn’t maintained and given proper attention, people will notice. Post regularly and keep your content fresh. Give your audience a reason to visit often.

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Categories and Tags

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If you write about a variety of subjects, categories can help your readers find the posts that are most relevant to them. For instance, if you run a consulting business, you may want some of your posts to reflect work you’ve done with previous clients, while having other posts act as informational resources. In this particular case, you can set up 2 categories: one labeled Projects and another labeled Resources. You’d then place your posts in their respective categories.

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Pages vs. Posts

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If you’re new to WordPress you may be wondering what’s the big deal behind Pages and Posts. At first glance they appear to be one and the same: if you were to create either a new page or a new post you’d be presented with nearly identical interfaces and in many cases the public appearance of pages and posts will look the same.

Don’t let this fool you. There’s a very fundamental difference between the two and that difference is what makes CMSs, like WordPress, great platforms for integrating blogs with traditional websites.

Pages

Think about the kind of pages that make up a typical website. Most often you’ll see pages like “Home”, “About Us”, “Services”, “Contact Us”, etc. Within WordPress these are often treated as Pages; documents that have no particular regard for the time they were posted.

For example, when you visit the “About Us” page of your favorite company’s website you don’t expect the content to be very different from what was available there a week ago.

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