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The Reputation Economy Review


Life in the Reputation Economy is everything but simple. There was a time when your reputation was built on what YOU actually said, did, or did not do.

In The Reputation Economy Micheal Fertik describes how your reputation is determined by your digital clicks intentional and unintentional. Your reputation and integrity are both determined by who you follow on social media, what posts you like, comment on, and what ads you click.
Michael Fertik explains the current and developing technology that allows all digital information to be stored, filed, shared and analyzed. The results then place you in categories in order to better Market to you, learn your patterns and behaviors, and determine if you are a valid candidate for a job or housing. 

"...because of the growth of digital reputation, your reputation may be more valuable than cash currency." (pg.6)

I appreciated that the book opened my eyes to the power of social media. The consequence of a simple like or follow. Reputation Economy also offers ideas to help navigate the evolving digital world. It offers insight on repairing a tainted digital reputation, and reminded me of the market expansion it creates for those seeking to do business online.
The Reputation Economy should be read by all people using the internet in big and small ways. All young people opening their first social media accounts and college students should be required to read this book. I can't say it would stop all regretful posts from being published however, it certainly will minimize the frequency.
The Reputation economy is not a quick easy read but the wealth of knowledge is certainly worth the time.
"..at the end of the day the best reputation management strategy is simply to earn it by bringing more value to your employer and your customers, treating others well, and being socially and environmentally responsible." (pg.216)

Learn More about the Author Micheal Fertik and his work at Reputation.com 
Thanks for stopping by If you read this book come back and tell me what you think about it. I would like to know your thoughts!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for free from the Blogging for Books Publishing Group for this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Judgey Moms


To all my Mom friends,

Please take the time to click the link and watch the Video. It is thought provoking and hilarious !!

This video from The Mother Hood shows, judging parents on the playground (or anywhere) not only does little good, but also sounds pretty silly.


Fitness for real people


By this point of the New Year people have started to fall off with their weight loss programs and diet plans.Everyone says they plan on getting in shape, losing weight getting on a budget etc etc. but
Most of the time we don't really act on those goals because we are actually content in our "mess".

Other times we don't move forward with our goals because we don't know where to start.
If your stuck in your goal for better overall physical health and fitness I have a suggestion to get you started.

Number One. Make an assessment.

Are you really out of shape, eating poorly and NEED to lose weight OR are you caught up in the cultural hype that women need to always struggle with wanting to be thinner.

If you assess that you do in fact need to be in better shape.
Then take the step towards creating an exercise plan and a better nutritional plan for yourself.

I recently discovered a incredible down to earth Fitness Youtuber and I had to share.

I love her get real, motivational videos and simple to follow and understand workout plans . If you need some encouragement and a little nudge to keep you going watch this short video and subscribe to her emails. Its kinda like having a personal trainer!
You can find MarC on Youtube, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Happy Healthy Journey to you all. and  Your Welcome!

YouTube for School


I love when something otherwise known for foolishness can be redeemed for good. I read an article by an other homeschooling mom and realized that many other homeschoolers use YouTube to supplement their lessons. You definitely have to be careful with YouTube because the ads and suggested videos are not allows appropriate for children. However, you can also go to this part of  Youtube and find a variety of education videos Divided by learning stages. History, science, Physics, art just about anything you can think of is there.On my other blog, I  post several videos and lessons for my children there. Click here If you want to get an idea of  how I use the you tube videos.

The other great Home School or Education resource is of course Pinterest! Do a search for the topic or grade you need crafts or science projects for and you will find so many incredible ideas.
Here is my Home school Pin Board to get you started or would like to follow.
I also have a Classical Conversations Board for the current cycle we are working on.

Any Homeschoolers or teachers have other free online Educational resources you use?
Please share.

Thanks for stopping by remember to never stop learning.
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