Where my warped brain went with this innocent question

Image by Martin Webeling from Pixabay

This conversation actually happened

Hubby (standing in another room in the house): Do you know what a Magic Fly is?

Me: Huh?

Hubby: I’ve got a product registration card here for a Magic Fly, but I don’t know what a Magic Fly is. Do you?

Me (walking into the other room, then looking at the card): No

Hubby: Magic Fly, Magic Fly…. I can’t think what that could be, can you?

Me: Well — I can think what it COULD be.

Hubby: What?

Me — pausing, wondering if I should say what has entered my mind. A smile creeps onto my face.

Hubby: What?

I’m lucky, so why don’t I feel that way?

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I’ve got to write quickly before Pandemic Anne arrives.

These days my brain seems to have two bosses.
1) Positive, can-do Anne
2) Pandemic Anne — also known as sad, pathetic Anne

Pandemic Anne tells me there are already more words written online than can ever be read. She tells me to sit my lazy butt on the couch with popcorn and a glass of Riesling and find something to watch. This is why I must write quickly before she arrives.

I used to consider myself pretty even-keeled and upbeat, but I am far less so one year into lockdown.

Don’t let one bad review spoil your online reputation

Critical Review Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay, face and words added by Anne Emerick

Last year, I helped a small business owner, let’s call him ‘Sam’, get registered in Google Business listings. I explained that without ‘being in Google maps,’ his business wouldn’t show up in local search results.

We created a Google Business listing with photos of his work. Still, with zero reviews, it lacked credibility despite his 30 years in business. A competitor had over 20 reviews and a 4.8 rating. Sam tried asking customers to leave a review for him. Two of them gave him a 5-star rating but without an accompanying review.

Then things went from bad to worse when…

The problem with investing that no one is talking about

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Anne Emerick

A programmer by day, author by night. When I put on running tights, I like to imagine I’m a super hero. Creator of Follow me if you dare.

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