Win a Solatube Daylighting System

Want to win a Solatube Daylighting System AND Glass Distractions fixture of your choice? Just start answering these trivia questions.
The theme is sunlight. How many glasses milk would you need to equal the same amount of Vitamin D produced by only 20 minutes of sunlight exposure? (Hint: We posted this previously as a “fun fact of the day.”)

Please email your answer to by end of day Monday, Dec. 19. Thanks!!

Tip # 25:  Take an interesting photo

Take an interesting or unusual photo and submit it to the press, especially your community paper. Photos can be used a variety of ways: for publicity, your website, blog posts, and content for social media. In terms of submitting to the news media, go for the low-hanging fruit first: your local community paper. They nearly always accept submitted photos. They tend to run things like people receiving awards or recognition, charitable events, and people mentoring kids or volunteering in the community. Be sure to read your community paper religiously to determine what they run and then plan accordingly.

It can be hard to write blog posts that sound authentic, yet intelligent, and offer value to others. Stream of consciousness and what we had for breakfast just don’t fly as subjects. And, not only should there be value in the post, but it should show some of the author’s unique perspective and personality.

How does one accomplish this in a mere blog post? I don’t have all the answers and sometimes I realize I’m just not that funny or witty when I’m writing, so the logical thing is to put it off, right? When I do that, I just end up hating myself and promising to do a better job tomorrow.

So, that just leaves me with the subject of my cats, which I could write about incessantly. Yes, I am a crazy cat lady. I am currently battling a band of raccoons that are sneaking into my “catio” area to eat my kitties’ food. They are smart, smarter than me, oh yes. After spending a king’s ransom on cat food, only to have it polished off by the marauders during the night, I realized I was up against formidable challengers. I finally got a clue and started bringing in the food at nightfall – we will see how long it takes for the raccoons to move their raid elsewhere.

Okay, writing that wasn’t so hard. I am sure, dear readers, that you found this post to be full of personality (die-hard cat lover), authentic (soul-baring honesty about loving cats), intellect (outsmarting raccoons) and value (what to do when wildlife plunders your pet food). Until next time, happy blogging to you all!

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