Tell Me Your Story


Marketing on Air
Here’s a simple but effective networking skill!
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Networking tip: Talk to the people sitting next to you at an event. It may sound obvious, but it doesn’t always happen.

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10 Ways to Downton Abbey


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Family Tree

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If you are a Downton Abbey fan and familiar with the characters of family and staff, then you are aware that Robert Crawley born in Downton, Yorkshire, Earl of Grantham AKA Lord Grantham, has fallen upon some financial distress. 

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And if you are a follower of Hide A Heart’s blog, you may have come to realise I have a tendency to ‘live by imagination’.

The concept is a strong carry over from childhood when I truly believed life would be like a movie musical in which my ‘imaginary’ husband and I would sing and dance our way through life. Real life has proven to include a few sour notes and missteps, but I hold fast to the idea of ‘living by imagination’ as one of my most cherished coping skills. You see, I ‘practice’ elegance and grace as one way of ‘creating magic’ in our home and the love note that connects us with Downton Abbey. Continue reading

2012 in review


This has been a remarkable year of continuing to keep my balance on the ‘cyber’ tight ropes! It’s paid off because the page rank for this blog is now at TWO and that’s in large part to setting up a blogging schedule, reading tons of blogging and other ‘techie’ articles, but most importantly, I owe much of what I have learned this year to the love notes received from my Networking Together Friends.

Hide A Heart 2012 WordPress Report 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 12 years to get that many views.

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NativeByDesignz


November 3, 2012

I am delighted to introduce Taylor McCoy. Taylor and I met through our Networking Together group on Facebook and have discovered we have a lot in common….We share a Performing Artist background, Handcraft Artisanship and we are both of the ‘chic age’.

Native Indian Inspired Style Jewelry

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Tips from Networking Together on Facebook


I joined a Networking Together group on Facebook that has turned into a RAINBOW move for Hide A Heart! I have developed a plethora of new skills and ‘virtually’ rich friendships.

Our Networking Together group is ‘by invitation only’ and everyone participates at his own level of comfort. Members brainstorm new social marketing ideas together, share tips and articles about social networking and protocol, teach one another new skills. We collectively appreciate that there are NO mistakes or stupid questions, only opportunities for learning.

Is is perfect? No! Is there a core group of active members? Yes! Will some members drop out or think the group is some ‘magic pill for powerful sales’ and become discouraged when sales seem illusive? Yes, but basically one would do well to figure~You’ll get out of the soup what you put into the soup!  Continue reading