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  1. Gail foglietta
    March 22, 2017 @ 7:32 am

    Suzy, this post is so interesting. Thanks for explaining how a blog works. It has been fascinating to watch your blog grow and become more and more sophisticated. I’m so proud of all you have accomplished. You are a delightful woman of God and I pray he blesses your endeavor.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      March 22, 2017 @ 8:14 am

      Gail, thank you so much for your sweet comment. It really means the world to me to have your support and love! I’m grateful for the fact that you and all my Theta sisters have been cheering for me! Thanks for the part you’ve played in my growth. xoxo Suzy

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  2. Connor
    March 22, 2017 @ 8:09 am

    Congratulations, Mom! I’ve watched your blog grow from idea to trademark, and I’m so glad that you’re doing what you love and being a blessing to others.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      March 22, 2017 @ 8:18 am

      Connor, thank you, my precious! I love you! You have cheered me all along the way, and I am so grateful! No matter what happens with this little endeavor, being your mom was what I was created to be and I’ve loved every minute of it. YOU make ME proud! xoxo Mom

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  3. Kim
    March 22, 2017 @ 8:23 am

    Hello Suzy! I recently found your blog with an Empty Next Google search. My 4th and 5th children are leaving simultaneously this summer (out of 5 total) and I’m feeling just fine about it, since I “know the score” from children 1-3. My oldest (daughter) is married with two children (yes, grandkids are the best :).) We are planning a down-size move from Tampa Bay to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area (hi, neighbor!) as soon as my youngest graduates from HS and we can get the house ready. My husband of 35 yrs. and I are looking forward to living the “rest of our lives.” I looking forward to getting to know you better through your posts. It sounds like we have many shared values/interests. Thanks for letting me use this space to introduce myself. Blessings, Kim

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    • Suzy
      March 22, 2017 @ 10:07 am

      Oh, Kim, I am sooo glad to meet you! It sounds like you have so much you could teach me! I am excited that you are coming to Dallas! Please stay in touch and let’s meet in person once you get here! Empty nesters always need new friends!!! Thanks for your sweet comment! Xoxo Suzy

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  4. Trish
    March 23, 2017 @ 3:23 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on your trademark!!!! LOVE your blog!!! So happy to have “found” you!!!

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      March 23, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

      Trish, oh goodness, thank you so much for your sweet encouragement and kind words. You made my day! Blessings to you, Suzy xoxo

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  5. Angela RobertsonA
    March 23, 2017 @ 9:07 pm

    I am so proud of you!
    My two pre-retirement, empty nest, businesses are cabi stylist and accounting consulting.

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      March 23, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

      Angela, Thanks for your sweet comment! Isn’t it fun to start a new career in the empty nest? I’ve loved it and women like you continue to inspire me! xoxo, Suzy

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  6. Margie
    June 16, 2017 @ 8:55 am

    Hi, and thank you for what you do for women.

    Regarding affiliate links, do you check the websites of the retailers that you love, looking for affiliate info? Or is there a central site where you can apply for access to affiliate links? I’ve researched a little, and saw somewhere that retailers want to see a lot of traffic on your blog before they allow access. Is that correct?

    Best,
    Margie

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      August 31, 2017 @ 9:52 am

      Margie,
      Ahhhh! I am so sorry, but I just now saw your comment. Somehow I didn’t get notified like I usually do when someone leaves a comment. I am with rewardStyle (rewardstyle.com for more info) and I do most of my affiliate links through them. You have to apply and be accepted and the competition is pretty tough! (I can’t believe they said, yes to me, TBH!). If you are still interested, I’d love to visit further about it with you and I would be willing to sponsor you if you think you are serious about it. If you don’t want to get that serious, the next best options are probably Amazon Affiliates and ShopStyle. Please email me at suzy@emptynestblessed.com if you want to continue the conversation. xoxo Suzy

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  7. Lisa Batten Kunkleman
    April 17, 2018 @ 2:12 pm

    This is a very concise piece. I’m working on Connie rooms between my social media sites. All the time required with tech devices in hand can leave me feeling I need to lay it all aside and get back to living real life looking around at this glorious world. Then I remember I’m a writer and a storyteller who enjoys photos to accompany the stories. I’m once agai. Thankful that I can write and send it out into the world at my own whim. I don’t have to wait for magazines to publish my work. I’m my own boss. It’s all about balance. A difficult thing to manage but wonderful when you get a handle on it. Looks like you’re doing a wonderful job. As a fellow empty nester who loves to write about universal topics and life stages, I’m happy to make your acquaintance. I’m going to the Charlotte Writers’ Club meeting tonight to hear a panel discuss what this blog is about. Advancing through social media. I’m looking forward to to some new info. It changes every day. Write on. Lisa

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    • Lisa Batten Kunkleman
      April 17, 2018 @ 2:14 pm

      Please ignore all the typos. My phone has a mind of its own. Hopefully you understand what I meant without having to play Madgab to figure it out. Ha Lisa

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      April 17, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

      Lisa,
      Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement! Yes, I love to write too, but with blogging, I purposely write like I am having a conversation with my readers. (My friends tell me I write EXACTLY the way I talk – which is the highest compliment since that’s what I’m aiming for!) One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that I need to be consistent with my posting schedule, both with my blog posts and with social media. I write on such a variety of topics, I don’t expect that every post will appeal to every person, and that’s okay with me. I still want my readers to know that I’m going to be here on a regular schedule for them. When it comes to social media, the algorithms work against you if you don’t publish fresh content often. People wonder why their social media engagement is down, but they don’t publish often enough to push through the algorithms and get to the top of people’s feeds. Finally, I’ve discovered that people want to follow a PERSON, not a blog, per se. The more I share of myself, in images, thoughts, and opinions, the more they like it! It’s so good to connect with another blogger. I got on your blog and read some of your funny, funny stuff. You are such a talent, and I’m honored that you want to read Empty Nest Blessed! Have a great time at your Writer’s Club meeting tonight! xoxo Suzy

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