Summary and December 2014 Comment Authors Thanked


My Posts In December 2014

I finally got back to one post a week.

In the past I've tried doing more – evenly daily at one point – but it didn't work for me on several levels. I find that one post a week is achievable – and probably all that I can cope with – so that is good standard to set myself as my goal for 2015.

Here's a quick summary of the posts I made this last month in case anyone missed them:

  • I wrote the first draft of my book, as discussed in my post Build a Business by Building a Blog
  • Special thanks to James McAllister for a great review of my new eBook: From Social Media Beginner To Expert. James is an affiliate for my product, and a great blogger, so do pop over and hear what he has to say. If you decide to buy the eBook, please buy it via James as a thank-you for all his hard work.
  • After the effort of the eBooks I needed a quick post and a great Sales Funnel image from Yaro came along at just the right time to link in with Why Have a Blog For Your Business?

Christmas 2014

Xmas2014-minWell – what better Christmas gift could I have had than the bonus we didn't expect? That was sitting at the table for Christmas lunch with my Mum after she had been so ill this year.

Yes – she managed to eat most of the gorgeous Christmas lunch my daughter-in-law Elke cooked for us all and she was the first to ask for Christmas Pudding too!

My Dad – as you'll see from the picture – had had enough of photographs and just wanted to “Tuck in”. Not bad for being in their 90s! Thanks to all my blogging friends for their good wishes to Mum and Dad.

Goals for 2015

December 2014 saw my earlier goal to publish an Internet Marketing eBook come to fruition – finally. I hope many Beginners To Social Media will be helped by reading the eBook, and by joining the community it will introduce you to.

My goal for 2015 is to build on that success with more eBooks and resources promoting the importance of a blog to any online business. What is your goal for 2015? Please share in the Comments below.

Thanks To My Comment Authors For December 2014

Last but most certainly not least, I will end 2014 with huge thanks to my readers who have helped me and encouraged me to keep going when things got tough in 2014.

Comments on this blog in December 2014

Hi, My name is Adrienne.
I made 6 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Harleena Singh.
I dropped 5 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Edward Thorpe.
I made 4 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is ikechi.
I made 3 awesome comments.


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Jassica Bella - January 1, 2015

Hi Joy ,

Very Interesting Post , Congrats , Summary and December 2014 Comment Authors Thanked Good , i hope 2015 your Blogging life Success , ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep it up ,


    Joy Healey - January 1, 2015

    Thanks Jassica, and good luck to you too for 2015.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

Harleena Singh - January 1, 2015

Hi Joy,

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

Such a delight to see your parents – God Bless them! These are indeed treasured moments, so precious, aren’t they? Reminds me of my parents too, though I lost my Mom long back.

You have achieved a great deal in 2014, especially the ebooks, and I am sure you’re going to do wonders in this year as well. I am in the process of planning as yet, as I am taking a little break till the mid of this month, so might not be visiting your blog till then – to decide on a lot of things, especially the ABC, which is going to be the main focus, along with a few more changes on the blog.

Thanks for sharing this with us, and all the best for all the days of this year too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Joy Healey - January 1, 2015

    Hi Harleena

    Great to see you here again, and thanks for your visits and help in 2014. (Particularly for explaining so patiently how to fix my recent problem LOL)

    I’m really pleased you have more plans for the Aha-Now Blog Community, although it’s already a great place to be. I’ve met some wonderful bloggers over there, some of them have been kind enough to come over to my blog too.

    Enjoy the rest of your holiday break, and thanks for visiting me when you’re supposed to be resting LOL.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

Enstine Muki - January 1, 2015


Happy New Year to you my dear friend and thanks for this gift ๐Ÿ˜‰ I just switched on my PC this morning to find you just sent us ( your comment authors ) a mail and I was so excited to have been part of your blog again in busy December.

FYI Joy, 2015 is a great year for us. As long as I know you, there is no fear. I’m assured.

If I don’t have blogs to read this year, I know I have yours ๐Ÿ˜‰ If everyone else has vowed to leave me, I’m confident you’ll be by my side. So with you, I’m so so satisfied.

Your new look, your products,ah! Just look around you. The Glory of the Almighty God, his Wisdom and strength, all focused on you this year… There is reason to smile.

Thank God we made it into 2015 by his grace. Just watch and see as the God that created you in wisdom has vowed to make you a huge success this year.

You are moving like a tsunami. Nothing shall stop you.

Happy New Year my dear friend

    Joy Healey - January 1, 2015

    Hi Enstine

    Completely fitting that you should be the first comment approved on my blog in 2015, since you gave me the wonderful plugin (My Comment Authors) that has helped my blog so much (together with all the other helpful advice I have learned by reading your blog). And of course, it was using that plugin that helps me remind you and other readers to come back and read more of my posts.

    I was a bit glum for New Years Eve (memories and all that) but what you said in your comment has cheered me up no end and reminded me that what I achieved in 2014, particularly December 2014, is a great platform for moving forward in 2015 – so thanks for that ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

Edward Thorpe - January 1, 2015

Hi Joy,

Happy New Year, again. May you feel each day is blessed.

Congratulations on reaching so many of your goals for last year. I’m personally proud of you.

Just love seeing your parents again.

I quit resolutions when I realized that daily ‘to do’ lists worked better for me. So nothing to share, sorry ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Joy Healey - January 2, 2015

    Hi Edward,

    Thanks for your kind words, and especially about my parents – because it’s family that matters over the business goals after all.

    Being honest I do use daily “to-do lists” (on the Google calendar I keep open in my browser) more often than setting big goals – but I guess that’s very much like Mark’s post about “eating an elephant one bite at a time”.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

Linda Schrier - January 1, 2015

Hi Joy,

What a nice Blog Post and I hope your New Year is filled with wonderful things to bring you into 2015.

I’m glad you spent time with your parents at Christmas and that is a wonderful thing as my parents passed away. I really miss them.

I think posting once a week will be my goal too. More than that is too much for me to handle. As soon as I complete one Blog Post, I will begin the next one. Thank you for that goal for 2015.

I can’t believe you created two ebooks in one month, Wow what an adventure that must have been. God bless you.

I love your new theme and you did it through changing WordPress Themes. It looks great. I’m pretty new to blogging, so I look to others who are successful for help.

I’m looking forward to reading your ebook “Unlimited Traffic Blueprint: We All Need More.”

You have a wonderful New Year!

Best Regards and to Our Success,


    Joy Healey - January 2, 2015

    Hi Linda

    Good to see you again on my blog and thanks for your kind words.

    Just a year ago I decided to “get serious” and do a blog post every day. (It was actually on a different blog than this.) Big mistake – I was totally exhausted. But worst of all I didn’t have time to promote the posts on social media or through commenting, so basically I did 90 days of blogging for practically no results. That’s when I decided once a week is best for me, and I suspect for anyone who isn’t a full-time blogger.

    Only one of the eBooks was actually written in December (the free one) the paid one was written earlier in the year but publication was delayed because I had to take time out to look after my parents. Even so, yes – it was an adventure!

    You’ll find lots of help online – I was amazed just how kind people are. When I had a problem with my new layout Harleena stepped in and taught me something I didn’t know, even though I’ve been blogging quite a while now. If there’s anything I can do to help you, just give me a shout. Facebook probably best because I get a ton of emails.

    I hope you’ll enjoy reading “Unlimited Traffic Blueprint”. It was actually written by my coach, and you’ll find it’s full of good advice.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

James McAllister - January 1, 2015

Hi Joy!

I know we only met this year but I’ve already witnessed you accomplish a lot and I know this is going to continue on into 2015. This seems like it was a really significant year for you and I’m really excited to see how your business grows this upcoming year. I know you’ve got a lot of great stuff planned for us so I’m really looking forward to it!

So glad to hear about your Christmas. It’s times like that which you’ve got to treasure โ€“ there’s little better in life than quality spending time with family.

I really appreciate you linking to my review, and I’m excited to hear that you have more eBooks planned. If they’re anything like your others I know they’re going to be well worth buying.

Looking forward to a great year,

– James

    Joy Healey - January 1, 2015

    Hi James,

    Pleasure to link to your review, because I really appreciate the hard work you put into it – and best that readers see someone else’s opinion.

    We haven’t known each other long, and several years and many, many miles, separate us but I spotted right from my first visit to your blog that you’ll be going places and I’m looking forward to learning more about you.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

Carol Amato - January 3, 2015

Hi, Joy,

Wow! Congrats to you for accomplishing to much in the month of December! ๐Ÿ™‚ Two ebooks, wow!

What a joyous occasion and wonderful picture of your parents – such a blessing, so thanks for sharing that with us. My mother-in-law is 88, will be 89 in March and is getting pretty feeble.

Lots of goals for first quarter of 2015, but first am moving to Tampa, Florida where my daughter lives. Best time of year to leave the northeast too, right after the holidays when itโ€™s frigid temps.

Certainly Wishing you all the best in this new year, Joy.

Talk soon,

    Joy Healey - January 4, 2015

    Hi Carol,

    Great to see you here again in 2015 as we all get back into “work mode” after the long break.

    Ooh – a move on the cards for you! I can imagine what a challenge that will be…. I look round me and think that I ought to move, but then I have so much “stuff” that I can’t face clearing it all out to make a move manageable.

    Not only have I been here 30+ years, but both my sons have moved out and left a ton of their OWN stuff here, plus vague promises to shift it soon, and geunuine reasons why they actually can’t.

    But whatever challenges a move presents to you it will all be worth it to be closer to your daughter. I’d love to live closer to my sons but they haven’t really settled down anywhere yet, so it’s too risky to move to follow them (leaving behind my friends) only to find they up-sticks and off on their next adventure! I can’t keep up with them as it is….

    Look forward to following your move to warmer climes.


Adrienne - January 3, 2015

Hey Joy,

Your parents look great and look at those plates, all full with scrumptious looking food. I’m sure you guys had a really wonderful holiday together and I’m so very happy for you. You are truly blessed my friend.

You really have accomplished quite a bit in 2014 even after having to take time away to help your parents. They do come first but you still accomplished quite a bit so that in itself if fabulous. Congratulations on both eBooks and I have no doubt you’ll have plenty more awesome information to come this year in the form of several more.

I’m surprised I made it by here a few times this past month. You know how things have been for me as well this past month and now I’m on vacation for a few weeks. I’ll be releasing my first post of the year on the 12th so I’ll be back full force then.

Thank you for sharing with us how things have gone and I appreciate the mention here.

Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous week. Happy New Year!


    Joy Healey - January 4, 2015

    Hi Adrienne

    Thanks for your visit and kind words. I’ve really appreciated how many times you visited me here because I know what a month it was for you too!

    We all enjoyed seeing Mum tuck into her plateful of food after how she was earlier in the year. She’s still very frail but all we can do is take one day at a time, and at least she’s stable again and being cared for – without wearing my Dad out.

    I’m glad you’re taking a well-deserved break this coming week and I’ll be hopping over to read your new post next week.

    Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year, Joy

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