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Social Media Schedulers

The other month when I went on vacation, I used social media schedulers to keep things rolling while I did other things. Today, I’d like to talk about the different ones I use. I don’t make much money with my sites, just enough to pay for the domain name every year with just a smidge extra, so I try to use the free versions. 

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Social media sites have limits on how often you can post per day. I’m not nearly close to the upper limits even using schedulers. I average 2-3 posts per day at most. 

The first scheduler I use is Postfity. I can schedule up to 10 posts in advance with the free version. That works for now. For a while, I did use the paid version because it is substantially less expensive than the other schedulers but I went back to the free version since I really don’t make any money on my blog. But, if you are interested in the paid version. Postfity is offering a coupon for 15% off its paid product with the code “summer.” Postfity is also less complicated to use than Hootsuite which is a great thing for beginners, like me. 

The second scheduler I use is Buffer. Buffer is pretty similar to Postfity. The free version also lets me schedule 10 posts ahead of time. So with these two schedulers, I have 20 days, one post a day all set. 

Hootsuite is the most expensive and most comprehensive scheduler I use. With the free version, I can schedule 30 posts in advance, which is perfect for one post a day for the entire month. 

So using these three schedulers, I was able to keep up with my social media postings while still enjoying time with my family. Of course, I’ve fallen behind since then, but I try!




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My First Podcast!

Expat Mama Kimberlee Thorne-Harper has featured me on one of her podcasts!

Here’s a summary of what we talked about:

“Camille Flores met her husband in the US at a Mexican restaurant where they were both working. After a minor pullover with the police without his driver’s license, it looked like he wouldn’t be able to renew his driver’s license or work in the US ever again. Moreover, his deportation would eventually be imminent, so they as a family decided to “self-deport”. She tells what it was like for her to try and adapt to a new country and culture in a remote area of Mexico, with no basic services like electricity or other services for several years. She discusses her experience with Mexico’s schools are vs. schools in the US, how their now 17-year-old is schooled now and what their lives are like, what they do for work and much more. A discussion on how varied Mexico can be from region to region. She truly has an amazing story. Her quote or motto is this: “I do the difficult immediately; the impossible takes me a little longer.””

While you are there, be sure to check out the other fascinating podcasters featured on Expat Mama’s page!Expat Mama Podcasts


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Failing at your Own Business–Author

The end of January brought me my first 1099-MISC from Kindle Direct Publishing. Would you believe I made $12.91 in royalties from the sale of my books in 2018? Ok, well, that’s not a lot of moolah, but it’s a start, isn’t it? My goal is to double that income this year. Seems obtainable.

January itself was off to a rousing start. I had 107 downloads via Amazon. Unfortunately, they were all FREE downloads from my promotions. 117 pages were read via Kindle Unlimited. That netted me a total of $2.07 in royalties that I’ll get next month. Guess I can’t quit my day job just yet.

writing goingNo one ever said that being a writer was an easy road. Since I’ve decided not to be dismayed, I am continuing work on the 5 books I have planned for this year. I hope to have another ready for publication by the end of February, but with the internet being what it is, uploading the book to Amazon may be delayed a bit.

Additionally, I went ahead and set up a new web site as an official author just in time for National Entrepreneurship Week (February 16-23). Very apropos since I am “setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit” with this venture.

I’ll still be blogging my wild and wacky adventures in Mexico here at Surviving Mexico, so never fear. The new blog will be going in a completely different direction.

content creative heading.jpgContent Creative will be devoted to writing, blogging, and reading. You can expect interviews with authors, book reviews and inspirational articles and how-to guides for bloggers, writers, and reviewers.

So should any of those topics tickle your fancy, you can find me in my new position as a freelance writer/reviewer at:


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Featured by A to Z Challenge

Well, much to my surprise, I’m being featured this month by the A to Z Challenge crew!


On February 10, you can find my guest post here. I wrote an A to Z list about how to turn your blog posts into books, which of course, I have experience doing. I like the list so much that I think I’ll expand on it on my new blog Content Creative for the April A to Z Challenge.


My book A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico is also being featured by the A to Z Team in my first ever book hop! You can find the features by:

So if you get the chance, hop on by and share some love with these wonderful bloggers!

Because I have been so honored this month, I thought I’d offer A to Z Reasons Why La Yacata is the Place to Be in Any Disaster: A Prepper’s Guide to Mexico FREE on Amazon for the next few days. If you haven’t already picked up your copy, now would be the time!atozcover

I’d also like to mention that I’m currently working on the next book in A Woman’s Survival Guide to Mexico series. I hope to have it ready by early March. So stay tuned!


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