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Shelley “Digital Diva” Graves
Attended Virginia State University
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Hey Divas! It's that time again. Here's your Sunday #inspiration  : "If you change nothing, nothing will change. Make the change. Discover your passion."
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Hey Divas! Happy Friday! Here's an interesting infographic that shows how your sleeping habits affect your success. Interesting...
In case you didn't know: sleep is important. It's one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy. But getting the right amount of sleep isn't just important for your health. It's actually one of the first steps you can take towards becoming more successful. That's right, you can actually sleep your way…
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Happy Sunday Divas! I'm late but here's your Sunday Motivation! #quoteoftheday  
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Hey Divas! VirtualShelley.com is back up! Yippee! 

Happy Saturday!
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Hey Divas! Have a blessed Sunday and keep this #quote in mind.
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Check out this post from Tim Ferris on what NOT to add to your "To Do" list. Most of these I agree with. What about you?
 
9 Habits To Stop Now - Tim Ferris' NOT TO DO List

From 2007, but still relevant and, possibly, life changing. The list affirms and challenges my own choices. (Be interesting to know if he ever updated this.)

TL;DR (actually, do read the original post, it's not long)

1. Do not answer calls from unrecognized phone numbers

2. Do not e-mail first thing in the morning or last thing at night

3. Do not agree to meetings or calls with no clear agenda or end time

4. Do not let people ramble

5. Do not check e-mail constantly — “batch” and check at set times only

6. Do not over-communicate with low-profit, high-maintenance customers

7. Do not work more to fix overwhelm — prioritize

8. Do not carry a cellphone or Crackberry 24/7

9. Do not expect work to fill a void that non-work relationships and activities should
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The rise of Google+, through Google Local Search results, will be a phenomenon in 2015. www.letsgetoptimized.com 

Google has created the infrastructure to enable businesses to easily appear in Google search, and so many businesses still haven’t claimed their listings.

Once they have five reviews, the stars will be shown. The ‘star game’ will start to play out in 2015: authentic reviews will rise to the top and small businesses will have the chance to shine.

Even though stars are generally not considered to be a main ranking factor, we may all be surprised by their importance in search. By coincidence, above, the listing with the most stars is showing first in the local listings box. Yet generally, stars are considered as social proof, which in turn allows people to feel trust in their decision to click. More stars, more trust.

Combining this with the ability to access good-quality local data through tools such as Spheres (will be live by the end of December 2014), many offline businesses will be taking their first steps into social media.

Once this happens, further social media services can then be supported, including content sharing across multiple platforms.

Google is not in a hurry to bring business into their ecosystem, but this time next year will see a push where it gains even more ground and connections back into the real world.
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#Zimbabwe loses its most iconic big cat.

We’re saddened by the death of Zim’s beloved #lion, Cecil. But Cecil isn’t alone—Africa has lost 30% of its lion population in the past two decades! That’s why AWF calls for a moratorium on all lion hunting. Help us protect lions like Cecil: http://bit.ly/justice-for-cecil

#‎CecilTheLion‬ ‪#‎JusticeForCecil
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Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there! Get moving!
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Hey Divas! Unfortunately my website, VirtualShelley.com, has been hacked. My web host has shut down the site until I clear out all of malware/viruses that the hacker left behind. It's been a serious nightmare! I've decided to invest in better security for my domains and I advise you all to do the same, if you aren't already. Thank goodness I had back up copies of my files.

With that being said, I'll leave you with this practical advice from my grandfather...
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Happy Thursday Divas! Here's a little motivation for you! Send me an email if you're ready to chase your passion...:-)
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An important tip to remember. #quotes
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Occupation
Virtual Visionary, Digital Diva
Skills
marketing, social media, systems and processes implementation for service based business professionals, technology expert
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Story
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Helping women build successful freedom based businesses
Introduction
I help female entrepreneurs successfully build, maintain & promote their online business using unique marketing and technology solutions. I guide them in creating a business that conforms to their life style, not the other way around. I show them how to create a successful business that they are passionate about now and for years to come.

On a more personal note, I was born in Washington, DC and raised in a small town in North Carolina. I think of myself as a "City-fied Country Girl". I especially love animals, writing, science fiction-fantasy, and anything with bacon in it, on it or around it. When I'm not online working, you can find me at home with my 3 kitties in front of the TV watching Family Guy or The Walking Dead. I love to laugh and I'm a big vampire/werewolf/zombie fan. 
Bragging rights
Female Entrepreneur & Fabulous Cook
Education
  • Virginia State University
    Business Administration, 1988 - 1989