Just My Two Cents Blog Tour

Hi there, folks! Something new for me today.

I am hosting my first guest post.

Welcome, Nonnie Jules!

Take it away, Nonnie…

 Hello, and welcome to the 10th day of my two week-long, “JUST MY TWO CENTS” Blog Tour  and  today I’m here with a new friend and fellow member who was kind enough to allow me space to chat with you all.  Christine, thank you so much for having me and any time I can return the favor, you just throw a date at me!

Next month will mark the anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books and have learned so very much about the industry.  Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say, “In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “SHE” has learned a lot!  “SHE” has taken the time to hone her skills in the writing department as well as her knowledge.  “SHE” has taken the bull by the horn and run full speed ahead in building her author platform and establishing herself in the writing industry.  “SHE” is making her name KNOWN.

On each stop of my tour, I will give you my TWO-CENTS on a particular topic from the writing industry.  I hope that what I am imparting, you will take, mull over, and then act on in the best interest of YOU.

With that being said, here is JUST MY TWO CENTS ON…


Everyone’s a critic these days.  Some are well-intentioned and others, well, let’s just say they have “intentions,” and some times, those intentions are used for no good at all.

My husband likes to call me a critic, and I gladly respond with, “I resemble that remark!” BUT, I am a critic of the best kind!  I don’t criticize as much as I critique, and there is a difference between the two, my loves.  Let me define the both of them:

Critique:  A detailed analysis and assessment of something, esp. a literary, philosophical, or political theory;

Criticize:  Indicate the faults (of someone or something) in a disapproving way.

So, now can you see why I consider myself to be a part of the Critique Club as opposed to having my membership aligned with those who criticize?  When I personally speak to someone about their work, I mean, when I actually take time out of my extremely busy schedule to speak with someone about their work, I only aim to help.  What would I gain by criticizing?  Nothing at all.  I gain nothing because these people don’t live in my house, they’re not breathing my air and whether their work is good or bad, doesn’t affect me at all.  So when I step outside of my busy to offer critiques, it’s to enhance the work of that person, so that their work is propelled to its highest heights.

Someone who goes around criticizing others, without so much as a pinky finger lifted beforehand to help them get better, are the ones you need to be careful of.  These people set out with the intentions to seek and destroy.  Why they do that, I have not the answer but I can only surmise that they are miserable little souls, and we know just how much Mr. & Mrs. Misery love company.  But, don’t let this ugly couple get you down.  Do your best to ensure that your work is the best, and as my Grammy used to say, when you know what you know what you know you know, nothing the critics say or do could ever cloud the skies of your sunshine-filled day!  I want you to know that there are good critics and there are bad critics.  The good ones can propel you higher and the bad ones can bring you down low…if you allow them to. Just remember…Critics:  You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them.

Thanks for allowing me to share my two-cents with you today and if you’d like to follow my tour, please do so at www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com  and do share your thoughts!


 NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!; “Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend” (a novel);  and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong “eye” for perfection.

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at nonniewrites@yahoo.com, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! {www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com} and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY {http://askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com}.

Nonnie’s feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.

TGMG on BN counter med


“THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS,” 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP62O56;   www.createspace.com/4355124


“Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend”www.amazon.com/dp/B00GLM2VVM;   www.createspace.com/4386308

NJ Cover Design-1SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!”www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRIA0I4




13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lilian Druve
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 10:11:22

    Good work on you two ladies!

    Liked by 1 person


    • cicampbell2013
      Mar 18, 2014 @ 10:51:32

      Thanks, Lilian. 🙂
      And thank you for ‘following’ . I hope you’ll enjoy dropping by from time to time. I notice from your ‘about’ page, that you ‘mostly read personal development books’ and you are ‘excited to be able to discover and improve (yourself) as a person.’ These are exactly the kind of ladies I like to write about in my novels.



  2. Michelle Stanley
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 17:16:11

    This is a lovely post!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin
    Mar 18, 2014 @ 21:55:07

    Interesting read Christine 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Tanya Miranda
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 01:30:39

    I never thought of the difference between critique and criticize in that way. Nice post.Those pinky-finger-non-lifters…I often find are never wrong, or at least they never think they are wrong. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  5. Kathryn Chastain Treat
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 03:29:42

    Christine thank you for hosting Nonnie on her “Just My 2 Cents” blog tour. This is a great example of what to do when offering advice or in reviewing.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Kathryn Chastain Treat
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 03:32:10

    Reblogged this on Be My Guest and commented:
    This is a good reminder – it is better to offer a critique than to criticize.

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Marlena H.
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 13:23:07

    Another wonderful post by Nonnie. She is full of such awesome advice and wisdom! Thank you for hosting her during her blog tour, Christine!

    Liked by 1 person


  8. cicampbell2013
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 18:35:13

    I agree with all of you, Nonnie’s post was helpful and interesting. It was my pleasure to host her here. I’m so happy you dropped by and you are always welcome any time you care to visit.



  9. pattimaricacciolfi
    Mar 19, 2014 @ 21:55:28

    I just posted it on my facebook

    Liked by 1 person


  10. Shirley L. Slaughter
    Mar 21, 2014 @ 15:31:29

    Hello Christine Campbell. I love your site and your videos although the volume needs to be turned up a notch on the second one. Love the laughter in the first one. Thank you for hosting our own Nonnie Jules who is a one-of-a-kind person to know. Nonnie as usual you offer good & thoughtful advice. Congratulations on all your tour stops.

    Liked by 1 person


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