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Ford C-MAX Hybrid Review

September 12, 2013 — Leave a comment
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The C-MAX hybrid isn’t just a different vehicle, it’s a different way of driving.

First off…I want to say this post is late. No, beyond late. Heck, the NEXT post is late too. I can pinpoint specifically when writing became a chore however I think I am slowly making my way out of the uninspired place I have been dwelling of late and I thank you for your patience!

Secondly: I am glad this post is late! No, really! As I have mentioned previously, I am a truck girl. If I am honest I had written this vehicle off before I even drove it, it looks nothing like something I would want to drive. So imagine my shock when I realized: I WOULD LOVE TO OWN A C-MAX HYBRID. Every time I discuss this car, I get super animated describing the many advantages that come with owning a hybrid, such as the battery recharging when “utilizing regenerative braking and the powersplit hybrid architecture–which allows the gas engine to work with the electric motor to maximize efficiency”. – See more at: http://www.ford.ca/hybrids/cmax/features/#page=FeatureCategory1

What does that mean? Here I am living in the boondocks, 30 minutes from anywhere, chauffering my kids for 5 days using less than 3/4 of a tank of fuel. MIND BLOWN. How is this even possible!?! Using SmartGauge® with EcoGuide it measures the recharge as a result of breaking and it almost becomes a game to see how often I can get the 100% to pop up! It should be mentioned that the brakes in a C-MAX are uber sensitive. I pretty much gave my first passenger whiplash as I stopped on a dime at the sight of a kid on a skate board.

This car feels solid; like a car of years past, which is important because this is also why I love driving a big truck. The C-MAX has a fantastic windowed roof that makes it feel larger than it is. We had more than enough space to haul anything a family of four could need on a regular basis. Combine the previous features with the technology that SYNC® for MyFordTouch® offers, and it makes for one happy family!

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I Don’t Wanna.

June 6, 2012 — 3 Comments

Here’s the thing: lately, I have not wanted to blog. Every event I have been to, I feel like I must blog it, perhaps I even want to, but not within hours or even days of the event. I like to take in information and process it and then spew it out later.  Sexy, no?

Since I have come to the startling realization that I am my brand, what I really want to do is blog on a variety of topics. So henceforth…I shall blog what interests me.

Oh right…here is the point in my post where I ask a question to engage the reader…hmmm.

What motivates you to blog?

End tantrum.

Know your brand.

It has been said that in order to draw sponsors or monetize a blog, it is very important that you know your brand.

In case you came here for a little insight on actually knowing your brand, you have come to the wrong place!

Hello, my name is Bobbi and I don’t know my personal brand. “HELLO BOBBI!”

Hello: My Brand is....

Before you assume I haven’t done the research on this, let me assure you I have!

Every time I see a tweet or link on knowing your brand, I favorite it and read the post ASAP. Each time feeling super motivated and empowered, yet each time feeling lost and unsure. It’s like I am having a personal branding mid life crisis.
So here is what I have discovered to date: I am my personal brand. Me. Bobbi. Let’s review ME for a moment:

Woman
Wife
Mom to Tweens ( just to rule out future diaper sponsors)
Mom to football player/s
Ex-Turkey Farmer extrodinaire
Acreage dweller
Proud co-owner of 4 horses and a Ratdog
Supports local
Loyal
Happy
Social media junkie: With the exception of LinkedIn which bugs me to no end: one day…soon.
Information sharer
Outraged about any form of abuse, specifically against people, even MORE specifically against children.
Opinionated

well I could go on, but it’s about me and even I’ve lost interest…lol

At Blog West, personal branding was talked about in great detail, and I am still hearing great things about @kimpagegluckie ‘s presentation,  yet,  here I sit…unbranded.
By the way Dee Brun @CocktailDeeva threw down the gauntlet with this post: http://www.cocktaildeeva.com/who-the-hell-are-you/
How important do you think it is to know your brand? Have you taken the time to figure it out?