NYCARE is a family related websites I (@EarlaRiopel) created for myself and my "Riopel Family". N-Y-C-A-R-E is a combination of my Riopel Family members' name:
N = Noel
Y = Yvonne
C = Catherine
AR = Albert Riopel
E = Earla
Hope that answered your curiosity.
The creation of NYCARE in August 2010 was actually accidental. It was an inactive Twitter account for my @Acct4Life I created for my accounting business.
I was more on my main Facebook account during that time (created in 2007). It started with a 50 Facebook friends, and grew to over 4,800 friends now! I know, it's too many.
My first Twitter account is @EarlaRiopel created in 2009, this too is accidental. It started with my love and curiosity of cycling related sports (did a few triathlon races between 2004 - 2011), and finally created my first Twitter in May of 2009. Laugh if you will, but I was a huge fan of Lance Armstrong. It was him who got me into Twitter. I was following him through Facebook during that time. He has this ability to make his fans follow him, even to open a Twitter account! I was glad he had that influence on his fans during time, or else I won't be having this fun, and enjoying Twitter as I do now, especially following and interacting with very exciting tweeps!
Also, I became a huge fan of the BC Superweek, an annual nine (9) cycling races, held in the Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, just across the other side of United States of America. Most of the competing teams are from the US, and overseas. Always happy and excited to watch some of our Canadian cyclists when they come to town, even if they're riding for non-Canadians teams!
So, that's how I joined Twitter, my first account (@EarlaRiopel) in 2009, and then @NYCARE_Wellness in August of 2010, and the rest of Twitter accounts followed. I definitely have a story for each of them too, and why they were created.
More on the Origin of NYCARE Creation
Back to the creation of NYCARE, since I am not done with the story yet. As I mentioned above, the creation of NYCARE is accidental. It was first meant for my accounting business, and decided to use the account for dietary supplementary products in 2010 with someone I worked with as an associate. But had to change the site's name (that is now NYCARE) later on.
Though our short-lived dietary business lasted in a short period of time, my former co-associate actually became one of my Facebook on-line soccer friends who is fun to follow. That's the nice thing of being in sports, either you're a fan or an athlete, or as a soccer player, you always have something to talk about the sports - all age groups welcome!
So that's it folks, that's how NYCARE was created, and why @NYCARE_Wellness was more into a sports Twitter site, especially with the emphasis into soccer (all my kids played soccer, and us parents as coaches). My husband Albert, Noel and myself are still very much involved with soccer. I am more of like the messenger, promoting the sport through on-line, and through being a sports amateur photographer.
The Addiction to Twitter and Paperli Continued
In addition to NYCARE, I also have the privilege of promoting the sports through related sites I created. Being married to a youth soccer coach, mother of three children (who always have the love for the sports). Also, being an accountant, a United States (US) CPA candidate, and a 'soldier' for my family for life - makes it more enjoyable to manage @NYCARE_Wellness and 20 related accounts,
Besides my main website: http://earlariopel.com/, I also created, own, and manage most of these Twitter Accounts, which are recently named 'Riopel' (formerly called NYCARE and Earla Riopel.com), and most of "All My Fun Site Links" accounts,
Also, besides LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and Google+ sites, which some of them are fully-designed and functioning, I decided to just have a few blogs where I can enjoy my love of writing. I find that a Blogger site like this one is the best sites to carry most of my daily networking activities links, especially related to the new 'Riopel'. The rest are still in-progress site construction mode, which I am too excited to design them fully in the near future.