Make the Most of Your Archives

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Wahoo!! Today is day 5 of my blogging course Branding And Growth: Make the Most of Your Archives which means I’m 1/2 way done. Yeah!!🙂🙂🤗🤗

TODAY’S  TASK:

Integrate a feature to draw traffic to your older content, like a widget, list of related posts, or a “Best of” page.  A few ways this can be done is:

  • A go-to page compiling your best posts is the simplest way to get readers to older content (or add some links to your About page).
  • When writing new posts, refer to past pieces with well placed links. Readers are always engaged with your post, so so pointing them to other content draws them deeper into your blog.
  • The Related Posts Feature automatically adds links to other posts your readers might like at the bottom of each post.
  • Widgets like Top Posts and Pages, Categories, and Archive Widgets Add a variety of navigation to your sidebar(mine is in the footer).

What I Did:

I put some links across the header at the top of my page. The links are: Home, A Sample Of Crystal’s Photo-Blogging, About And Contact Page. I also have in my footer Top Posts And Pages, Archives: Top Archive Posts and I even have a calendar entitled Crystal’s Calendar. Personally I think I did pretty good. I would love to hear what you think and please do read some older posts. 

 

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Wordless Wednesday

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Positive Thinking

Why I’m Writing This Post:

I’m writing this post because I came across this good blog post that spreads Positive badge-smThinking and I liked the idea so I’d thought I write this post.

Today we need all the positive thinking we can muster. But we shouldn’t just think about doing positive thinking but we should take every opportunity to show positive thinking and even create positive thinking where there isn’t any.

CREATING POSITIVE THINKING:

Creating positive thinking also helps with your attitude. If you don’t have a good attitude then you’re less likely to have a positive outlook but remember this it takes more wrinkles to create a frown then to create a smile. So smile because who wants all those wrinkles.

I wrote a post called WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME because Maya Angelou was a wonderful woman and very encouraging to. Below are some quotes of hers and another encouraging person who is P.K. Hallinan. The one quote is by an unknown source.

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Make sure you have a smile on your face because people will wonder what you’re up to and your attitude will be a lot better.

Stay positive my friends.

I DID IT!!: 500+ LIKES – YEAH!!

Hello Everyone, I’m excited. Why? Because I finally hit 500 likes on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . My actual on Likes is 502 Likes. I am so happy.

I know to some people 500 Likes is no big deal but to me it’s an achievement for me since I’m new at this blogging thing. Sure I have fun and I enjoy meeting people from different places.

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500 LIKES ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

WordPress is a good site to start your blog or blogs on. I’ve found that WordPress.com isn’t just any blogging site but is a site that has 4 types of blogging plans and you choose the one that fits you best, It has a Forum page, A Support page and a Contact page where Staff, Happiness Engineers and/or Members try their best to help you. I’ve used all 3 and sure was glad these were there.

Thank You everyone for helping me get to this achievement. I appreciate all of you.

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*Please Note: This is my opinion and was not asked by WordPress or Given anything for my honest opinion.*

Job Hunting Secrets(from someone who’s been there)

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Graphic Is By: Clark Finnical Who Wrote Job Hunting Secrets.

Via Job Hunting Secrets(from someone who’s been there)

Book Review: I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU?

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WHAT DREW ME TO THIS BOOK? 

The illustration of a kitty cat looking into the mirror with a lion looking back at him caught my attention as well as the title of the book.

MY SYNOPSIS:

The book, I’M TIRED OF BEING ORDINARY, ARE YOU?  is a 52 week advice on being extraordinary written by WM. ALLEN. It’s an entertaining, humorous book of advice with quotes and film references. We all want to be extraordinary and we also want to reach our full potential.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS

Do you dream about being extraordinary but think your status as a merely ordinary person is etched in stone? The truth is that it is never too late to change your life. The key is determination—-guided by a little sage advice from another “ordinary” individual in pursuit of an amazing life.

I’m Tired of Being Ordinary, Are You? is an entertaining and empowering guide that will change your life in one year–if you let it. Comprised of fifty-two steps that will lead you to the life you imagined (but deemed impossible), each weekly lesson begins with a joke and ends with a movie suggestion to keep you laughing and inspired as you undertake the difficult journey that lies ahead.

Wake up to your potential, and put your dreams into action. Remember: this is your life–why not discover just how incredible it can be?

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:

There was a lot I liked about this book. It was entertaining, it had jokes and movie references that you could laugh at. Also, I liked the fact it was divided into 52 weeks or 1 year. Everybody’s life is a journey, this book just helps you with your journey and reach your potential.  Love the title and the illustration of the kitten looking in the mirror with a lion looking back. In my opinion, this could be interpreted as kitten just being ordinary but when the kitten becomes extraordinary the kitten  sees the lion in the mirror.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:

This book was well written and the illustration on the front cover was well done. I can’t think of anything at this time that I didn’t like.

WHERE THIS BOOK CAN BE BOUGHT: 

Wm. Allen’s book is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books – A – Million.

Wm. Allen’s blog is Harmony Books & Films, LLC . This is a great blog. I just love reading his posts/articles.

LINKS:

Amazon.com Link

Barnes And Noble Link

 

 

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 11 – Make A Prompt Personal: Daily Prompt- Overcome

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Today is Day 11 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course.  Today I’m to make a prompt personal. How I do this is going to The Daily Post and see what the Daily prompt is and if it doesn’t move me, I’m to try another. I’m also to give a link to the prompt so that others can find my post on the prompt page.

Today The Daily Prompt Is: Overcome so that is what my post is about:

Overcoming something personal is never easy to do but it is well worth it in the end because what you’re striving to overcome you will eventually see the light at the end of the tunnel and when you do, it will be one happy day for you when you finally overcome your troubles.

When I was in Elementary School, is when I had to start overcoming my troubles. You see, I was picked on and/or bullied the whole way through Elementary School and High School and then after High School graduation, I got told by a counselor that I would never go to college. Not a good feeling.

But in the end, everything turned out for the best. My parents and grandparents supported me and I started out at a community college and graduated from there then transferred up to a 4 year college and graduated from there. Although, I had one professor think that the best thing for me would be to drop his class. When I stuck it out and passed his class he took me aside and told me he was glad I stuck his class out and that he was happy for me.

When I graduated, I was very happy because I had something no one could take from me-a degree. Also I was happy because I did something that I was told I would never do.

The End Result: 

The end result was me not ending up with one degree but two degrees. I had overcome being picked on and bullied in school as well as being told I couldn’t do something. Overcoming this wasn’t easy but with support from my family I eventually overcame everything.

A Suggestion:

Everyone has something they need to overcome so don’t think you are alone because you’re not. With support you’ll eventually overcome your problems. Some problems are harder to overcome than others so they will take longer to resolve. Once again if you have support you’ll find out it’s easier to face.

Links To The Daily Post:

The Daily Post

The Daily Post Prompt: Overcome

For The Daily Post

 

 

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 10- Building A Better Blogroll

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Today is Day 10 and I’m learning how to build a better blogroll. You can do this 2 ways. A blogroll can be built with the Blog I Follow Widget or you can use the text widget. I decided to use both.

4 more days to go and my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course will be finished. It’s hard to believe that it’s gone so fast.

Until my next update, happy blogging everyone.

SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS

Sunrises and sunsets are absolutely beautiful. My trail camera caught some beautiful pictures of sunrises and sunsets. Sometimes you can find Deer, Turkey and sometimes other animals either early in the morning or in the evening.

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A LITTLE FAWN AT SUNSET
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TWO DEER AT SUNRISE
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A DEER AT SUNSET
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WHAT A PRETTY SUNSET!
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RAYS FROM A PRETTY SUNRISE
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DEER EATING WHILE THE SUNRISE WATCHES
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HEY, I HAVE AN ITCH
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TIME FOR BREAKFAST
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SUNRISE GOING TO WORK
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I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE
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I THINK I’M GOING TO STAY AND HAVE SOME SALT LICK
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I DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU, BUT I’M GOING TO GET SOME BREAKFAST
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A DEER SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT WITH THE RAYS FROM THE SUNSET
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BETTER GO TO WORK
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ALMOST THERE
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NOW THAT’S A SUNRISE
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I’M GOING HOME NOW
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ONE LAST HURRAH!
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SUNBEAMS
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THE SUN GOING TO BED
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THE DAY IS DONE!
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SUN GOING TO BED.
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BEDTIME SNACK.
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THE SUN BRIGHTENING THINGS UP
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NOW THAT’S A PICTURE
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OH WHAT A SUNRISE
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DAD WATCHING THE SUN COME UP
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A PINK SUNRISE
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A HERD OF DEER COMING FOR BREAKFAST
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A LITTLE FAWN GOING TO BED

 

I thought I would put together some of my favorite pictures of sunrises and sunsets we get here in Pennsylvania. A PINK SUNRISE and a  A LITTLE FAWN AT SUNSET are two of my favorites. I have a lot of favorite pictures.  I hope you enjoy the pictures and I can’t wait to see what your favorite pictures are.