There seems to be some confusion with one of my posts. Actually, the post that’s causing all the confusion is: 200 SUBSCRIBER VIDEO HOP WINNER + GIVEAWAY. This is a reblog from THE JOYFUL SOUL CREATES. I hope this clears up the confusion.
Today is day 2 of my blogging course Branding And Growth: Audit Your Brand. Today I’m to look at all the ways my blog communicates to visitors to make sure it’s consistent and focused. My blog Title and Tag line should tell my visitors what my blog is about. I just have to explore themes, widgets, headers and etc… What I would like you as visitors and followers to do is let me know your thoughts and suggestions especially for themes and headers. Thanks In Advance. I’ve put a contact form for everyone to use. Thanks Again.
Welcome everyone. I haven’t taken a blogging course in a while so I decided to take a 10 day course in Branding And Growth: Day One – Set Three Specific Goals. I will be keeping everyone up to date on what I’m doing and learning in my 10 day blogging course.
I blog to meet new people, friends and just to have fun. If my blog exceeded my wildest dreams it would have a lot of followers, likes and the perfect theme.
MY 3 BLOGGING GOALS ARE:
- To Have 200 Followers By January 2, 2019.
- To Get 100 Likes By the January, 2019.
- To Find A Theme That Is More Updated Than The One I Have By January 2, 2019.
We all need encouragement daily and I found these encouraging words to be helpful and hope they are helpful and are an inspiration to you. Below is my Spark.
On January 21, 2018, I asked you to caption my squirrel picture which is above. I want to thank everyone who sent me captions for the above picture. The captions were so good I had a hard time choosing. I finally decided on the caption that kittiesblue from The Cat On My Head. You’ll see the winning caption above. Congratulations.
Please note that I’ll probably ask for help with captioning other pictures in the future.
Thanks Again Everyone.
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.
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.
*Please Note: This is my opinion and was not asked by WordPress or Given anything for my honest opinion.*
There doesn’t seem to be any rules for this Tag but answer the questions given. Thanks to Life of Angela who tagged me for this tag.
what game consoles have you had?
Atari. It was that console with joysticks that you can play Frogger, Space Invaders and other games. I’ve had some hand – held games too.
If you could tame any animal into being your pet, what would you pick?
That’s a tough question. I think I would have to go with the Koala Bear.
Are you a sexual person?
Not sure. enough said.
Foods you despise?
I despise a lot of foods so I can’t pick just one.
Coolest place you’ve ever visited?
Niagara Falls. The Falls are just amazing.
Why did you first start blogging/YouTube?
I don’t have a YouTube Account but I started blogging because it looked fun.
Favorite item from closet?
That changes a lot.
Do you prefer a backpack/big bag/small bag/just wallet?
I like a wristlet big enough for my important items but like to have a medium-sized bag on hand if I feel it necessary.
Favorite video/computer/phone game?
I don’t really play games. Really.
One celebrity you would sleep with?
Favorite traits for a partner/friend?
Similar interests and Humor.
I’m usually leery and/or suspicious until you prove yourself that you are trustworthy. I try to get along with people and like meeting new people.
When’s the last time you took a risk?
I take risks daily.
Fashion trend you would never do?
One physical trait about you that only you notice?
My birthmark on my heel.
One emotional trait about you that only you notice?
That’s a tough question to answer because most of my emotional traits are noticeable. It’s just the way I am.
3 weird things about you off the top of your head?
Another tough question. But let me see think.
- I have a thick scar supposedly from the chickenpox at age 23.
- I don’t understand my computer.
- I don’t own a cell phone.
Don’t really have a favorite cheese.
3 things you use everyday that you need?
Contacts and Saline, “Cheater” glasses and a mirror.
Favorite youtubers/actresses/media people?
Don’t have a favorite.
One thing that makes you happy everyday?
Waking up knowing God will be with me no matter what.
One question you wish you cold get an answer to?
What’s it like to have a car?
Something about your childhood that affects you today?
I was brought up in a Christian household.
What life is all about for you?
Being with friends and family. Having fun and dealing with comes your way.
MY NOMINEES ARE
Can’t wait to see everyone’s answers.
Thanks Again to Life of Angela for tagging me.
I have to apologize because I’m so far behind doing my tags and award posts so please forgive me. I have to thank The Shining Gem for nominating me for all 3 of these awards.
I could not find anything on the history or origin of the Mystery Blogger Award, Most Active Blog Award and the Blue Sky Award.
What made you start blogging?
My best answer is curiosity and it look like fun.
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a tootsie pop?
What are your personal goals for the rest of this year and how are you meeting them?
With God’s help I’m meeting my goals.
If you could sing with any singer/band on stage, who would it be?
I think I would like to sing with Dave and Sugar, Abba or Carrie Underwood.
What is your biggest personal struggle?
Not judging people when they are protesting something I don’t agree with. A lot of times I feel the problems are brought on by themselves.
Now for the Blue Sky Tag I was also nominated by The Shining Gem.
What do you most love about yourself?
With God’s help I leave my pride behind.
What was a defining moment in your life?
When I survived bullying from Elementary School to College.
If you could eat anything right now, What would it be?
Who was/is your biggest mentor? Why?
My parents, grandparents, teachers and some professors.
What drove you to start blogging?
curiosity and fun.
What is the one thing that you wish you could change about the world?
The violence and protests.
What do you most look forward to within the next year?
I look forward to a lot in the next year.
What has been your greatest adventure in life?
My life is just one big adventure.
What is one question that when people ask it you cringe?
There are many questions that make me cringe.
What has been your proudest moment?
One of my proudest moments was when I accepted Jesus as my Saviour and another proud moment was when I graduated with my second degree. I have 2 degrees an Associate Degree In Elementary Education and a BS Degree in Sociology. I also survived bullying.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Probably my Mom and Dad.
Like Shining Gem said in his blog and I agree Posting award posts isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Keeping in mind if you are reading this , you are nominated for all three awards. If you decide to post, let me know by linking this post to yours.
CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE, YOU ARE NOMINATED FOR ALL 3 AWARDS. ALSO, REMEMBER TO LET ME KNOW BY LINKING THIS POST TO YOURS.
THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW ABOVE HAPPENS ON OCTOBER 16, 17 AND 19, 2017. 3 DAYS OF BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS.
ABOUT THE BROTHERHOOD Of The World Award:
I couldn’t find anything online about the history and origin of this award. However, I will tell you that The Brotherhood Of The World Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.
THE RULES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD AWARD:
- Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
- Answer the questions sent to you.
- Nominate around ten bloggers.
- Create your set of questions for your nominees.
- List the rules and display the Brotherhood Of The World logo in your post and/or blog.
I would like to Thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award. She has a great site and you can access it by CLICKING HERE .
QUESTIONS FROM SAMANTHAMURDOCHBLOG(MY ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS):
- What Makes You Angry? When people can’t accept the results of something that happened a year ago. For example the Presidential Election. Also when people disrespect the flag and our military. I could go on and on but won’t.
- What Was Your Last Random Act Of Kindness? Giving my hair stylist a $5 tip when I only wanted to give her a $1 tip. Also, helped Mom and Dad put plastic up to keep the wind and snow out.
- What Is Your Key To Happiness? Interesting question. My key to happiness is simple it is God and the Bible.
- What Is Your Philosophy Of Life In Three Words? Faith, Hope, Love
MY NOMINEES ARE:
- WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
- Claire Yang Writes
- Canny Catnip Nook
- His Perfect Timing
- Cats and Life
- Dear Anita/Dear Cassie
- Oh, Elwood! (& Friendz)
- And Finally… To anyone who has stopped and read this and would like to do this award go ahead because it’s the Brotherhood Of The World Award. Everyone who has a blog deserves this award.
BROTHERHOOD QUESTIONS TO MY NOMINEES:
- Why Did You Start Your Blog(s)?
- How Do You Stay Happy When Something Bad Happens?
- Do You Collect Anything?
- Do You Have Pets And If So, What Kind?
- Any Words Of Wisdom And/Or Suggestions For Newbie Bloggers?
As usual, there is no obligation to accept this award, it’s just a nice way to show appreciation and recognition to the other bloggers, and pass it on.
Thanks For Reading.
Below is a picture of our Turkey with the white feathers.
In the picture above is a Turkey feather with some white on it in the bottom right-hand corner.
Day 10 has come and gone and guess what everyone you know what that mean? You guessed it if you said I completed another course. I’m so happy to be done. It wasn’t as easy as they made it sound. Below is what we covered.
- How to use preformatting to space text exactly as you like.
- How to control line breaks and indentation.
- How to create columns.
- How to add tables.
I’m grateful to be done. Now I think it’s time for a well deserved break.
Today is Day 9 of my blogging course and I’m almost done. Can we say Yippee!!
Today we covered HTML Basics. If you think it sounds confusing that’s because it is. I tried doing it but not sure I understand it. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow when I have to use what I learned today. Understanding hyperlinks is not what I thought. The areas we covered were:
- What is HTML is, and how to find yours.
- Basic text styling with HTML.
- Inserting links with HTML.
- Inserting Images with HTML.
Today was interesting. Didn’t really understand what I was doing or what I was reading. Today I had to adjust the visibility of one of my widgets. Once I started reading how to do it, I was so confused.
I try to understand what they want me to know on widget visibility but sometimes things can be so confusing.
Areas we covered today were:
- How to configure widget visibility settings.
- Ways to use widget visibility to your advantage.
Hello to all my readers on this lovely Friday leading to a wonderful weekend. I wanted to let you all know CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE will be getting a makeover in the near future and soon. New theme and all my widgets will be at the bottom. The name of my new theme is Vintage Camera. Vintage Camera is a retired theme but I’m allowed to use it since I used it once before. I ask for patience during this time of the makeover.
Today we went over how to create custom texts and create a custom image. The areas that were covered were:
- Image widget basics.
- Custom image widget inspiration.
- How to create a custom image with PicMonkey or Canva.
- How to use custom images in text widgets.
Why use text widgets? Image widgets can be used for just about anything; we particularly appreciate when bloggers use them to highlight social networking profiles, direct our attention to special features, or draw us into different sections of their blogs. They’re eye-catching, and encourage readers to explore.