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Get Read All Over

bloggingu-blue-logoToday is day 3 of my blogging course Branding And Growth: Get Read All Over.  What does this mean? It means I have to think back to my blogging goals I made and then work on today’s task.

Today’s task is that I have to make sure my site is mobile-friendly, and familiarize myself with the features of a responsive design. The links to see the responsive themes are: Responsive Themes (ALL)Responsive Themes (FREE) and Responsive Themes (PREMIUM). Is my theme responsive? Probably not since it is a retired theme. The one theme I’m looking at is a responsive theme so I might change to that. Please give me your feedback on how my blog looks on a mobile phone, I Pad or computer. Please use the contact form to give me theme suggestions from Responsive themes that are free.  Thanks In Advance Everyone.

 

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

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.words_of_encouragement

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TICK – TOCK

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The above clock if you don’t recognize it is from  “Beauty And The Beast” . This clock was made with a 3D Printer by my niece’s boyfriend. Please tell me what you think of the clock.

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)

MILESTONE REACHED FOR CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE: 100 POSTS PUBLISHED

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YEAH!! I’m excited. I just reached 100 posts published on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I know 100 posts published may not seem like many to some people but it is to me and I’m happy to reach this milestone.

Thanks to all my followers and readers for encouraging me to keep going. I’m glad I kept my second blog. Thanks Again.

 

 

 

What Happened Behind Our Place On October 30, 2017

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WHAT IT LOOKED LIKED WHEN THE LINE CAME DOWN AND FLASHED.
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A WORKER LOOKING AROUND AT THE LINE DOWN.
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A GOOD SHOT OF THE LINE THAT CAME DOWN.

 

 

 

Mystery Blogger Award, Most Active Blog Award And The Blue Sky Challenge Award


 

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.

QUESTIONS ASKED

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?

A few.

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.

 

QUESTIONS ASKED

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?

Hot Wings.

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.

NOMINATIONS

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.

Some blogs I would like to mention are: Cats and LifeRoseyToesSews and The Joyful Soul Creates.

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE, YOU ARE NOMINATED FOR ALL 3 AWARDS. ALSO, REMEMBER TO LET ME KNOW BY LINKING THIS POST TO YOURS.

Our White Feathered Turkey Leaving A Feather Behind

Below  is a picture of our Turkey with the white feathers.

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OUR TURKEY WITH THE WHITE FEATHERS.
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PICTURE OF A TURKEY FEATHER WITH SOME WHITE ON IT.

In the picture above is a Turkey feather with some white on it in the bottom right-hand corner.

Intermediate Customization, Day 3: Custom Headers

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It’s Day 3 of 10 of my blogging course and we’re learning about Custom headers. The 3 areas we covered today were:

  • How to turn any photo into a custom header.
  • How to create a custom graphic or text header.
  • The finishing touches that highlight your new header.

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 13-Build Your Brand

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Today is Day 13 of 14 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course so I’m almost Done. I haven’t decided if I’m going to take any more courses or not.

What We Learned:

Today we learned how to Build Your Brand. I was confused when I saw the title but when I read on I understood a little better what they wanted and meant. So what did they want? They wanted you to build a custom icon. This is how they told us to do it.

How We Did It:

  1. First, they told us to choose a little image to represent your blog – a small photo, your initials, or a piece of your header image all work well.
  2. Next, we were told to click on the General Settings tab that was provided to us.
  3. Finally, we were to click on the “Choose File” under the Site Icon tools on the right to upload your image, and follow the prompts to save it.

Then after we were given these steps, were told if you want to change your image, you can find the uploading tool by going to My Site > Settings > Site Icon.

I have chosen as my Site Icon a picture of what the country looks like in the Fall. Someone from my sister’s family, the Eyth Family took the picture. In my opinion it is a beautiful picture and makes a good site icon for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

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

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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.

Fundamentals of Blogging: Day 9- Get Inspired By The Neighbors

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Yesterday I left comments on 4 different posts to meet my blogging neighbors. Today, my course work is to build on one of these comments that inspires me.

What Site And Post I Chose:

The site I Chose was The Joyful Soul Creates and the post I Chose was Elephantastic Birthday.

The Comment I’ve Chosen To Build Upon: 

Samanthamurdochblog: Ah-how sweet! I can never make up my mind how to do light…I just do a vague scribble and hope it’s interpreted as a shadow.

The Joyful Soul Creates answered her and this is what her answer was: Haha that’s pretty much what I was doing, but now ive started trying to really think it through. I just signed up to some online colouring classes too which should help!🙂

The comment I have chosen to build upon and that inspired me is by samanthamurdochblog commenting on The Joyful Soul Creates(Lady Joyful) site. The post is called Elephantastic Birthday and the link is here . The comment is above.

Why I Chose This Comment:

Even though the comments between samanthamurdochblog and Lady Joyful were short, they were thought-provoking. They were discussing shadowing and coloring of the lighting of the card. I found it thought-provoking because I never thought about how to do shadowing, lighting and coloring and how it might affect the look of the post they are working on. They even discussed the interpretation of  how it looks and what other people think as well. Lady Joyful took a coloring class in hopes to help her out with this issue.

This Is What The Card Looks Like When It Is Finished:

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Credit: This card was made by The Joyful Soul Creates. For the link for this card called Elephantastic Birthday please Click Here

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 8- Introduce Yourself To The Neighbors

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Fundamentals OF Blogging: Day 3- Engaging And Meeting The Blogging Community

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thCASA97VTI’m in Day 3 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging and I was to search the Reader and follow 5 new blogs. I followed more than 5 blogs. OK, I can over achieve sometimes. The blogs I followed are:

  1. Izobofolo’s Blog
  2. Animals
  3. Books, dogs and cats
  4. Homemade Crafts and Photos by Dory
  5. Life with Dogs and Cats
  6. Rabbit Girl Crafts
  7. Smoky Cat and Sally Dog
  8. thekitchensgarden

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 1 – Who I Am And Why I’m Here

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Who I Am?

My name is Crystal Stewart and I’m from a very small town in Pennsylvania. I live way out in the country. So far out you’re through my town in a blink of an eye plus we have all kinds of animals visit us.

Why I’m here?

I’m here because I started blogging in January of 2017. My first site was WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and after blogging for 3 or 4 months, I had so much fun, I thought I would start a picture site since I like to take pictures. As it turns out, it’s been fun to do.

My  picture site is called CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . I have had fun with this site and would like to get a better theme for this site but all the picture themes seem to technical to understand.I’m also here because I want to get a better understanding of blogging. I hope to learn lots from taking the fundamentals of blogging.

Why am I blogging publicly instead of keeping a diary/journal?

Honestly, I do both. My diary/journal is short so I blog too.

What topics do I think I’ll write about ?

Anything that interests me and on my picture site, mostly pictures.

Who would you like to connect with via my blog?

I’ve had fun meeting people all over the world. People who like blogging as much as I do. Also, I want people to meet people who understand that even though I know my computer a little bit, I’m not up on the technical stuff and may need extra help and time.

If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what do you hope to accomplish?

I hope to accomplish a high quality blog with quality content for both of my sites and sites that will interest people and they’ll want to come back. Also, I want to get more traffic to my sites especially for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, If I’m fortunate, I want to get lots of follows, likes, shares and reblogs. I know that will come in time. My main goals are to have high quality content, high quality blog and to find the right theme for my blogs. I think I’ve done that for one site but not for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I want something for pictures and blogging.

Suggestion To All Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers And People Who Want To Blog Professionally:

Finally, I want to give a suggestion to those Beginner Bloggers, Want To Be Bloggers and People who will soon blogging professionally please if you really want to blog don’t do what I did and wait 6 or 7 months after you started blogging. Take blogging courses before you start blogging. True I’m still a beginner with both of my blogs but I still needed the courses.

MAMA DEER AND HER 5 FAWNS: NATURE’S POETRY

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MAMA DEER AND HER 5 FAWNS.

 

The Unique Blogger Award

 

I wanted to send my gratitude to PENandPAPER who nominated everyone because every blogger is unique in their own way. PENandPAPER has helped me. If you want to meet this amazing blogger who has a great site and is helpful please click here . The link of the blogger that showed love to me for blogging is: THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD .

RULES FOR THE UNIQUE BLOGGER AWARD: 

  1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award.
  4. Ask them 3 questions.

QUESTIONS ASKED BY PENandPAPER:

  1. What is the inspiration behind your blog content?  When I started CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE, I started it because I like to take pictures  and sharing them gives me joy. I hope by sharing them on my post I want people to not just enjoy them but maybe they’ll find them interesting too. It’s like poetry through pictures. Doing a site with mostly pictures is tough but I enjoy it a lot. Through my pictures I hope to inspire people.
  2. What is your favorite time of the year and why? My favorite time of the year would be December 19th to December 25th.  My birthday is within this time period. Also, I have always loved Christmas not just for presents either, I like Christmas because that is when Christ was born.
  3. What is your favorite book and why? (Or movie if you don’t read) Like PENandPAPER my favorite book is the Bible too.

However in worldly books I like all mystery/suspense books. 

MY NOMINEES ARE:

I follow several good blogs so I just can’t choose 8-13 blogs so after seeing that PENandPAPER nominated Everyone because everyone’s blog is unique in their own way and after thinking it over, I have decided to do the same thing and I nominate EVERYONE

MY 3 QUESTIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES ARE: 

  1. What is the inspiration behind starting your blog(s) and Why?
  2. What was or is your favorite class in school?
  3. What is your job,  do you like it and What do you like best about your job?

 

PENandPAPER THANKS SO MUCH for nominating my blog. This really means a lot to me.