Wildlife In The Winter

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DEER GETTING READY TO EAT OUT OF THE FEEDING CONTAINER.
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BUNNY RABBIT IN THE SNOW.

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SUNFLOWER SURPRISE

My nephew thought all the sunflowers he planted weren’t going to come up. Boy did he get a pleasant Surprise when he saw that some of his sunflowers actually did grow. In the above picture is my nephew with his sunflowers.

SQUIRREL FUN!!

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DEER, DEER, MORE DEER AND A TURKEY

   

DOGS, DOGS AND MORE DOGS

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DAISY MAE AND HER FRIENDS

 

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Resurfacing & Sharing Content

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Today is day 8 of my blogging course, Branding And Growth: Resurfacing And Sharing Content. Please be patient with me because I’m not so sure I understand what they’re asking but here it goes.

MY TASK: TIPS RESHARE OLDER POSTS

Today my task is to create a social media calendar that you’ll use to reshare older posts. In class we are told if we don’t know what to share here are some tips.

  • Share Your Top Posts.
  • Share Posts From Other Blogs You Enjoyed.
  • Share Relevant Links From Your Internet Reading.
  • Share Posts In Other Time Zones Other Than Yours And Those Next To You To Attract An International Audience.
  • Have You Written About A Topic That Became A News Item? Share It.
  • Share Your Least Popular Post.

MAKING A SOCIAL CALENDAR

So If you start seeing posts you thought you saw and/or read before it’s possible you may have. I’m not on the internet much so probably won’t see much from there. Also part of today’s task is to make a social calendar. If you don’t know how to make a social calendar here are the tips WordPress University gave.

  • Friday, April 15: Tweet My “Best Of” Page.
  • Monday, April 19: Tweet My Top Post From March.
  • Wednesday, April 20: Tweet My Top Post From Last Week.
  • Friday, April 22: Tweet My Post From Earlier This Week.
  • Monday, April 25: Tweet A Great Post I Found This Week.

This explains things a little better. I appreciate all the help trying to understand this.

TOOLS FOR MAKING A SOCIAL CALENDAR

  • You Can Keep Your Social Calendar In A Draft Post On Your Site.
  • Create A Calendar Using An App Such As Word For Windows Or Pages If You Use Mac.
  • Simplenote Is A Great App That Allows You To Take Notes From Anywhere (On Your Phone, Tablet And Laptop) So It’s Great For Capturing That Idea You Have For Your Social Media Calendar Whenever Inspiration Strikes.
  • If You Prefer The Analog Approach, Jot Down Your Calendar Using A Pen Or Pencil In A Notebook.

APPS THAT CAN HELP YOU SCHEDULE YOUR REPROMOTION

  • Buffer Is A Great Tool That Allows You To Schedule Posts On Social Media In Advance.
  • CoSchedule Is A WordPress Plugin That Allows You To Set Up A Sharing Schedule For Each Individual Post. Note That CoSchedule Works Only With Self-Hosted WordPress Sites.

CONCLUSION

I don’t know if some of you use a social calendar or not. However, according to WordPress it helps. If any of you have suggestions I will take them under consideration.

 

Visit The Neighbors

bloggingu-blue-logoToday is day 7 of my blogging course Branding And Growth: Visit The Neighbors.

TODAY’S TASK

I am to visit 3 new blogs and leave an encouraging comment on each one to get them to visit my blogs. I’m to find new blogs through the Discover and Recommendation buttons/links.

BLOGS I VISITED

  1. BBeautiful Blog – Drea Taylor – Visited through the tag #bloggingbranding.
  2. Flow Art Station – Visited through WordPress Reader.
  3. Poethead – Visited through WordPress Reader – Also Followed This Blog.
  4. https://toyosiazeez.wordpress.com– I Visited This Blog Through A Link. They Followed My Blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE .  Also Followed This Blog.

Encouragement & Friendship Flowers

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WHITE GALAX FLOWER.

INTRODUCTION:

While I was thinking about what to do for Sparks I had a thought and that thought was why don’t you do something with the meaning of encouragement. Of course I tried and tried to come up with something else but all I could think of was wanting Spring to get here and the sunshine and the pretty flowers to stay for a while.  Then I said to myself, flowers that’s it I’ll do it on flowers. So I looked up on the internet to see what flowers are associated with encouragement and friendship and this is what I found. I have included their meanings as well.

ENCOURAGEMENT AND FRIENDSHIP FLOWERS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Acacia, Rose or White – Platonic love/friendship, Elegance.
  2. Adam’s Needle (Yucca) – Best Friends.
  3. Arborvitae – True and unchanging friendship.
  4. Black – eyed Susan – Encouragement, Motivation, Justice.
  5. Carnation (general) – Fascination, Friendship, Vanity, Worker’s flower, Symbolic for teaching us to find love that is between souls and not purely physical attraction, In the 17th century troops sported carnations as a sign of their bravery, Chosen as the symbol for Mother’s Day in 1907, January birth flower, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  6. Daisy, Gerbera – Friendship, Sadness, Needing Protection.
  7. Galax – Friendship, Encouragement.
  8. Gerbera – Gentleness, Friendship, Loyal love, Purity, Strength, You are the sunshine of my life.
  9. Ivy – Affection, Dependence, Fidelity, Friendship, Wedded love.
  10. Periwinkle, Blue  – Early Friendship.
  11. Phlox, Pink – Hope of new friendship.
  12. Rose, Yellow – Friendship or platonic love, Infidelity, Jealousy, Highest mark of distinction, Forgive and Forget.

 

Due to the fact of so many, furfriends, loved ones passing lately I made up a brief flower list for that to in honor of them.

 

FLOWERS OF SADNESS AND THEIR MEANINGS:

  1. Aloe – Sorrow, Grief, Integrity, Bitterness, Wisdom.
  2. Balm, Bee (Monarda or Bergamot) – Compassion, Empathy, Your “wiles” are irresistible.
  3. Canna Lily (or Flowering Reed) – Confide in Heaven.
  4. Clover, White – Think of Me.
  5. Columbine – Resolved to win, Deserted love, Folly, During the Gothic era the columbine gained a reputation of having powers to ward off evil.
  6. Dahlia, Variegated – I think of you constantly!
  7. *Dead Leaves – Sadness (*this is not a flower).
  8. Everlasting – Constancy, never-ending  memory.
  9. Forget – me – not – Memories, Humility, True love, Exactly as it says, mythology describes this as the flower picked by a knight for his sweetheart before going into battle, One legend has it that God himself called it that because the plant was unable to remember the name it had been given when the world was created, Longing for loyalty.
  10. Hyacinth, Purple – I’m sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow.
  11. Immortal Flowers ( Xeranthemum) – Unfading remembrance.
  12. Lady’s Seal – Be my support.
  13. Pansy – Holy Trinity, loyalty, Strengthens the power of the memory, Loving thoughts or “You occupy my thoughts”, Merriment, Thoughtful reflection, German word translating as “little stepmother”, Used for 1st Wedding Anniversaries.
  14. Periwinkle (general) – Sweet remembrance.
  15. Primrose – I cannot live without you, Young love, Early youth (childhood), Thoughtlessness, Frivolity, February birth flower.
  16. Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy, Haven, Self reliance, Sanctuary.
  17. Rose, Black – Deeper feeling of romance, Sense of mystery, Death.
  18. Rose, Dark Crimson – Mourning.
  19. Rose, Tea – I’ll remember always.
  20. Rosemary – Remembrance, Your presence revives me!, Glad you’re here!, Invigorating, Healing balm, Memory strengthener, Devotion, Wisdom, Good luck in the new year.
  21. Strawflower – Neverending remembrance.
  22. Sweet Pea – Meet Me!, Blissful pleasure, Tender memory, Departure, Goodbye, Thank you for a lovely time, These flowers are long-lasting after being clipped, April birth flower, Used for 30th Wedding Anniversaries.
  23. Sweet William – Childhood, Memory, Gallantry, Finesse, Scorn, Grant me one smile.
  24. Thrift (Cliff Roses) – Sympathy.
  25. Verbena – Faithfulness, Pray for me, Sensibility.
  26. Violet Purple – You occupy my thoughts, Blue love.
  27. Weeping Willow – Mourning.
  28. Yarrow – Cure for heartache, Good Health, Heals wounds, Dispels melancholy, Sorrow.
  29. Yew – Sadness.
  30. Zinnia (general)- Thoughts of absent friends either alive or passed on.
  31. Zinnia (mixed) – In memory of dear friend.
  32. Zinnia (Yellow) – Daily remembrance.
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My information and some of my pictures are from Flower Meanings, A – Z Flower Dictionary and Flower Pictures Flower Meanings Chart and Guide to Unique Gift Giving , Images of The Galax Flower and the Graphic Credit for the Purple Hyacinth goes to http://fineartamerica.com.

 

Give ‘EM What They Want

bloggingu-blue-logoToday is day 4 of my blogging course Branding And Growth: Give ‘Em What They Want and I am to do live with the design I have for today and take a step back and focus on my content.

MY TASK:

Do a basic stats analysis and create an editorial calendar. Also, I am to browse my stats page and ask myself the following questions. Please Note that my answers are in Italics.

  • What are your most viewed posts? Topics? Your top posts by number of likes? Sadly today I have only have 1 post that was viewed twice and that was Get Read All Over, In the last week(up to March 5, 2018) I have I have 71 views and my top posts are: ENCOURAGEMENT, Setting Goals, AUDIT YOUR BRAND, Get Read All Over and Photo-Bomb(Deer Style):Wordless Wednesday.That’s for the week From the looks of it my readers like reading Encouraging posts and informative posts.
  • Which topics have the most comments?Encouraging posts.
  • Are there posts or topics you are surprised are popular? Yes. I think it’s because the posts are positive, encouraging and informative.
  • Which times and days of the week bring the most traffic? This question I’m not sure of the answer but my guess is midday to evening.
  • Making an editorial calendar? I’m confused here. I schedule a lot of posts so that’s going to be my editorial calendar. What do you think.

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.

 

Setting Goals

bloggingu-blue-logoWelcome 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:

  1. To Have 200 Followers By January 2, 2019.
  2. To Get 100 Likes By the January, 2019.
  3. To Find A Theme That Is More Updated Than The One I Have By January 2, 2019.

ENCOURAGEMENT

https://mcguffysreader.com/  has a project called Sparks post each week. I decided to join this project with McGuffy’s Reader to encourage others each week.  My encouragement post is called ENCOURAGEMENT.  On March 4, 2018, I was reading my morning devotions with the Lord and guess what?  The devotional reading was called Dying for Encouragement. In a nutshell, it was about a corporate accountant who committed suicide and no-one knew why. He didn’t embezzle money and that made his co-workers wonder why until a note was found and that note simply said this: In thirty years I have never had one word of encouragement. I’m fed up. My ENCOURAGEMENT quotes and reading  are: It may seem insignificant to say a word or two; but when we give encouragement, what wonders it can do!  —K. DeHaan—      My second ENCOURAGEMENT quote is: A word of encouragement can make the difference between giving up or going on. —Author Unknown—    The reading for encouragement is Deuteronomy 3:23 – 29.   So when you think your encouragement isn’t doing any good, think again. It is. When you encourage some someone make sure it is genuine encouragement(not flattery) and it will help others.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo-Bomb(Crow Style): Wordless Wednesday

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Faith Is…

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Today CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) are joining Annie from McGuffy’s Reader for  Sparks. Sparks is a way to encourage people. This can be done through quotes, images, poems, pictures and etc…

We can’t wait to see your Sparks post. Mine is below.

 

FAITH IS…

By: Crystal Stewart 

Faith Is like a mustard seed

Small but willing and able

Waiting to be nurtured

to adulthood.

Faith Is dreaming big

and doing what it takes

to reach your dreams.

Faith Is taking that leap

to build your own business.

Faith Is putting your trust

in a total stranger and

hoping your situation turns

out for the good.

Faith Is trusting and

believing in the unseen.

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FELINE FRIDAY

FelineFridayFeline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is: Post a picture, drawing, cartoon, or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute). Go to Comedy Plus and click on the Feline Friday code to get the link.

 

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WILDLIFE SUPERBOWL

Now that the Superbowl is over and we know who won and no it wasn’t the Patriots. I decided to have some fun with my pictures. I played the Superbowl with my pictures.

THE SUPERBOWL TEAMS:

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OK BOYS THIS IS HOW WE OUTSMART THE PATRIOTS AND WIN THE SUPERBOWL.

TURKEY AS THE EAGLES

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OK THIS IS WHAT WERE GOING TO DO TO BEAT THE EAGLES.

THE DEER AS THE PATRIOTS

As you all know there can only be one winner. Who is our winner for Superbowl LII(52)?

Why it’s the Patr… Wait No the winner of Superbowl is the Philadelphia Eagles. Amazing, the Philadelphia Eagles have beat the Patriots to win their first Superbowl.

THE WINNERS ARE:

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WE WON!! WE WON!!

REPORTER:

Q1.) How Does It Feel To Beat The Patriots In The SUPERBOWL?

A1.) The Patriots are a good team but it feels great to beat the Patriots.

Q2.) You Have Just Made History By Winning Your First SUPERBOWL, What Are You Going To Do Next?

A2.) Were Going To Disney World Of Course.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS, THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.

SUPERBOWL FUN FACT:

Over 1 Billion chicken wings were consumed this past Superbowl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope IS…

badge-smHope is a rainbow that appears out of nowhere on a sunny day~Hope is a mentor supporting and encouraging you when others put you down~Hope is your parents who support you even though you have huge dreams~Hope is a stranger who befriends you and takes you under their wing~Hope is a dog that meets you at the door when you come home~Hope is a cat that warns you with its hissing and body language~Hope isDSCN0175

sister that helps you out of ‘sticky’ situations~Hope is a loving family~Hope is knowing and teaching sign language to people who need and want to learn it~Hope is God.

So when your feeling down remember there is hope for you. Don’t let any anybody tell you differently.

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Daisy Mae And Crystal’s Sunday Selfie

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The above selfie is of Daisy Mae and I getting our picture taken. Please note the surprised look on my face which is due to Daisy Mae kicking and clawing me because she didn’t want her picture taken. Enjoy our Sunday Selfie.

Daisy Mae and I joined the Cat On The Head for their Sunday Selfie Blog Hop. You can view other blogs that have joined and you can also join in the fun with your selfie by adding your blog HERE

 

 

WHERE’S THE BEAUTIFUL GREEN GRASS?

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SNOW, MORE SNOW AND MORE SNOW(A SLIDESHOW)

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