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CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE IS GETTING A MAKEOVER!!

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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.

Intermediate Customization, Day 4: Backgrounds and Fonts

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Today is Day 4 of 10 of my blogging course. Almost halfway there-Yeah!!🙂🙂 Today the three areas we covered were:

  • How to add and edit backgrounds.
  • Color relationships, and how to use them.
  • How to choose and update fonts.

Every blogger has the opportunity to do this. Myself included.

Tomorrow is 1/2 way-Yeah!!🎆🎆🙂🙂🎆🎆

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.

A Pleasant Surprise

I named this picture A Pleasant Surprise because my nephew and his family thought the deer ate all his sunflowers. As it turns out, some of those sunflowers still bloomed. He was thrilled because he put a lot of work into planting them.

Below is the result of lots of hard work by this 15-year-old.

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A PLEASANT  SURPRISE. PHOTO CREDIT: EYTH FAMILY.

The Newbie Tag

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Hello Everyone, I have been blessed to be tagged by blogger Danielle of the The Introverted Book Nerd . She has an amazing site so I suggest you check it out and possibly give her a follow too.

1. WHY DID YOU START THIS BLOG?

I started blogging for fun and because I enjoy it. Also, I read quite a bit so sharing my thought on books isn’t out of the question.

2. WHAT ARE SOME FUN AND UNIQUE THINGS YOU CAN BRING TO BOOK BLOGGING?

Sharing my thoughts on books.

3. WHAT ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW BLOG?

I’m excited about meeting other bloggers and seeing what their opinions are.

4. WHY DO YOU LOVE READING.

It helps me wind down and I like seeing the different plots.

5. WHAT BOOK OR SERIES GOT YOU INTO READING?

Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and the Narnia Series.

6. WHAT QUESTIONS WOULD YOU ASK YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

  • How do you come up with your plots of your book?
  •  Where do you get your inspiration?
  • On average, how long does it take you to write a book?

7. WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU THINK STARTING A BLOG WILL BE THE HARDEST TO OVERCOME?

The technical aspect of blogging.

8. WHEN DID YOU START READING?

Since I was real young and when I got older, I read the Bible the whole way through.

9. WHERE DO YOU READ?

Mostly my bedroom.

10. WHAT KIND OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE TO READ?

I will try just about any type of book just to see what the plot is going to be like. Reading a horror book is unlikely.

If you are reading this and you are a newbie book blogger then I tag YOU!!

Crystal

Fundamentals Of Blogging: Day 14 Of 14 – Create Your Own Feature

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Today is day 14 of 14 for my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course. I’m so excited I made it through my blogging course. Today I have to Create My Own Feature for my blog. What does that mean? It means to find readers on a daily basis I should commit to something on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis.

What am I going to commit to on a regular basis? After some thought, I thought I would do book reviews of some books I have read and book reviews on books I will read. Of course I will continue to post pictures too.

If anyone has any suggestions, feel free to let me know and I will look at them then consider every suggestion. Also, please tell me what you think of my idea on doing book reviews regularly. Like I said previously, I will consider all suggestions.

 

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 12- Make Some New Connections

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For Day 12 of my Fundamentals Of Blogging Course, we had to go to The Daily Post Prompts page and scroll down to the grid of responses. Then I had to pick 6 responses that caught my eye and read them. Then I had to leave comments on at least 2 of the responses. If you skipped the day before, then all you had to do was to leave 2 comments anywhere you’d like and follow 2 new blogs.

Even though I may have the choice to skip a day, my thoughts are if you don’t do the course work you don’t learn anything. Also, if you took this course then do the course work.

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.