Bookish First Website

What is Bookish First website? It’s a site you go to enter raffles and gain points by giving your opinion or review of first Look at the books.

What do I think of Bookish First? If you asked me that question a few days ago, I would have said I liked the site. Now after what I’ve experienced with them and what I know now about this site, I don’t like them at all. I went to my account and they said I didn’t exist nor did my points exist. You’re probably thinking what terrible thing did she do. They claim I abused the terms of the policy so they deleted my account.  Well guess what? I read that term of use policy and Privacy policy and it wasn’t clear that I wasn’t allowed to do share these book reviews. That’s right all I did was share book reviews. 

When this site said you can share your book reports. What they didn’t say was it had to be on a book on their site. I’m going back and forth with their people and told them if they wouldn’t give me my points back and account back to delete all my accounts. I also told them I was not happy at all.

Have you been to this site? What are your thoughts? Please if you have suggestions, please give them.

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Caturday Art

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

CATURDAAR– PROGRESSIVSTYLE

This week since the Queen Mom Deputy Sister Crystal has the week off I get to do Caturday Art and Sunday Selfie is still up in the air. If I do something for Sunday Selfie it will probably be of wildlife. Get a lot of those pictures now days.

Well back to Caturday Art. It was hard to decide what to do so I did it as a progressive Caturday Art. So here they are and the original pictures are at the end that I used. ENJOY!!

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TIGGER WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON 9-11-2015 IS IN THE TOP PICTURE AND DAISY MAE WHO JUST CELEBRATED HER 12TH BIRTHDAY IS IN THE BOTTOM PICTURE.

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A PICTURE OF ANGEL TIGGER WHO WENT TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE ON 9-11-2015. SHE’S FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
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DAISY MAE CELEBRATING HER 12TH BIRTHDAY ON 9-12-2018. WE GOT DAISY MAE ON 9-12 12 YEARS AGO.
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DAISY MAE OUR TUXEDO KITTY IS ALL DRESSED UP AND NO PLACE TO GO POOR KITTY CAT.

Original Pictures Used Are Below.

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).
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QUEEN TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015. PICTURE TAKEN OF THE ORIGINAL PICTURE.

Angel Tigger

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TIGGER ON CURIO CABINET. TIGGER DIED 9-11-2015.

 

Poem By: Crystal Stewart

Written In: 2018

A TRIBUTE TO TIGGER

Tigger

A Crotchety Cougar you weren’t but

You were old enough to be a Cougar

So even though you weren’t a

Crotchety Cougar, You were Crystal’s Cougar

And I will always think of you

As Crystal’s Cougar or just

Crystal’s Tigger Kitty.

Tigger, it was a very sad day

When you went over the Rainbow Bridge.

We rescued from an environment

You should never have been in.

When we got you, you were scared

Of us and hid in my bedroom closet. 

You eventually bonded with my Mother and

I but Dad was another story.

Through your time with us you

Stayed under our feet most of the time,

You snuggled on our laps, You liked napping

On laps and you liked to play pole.

Tigger, I have so many memories of you

Including the memories of you and

Sister Queen Daisy. I am so glad

You made up with Dad before

You passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Tigger, you were very much part

Of our family and we will

Always miss you.

Tigger, we loved you so much

That you left pawprints on our hearts.

Tigger, you have become an Angel and 

You are able to walk again and

You aren’t miserable or suffering any pain.

My sweet Tigger Kitty is now an angel and

You will always be missed.

That sweet adorable kitty that you

Hissed at sometimes, she misses you too.

Sadly missed by

Queen Daisy Mae And

Queen MOM Deputy Sister Crystal

 

 

Heroes

THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.

 

HEROES

POEM BY: Crystal Stewart

Written in 2018

17 years ago today was a very, very sad day 

Because a terrible thing called a terrorist

attack happened. Two planes flew into the

Twin Towers and that killed a lot of people.

The people who did this also tried to fly

A plane into the Pentagon but because the

People on the plane had a mission in mind

And they knew they had two chances

Slim and none so they gave it their best shot

And thanks to those people on the plane, 

              Who willingly gave their lives to save the people

At the Pentagon from certain death

By crashing the plane in a field.

Those people may not of realized then but

They are heroes in more ways than one.

We are very thankful for these people who

Turned into heroes and we are very glad they

“Let it roll” and decided to play the role of hero.

So when something terrible is about to happen

And you need to make a decision of what to do

Remember the situation these people were in and

The decision they made and how it helped them.

After remembering what they did might make

Your decision a little bit easier.

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Writing Reviews

Writing book reviews can be fun or it can be frustrating. Let me explain. You see writing reviews on my blog and Goodreads is easy and fun. However, if you want to write a review on Amazon you have to purchase so much on Pay Pal, Debit Card, Credit Card and etc… They have strict rules. 

I bought about 100+ books for free of different reviews and have received 3 books from 2 different authors for my honest reviews. No thanks to Amazon I can’t review a book on Amazon unless I spend a minimum amount of $50.00 I think. Not Good. I’m going   to contact them again and see what happens. Right now I’m not a “happy camper”. Wish me Luck. I’ll need it.

 

 

 

Caption Winner

CAPTION WINNER FOR WHAT IS THIS TURKEY SAYING?

I’m sorry and sad to say I only got 1 caption for this but that’s OK because the caption I did get was a good one. I not only want to thank greg-in-washington for sending me a caption I want to tell him his blog is very good and congratulations to him because he’s the caption winner.

I survived Thanksgiving and Christmas! Look how big I am!

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End Of The Farmshow

Previously, I showed you some pictures that my sister and her family took that she sent me. The pictures are of their friend’s cows with Make America Great Again hats on the cows. If you haven’t seen the posts you can view and read them by going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!! and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!. You will notice that I have made the links the same. That’s because they’re from two different sites. 

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MY NEPHEW WAS BORED SO HE PUT MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HATS ON HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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CLOSEUP OF MY NEPHEW FRIEND’S COW AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW WITH A MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN HAT ON ITS HEAD.

Below are more pictures of the farmshow since the end of the farmshow is Saturday, August 11, 2018.

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MY NEPHEW WITH ONE OF HIS BUNNIES AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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MY NEPHEW WITH HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.
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MY NEPHEW TRYING TO DRINK ICE TEA WHILE GETTING KISSED BY ONE OF HIS FRIEND’S COWS AT THE BUTLER FARMSHOW.

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I’M BACK…I HOPE

QUEEN DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. (ORIGINAL PICTURE).

This post is to let everyone know I’m back…Well at least I hope I am. The reason why I had to leave WordPress for a while was that I got sick. I had to force myself to eat to keep my energy up, I didn’t even want to get on my computer(When that happens you know I’m sick). I was recovering and was almost better when what happens? I get sick again—Not Good. I’m not completely recovered but hope to be as soon as my allergies are gone. Then I went on vacation for a week. 

I’m happy to say I’m going to start back blog-hopping either tomorrow or in the next few days. Thanks for being patient with me everyone. So I hope to everyone real soon.

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Promoting My Blog

WELCOME

Hi everyone and welcome. I don’t do this often but I’m going to do now. What am I talking about you’re probably wondering. I’m talking about promoting CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

ABOUT CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is about more than photo-blogging. Don’t let the name fool you. My site is about ANIMALS, PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MUCH, MUCH MORE.

MY GOAL

My goal is to not only meet new friends but enjoy myself blogging when I want to. Also in the process if I’m fortunate, I hope to get as many followers as possible. I hope you’ll help me.

WHAT YOU GET IN RETURN

That’s right you get something in return for your help. What is she going to give us you may be asking yourself or wondering? You get a lot in return actually. You Get:

  • The knowledge of knowing I’ll check out your blog and most likely follow you back. I follow most of the people who follow me back. I even check out all people who comment, like and etc…

  • You could be a guest blogger on my site if interested.

  • We can be blogging friends.

CONCLUSION

So everyone, come on over to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and give me a follow, let’s be blogging friends and you have a chance to be a guest blogger on my site if you’re interested. I have 2 ways you can follow me. You can use the follow button or follow me by e-mail. Hope to see you all at my site.

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Trump Tower

Disclosure: This post is not meant to be 

political in any way or offend  anyone.

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My nephew went on a school field trip to New York where they took a tour. This happened on Mother’s Day Weekend. The school took 6 bus loads of students. My nephew sent this picture to his mother who sent it to me and now I’m sharing it with you.

CONFUSION

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.

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.

 

Wordless Wednesday

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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.

 

Dig Deep Into A Social Network

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Today is day 6 of my blogging course Branding and Growth: Dig Deep into a Social Network.

Today’s Task:

Pick a social network you’ll use to grow your blog, and outline a plan for how you’ll use it.

Network I Picked:

The social network I picked was LinkedIn. I do share on Google+ but use LinkedIn more. I am connected to have my posts shared to my connections On LinkedIn and on Google+ I can only share to my profile and comment. LinkedIn is my best bet. I’ve added sharing buttons so everyone has the opportunity to share my posts.

 

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GUESS IF WE WANT FOOD WE HAVE TO EAT WITH THE DEER!!

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. 

 

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.