THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD


I’m very excited and pleased to announce that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) has been honored by KittyClysm* with THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD that recognizes pet/animal bloggers.

If you have suggestions for this award I’m making a list so let me know.

Since both of my sites were honored I’m making a list on WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) .

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The Brotherhood Of The World Award

brotherhood-award1ABOUT 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:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the questions sent to you.
  3. Nominate around ten bloggers.
  4. Create your set of questions for your nominees.
  5. 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):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. What Is Your Key To Happiness? Interesting question. My key to happiness is simple it is God and the Bible.
  4. What Is Your Philosophy Of Life In Three Words? Faith, Hope, Love 

MY NOMINEES ARE:

  1. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)
  2. Claire Yang Writes
  3. Canny Catnip Nook
  4. His Perfect Timing
  5. MiddleMe
  6. RoseyToesSews
  7. Cats and Life
  8. Dear Anita/Dear Cassie
  9. Oh, Elwood! (& Friendz)
  10. 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:

  1. Why Did You Start Your Blog(s)?
  2. How Do You Stay Happy When Something Bad Happens?
  3. Do You Collect Anything?
  4. Do You Have Pets And If So, What Kind?
  5. 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.

Intermediate Customization, Day 6: Organizing Your Sidebar

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Today is Day 6 and today we organized our sidebar. Today we had to add 1 widget to our sidebar. However, we didn’t have to keep it. The areas we covered today were:

  • What widgets are and how they’re useful.
  • How to Choose the right widgets for your blog.
  • Basic ways to customize widgets.

The one thing I want to learn is how to move your widgets around to where you want them. I know it sounds crazy but I’d like to learn this in case I decide I want to move my widgets around. Maybe it’s not crazy after all.

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.

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.