Oh No!!

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

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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. 

 

Our First “Real” Snow Of 2017 (A Slideshow)

Good Day Everyone and I hope you are staying warm in this cold weather “Mother Nature” decided to give us for Christmas.

Here is a slideshow of our first “real” snow. We’ve had snow flurries before but this was our first snow with any real accumulations.  Our deer, birds and other critters were cold band very hungry. I’m glad we were able to feed them.

Below is a slideshow of the snow and deer and the slideshow starts out with what it looks like before the snow started and what it looked like on December 19, 2017.

Enjoy the slideshow.

 

 

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🍗HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!🍗

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Hello everyone, Daisy Mae and I wanted to share this Turkey picture with you and wish you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 

You see our Game Camera caught a shot of a turkey flapping his feathers. How funny is this? Do you think he possibly could be saying DON’T EAT TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING EAT HAM?

What’s your caption for this picture?

🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗

A Historical Book Report: Gingham Bride

 

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INTRODUCTION:

Hello and welcome Everyone, in my book report this week I’m going from a historical view. The book is called Gingham Bride by New York Times Best Selling Author Jillian Hart . It deals with arranged marriages and how children were treated.

WHAT DREW ME TO READ THE BOOK:

curiosity and the publisher’s synopsis. It also sounded interesting and I wanted to see what a fiction book was like on these subjects.

MY SYNOPSIS:

This book is about a good-looking young man named Ian  and a beautiful young woman named Fiona that their parents and grandparents have arranged for them to be married. It’s also about a controlling man who got married just so he could give orders and sit around the house and play poker and drink beer. If Fiona does something wrong he hits her and she can’t go to school for days. To find out how things turn out for these two you’ll have to read the book.

PUBLISHER’S SYNOPSIS:

Fiona O’Rourke doesn’t believe in love—and certainly not in a marriage arranged by her cruel father.  And even if her unexpected betrothed seems honorable and kind, can she trust his motives…or the attraction between them?

Ian McPherson came to Montana to salvage his family’s dwindling fortune, not to take a wife. But he’s instantly drawn to Fiona. He wants to protect her—even if that means pretending that they’re engaged. In a season of surprises and miracles, there’s nothing he won’t give to show Fiona his love is for always.

THE SETTING:

The book setting takes place in Montana with deep snow and a chilling cold.

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THE BOOK:

That despite Fiona’s hardships at home, she had friends at school and at work(that had to be kept secret from her parents) that helped her through each day. Also, I liked the fact that this guy was willing to pretend to be engaged just to protect her from her father and from anyone else that could be engaged to her.

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE ABOUT THE BOOK:

I thought there was  too much going on in the book.

RECOMMENDATION FOR THE BOOK:

I found the book an interesting read. My recommendation would be to read the book for yourself and form your own opinion. you may have a different opinion than I do.

CONCLUSION:

If you read this book let me know what you think.  I provided a link above that has a bunch of links you may be interested in. Below is another link. For the other links click on the above link where it says Jillian Hart.

LINKS:

Harlequin

 

Intermediate Customization, Day 10: HTML Columns, Tables and Post Styling

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Day 10 has come and gone and guess what everyone you know what that mean? You guessed it if you said I completed another course. I’m so happy to be done. It wasn’t as easy as they made it sound. Below is what we covered.

  • How to use preformatting to space text exactly as you like.
  • How to control line breaks and indentation.
  • How to create columns.
  • How to add tables.

I’m grateful to be done. Now I think it’s time for a well deserved break.

Intermediate Customization, Day 9 – HTML Basics

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Today is Day 9 of my blogging course and I’m almost done. Can we say Yippee!!

Today we covered HTML Basics. If you think it sounds confusing that’s because it is. I tried doing it but not sure I understand it. Guess we’ll find out tomorrow when I have to use what I learned today. Understanding hyperlinks is not what I thought. The areas we covered were:

  • What is HTML is, and how to find yours.
  • Basic text styling with HTML.
  • Inserting links with HTML.
  • Inserting Images with HTML.

 

Intermediate Customization, Day 8: Widget Visibility

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Today was interesting. Didn’t really understand what I was doing or what I was reading. Today I had to adjust the visibility of one of my widgets. Once I started  reading how to do it, I was so confused.

I try to understand what they want me to know on widget visibility but sometimes things can be so confusing.

Areas we covered today were:

  • How to configure widget visibility settings.
  • Ways to use widget visibility to your advantage.

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.

THURSDAY’S CAT QUOTE

Hello everyone Daisy Mae Here, I did some snooping around on Mom’s desk in her bedroom and found another cat quote I thought you’d like. Mom’s busy working on a Guest post for the The Recipe Hunter . It’s a great site so I suggest you check it out.

I said I found another cat quote. The quote is cute and funny just like me. HA-HA. >”<🙂 So without further adieu, here is the cat quote. ENJOY IT.

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

_____Nafisa Joseph

Monday Cat Quote Of Day

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

An old cat will not learn how to dance.

—-Moroccan Proverb

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DAISY MAE.
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DAISY MAE’S FIRST SELFIE.

Commenting Basics: Day 3 – Ask Some Questions

Today is Day 3 of my Commenting Basics Course and my assignment for the day was to read a post and ask 2 or 3 questions. It’s supposed to help spark ideas and possibly make the reader of the questions ask questions themselves and possibly give them ideas.

The post I read and asked questions on was KittyClysm. To read the post I read you can go their link which is https://kittyclysm.com/supawstars-award-sept-2017/ .

2 days left and I’ll be done with part of the blogging course.

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.

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.