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Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite #Places

Friday was the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the official state legal lockdown here in California. It was a beautiful sunny day with mild temperatures. My neighbor and I walked our dogs, of course keeping the appropriate 6-feet of social distance. I was struck by how many …

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Sunday Stills: Whistle While You #Work

This holiday weekend, Labor Day (in the U.S.), is the traditional end to the summer, as school begins, and vacations are all but over. According to the US Department of Labor, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of …

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Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a #Friend

Who among us doesn’t have a friend? Some have a larger circle of friends, while others have a choice few. Sunday Stills asks us to share an image of “friend.” The featured image above shows my daughter with her best friend Gideon! Here are some of my examples of "friend." A surprise wedding shower for me …

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Sunday Stills: #Drunk with…? or #Summer Drink

The last Sunday in July challenges Sunday Stills participants to find an image depicting “Drunk with…?" Since this is indeed a challenging theme, I thought I would add an optional related theme “Summer Drink.” Your theme can be centered around alcohol but it doesn’t have to be. I’m not much of a drinker although a …

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Calling All Instagrammers: Join the #Instagram Summer Photo Challenge

Summer is a great time for getting outside and taking pictures! Join myself and fellow blogger Leslie  for her second annual Instagram Summer Photo Challenge. This challenge on Instagram begins July 1st and runs the entire month. If you can't post something every day you can pick the daily themes you like and post then. The …

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WordPress Deleted “Press This” Button

Good news, the "Press This" button is now back and working. See more information from Hugh's Views and News here. Use this URL to find your "Press This" button. I went to my admin panel and could not find it. As Bloggers, we love the tools that make our blogging experiences easier and more efficient. In …

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Four Reason to Attend a Blogging Conference

Four Reasons to Attend a Blogging Conference

In September, I had the pleasure of attending not one, but two blogging conferences in my hometown of Sacramento, California. WordCamp Sacramento 2017 focused on WordPress developers and website design, but had an entire bloggers track. This alone brought in over 200 more attendees than previous WordCamps. The International Food Bloggers Conference, aka IFBC, spent …

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Leisure’s Role in #Breast #Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am sharing an older post from two years ago. Unless you live under a rock, you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Do you know someone: a friend, colleague or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer? I do. Way too many. Do …

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Speaker Interview With Terri Webster Schrandt – WordCamp Sacramento 2017

My 15 minutes of fame as a presenter comes this weekend at the WordCamp Sacramento 2017 conference! I cannot believe how fortunate I am to be able to attend not one, but two, local blogging conferences in September! In January, I shared "Need More Inspiration? Attend a Blogging Event" encouraging bloggers to meet other bloggers …

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How to Successfully Re-Blog a Post

What To Do When One Of Your Blog Posts Is Reblogged #bloggingtips – Hugh’s Views & News

Reblogging a fellow blogger's post is one of the most flattering forms of sharing! Keep in mind that all of their post's images will be added to your media files. Something else to keep in mind is to double check the post's images to be sure you feel comfortable associating them with your blog site. …

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#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees

Fellow blogger and self-published author, Tina Frisco, has re-released her popular book, Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012.

To celebrate the re-edit, Tina is offering the book FREE, today through July 19th. This is on my TBR and I am looking forward to reading and reviewing in the near future!

TINA FRISCO

I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, PLATEAU.

Plateau: Beyond the Trees by Tina FriscoAvailable in both eBook and paper.

They will show in the Amazon store within 3-5 business days but are available now through the Kindle and CreateSpace stores. The old version is still showing on Amazon but will be removed.

To celebrate, the eBook will be free to download from the 15th through the 19th.
Download it HERE.

I’m so grateful to have this task behind me! It took quite a bit longer than I expected, largely due to how poorly I wrote five years ago compared with now. I decided to give the book a quick overhaul, forgetting it was not a vehicle that merely needed an oil change. And once I started, there was no turning back. I did all the formatting, which can be a nightmare. But I learned…

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Kindness Rocks Project Spreads Messages of Hope

Remember those old 70s collages made of random materials? Back then, art classes in junior high and high school were rife with making collages, (remember decoupage?), painting rocks and wood, macrame, yarn art, spirographs, hooking rugs, and other artsy stuff! I just loved creating those craft projects! Fast-forward to 2017 and painting on 3-D materials …

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Sac State's Guy West Bridge

How a Bridge Connects Us

"Think about the things, places, or people that connect us." I like this idea as it relates to the theme of Bridge. I share several angles of the Guy West Bridge that spans the American River from the Sacramento State Campus to the community of University Village/ Campus Commons. This bridge is also right off …

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Sentence A Day June in REview

A Sentence A Day: June in Review

  Last month I learned about a fun blogging and writing challenge called A Sentence a Day. I took this challenge for the month of June wondering what would be so interesting in my life that I could journal my daily thoughts into a post. Although I do not work in the summers, I have …

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