3 Most Awesome Wordpress Widgets of the Week

Widgets are fun. There is a variety of them already built for you in your wordpress theme or you can look around in the net and find some custom html to add them to your side bar, header or footer.

 

Today I am going to make it easy. Some simple widgets that I like and have in my website. 

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My community

 

This one shows my followers avatars and links back to their websites or to their gravatars, giving them back some free publicity. A way to thank them for their loyalty.

 

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Posts I Like

Everytime I LIKE a post in my WP Reader, it shows it automatically in the widget. Also, it links to the blog post of the blogger I am following. Great for marketing, right

 

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My Gravatar

Adding your gravatar to your website/blog pages is a wonderful way to show your followers and visitors who you are, what you do, what you prefer to write about, social media links and a general idea of your preferences in life and in the internet.

 

Gloom and Doom Tuesday: Human Civilization Will Crumble by 2050 …

…If We Don’t Stop Climate Change Now, New Paper Claims…!

 

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Gloom and Doom, all in good faith and fun for all. If you want to get scared, read on! (lol) Oh, and btw, the news is from LiveScience. 

 

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Gloom and doom news this week

 

It seems every week there’s a scary new report about how man-made climate change is going to cause the collapse of the world’s ice sheets, result in the extinction of up to 1 million animal species and — if that wasn’t bad enough — make our beer very, very expensive. This week, a new policy paper from an Australian think tank claims that those other reports are slightly off; the risks of climate change are actually much, much worse than anyone can imagine.

According to the paper, climate change poses a “near- to mid-term existential threat to human civilization,” and there’s a good chance society could collapse as soon as 2050 if serious mitigation actions aren’t taken in the next decade.

 

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Published by the Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration in Melbourne (an independent think tank focused on climate policy) and authored by a climate researcher and a former fossil fuel executive, the paper’s central thesis is that climate scientists are too restrained in their predictions of how climate change will affect the planet in the near future.

 

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CONCLUSION: Don’t worry about the future, live the moment, the “here and now” is all we have… and it is WONDERFUL! 😁💪🌈💙💓💚🙃😹

 

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Karma Is Not a Bitch – A #402

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“What goes around comes around” is the phrase that comforts most people when they’re in an unfair situation or any other situation in which they have no control over.

 

If you ask most people what karma is all about they will say something like, “It is punishment for past wrongs.” Or “What you do to others will come back to you.”

 

INSTANT KARMA 

 

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The concept of karma is very old and has its origin in ancient India. However, many Buddhist and Hinduist schools of thought use different definitions.

 

However, many people still have a need for an outside authority that punishes and rewards. This is apparent in the way many religions are still interpreted and practiced.

For generations, our ancestors believed in a judging and punishing god. Subconsciously we still project the image of a judging authority on a teacher, a set of religious or philosophical beliefs, or a concept like karma. This way, we just take away the old judging deity and replace it with another.

 

It’s seen as a sort of cause and effect; a universal system of justice against your crimes.

 

In fact, some people count on it for vengeance.

The original Buddhist idea of karma based on reincarnation is even more problematic with respect to evidence.

Nothing out of the ordinary happens much. Everything happens for a reason, sure, but that reason hasn’t been proven to be a spiritual or a mystical one. Everything happens for a reason because of cause and effect. That cause and effect is determined by probability.

 

In history, there have been legions of people who have done good deeds for their families and other people while still living lives of quiet desperation. What do infants do to deserve being abandoned by their parents, or being killed in car accidents?

At the other end, there are despotic leaders like Stalin and predatory criminals like Jack the Ripper who got to the end of their lives without any particularly dire consequences.

 

These examples do not prove that there is no such thing as karma, but should combine with the lack of evidence for karma to support the conclusion that karma is just a myth. The belief that what goes around comes around is just wishful thinking.

 

CONCLUSION: Karma is not a bitch. It is a myth. It doesn’t exist. 

 

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My Pinterest Account is Going Through the Roof So Happy! – #398

MY PINTEREST MONTHLY VIEWERS: More than 785,000!

 

 

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MY CATS, KITTIES, FELINE BOARD IS SO CUTE!

 

 

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MY DELICIOUS FOOD GROUP, MESSY, HEALTHY AND ALL!

 

 

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MY BICYCLE AND CYCLING GROUP

 

 

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Outside my main digital home -Wordpress- in the Web, I also like LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

Right now, my account in this platform is rock-and-rolling! From 0 subscribers few months ago I have now more than 4,000 followers, with more than 785,000 viewers a month! Much of them I follow back.

 

Even if my followers have different interests than mine, I follow them back as long as those ones have nothing to do with porno. Having different interests and sharing them back and forward is fun and sometimes a learning experience.

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Bloggers Rant about Instagram Being Ruined 5 Solutions

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Bloggers Rant:

 

A Little Ranting (and Honesty) About Instagram Growth

 

Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is a sisterhood of unstoppable ladies (and some gents) who can do anything and who support each other no matter what! Sometimes I feel like the blogging community is full of nothing but Regina George clones (or worse, Regina George clones in sheep’s clothing…aka Taylor Swifts) and it makes me crazy.

I can never really decide which is more accurate and this is probably the biggest reason why I’ve had approximately 4 blogs over my adult life (2 of which were fairly popular) and just up and deleted them after I got tired of the bulls*t. I’m not at that point now but I did want to address a few things and since this is my blog, I figured this was a better place than Instagram to rant. 

 

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INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT WITH 897 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS

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Are social media influencers ruining Instagram?

 

Yes Definitely.

Instagram is a photo sharing application. In the beginning individual uses share pictures without any hashtag but now hashtags are used on such a large scale to reach the wider audience and influencers are abusing it.

 

Those who have more than 10,000 follower are turning into influencers. For good looking individual and especially girls is an easy job to get so much followers.

 

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SOLUTION:

Well, there’S a solution for everything in this life, and hence to make your Instagram account grow again, get it fixed and unstuck:

1. Use hashtags the right way and frequently.

Hashtags link your photo to targeted communities, niches and keywords that people search for like #healthybreakfastideas in cooking niches. These communities, groups and people searching for content that’s relevant to them are less likely to see your posts without hashtags.

 

2. A CTA (call to action) tells your followers what to do next. For businesses, that “next step” should be signing up for a newsletter, going to your website or buying your product/service.

 

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3. Have good context in the caption

 

4. Have a strategy for Instagram

 

5. When your content is stale, well, it is discouraging. Make it diverse!

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We Have Reached 500+ Followers Thank You!

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From the bottom of my heart to all of you: Thank you! Thank you for all the support, your subscriptions, your likes, your interesting, intelligent, funny comments.

You all are excellent bloggers and it is an honor for me to be in contact with all of you, where ever you are in the world.

I also want to thank all my readers who do not blog but who they visit my site and subscribe via email and to my newsletter.

Thank you to all those who have donated to my site. Thank you for your trust and your loyalty.

If you like my blog and blog posts please follow my blog.

When Your Patience Wears Thin

When Your Patience Wears Thin, what do you do? Some people do yoga, exercise, some others pray, others get so desperate they yell, behave erratically and dangerously. There is another approach people take: ignore their feelings and put them under the rug.
For starters, there are some persons who are truly patient and can take a lot of bad actions (betrayal, lies, etc) from others without saying a word, but eventually everybody’s patience wears thin, sooner or later. What do you do when this happens to you?

I usually grab my bicycle and go out for a bike ride myself, a long one, with the road full of steep-climbs and difficulty. When I come back I jump in the swimming pool and then relax and by then, my patience is healed.

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Spending time in my farm and orchard with my daughter and grandchildren gives me great pleasure. I talk to the birds, plants, my livestock, I enjoy the sunlight rays. Enjoying nature fulfills my heart.

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I re-read the Goodman and Gilman Pharmacology book and spend hours creating medical hypothesis and even theories that I have proven right and published.

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Playing my guitar, singing my favorites songs —Photo; George the cat – Ayleen O’Hanlon

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What do you do when your patience wears thin?

Do you ever get tired of People’s Opinions in Social Media?

I do. That is why I love blogging. Developing a blog is so much more interesting and fun than social media. I have found out that people who do not blog or keep a journal, participate in interesting forums or write articles, become really poor in their process of thinking and their writing capabilities are an atrocity.

FACEBOOK DESTROYING THE THINKER

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Blogging requires thinking, knowledge of coding, meta-tagging, and so much more. Some gray matter at work? Have you noticed the level of writing in Facebook? They do not know how to express themselves, they do not know how to write properly. I can’t be close (not even digitally) with people who lack the basic internet etiquette. It is disturbing and my brain cells are too precious for me to waste them in Facebook.

Have you ever talked to a person who only subscribes to social media and asked him or her about blogging? I have, and they are fools, sorry, but it is the truth. They know nothing about inserting coding html, meta-tags, which is so simple to do.

I use social media as what it is: a tool, not as my basic platform to spread word of business not to chat. I only chat with my connections and friends here, in my blog and LinkedIn. I prefer to keep my frontal cortex far away from those social media outlets and just use them as an instant connection thru my main blogging source.

Quality over quantity will bring you happiness and success.

What is your Favorite Wordpress Blog Theme?

TIME FOR MARKETING AND TECH TALK!

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How and why do you choose the theme for your blog? Do you base your preference in a special kind of design, colors, lines, columns, sidebars, out of this world features,  widgets? Does it have to be versatile or simple, vibrant, humble, elegant, challenging,

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We bloggers at Wordpress  have a vast variety of themes where to choose and the best of all is that Google crawls its robots frequently and efficiently.  I prefer to be modern in my blogging, versatile with lots of features and coding, I love coding: html, and the future of  WYSIWYG in blogging looks exciting.

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When One of our Cats Dies….

When my cat Andie died last December 13 2017. I felt that my heart was life and heart were completely broken. I couldn’t understand how my life was going to be worth living without her. She was so kind and loving to me, all the time, even when I gave her intramuscular shots and oral medications; she never run away from me, she loved me so  and losing her has been very painful….NO…extremely painful to me. It is an unimaginable pain missing her everyday. There was a special connection between Andie and me, and yes, that connection will never die.

Through out my 32 years of having cats in my life I have lost several through old age, some sudden acute disease and they all have been loved and rescued cats. They all leave a hole in my heart when they die.
Anyways, I read this beautiful post of Milly Schmidt and decided not to be ashamed of showing my own pain and my vulnerability to suffer like every one else in this world and share some of my own grieve with you by reblogging her post.
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When my cat died on March 20th, I stopped blogging entirely. The only reason you’ll see I posted blogs on that particular date (and after) is because I always schedule my blogs about 1-2 weeks ahead.

I would like to let you all know that I have been reading every single comment left on this blog – even if I never replied. Your comments have been little sparks of light in the darkness. Thank you too, for all the lovely, heartfelt emails and for being so understanding and sharing in my grief when I posted about losing Sven last month.

I’m not embarrassed to admit, that I, the ever optimistic happy go-lucky crazy cat lady, finally reached the end of her tether after my pet died. And we should not be ashamed of feeling sad. If we do, we help perpetuate the stigma of depression that stops people reaching out for help.

It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to let others know that you’re not coping well.

For me, I think the problem was, no matter how lousy I was feeling, my dog and cat would always be there for me, so to lose one of my constant companions has been absolutely devastating. I have never needed Sven more than I need him now, yet he’s lost to me forever.

I usually feel pretty happy most of the time, but when Sven died, any sparks of happiness vanished along with him. It took a few weeks before I could look at a sunrise and feel that rush of appreciation and contentment I used to feel. But even then, I knew that something was still not right.

I think I recognized I was getting to a point where I couldn’t handle the grief any longer. I needed some cats around to force me to laugh. I mean… how can you not laugh when you see a face like this??

Via The Magic of Pets — The Cat’s Write