Strolling through a winter summer wonderland

I am ALL for a holiday without snow!!! 🙂
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Another Spectrum

For the 90% of the world’s population who live north of the equator, Christmas carols such as Jungle Bells and Strolling through a Winter Wonderland have some meaning, even if it doesn’t actually snow. At least in comes in the cold season. Like minorities everywhere, the 10% of us who live in the southern hemisphere are denied our rights: Our right to celebrate a seasonally appropriate festive season.

I say it’s time to take a stand! No more Christmas cards with snow and holy! No more songs about white Christmases! Down with them all.

Here’s something a little more appropriate:

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Reactive Blogging?

Hmmm I disagree with the “experts.” The interaction you do IS enough to drive traffic as long as you keep looking for “new” traffic. Hence the point about “many fronts.” Thanks for the mention! -OM
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Random Ramblings; Myriad Musings

I celebrated my 7-year “Blog-o-versary” in October of this year. I don’t think that I’m a novice to this blogging thing. There was virtually no traffic here for the first couple of years; I wasn’t able to post very often due to job responsibilities, and the only comments I received were spam. I only followed a handful of blogs at that time – less than 10, I think – and while I would ‘Like’ posts, I wouldn’t comment and I didn’t follow anyone. I simply didn’t have the time.

After I left my last full-time job and began scheduling my own work on my own time, I had more time to read other blogs in depth. I began following more, commenting once in a while, and re-blogging others – possibly in excess, but I meant no harm. I thought that displaying a genuine interest in others and engaging in…

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What is the best way to interact with bloggers?

This is a great reminder not to forget about the silent readers! Nice post! -OM
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Jean's Writing

Do you engage with drive-by readers?

If not, maybe you should.

Why?

Because others, like myself, may be drive-by readers. drive 01

That means reading on the run. Waiting in line, waiting for to pick up grandkids, or in the dentist/doctors office. And almost always I read on my phone.

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The absence of a comment doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the blog post. Simply means I wasn’t in a place to write one. Typing on my cell phone is not easy.

And even though we’re all very busy with the holidays, remember to read and click the “like” button. Means a lot to bloggers everywhere.

A post by OPINIONATED MAN encouraged me to do more.

So I’m going to start with an apology.

sorry badI’m sorry if I’ve disappointed any of my readers. I’ve read many posts but sometimes failed to click the “like” button. Just because I’m on the run doesn’t mean I…

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How I got 54 blog followers in 10 years

I think the “being you” is the best advice of all! I appreciate the smiles found so far. 🙂 -OM
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beard with a blog

A blog that gets a lot of traffic has a few things in common… that I don’t do. Incomediary.com put this helpful list of to do’s for a blog that is sure to get traffic. It’s not like I’m drawing back the curtain, revealing some hidden blogging secrets, or selling out since I haven’t made a habit of doing any of these. You can call me out if I try any of this in the future which may or may not have any effect on whether I cease and desist.

  • Lists and numbers

Actually this is true of my own blog. Two years ago I was in between jobs working at Ashland University when I wrote The 4 People I met Over the Weekend. It was my first weekend of that job and it has the most views of any of my posts.

  • Mentioning people that readers know

It…

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Offline

I uninstall my accounts from my phone every month. Then reinstall them a few days later! Hahahaha! -OM
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Unicorn Rhino

I’m soooo OVER social media!

Yes, I am included in the mass followers of social media. Yes, I have accounts in a few platforms. Yes, I spend abundant amounts of my time on them daily. No, I do not particularly find mindless scrolling on Facebook enjoyable or engaging. No, Snapchat is not then end all be all of comedy. Yes, Pinterest has some neat ideas. Instagram, meh. Well, that pretty much sums up my not so impressive social media forums. I mean, I did at one point have MySpace but I’m certain all of that is lost somewhere in cyberspace.

MySpace

Awe, MySpace! Such a fond memory. I think MySpace was the introductory social media platform for most people in my demographic group. Oh, the days of old! Ha. A space online for yourself! Fill it with who and what you want!

It was new, seemingly uncharted territory. Create a…

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks

I LOVE Salisbury Steak. This is a great food blog that has been on my reader for a bit. Check it out! 🙂
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What's for Dinner Moms?

I loved Salisbury Steaks growing up. We would get the TV dinners (remember when they were called that?) with the metal three tray compartments. I would either get Fried Chicken or Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes in one little compartment and corn in the other. They were a great treat growing up.

I don’t know why I have never thought of making them before. I think every time I thought about them the thought of frying the patties before putting them in the slow cooker seemed like such hard work. Yes, I can be that lazy some days. I finally decided yesterday that I needed to try making them.

Verdict:

At first my daughter was a bit put off by the smell of the meal because it had a heavy onion smell to it. But, as it cooked it smelled better and better. There was one lunch portion leftover and…

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