Welcome Everyone to my blog, WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I want to tell you about my experience growing up without a computer and/or a cell phone.
When I grew up believe it or not computers and cell phones weren’t a big thing. In fact, when I was growing up I remember playing with my two younger sisters who just happen to be fraternal twins with personalities that are like day and night and we played with the other children that lived on the street. I even remember walking up town to the little grocery store where you could even get penny candy for an afternoon. I lived in a time when you didn’t need to lock your doors. That changed when a rapist moved in across the street from us( that could be another post entirely.
WHAT IT WAS LIKE GROWING UP WITHOUT A COMPUTER OR A CELL PHONE
I have to be honest with you entirely, it wasn’t bad growing up without computers or cellphones in my opinion mostly because I had other children to play with from our street or I played with my sisters. I even remember going to slumber parties. Eventually my parents got one of those old-fashioned bag car phone by Trac Phone. I really never missed having one until I got older. That’s when I started asking my parents for a computer.
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I STOPPED ASKING FOR A COMPUTER
As I mentioned previously, when I became older meaning in my 20’s I started really wanting a computer. Every time I asked my mom would ask me what do you want a computer for? Each time I would tell her the same thing which was for e-mailing my friends. After years of not getting a computer or cell phone I stopped asking for the computer. I really never asked for a cell phone because I thought why have a cell phone when you already have a computer. You see, I thought I was thinking logically or so I thought. When I stopped asking for my computer I think my parents were relieved LOL and waited several years to see if I would start asking again. I didn’t. My parents eventually rewarded me for waiting several years.
WHEN I GOT MY COMPUTER AND MY REWARD
I never got my first computer until I was 40+ years old. OK I know some of you think you waited how long(gasp!!) I know to some of you that might seem like an eternity but was well worth it. Let me explain. You see just because I waited several years for my computer doesn’t mean I stopped wanting one. I just thought after asking for so long and not getting my computer I was never going to get one. Boy was I ever wrong. One Christmas, I opened all my small gifts first which is what I normally do unless I decide to change things up. I kept going over and over in my mind what my big gifts could be. It never crossed my mind it would be a computer and a computer case. I was so excited that I was jumping up out my chair and screaming thank you, thank you, thank you to my Mom and Dad and my youngest sister got me a computer case. If I would have opened the computer case first I would have known what the second gift was and probably wouldn’t have been excited either. I was thrilled to get a computer.
HOW LONG MY FIRST COMPUTER LASTED
My first computer which was an Acer computer and it was bought at Best Buy lasted me 3-4 years then it literally crashed. I couldn’t believe it. So I looked around for a second computer. Eventually found one sale at Staples.
HOW LONG MY SECOND COMPUTER LASTED
My second was an upgrade from my last computer. My second computer was bought at Staples too and was a Dell. It also was a Windows 8 and my first computer was a Windows 7. I eventually upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10( I got the free upgrade). My second computer eventually went after 3-4 years. Found out later that the motherboard on my computer went. The technological guy said when the motherboard goes that’s when you should buy a new computer because it costs more to fix than to buy a computer. And to think I just took it in because the cord wouldn’t hold a charge. Who would’ve thought something so simple would turn into something so difficult. I sure didn’t. Since I already had my computer they tried to pull off as much stuff as they were able to off my computer and put it on a flash drive. I got another computer that day with another upgrade.
HOW LONG MY THIRD COMPUTER LASTED
My third computer and hopefully my last is still working and running. I’ve had my computer for two years now and learning something new each day. When I bought my new computer which is a Lenovo ideapad 320S, it had Windows 10 pre-installed and other new things which I have yet to learn. I love my Lenovo computer.
ARE THOSE ADD ONS REALLY NECESSARY?
If you ever bought a computer and I think most of you have, then you know once you’ve chosen your computer they start asking you do you want to buy the extra add ons? A lot of people don’t buy them because they think I don’t really need this and believe me I’m guilty of thinking this too. When I bought my first add-on I never thought I was never going to use it. Guess what? I used it. It would’ve cost me an arm and a leg if I wouldn’t have had it. My computer was my Birthday/Christmas gift from my parents and they bought the extra add ons and McAfee Live Safe anti-virus to install on my computer. Hope I don’t need it but at least I have it in case something should happen.
In my opinion, before turning down the technological associate for add-ons that might save you money in the long run, think of how much it will cost you to fix that cord and/or computer and compare the costs. Trust me $100 for the cost of an add-on you may never use but what if something unexpected happens and you do need it. $100 will be like a drop in the bucket compared to what that cord or computer will cost you and trust me it will be more than $100. So my suggestion, GET THE ADD ONS THERE WORTH EVERY PENNY!!
Some of the blogs I follow have Goodreads widgets. I have read several books too and just added a Goodreads widget(that I’m thinking about deleting because it’s not working for me). Oh what a surprise!! I have contacted WordPress and they are trying to help but no luck. My books refuse to show. The widgets there but books won’t show.
If you can help me by telling me how to get the books to show I will be appreciative and grateful.
For those of you who can’t read what’s on the Bible Cover it says:
They that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength
they shall mount up with Wings as Eagles…
Today I continued following some good blogs. Before I follow a blog I check out the title of the blog, The blog’s tagline, Some of the posts, Can I follow it from the WordPress Reader with a Follow Button and Etc… I have found some good blogs this way. Today was no different. I found a blog that had an interesting tagline. It provokes thinking and that’s good. What blog was that? The blog I found today with the interesting tagline is Whosoever Will, May Come . The tagline that posed the interesting question went like this. It was Faithful Believers. Are There Any Left? This is a good tagline. I like it.
I would like to answer that question from the tagline on that blog. I realize our world is in a world of turmoil and just about everyone seems to be following Satan’s way not God’s way. Well I have good news. There are a few Christians(AKA Faithful Believers) out there and we follow God one day at a time despite our troubles. This isn’t the only Christian blog out there are others.
I know you are not supposed to proud and haughty because it’s a sin. But the pride I have is because I can honestly say I’m a Christian and know where I’ll be going when I die. Do You?
I’m here if you want to talk because I’m a good listener. If you want to chat use the contact form for privacy.
Everyone has their routine and something tells me watching the news falls in your routine somewhere. If it doesn’t, you’re lucky because the news is usually depressing anyway unless you have something like Royal wedding or a bunch of ducklings being rescued from a sewer drain and reunited with the mother duck(which actually did happen).
In my part of the world(don’t know about yours) the news is talking about bullying, sexual assault accusations, Trump canceling and un-canceling the summit with North Korea, a lot of protesting over blacks getting shot and even more depressing news which I’m not going to list. I’m not trying to be mean but if you don’t follow commands you might get shot.
#Bullying is very real. Bullying not only happened when I went to school and it happened a lot. Only Back then it wasn’t called bullying it was called being picked on continuously. Today some children that are bullied they take what they think the easy way out which is suicide. Also, please note that bullying can lead to sexual assaults. I found 2 flow charts on dealing with bullying. Actually, the charts deal with bullying and suicide. The charts are below. Please note that most of the time the percentage of girls who thought about suicide and/or attempted suicide is higher than the boys.
#Depressing News is very real. I hate to say it but if you watch the news then your bound to come across depressing news daily. Actually, my solution to this problem is simple don’t watch the news. Oh I know what your probably thinking how am I supposed to find out the weather? Ever hear of a smart phone or a computer. Most of you have a smart phone and/or computer so check the weather that way. I found a link online that sends me Weather Updates twice a day, Amber Alerts(if there are any), Weather Alerts when warnings and/or watches are issued for the county I live in( which is Butler County), I get notified when there are recalls and so much more. I love this link.
#Positive Solutions is actually very simple. I’m sure there are more positive solutions than what I’m going to list but if you think of additional solutions that’s great. Also, please feel free to let me know by using the contact form or comment form below my solutions.
MY SOLUTIONS FOR BULLYING
Don’t bully anyone yourself.
Try to prevent bullying before harm comes to either party.
Keep encouraging your child or young adult and encourage the person who’s doing the bullying and you might see a change but there’s never any guarantees.
Stay positive and give a friendly smile no matter what you’re feeling about the person.
If you know that someone is think about committing suicide, GET THEM HELP RIGHT AWAY!!
Learn the signs of someone wanting to commit suicide. One main sign is:
When they start giving their stuff away for no reason.
MY SOLUTIONS FOR DEPRESSING NEWS
Don’t watch it.
Only watch the non-depressing news(if there is any).
WARNING, WARNING!!!! Now that I got your attention let me welcome and say hello to everyone. Did you know there was a website that reviewed other websites to see if they were legit, to see how trustworthy they are, to check the reputation, to check the privacy, to check the safety and to check how safe it is for children. Then they give you a scorecard.
WHO DOES THIS?
I found out that Google does this.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS?
I actually found this out by accident. You see one night I had put in to Cortana my WordPress Dashboard address and in the suggestions this site popped up. What is the site address that checks other sites? It is https://easycounter.com/report/ and the site you want to check. For example if I wanted to check WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I would use http://easycounter.com/report/daisymae2017.wordpress.com to count the views and any other countable data for google searches. Yes I said Google searches. Can you believe they count Google searches?
WHAT ARE THE PROS OF KNOWING THIS?
The pros of knowing about this website are: 1.) You can check your website(s) or anyone else’s 2.) You can check the General Data of any website 3.) You can check any website’s Audience 4.) You can check any website’s Traffic Analysis 5.) You can check any website’s Subdomains 6.) You can check any website’s SEO Stats 7.) You can check any website’s Domain Data 8.) You can check any website’s Social data 9.) You can check any website’s Server Info and finally 10.) You can check any website’s Safety(this just shows how safe the website is).
WHAT ARE THE CONS OF KNOWING THIS?
In my opinion, I think what could be considered as Pros could also be considered Cons too. Why? I can answer that question in one word — PRIVACY.
IS WORDPRESS AWARE OF THIS SITE?
The answer to that is they are now. When I contacted WordPress and explained my situation, they told me they were surprised to find out that there were other websites that actually checked to see if your website was legit. I asked what can I do and they asked me with what WordPress features? I told them and they told me unless I upgrade to their Business Plan(which I don’t need at this time) that is where the plugins are at. I did find out that I wasn’t optimized with Google. They weren’t happy about that. Can’t please everyone.
WHAT DO I EXPECT YOU TO DO WITH THIS INFORMATION?
I do hope you read this post. It’s up to you what you do with the information given to you. It’s like the saying say: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.