SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD: MAY 2018

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It’s that time of the month to give out The Supawstars Spotlight Award. This award is in recognition of a pawsome job from one pet blogger to another.

KittyClysm*  nominated me for this pet blogger award first and then Pets Overload nominated me for this award too so I have received this pet blogger award twice. This could happen to you too.text

The rules are simple but instead of trying to explain them I’m going to give you the link for the rules so you can read them yourself. That link is: Supawstars.com

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  1. paws2smile
  2. No Dog About It Blog
  3. Views and Mews by Coffee Kat
  4. The Cat Chronicles
  5. Noir Kitty Mews

  1. Animals Are Feeling Beings Too
  2. Books,dogs and cats
  3. Cats and Life
  4. RoseyToesMeows
  5. 15andmeowing.com
  6. Pets Overload
  7. Katzenworld
  8. The Conscious Cat
  9. CANNY CATNIP NOOK
  10. Cat Chat With Caren And Cody
  11. ATCAD
  12. Easy Blog
  13. Dash Kitten
  14. Spike The Scottish Black Cat
  15. 2 Blogging Cats
  16. Animals Are Wonderful
  17. Bad Cat Chris
  18. Feline Cafe` – Award Free Blog
  19. Mad Cap Dog
  20. Supawcute
  21. Tails Around The Ranch
  22. Hands on Bowie
  23. 4cats Blog
  24. TWOspoiledcats
  25. THE BLESSING OF ANIMAL COMPANIONS
  26. WEGGIEBOY’S BLOG – Award Free Blog
  27. Farmer Keen
  28. FrontSeatRyder
  29. Purrseidon
  30. THE VOKRA BLOG

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Supawstars Spotlight Award: April 2018

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INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

I’m back to give out the Supawstars Spotlight Award for April 2018.

WHAT THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD IS

For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Supawstars  Spotlight Award, it is an award that pet/animal  bloggers to other pet/animal bloggers in recognition of a pawsome job.

MY MISSION

My mission is to give this award out once a month. I just love recognizing other pet/animal blogs and discovering new blogs.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS AWARD AWAY

I’m going to make this simple. Go to the link for the INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY or you can go to Instructions For Giving The Supawstars Award Away on KittyClysm. KittyClysm is the one who started this award.

MY SUPAWSTARS AWARD NOMINEES

  1. The Blessing Of Animal Companions
  2. Farmer Keen
  3. FrontSeatRyder
  4. PURRSEIDON
  5. THEE VOKRA BLOG

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF MY NOMINEES!!

SORRY

Hi everyone, I’ve been having technical problems AGAIN!! I got a new theme for both of my blogs WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and now no notifications, Like Buttons or Sharing Buttons. I hope WordPress gets it fixed soon. I’m here to ask you kindly to please check out my projects. Click on the words All Projects then above my header which is Daisy Mae for both sites. When you click on All Projects squares will show up. How many squares will be a ? because it’ll depend on how many projects I have on each blog. My new theme supports testimonials but I won’t enable that until I get some. Once the squares come you’ll see the featured images. Go to the one you want to view and hopefully WordPress has the Sharing and Like Buttons there so you can Like and Share. If by some chance you got notified my project was published last night and you saw nothing, I really am sorry for that. I do hope you check my projects out. I sure would appreciate it.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING.

 

CHANGES!!!!

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

HELLO AND WELCOME

Hello and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE . Unfortunately, I’m here to tell you all I had to make some changes to my both of my WordPress sites since I just started getting Spammed/Trolled by a website I’m not even interested in.

CHANGES I MADE

  • From now on, I will be approving/disapproving comments. Most comments will be approved. The only difference is they won’t be approved right away.
  • I have Blacklisted 2 websites. This was a last resort.

WHY I MADE THE CHANGES

I made the changes because I got SPAMMED/TROLLED. This just started happening and I hope the 2 websites stop.

ASSURANCE

If you are a follower or regular reader, you most likely aren’t blacklisted. I hated going this way but it was the only way other going totally private.  I hope you keep coming and reading to both of my sites. If you need to know the sight please use the contact form to ask me and I will give it to you.

THANK YOU

Thanks In Advance for your patience. I do hope you keep coming to my sites and keep reading. Once again, the Blacklisted sites are sites that came to my sites because I liked a comment on someone’s website(not the blacklisted sites).  Once again the sites that are blacklisted are the SPAM/TROLLED  WEBSITES.

 

CONTACT FORM:

 

 

Types Of Bullying And The Possible Solutions To Stop Bullying

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You Should Kill Yourself. You’re Weird. You’re Different. You’re Not Pretty. You’re Not Handsome. You Can’t Do That. Your Stupid. The list goes on and on. Got your attention? I hope so because with the way technology is now days bullying happens more than we think. Another thing we should consider is that boys aren’t the only ones that bully but girls bully kids too.

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These phrases could be considered bullying. Which type of bullying? The phrases I have listed in the Introduction fall into the Verbal Bullying and Cyber-Bullying categories. Are these the only two types of bullying? Sadly no. In fact, there are six types of bullying that can happen. The six types of bullying are: Physical Bullying, Verbal Bullying, Relational Aggression, Cyber-Bullying, Sexual Bullying and Prejudicial Bullying. I will be taking a look at each type of bullying, Giving examples of each type of bullying and I will also give visual examples of each type of bullying too.

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Types Of Bullying

Physical Bullying:

Physical Bullying is considered to be the most obvious form of bullying. Physical Bullying happens when the more popular kids are bigger, stronger and more aggressive than the unpopular kids. Examples of Physical Bullying are Kicking, Punching, Slapping, Shoving and Other physical attacks that occur. Unlike other types of bullying, Physical Bullying is the easiest type of bullying to identify.

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Relational Aggression:

Relational Aggression is a sneaky type of bullying that usually goes unnoticed by parents and teachers. This type of bullying is sometimes referred to as emotional bullying. Relational Aggression is a type of social manipulation where the people who are the bullies try to hurt their peers or sabotage their social standing. Examples of Relational Aggression are: Being told they can’t be in a group, People spread rumors about them,  People manipulate situations and They try to break confidences.  The bully’s goal is to make themselves look good-by controlling or bullying another person.

If we take a look at both females and males, you will usually find that females use Relational Aggression more than males.  A person on the receiving end of Relational Aggression Bullying is often teased, intimidated, insulted, excluded and ignored.

Bullying doesn’t just happen in schools but can happen in the workplace too. Kids as young as 2 years old can start to bully other kids. Why does bullying start so young and how does it develop? I learned that bullying is something that just doesn’t suddenly or mysteriously appear in young children. In fact, children bring with them a history of experiences with family, media and other children.

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Cyber-Bullying:

Cyber-Bullying is when a person uses the internet, smart phone or other types of technology to target another person, threaten, harass or embarrass someone. Cyber-Bullies often say things they don’t have the courage to tell them face to face. Examples of Cyber-Bullying are: When a person sends nasty e-mails or text messages, Posting nasty and embarrassing pictures on social media, videos and websites.

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Sexual Bullying: 

Sexual Bullying is when a person or group of people targets someone sexually. Examples of Sexual Bullying are: Sexual Name Calling, Crude Comments, Vulgar Gestures, Uninvited Touching, Uninvited Sexual Advances and Pornographic Materials. In some cases Sexual Bullying can lead to sexual assault and possibly rape.

I know for a fact that this type of bullying actually does happen and to boys too not just girls. I know a teacher who knows a child that has had Sexual Bullying happen to him. I’m not naming the child or teacher due to privacy and security issues. But do note that this type of bullying happens more than you think. Also, this type of bullying is not just in schools but the workplace too.

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Prejudicial Bullying:

Prejudicial Bullying is mostly between teens. It is based on race, religions and/or sexual orientations. It is sad to say this can take in all other types of bullying. When this type of bullying occurs it is often severe and could lead to hate crime.

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 6 Common Types Of Bullies

Bully Victims:

Bully Victims often rise up after being bullied. They’ll bully others weaker themselves because they have been bullied themselves. Their goal is to regain the power and sense of control in their lives. Other times the bully victim comes from a home life riddled with domestic violence or suffers abuse from an older sibling. In cases like these bullying is a learned behavior.

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Popular Bullies:

Popular Bullies have big egos.  Popular Bullies also have a group of supporters and/or followers. They are often confident and condescending towards others. In fact, Popular Bullies often feel a sense of entitlement that comes from their popularity, their size, their social status and their upbringing. Popular Bullies are sometimes the school’s star athlete and is often looked up to by others since they’re perceived as leaders.

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Relational Bullies:

Relational Bullies are usually somewhat popular and enjoys deciding who is popular and who isn’t. Often times Relational Bullies usually only use Verbal and/or Emotional Bullying to control someone. Mean girls are considered to be Relational Bullies.

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Serial Bullies:

Serial Bully is systematic, controlled and calculated in their approach to bullying and they are often found in popular circles. However, adults such as parents, teachers and administrators usually have no idea what a Serial Bully is capable of because on the outside they may seem sweet and charming to authority figures but on the inside they can be very mean to others they don’t like. Examples of Serial Bullies are: They become fake friends to others and They are skilled at lying to get their way.

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Group Bullies:

Group Bullies are either part of a clique or a group that just follows the leader just to belong. However, they usually act different when they’re alone even with the victim. Because children feel better when they’re in a group, they also feel less responsible because all their friends “are doing it”.

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Indifferent Bullies:

Finally, I found in my research that Indifferent Bullies are unable to feel empathy. They often will appear, unfeeling, cold and have very little remorse for what they do. They get enjoyment out of seeing someone else suffer and getting disciplined. They are discouraged by punishment. Also they are usually brutal, cruel and mean and usually have psychological problems.

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I have given you something to read and think about but I said in the title of my post that solutions were included. Below are some of my solutions that might help with bullying.

Solutions For Bullying:

  1. Don’t Start Bullying Anyone.
  2. Walk Away If A Bully Tries To Pick A Fight.
  3. Think Before You Post And Send.
  4. Make The Block Button Your Friend.
  5. Someone Starts Name-Calling Don’t Argue But Walk Away.
  6. Tell Your Teacher, Parents And In A Worse Case Scenario Tell The Police.
  7. Never Argue With A Bully.

There are plenty of more solutions and I’m sure you may be able to think of some but these solutions that are listed especially Number 7 Never Argue With A Bully, are some important solutions that might help.

Links Used In My Research:

I used my EXPERIENCE With Bullying, I Used My Indirect Experience With Bullying,  I used 6 Types of Bullying Every Parent Should Know AboutHow Does Early Bullying Develop and you can find more solutions at 10 Ways to Reduce Bullying in Schools.

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Conclusion:

My conclusion is very simple, if you think you see bullying happening do something about it and report it.

STOP BULLYING!!

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Bullying

By: Crystal Stewart

Bullying is a mean way to

Gain power over a person

Who is weaker than the bully.

Although bullying happens more 

Often than reported, walking away

And reporting it are the best solutions

To bullying and hope anyone in a

Bullying situation will do exactly this.

My plea to everyone is don’t bully but 

Treat the bully with extreme kindness

And they will wonder why you are being

So kind to them when they are

Being mean to you.

So be extra kind to bullies.

 

 

The Brotherhood Of The World Award

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER BELLY.

I would like to thank samanthamurdochblog for nominating me for this award. Actually Everyone deserves this award so I hope you do a post for it. You can see the original post by clicking HERE .

brotherhood-award1The Brotherhood Of The World Bloggers Award is an award given to bloggers by bloggers.

THE RULES:

  1. THANK THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU AND LINK BACK  TO THEIR BLOG.
  2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SENT TO YOU.
  3. NOMINATE 10 BLOGGERS.
  4. CREATE YOUR SET OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NOMINEES.
  5. LIST THE RULES AND DISPLAY THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGERS AWARD LOGO IN YOUR POST AND/IN YOUR BLOG.

QUESTIONS ASKED:(MY ANSWERS ARE IN ITALICS):

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY? THERE’S SO MUCH THAT MAKES ME ANGRY. FOR EXAMPLE, PEOPLE PROTESTING AND DISRESPECTING THE PRESIDENT A YEAR AFTER HE WON THE ELECTION. 
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS? HELPING MY MOM.
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS? GETTING MY STRENGTH FROM GOD AND TAKING EACH DAY ONE DAY AT A TIME.
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN THREE WORDS? JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.

MY NOMINEES:

  1. MABEAUTILITY
  2. Cats and Life
  3. RoseyToesMeows
  4. http://15andmeowing.com
  5. Musings of a Senior Kitty
  6. The Joyful Soul Creates
  7. The Lasting Joy Club
  8. Purrince Siddhartha Henry
  9. Pets Overload
  10. ROMEO
  11. Crotchety Cougars
  12. FINALLY ANYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS AWARD FEEL FREE TO. ALL BLOGGERS DESERVE THIS AWARD.

QUESTIONS FOR MY BLOGGERS:

  1. WHAT MAKES YOU ANGRY?
  2. WHAT WAS YOUR LAST RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS?
  3. WHAT IS YOUR KEY TO HAPPINESS?
  4. WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE IN 3 WORDS?
  5. WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?
  6. WHAT PET(S) DO YOU OWN?
  7. WHAT ENCOURAGES YOU THE MOST AND HOW DO YOU ENCOURAGE(NOT FLATTER) OTHERS?
  8. WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG?

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL.

 

 

Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First” by Crystal

via Guest Blog Post: “Adopting a Pet: Do These Things First,” by Crystal

*This post first appeared on Happiness Between tails *.