The Supawstars Spotlight Award (January)

The 5 Pet Bloggers I’d like to honor for January 2018 are:

  1. ATCAD
  2. Easy Blog
  3. Dash Kitten
  4. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  5. 2 Blogging Cats

If your blog hasn’t been nominated and you want your blog to be nominated or know someone who should be nominated please use the comment form below or let me know in the comment section. Now let’s start nominating some good pet/animal blogs. 

 

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The Pet Blogger Challenge

WELCOME:

Hello everyone and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE .

WHY WE ARE HERE: 

We are here today because of The Pet Blogger Challenge. Having two sites that are devoted pets and animals is fun. I try to blog regularly especially on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. This site is about Photos, Blogging, Animals and Much, Much More.

LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR 2017:

As I look Back on the year 2017 I find that like any blogger there were ups and downs. I started my blogging venture on January 9, 2017 for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and in April 2017, I started CRYSTAL PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you might notice that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE received a make-over, a new name and a new tag. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is now CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAES PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and the tag has been updated to say PHOTOS, BLOGGING,FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE. Oh what an experience that has been. During 2017, I took 3 blogging courses from Blogging University to learn more about blogging.

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DAISY MAE GIVING SISTER CRYSTAL THE “EVIL EYE”.

 

 

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DAISY MAE GETTING HER FIRST SELFIE OF 2018 TAKEN. 

QUESTIONS FOR THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE:

1.) For those who may be visiting your blog for the very first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? Since this is a combined post for both of my blogs, I will state both tag lines separately. For CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S SITE the site is about PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is about FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS, PHOTOS AND MORE. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING About Page can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/about/ and MY ABOUT PAGE for CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  is at https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com/about/ .

2.) What was your proudest blogging moment of 2017? My proudest moments of 2017 had to be being awarded the Supawstars Award on both of my blogs. The posts for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) AND CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE can be found at INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY  , I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD , THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD and I have had the opportunity to give it away too and you can see who received it at Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December) . I was also honored by doing some guest posts as well. My Guests posts were for  Katzenworld , The Recipe HunterMy Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post) on Supaw cute . I  also got my cat on Tummy Rub Tuesday and the Daily Kitten. As you can see, I have plenty of good moments in 2017 as a pet blogger.

 

3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why?  What a tough question. I was honored in many ways in 2017 and I was grateful for that but my favorite posts have to be when KittyClysm honored both of my blogs as Pet Blogs.

4. In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?  I tend to measure my blogs success by shares, views, reblogs, page views, comments and the people I meet online. I enjoy conversing with others by their blog or blogs.

5. In what ways has your blog changed in 2017? Both of my Blogs had a name change and my one blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE had a complete makeover.

6.What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?  I had many challenges when I started blogging but the one thing I learned and would recommend to other bloggers and would-be bloggers out there is that before you start blogging you should:

  1. Do research on Domain Sites.
  2. Learn about the plans available(The cost).
  3. Choose a site.
  4. Once you’ve chosen a site, be smart and take blogging courses. WordPress has great blogging courses and the best part they are Free. WordPress blogging courses can be taken at Blogging University. To sign up or learn more go to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/ .

7. When things get hard, what keeps you blogging? If I get blogger’s block, I dig deep because blogging is about writing from the heart. I also enjoy and have fun blogging.

8. Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year? On CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE I hope to hit 100 followers. Of Course I hope for a lot more. On WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I hope to reach 1000 followers and like my other site I hope to accomplish more than that.

9. In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year? Although there is many things I would love to master or improve upon, coding is the one thing I want to master this year.

10. Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here and we’ll answer you in the comments! Like Playful Kitty , I would like feedback on both of my blogs  CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Also, I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Another thing I want feedback on are my themes. They are both retired and WordPress wants them changed but they are willing to let me keep them since I used them before. What are your thoughts. Please note that I’m open to all suggestions

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If you want to take THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE  feel free to.

My 1 Year Blogging Anniversary

INTRODUCTION:

Hi everyone, I’m so excited. Why you ask? On January 9, 2017 is when I started blogging. Can you believe it’s been a year already. I can’t. Time just flew by. I’ve learned a lot in a year and still have a lot to learn.

I know a lot of  you have been blogging longer than 1 year and even do it as a business. That is why I’m grateful for everyone’s help.

A LOOK BACK ON MY 1ST YEAR OF BLOGGING:

I started blogging because I was curious and it looked fun. If you really want to know why I started this site you can read about it here at  WHY I STARTED THIS SITE .

2017 had its ups and downs but I managed to take 3 Blogging University Courses and learned more about blogging.  I also met a lot of nice bloggers online.

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If you want to blog and only blog for fun then these are my suggestions to think about.

  1. Really think about if you want to blog and research before getting your own site.
  2. Before getting your own site or site(s), make sure you take blogging courses. Don’t wait 3 to 6 months after you get your site like I did.
  3. If you’re computer savvy you might be able to get by without taking courses but if you’re not computer savvy I strongly suggest doing number 2.
  4. Only start with one blog when you’re just beginning a new blog.
  5. Blog regularly and be consistent because you get more people that way.

CONCLUSION:

I would like to conclude this post by saying that I wish everyone the best of luck with their blog or blogs and I’m not here to put you down. I don’t mean to offend anyone and hope I haven’t. Now I’m working on my 2nd year of blogging and hope it goes well. Happy New Year Everyone and Happy Blogging.

 

 

WINNING THE LIEBSTER AWARD – MY SECOND AWARD OF 2018!!

 

Happy  New Everyone. I’m excited because Daisy Mae and I have started the new year off right by being nominated for two awards. We were nominated for the don’t hate, appreciate award by MABEAUTILITY and that post can be found at The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018. Also, Daisy Mae and I were nominated for the Liebster Award  by MABEAUTILITY and if you want to check her award post out that can be found at LIEBSTER AWARD 2018!.

Thanks MABEAUTILITY for nominating me.

THE RULES:

  1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated your blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions.
  3. Nominate 11 other new bloggers for encouraging them.
  4. Ask them 11 questions.
  5. Let them know you have nominated.

MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS TO THE NOMINEES(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is your favorite pet? Cats.
  2. What is your favorite snack? Popcorn slathered in butter.
  3. Which place in your house do you like the most? I like my bedroom the most. The reason I like my bedroom so is because it’s warm and cozy.
  4. What is your biggest hobby besides blogging. I don’t have another hobby other than blogging anymore. I used to do cross-stitching.
  5. If you were able to posses magic, what kind of  magic would it be? Interesting question. The kind of magic that I could have a full-time job by owning my own business. Also,the kind of magic that I could change our world’s mind to do the right thing.
  6. What is your biggest wish? My biggest wish is that everyone in my family stays healthy and our world gets some common sense.
  7. Would you like your blog to be your job and Why? I haven’t been blogging a year yet so as of this time I’m not really sure.
  8. What did you like most about 2017?  I have so many things I liked about 2017 it’s hard to pick just 1 particular one.
  9. What would your perfect holiday be like? All of my family would be together, no grudges would be held, Nobody would be sick and we’d enjoy each other’s company and we’d overlook each other’s faults.
  10. What is the meaning of education? To me education is more than getting a degree or degrees at a college or colleges. Education to me can also be what you learn in life from the time you’re born to the time you die. You see there are many ways you can be educated so take advantage of all of them because you never know when you’ll need them.
  11. How did you create the name of your blog? When I created the name of my blog, I wanted it to be unique and original. I live way out in the country so I started with COUNTRY LIVING but then I got to thinking why not make it a little more personal and do a name that would welcome everyone to my site. So I came up with WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I kept COUNTRY LIVING so that my followers  that came when I had that name would stay.

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MY NOMINEES:

  1. A Voice From Iran
  2. Easy Blog
  3. His Perfect Timing
  4. A Smile A Day
  5. 15 And Meowing
  6. The Girl Who Read Too Much
  7. Crochety Cougars
  8. If I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going
  9. Canny Catnip Nook
  10. Purrseidon
  11. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

Please don’t judge me for not nominating blog! If I could I’d nominate all my followers because I know how much time and effort into your blog posts. I appreciate all my bloggers.

Congratulations to my nominees.

MY QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. What is your favorite pet and/or animal?
  2. What is your job and Why do you like it or dislike it so much?
  3. What is your favorite sport and why?
  4. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? If so what were they?
  5. What did you like most about 2017?
  6. What did you like least about 2017?
  7. What is your hobby besides blogging?
  8. What did you like most about Christmas and New Year’s?
  9. What is your blog about?
  10. What would you like to share about yourself to introduce yourself to the readers?
  11. How did you create the name of your blog?

Nominees, have fun answering the above questions.

A HUGE BIG THANK YOU TO MABEAUTILITY FOR NOMINATING ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hello Everyone, Daisy Mae and I follow this amazing blog called Pets Overload and if you love animals and blogging then I do think you’ll like this blog. I suggest you check this blog out and you can do that by going to the above link.

Daisy Mae and I were fortunate and we felt very lucky to be interviewed by Pets Overload and also I had written another true story about Daisy Mae. I’m very sad to say it will not be posted on my sites WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE because of Google’s rules and regulations. However, fear not because I’ve been given permission by Pet’s Overload to provide the links to the interview and Daisy Mae’s story. The link for the interview is Meet Crystal And Daisy Mae – The Interview and the link for Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3 is DAISY MAE’S KITTY MIRACLE: HER HEART MURMUR AND HOW SHE GOT RID OF IT – PART 3. You will notice that it’s not Pets Overload but on Supawcute. This is because Supawcute another great blog you need to check out and stories and interviews are done on this site. Supawcute is owned by the owner of Pets Overload.

I hope you do check out the interview and Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3.

I will be adding a contact form at the end of this post to let me know what you think.

Daisy Mae In The Christmas Tree Box.

 

 

 

 

The Don’t Hate, Appreciate Award: G❤❤d Vibes Only – My First Post Of 2018

INTRODUCTION:

I am just thrilled, honored and privileged that MABEAUTILITY has nominated me for the don’t hate, appreciate Award. 

You can check out Mabeautility’s site at MABEAUTILITY and her award post can be found at A WORDPRESS AWARD AND ACCIDENT!  MABEAUTILITY has a very nice site so I suggest you do check out this blog.

Now onto the rules.

RULES:

  1. MENTION THE RULES!
  2. START WITH ONE VERY INSPIRING, POSITIVE YET BEAUTIFUL QUOTE!
  3. MENTION THE NAME OF THE CREATOR, WHICH IS THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU. I REPEAT THE PERSON WHO HAS NOMINATED YOU. AND SO IN THIS WAY, EVERYONE WILL BE A CREATOR OF THIS BLOG, AT LEAST ONCE!
  4. WRITE A SHORT POEM FOR THE PERSON WHO NOMINATED YOU.
  5. NOMINATE ANY 8 BLOGGERS AND LET THEM KNOW THEY ARE NOMINATED!
  6. TELL US A BEAUTIFUL STORY, BE IT IMAGINATIVE OR PRACTICAL.(100-150 WORDS)
  7. ASK 3 QUESTIONS.
  8. DON’T HATE, APPRECIATE.

MY POSITIVE QUOTES:

I would like to start with a positive quote that may get some chuckles too.

I’m not really sure who said this quote but I’ve always liked it and it does bring positive vibes. The quote goes something like this: A smile will give you less wrinkles than what a frown will. Below is a quote I found online and would like to share with everyone. I’ll be honest, I had trouble picking from all the positive quotes so I went with these three.

THE NAME OF THE CREATOR/NOMINATOR:

I want to thank MABEAUTILITY for nominating me for this award.

MY SHORT POEM FOR MY NOMINATOR, MABEAUTILITY:

Next is writing a short poem for the person who nominated me which is MABEAUTILITY.

MABEAUTILITY, MABEAUTILITY you are a beautiful orange/red cat with blue eyes who is fun, loving, furry, fluffy, easy to take care of and likes the sunshine.

MABEAUTILITY, you like to play and roll around in catnip. You also like to jump up into high places where your owners can’t get you.

MABEAUTILITY, You and I met online and became fellow bloggers. We’ve  become what I call blogger friends.

MABEAUTILITY, I hope you have a rainbow of  sun puddles to warm your fur and lay in. May the sun always shine for you my blogger friend.

MABEAUTILITY, thank you for nominating me for this award it means a lot.

Warm wishes for a Happy New Year!!🎉🎉🎉🎉

Remember, d❤n’t hate, appreciate.

MY 8 NOMINEES ARE:

  1. A Smile A Day
  2. RoseyToesMeows
  3. Cats and Life
  4. Smorgasbord-Variety is the spice of life
  5. SPIKE THE SCOTTISH BLACK CAT
  6. Doodlingpanda
  7. ChocolatePages
  8. The Girl Who Read Too Much

MY BEAUTIFUL STORY:

I was in college and one of my professors took the class to hear Maya Angelou speak. After we listened to her speak we had the opportunity to ask questions and meet her. She was quite a lady. I learned a lot from her. I wrote a post called WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME .

I not only got to hear Maya Angelou speak but I got to meet her too. Boy was I excited. I learned lots just by listening to her.

One of the main things I learned from her and learned growing up is when someone puts you down smile at them and tell them you hope they have a great day. You will not only surprise them but you’ll find it’ll make your day better too. Also, remember that a good attitude is always better than a poor attitude.

Have a great day everyone.

HERE IS WHERE I PUT THE AWARD BANNER:

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BANNER FROM MABEAUTILITY’S BLOG.

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MABEAUTILITY’S QUESTIONS AND MY ANSWERS(MY ANSWERS WILL BE IN ITALICS):

  1. What is the most nice thing had said to you in your life? I have had several nice things said to me but the one that stands out is a professor that told me I’d never pass his class. I stayed and stuck his class out and after the semester was over he told me he was glad that I stuck his class out and he was happy for me. I remember this situation for that reason.
  2. What has been your most beautiful dream ever? I don’t really dream so I can’t answer this question.
  3. What is your biggest goal in life? To make people happy and live a happy, healthy and safe life. 

NOW MY THREE QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES:

  1. Have you ever been in a situation and how was it resolved positively for you?
  2. What do you want your legacy to say about you?
  3. What are your New Year’s Resolutions and Goals?

(Don’t hate, appreciate and share positive vibes!)