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One Lovely Blog Award…Thank you!

One Lovely Blog AwardI would like to thank Charles Ray‘s fantastic book review blog and also everyone that takes the time to read my blog.  I am very honored to be nominated for this award that I will proudly display on my site.

Now I reveal 7 things about myself you may or may not have known.

1.  I wrote my first novel in High School.  Chapters were sold for $0.25 cents each…It kept my car in gas.

2.  My favorite book is “Peck’s Bad Boy and his Pa“.

3.  When my son and daughter were born, I was in the room watching.

4.  I have the honor of being married to the same woman for forty-five years.  If I had to do it again, I would in a heartbeat.

5.  My first published novel, “The Wolf’s Moon” was written in longhand and took about a year or so to finish.

6.  I love to watch nature, watching flowers grow in one of our many gardens.  Sitting in the room where I write I watch the animals drink from the creek.

7.  Most of all, I love working with my wife each day, meeting all of the wonderful people around the world and reading their thoughts in blogging.

Oh yeah, did I mention anything about woodworking?  No?  Well, maybe next time.

Blogs I’m nominating

These bloggers that I am nominating are just a few of the wonderful people out there in the blogosphere.  If I were to list everyone, the list would be 18 pages long and growing.  Thank you for providing a snapshot of life from your side of the street 🙂

Chris The Story Reading Ape – Chris Graham

Daily Echo – Sue Vincent

Inesemjphotography – Inese

Myths of the Mirror – Diana

Paul Militaru

Sally Cronin

Viv The Owl Lady @V@

Yadadarcyyada – Donna Parker

Nick Verron

Michael’s Origins

Just Olga

Legends of Windemere

Dan Alatorre – Author

Jo Robinson

Teagan’s Books

Rules for the Award

In conclusion, to all my blogger nominees, here is the list of rules to participate:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to her/his blog.
  2. List 7 interesting facts about yourself.
  3. Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them by posting on their site.
  4. List the rules and display the award.

Michael’s Origins: What Blogging Should Be About

Great points for gaining insight into the art of blogging!

Michael Rios

I have  written several articles on blogging over the past couple of weeks. Two of the prominent ones are, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! and BUSINESS OR HOBBY | HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS BLOGGER.

So today, I thought I would highlight the most important ones with my own unique spin or flare if you will.  So, let’s get to it! The one item that I will put on top of all is,

don’t be a selfish stuck-up pretentious so and so. Blogging should be a fun, sharing resources, networking together providing a relaxed inviting environment. Have you ever had that one supervisor or Manager that reminded you of the above statement? Don’t be that person.

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    Content! Let’s face it this is the king of them all. This should shine like a polished diamond. Another analogy would be like eating one of Chef Gordan Ramsey’s dishes. That’s…

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Michael’s Origins: Stumble Me This -Stumble Me That

This is a great tutorial! I never knew how to get the picture there for Stumble Upon! Thank you!

Michael Rios

Last night I ran across a Blog that had a StumbleUpon button on their Blog so that people could share their work if that wanted to do so.

I was like how is that possible, WordPress got rid of that. So research I did. Then I ran across Debby Gies’s Google Plus Page where she shared an article about “The Power of StumbleUpon” which I read, then I was like SOB! So there I am at my desk just shaking my head.

So, if you would like to put a StumbleUpon button on your Blog, then follow these simple steps.

Sharing

Go to your Dashboard,

Then settings

Then click on Sharing.

Click on services

Locate

Add a new Service

When you click on “Add a new service”

A new popup window will open

Enter info

Service Name: Enter Stumble Me (if feeling like a smart butt)

Sharing URL: Copy the below URL…

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