These are so totally cool!
Stylish, colourful, some have seating areas to peruse what you wish to buy….sigh where are these stores in North America?
The Kittyinaz Fairy Tales contest!
The banners are done which means, guess what? The stories are up for reading and voting on!
So please. Go. Read. Vote!
While I was thinking of my happy things and typing them up I thought of a challenge. There is no banner nor prize from me; there is only the good things you think of and the warm fuzzies you get from taking a couple of minutes out of a busy day, a day which might not be quite as happy as you would like it to be.
The challenge? Reblog or Press this post, or the one from It Started In Oxford and give us a short list, only five things, of things which made each of you happy this week.
It could be a kitten’s purr or a friend calling just to say hi or something someone said which made you think. It doesn’t really matter WHAT it was that made you happy, it only matters that it made you happy for that moment in time.
So, who’s going to take me up on this challenge and give us a list of things which made you happy this week? I know I’m looking forward to reading them :).
I promise, it WILL take your mind off what’s depressing in the news these days for a few minutes :).
My happy things.
Helping my son fill out an online job application.
Discovering Bead Weaving! I’m not happy with the loom but that is easily solved, I hope, by visiting a different craft store or ordering online or maybe asking my brother to put something together for me.
New Restaurants! Northern Tai is wonderful!
Craft stores. Even when they don’t have the venting or air conditioning on I can still get lost in them for hours, even if I don’t buy anything.
Old television series! I started rewatching, again, Andromeda.
Kevin Sorbo. ‘Nuff said.
Buckwheat Cereal. Yeah, I know, how can cereal make you happy. I don’t know, but it does, especially since my local grocery stores don’t seem to carry it any more :( so I have to go to a health food store to get it.
Sunshine, chirping birds and coffee.
These 10 things that make me happy posts :).
The world is filled with so much negativity, especially if you watch or listen to the news, that having to stop and list some things that make you happy also makes you think. You think about something positive, something which might not make the news, even if it is just for the few minutes it takes you to type something like this up.
So, what do you think?
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Someone mentioned in a post the other day that self hosted WordPress blogs don’t have the reblog button so I thought I would give you an alternative which works on ALL sites.
I present to you the Press This button!
I just learned that WordPress has been changing things again sigh.
Any way, click Settings on your dashboard: It’s near the bottom.
Click the Writing tab on the above screen which should look something like below.
Press This is a bookmarklet: a little app that runs in your browser and lets you grab bits of the web.
Use Press This to clip text, images and videos from any web page. Then edit and add more straight from Press This before you save or publish it in a post on your site.
Drag-and-drop the following link to your bookmarks bar or right click it and add it to your favorites for a posting shortcut.
Press this is at the bottom of the tab and looks like a button. Click on it and drag it up to your bookmarks bar as stated above.
When you click Press This when on a site it will bring up a box which is much bigger than the Reblog box.
Why is it bigger? You have more options. You can write your thoughts on the page as you do with Reblog BUT you can add your tags and categories as you do with a regular post. This works whether it’s a WordPress site, a self hosted site or somewhere else altogether.
The only issue I have with the Press This button is that I can’t schedule when a post goes out; I can only save it as a draft or publish it immediately. I’m a big believer in scheduling my posts because I can make my posts when I have the time and schedule them for when I want them to go out thus not inundating your inboxes with many posts in a day and then having a draught where none go out for weeks.
I don’t Reblog while mobile since it’s from my phone and the buttons are too small to be useful but there is nothing wrong with Reblogging, I just prefer Press This because of the increased options I have there.
Oh, and WordPress? I do NOT like the new posting page or the new settings page! Please, give us the option of the old version of Settings and Posting/Pages! They don’t have as many options as I want and actually use!
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