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Comment to be Answered.

Reddit submitters, I recently had some items that needed attending to, but for some of them I had to wait until I got a reply back from the Moderators. I appreciate your patience.

Here is one comment I got back from an  (Insert choice word) Moderator.

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[–]to /r/food/ 7 days ago
Hello, I recently shared a recipe from http://indulgeyourinnerfoodie.com/2015/10/27/from-your-wife-with-love-cherry-sweetheart-braid/ this is not mine. I did make three comments within this group. Karma link 15, Karma comment 8 is where I am at right now. Do I need more comment Karma?
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[–]from luster[M] via /r/food/ sent 7 days ago
That looks like spam.

Clearly this person recipe is not spam, but to the Moderator it was.



Kristen Miller

I read the rules, so I just want to make sure if this link is ok for this subreddit and not considered spam.
This is not my own. URL: http://www.practicalmommy.com/cookie-cups-with-no-bake-cheesecake-filling/
Thank you!
from givemeallofthekarma[M] via /r/dessert/ sent 16 hours ago
Looks good! Thanks for posting

Just Plain Marie



Please, Go to the Redid Group menu, it will drop down, then click on Submitted Posts, scroll down til you see you name in bold. Thank you.

I still have three to go, I will get to those tomorrow.



Steps to Improve Blog Personality

Good Morning (or Evening) Fellow Bloggers!

Bring to frontHow does this image strike you? Your Blog out in front, shining like the star you are. A famous or semi-famous Supermodel walking down the runway with eyes on you for that moment in time. There are millions of Blogs out there from WordPress to Blogger and Tumbler to name a few.  How can you compete with all these others Blogs?  Is your Blog suffering from visitors coming by and not reading one sentence you wrote?  Maybe a trust issue!

How can you make yourself shine above the rest, at least a little bit anyway?

Your Blog needs your personal flair, that special essence of YOU!

Steps to Improve Blog Personality!


  1. Behind curtainDon’t pretend to be someone your not! You need to be real and genuine. People want to get a peek behind the stage curtains. Most want to see the personal ups and downs, how you handle things in life. This will reduce or eliminate the distance between you and your reader.
  2. Honest and Earnest. I touched based on this in #5 on my article HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! When we communicate/write our spectacular Noble Prize piece we need to come across as an honest individual. If a reader gets the whiff of bull they will not stay.
  3. no timeMissed Deadline! This refers to #2. If for some reason you missed a deadline for a posting, perhaps caused by a life event,(my life event right now is laundry) 😦  or one day you wake up and find your Blog exploded with comments or crashed on you, be honest with your readers. Most of your readers will understand and appreciate the honesty while others who want it now, well there are always those others who feel the need to rush, got it get it now! They can have the wine that is unaged. One thing that might help to keep you on track is to keep a log entry of the things you need to get done and to have a backup plan
  4. Show empathy and compassion with your reader, show that you care about them as an individual and not just a number. The words that we write should have a tone.
  5. Don’t Be Stuck Up! Stuvk upThat’s right! It does not matter if you think you smell like roses every day. If your reader gets a sense that your nose is in the air, they will not want to have anything to do with you. No one is better than his or her fellow human being period! People, in general, like to be acknowledged and respected to some degree.
  6. Once in a while tell stories. By offering stories that relate to you, your readers will be able to relate you. I wrote a few of those a while back, CHAPMANTOWN, CA ( A time I almost ran over my Brother),  LEVITY -HUMOR AT MY EXPENSE. A TRUE STORY! and FORGETFUL MINDS -OLD AGE HUMOR STORIES.  You can view this like a good book or TV Show that gets people captivated.
  7. Emotion: With your article or essay, think about the emotion you want from your reader. Granted this part takes some planning but can be very fruitful!
  8. Re-read your post Boredbefore publishing it. I know, I know you feel you don’t have the time to read your own post, but this is what I and some other do to see if it sounds awkward or just plain boring. In fact, there have been occasions on certain articles and poems that I wrote where I had others read it prior to publishing it. This one will come up again in a later post when I get to Content.
  9. Blogging should be FUN! So have a little fun with your blog, make yourself laugh and your readers.  According to the University of Maryland Medical Center,”Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, may help protect you against a heart attack, according to a new study by cardiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The study, which is the first to indicate that laughter may help prevent heart disease, was presented at the American Heart Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions on November 15 in New Orleans. The researchers found that people with heart disease were 40 percent less likely to laugh in a variety of situations compared to people of the same age without heart disease.
    The old saying that ‘laughter is the best medicine,’ definitely appears to be true when it comes to protecting your heart,” says Michael Miller, M.D., F.A.C.C., director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. “We don’t know yet why laughing protects the heart, but we know that mental stress is associated with impairment of the endothelium, the protective barrier lining our blood vessels. This can cause a series of inflammatory reactions that lead to fat and cholesterol build-up in the coronary arteries and ultimately to a heart attack,” says Dr. Miller who is also an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.”
    Source: Laughter Good For Heart | University of Maryland Medical Center http://umm.edu/news-and-events/news-releases/2000/laughter-is-good-for-your-heart-according-to-a-new-ummc-study#ixzz3qe041C1F
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Save some lives, make them laugh!

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WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome

Here is another great way to meet new Bloggers, Visit OM for his Meet and Greet!

HarsH ReaLiTy

Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

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How to Gain New WordPress Followers

Today I was just going to find a unique, interesting and fun blog to reblog while watching the Presidential Golf Cup then switch over and start watching the US Football games that start at Noon CST however, I read a post this morning which prompted me to write an actual post.  So, let’s have some coffee or tea and chat if we were talking face-to-face.

This morning Danny wrote a post titled “Why Hiding in Your Corner Isn’t Going to Bring Readers” Which I found validity in that post for it speaks the truth on a large aspect of Blogging. I’ll copy a part of Danny’s post that is the heart of a foreseen problem,

“Ask anyone that follows me and they will tell you that I visit, read and comment to everyone. I have a schedule that allows me to read each of my followers at least once per month. It is difficult to do so, but I make an effort.

(I can understand that completely because Ritu a great person has over a 1000 readers on her Blog with a busy life in the education field.)

Bloggers are unique creatures. We desire to be heard, read, appreciated, yet most of us don’t want to reciprocate. We want to be the Twitter account that has 150,000 followers while only following 150 people. That is not reality!”

The last part of Danny’s post is the core problem. We desire to have our stuff admired with hopes of being shared across the various Social Media Platforms while following a very few and hope that many follow us.  This will not work for we are not famous media icons -we can not afford to stick our nose in the air so to speak.

How do we get followers?

One way that we know of is the Meet and Greet parties that Danny holds bimonthly. I will admit that this does work for it has helped me to gain new readers and vice versa. But, lately I have seen some problems or slow down with this event and the previous one. I’ll demonstrate. As most know I am an Introvert and since I have 143 people that liked my about page I can say with some certainty that most of you already know this and me being an Introvert, I pay attention to certain details that most miss, granted some do elude me at times but not much.

50_likers_on_In_MeLet’s take a look at a screen capture I took, this is from a reblog that Danny did and as you can see it is showing that 50 of us liked this post, that is good, but lets see how the person of that post made out.


From this screen capture, we see that there are 5 Bloggers that liked this page while there was a total of 50 Boggers that liked the reblogged post that Danny did for MAHJABEEN.

Mini meI am left scratching my head. Thinking, how can this be?

How do I get fellow Bloggers to follow my Blog that jumps all over the place?

  1. I attend the Meet and Greet parties.
  2. I leave my Social Media Links
  3. I view the reblogged post and determine if I like it not, if I do, I hit the like button then proceed to the about page to get a better sense of the person behind the post, but sometimes I see them blank or vague. I then find an earlier post and see if like that one. Then I decide to follow or not.
  4. Sometimes we have to follow prior to being followed. Just the way it works.
  5. I leave comments on WordPress blogs and outside blogs so that my Gravatar can be seen and hopefully someone will get curious enough to look at my Blog. I did gain four new readers that way.
  6. I reblog posts that I find interesting, although it has nothing to do with poems, Genealogy, I know some like to stick with a rigid theme that only pertains to what they are interested in, but that leaves a blogger limited, which is an intro to number 7.
  7. Hilda from FITTOSERVE had an interesting post on the 9th of this month and urge all to read that one. The post is titled, 3 Reasons You Should Not Immediatly Want Blog Followers my comment on that post was this: (“When you are willing to engage with those that might not share the same interests, it will expand your thinking. This helps in stretching the way you see things, and this will enhance your writing.”
    That is exactly why I have a variety that I follow and that follows me from beauty, fashion, food, poetry, fiction writers and so forth. There is a great benefit to this philosophy.) My point for putting this here is that it is a benefit to following a variety than a strict theme-based concept.
  8. Touching on comments again, try to build a relationship with your reader, I recently knocked on Wallace’s door and we engaged in the art of commenting, I said, “You just gave some idea for my own Wix Wallace, The template flows, “Change is inevitable” very true statement, we can’t go backwards and pause time, that would do no one any good, We could opt to focus on the present but that minute just flew by and is now in the past, the only option left is to release the “youthful fantasy” retaining a portion for memory keepsake and press forward.” and Wallace replied with his wit, “I believe in keeping one eye on The Present while the other on The Future. Of course, you risk getting Steve Buscemi Face but hey…  😉 ” The point is to grow that relationship between you and your reader and reciprocate.
  9. Use Reddit to gain more views, I recently did a post on that one.
  10. Have good content and know your audience which is not easy at first and is why my Blog started out as a Genealogy Blog, and changed course due to Audience Dynamics. That was hard to learn, knowing what people are interesting in.
  11. Be honest and Open with your readers, as an Introvert I struggled with the about page, I think I changed it three to four times before I started getting likes on that page and some comments and shares. We humans are curious creatures with habits of wanting to know what our next door neighbour is about.

Increase Your Traffic in 3 Easy Steps!

Just to make sure that everyone sees this, join the party to meet new Bloggers and gain more exposure of your Blog. Let’s shake hands, Say Hi how you doing? Nice to meet you!

Dream Big, Dream Often

IMG_7128Today we have 3 events going on simultaneously:

Meet and Greet: leave your blog link, reblog the post and then visit other’s pages!

Reblogging: leave a link to your post and I will reblog

Social Media:  leave a link to your social media pages for others to view and connect

Opportunities to connect with new bloggers on 3 levels!!

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I Heard HIV Flowing on Your Blood

Here is another new one and very different!

I rent you some sin

One sentence change my entire body,
Clap for me,
I am a woman of one sentence

Your blood is ugly, doctors write HIV on it,
Lift your face and shake away that childish tears

Ohh what a different blood
A trace of orgasm circulating,
A part of ecstasy,
Talcum of heroin
A smoke of weed
Sugar, it is happiness flowing

Sugar, let’s stop being stranger and move
To a sacred loving-ship
Be a boyfriend and girlfriend
As a woman like me
Only love a different man, Sugar,
Your happiness flowing irresistible

You said you were afraid
Nah, you can flee with bullet on your brain
Sugar, I love feeling your afraid-of-death-tremble

I cut you,
I drink it,
I drink it,
I drink your blood,
Sugar, our eyes have never been this crazy

Sugar I’ll wake up differently
every morning I’ll feel weaker
Or just stop waking up

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Take My Hand

I remember a time when you were happy.

 I remember when birds would sing, butterflies filling the sky as far as the eye could see.

I remember seeing you dance full of life in that green meadow filled with flowers, surrounded by mountains.

I see the tears that fall; I feel the pain that many bestowed on you.

Sometimes making you feel like a worn out welcome mat.

I hear your cries of wanting a new page.

As you look in the mirror, I see you worry that the fountain of youth has dried.

Though, the days have passed turning to months that turn to years

Know this!

You are more beautiful than the first day I saw you.

I gaze upon your inner strength that fills my soul more than you know.

Night has come, the gentle breeze of your hair as you lay your head down.

As I stand here in the mist of night, I see your silhouette beneath the sheets.

Those delicate curves still ignite the fires of desire.

And when you smile, I dream of your soft warm lips embracing mine every day and night.

Take my hand as we walk to that green meadow filled with flowers.