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Sunday, January 31, 2016

4 Tips for Evergreen Blogging

Do You know what evergreen content is? Have you observed that some written articles seem more popular and tend to attract readers more? Learn more about evergreen content.


Evergreen Content


Although holiday writing and writing about special events are great, evergreen content tends to have that staying power.



1. Staying Power

According to wordstream.com evergreen content continues to be relevant long past its publication. In addition they suggest that “how to tutorials or even videos should be considered in helping content last longer. This does make sense because people generally always want to know how to make something, or how to deal with a certain problem, or as you may be doing now how to find out more information about content.

2. Creating Content

What is the big question for creating Evergreen Content? According to Kevan at blogbufferapp.com it is, “Will people still read this and think it's interesting a year from now?” I agree. If you observe below in my source area Keven wrote the article in 2012. Now hear I am in 2016 referencing from it, because this is good information that apparently has been around since and before that time.


3. Updating

Although you may write evergreen content, it does not mean that it will last forever. Content like everything else needs to be updated from time to time. We are living in a fast pace society.



4. Evergreen Content

A few subjects for evergreen content may include, Jesus, blogging, health, diy projects, or possibly social media. Jesus is a subject that I am sure will never become obsolete, because there are many that hold dear to their faith in Him. Now health is something that most are always looking for ways to improve the quality of. How many of you always have some type of project going such as home improvements. Our houses only get better, if we improve them. Now social media has been around for a long time and seemingly it is growing. Facebook is one of the biggest social media but as my granddaughter has said to me, “Facebook is for old folks 30 and older.” She says,”Instagram is where it is at.” I replied, “Oh really.” I guess different strokes for different folks. There is some type of social media platform here for everyone.

One of my evergreen contents is:  Do You Know the Awesome Rewards of Hugging Your Children  This particular article has so far received 441 pageviews. It was published in March of 2015.  I really like Pinterest. When I first started I did not have a clue as to what I was doing, but I found great content, great “how to's” and I learned along the way. In fact, I am still learning. So keep in mind I am not saying to stop writing about Christmas or Independence Day, just keep in mind that you want the content you write to have a long shelf life. You want your content to be viable for years and years.


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Monday, January 25, 2016

4 Tips Regarding the Hoverboards and Your Children

What is all the hype about Hoover Boards? That seems to be the new fab now. Have you purchased a Hover Board for your children? Would you purchase a Hoover Board for your Children?

The Hoverboard


Hover Boards may or may not be a great idea. If you are going to purchase a Hoover Board for your children, there are a few things that you should know.

1. Charging

According to Fire Chief Chuck Flynn at NBC Connecticut news, it is important to make sure that you are watching the Hover Board when it is charging and don't overcharge it. He further emphasized to use the approved chord with the unit. It really sounds to me it is very important to follow the instructions very carefully. I think about how I charge my cellphone and not necessarily watch it while it is charging or charging it overnight while I sleep. That might not be a good idea with the Hoover Board.

2. Sparking Fire

According to Diane Wilson at ABC11 news, the Carey family discovered their Hoverboard on fire. She further adds although water was thrown on it and it was sprayed with a fire extinguisher, it was taken outside to the grass where it continued to smoke for about 20 minutes. Thank God no one was injured, but there was damage to the family's home. I would say that is an expensive price to pay. I could not I imagine having my home damaged by fire of any kind.


3. Fire

Did you know that the Hoverboard does not have to be charging to catch on fire? According to Sean Hollister and CNET.com. He further adds that American, Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines are banning hoverboards on passenger flights, and the United States Postal Service has stopped shipping Hoverboards by air.

4. Homework

Consumers do your homework. If you have made your mind up to get a Hoverboard for your children make sure you know the facts about one. Did you know that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has received at least 10 reports of hoverboard fires and the number is increasing daily? This is according to agency spokesman Scott Wolfson's discussion with NBC News. So people be careful. I think I would wait and think again before purchasing a Hoverboard. Finally, I ask you again, would you get your children a Hoverboard?



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Friday, January 15, 2016

Do You Have Healthy Eating Habits?

Besides the fact that you eat to nourish your body, have you thought about other reasons that you may be eating unnecessarily? Sometimes are you eating just to be eating?

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Could it be that you are an emotional eater? Why not start to be intentional when you are eating? Good eating habits can be a great lifestyle. It is your choice. Just face it, if you like and enjoy food there is nothing wrong with that.


Boost Your DNA

You become more vulnerable to disease as you age because the ends of your chromosomes become shorter according to Web MD. They further add that new studies suggest that lifestyle changes can boost enzymes thus causing your chromosomes to lengthen.



Word Power

Did you know that when you say words aloud your subconscious listens and this affects your attitude? What you say becomes a reality, according to blogs.webmd.com. So be mindful of what you say. This is nothing new. Romans 4:17, “I have made thee a father of many nations, before him whom he believed, even God, who quickened the dead, and called those things which be not as though they were.” This is something that God has always told those who believe in Him.  God's word is alive.    Develop the healthy habit of learning more about Jesus to help you change your eating lifestyle. Change your way of thinking.


Thankfulness

How many times have you thought, “If only I looked like that,” or “If only I could stop eating so much.” Well nothing is standing in your way. Have you considered there are others that are worse off than you? Have you considered there are those that are starving in this world? Be thankful for what you have and be thankful for what God has already given you. You have everything you need, you just need to know how and when to use those resources.


More Is Not Better

Think about eating less intentionally. I mentioned in my article 
"Mind- Blowing FREE Tracker 2 Go App,"  I could not longer eat the way that I used to eat. I am now more intentional and focused in my eating. This does become a lifestyle and a pattern. I like something that my pastor has said often, “Just push yourself back from the table.” Leave a little something on your plate. You do not have to eat the last drop. Something that Dr. Oz mention that has stuck with me was to not eat everything on your plate when eating at a restaurant. Since most restaurants give you such large servings, just eat half and take the other half of your meal home to eat at another meal setting. That makes plenty of since to me.


Discipline

Discipline is a practice. It might not be easy in the beginning, but practice, practice, practice. Learn the practice of delayed gratification. This does not mean necessarily giving up those foods that you love, but rather saving them as a special treat to eat after you have been true to yourself by eating healthy.




Sprint vs Marathon

Remember if you are trying to lose weight, the weight may not come off immediately. It took awhile to put the weight on and it may take a while to take it off, but the important thing is to be persistent and intentional never failing. Be sure to keep focused. Keep your eye on your goal. If you feel bad and you want to eat, eat a carrot, celery. Instead of drinking soda, replace it with water. Although there has been a crisis in my city with a health emergency & disaster because of high contents of lead, presently bottled water is our only alternative for drinking water. 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

3 of My Favorite Linky Parties

Have you been to a Linky Party? What's wrong with you? Linky Parties can increase traffic at your blog while having fun too.

I was hesitant about Linky Parties in the beginning. Now I am so glad that I found out about them. I have also discovered some are better than others. I want to share a few of my favorite Linky Parties with you.


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Deborah is the owner of this Party. I am so glad that I found this party. I like this party because it emphasizes health. It talks about natural things. Here you may find recipes that have no harmful additives. At this party I have met like-minded people. I have met new bloggers and learned from them. I do not believe there has been a time that I have been at the party and did not find something that was of great interest to me. Deborah always has great giveaways. Just recently her giveaway was a Programmable Crock Pot.



This blog party is exactly as it says. It is very inspiring. Here you may find awesome recipes, creative family gifts,exercise challenges, and even homeschooling ideas. This blog party is usually quite large where as many as 245 bloggers participate. I like this because it gives you a large selection of bloggers to link up with. It is very important to adhere to each blog party's rules. The rules here are quite lenient and very reasonable. Create with joy is also on Pinterest as well.





Judith is the owner of this blog. I can always be sure to find words of encouragement as well as words about the Lord. Judith lives in Pocono Mountains, married for 36 years, and has 7 children. At this blog party linkup you can be sure to find money-saving ideas, information for house buying, or even health goals. I have met many new bloggers here and that is a blessing.

So if you haven't joined a linky site, why not start now and let me know what you think.



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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Does Your Toddler Have A Learning Disability?



The reality is that children many times will hide or attempt to compensate where they are lacking. Even though a child may have a slow learning disorder, that child still can be successful and productive in society. 


1. Famous People With Learning Disabilities


According to Increase Brainpower.Com Albert Einstein, Sylvester Stallone, John F. Kennedy, and Whoppi Goldberg had learning disabilities. They all overcame the disabilities and became productive people in society. Yes, productive famous people. These are just a few that I have named.

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2. Learning

Just because a child has some type of disability, does not mean that child cannot learn. It just means that that child may learn differently than others or possibly might be somewhat slower. But the reality is that they can and do learn.



Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish: A Guide for Parents and Professionals



3. Not Right

When a parent feels something is not quite right with their child, they are probably right. When a learning disorder is involved, the child could be quite bright and quite creative, but still they are not learning as is expected.





4. Observation

Sometimes parents are just busy with life and their day to day tasks. The child with the learning problem, may just go unnoticed. Usually that child may be quite creative and will excel in other things to compensate where they are lacking. So parents just need to be as observant as possible, when possible. Learning disabilities in children can range from dyslexia, to speech delay, speech problems, ADHD, and much more.

5. Seek Professional Help

When you are concerned it does not hurt to seek professional help early for your child. A professional can take a look at the situation possibly from an unbiased approach.

6.Speech Problems

Sometimes parents may get concerned when their babies are not talking as soon as they think they should. Sometimes babies do not care to talk early and can have speech delay. Speech is not that important to them, but that is just for that particular child.

With speech problems these sometimes can be caught early in school, but parents need to be watchful. As children are learning to talk, children may not be hearing and sounding out the correct phonics and ultimately saying words incorrectly. If not caught early, it becomes a habit. So parents need to work with their children as soon as they start talking. Be sure that your toddler is enunciating properly. There may just be certain words and/or certain letter combinations that are giving your child trouble. For example, instead of saying think your children may be saying “tink” because that is what they think they hear. So they need to hear and see how the mouth sounds the word out. That is just one example. I once heard a child trying to tell the dog to “sit.” But it was not coming out of her mouth like that. I thought she was cursing at first, but that is the way it was coming out of her mouth.

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year from the Asphy Family




FROM THE ASPHY FAMILY



I pray that I have been a blessing to you.   Numbers 6:24-26. The Lord Bless thee and keep thee. The Lord Make His face Shine Upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.  The Lord life up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.


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Monday, December 28, 2015

8 Awesome Benefits of a Linky Party

Linky Parties are quite popular. You can basically find a linky party for just any any subject now ranging from art, food and drink, home decor, or technology. Linky parties do increase traffic to your blog or website.

Linky Party


I did some searching, because I was curious when did linky parties start. I only found linky parties dating back to 2007. Now if they started before that time someone please correct me and I would definitely like to visit the site.

1. What is a Linky Party?

A Linky Party is a new creative way to link up your blog with other websites. There may be one host at the sight or as many as 12 or more hosts. Linky sites are available 7 days a week. Instead of you attempting to fit into their schedule, you can fit them into your schedule. You just need to find the right one for you and your niche. I have seen video Linky Parties and Linky Parties that you will just add your blog to the link.

2. Pajamas

I love that I can visit a linky party in my pajamas. There is no need to dress up. Now the exception to that would be if you are joining a video linky party. In that scenario, you do want to dress appropriately.


3. Hosting or Joining

Now you do have the option of a hosting a linky party site on your blog or website, but that is something you will need to decide. Hosting is not something that I thought I wanted to try personally, but I do love posting to various sites. Even if you do host a site, you still can post to other linky parties as well. From what I have observed at most sites, there usually is more than one host to help facilitate it. I can see as the site grows larger, more work is involved.

4. Guest posting

Guest posting at a linky party can also bring you more exposure. Many of the sites welcome guest posting.   I have guest posted at other sites as well as  linky sites.  

5. How Many to Join

Now I would say you might want to join at least 4 or more. I originally started with only one to get the feel of it and slowly increased it. Yes there may be some you join and discover it is not the right fit for you. In that case you are always free to stop at that linky party. I have discovered that. I have also found there are some linky parties that I like and cater to more. The main thing is finding a party in your niche or one that you feel comfortable in. If you have a recipe blog, you may not want to party at a home remodeling blog. You may also note that each party has it's own specific days and rules that you can post to it before it closes. For Example one board may say you have 6 days to post and then it closes while another board may only give you 2 or 3 days and then it closes.

6.  Pinterest pin-It Linky

This Linky party is different in that you pin a pin from the Linky Party to your Pinterest site to link as oppose to adding your actual blog link. I really like this one so far much better, because I am a visual person and I also love Pinterest.

7. My Favorite Linky sites

One of my favorite sites is Live It Up Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop#66.   I was featured there in May, 2015. I am a bit of a health buff so for that reason I really like this blog where the owner Deborah gives great eating and exercise tips. Another linky site that I really like is WholeHearted Wednesday Linkup.  The owner is Judith. This site shares Christ-like love and I love that. There are many others that I could name, but these are two of my favorite that come to mind.

8. Constant Learning

I am constantly learning at the various linky parties. I am learning from the experience of others and I am sharing my learning with others as well. Try some of the linky parties and see for yourself. I am sure you will find the right fit for you.

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