Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is Your Blog Mobile Friendly?

If you're like me, you're always wondering if your blog is set up to be reader friendly, easy to navigate and well pretty. You change the colours, the template, the share buttons. And you judge your choices by examining it on the device you worked it all out on.

And if you're like me, you have been mindlessly oblivous to your blog's appearance on other devises and more or less content with the way your blog is set up.

Then I read an article by .



Is Your Blog Mobile Friendly?


Awww! What do you mean I may be losing up to 50% of my traffic? Is my blog mobile friendly?

Apparently more people are accessing the internet on some sort of mobile device than ever before and that number will continue to rise. So you better be sure your blog is user friendly on mobile devices.

How can you tell if your blog is set up properly? Greg explains it all in his article. That is if you're using wordpress. If you are interested click HERE to read the whole article.

For those who use blogger follow these simple steps.



Sign into your Blogger account and go to TEMPLATE.




This is the window that opens. Click on the star below the Mobile screen shot.



This is the new window to open. Easy so far isn’t it.

Do you see that spot where you are given a choice? You want to click on Yes, Show mobile template on mobile devices.

Now just click on the preview button.



Ta Da! There you go. Check it out. I think mine looks pretty good.





Phew! What a relief. I almost had an anxiety attack thinking no one can read my blog on their cell phones. I'm safe. But to be sure I will have to check it out on someone's phone.

Oh, oh. That’s great, my blog posts can be read easily but if someone wants to share on twitter, pinterest or facebook... they won’t be able to.

If I want sharing, (if right eh?) then I should add a pop up window. But I'll take care of that later.

Hope you come back to see detailed instructions on how to add a pop up window on Blogger.

Til then, best wishes, Darlene



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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happiness is ... A Clutter Free Home - 10 Decluttering Tips

Look around you. Do feel like you are suffocating? Do feel anxious or stressed when you walk into the door at home but can’t figure out why? Does your brain feel scrambled?


It could be the clutter in your house. Whether you like to admit it or not, clutter has some very negative side effects on your health and well-being.


It’s may be time to get rid of all the clutter in your home. Free yourself and enjoy your return to balance, harmony and simplicity.







Let’s Get Started

  1. Have a plan. Choose one room at a time. Inside that room choose one small area. Complete all small areas before going to the next room.
  2. Give yourself a deadline to have your clutter removed. Be realistic. You can always extend your deadline if you have unexpected errands that interrupt your decluttering plan.
  3. Don’t get over whelmed. 
    • Don’t look everywhere. Look only at one small space at a time. You don’t have to do the whole house in one day. Not even a whole room. Start with something simple like your pantry or junk drawer.
    • Don't go crazy and get burnt out. Give yourself a set amount of time each day dedicated to removing the clutter. I do this. Once I get started I don't want to stop because I just want to get it done. The kids don't need super and they can read their own bedtime story.
  4. Don’t over think it. Don’t hum and ha. Go with your first instinct. Just let it go. Let it fall out of your hands and float down down down into the cardboard box. Doesn’t that feel good? Now keep moving!
  5. Get the whole family involved. Encourage hubby and the kids to purge their toys and to pitch in where ever you need their input.
  6. Keep yourself motivated by picturing your clutter free, relaxing space. Ummm. Feel the negative energy leaving your home with each box of junk and garbage.
  7. Don’t get side tracked with other projects. I’m guilty of this one. Too many projects on the go and nothing completed.
  8. The rules are simple:
    • You need three boxes. One is labeled to sell or donate, one for keep (and belongs in a different room) and the last one is for garbage.
    • If it is outdated, stinky, falling apart, missing pieces, collecting dust way back someplace with the spiders or just plain ugly get rid of it.
    • If it doesn’t fit or you haven’t worn it in over a year it’s time to say goodbye. 
    • If you have more than one, how many do you need? Get rid of the duplicates!
  9. Deal with it as it comes in the door. A good example would be your mail. Open it asap. Throw all unnecessary paper/envelops in recycling and put the needed paperwork where it belongs.
  10. Make decluttering a part of your daily routine. If you’ve decided to get rid of something so you can bring a new one in, then do it right away before you forget or change your mind.
I don't want to freak you out but you do know what's next right? 

Organizing. Everything has a place and everything in it's place. 

Once you start organizing you will see if you decluttered enough.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recipe for Your Unhappiness

Hi everyone. I thought I would do something different today. 

I really don`t like cooking anymore. My daughter, Nicole does it now. I am so grateful for that. But I do like to eat and of course I have some favorite recipes. 


I know, this is not a blog about cooking but I thought it might be fun to share this Recipe for Unhappiness with you today.

Okay, let`s get started.



Recipe for Your Unhappiness

Ingredients

  • A pen and paper
  • One set of lips
  • 7 Ounces of Stale air
  • One dark and gloomy living space
  • 7 Cups of sleep deprivation
  • Few pinches of lethargy
  • 1 untrained mind
  • 5 Cups of Negative attitude
  • A dash of selfishness

Directions


  1. Everyday, take your pen and paper to write a list of everything that has ever gone wrong in your life. Remember to include those times someone has let you down, hurt you or betrayed you. 
  2. Never feel gratitude or count your blessings. It is easier to take your home, family and friends for granted.
  3. Avoid getting a good night`s rest. Use any means available to keep yourself awake - lots of coffee helps. Sleep deprivation is a myth.
  4. Take those lips and maintain a frown. After a while you face will stay like that. At least that`s what my Mom use to say.
  5. Never go outside and take a breath of fresh air. 
  6. Stay clear of the sun by remaining indoors with the curtains drawn. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is not real.
  7. Do not exercise. Be lethargic.  Scientists have not proven a link between exercise and a healthy state of mind.
  8. Allow your mind to wander into terrible memories and thoughts of futuristic scenarios of doom and gloom. Never stop and live in the moment.
  9. Indulge in self destructive behavior, negative thoughts and pessimism. Watch or read and pour all your energy into an endless stream of news about tragedies, inhumanity, destruction and disasters. 
  10. Be sure to never share, be polite, volunteer or think of the other person.

Once these are combined, let it set and brew. 

Enjoy your miserable life and serve to everyone you know.




Happiness is more about your attitude than it is about the circumstances in your life.



Here is a recipe card for you to print out. Enjoy.
Recipe for Unhappiness




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