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Thoughts About WordPress Ease of Use.

1) Based on your experience with WordPress, what are your impressions with working with WordPress—the pros and cons? It started as a blogging platform but has evolved—should it still be relegated for small blogs, or do you see enterprise use?

This is apart of my class assignment. I feel I have to mention that, because I will mention some negative, some good, but some negative things.

Pros- It is very popular among many people I have grown to love and follow like Techcrunch and Phoblographer. It has a vast user base that gives it a nice community feeling; almost like a social media platform. It has an easy way to customize the feel and look of the website for people who don’t know how to code or are just curious about blogging. It saves me time.

Cons- Some of you might have noticed but my layout changed. I was browsing themes and clicked activate on a random theme and all my organized tabs and pillars and posts got arranged in a manner that I have not yet fixed. So, all the posts are in a kind of limbo at the moment while I figure out what I need to do to fix my old posts back on to the new layout. It was a whoopsie on my part.

It can definitely be used to build a business and make a name for oneself, as well as be used to just write about ones thoughts on their favorite stick of butter. Either way, WordPress has their back.

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A Basketball Hype Video I Made for a Friend.

A Basketball Hype Video I Made for a Friend.

The coach of this team was the host to a bible study group I attended and when I mentioned that I was shooting videos for a college course he offered me the opportunity to shoot this hype video. Thanks brother. Anyway, Lets watch it shall we?

 

On a somewhat related note, but completely different focus …

I used to play basketball when I was a little kid; about the same age as some of these girls, but a little younger. However, I was not nearly as good as them. I was the kid who joined a team way more experienced than I was, but the coach let me in because my nephew was really good at basketball and we carpooled together anyway.

Long story short, it was the first time, not the last lol, that I was laughed at by an entire crowd during a live game. I had huge anxiety growing up so instead of blocking, or guarding my opponent, I chose to hide behind and pretend to block. I kind of ran around in circles and tried to pretend they werent laughing at my lack of skills. Needless to say, that was the last time I played as a kid.

When I was in middle school I ended playing everyday since it was the only fun thing to do while I waited for my parents to get off of work. I got pretty good and its the only sport game I truly enjoy playing for fun other than skateboarding. I don’t skateboard anymore though because I lost so much teeth from the falling and the speeding down hills.

 

FTC Endorsement Guide Link

 

I thought this was important, and wanted to remember it, so I linked it to my blog. If it will help me, it might help you. I learned of this from my Media Law course at Communications@Syracuse.

Basically, it’s a link that sends you to the Federal Trade Commission website with a bunch of common questions that are answered about accepting endorsements, products, and all kinds of free stuff and the necessary disclosure procedures that need to be disclosed when accepting such goods and services.

So … here it is:

https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking

 

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Mother Superior Shot the Gun.

Mother Superior Shot the Gun.

 

Mother Superior Shot the Gun. She pulled the trigger and let it run. In the veins it ran its course. What can I do? Pain has no remorse. Death is selfish, I can’t just go. My family loves me, that I know. Doctor’s can’t help me, Medical or Medicare. I have given up hope; Not a care, not a care. Despair, despair, this isn’t fair. I can’t cope, I can’t cope, I send a prayer. I pray to God, Jesus, Buddha, Alah, Help. I can’t remember yesterday. Did I smile, did I cry? I wish for health, but get denied. God please, do you hear my cries? I lost my mind and cannot find, The peace I had with you by my side. I know you are there, but I am blind. My mind plays trickery, it tells me lies. Lord give me sight, pry my eyes, and heal my life. Help me find congruency with body, and mind. For with congruency I can start to fight. Help me Father, help my Mother … Mother Superior Shot the Gun, Should I fight or should I run?

With Love,

Mom.

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What I Learned about Digital Communications at Syracuse.

What I Learned about Digital Communications at Syracuse.

First, never trust emails regardless where they come from! I opened an email from my Syracuse University email address that I never use, and therefore assumed was a legit email, and after reading the email I learned it was a proposition for an at home job. Yada, yada, yada and a few weeks later I lost $250.00. It was an email scam! I fell for it, but after filing my police report I learned people fall for the same scam often, and have lost much worse.

I have yet to get my money back, and likely never will. Oh, and I now hate Citibank. As a communications major the inability to have good communication with a customer representative (Citibank that’s you!) makes it even more difficult to handle problems when they arise… And that’s what I learned at Syracuse.

(Microphone drop. Looks around, smiles awkwardly and picks up imaginary microphone).

Testing, testing, can you read me? Good. I learned that with internet comes great responsibility, and great risk. Always be aware no matter where you are getting your information. Even if you find the president talking on your favorite news channel about how the world is ending, check other sources, because it could be a deep fake. See Deep Fake Kind of Like Lean Cake; It Ain’t.

Information we can find online is endless, and that goes for everyone and everything in between. Data analytics is the gathering of information that is found online and when organized correctly can predict behaviors, and in some cases even prevent illness. See What is Psychometrics?

I recommend all my readers begin learning about these technologies, because they are tools that can protect you, and help you survive in the warfare that is the internet. Think of data analytics, deep fakes, internet scams, technology, etc. as nuclear weapons, and the only way to prevent others from using said nukes against you, you have to have even stronger nukes on the ready, for the counter-attack.

If any of you have a good source on how to learn data analytics, like data analytics for dummies book; do they have those? Then, comment below with the sources so I, and anyone else, can read/watch/listen to the information and learn. Knowledge is power, power is control, control is security, security is peace of mind, and peace of mind is happiness. Don’t you want to be happy? 😃

 

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How to Pray (Talking to God One on One).

Quick Note Before Reading

  • This is Christianity. However, all religions, beliefs, people are encouraged to read.
  •  The bullet points are the lessons given by my Father (Biological). The boldRead” are the lessons given by our Father (Spiritual), and they are there to provide You the direct source, and to further Your study.
  • In the end we all are on different levels in our path to Godliness, and every one’s path is unique. This is not meant to challenge, provoke, or make anyone question or challenge their own ways of doing things, rituals, etc. It’s simply here as a tool to those who might find it beneficial.
  • Feel free to comment your own methods on prayer, offer corrections, or provide additional guidance or feedback. I am after all a human being and make mistakes.

 

How to Pray (Talking to God One on One).

  • Our prayers should be in the name of Jesus Christ always.

Read John 14:6, 13, 14; 15:16; 16:23, 24.

  • Our prayers should be in secret. We are to tell God alone of our needs.

Read Matthew 6:5-14.

  • Our prayers should be specific. Tell God exactly what you want.

Read Luke 11:5.

  • We should be persistent in our prayers. We should not stop praying everyday till we get the answer.

Read Luke 11:5 – 10; 18:1 – 8; Mark 10: 46 – 52; Matthew 15: 21 – 28; Romans 1:9.

  • We are to pray in faith. By reading the Word of God with the intention to hear & obey generates faith.

Read Romans 10:17; Mark 11:22, 23.

*** When your Faith is low.

Read Hebrews 11 (Whole Chapter).

  • We are to pray according to His will by asking for it.

Read James 1:5 – 8. By seeking God’s ways in the Word of God, noting whether the Holy Spirit encourages us to go on praying a certain prayer, we come to understand the will of God.

  • We should pray with a desire to please & obey God.

Read 1John 3:23.

*** When we abide in Him, we truly obey Him & please Him.

Read John 15 (Whole chapter); Matthew 22:35 – 40.

  • We should always give a prayer of praise & thanksgiving. Every time something good happens in our life whether we ask for it or not. Our prayers become heavy & slow (Takes too long to answer), when we don’t thank God for what he has already done for us.

Read Luke 17:11 – 19.

  • Every day we should pray the minute we wake up in the morning that we will be kept safe all day. Free from accidents &/or harm. Before we sleep, we should thank God for helping us get through the day safe, etc.

Read Exodus 34:4 – 9; Mark 1:35.

  • We should pray at every opportunity. Pray before going anywhere (In the car, bus, etc). When something pops in your mind, pray for it. Just remember nothing happens by chance. God always has something to do with it if its good. The devil (Satan) has to do with evil things like lying, stealing, killing, drugs, etc. Pray before making any decisions. Bad things only happen because God allows it. He is in control of everything.

Read Romans 12:12; Nehemiah 2:4.

  • God wants us to pray & ask him before doing anything. A lot of king (Rulers) in the bible failed because they tried to do things on their own without asking God for advice. Adam & Eve did not pray when the serpent (Satan) approached them in the Garden of Eden. Eve tried to do things on her own (Without praying first) and that’s why she was deceived by Satan.

Read Genesis 3:4 – 6.

 

Hindrance to Prayer.

  • Unforgiveness – Main blockage to our prayers. If we don’t forgive others their trespasses, God the Father will not forgive ours.

Read Matthew 6:14, 15; 18:21 – 23; Mark 11:25, 26.

  • Selfishness – We should pray that God take away our sinful desires. Often the reason God does not supply what a person desires is simply that he knows it will not benefit that person. God is not obliged to answer our prayers in the affirmative. He will not act in ways that are contrary to his will even if he is besieged by fervent prayers. Anytime we seek to further our personal pleasures through prayer, we are asking amiss.

Read James 4:1 – 6; Matthew 6:31 – 34.

  • Failure to thank God – We should always thank God for everything good that happens in our lives. Whether we ask for it or not.

Read Romans 1:21; Luke 17: 11 – 19.

  • Idolatry (Idols in the heart) – This is placing anything before God. These can be friends, pleasures, habits, hobbies, sports, possessions, business, reputation, money, etc. You can have all these, but God has to come first. Idols are not just carved images. They are the godless cravings & commitments that rule in our hearts.

Read Ezekiel 14: 3 – 5.

  • Disobedience to the Word of God (God’s Will) – Basically God put it in our conscience what is right & wrong. By reading the bible you will find our more of what other God’s will are.

Read Proverbs 28: 5 – 9, 13 – 14; 15: 8 – 9.

  • Stubborn Self-Will – Doing what you want although it’s against God’s will.

Read 1Samuel 15:10 – 23; Colossians 2:23.

  • God does not hear sinners.

Read John 9:31; Proverbs 15:29; Isaiah 1:15; Micah 3:4.

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Journalism Final Cut – The Wild Plum Holistic Spa & Yoga Center

Journalism Final Cut – The Wild Plum Holistic Spa & Yoga Center

Hey WordPress Family,

For my final project in Multimedia Storytelling I had to make a journalism style video. Alexandra Del Gaudio and Daniela Del Gaudio were gracious enough to not only let me into their life, but their business as well. If you like the video give it a thumbs up, subscribe, and/or shout it from the mountain tops… 🤓

Anywho,

Thanks for stopping by and Godbless.

https://www.wildplumwellness.com

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