Thoughts About WordPress Ease of Use.

1) Based on your experience with WordPress, what are your impressions with working with WordPressthe pros and cons? It started as a blogging platform but has evolvedshould 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.

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

 

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.

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. SeeDeep 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?

 

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). TheboldRead” 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.

ReadJohn 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.

ReadLuke 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 Gods 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 dont 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 thats why she was deceived by Satan.

Read Genesis 3:4 6.

 

Hindrance to Prayer.

  • Unforgiveness Main blockage to our prayers. If we dont 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 (Gods Will) Basically God put it in our conscience what is right & wrong. By reading the bible you will find our more of what other Gods will are.

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

  • Stubborn Self-Will Doing what you want although its against Gods 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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Public Relations in 5 to 10 Years.

Public Relations in 5 to 10 Years.

Five cups of coffee and ten hours of research later… I can give you an educated guess on where PR is headed; PR is headed forward. The end. Let’s wrap it up people, close the set, turn off the lights! My job is done.

. . .

Seriously though, I did this pretty little mind map thing on my computer so you can visually see the connections and representations of what I will be discussing:

Future of PR

Isn’t it pretty? ^_^

I predict public relations is here to stay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics,Public Relations Specialistswill have an average growth of 6% from 2018 to 2028. Not too shabby if you ask me.

As you may be aware, we have come into a time of influence. The steady flow of content and the exponential growth of screen time has led to a small epidemic. Many of us have become addicted to media consumption We can’t stop looking at our phones, tablets, televisions, and computer monitors. So, we now have apps that monitor our usage of screen time to help us become self aware of our consumption. Whats next? Apps that monitor our usage of apps monitoring our usage of screen time!? Hmm.. not a bad idea for data analytics.

This brings me to my main point; public relations will need to adapt technology in all of its glory in order to stay afloat, stay current, stay relevant, and stay competitive in this age of Google, Facebook, Amazon and other monopoly conglomerates. Data analytics is Google’s forte, Facebook’s bastard child, and Amazon’s source of all power; and data analytics is one of the technologies pr specialists will have to learn in order to stay afloat.

Blockchain is what makes Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies possible. Cryptocurrency is a rather new technology, but it is not going away anytime soon. In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it may dominate the market in the future. I know of one pizza place near my house that takes Bitcoin as a form of payment. I think that’s neat, but unfortunately I still don’t know how to use it. Its on my to-do list for “things to learn”.

Virtual reality and augmented reality are practically the same thing. The main difference is virtual reality takes all of actual reality away from visual perception while augmented reality adds components to our visual perception of actual reality.

Example of Virtual Reality:

Example of Augmented Reality:

As you saw in the above videos, VR and AR can be extremely useful tools in marketing and pr.

Lastly, but not least, we get into artificial intelligence. However, if you would like to know more about artificial intelligence, and data analytics, you can check out another one of my blog posts with all the information pertaining to said, uh, things. Here’s the link to click click on:

What is Psychometrics?

That’s it for now. Namaste.