Do you know the definition of blog? Well, let me tell you what Wilipedia says:
A blog is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web and consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first). Until 2009 blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject. More recently "multi-author blogs" (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other "microblogging" systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into societal newstreams. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users. (Previously, a knowledge of such technologies as HTML and FTP had been required to publish content on the Web.)
A majority are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via GUI widgets on the blogs, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also build social relations with their readers and other bloggers. There are high-readership blogs which do not allow comments, such as Daring Fireball.
Many blogs provide commentary on a particular subject; others function as more personal online diaries; others function more as online brand advertising of a particular individual or company. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, Web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important contribution to the popularity of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art (art blogs), photographs (photoblogs), videos (video blogs or "vlogs"), music (MP3 blogs), and audio (podcasts). Microblogging is another type of blogging, featuring very short posts. In education, blogs can be used as instructional resources. These blogs are referred to as edublogs.
On 16 February 2011[update], there were over 156 million public blogs in existence. On 13 October 2012, there were around 77 million Tumblr and 56.6 million WordPress blogs in existence worldwide. According to critics and other bloggers, Blogger is the most popular blogging service used today.
Question… Do you care? Do you read blogs? Do you really want to know what I do in my everyday life (that which you don’t hear about on the morning show).? If you read this, I want you to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and type the word “fun”.. I will randomly pick a correct entry to win a special prize (not valued over $5). Ha!
Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
I enjoy getting out of town on the weekends because there are times I need to relax, eat what I want, and clear my mind so I don't do anything crazy to the people I love. Ha! Have you ever felt this way? I've spent weekends in Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure, Saluda, Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, Charleston and this past weekend in Helen, Georgia for Oktoberfest.
I like to check out small the small towns around the Upstate that I've never been to, and then it's back to the cabin to relax in the hot tub. Yep, I enjoy staying in cabins that are off the beaten path, preferably in the woods with nothing around, although the scary movies I've seen in the past run through my head, but I do make sure all the doors are locked before I got to bed.
Where is your favorite weekend getaway location? I have a few weekends open this year. lol
BTW, have you ever driven through Clayton and stopped at a place called Lake Burton Grocery? There's a restaurant next to it called Durk's Eat-Away.. Have you tried this place? I haven't, but I did stop at the grocery store and the food from the restaurant smelled great. I'm still wishing I had turned around and went back to try it out. If you've been, let me know how it was so the next time I'm in that area, I can stop and eat. Ha!
Have a great week and let me know if you have any weekend suggestions.. email@example.com.
Here's something written by a 21-year-old woman, it's called: PUT ME IN CHARGE . . .
Put me in charge of food stamps. I'd get rid of Lone Star cards; no cash for Ding Dongs or Ho Ho's, just money for 50-pound bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away. If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Medicaid. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, or smoke, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job. It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the "common good.."
Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov't subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes, that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov't welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
Here's something quick and easy and as Rachael Ray would say, it's Delish.. Here's the recipe:
EASY PEACH COBBLER Printed from COOKS.COM
1 stick butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. self rising flour
1 c. milk
1 lg. can sliced peaches
Melt butter in dish. Add next 3 ingredients and mix well. Then add peaches, with juice. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 45 minutes or until brown. Other fruits may be substituted for peaches.
Helping your child master these simple rules of etiquette will get him noticed -- for all the right reasons. By David Lowry, Ph.D.
Your child's rude 'tude isn't always intentional. Sometimes kids just don't realize it's impolite to interrupt, pick their nose, or loudly observe that the lady walking in front of them has a large behind. And in the hustle and bustle of daily life, busy moms and dads don't always have the time to focus on etiquette. But if you reinforce these 25 must-do manners, you'll raise a polite, kind, well-liked child.-
When asking for something, say "Please."
When receiving something, say "Thank you."
Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking.
If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation.
When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later.
The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults.
Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome.
When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are.
When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had.
Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering.
When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling.
Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect.
Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant.
Don't call people mean names.
Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel.
Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best.
If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me."
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public.
As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else.
If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new.
When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile.
When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers!
Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do.
Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary.
Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
Originally published in the March 2011 issue ofParentsmagazine.
The child and his mother:
A curious child asked his mother: “Mommy, why are some of your hairs turning grey?”
The mother tried to use this occasion to teach her child: “It is because of you, dear. Every bad action of yours will turn one of my hairs grey!”
The child replied innocently: “Now I know why grandmother has only grey hairs on her head.”
Wrong email address:
A couple going on vacation but his wife was on a business trip so he went to the destination first and his wife would meet him the next day.
When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email.
Unfortunately, when typing her address, he mistyped a letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.
When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.
At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:
Dearest Wife, Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow. P.S. Sure is hot down here.
Will’s experience at the airport:
After his return from Rome, Will couldn’t find his luggage in the airport baggage area. He went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that his bags hadn’t shown up on the carousel.
She smiled and told him not to worry because they were trained professionals and he was in good hands.
Then she asked Will, “Has your plane arrived yet?”
A police officer found a perfect hiding place for watching for speeding motorists.
One day, the officer was amazed when everyone was under the speed limit, so he investigated and found the problem.
A 10 years old boy was standing on the side of the road with a huge hand painted sign which said “Radar Trap Ahead.”
A little more investigative work led the officer to the boy’s accomplice: another boy about 100 yards beyond the radar trap with a sign reading “TIPS” and a bucket at his feet full of change.
It's easier to get scammed on Facebook than you might think. So don't "Like" random things. Here are the most common scams and how they get you.
1. "Like" Farming. This is that one where you see the picture of a sick kid in the hospital, holding up a sign that says "If I get a million likes, I might not get a new liver. But maybe I will!" Do NOT like this photo . . . there's no sick kid waiting for a transplant. It's called "Like" farming. When you "Like" a post, Facebook puts a copy of that post on all your friends' news feeds. If they Like it too, it spreads to their friends. After 100,000 Likes, the page owner puts up ads, which then show up in ALL of your news feeds.
2. Celebrity Sex Tapes. This one has been around a while, but it never goes away. You click on a link that promises a new Rihanna sex tape, or Taylor Swift, or whoever. It takes you to a site where you fill out a survey, but you never get to see the tape. Meanwhile, the website is making nasty posts in YOUR NAME on all your friends' timelines. And more likely than not, it's loading malware onto your computer. Anything from stealing your personal data, to spying on you with your own webcam.
3. Who Viewed My Profile? This is another oldie-but-goodie. But still the most popular Facebook scam by far. There's no legitimate way to check who views your page. Facebook doesn't release that information to anyone. But it LOOKS really legitimate. It even uses your own friends' profile pictures to gain your trust. But then you're prompted to install a new browser extension. And those can record everything you enter on other websites, or even take over your whole profile.
4. Change Your Profile Colors. This one advertises an app that will allow you to change your profile to a different color. But if you’re like most people, you've been on Facebook for YEARS already . . . and you've NEVER seen a profile that’s not blue. Instead it takes you to another website, where you're asked to fill out a short survey. And the information you give is sold to marketing companies, who turn around and fill up the world with more spam. And if you entered your email address . . . forget about it.