How do you rate your blog?


I would love to start up a conversation on this subject. Please leave a comment. 🙂 Maybe we can all learn something?

My question – We all love our own blogs. Right?
But, What makes a/your blog cool, really cool?

As always.
Love and respect.
G


Contributors  so far.
Thanks for the great feedback!

mixate
lauramacky
Julie
ISpontein
nikibayard
gazzart

 

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Who doesn’t love Sunflowers?


This is a bit of a redo. However, I think these photos are worth it.
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This sunflower field lies next to an abandoned Gold mine in Welkom South Africa.mine1
Welkom is an old gold mining town or city situated in the Freestate province. When driving in these parts, it is incredible to see how many gold mines are scattered all over the landscape. The concrete tower in this photo is called “the headgear”. This houses the huge pulleys that feed the cable used for the lift system. The lift is commonly known as a cage.
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As always, thanks for reading
Love and Respect
G

My Take on the MotoGP.


A great post, well worth a read.

From the Pen of Gazza!

I’ve followed the Top level Motorcycle racing scene for as long as I can remember.

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The last couple of years has been a bit of a boring time as there was no real “personality” at the top … Rossi (one of my all time fav’s) had an injury and then went onto a bike that he just could not master.

Last year and this he is back on Yamaha and doing a lot better. BUT up comes a little guy Marc Márquez … little more than WOW has to be said about this guy. Just go and read a little in the link I put on his name – you’ll be rather amazed.

Yesterday’s race (Argentine Grand Prix) Vale came 4th with Marc winning the race.

I have to say that at this point in the technology – (as it was last year) it seems as if there is just…

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A dry river bed in Namibia


I took these on the road between Rosh Pinah and Swakopmund in Namibia. It is quite a long uneventful drive that mainly consists of sand and dust. It is hot and dry with temperatures going as high as 40 degrees Celsius. This is an unforgiving place. A breakdown here could put you in serious danger of dehydration and over exposure to heat.
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After hours of nothing, the road gets a little bumpy and there is a sudden bend. Around the corner I find myself surrounded by color and the sounds of Cicada Beetles and birds. Totally AWESOME!
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What an awesome place to have a pit stop. There is a cool breeze blowing that makes the heat bearable. No people for miles, quite an incredible feeling. The feeling that all my money, stuff, contacts and loved ones are in this moment totally irrelevant. I have no cell phone signal and I am truly alone. All I have are memories and stories and a longing to be home that is constantly with me.
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On the road again.

As always.
Love and Respect
G

Insult – Don Charisma’s Prompt


Seems like a pretty straight forward response to the prompt.
Guys, you really want to get into these prompts.

1. Don Charisma – “Criticism is the breakfast of champions”. The original quote should read “Feedback is the breakfast of champions”.  I think Ken Blanchard said this.

2. Public eye – I wonder what percentage of public figures actually get to relax in general. There is always someone watching, waiting for an excuse to form an opinion.  How do you filter these out? I would presume that for every insult there should be many compliments and unless you are doing something seriously wrong, it should be pretty straight forward to shrug the insults off. I could not comprehend being bombarded with insults and not getting any compliments. That would be an ultimate cause for sadness.

3. Bible Quote – For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

4. Showing off – A formidable sign of weakness, need to be funny, need to fit in or need to cover personal issues  by focusing on someone else and what they do.

5. Developmental issues – Not enough hugs as a kid, broken home maybe bullied as a child. Generally we find ourselves in a fatherless nation, kids are not being brought up with guidance on how to properly use their emotions.

6. Just plain asshole – No words

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Branding a WordPress Blog #2 The Gravatar


This is in response to feedback from my post Branding a WordPress Blog. A special thanks to Being Spontaneous and Gazzart for taking the time to give some advice and feedback.

I think I have a winner!
Sorry, I can’t keep it simple! 🙂
I liked the idea of the acronym TRG to shorten The Random G but having 3 letters in an icon that sometimes appears very small makes it impossible to read. So, I had to take the decision to just use the G which is my initial. This has allowed me to still chuck a pretty busy logo together but still have it fairly easy to read. I am glad that I could fit a Cross in. Crosses are cool!

If you read my last article, I mentioned that you should use a transparent .png file which will work well for branding you photos and illustrations.
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Here is a photo I took while holding $20 000.  The money is long  gone but I still have the photo 🙂 I have added my Logo to the bottom right corner seems to look pretty good?
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Must admit it was pretty cool to have 200 000ZAR in my hand, even though I spent it that same day.

As always
Love and Respect
G

Behold: the two absolutely worst arguments against homeschooling


Homeschooling, you might like this!

The Matt Walsh Blog

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Here’s the email I received last week. I was saving it for today, as I’ll be speaking at a homeschool conference tomorrow:

Hi Matt,

I’ve been a pretty decent fan of some of your writings, and while I don’t always agree I find that you sometimes have an entertaining way of presenting your opinion. Anyway, all due respect, I find myself having a hard time continuing to follow you now that I’ve gone back and read through your views on education.

It doesn’t so much bother me that you seem to be PROUD of your lack of a college education. You seem to be of the lucky few smart enough to get away with having no real education to speak of (congratulations). What I can’t reconcile myself with is your vitriol and hatred for public education and your insistence on peddling “homeschooling” like it’s somehow the answers to all of…

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