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    The Liebster Award

    I feel so honored to be nominated by Deeksha Tripathi from www.wonderfulwoman.in for the Liebster Award. “Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.” Basically, it’s a way for bloggers to recognize other great bloggers! Here is how The Liebster Award works. -Thank the person who nominated you in your post.-Answer the questions from your nominator.-Pick your nominees.-Display the Liebster Award on your blog. What’s your favorite memory of your childhood? My favorite memory of my childhood is when my dad was reading Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. We had just come to when the trees had started moving toward the army when…

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    My Top Plug-Ins for Optimizing Website Load Speed for WordPress

    One of the main issues that I have been facing recently with my blog was how the load time was increasing as I added more content and graphics. Here are the plug-ins I used to help my site with its load time. (My website went from a 40 second load time to a 7 second load time.) The ideal load time is as short as possible but definitely under 20 seconds. Otherwise, people lose patience; you lose viewers. Here are the plugins I used to help shorten my blog’s load time.   Pingdom Use this to test the amount of time it takes your website to load, and it will…

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Blogging Resources

    This post may contain affiliate links. Here are some of the resources that I have found most helpful in my first 3 months of blogging. I hope this saves you time and frustration in setting up your blog. Social Media Design for Each Platform Canva I absolutely love this program. I have made relevant graphics for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest from this website. It is absolutely free, with the option for a premium upgrade. I have never felt the need for premium myself. Instagram How To Make Instagram Stories Highlight Icons For Free Have you ever seen those cute little icons in the highlight section on Instagram? I always…

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    The Ultimate Summer List

    This post may contain affiliate links. Summer vacation is here! Oh, why don’t we make this a challenge? Let’s see how many of these we can do. No worries if you can’t do them all. It will just be fun to try! Here’s a PDF version for you to print so that you can check off all the fun that you do! The Ultimate Summer List Go for a walk – I’m going to try some of these places. Pick something from Pinterest and make it Pick one of the books off of the New York Times bestseller list and read it – May I recommend: I recommend this book to anyone who…

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    The Blog Formerly Known as Ramblings

    I ate three gluten-free cupcakes to celebrate. How about you? Why did I change the name? Ramblings seemed rather ambiguous as to what I write about. It made my blog seem half-hazard and, maybe, just maybe, unprofessional. So, what’s the new name? You might already know, but this is the obligatory post to change the name of my Facebook page. Drumroll, please!   Welcome to…     The Recovering Perfectionist Together we will learn to pursue joy despite the imperfection of us and the world. Join me in my pursuit of understanding how to live in this imperfect world as an imperfect person.   Celebrate with me by commenting! What…

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    Thank You for Plagiarizing Me

    Dear Plagiarizer, If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, stealing is a sign of great love? When you copied and pasted my article from The Mighty, I was confused at first. I read the title on your website, but, then I felt the most terrible feeling when it said by (not my name). My heart dropped to my toes. I felt a terrible sense of imbalance like my soul had been punched. I was shocked and angry. It is one thing to steal someone’s jewelry but another level to steal their words and call them your own. You have now had at least 120 shares on Facebook with your…

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    Become a Better Writer

    This post may contain affiliate links. Want to know what you can do to become a better writer? Read these tips to improve your writing quality and habits. There are no easy tricks to becoming a better writer, but these tips helped me to face my fears and establish good habits in order to become a better writer. Start “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” – Stephen King, On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft Trust me, I know it is hard. Those thoughts race through your head. “What if people don’t like my writing?” “What if I am actually really bad at this?” “The way…

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    Reader Survey 2018

    I want to make my blog more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU. As a result, I have created my Reader Survey 2018. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me make my posts even more interesting and relevant to you. Your input is important to me. The survey is easy to fill out. The survey results are completely anonymous. I can’t tell who said want. And it will only take five minutes of your time. Thanks in advance for…

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