How to build a dream job while you work a day job

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“I want to quit blogging!” I remember the day vividly. I was on my way to work but stopped in at my friend’s place to whine. I was in an online decorating contest and wanted to quit. It was so hard… I had to come up with a new project once a week and the […]

What are we meant to do in life?

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I think it’s safe to say, this time of year when so many are making grand plans for the new year, we all crave to ‘find the answer.’ What are we meant to do in life? Are we close? Or did we miss the mark? And what do we need to do in order to […]

Funky Junk’s best projects and posts of 2013

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You just don’t really realize how cool your year has been until you wrap up the works in one of these types of posts. Each year just seems to get more meaningful. And it isn’t just about the projects. It’s everything that revolves around this blog gig.  Here’ is Funky Junk’s best projects and posts […]

Desktop vs laptop – a review

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Bingo tray tutorial HERE As you may remember in the post about my flower filled office patio, I confessed my big 27″ love of my life mac computer died. The screen just kept going white until it just stayed white. Weird! I brought it into Mr. Mac fixit shop and they informed me the hard […]

The BEST way to follow blogs… but do it NOW.

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If you are using Google Reader to read blogs, that option will close down Monday July 1st. So!!! What are the other alternatives if you are a reader kinda reader? What truly is the best way to follow blogs? There are LOTS of ways to stay on top of blog posts. Here are a few […]

How to upload comment photos with Gravatar

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My you’re looking a little grey and white today… Ever wonder how to ditch the patchwork quilt sections or grey/white head and shoulders icon when you comment on some blogs? Wonder no more… here’s how! Blogs such as WordPress require a little extra help and need a place to grab said picture from. Gravatar will […]

Opportunity choosing alongside nature photos

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Choosing the right job opportunities is tough business. But you can bet these nature photos will help to show you why taking walks helps tremendously for me during such times. I’m absolutely without question, blessed to live in an area that’s a little bit country and a little bit suburban. It’s a little community smack […]

All about LINK PARTIES / Part 1 ~ Party Etiquette

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Here I go hosting Party Junk, a link party every week and have NEVER offered a tutorial on how to link up to one. Or the expectations of the party.  Or what they even are! Well, today it’s time to change that. So many new bloggers are coming on board asking worthy questions and we […]

31 Days Blog to Biz / day 30 – Nester tells all

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Once upon a time, one of the very first blogs I landed on was Nesting Place. And I remember my land very well. I was immediately drawn to Nester’s decorating. Clean lines, beautiful things, but above all, she showed the messy side of life and claimed it didn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. […]

How to make your blog comment friendly

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This is not a new post.  But it’s a good one, especially for blog newbies. When I first ran this post, commenting on other’s blogs changed DRAMATICALLY. Gone were the word verifications and emails were finally linked up to comments. It was like magic. To date, the original post, shown Nov 2010  has received 167 […]

How to work and save photos for blogs and magazines

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Oh how us bloggers LOVE using photos and lots of them to convey our messages in our posts! But did you know there’s some easy tweaks you can do to your photos to allow them to load quicker and keep them safe? Now what about if a magazine should come knocking on your virtual door? […]

Moving from PC to Mac review

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My friend Dan and I have this little ‘sparing thing’ we do. He’s always right in his eyes, but I like to think I’m the one that’s REALLY right. So his right vs. my right comes into play with pretty much each conversation we have. In a good humored manner of course. The last right […]