Showing posts with label reblog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reblog. Show all posts

17 July 2017

Scota: Mother of the Scottish People | Ancient History Encyclopedia

History is a topic that almost anybody can write about, if they know what they're talking about, and make it extremely interesting and informative for other people (like me) who have no knowledge of the facts whatsoever.



One of the blogs I like or follow is The Freelance History Writer, published by history lover, Ms. Susan Abernethy.  She started out writing about women's history and then decided to diversify.

English: The Stone of Destiny. Replica, origin...
English: The Stone of Destiny. Replica, original is now in Edinburgh Castle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ms. Abernathy's love for this subject was recognized and appreciated by a reputable non-profit organization, and she was asked to write a guest post for them. She holds the honor of being the first guest blogger for Ancient History Encyclopedia. The title of her guest post is Scota: Mother of the Scottish People.  At her own blog this post was tagged “DNA analysis”. 

  • Do you know who discovered that DNA could be categorized into 7 basic groups?  
  • What do you know about "Lia Fail"?  


This historical adventure really took me places.
Thanks Ms. Abernathy!  :)


Theft in 1950 of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey
Image Credit:
Theft in 1950 of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey.
John Keay
Allposters.com


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Links of Interest:


Stone of Destiny
A history-based conspiracy thriller. (Don't forget you can #giftabook.)

08 July 2017

The Death Game: Book Review by Chris Longmuir

Found the link below because it was shared in a Writers, Readers, Researchers & Reviewers Group on Facebook.  I prefer historical romance novels myself but the reviewer seemed to be really enthusiastic about this historical mystery.  It has peaked my interest in exploring other historical mysteries.

The Death Game by Chris Longmuir | wendyhjones





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21 June 2017

Common Thinking Mistakes We All Make - BufferApp.com (Reblog)

Each day is a brand new day and I am always thinking of ways to enhance or improve my creative thought process. 
 

Ever heard of Buffer? This business provides a service that helps you automate your social media sharing. The organization currently enjoys a good online reputation and is as respected as their competitors - HootSuite.com, SproutSocial.com and similar sites.

Not only is the service they provide excellent, but they publish a very informative blog. Very excited to share this tidbit. See REFERENCE below. 

 

Had not realized there are common thinking mistakes most of us make every day? Well … maybe everybody else makes those mistakes. I don't!
 



Mistakes 1 through 5 ?

  • Not me. No way!

Mistake 6 ?


Mistake 7 ?

  • OK. I was wrong about who the original artist was that sang the song! Really thought it was Petula Clark!! That's how I remembered it!

Mistake 8 ? Fine! I admit it!!



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REFERENCE:

Cooper, Belle B. "8 Common Thinking Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day." Buffer Social . Buffer, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 08 Mar. 2015. < https://blog.bufferapp.com/thinking-mistakes-8-common-mistakes-in-how-we-think-and-how-to-avoid-them >.

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RE BufferApp.com content sharing service:
They have a free plan that allows you to share a maximum of 10 posts on a time schedule you specify. My blog posts and links are circulated via my Twitter and Google Plus social media accounts. FYI. 
 


Content first published at PersonaPaper, March 9, 2015.





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Witch | earthpages.ca (Reblog)

- A very informative post:  Witch. Two ideas (or facts, if your prefer) presented that were news to me!


Image credit: By Immanuel Giel - Own work, Public Domain, Link

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Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers (Reblog)

Ben Cummings is a Digital Marketing and CMS Specialist for Bridgepoint Education. He recommends these free extensions to "streamline a lot of the tasks that come with being a blogger".

Best Chrome Extensions for Bloggers


13 June 2017

2,500 Movies Challenge | Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) (Reblog)

I love old movies. On the hunt for a recommendation and came across this movie review of "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" (1982) starring Steve Martin (of "Saturday Night Live" fame). This blog is published by "Dave" and he plans to review a total of 2500 movies. This reblogged movie review is Number 1060. It was posted in 2010. It's June 2014 and he is still posting! So much for setting yourself an achievable goal.


2,500 Movies Challenge:
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid




Sunday, June 11, 2017
#2,367. A Night to Remember (1958)
Almost there!




FYI. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is available as an Amazon Instant Video.





09 June 2017

A Week of Dickens: Resources on His Life, Works, Walks, and London : Faith, Fiction, Friends (Reblog)

Well my weekend is starting off really well. I should hashtag everything #FabFriday.  First, I found a beautiful flower pic on Tumblr. Then I plucked this gem out of the posts stream for the Authentic Blogger Group on Facebook. This post is sure to delight all lovers and loyal fans of Charles Dickens.  Did you know that if you have an Amazon Kindle, you can buy the entire collection of Dickens' works for $1.99. Good literature that's priceless and inexpensive. Can it get any better? 😄


 

31 May 2017

21 Magazines That Pay for Travel Writing (Reblog)

Some of my fellow bloggers have a passion to write about their wanderlust.  Reblogging this list provided by Erica Verrillo, publisher of Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity.


Idea? 💡 

  • Perhaps you can turn some of your memorable travel photographs into works of art and resell them as art. It's a thought.





If you are not a travel writer, do not despair.  Here are links to other income earning writing opportunities.  Perhaps there is one for you (and me).




 



stephaniesorre




15 Magazines That Pay $500 or More

While most literary journals generally offer modest compensation (if any), there are some magazines that pay generous professional rates. Many of these specialize in niche markets, which means they have a loyal readership. If you happen to have expertise or a background that would appeal to their audiences, these magazines will be happy to read your pitch.