Color Your World – Mountain Meadow

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The Color your World challenge will run January through April, for 120 days, with a new Crayola color topic posting each day. Join in daily, or post at your leisure.

Enter your photos, drawings, quotes, poems, stories, anything, as long as it is inspired by the color of the day.

Since this is a daily challenge, I will not have time to compile a link list daily for participant entries, however, (1) tag your post #cyw or #coloryourworld so others can follow along in the reader, (2) share your link in the comment section of each color post and (3) sign up on the home page. When you fill out the form on the home page, a link to your blog will be added at the bottom of that post – that way other participants can find all your challenge posts.

View all challenge prompt posts here.

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5 Free Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

Jay Colby

Whether you are blogging for a hobby, for the community, promoting your business or to get your message out to the world. We all need readers to find our site and actually read the content we publish. However, generating traffic is easier said than done without having sufficient traffic we cannot turn our dream of quitting our job and blogging full-time into a reality. While there are numerous paid options to choose from, if you can do something for free why not. Here are five free ways to gain traffic to your blog!

  1. CoPromote

This is a super simple tool anyone can use to boost shares on social media. First you sign in through your social media of choice Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Once you’ve signed in you “boost” a post thus simply adding your post to the community queue to be shared. Now, in order to reach as many…

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 32

Musin' With Susan

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 32 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge. This week we are back to just Macro or close-up, no specific theme.

I would like to suggest that, if you have it, you include the EXIF data for your entry if it is available.  This includes shutter speed, ISO, aperture setting, and any other camera settings used, as well as if your flash fired and whether the camera was on a tripod.  This takes some time to enter, but we can really learn a lot from each other by studying this information.

Congratulations to our Week 31 winner, Candace of , for her delightful photo of a newly hatched baby chick!


  I shot this daffodil during this past week on a very rainy day when it seemed like Spring would never arrive.  I used it as my entry for  The Daily…

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