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Friday, January 21, 2022

Squares and Diamonds, Blanket of Many Colors, WWII, Blogging Etiquette

 LOTS of headway made on The blanket of many colors since the last picture/post.  The individual squares have been completed from the 3 that were partial done in the last photo, and two rows of squares/diamonds have been joined, and 2 rows have been joined together.  Next up, played with color a bit more and have planned the next row of 3 diamonds which is 12 squares.  Once the diamonds are joined with the color of the diamond, the group of 4 squares is joined using dark gray to create a bit of a window pane effect.


No additional picture of the Blue Baby Blanket, as I've not worked anymore on it.  Next time should have an update.

Another good WWII book to recommend to you all.  War, Italy, Christian vs Jewish.  The layers of war, occupation, and resistance....and yes LOVE.  Our Darkest Night, by Jennifer Robson needs to be on your to do list.  I'm continuing to prefer audio books from the library using the Libby app.  It's easy, free, and keeps my hands free to do other things.  When indoors I knit and or do household chores; when outside, I listen while I walk.  

Exercising is continuing pretty well.  

From Jan 3 todate, have planked 8 days of 18 (through yesterday since today is not complete), have done a bike ride 4 days of 11 (didn't have a bike for 7 days), Have gone for a walk 8 days of 18, and have taken 179,997 steps in those 18 days for an average of 9,999 steps per day according to Fitbit.  The above map shows bike and walking paths/trails available to me currently.

Seven Rules of Proper Blogging Etiquette
  • Always, always, always link back. Often bloggers will use photos from other blogs or sites. ...
  • Only use ONE photo. ...
  • Comment back. ...
  • Don't copy. ...
  • Cite your inspiration. ...
  • Don't accuse someone else of copying you unless you are 100% sure they did. ...
  • Be nice.

Been a long time since I've read about the above, or written about it.  Was thinking this am about the number of bloggers I visit, read, and comment on vs those that read, and comment in return.  That's what caused me to google blogging etiquette.  In all the years I've blogged, I've never heard anyone mention only one photo..........what's with that?  Beyond that, the list is as I remember it. I do wonder why people don't comment back, or worse yet those that comment with something that has nothing to do with the blog post...so you know they didn't read it at all.  Bloggers come and go, and I'm constantly updating my blog list.  Often I add new folks, but sometimes there's a need to delete someone because they're no longer active, never return a comment, or have stopped blogging.  So, over the next few days, I'll be reviewing and doing that to make my list more current.

35 comments:

  1. did that mean you should only post one photo on a blog at a time? The book looks good like the type I read off and on

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    1. I'm not sure, but that's what I took it to be...doesn't make sense to me though. Pictures are interesting and we all are showing each other what we're doing, what we're making etc.

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  2. I wonder if the one picture means just to only use one picture that someone else posted? I really have no idea.

    The blanket is really moving right along. I honestly try to comment back, but sometimes it takes me a bit of time and I hope other bloggers are very forgiving.

    God bless.

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    1. That's a thought one picture from someone else...I really am clueless. They didn't do a good job explaining. I'm sure we all miss one here and there, but it seems some bloggers make much less of an effort on the visits and comments.

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  3. I would wonder what sort advice Miss Manner would give about blogging.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Thanks for the coffee, needed it. Miss Manners, now that's a blast from the past.

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  4. Your blanket is looking lovely, I love all those wonderful colours together, it's going to be a beauty when it's finished. I think using only one photo means if you're using someone else's photo on your blog and then to link back to the place where you found the photo from. I've seen many bloggers come and go in all the years I've been blogging, I do wonder what happened to some of them.

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    1. I think that makes good sense on the photo limit, I wasn't initially tying it to finding the photo elsewhere. Yeah, I've wondered about some of the people that used to blog as well. One man in particular from England. He was so entertaining, but it was long ago on a different platform, before I came over to blogger.

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  5. Loving your blanket and I am impressed at your exercise routine. Well done.
    On the 'one photo' front I fail at blogging etiquette. Big time.
    I do always try and respond to comments and visit back though.

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    1. Yeah, seems we all think the photo thing is wonky; but agree they may be referring to if you're using pictures from someone else.

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  6. thank you for stopping by my blog. I often say I will return to comment or reply to a comment then this or that happens. I am trying to be better at it~ The blanket is going to be beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and compliment on the blanket, much appreciated. It's nice you're trying to do more of the return comment. We all have things that happen that keep us from being 100% all the time.

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  7. The blanket is looking lovely and well done on the exercising. I agree with the comments above about bloggers coming and going. I use my blog like a journal and it is really interesting to look back on posts. If someone comments, it's a bonus!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thanks for the visit Ellie, much appreciated. To me it seems the purpose of blogging is the interaction of people reading and commenting.

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  8. Hi,
    Thank you for visiting my blog.. that is how I found you. :-)
    I love the blanket.
    You are doing great on your exercise goals.

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    1. Both are works in progress, lol. I do better some days than others with the exercising; but I keep trying.

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  9. So beautiful your blanket

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    1. Please stop posting this, there's no need and it's annoying.

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  11. Your blanket of many colors looks beautiful. It’s smart to sew the blocks together as you go. I enjoyed reading the blogging etiquette. The one picture has me intrigued.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and nice comment on joining as I go. The picture thing is bugging us all, but if they mean only from someone else's blog...who knows. Clearly none of us are sticking with one picture, how boring would that be. Will get you added to my blog log to make visiting back and forth easier.

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  12. Your comments and etiquette are apropos. And I agree with the" What's with one picture????" We learn so much from each other and I love how we connect. I like your knitting and love the growth of your blocks. I haven't gotten into Libby. YET!

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    1. Right you are Debbie, we do learn from each other and like to share, so the one picture thing we're all just going to ignore. If you try Libby, let me know what you think. I really enjoy it.

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  13. I'm impressed with your planking! I, too, plank many days of the week. It's good to feel strong.

    Thanks for the book rec. WWII-themed stories are of interest to me.

    Take care, Bea

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    1. Nice to hear from you Bea. Keep planking, we'll try to spur each other onward.

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  14. Kudos all the way around on all of your accomplishments this week. Blogging can be a mind-numbing experience especially with some folks who seem to not get it but I am glad we crossed paths. Take care.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, and agree, glad we've crossed paths.

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  15. I'm playing catchup and reading backwards. You always have had a good eye for color so I'm not surprised your color choices are wonderful for you afghan. I'm not one to read historicals/political books but nice to hear reviews of them anyway. I think the one photo thing is because sometimes people will write about a pattern or tutorial and use all the photos from the original designer which is a no-no. Those photos are copyrighted to the person who took them. I've had that happen to my photos in the past but it's next to impossible to get anything done about it if the person doesn't cooperate.

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    1. Thanks for the info about the photo's, that makes perfect sense. I wasn't initially following what they were going after. You're probably more of sci-fi gal, given how much you liked Dr.Who.

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    2. I actually don't read much sci-fi. I like romance, particularly Amish romance, and also mystery/crime stories. I don't get to do a lot of reading though as you can't read and crochet unless there's an audiobook. :-) I'm listening to podcasts today.

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  16. I enjoy a good audiobook too. They make long drives seem pleasant.

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    1. Totally agree with that. I listen doing housework, when I walk, when I knit, when I'm running errands in the car.

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