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Internet Issues and Other Stuff

It’s been several days since I’ve posted anything here at site news because the battery to my mobile broadband device went bad, and the only way to replace it was to get a whole new device from Sprint. So that whole ordeal took a while, and because I live out in the middle of nowhere, mobile broadband is my only access to the internet.

So…

I did have some posts pre-scheduled over at The Prosperity Project, and they published as planned. Here’s the list, in case you are interested:

Note: Some of these were posted already on different mini-sites, and you may have seen them already.

People who know me were wondering what the heck I was going to do without access to my obsession (this website), and that’s because they underestimated the power of Red Bubble and my graphics programs.

So just what did I do with all that extra time on my hands? Not household chores… never that! I made a bunch of new stuff for my Red Bubble shop. Wanna see it? Here ya go! Oh, and by the way, each image is linked to the Red Bubble page where it can be found…  Enjoy!

And of course, I had to make mandalas.

Which took me down the path to… patterns… I love making patterns…

And these are just the ones that I uploaded to Red Bubble. There is a file folder full of all the ones I haven’t had time to finish up.

What does this all mean for the website? Well, it means that pretty soon I am going to be uploading a bunch of new graphics to my little Graffix site. It’s just a matter of getting them sized appropriately, and the time to do it. Plus, of course, I will be making a bunch more background textures in smaller sizes when I do that, because I can’t ever have enough seamless backgrounds in my graphics bank.

For Today We Have…

For today, we have not very much. This is because I am back to work at my “real” job, and not much time for working on the website. I do, however, have a couple of things.

Over on Alternative Therapies, I posted SunGazing, this same post will be coming up next week on The Prosperity Project.

And then I found some music that I really liked. I put the YouTube videos on Hey It’s Me so that I’d remember them next time I get on Amazon and spend a bunch of money. I love how different they are from each other.

And then I decided that it was getting really late, and high time to get off line, and chill my brain with an episode of Kill Joys, and go to bed.

Searching The Site

I have been trying to figure out how to have universal search widget so that I can search the entire site, but with no success. And then I had an idea. I asked Google to do it. I was looking for magickal information that I had posted about popcorn. I remembered posting it, but I couldn’t find it. So, I put shirleytwofeathers popcorn into a Google search. And this is what I found:

  • Corn | Pagan Calendar – Shirley Twofeathers
    Published January 19, 2019 | By shirleytwofeathers … Then he thought if he had some milk, he would have popcorn and milk. You can fill a glass full to the brim …
  • National Popcorn Day | Pagan Calendar – Shirley Twofeathers
    National Popcorn Day is celebrated at the end of January, although its exact date is a matter of debate. Various sources report it as January 19; others claim it …
  • Pond Lily Popcorn – Gypsy Magic
    … but this post has been moved to my new website, Eating to Live, hosted at shirleytwofeathers.com, and can be found in its entirety here: Pond Lily Popcorn.
  • Shirley Twofeathers | Facebook
    Shirley Twofeathers is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Shirley Twofeathers and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share…
    Missing: popcorn ‎| Must include: popcorn
  • Shirley TwoFeathers
    So, I was going through the posts here on ShirleyTwofeathers, looking at everything that was still in draft form. Doing a little housekeeping, and I found this video.
    Missing: popcorn ‎| Must include: popcorn
  • 43 Best Spirituality images in 2018 | Spirituality, Inspiring quotes …
    … Lennart Björneborn. 43. Pins. •. 119. Followers. Board owner. Follow. Yin Yang as Sacred Geometry by Shirley Two Feathers, via Flickr Yin Yang, Geometric …

On page two I found the following:

  • The Prosperity Project: July 2010
    Posted by Shirley Twofeathers at 1:36 AM 0 comments Links to this post …… named James Vicary claimed to have increased sales of Coca-Cola and popcorn at …
  • 29 Best Energía images in 2019 | Spirituality, Yoga poses, Buddhism
    Yin Yang as Sacred Geometry by Shirley Two Feathers, via Flickr Yin Yang, ….. Palms, Cure, Spirituality, Movie Posters, Revolution, Palmas, Popcorn Posters.
  • Oopsies daisies film
    Note ~ I did not include the link to this one because it’s a malicious website 🙁
    Blog Page | Pagan Calendar – Shirleytwofeathers.com … Get the popcorn and pretzels ready: Amazon.com carries all the popular movies you’re looking for, …

Turns out, the post I was looking for was the Popcorn Day post over at the Pagan Calendar. So, that was a lot easier than going site by site looking for “popcorn.”

Then, I thought I’d try it with something different and see what happened. Since I am having to go back to work this week, I put the following into a google search: shirleytwofeathers “back to work” and this is what Google found:

Issues and problems with this method:

Unfortunately, not ALL of the posts show up, for example, the popcorn post on Eating To Live wasn’t in the first 2 pages of the Google search, although the original post on the old Gypsy Magic Blogger Blog was right there. I’m not quite sure why Google doesn’t like Eating To Live.

Also, in my original search, a post about popcorn over at Meme City was in the top three, but it didn’t come up at all when I redid the search. So, I wonder what’s up with that?

Anyway…

If you happen to use this method and find it useful, I’d love to know. And if you happen to use this method and find it to be totally useless, I’d also love to know. 🙂

And if anyone who reads this knows of a widget or plugin that would work more efficiently than Google, let me know!

Up And Running

Now that the website is up and running properly again, I’ve been working to finish up The Prosperity Project and getting the rest of it pre-scheduled, and (because I can) I am sharing them in advance on the little mini sites where they would be most appropriate.

Those sites, so far, include the Book of Shadows, Magickal Ingredients, and Meditation.

And when I went on an image search to illustrate this post, I found a wonderful collection of disasters depicted by a Guatemalan artist. You can find them over at More Cool Pictures.

Aarrrgggghhhhh !!!

Here’s a picture of me!
This is exactly how I looked all day yesterday, and most of today!
Why?

Because…

There was a temporary problem with my SSL certificate on the website. When I first called Go Daddy … they said it might take 20 minutes or so for them to get it resolved.

And so… hours later…  apparently the problem with my website SSL certificate is really interesting and complicated, and now I have a TEAM at Go Daddy working on it… (“a top notch team of experts”) they said it could be as short as 5 minutes or as long as 72 hrs before it is fixed… and in the mean time there is nothing I can do… so …. aaarrrggghhhh… it was so annoying and stressful that I actually washed dishes and cleaned house!

This morning it still wasn’t fixed so I called Go Daddy again. Turns out none of their fixes were working and they had to call in the real expert, “The Developer,” who apparently was the only one who could fix it.

Because now it is fixed, the SSL certificate is working and all is well….

Heading In

Today is off to a slow start because I can’t figure out where to go from here. I finally decided to start with some great quotes that I found yesterday, you will find them scattered around on various little sites, which are also worth exploring:

Then, because I could actually spend weeks uploading quotes, I am totally changing direction and putting up some information about Flower Essences:

Wow! The flower essence information took forever to research and post. So now what? Two people liked the Mandala Madness Facebook page today, so maybe some mandala stuff is in order:

Oh, and there is this Light Body Meditation also. Geez Louise! Looks like I posted a bunch of stuff on the website!

Household Chores Interfere

Today the posts will be pretty sparse, as I do have household chores to catch up on. I did, however do something really cool this morning. It was so cool that I posted it twice. Once on my personal blog, Hey It’s Me, and again over at Alternative Therapies.

Here are the links (redundant, I know):

When I get tired of the housework, and if I don’t get caught up in making art, or organizing a huge mess of stuff in my art room, I’ll probably be back to post some more. But if not, then, please enjoy my offering for today!

Feeling Discouraged

I really shouldn’t ever look at my stat counter reports because it always discourages me, especially when I know I have uploaded some really cool stuff, and nobody sees it. And then when page views go down… well… sigh…

And I keep telling myself that it really doesn’t matter, because I enjoy my website, I like how it challenges me to learn about all kinds of different stuff, and it gives me an easy way to save and share ideas and insights with family and friends.

Plus, it’s a complicated site, and not really in sync with the way things are normally done, so there’s that….

Also, there’s the Google thing. Google pretty much determines who sees what, and what gets seen when a person does a search. Their algorithms are tweaked to benefit Google’s bank account. And my website doesn’t do Google any financial favors. We are ad free. So there’s that!

So that’s my rant for the day. And now on to the posting of stuff that I have uploaded today:

This is a hot mess of a list. Most of the posts are random stuff that I wanted to clear out of folders because I am tired of looking at them. They can be found at More Cool Pictures, and Totally Random.

The Hawaiian Healing Technique is pretty interesting if you have never heard of Ho’oponopono. The 20 Ways To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity is a fun read. I might even try a couple of the things on the list. The Sign Of Purification post is a Native American Prophecy which you might find interesting.

Things I Remember really got to me. It’s what I remember about my childhood, and brought up a lot of old emotions. So, now I’m feeling done with the internet and ready for a some fresh air and a nap… or maybe just a nap.

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