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Hey everyone!

How’s everyone doing today?

I hope everyone is getting along well and having success with their blogging.

I did a post a while ago about my top 3 songs at the moment and it was pretty popular so I thought I’d do another one like that.

Before we get into it I want to say a huge thank you to TheBlogComplainer who posted my poem on his site. Please go check him out!

Another quick note: I am hoping to be moved into the new place by the 22nd and I work everyday until the 21st so I will try to blog as often as I can but I might not be able to regularly.

With all that stated here we go!

My first current favorite song is Throne by Bring Me The Horizon.

This actually isn’t a band I listen to very often but I have been listening to this particular song a lot lately and I love the beat and I especially love the lyrics as well. Even if you don’t normally listen to that kind of music I definitely recommend it and it’s actually the song I’m listening to as I write this. (And how I just realized I need a new headset)

 

The second song that I have been listening to a lot is an old favorite and I’m not actually crazy about the verses but I absolutely love the chorus and that’s Gravity by Papa Roach. I’m not a huge rap fan and I wish the verses weren’t so screamy but I still love the song.

 

The last song is quite different from the other two since it’s a country song and it’s actually a pretty sad song but it’s been prompted by seeing someone I haven’t seen in a very very long time and I have had it stuck in my head for about a week now and that’s Mine Would Be You by Blake Shelton

 

I hope you guys liked this post and if there’s any other certain kinds of post you would like me to do let me know! Also feel free to share with your other blogger friends and I would be glad to let someone guest blog on one of my posts if you’d like!

Thanks again for all the support!

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A Blogging Experiment

Hey everyone!

So I am currently doing a kind of experiment where I am trying to find the best way to generate traffic and views for my blog.

I am doing this a number of ways but the one I wanted to talk about today is by linking my blog to a bunch of other sites and hoping that by combining all of my different audiences on the other sites, they are all led back here to my blog!

I would like to say up front that this method of generating traffic can be quite confusing.

You need to keep track of all the sites you’re using to promote your blog on and your usernames and passwords for all of them as well.

I recommend using your bookmarks toolbar and bookmarking them all to a specific folder.

In addition to this you should have the device remember your passwords if you can so you don’t need to keep all of your passwords and information written down somewhere.

For this I am using the mainstream sites such as Facebook and Twitter but also some lesser known ones like All Poetry so that I can generate as much as a varied audience as possible.

Another important note is that while I am including the link to my blog on all of the sites, I’m not including links to each site and linking them all together.

There are two main reasons why I’m not linking them all together.

  1. It would take way too long and be difficult to go through each time I make a new site or post and add it to all the other ones I am on and vice versa.
  2. I am promoting my blog and not the other sites so it doesn’t make sense spending all the time and effort to link to all the other sites when my blog is the only one I need people to be able to link back to.

I am expecting most of my views to come from following new people on WordPress but I am hoping by going through and looking at different options I might be able to gain a more varied and bigger following on here.

I would also like to add that even if you’re using this method to try to gain traffic for your blog you should also use the other methods such as keeping your blog up to date and using your tags wisely to get your blog looked at more.

In the past I have found that reading and following blogs that interest you and relate to what you’re writing about is a very effective way to gain followers.

I would also note that while these tips can be used in any blogging, I am using them specifically for the WordPress blogging site.

To make a long story short, I am hoping that having my blog on as many places in the internet as I can, it’s more likely that it will get viewed by more people and generate a steady stream of views and followers.

Thank you all and I will let you know what happens with this experiment including the pros and cons of such!

Support and Help

Hey everyone!

I want to start out by thanking everyone for following my blog. It honestly amazes me that people would choose to read what I write and actually take an interest in what I have to say!

I am writing just to remind everyone of my Patreon Account. I don’t like to push the money factor but, if I am to do this as a career like I hope, I do need some financial support. I am currently working a full time job and working on moving so it’s quite hard to keep up with this as well.

If you can donate anything at all, I would greatly appreciate it and, even if you can’t donate, please feel free to share my blog with your readers and friends as well. I would greatly appreciate it!

In my social media post is a link to my Facebook and Twitter where my new posts are automatically shared, along with a link to my Patreon. I will share that blog post here as well.

Again, no matter if you can donate or not, I greatly appreciate all my readers and followers!

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Long Day (and upcoming things)

Hey everyone!

So today was a very long and tiring day so I will not be posting the second part of that story tonight but I still like to post (or try to post) every day to keep you guys posted (ha posted…see what I did there?) and let you guys know what’s going on because I really do appreciate all the support you guys give me.

So (hopefully) tomorrow night I will be posting the second part of the story and writing a few more parts to schedule to post. I am also going to try to write some other posts like my review of the Penelope movie and some other things to schedule to post while I’m on vacation.

I leave for vacation on Thursday and I will be back around Monday so things SHOULD return to normal after that. I don’t have a set work schedule so things can get a little hectic sometimes especially when (like tonight) I end up working longer than I was scheduled for.

I will also do an update on my tattoo and how it’s healing if anyone is interested in reading about that and I’m thinking about doing another poem or two.

Also if anyone has any reccomendations about where I can submit a poem that’s already posted online, please let me know!

Thank you all and, as always, have a great night!

Love, Crystal

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New Tattoo!

Hello everyone!

How is everyone? I just recently got a new tattoo on Tuesday. I will share a picture here:36978827_1754690367940127_1359701163179507712_n

I got this done by Chip Beam at Artifex in Vestal NY. Pain wise it definitely didn’t tickle but the pain was bearable and I was able to sit through it (I’m also a wuss). Chip is pretty quick at tattooing so I think this took 25mins max to do with a touchup on my other tattoo.

Price wise I paid $150 for this and the touch up. The tattoo shop is very clean and sanitized between each client (3 of us went). He was talkative and I felt very comfortable there and not like a nuisance like I had experienced in previous experiences.

Overall it was a good time and I would definitely recommend Chip if you’re in the area and looking to get a tattoo. Make sure you call and make an appointment though because we had to book our appointments pretty far in advance.

On other notes, I am going to try to make another makeup video soon and probably a couple more reviews. Maybe some poems. Let me know what you’d like to see most! Thanks for all the support!

As always, have a good night!

 

Social Media

tHey guys, I just wanted to share all my social media pages in one easy to access place. Feel free to follow me on any or all of these! I will try to update them all equally but this is the best place to follow or my facebook page! Thanks guys! Feel free to share them with your friends as well!

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/crystal.treacy.3

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/Crystal4213

Twitter:

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWIFRFLaS12tw4_ZHbx9mfQ

Thanks again for all the love and support!

Writing Prompt Short Story

an angel meticulously plans a criminal act with a monster

Ok so above is my writing prompt and below will be the story. I decided to try something new. If any of my followers have any writing prompts that they’d like me to use to write a short story let me know in the comments! Thank you!

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Sabella paced back and forth. Well I guess hovered would be the better term as her wings were fluttering at the speed of light and keeping her floating above the ground. She looked at the old and rusted clock on the wall for the thirtieth time in the past five minutes. “Where is that stupid troll?” she thought out loud. She shouldn’t even be here. She should be lounging on a cloud and pouring rain through the western hemisphere. Not here in this dirty, old, abandoned train station waiting to help a troll rob the palace.

Finally she heard shuffling through the halls. The green troll rounded the corner. At 8 feet tall, he had to duck under the ancient arches. His skin was scaly and rough and he had a slimy ooze running down his body at a steady rate. He walked towards Sabella at such a slow rate that she started hovering even higher as her anxiety grew. Each second longer that she was there she got more anxious. Constantly looking around and even up to make sure no one was there. Finally Glert, the troll, got to Sabella and looked up at her. She immediately launched into a million questions.

“How did it go? Did you talk to the council? Did you explain exactly what we were doing? OhMyGod are we really DOING what we’re doing? Should we not do what we’re thinking about doing? How’s my brother? Did you see my brother? Oh God what if they don’t even HAVE my brother? Are you sure they have my brother?” She finally took a deep breath and stopped her tirade, looking at Glert expectantly.

He very slowly blinked before simply replying, “Are you ready?” In a loud and brutish voice.

Sabella deflated. It was apparent she wasn’t going to get any answers out of Glert.

“Yes, yes I..I suppose we better go.”

She followed Glert out of the train station and into the dark night. Right in front of the palace. “Are…are you sure there isn’t anything you and your brother would like more than the royal jewels? A shiny precious stone perhaps…from a river? An unguarded river even?”

Glert just grunted and kept moving forward. Sabella sighed and waited for Glert to do his part in this heist. As he started throwing rocks at the palace, Sabella glided into the palace through the door that the guards left open as they ran after what they thought were children. She just hoped Gert didn’t hurt them….or worse. She glided silently and invisible through the palace and took the royal jewels, easier than a kid reaching into a cookie jar. As per their plan she left the palace and returned to the abandoned train station. There she found Glert already waiting…covered in blood.

“Oh…oh did you have to kill them?” Sabella cried. She collapsed to the ground holding her heart. The death of humankind always pained her.

Glert just grunted again. “Jewels.”

“Wha..oh, oh right. Very well. That’s all you care about. All you wanted anyway.” Sabella threw the jewels at Glerts feet. He picked them up gingerly. The most gentle movement Sabella had ever seen him make. After inspecting them for a minute he nodded and seemed satisfied.

Sabella spoke up, “Now…now that I have upheld the part of my bargain, I want my brother back.”

Glert looked at her for a moment before nodding. He started walking deeper into the tunnel and Sabella took is as a sign to follow. She followed Glert to a big iron door that she hadn’t known was there. Glert knocked 5 times in a rhythmic pattern and the door opened. Inside she couldn’t see anyone or anything that had opened the door. In here were more doors than she could ever imagine. Gert led her to a tall heavy one that looked enchanted. As she approached she felt herself getting weaker. The enchantment was to suppress magic. Gert opened the door and stood aside.

Sabella looked hesitantly inside. “Gabriel?” she called into the room. Her voice echoed letting her know how large the room was. She took a couple more steps in and suddenly the door clanged shut behind her. She immediately rushed back to the door and started banging on it.

“Glert! Glert! Open the door! We had a deal!” she screamed. She yelled and yelled but the door stayed shut. She walked to the back of the room and searched around. It was big and round…and extremely empty.  She got to the last corner of the room and gasped. There, on the floor, was her brother Gabriel. He was dead. She sobbed and fell against the floor. Facing the same fate as her dear brother.

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Sabella looked hesitantly inside the large room. “Gabriel, are you in there?” She heard no response. Her voice echoed letting her know how large the room was. She looked back at Glert who stood motionless and hesitantly took a few more steps into the dark room. Immediately she heard the heavy metal door shut behind her.

“Glert! Open the door! Please! We had a deal! Please, I just want my brother back!”

Suddenly through the small space in the door her brother, Gabriel appeared.

“Gabriel! Oh I am so happy you’re ok! Please, open the door so we can get out of here and go home!” She cried with relief. They’d finally be going back home. After a moment though she realized the door wasn’t opening. She looked at her brother still standing there.

“Gabriel…why aren’t you opening the door? Please!”

Gabriel turned away from her, “I am sorry sister…goodbye.”

The small opening in the door was shut as Gabriel walked away.

“NO! No Gabriel please! Come back! Please!” Sabella sobbed, banging against the heavy door. She pounded at the door, the tears flowing freely. After what seemed like ages she slid down onto the cold hard floor. She would never escape from this room.

*************************************************************************************So that’s my story for the writing prompt, I hope you all liked it. I couldn’t decide which ending I liked better so I decided to put them both up. Let me know in the comments which you liked better! And, as always, have a good night!

Some changes and some notes

Hello everyone!

I am going to probably post a short story tonight but this is just a maintenance post about the blog. I have added a menu to my blog but I wasn’t sure how to really add posts to pages and take them off the home page. To basically have certain pages for different themed things like one for poems/stories, one for thoughts etc. So as of right now I’m going to be adding my short stories and poems to the menu bar until/if I can find a better way to organize that. The dog in the header is my beautiful dog. Again not giving away a name for privacy purposes. Another note is that I am going to try to add a post every day. If I don’t I tend to get offtrack and forget to post and then it turns into me not posting for a month and a half. You will only see all my posts if you follow :p.

That’s about it for this maintenance post, keep an eye out for my short story which I will either post tonight or sometime tomorrow before my daily post. I’m also thinking about doing some contest thing where I have a writing contest and whoever wins gets their blog featured in one of my posts etc. Really not sure and I don’t have enough followers for that right now so stay tuned! Have a wonderful night.