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Here is my facebook page.  Hey can y'all give me some likes?  Maybe I could hit 200 by the end of the week?  It's a numbers racket, I know. But I can't help myself.  

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Coming up at Dapoppins
What is next for the Blog?  What is next for Dapoppins?  What is the next step in the journey? The Heart of Gratitude Journey was such an amazing ride.  I had focus, goals, prompts and yes, giveaways all planned.  I was feeli...
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Journey Update   #theheartofgratitude  +Nancy Gaines 
{Update} This month has been remarkable in so many ways.  Mostly, because of you.   I laughed a lot.  I teared up more than once. Today, (finally)  I put together a little kit to put in the Gratitude box. Th...
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Put A Bird On It!  Thanks for sharing +The Urban Eye 
 
Anything is possible!
George, the encouraging bird by Marc Johns
‪#‎illustration‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎drawing‬ ‪#‎urbanism‬
http://goo.gl/SFWJwV
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The end of a journey, the beginning of a positive habit.  via +Nancy Gaines (check out her instagram feed @ domesticraft for some lovely quotes and photo styling!) 
 
♡ 02.27.15 ♡ #theheartofgratitude
@dapoppins @domesticraft
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Wow! It is the last day of The Heart of Gratitude Journey!! It is DAY 21! How are you feeling? I for one, am feeling AMAZING! (even though I miss my hubs a ton!) This has been a wonderful journey that has truly humbled and hugely inspired me, in ways I never imagined! I have a little more to add, but I'll save that for the FINAL blog post this evening. Dana & I have a grip in store for you today! We both are having giveaways and lots of fun stuff all day! So yeah, let's finish this journey with our hearts bursting with gratitude!
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How to share your blog posts on g+ via +Heather Kraafter​ (she inferred my blog is spectacular too, so don't forget to stop by Dapoppins.com !) #blogging
 
Sharing your blog posts here? or in any communities on G+?

A tip or two to keep your posts OUT of the spam trash can...

~ DO NOT POST A LINK ALL ALONE!
Add a description to it in the box above where it reads Add a comment... (see picture)
Adding a description will help it be searchable within that community.  Adding descriptive words that others might search for will ensure YOUR post comes up when someone is looking for what you posted about and get traffic TO YOUR BLOG TOO!

~ DO NOT POST IN EVERY COMMUNITY YOU BELONG TO WITH RAPID FIRE!
Sure, you wrote something spectacular! Sure everyone you know, and strangers even, need this info! However, each time you share in rapid succession all within minutes of each other you are telling the Google bots that you are a spammer and everyone knows Google hates spammers.
I suggest you post in the one or two communities you KNOW it is most relevant to the day you write the post and then then next day you post in a couple more, and then next day one or two more.
if you belong to that many communities that your post is THAT relevant to, you may consider running your own community and build an audience!

bonus tip:
~WRITE YOUR DESCRIPTIONS TO SUIT THE SOCIAL PLATFORM YOU ARE USING AT THE MOMENT!
send a link to your blog post to each and every spot all at once is nothing more than spam.  Doing the exact same thing to every spot, Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram and so on just makes it look like you never read anything in those places.  Try customizing your share to match each place, Twitter & G+ & Instagram love hashtags, Facebook - not so much.  Twitter likes it short and sweet, G+ you can write a BOOK!


I hope these tips will help those of you whose posts may get trashed, are ending up in the "spam" folder, or who may not be getting the traffic you desire.

This Kommunity is all about kraafting and supporting each other and THIS is one way I think I can help you. Let me know with a +1 that you agree.
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thanks for sharing +Dana S. and yes - your blog sure is!!
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Long day today read this and it made me feel important ❤️
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I once gave my boys a box filled with stuff for spy's and called it the spy kit.  But I like this better because it offers more creative play. 
 
Have you got your inventor's box organised yet? #preschoolactivities  
  We love our inventor’s box. It’s a plastic storage box that lives in our craft cupboard. We feed it regularly with all sorts of recyclables. And on occasion we get it out to have some fun … most likely when we’ve got a friend coming over for a play! An inventor’s box play date is …
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For the Elsa lovers...

 
Frozen look alike! Mixed Media canvas
I'm back again today with another mixed media canvas. I had draw this girl a while back. I loaded her into photoshop and did some "fixing" of her hair to get more blonde.  Printed it out on regular cardstock. Created the background and added her to it. The ...
I'm back again today with another mixed media canvas. I had draw this girl a while back. I loaded her into photoshop and did some "fixing" of her hair to get more blonde.  Printed it out on regular cardstock. Created the b...
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Via +Heather Kraafter  who I need to do a BLOGGING hang out with so can help me do more with my blog! (and if she can help with my bad typing and homophone issues - ALL my problems would be solved!)
 
Question of the day...
"Hey Heather, where have you been hiding, under a rock?"

I ask myself this because I was introduced to this fabulous Social Sharing Plugin a couple days ago... thank you +Jason T. Wiser ! ...and in ignorance I said, have you guys been sharing this? IT IS GENIUS!

Well of course they have - I see now that many of you have been chatting about it, how robust it is and how good it makes YOU look across each social platform!

Honestly, these guys +Nicholas Cardot +Dustin W. Stout and +Jason T. Wiser have created the answer to all the problems I was having and had no idea how to fix them.

With a few clicks here and a well crafted Kraafted image or two, I am able to give my followers the POWER to share my goodies the way I want them to - with just a click!

It looks great and they, my fabulous friends who share all my works of heART with the world, do not need a PHD in social media usage!

I am very thankful that I was able to crawl out from under the rock I was clearly hiding under and see THE LIGHT of this fabulous sharing tool!  
I will also say, I may not have ever been ready back then when you all were so on top of things!

Please read this blog post regarding the greatest social sharing tool ever created (well that is just MY opinion) and let them know that Heather crawled out from under the rock to tell you about it.  If you decide you want to use it - trust me - you will not regret it!  BUT, if you walk away without it, you will be asking yourself this question next week!!!!!
One of the biggest hangups for bloggers are social media sharing buttons. Previously available plugins always end up falling short. So we build a solution.
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you are amazing +Dana S. I think we all struggle with something in those areas!!!  I would love to help, although you may find it was better just reading these guys and what they blog about would help you MUCH more LOL
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I finally figured out why turning 30 was so hard for me. - It was my husbands fault.  (okay, maybe not, but read my post and leave a comment to be entered into the next gratitude grand prize giveaway.  there is so much to giveaway I don't even have pictures of it yet.  )

And if you got coffee to finish, visit Domesticraft.com as we come to the end of our Heart of Gratitude Journey. 

#giveaway   #free   #scrapbook   #paperlove   #alteredbox   #theheartofgratitude  
Original source unknown I was not always a grateful girl.  Ummmm. No.  There have been a few times when I couldn't see past my feet, that is, I couldn't see past myself and was only able to stew in my disappointments.   ...
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Than you so much +Win Dinn​!
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Nanny, Caregiver, children's book reader, blogger, Mom, lover of color, paper enthusiast.
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Kid wrangling, competent dinner making, public speaking, creative writing, silly song singing, walking and chewing gum at the same time, personable people skills, mixedmedia artist, scrapbooking
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Nanny, Caregiver, Children's Book Reader, Writer, Lover of Color, Paper Enthusiast.
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WARNING: Mild cartoon humor, general female violence, consistent spelling and typing errors. Play at your own risk.  Website: www.dapoppins.com  Twitter: Dapoppins@Dapoppins

After graduating from Northwest Nannies in 1988 I was hired immediately for a full time, live in position. I worked full time as a Nanny for the next ten years until I married and had children of my own. While my kids were growing I stayed connected to the child care industry by volunteering in the classroom, at church, and maintained my relationship with Northwest Nannies through temporary work. I took a few classes in 2011 and ended up with a Certified Nursing Certificate, which qualified me to also work with the elderly.  I don't consider myself a teacher, but I do think of myself as a bit of a bossy caregiver. With over 20 years of reading aloud and singing silly songs to children, I'm passionate about storytelling, creative expression, and encouraging the imaginations of all ages. I've been blogging since 2006 at Dapoppins.com


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Born again, Jesus lovin' ,conservative, imperfect, very proud mom of 4 and wife of 18+ years, career nanny 20+ years, and teller of grand stories since age 8.
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