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Damn! Just got to work and I have to poop. 
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Is there at least a throw rug? Don't ask lol. 
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1 mango
6 strawberries
1 cup almond milk
1 handful power greens
1.5 tbs hemp seeds
1.5 tbs Chia seeds

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throw in some pot seeds and we have a date....
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It's Bottlebrush blooming season...these are from my dwarf bottlebrush in my backyard. Notice the bee enjoying the full bloom. 
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me? sarcastic ?  never!
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Dinner at the Harbor House.
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+Paul C Bosley omg! Next time I'm there, I'm going to light a candle at his grave. I've followed this discovery with much interest. 

But you really should try poke at some point.

Just sayin'.  ;^>
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I want to live here. I don't know how expensive it is but it's within walking distance of the bay, Petco park, the gaslamp, and all of downtown San Diego. I'm talking about the faux brick complex in the center of the picture.
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Probably pretty damn expensive, but dat view tho... 
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A friend and I have been discussing the last paragraph of +John Skeats article about promoting things and spam on Google Plus. The last paragraph about religion and religious posts only applies if they violate Google's TOS. This is an example of editorial content inserted into factual content. Religious groups have exploded on social media. I am not a fan of most religious posts but I am a fan of my social media platform being open and free for people to post what they want. Yes there are exceptions...but this isn't about me and my opinions. This is about an insidious practice I call poisoning the well. Using one's authority/standing along with facts mixed with opinions in a post like this is worse than just posting an op ed piece. It's linking Google's policy with personal opinion. 

My friend says this "There is a thing in sociology called "enforced folkways" which means while a behavior may not be a legally enforced idea, it can be socially enforced, and this would be that."
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Mistakes to Avoid When Promoting Anything on Google

People who are excited about causes, religious beliefs, their blogs, communities, businesses, or whatever often make serious mistakes that have exactly the opposite effects from what they are trying to achieve. Making those mistakes drive people away from you. They can result in being your being flagged as spammer and even having your profile or page suspended by Google+.

Promotional posts of any kind can violate rule #7 of the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy (, which states: Do not spam, including sending unwanted promotional or commercial content, or unwanted or mass solicitation. The word "unwanted" there is key. You are violating the rule if you share a promotional post in a manner that it is delivered to people who do not want to receive it. It does not matter what the subject matter is. For example, a perfectly wonderful religious post becomes spam when the post is delivered to people who do not welcome such posts -- and if a sufficient number of people report such a post as spam, Google will treat the person who shared it as a spammer.

Some of the most common ways people get into trouble are:
-- Sharing in a manner that triggers unwanted notifications
-- Sharing the same or substantially similar content too frequently
-- Sharing to too many communities
-- Sharing too frequently in a single community
-- Sharing posts that violate community rules
-- Sharing "link-litter" posts
-- Using too many hashtags
-- Adding a promotional signature block to your posts and comments
-- Asking for followers
-- Inviting people to communities
-- Sharing religious posts

The remainder of this post consists of discussions about each item in the above list. Note to bloggers: Pay especial attention to the second and sixth items.

Sharing in a manner that triggers unwanted notifications 
People generally want to make their own decisions about who they receive notifications from. Google+ offers very effective means for people to control notifications. Still there are two mistakes that people make very frequently that get them reported for unwanted notifications:

-- If you add Extended circles, Your circles, or the names of specific circles when sharing a post with Public, some of the people in the groups you added are likely to receive unwanted notifications. Avoid this by removing all other groups from the To: field when sharing with Public. Your posts will still be visible to the same audience and will appear in the Home streams for the same people either way, but removing the groups prevents unwanted notifications. Note that it would be okay to add a circle if all of the people in it asked you to be notified of your posts.

-- If you select the Also send email when sharing a post with Extended circles, Your circles, or specific circles, some of the people in those groups are likely to receive unwanted notifications. Avoid this by never using that option unless 100% of the people in the groups have asked you to send them email notifications.

I mentioned in both of the cases above that it is okay if people asked you to notify them. That does not mean it is okay to notify them and offer the option to be removed. You are spamming if you add them and only remove them upon request. You are not spamming if you offer them the option to receive notifications and only add people who ask to be added.

Sharing the same or substantially similar content too frequently
Sharing the identical post or a post with very similar content repeatedly with the same audience will get you into trouble. That can include posts with minimally different content in the posts themselves and the same link. It can also include posts that are minimally different and have closely related links (e.g., different posts in the same blog). A key way of avoiding this type of problem is to share a variety of posts. Bloggers who share a variety of Google+ posts in addition to their blog posts are less likely to encounter problems than bloggers who share only their blog posts on Google+.

Sharing to too many communities
Google considers sharing the same or substantially similar posts to multiple communities in a relatively short period of time to be a form of spamming. The Google+ spam filters detect this and flag all instances of the posts. They are put into queues in the communities for the moderators to approve or reject. Posts are not visible to other community members while the posts are in the moderation queue. To avoid this, I recommend never sharing similar material to more than three communities within about a two-hour period.

Sharing too frequently in a single community
No one likes seeing a community stream that is dominated by one individual. I recommend never sharing more than one or two posts in the same community without their being sufficient time for a significant number of other people's posts to appear between yours. Also be aware that some communities have strict limits on the number of posts you may share per day.

Sharing posts that violate community rules
The owners of the communities set the rules for their communities. The only restriction is that the rules for a community cannot override the Google+ User Content and Conduct Policy (referenced above). Many -- perhaps most -- communities do not allow promotional posts of any form. It is extremely important to read and follow the rules for each community before posting in it. Otherwise moderators will remove your posts as spam. Google treats people who demonstrate a pattern of having their posts removed from communities to be spammers because their posts are clearly being shared in a manner that is unwanted in the context where they are being shared. 

Sharing "link-litter" posts
Posts that contain little or no meaningful content other than a link are much more likely to be treated as spam than posts that introduce the link with a discussion about the content of the target of the link. Note that simply copying the title of the website or blog post, or adding a one-liner saying something along the lines of the information being important does not a change a post from being link litter. As an aside, studies have shown that the click-through rate on links is dramatically higher when the posts themselves offer readers value than on link-litter posts and posts that simply encourage the reader to go to the target links.

Using too many hashtags
We have not seen concrete evidence that Google has a quota on the number of hashtags you can use in a post, however there is no question that posts that are overwhelmed by hashtags in the content itself -- which is completely unnecessary since Google+ allows virtually unlimited length posts -- or in long lists at the end look spammy. Remember that spam is defined by the eye of the beholder. If the recipients think your posts look like spam, they are spam.

Adding a promotional signature block to your posts and comments
Many people like to add the equivalent of an email signature section with promotional messages and links to their posts and comments on other people's posts. The Google+ spam filters will quickly detect that and start treating you as a spammer. It is fine, of course, to add links where it is appropriate to the context of the post or comment, but adding a standard signature block with links will get you in trouble.

Asking for followers
Asking people to circle your profile or follow your page is not well received on Google+. People will take those actions if you give them value and engage with them. They are much more likely to view you as a spammer if you ask them to circle your profile or follow your page.

Inviting people to communities
Unwanted community invitations are an extremely annoying form of spam. Many community owners or people excited about particular communities want to invite the world to join them. Resist that temptation! In invitation to a community is implicitly promotional, and community invitations trigger notifications. Therefore, invitations sent to anyone who does not want them meet Google's definition of spam. Share invitations only with people you believe to have an interest in a specific community -- and personalize those invitations by adding meaningful content about why you believe they might be interested in the communities. Without that personalization, the posts look like a form of link litter.

Sharing religious posts
Religious posts do not implicitly violate any rules. I call them out separately because they present their own pitfalls. Recipients of religious posts who are not of the same persuasion generally see the posts as promoting religions or specific religious beliefs -- and many people do not welcome such posts. That means religious posts fulfill all of Google's conditions defining spam if the posts are delivered to people who do not want to receive them. I am not saying there is anything wrong with sharing posts about your beliefs. I am merely encouraging people who want to do so to realize that it is very easy to cross the line and become a spammer.

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Religious but not political? Oh really?
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Rachel Seabury Sprague from a group of past Midway Island inhabitants on Facebook is a marine biologist who visited the Island I lived on for over 2 years way back in the day. This is what the island looks like now. 
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Great pictures; I've always liked albatrosses. We had one hovering on an up-draught at the side of the bridge, once, on a ship I was on. It stayed in the same spot for several hours. 
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I just realized what many before me realize every day. I am drifting away from some of my friends. I am really a terrible friend. Supporting people who make bad decisions. Following people as they embark on a journey I don't understand and no longer know how to relate to them. Their focus changes and I am a reminder of the past they want to forget. My focus changes and they are a part of the past I am no longer interested in living. Whether they change or I change the fact is that we aren't changing together so we grow apart. It's sad and I grieve but it's time for us to take our separate paths and meet new people who are right for where we are today. Don't be afraid to say goodbye. It happens and new friends and new memories are waiting to be made. 
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Plused even though you're wrong for describing yourself as a terrible friend for growing/changing, and accepting other's growth/change.
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+Jackie Ng no but she did ask if I wanted room for cream.
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I am a Project Manager at a major biotech company.
I used to manage the antibody commercialization process for a major biotech company but now I manage data. I am a data governance manager. I ensure the data kept on over 18,000 skus is correct and in line with the needs of our ERP system, Quality and Manufacturing organizations and of course our customers. 
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 I would have loved to be a commentator (fancy name for pot stirrer) but never mastered the art of political correctness. I am married and the mother of two adult women.

To all of my followers…..MODERATION POLICY:  I moderate my posts for spam, trolls, bullies and people pages with BUSINESS names. I don't tolerate personal attacks on my posts. Your comments will be deleted without explanation and at my discretion. I have an age limit. If you are under the age of 20 I recommend you uncircle me. If you are under 18 and I find out I will block you. I am irreverent, opinionated and if you get your feelings hurt or take things personally, it might be a good idea to uncircle me. If you post content that I disagree with, I will comment freely about my disagreement. I will never attack you personally unless you go there first. If you ask my opinion, ask me a question, or in any way engage with me, expect honesty. I do not sugar coat, play the pc game, or spin things to make you feel better. I will listen, empathize, and offer advice, but don’t expect the nicey nice stuff from me. I am straightforward and often sarcastic. I don’t tolerate hate, violence or racism. I have strong opinions on politics which will piss you off and I check my facts and yours before I comment. Above all do not try to sell me anything especially your religion. I am not interested. I will not buy anything from you. I will not go to your church, synagogue, temple, or whatever your place of worship is. I will not criticize your right to believe; don’t criticize my right to not believe. If you are good with all this then I hope you stick around, if not then feel free to remove me from your circles.

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