What a bother am I?

Really?

I want to blog, but this is still testing my MailChimp setup and really this site is for my clients, not me. Luckily I do not have any of my clients needing to drive this site or requires further training. They are busy running their own Websites by Valerie WordPress websites. Obviously I’ve been successful in training because they are not needing further use of WPInAction, a good thing!

Oh! Wait! here’e something. My latest health enthusiasm is Bone Broth Diet by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, MS, ND. She states “lose up to 15 pounds, 4 inches and your wrinkles in just 21 days”.

Now, I wasn’t interested, that much, in the weight loss or inches but the “loose your wrinkles”, yes! It was a fluke to come across this book when I was re-ordering Bone Broth for my dogs.

Because of my age I know I needed collagen, the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues and I take a powdered supplement (pure bovine gelatin) mixed into a smoothie.

What I did not know is that there is a whole diet surrounding bone broth (liquid collagen so to speak). Just a little footnote here: When beauty creams tout “collagen” on their label, do not buy it because you think and believe the label saying “wrinkle reducer” or what have you. External collagen molecules are too large to be absorbed into the skin. They do nothing except sell you the product.

So I am half-way through the book and yes the 21 days to follow the diet requires giving up some things, but not so bad that it can’t be done. After all it is only 21 days.

This is my blog for the day and the last you will receive from WP In Action, I think.

The bone broth I was buying for my #GoldenRetriever for her healing after major surgery being spayed and removal of a huge hematoma on her kidney and the kidney itself. She is now healed and I order it for myself. Truly delicious! Yes, I will be making my own soon.

Here is the book. As she states the loss of weight, inches and wrinkles comes from the healing and reconstruction from the inside out using bone broth.

I am affiliated with Amazon and will receive a small commission if you click and buy. You are not paying more for the product, the commission comes out of Amazon for me placing their ad on my website.

_Valerie

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MailChimp Come Get Me

I believe I have configured MailChimp to pull posts on a daily basis.

I changed the date on a real post but it is showing on feedburner to be tomorrow yet I posted the date to be today, nonetheless, something should be posted, sent to 4 email addresses (3 are my own) and 2 social media accounts.

Sorry Twitter followers and Facebook fans for the inconvenience. I hadn’t used MailChimp in quite awhile and never configured MailChimp for RSS until today.

I have to put in an important link in case my feed is being scraped. So here it is, please contact me.

Happy Trails,

_Valerie

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Simpleton’s Test

I believe I have configured MailChimp to pull posts on a daily basis.

I changed the date on a real post but it is showing on feedburner to be tomorrow yet I posted the date to be today, nonetheless, something should be posted, sent to 4 email addresses (3 are my own) and 2 social media accounts.

Sorry Twitter followers and Facebook fans for the inconvenience. I hadn’t used MailChimp in quite awhile and never configured MailChimp for RSS until today.

I have to put in an important link in case my feed is being scraped. So here it is, please sign up to receive my newsletter.

Happy Trails,

_Valerie

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What is WP In Action

WP (WordPress) in action is a hands-on lab provided by Websites by Valerie.

On this WordPress powered lab you will find examples, better than screenshots, of several plugins used by Websites by Valerie. There are no affiliations with these plugins. They are recommendations based on personal experience and almost all are free.

The WP in action lab is used by Websites by Valerie’s clients for many reasons and is included free-to-use with all purchased products and services.

Using the WP in Action lab is very informative and educational. Most important is for the beginner getting use to WordPress navigation and the importance of version upgrades and simple website maintenance.

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Checking MailChimp

This is a post and I have setup a “campaign” in my MailChimp to pull and send my latest “post”/”blogs” as an email to my selected email addresses. You are on that “selected email addresses” list. I am dating it because MailChimp is suppose to pick up and send at 4 a.m. Tuesday. It should be in your Tuesday morning inbox at hughes.net. (published 10:30 a.m. Monday 08/14/17)

This Email should have a top border of trees in reds and black. The Featured Image from my “post” should also be displayed to you. And yes I sent to my email too.

The colored border at the bottom is standard MailChimp authentication stuff.

If I have configured it correctly in MailChimp, this post will go to my listed email addresses, my facebook page, and twitter.

If successful, I believe we can set you up to do the same thing and eliminate the need for Hootsuite.

That system, designed specifically for you, means all you need to do is “blog” “post” and MailChimp will broadcast it via email to your selected list and send it to Facebook and Twitter (both FB and Twitter accounts need to be configured to accept MailChimp’s posting to your account).

 

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Hello world!

I am an example of a post aka a blog. To be more specific, a blog posting, the entire stream of posts is generally referred to as the BLOG while you are Blogging you are Posting and visa-versa. _Valerie

Share ideas, promote a product, offer a service, publish events and more. Share and blog just because you want to. All you need is a platform or “soap box” to do it from. WordPress Blog Platform is your soap-box.

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! Your story starts now.

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