Monthly Archives: December 2018

What Are You Doing to Make Your Blog Stand Out?

Sounds like an easy question right? However, if you are doing nothing or very little to make your blog stand out, you may want to re-think it. Somewhere there’s a good estimate of how many blogs are out there. From … Continue reading

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MDAH – Mississippi Mondays December 31, 2018

As the last Mississippi Mondays post for 2018, I decided to focus on Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) http://www.mdah.ms.gov/, an agency that many people don’t know about. As a native Mississippian, I wasn’t too familiar with it until … Continue reading

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Have You Linked All of Your Social Media Sites to Your Blog?

#ad (on the off-chance the FTC considers any of the below links as needing #ad in this post). Have You Linked All of Your Social Media Sites to Your Blog? Thanks to Jamie Gates of https://applegategenealogy.wordpress.com/, I learned about Ko-fi; … Continue reading

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23andMe 2018 Year In Review

I received an e-mail from 23andMe – https://www.23andme.com/, but haven’t found it listed on their website. So, I am going to do a copy/paste and link The Year in Genetics JANUARY –snip– Learn More – https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/23andme-secrets-good-nights-sleep FEBRUARY Billions of base … Continue reading

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Humble Bundle: Dragons, Dungeons, Maps & More — No Rerolls

With Dungeons & Dragons being my most played game of the year, D&D-themed bundles have a habit of grabbing my attention. These bundles tend to be interesting, as they usually consist of lots of odd, little third-party goodies with which … Continue reading

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90 of the Biggest Earners on Patreon (And What They’re Selling) From $456 to $34,420 in monthly revenue May 2017 Article

I found this a while back and immediately lost track of it for a long time: 90 of the Biggest Earners on Patreon (And What They’re Selling) From $456 to $34,420 in monthly revenue https://gaps.com/patreon-earners/. This was originally added in … Continue reading

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Meg Dowell’s 12 Things All Writers Need to Remember in 2019 List

I found this on another blogger’s re-blog, https://megdowell.com/2018/12/29/12-things-all-writers-need-to-remember-in-2019/. Given how Google punishes bloggers who re-blog a re-blog, I decided to link directly to Meg‘s post. Meg also a Patreon page, https://www.patreon.com/noveltyrevisions, if you wish to support her work. You can … Continue reading

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Gaming Sunday December 30, 2018

 AS ALWAYS, CHECK PRICES BEFORE ORDERING as sales can end or change before I update them. Also, some sales only have so many items or keys available for purchase so the sale ends as soon as they run out of … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com’s Two Broken Messaging Systems

Ancestry has two messaging systems: the main one in Ancestry.com and a secondary one in the DNA section of Ancestry. Both are broken, and have been broken to varying degrees for a very long time. They work somewhat well a … Continue reading

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How We Are Related to Hobbits – Helix DNA

From https://blog.helix.com/hobbit-homo-floresiensis/, the link or non-link to Hobbit DNA. It’s pretty deep between the various articles. It’s an interesting article although there are several other articles on the subject: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/08/news-homo-floresiensis-hobbit-genetics-dna-pygmy-flores-island/ https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/tracing-hobbits-dna-modern-humans-00983 http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-floresiensis https://phys.org/news/2017-04-indonesian-hobbits-revealed.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homo_floresiensis https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-analysis-indonesia-pygmies-did-not-descend-hobbits https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-08-03/pygmy-people-flores-not-ancestors-hobbit-homo-floresiensis/10065214 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45049024 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/new-genetic-study-suggests-modern-flores-island-pygmies-and-ancient-hobbits-are-unrelated-180969858/ http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/08/02/flores-islands-modern-hobbit/  

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