Website Closed Indefinitely!

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This is a sad day for me indeed!

God has said to me, “I sent My servant, I sent My gifts, I gave My love, but all was greatly disrespected! Go now and accept My blessings!”

I gave you Divinely inspired messages, for the honor and glory of God.

You took and took, but never gave of your own free will in return.

In the two years this blog has been in existence, NONE of you has donated one red cent to my ministry to you to even defray the cost of my hosting. Not one.

Tens of thousands of you have visited here, commenting how you were blessed by what you read, but not one of you blessed me back.

And many, many of you stole from my site for your own gain, to “enhance” your own websites.

I didn’t come to you to get rich. But now I am poor in spirit and poorer from paying to serve you.

I have spent my days and nights moderating and pouring over the tens of thousands of comments and replying to many of you.

To add insult to injury, many of you even lied by saying, “It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button because I’d definitely donate to a site as excellent as this.” You passed right over the donate button to get to the comment section.

My domain name and hosting fees are up for renewal right now and I am going to renew them, but I don’t know the fate of the future of this site. I may reopen it as a “membership site,” for serious subscribers only.

This site may also be up for sale, and anyone interested in an established site can contact me at: blessed53@mypoemsfromgod.com.

Anyone may contact me there with any comments you might have regarding this decision.

I am putting a donate button right below this post for anyone who might want to make a donation to possibly see this site come back up.

This is a decision I have been mightily in prayer over because all the time I have been spending trying to take care of this site has prevented me from having time to earn some money to survive on.

If the loss of this site prompts some donations from people interested in seeing it restored, I would be glad to reconsider, but as it stands now, I cannot afford to try to serve you in this manner without financial support.

God Bless you all!




I Haven’t Been Away, But I’ve Been Busy- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions-FAQ SHEET

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Disclaimer: This is going to be put at the beginning of all of my posts due to the quantity of comments I get surrounding it and the fact that my content and ideas are being stolen everyday.

DO NOT comment me with something like this: “I think I saw where you visited my blog and I’m returning the favor. I’m trying to enhance my site so I guess it’s ok to use some of your ideas.”

I don’t know where you are coming from, but my site is my site with my ideas and content and if you copy things from mine to your’s it is called stealing and plagiarism! You do NOT have my permission to “just use” any of my material or ideas. You may QUOTE me if you like if you give me credit due and a link to my site. Otherwise, do your own thing on your site and come up with your own ideas and content! To take someone else’s material, intellectual or actual is not only unethical and rude, but unlawful!!! I will not apologize for my stance on this! Over! Now, on to my post:

 

 

Dear readers and fans, I know it’s been a long time since I posted on here, but I’ve been frantically searching for a way to get your hundreds of comments a day moderated and answered and have consulted with an expert in this area and tried one of her suggestions on Saturday and Sunday, but it didn’t work for our situation, mainly because that solution only deals with English language and this blog is multi-lingual in its commentaries, plus, with being a new format, I don’t think anyone could figure it out because in the several hours I had the new plug-in activated there was absolutely no activity.  But the minute I deactivated it, the comments started pouring in again.  Friends, I have been continually, night and day trying to catch up on your prior and current comments, but I am still lagging far behind, I’m sorry to say, for your sake.  And mine!  I’m not giving up, though, but I do badly need an outside sourced moderation system in place to remove the spam and trash and give me a chance to be able to try to keep up with answering the legitimate comments coming in.  This is one of the biggest reasons I need some donations from you so badly!

I want to be giving you more posts like you want but until this frustrating issue gets resolved, I don’t know what to do but keep plugging along.  I am still researching alternatives, and one is to do one thing I am going to do now, which is to answer some of your most frequently asked questions here, and save me from answering each of you individually in an e-mail, as I just do not have the time to do at them moment or foreseeable future!  I will try to answer each of these as completely as possible so hopefully you will have no more questions about them.  Please read these over carefully and see if any of these FAQ’s answer a question you would like to ask me, and if it does, please refrain from asking for the same quesion again.  It will save me a lot of time and effort in not having to even read the same questions over again. let alone approve or spam them.

First, let me give you some ground rules and facts about commenting on my blog:

TRASH is anything NOT related to my blog or Christianity or God.  It is irrelevant news briefs from Korea or China or anywhere else spamming me, it is advertisements for handbags, payday loans, viagra, cialis, generic antibiotics, or anything, it is promotion of a website or product totally unrelated to my blog or posts and IT WILL BE TRASHED!

SPAM includes all of the above, but is a little trickier sometimes.  It can be a seemingly legitimate comment, but instead of a person giving his or her name as the author, they more or less advertise their “product” or “line”  (Click this…), in the Author space so if it is approved and you look at it you might be inclined to click on their link or website in their URL.  This is happening over and over again and I am just catching on to it and now am  spamming most of them.  I am checking out websites and links so you aren’t led to porn or other unacceptable sites from mine.  Please forgive me if I have missed something in the past.  And if you are some of the spammers trying to pull the wool over my eyes, God has opened them to you and I will be spamming you too, so don’t bother spamming my website anymore!

If you want your comment taken seriously, please use your real name in the Author box and a real website and e-mail address, as I will be checking them out to filter out the trash and spam from the honest-to-goodness comments and readers.

I haven’t had the time to respond to all the requests for interviews, link exchanges, guest  posts on my blog or mine on others or vice versa, but am open to all, so if I haven’t gotten back with you yet, please e-mail Brenda LaVelle at blessed53@mypoemsfromgod.com about any of these!

Yes, I am Brenda LaVelle, owner and author of this blog and my CONTACT E-MAIL is blesses53@mypoemsfromgod.com.

Now, for some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and my answers:

FAQ:  Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, let alone the content!

Answer:  Altogether, I have only been blogging for about a year or a little less.  And it is only God’s help that makes it look easy!  I usually spend quite a few hours on each post with much prayer and meditation on my presentation to get a feel for exactly what it is that God wants me to say and how.  There is also research into relevant Scripture and other references on some subjects that I use and copying them takes time.  And that is just the writing.  As you can see from the first part of this post, there is more to a blog than just writing the posts, especially if you end up with a large reader base and a lot of comments and questions and requests of you that you need to answer.  And then there is the issue of getting your site set up exactly the way you want it and learning about your blog platform and how best to utilize it and work with it to your best advantage.  Looks can be deceiving! But all in all, it is all worth it if you are in love with what you are doing and have a real passion for it!

MY AFFILIATE LINK & HOW TO SUBSCRIBE FOR A BLOG SITE: 

FAQ:  Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

FAQ:  Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

FAQ:  Nice blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your theme. Kudos

FAQ: Hey this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

Answers:  I want to answer all 4 of these questions here because this answer includes all of them.  To subscribe for a website, I recommend following my affiliate link below to GoDaddy, which I believe is the best in the business for all your website needs and is tops in customer service 24/7!  Their rates for domain names, hosting, and all the bells and whistles are very reasonable and their hosting INCLUDES free blogging platforms.  I chose WordPress.org because I was the most familiar with it and it does use a WYSIWYG editor.  My WordPress site and theme was downloaded and set up for me free by GoDaddy and I easily customized it myself for the things I wanted. To go a little farther witth what I want to do with my site I’ll have to learn a little Codex coding, but there is an excellent Codex WordPress Tutorial that will teach me all I need to know.  And if you use my affiliate link, if you don’t do your order online under my link I won’t get the credit and commission for your purchase, so don’t let them talk you into taking your order over the phone, but gather your needed information and go back and enter your order online under my link, please!

MY WEB HOST AFFILIATE LINK:                                                                             http://x.co/bpl53

Thanks, and blessings!

FOR ASPIRING WRITERS & HOW TO GET STARTED: 

FAQ:  I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was curious what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Kudos

FAQ:  Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Appreciate it!

Answers:  First of all, for aspiring writers, you need to have a real passion for what you’re going to be writing about and a good grasp of grammar and communication skills.  Then you need to put yourself in your audience’s mind to try to figure out what it is they might want from you.  And always, always, follow your heart!!!  As for free or paid?  I usually believe you get what you pay for and there are so many free WordPress users out there who say their sites have been hacked and they have lost months of hard work they put into their blogs.  I definitely say go back up to my last answer and get a hosted WordPress site from GoDaddy!  A free WordPress site is a .com site and the paid one is a .org site, and WordPress.org just has so much free information to help you with all of your needs and tutorials on just about everything connected with their platform.  And GoDaddy customer service can always point you in the right direction for whatever you need.

As far as what is needed to get set up:  First you need a good theme, then a good domain name, then a good hosting account and I always recommend you at least get a SSL security certificate for you site, but there are more security features available as well as business certificates and the such.  With a good discount coupon code, you can get set up probably around $100 or less to begin with and always come back and add on.  Just Google “GoDaddy discount codes” to find the best ones available at the time and use it on your order.  You’d be surprised how much a 30%, 25%, or even 20% discount can take off your total order!  And then become a proud GoDaddy affiliate!  And incorporate other affiliate programs into your website.

One word of caution:  You need to have patience, persevere, and always be learning!  If it works, don’t fix it.  If it doesn’t work, improve it or try something else.

Go for it!!!  Hope this has helped, and best of luck and blessings!                                         Brenda LaVelle

 

FAQ:  My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a variety of websites for about a year and am worried about switching to another platform. I have heard fantastic things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:  Sorry, wish I could help, but I am totally clueless on this entire subject!

 

FAQ:  {Awesome|Very good|Superb|Wonderful|Fantastic|Excellent|Great} {site|website|blog} you have here but I was {curious|wanting to know|curious about|wondering} if you knew of any {user discussion forums|message boards|community forums|discussion boards|… Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading through your articles.  Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thank you so much!…

Answer:  I am in the process of doing some research for you on this and will be getting up a listing soon but here are two sites I recommend:

www.shelovesgod.com                                                                                                                               www.thecypresstimes.com (a Cypress, TX online Christian newspaper)

 

FAQ:  I was recommended this website by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem. You are amazing! Thanks!

Answer:  I don’t know if this is one cousin who has the most cousins in the world, or if this is just a God/cousin thing, but I get at least one or two if not more of these a day.  All I can tell you is, no, your cousin didn’t write that post, and I don’t have a clue about your problem.  I am glad your cousin guided you here for an answer to your problem or problems, but it is not me who is amazing.  But God IS, for He is the One who uses me as a vessel to help heal some of His children here in my ministry with the words, images, and poetry He gives me.  Just consider yourself welcome from me and blessed by God and your cousin!

(This comment is usually on the post “I Need You Now” and “God is in Control, All is Well”

 

FAQ:  With having so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagiarism or copyright infringement? My site has a lot of unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any methods to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

I’m sure there is a lot of it I am not aware of because I’ve gotten a few comments accusing me of using somebody else’s material.  I let them know this is all MY own original material and if they know of someone else using it, kindly drop me an e-mail letting me know who it is.  I had a rash of some people only leaving some people’s names in comments and am going to check them out to see if they are using my content.  I get all those comments that say, “I think I saw where you visited my website and I’m returning the favor.  Guess it’s OK to use some of your ideas on my site.”  I answer all of those with this answer:

You may quote me if you give credit due and a link back to my site.  Use my ideas as your own?  No.  Thanks.

I let them know it’s NOT OK just to “use” my ideas.  I don’t know what else to do.  Just let them know that your material is copyrighted by you.

 

FAQ:  We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with valuable information to work on. You have done a formidable job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

Answer:  This isn’t a question, but I get a lot of these comments and they pique my interest.  If you are a volunteer who is making a comment like this, I’d really appreciate it if you’d shoot me a quick e-mail to Brenda LaVelle at blessed53@mypoemsfromgod.com and give me a short heads-up as to how exactly my writing has blessed you and what community you are working with and how your new information is going to bless them.  Just out of curiosity and to bless me for blessing you.  Thanks.

Blessings,                                                                                                                                 Brenda LaVelle

HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME:

FAQ:  Thank you for the good writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we communicate?

Answer:  I have contact information under my blogroll but no one seems to find it.  I also have comments from many people wanting to talk to me more about my article on AOL.  I’m in the dark there, because I didn’t even know I had an article on AOL, but if someone could enlighten me as to what it was, I’d be glad to discuss it with them.  Below is my contact information:

Brenda LaVelle at blessed53@mypoemsfromgod.com

I’d love to communicate with any of you.  Feel free to drop me an e-mail and I will reply!

WHERE TO EMPLOY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS:

FAQ:  Very nice post and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is actually the best place to ask but do you guys have any idea where to employ some professional writers? Thanks.

Answer:  I don’t know of anywhere but here.  I am actually in the market for hire, depending on the type of assignment, and am excellent at research.  Inquiries may be sent to:

Brenda LaVelle at blessed53@myppoemsfromgod.com

Copyright 2012 by Brenda LaVelle

 

Well, that wraps up my FAQ’s but within the next day I will be posting a follow-up to “On the Potter’s Wheel Again” by popular demand for more details and exposition on that post to be followed by follow-ups on my other posts as well, again, by popular demand!  Don’t worry, there will be plenty on new poems in each post and fresh insights to share going into greater depth than before, at your request.

For now, I hope I have answered a lot of your questions, maybe even some you were afraid to ask.  Have blessed moments until you hear from me soon!

With love in Christ,                                                                                                                   Brenda LaVelle