Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – The Morning After the Zoo’s Christmas Party- Photographed by The Story Reading Ape.

Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord invited The Story Reading Ape to provide her with an absolutely hilarious post during Christmas time. Enjoy and meet Chris on Sally’s blog.

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The Story Reading Ape(Chris Graham) was the VIP guest of his local zoo.. and everyone had an amazing time.. as illustrated by the morning after photographs taken by our intrepid fellow investigative blogger…

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My thanks to Chris for sharing these candid images of the revellers… Enjoy

About The Story Reading Ape

It does not matter if you blog once a week, once a day or several times a day but it does matter that it is consistent. We all love the fact that people who have dropped in on the off chance keep coming back for more. In my opinion it is down to the quality of the posts and also the expectation that readers will find something of interest.

The Story Reading Ape has this down to a fine art and the list of subjects that adorn his enclosure is lengthy. He is…

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A Peek Back Into Our Past

When I think back into the time

of me as teenage-girl right in her prime

the telephone it had a dial,

you couldn’t pull it for a mile because the cable was in style.

Internet we did never see, we were outside with our injured knee.

We played, we ran and we have kicked,

ice cream was from us all licked,

and friends not only simply clicked.

We loved to read the Tolkien Orc and had pinboards out of cork

we pinned there photo jam, this was our Instagram.

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We were not tattooed if you had checked,

we never found any cars we wrecked

never any walls we specked

but if we had them ever flecked, at least the spelling was correct.

Ebay didn’t yet exist, but our trash-day wasn’t missed.

Amazon was analogue

and named “Sears” as catalogue.

Singing and running was ‘in vogue’.

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New pairs of jeans they did look new

no hint of undies, no slightest clue,

mine everyone just sure could tell

was the one with the small bell.

Yellow were the bathroom walls, if you didn’t have brown stalls

of brightness we kids had our share, to survive we put some stickers there.

‘Spin the bottle’ and grapevine and then the words ‘will you be mine’,

It sounds funny, but it’s true, no Match.com, we still got through.

Smoothie was called apple sauce, YouTube was an unknown loss

and please, don’t go and make a face, Pokémon was paper chase.

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(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, December 2017)

 

Picture courtesy of: http://www.google.com

 

 

 

Blogger Tip 02 – How to Reduce the Number of Images Required in Your WordPress Media and SAVE STORAGE SPACE…

Need to save more storage? See what else you can do to limit the space used up by your images. Thanks so much for the tips, Chris, The Story Reading Ape!

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WP TIP 1

If you use more than one image in your posts, then use WordPress Publicize to automatically upload your post to Twitter, Facebook, etc, or, manually upload them, the image last inserted into your post, is the one that will be displayed on your media.

To avoid the wrong image being displayed, either:

Insert it LAST

OR

Select it as your ‘Featured Image’

Authors especially would probably prefer their Book Cover being displayed, rather than some other, random, image.

WP TIP 2

If you opt for using a Featured image, or, have the same image appear more than once in your post (as I’ve done on this post):

You DO NOT NEED to upload the same image for each separate appearance!

Select the same image to be inserted wherever you want it to be shown in the post.

This will save taking up unnecessary space in your media…

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Blogger Tip 01 – How to Resize Images inside your WordPress Media and SAVE STORAGE SPACE..

Phenomenal! On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found blogger tip #1 to save storage space when it comes to our pictures. It’s a really important post to read for our very busy bloggers. Thank you, Chris!

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Have you been using images that are VERY LARGE, and/or, PNG Format?

Have you been reblogging and noticed how LARGE, some folks make their images?

Result

Running out of space in your WordPress Media Storage and thinking about paying for more?

Unless you are displaying your own images / photos, and WANT to have them full size

Before you spend any money, go through your Media Storage images and reduce their sizes

You might be shocked at how much longer you can work with the storage space you save.

Step 1:

Select an image and click on it to see it’s size (width x height in pixels)

and

how much it ‘weighs’ (i.e., how many KB or MB it is):

Step 2

My example has already been adjusted, but you can see it’s size and weight

To reduce them, click on the Edit Image button shown under the image:

Step…

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