You will not get hives from making a comment!!!

One of the frustrations I am finding with my two sites is that I haven’t received any comments. Google Analytic shows that I have 40 to 50 hits with people browsing on both sites, but not one comment.

I would like you to do the following things.

  1. Tell Others about this site and They need to be reaching out to others that may be looking for relief from their afflictions.
  2. Make some comments. You can have a tremendous impact on these sites by sharing your hurts, and how you conquered them. You have to register to make comments on this site. This is just to screen for spam.
  3. You do not have to put your real name, except when you register. People make up names all the time when they comment. I like “Moon Doggie,” I was called that for a while when I was in high school. I felt like I was a cool surfer guy, but I never had been surfing.
  4. Don’t be bashful. That is my job. If you have visited my other site, you saw that I have prizes now for doing certain things. One of them is the having best comment of the month/week. There has to be a certain amount of comments before I will start the give aways for that.
  5. I GAVE AWAY MY FIRST PRIZE! You have to go to  to find what was given, and why it was given.  
  6. I will also do give prizes on this site. After I start getting enough comments, I will be giving away prizes for the best comment of the month/week. I have a stack of very good books that I will be giving away, and many of them are autographed. I will create other fun prizes too.

Don’t leave me in cyber space alone. It is cold and dark out here!! Let me feel the warmth, or even your displeasure over what has been written. (See the rules of commenting before you write.)

Make sure you tell others about this site and, The other site is an author site, where I will be talking about my new book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Through Bumper Stickers. This book has an interesting title, but the reading is even more interesting. The discussion will start out about getting rid of all of your mental afflicitions. It then progresses until you will be singing, “Free! Free at last!” (Well, maybe not that dramatic.) It does help you progress to the point that you DO have the ABILITY to be free of all your inner demons that have been haunting you. Go to my site,, and start getting excerpts from the book, Close Encounters of the Heavenly Kind: Through Bumpers Stickers. You have to subscribe to receive excerpts from the book in my new newsletter. You can subscribe by going to, and clicking on the “Newsletter tab.” There is a subscription form there. I have to have enough subscribers to send out a full newsletter.

I am excited that Constant Contact, will be my provider for sending out the newsletter. They are the top newsletter emailing company in the world. (In my opinion.)

If you will bring in a lot of new people, and have them subcribe to, I will also be giving out prizes for the people that bring in the most new subscribers. The prizes for that will be on a higher level. You will have go to the site to see more about that.



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Rules for posting



                   Rules for Posting


I am a newbie at getting comments from my “fans,” but I do have some rules that seem rather obvious, and I need to have you read them:


1.     The first time you post a comment, WordPress will hold it until I have approved it. It may mark it as spam, but I will be checking it the day it comes in, and I will decide if you are a good guy, or bad guy depending on what I have read.

2.     If your post is accepted by me once, WordPress will show your comments immediately. If you use a lot of “bad,” words I have listed to catch, it will probably be listed as spam. I love spam, I was raised on it, but computer spam gives me indigestion.

3.     If you are just making a comment to promote your site, and you have a link, it is automatically held for moderation, even if you have done a post before. If it is not an ad then I will be OK with it. If it is adios!

4.     A personal attack on any of my blog readers will get extremely fast action from me. I will either erase all the bad words, or send it packing. If I get many posts from the same person that attacks, you also will be sent packing. You have the capability of speaking nicely and still get your point across.                                                                 

5.     You can attack me all you want within the guidelines of using proper words. That is what I can expect by being a public figure. You do not need to get rude or nasty. You can tell me to take a hike, but not to put it where the sun doesn’t shine. (I think you get the picture). Be aware that some of my regular blog readers may beg to differ with you and that is the price YOU pay.

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Showing Sympathy can Uplift Downtrodden People

 Just a reminder… You have to log in to comment. This is done to eliminate spam. Don’t get me wrong, I love spam. I was raised on it. I do not like computer spam however. It gives me indigestion.


When Edgar Guest, the American poet and writer, was a young man, his first child died. Nothing more painful can happen to a parent then to lose one of their children.

Writes Guest:


There came a tragic night when our first baby was taken from us. I was lonely and defeated. There didn’t seem to be anything in life ahead of me that matter much.


I had to go to my neighbor’s drugstore the next morning for something, and he motioned for me to step behind the counter with him. I followed him into his little office at the back of the store. He put both hands on my shoulders, and said, “Eddie, I can’t really express what I want to say, the sympathy I have in my heart for you. All I can say is that I’m sorry, and I want you to know that if you need anything at all, come to me. What is mine is yours.”


(He was) just a neighbor across the way-a passing acquaintance. Jim Potter (the druggist) may long since have forgotten that moment when he gave me his hand and his sympathy, but I shall never forget it-never in my whole life. To me it stands out like the silhouette of a lonely tree against a crimson sunset.


What a wonderful story!! I have told you before that I live very near to the Oregon coast; just a little sixty to seventy mile drive. I know what Edgar is talking about when he talks about trees that form silhouettes against a crimson sunset. The sunsets on the Oregon coast are spectacular. There on the ocean edge, there are very few trees in the way of your view, but you are glad they are there. The silhouette they make thrills your heart, and you thank God for all the wonders he has created.


Do you stand out like that for someone? Are you making that much of an impact? Take inventory of your life, and see if you are a blessing for someone, or do you disappear in the darkness, showing no silhouette?



Check out my blog and my new exciting-you shouldn’t miss-Author website that covers many of the trials that each of us face each day. Read the posts I have placed for some ideas. But more importantly post your own thoughts to help all of us grow.


Doug Bolton


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The top 5 Ways to Always get up After you Fall

The Top 5 Ways to Always get up after you Fall


You have been there, it seems like a trial comes into your life to test you by knocking you down. One person said, “It’s not the fall that is hard, it is the getting back up again.” Well, if you think you have got it bad, listen what a new born giraffe goes through.


A View from the Zoo, Gary Richmond tells about the birth of a giraffe:


The first thing to emerge are the baby giraffe’s hooves and head. A few minutes later the plucky newborn is hurled forth, falls ten feet, and lands on its back. Within seconds, he rolls to an upright position with his legs tucked under his body. From this position he considers the world for the first time and shakes off the last vestiges of the birthing fluid from his eyes and ears.


The mother giraffe lowers her head long enough to take a quick look. Then she positions herself directly over her calf. She waits for about a minute, and then she does the most unreasonable thing. She swings her long, pendulous leg outward and kicks her baby, so that it is sent sprawling head over heels.


When it doesn’t get up, the violent process is repeated over and over again. The struggle to rise is momentous. As the baby giraffe gets tired, the mother kicks it again to stimulate it efforts…..

Finally, the calf stands for the first time on his wobbly legs.


Then the mother giraffe does the most remarkable thing. She kicks it off of its feet again. Why? She wants it to remember how it got up. In the wild, baby giraffes must be able to get up as quickly as possible to stay with the herd, where there is safety. Lions, hyenas, leopards, and wild hunting dogs all enjoy young giraffes, and they’d get it too, if the mother didn’t teach her calf to get up quickly and get with it.


We go through many of the same things. We learn from our falls. They make us stronger. They help us to be aware of the reasons we fell before.


So here are the top 5 ways to always get up after a fall:


( a couple nights ago, Senator Biden, the Vice President nominee for the democrats said it well: When you fall it is important to get up again, and again, and again. Never give up.)


1.     Think of the reason you fell. Was it something you could have avoided? Did you forget to work out the pitfalls before you plunged into the project? Always plan for the pitfalls; they are very deep and hard to climb out of.

2.     Did pride cause you to fall? This happens so many times to people that think they know all the tricks to get what they want. Even the top CEO’s seek advice from people they trust. That is how they got to be CEO’s!

3.     Being stubborn can also cause a fall. Just because you know you are right, and the other person is wrong, doesn’t mean that you have won. Quite often being humble and stepping aside to show the other person you have, “agreed to disagree,” will get you much further than not giving any ground. The other person may realize that they have actually lost, because you have used better judgment.

4.     Being an example will help you stay on top of the mountain. You can help others that have fallen. You can show them the proper way of handling tough situations. This will not only make them be stronger, but it will help you to feel a sense of accomplishment.

5.     Falling down has it good points. The knowledge you learn is invaluable. The bruises of defeat, lost jobs, broken hearts, missing friends, and ridicule, helps mold your life. You can look back and see the changes they caused in your life. They can be stepping stones to the maturity level you need to survive in this not so kind world.


You may have to be kicked and knocked down several times, like the giraffe, to be tough enough to get up quickly from a fall and find safety in a new setting.


Go to my blog and see other examples of survival in this not always so pleasant world. There are many ways to keep your head above water. Please also log in and make a comment. We need to hear from you!!


Doug Bolton






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