A Kind Act!

This past Sunday after church Terry and I had to go to the local Home Depot store to pick up filler sand for Terry’s project she was working on in the backyard. They also had 2 packs of 20# charcoal on sale as well. We ended up with quite a load since the filler sand bags were 60# and the charcoal was 40#.

On our cart we had 8 bags of the filler sand and 6 two-packs of charcoal. In other words a lot of weight. After we checked out I pushed the cart out to the truck to load all of the bags into the bed of the truck. Two gentlemen from Nigeria, who were obviously acclimated to heavy lifting and working outdoors, immediately came up and asked if they could lend a hand. The two of them with very little effort unload the cart in a matter of minutes.

Due to human nature, I expected them to ask for something in return for their help, but they looked at Terry and me and said “Have a wonderful day and be careful unloading when you get home.” Terry and I were amazed and were very thankful for the help. You never know when a random act of kindness will occur.

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Servant Leadership

Today I am “homebound” and enjoying the time alone to contemplate and read. Terry is at work and my truck is in the shop getting a brake job. I am reading an incredible book “The Servant” by James C. Hunter. It’s “A Simple Story About The True Essence Of Leadership.” If you are wanting to become a better leader, not a manager, I highly recommend the book. It’s a small book but packed full of insightful information.

How to Use Blogsy

Welcome to Blogsy! I am Fomo and I will be explaining all of the cool features and functions that the Fomola team and I have put into Blogsy.

We really hope you enjoy Blogsy and it becomes your preferred way to blog. We will continue to work hard on making it better so look for regular improvements.
Okay, okay, I’ll shut up now and get to it.

A very important thing to know about Blogsy is that there are two sides – Rich Side and Write Side.

You are on the Rich Side now. To get to the Write side just swipe left or right.

In this table you can see some of the things you can do on each side.

Here’s a quick overview pointing out where to go to do all the things you want to do.

Blogs

  • Set up your blogs in the ‘Settings’ menu
  • Manage published posts, drafts, and pending-review drafts in the ‘Post Info.’ menu under ‘Published’

Media sites

  • Set up your first account in the ‘Dock’
  • Set up multiple accounts in the ‘Settings’ menu

Adding images to your post

Flickr, Picasa, Google Image Search:

  1. Tap on the image site on the ‘Dock’
  2. Place your finger on the image and drag it to your post (you can use a second finger to scroll to help you place it where you want)
  3. Drop the image

Note: Tap on the image to get the ‘Image Settings’ menu if you want to change anything (size, link, alignment, alt text, or delete the image)

Browser:

  1. Find the site with the image you want
  2. Long press on the image until you see Fomo
  3. Drag the image to your post (you can use a second finger to scroll to help you place it where you want)
  4. Drop the image

Note 1: Some sites may use special scrips which block Blogsy from dragging images.

Note 2: Tap on the image to get the ‘Image Settings’ menu if you want to change anything (size, link, alignment, alt text, or delete the image)

Adding videos to your post

YouTube:

  1. Tap the YouTube icon on the ‘Dock’
  2. Place your finger on the image of the video and drag it to your post (you can use a second finger to scroll to help you place it where you want)
  3. Drop the video

Note: Tap on the image to get the ‘Video Settings’ menu if you want to change anything (size, iFrame/Old embed code, borders, color, related videos, or delete the video)

Embed:

  1. Open the browser and find the embed code
  2. Select the embed code and copy it
  3. Go to the ‘Write Side’ and tap where you would like your embedded content to be placed
  4. Paste the embed code

Note: Some sites may use special scripts which block Blogsy/Safari from selecting and copying the embed code.

Links

There are two ways to create a link.

Method #1:

  1. Select the text you want to use for your link on the ‘Rich Side’
  2. Open the browser and find the site/image you wish to link to
  3. Place your finger on the ‘Blogsy Link Button’ (the button to the left of the address bar)
  4. Drag it to the text you selected

Note: Tap on the link to get the ‘Link Settings’ menu if you want to change any link settings (title, open in new window, or delete the link)

Method #2:

  1. Select the text you want to use for your link on the ‘Rich Side’
  2. Tap on the ‘Link’ option that shows after making your selection
  3. Type in the URL you want to use for your link

Note: Tap on the link to get the ‘Link Settings’ menu if you want to change any link settings (title, open in new window, or delete the link)

Formatting

There are two ways to format text.

Method #1:

  1. On the ‘Rich Side’ select the text you want to format
  2. Tap on the desired formatting button in the ‘Formatting Toolbar’

Note: To delete formatting on the ‘Rich Side’ follow the same steps used for formatting.

Method #2:

  1. On the ‘Write Side’ select the text you want to format
  2. Tap on the desired formatting button in the ‘Formatting Toolbar’ (you can see the HTML added)

Note: To delete formatting on the ‘Write Side’ you must delete the opening and closing HTML tags.

Post Info.

  • You can set your post information in the ‘Post Info.’ menu
  • Categories/Tags/Labels: Tap on the item to select it (only use ‘Add’ to add items which are not already in the list)

Local Drafts

  • Local drafts can be found under ‘Local’ in the ‘Post Info.’ menu
  • The current post you have open will not show in the ‘Local’ drafts list

Publishing / Saving / Updating

There are two ways to publish/save/update.

  • Method #1: Swipe three finger up quickly (We had 4 finger swipe until Apple used that in their latest iOS update.)
  • Method #2: Tap on the ‘Publish/Save/Update’ button on the top of the ‘Post Info.’ menu

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com. After you read this, you should delete and write your own post, with a new title above. Or hit Add New on the left (of the admin dashboard) to start a fresh post.

Here are some suggestions for your first post.

  1. You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
  2. Add PressThis to your browser. It creates a new blog post for you about any interesting  page you read on the web.
  3. Make some changes to this page, and then hit preview on the right. You can alway preview any post or edit you before you share it to the world.