Podcast-Weekly-08292017

June 08, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 18, 2017

Blogging versus Podcasting

Tags: podcasts, personal

My Plans for 2018

June 08, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 30, 2018

Having unfinished New Years Resolutions on my mind everyday for the last few months reminded me why I abandoned the trend nearly 10 years ago for looser short-term goals that support broader long-term goals.

They’re usually too rigid to amend with new information, analytics on released content, trends or events, and feedback- all of which help direct creative flow when choosing what projects I work on next.

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Future Me

June 05, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on October 12, 2015

Would you ever want to send a message to yourself in the future? What about to others? FutureMe.org

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AsianDating

June 04, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 21, 2017

My $70 Platinum 3 month long subscription to AsianDating.com has finally expired. It wasn’t a complete waste of money, though. I met plenty of real women with real intent to get to know each other. Although the issues I had with DateInAsia were present in AsianDating, customer service was great about handling reported potential scammers. I found AsianDating while reading into Online Dating Safety Tips. They’re ran by the same organization, Cupid Media.

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She Fought Alone Movie (???)

June 04, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 4, 2016

I won’t say much more than needed. Rape, and false accusations, is always serious. Do you want a movie to get that point across to someone?

It's titled "She fought alone full length movie” on YouTube. You may have to log into YouTube to see it.

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Black Unity Essay

June 03, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on June 6, 2016

When I took a course on the relationship between music and politics last year, I got the opportunity to write a two thousand word essay on my choice of topic related to the course. I decided to write about the transition and differences between what Hip Hop/Rap was in the beginning and what it is today. I emphasized the use of racial slurs and others’ view on it, also. Admittedly, It’s not a very well written piece. However, If you’re interested, feel free to read on.

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Podcast-20171220-Black Lives Matter (BLM), Religion, and More

June 02, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on January 7, 2018

Being a Real American, Black Lives Matter (BLM), Religions, Body Mass Index (BMI), Lying to Tech Support, Making Music, and Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

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Why I Stopped Wearing Bandanas

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on February 18, 2019

“Hey cuz, you a blood?”
“Nah.”
“Oh, aight.”
*Walks Away*

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What Does it Mean to You?

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 27, 2017

After reading about why milk is racist I felt the need to get a few thoughts out of my mind about what something means to me – the American Flag. So I’m sharing my thoughts with WWW – because 2017. The “milk isn’t that healthy” argument has caught more attention since this white girl drank milk at the end of the movie “Get Out“. Now more people are talking about the effects of milk on people of different races and how much it truly helps strong bones.

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This Is My Story

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on July 29, 2019

One of the purposes of this blog is to tell my stories and leave a legacy. My experience and knowledge can help others and I want to ensure I do my part to improve the future for others. If you don’t tell your story, someone else will and you may not like how they manipulate it to suit their needs. It may drag your name in the mud to boost them on a pedestal while minimizing your contributions.

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Releasing Music in 2017

June 01, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 11, 2017

Before the two rough mixdowns in mid-2015 (Atmospheric1 and House26) I hadn’t released any music since my mother’s Ride ‘Em album. But the recording engineer, not I, mixed those beats. I’d hoped those tracks showed my versatility and potential, though I didn’t choose them all. Instrumental 613 is still my favorite on that album. I remixed Instrumental 413 because its popular on iTunes but I didn’t like the drums and overall feel of the beat. I’ll cover the story of the others in a later blog.

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November 2017 SITREP-Performance

May 31, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 4, 2017

November 2017 was an unexpected growth spurt in many areas of my life.

I’ve applied some skills learned from work including Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Cloudflare Content Delivery Network (CDN) configuration for higher security and speed. My GTmetrix score still sucks, though.

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Introduction-Welcome to Go Live Lively

May 31, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 9, 2015

Thanks for visiting Go Live Lively, a newly created blog primarily intended to be a hub able to provide valuable information and resources regarding two important realms of our daily lives:

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Hello 2019

May 30, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on December 31, 2018

I did so much in 2018 between enhancing JtSpratley.com and releasing music. I took a short trip down memory lane and even updated my wardrobe.

One thing I didn’t do:

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Fitness-My Outlet

May 30, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on August 28, 2017

Music is my therapy. It’s how I deal with life emotionally. resistance training is my outlet. It’s my favorite way to escape life mentally for 1 hour, grounds me daily, and boosts my mood.

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Blacks and Hip Hop

May 29, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on May 30, 2017

Tags: personal, podcasts

About

May 28, 2020 — Jt Spratley

I’m Jacqueem Jt Spratley. I started this blog in 2015 to learn more about web design and security and share my experiences with open source software, fitness, music, and the U.S. military (Army). Once I started releasing music, this blog would shift to focus on marketing my art.

That time has come.

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10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself More Often

May 26, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on October 31, 2016

Hopefully, this short post sparks a path to personal development – 10 Questions, ~500 words, and a challenge of self-reflection.

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6 Ways to Continue Improving Daily

May 25, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on November 21, 2016

You should learn a few things every day. If you’re at a mental plateau, here are a few pointers to improve yourself daily.

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6 Things I Wish I’d Done in High School

May 25, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on March 25, 2019

I read and exercised plenty as a teen. However, there are many things I wish I’d done during high school. This is short list of reflection which I hope helps others.

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5 Things I Never Thought I’d Consider Fun Before I Turned 30

May 25, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on April 24, 2017

I enjoy some essential tasks now that I nearly despised over 10 years ago. I hope this short list provides a new perspective or at least some nostalgia.

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5 Things Death Taught Me

May 25, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on October 9, 2017

Seeing death and losing loved ones have caused me reflect on five things constantly.

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5 Tasks to Start 2017 Fresh

May 25, 2020 — Jt Spratley
First published on February 13, 2017

Though you should be living life to its fullest everyday, a new year gives you an objective new start of some sort. Whether you have new years resolutions or not, here are five things that will help you start any new year off fresh.

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