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Tips for Using WordPress Reusable Blocks

Did you know that using WordPress reusable blocks can save you time while helping you get more done? With the convenient feature, you can begin saving several blocks simultaneously, ultimately using them at your convenience. 

If you regularly post specific text to your website, it can come in handy to have this option. Instead of creating new blocks each time, you’ll use your reusable blocks to add the content to each webpage. Now that you know what these blocks are, check out these tips to get started. It might sound complicated, but it’s much easier than most people realize.

Save Several Blocks at Once

While you can save Gutenberg reusable blocks one at a time, save even more time by learning how to save several blocks at once. For example, you might add the same call to action to each of your posts, or you might like to include a special note at the end of each post you’re adding to your website. If so, you can make it even easier to do this by saving multiple blocks at one time.

  1. Click on your mouse, hold it in place, and begin dragging it down. 
  2. Choose the blocks you’d like to reusable, press shift, and add other blocks simultaneously. 
  3. Next, press the three buttons at the top of the page underneath the title section, and then you’ll see a pop-up section. 
  4. Press on the “add to reusable blocks” button. It’s that simple! Once you do this, you can save those specific blocks and reuse them as often as you’d like.

Edit Each Block at the Same Time

When you want to edit something specific on each block, you can do it all at once instead of going into each block and making those changes. 

Of course, this applies to making the exact change to each block, whether you’re adding text, adding the same image, or removing some text from that block. 

When you’d like to make quick edits, add a reusable block, make the changes, and save them. Once you’ve published the changes, all the blocks will have these changes added to them.

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Easily Edit Blocks with Unique Content When Needed

If you don’t want to add the same information to each block, but you need to make some edits to each of them, the best thing to do is quickly convert each reusable block back to a regular block. 

  1. You’ll click those three dots at the top of the page next to the image of a folder and select the section that says “convert to regular block.” 
  2. Once you’ve converted it back to a regular block, you can add as much text as you’d like, make different changes, and include more images in the block before transferring it back to a reusable block. 
  3. When you thought it wasn’t possible to make changes individually to the reusable blocks, there’s a quick and straightforward method that works! 
  4. Best of all, you won’t have to start all over to make the changes or adjustments to the blocks.

Gain Access to Your Reusable Blocks in Seconds

Not sure how to find the reusable blocks after you’ve created them? It’s not a problem. If you’re looking on the right side of the editor, you’ll see text for blocks, patterns, and reusable. 

You’ll click on the section that says reusable, and it will show you the reusable block WordPress has listed for you on that specific website. You can see multiple blocks, including the first reusable one or groups of reusable ones you’ve created over time. It’s a simple way to access the content when you want to see it or edit it.

How to Manage the Reusable Blocks

  1. Select the reusable tab on your editor to see the list of reusable blocks you’ve got on your website. 
  2. Next, press the link that says manage to begin managing the blocks of text and images that you’ve created. 
  3. Once you press the link, you can start editing the content, exporting blocks, or deleting them. For example, you might want to delete these blocks and replace them with new ones after deciding to make changes to your website. 
  4. No matter your reason for wanting to get to the block management portal, it only takes seconds to get to it!

WordPress reusable blocks are convenient for those creating websites with lots of content. Whether you’re new to running a website or not, it helps to have this valuable information at your fingertips. 

If you’d like to save some time and get more done, you can use these blocks. Unfortunately, some people don’t use them because they’re afraid they won’t get to edit the content in the future if they need to do so. However, you can follow these tips to see how simple and stress-free it is to edit content, even if you’re using the reusable blocks on WordPress.

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The Story Behind Brattleboro Retreat Tower

Take a Hike – Historical Retreat Tower in Brattelboro, VT

Have you ever been to Brattleboro, Vermont? It’s a small town in Vermont with a population of a little over 12,000 people.

Despite not having a massive population, it’s still a place worth visiting because of the historic landmarks you’ll find in the area. The Brattleboro Retreat Tower is, by far, one of the most famous historical landmarks in the state.

Before you take a trip over to see it in person and experience it for the first time, you should know the story behind it.

The Vermont Asylum

The Brattleboro Retreat Tower exists on the property of The Vermont Asylum, now renamed as the Brattleboro Retreat. The asylum opened in 1834 and existed for the sole purpose of providing a safe space to the mentally ill. The treatment facility consists of approximately 1000 acres of land covered by different buildings.

Take a Hike – Historical Retreat Tower in Brattelboro, VT

What Was the Purpose of the Asylum?

The goal was to help mentally ill patients while treating them like human beings. In the past, those with mental illnesses typically didn’t receive the best treatment for their peers. The Vermont Asylum for the mentally ill offered delicious meals while encouraging exercise and taking the patients out to enjoy the fresh air outside of the walls of the asylum. The purpose behind it was to ensure that these individuals felt like they were at home, even when they were separated from loved ones.

What Is the Idea Behind the Brattleboro Retreat Tower?

Many people come to check out the retreat tower Brattleboro VT has available because they’ve heard spooky stories about it and would like to see it for themselves. The tower didn’t exist when the asylum’s building was first constructed. Instead, patients at the asylum built the tower in 1887. Doctors encouraged people with mental health conditions to work on building outdoors because they felt that it could help the mentally ill individuals, giving them a purpose and keeping them busy.

Many patients worked together to build the tall tower that people still come out to visit today. The initial reason for the tower’s construction was to give individuals a great place to sit and view the stunning scenery around them. Although the goal was to give patients a great view to help them relax and feel at ease, it didn’t work out that way for a lot of the mental patients at the asylum. Unfortunately, several patients climbed the tower and leaped from the top of it, ending their lives in a matter of seconds.

How Many People Committed Suicide From the Brattleboro Retreat Tower?

While we know that several people with a mental health condition at the asylum committed suicide by jumping from the Brattleboro Retreat Tower, the exact number of people who did so is not available to the public.

While we don’t know the number of casualties, we know that it eventually caused the tower to no longer be accessible for the mental patients at the asylum. It was closed off to prevent others from going inside and climbing the staircase. While it’s closed off for the public’s safety, it’s accessible at least one day of the year to give visitors a chance to go up to the top to see the stunning view from such a unique standpoint.

Why Do People Like to Come Out to See the Tower?

Tourists like to see the tower because they hear a lot about it. Ghost hunters enjoy the stories told by others who’ve claimed to see figures of people jumping from the top, only to see nothing when it comes to landing on the ground.

The tombstones that surround the area give off eerie vibes that tend to excite those looking for a bit of a thrill. It’s one of the many reasons people like to visit the tower in person. They want to feel that rush of excitement while hoping to see something out of the ordinary for themselves.

The Story Behind Brattleboro Retreat Tower

People who’ve visited the Brattleboro Retreat Tower often talk about the feelings they experience while they’re there, such as anxiety and uneasiness. They say that they can’t explain the reason for feeling that way, but it’s almost as if something strong comes over them. Numerous visitors stopping by on different occasions have reported seeing ghosts walking around in other areas of the property. It’s one of those places you have to see and experience for yourself.

After learning about the story behind the Brattleboro Retreat Tower and why this landmark is something people often want to see, do you think you’re brave enough to venture over to it and check it out? If you’re planning a trip to the area soon, you can stop by the former Vermont Asylum and take a tour of the place. You never know what you might see while you’re there.

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I Love my ‘Live Free or Die’ State

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I was born and raised right here in the Live Free or Die state of New Hampshire. This ‘Live Free or Die’ state has changed a lot throughout my 38 years of life. For example, I remember being a kid and getting all excited about not having to wear a seatbelt when I turned 16.

I Love my 'Live Free or Die' State

No More Seatbelts?!

As a kid, the idea that you didn’t have to wear a seatbelt anymore was exciting! I’d be 16 and have that choice.

Yeah. No

There was a law passed sometime before I got my driver’s license at age 16 and no more was that freedom there. We now have a state law that says anyone under the age of 18 must wear a seatbelt, but it’s common sense for all.

Now, do you know why I actually love this? Well, I’m going to tell you.

I believe that common sense should rule all. We don’t need to have all of these damn laws to tell us how to live, how to parent, and what to do in our personal life.

The seatbelt law changing so that all minors must buckle up makes sense to me. Minors aren’t old enough to make their own decisions, they are still after all, under the care of their parents.

As an adult though, I love that we have a choice! We should have that adult choice to wear or not to wear a seatbelt.

So as long as we’re not harming someone else, then why can’t we simply live free or die? It sounds easy, right?

And then I think about the teens of today eating Tide Pods when my youngest child knows that’s the dumbest thing ever! He told me, “listen I can see toddlers doing that, but teenagers? I’m not even a teen and I know better than that!” As you can see, common sense runs strong in that kid 😉

Well, okay then. Maybe some people need a little more restraint in their lives? I don’t know. I guess I still don’t believe that laws change much.

The only thing laws do is restrict those of us who live the simple life, not harming anyone else and simply want to have the FREE AMERICA lifestyle that was pursued by our ancestors.

The ability to live freely, love deeply, pursue and achieve your dreams without much constraint. I miss those chapters in American history, and yes I am currently studying American History with my two middle school children in our homeschool days.

Revisiting American History with my sons is both fascinating and eye-opening!

Okay, now that I’ve gone a little off-topic, I want to get back onto the subject of why I love my home state!

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I Grew up in Newport, NH

While I no longer reside in my original home town, when I was about 5 or 6 years of age, my parents purchased a piece of land in Newport, NH. As far as I recall, this was a piece of land that needed to have a driveway put in, electricity run and all of that jazz.

The mission, according to what my Dad has told me is that it would give a piece of land to hand down and a place for us girls (I have one sister) to attend a good school district. My parents have since divorced when my sister and I were younger, so I’m not sure that’s the same mission any longer.

Growing up on about 6-7 acres of land in Newport, NH that had a pond, a 300′ long driveway, access to a river, and snowmobile trails along with neighbors who were always nice to us girls, was amazing!

Having a childhood where you could walk down the road to the other kids’ homes or have them come over to play outdoors was amazing. We even had an ice skating party one year, that well, was a little disastrous, but that’s another story!

There are some pros and cons to having been raised in this small NH town, but I firmly believe having this type of childhood in a small NH town is what helps me maintain a very simple thought process about people, laws of the land, and what we really should have enforced in our personal life or not.

Why is New Hampshire the Live Free or Die state?

Back in 1809 a person known as General John Stark wrote a letter. As an afterword to this letter, he made a “toast” to Veterans stating, “Live free or die. Death is not the greatest of evils.”

This makes sense since General John Stark was a New Hampshire born war Veteran himself. In 1809 the General was not well enough to travel to give a speech, he gave this letter to be read aloud instead.

You can read a copy of the full letter in the Memoir and Official Correspondence of Gen. John Stark: With Notices of Several Other Officers of the Revolution as written by General John Stark’s son, Caleb.

While what General John Stark said is not that uncommon in the history books of that time, the motto is perfect for us who were born and raised in this New England state who truly believe that we all must Live Free or Die.

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What does the motto Live Free or Die mean?

I guess people who weren’t raised here or haven’t navigated to the state of New Hampshire before may think our state motto sounds rather harsh.

I personally feel it’s simple.

You can LIVE FREE or DIE. Period. No, we’re not going to be “off with your heads” or whatever, but if you can’t live with the most basic of human senses, common sense, then the rest of us shouldn’t be strangled by too many laws.

Now, with that being said, our state has welcomed some new people and the laws are slowly changing. You see, others who have states that restrict the basic rights to live as we deem fit, raise our kids as we wish and so on and so forth have started to move in and adjust our Live Free or Die way of life.

That’s the problem with this world, those who don’t like the laws in their state, slowly navigate to other states and still work towards the SAME LAWS that strangled them from wanting to reside in their original state.

Common Sense.

Need I say more?

Also, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.

I still love our Live Free or Die State and I still believe that seatbelts and helmets may be a great safety device, but I also believe that we are grown adults who can make that independent choice.

If I don’t wear a helmet or a seatbelt, is that going to harm anyone else?

Nope.

It’s going to harm me. That’s my choice! Not yours!

By the way, I don’t ride motorcycles or bicycles, but I do wear a seatbelt in the vehicle. It’s just my thing, but I don’t think other adults need a law to tell them to do so – it’s not something that will harm another person if they don’t wear it.

Get what I mean? Agree or disagree, I do hope that you comprehend what I’m saying here!

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Pros and Cons of my Small Town Life

Finally, I want to share some of the pros and cons of my small-town life and upbringing that I realize makes me a little sheltered about other ways of life and what you experience in your neck of the woods.

Little Traffic

I can get from Point A to Point B relatively fast. I don’t have to deal with the anxiety induced city traffic. When I go to Boston?! OMG, I hate it, but I do go there for the New England Aquarium from time to time.

Strong Community

Even though I don’t live in my hometown anymore, I did enjoy growing up in a small town where everyone knew each other. As kids, we couldn’t get away with much because our parents knew each other, friends who not, those parents stuck together and they parented each other’s kids without issues. We were all there for each other, period!

Yup, if I was down at a neighbor’s house in their yard and acting a fool, back then they had the right to discipline me – this concept makes sense to me still! Sadly, it doesn’t work in today’s society, you’d get sued or have some Word War 3 bologna in your face.

Lack of Diversity

One of the cons of being raised in a small town is that you don’t get exposed to much diversity. While this is great for some, as I’ve grown older I realize how sheltered I was. I enjoy social media, for this reason, I can start seeing how others live and what they experience in their area of the world.

The Simple Life

As I said, I am thankful for my Live Free or Die state that offered me a chance to live a simple life. I had a huge yard, I caught bullfrogs, I ran around with the neighborhood kids, we had no city lights or traffics or gang people messing with us as some do in cities.

Fewer Opportunities

This is something I’ve seen some of my peers talk about now as adults. There simply isn’t a lot of opportunity in the small town of Newport, NH. Many have flown the nest and headed out to larger towns or cities where there is more opportunity for career growth and experiences.

In conclusion, I love my Live Free or Die state. I believe that we don’t need to be restricted to live a specific lifestyle so as long as it’s not harming anyone else. Such as my seatbelt and helmet argument, neither of those adult decisions harm another person – it just harms our own person.

I believe that we all should be ruled by our own intuition, common sense, and sense of community. I don’t believe that we should live any other way other than the NH way, “Live Free or Die”.

I feel truly blessed to have been raised in the state of NH. I believe my small-town upbringing is what helps me be more open-minded about many areas of life.

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Must Have Travel Accessories for Living on the Road

Must Have Travel Accessories for Living on the Road

If you’re planning a travel excursion or looking for New England travel destinations and have no idea what to pack, then you’ll love my list of must have travel accessories for living on the road with kids. 

While we no longer have a child under the age of 10, we do know a thing or two about living on the road with a preteen and a teen. Living on the road in New England isn’t for the faint at heart. You’ll have to share a tent or hotel room with kids and learn how to have adult conversations behind closed bathroom doors or over a campfire when you think the kids are asleep.

There’s little to no privacy when you’re living on the road with kids, but there are many magical moments to make some longlasting memories with your kids before they’re too old to hang out with their parents. 

Must Have Travel Accessories for Living on the Road

We’ve done some hiking, exploring and staying at various places in both New Hampshire and Vermont on a quest to find the best New England travel destinations this summer. After this experience, I’ve been able to come up with a solid list of accessories everyone needs while living on the road with kids, at least the preteen and teenage kids. 

Must Have Travel Accessories for Living on the Road

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Englander First Ever Microfiber AIR Mattress Twin Size

OontZ Angle 3 Ultra : Portable Bluetooth Speaker

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

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Herbal Essences Shampoo and Paraben Free Conditioner Kit

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Kijaro Dual Lock Portable Camping and Sports Chair

Must Have Travel Accessories for Living on the Road

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