Navigating

Welcome, and we’re glad you’ve found your way here and are looking around. Things can be a big confusing, even for us, so we’d like to give you even more information in the hopes that some of it is helpful.  I’ll explain the main search bar, then will dive in to some advanced techniques that you can use to narrow down the information you’re looking at to make sure it’s totally relevant for you.

main-menu

If you check out the top of the screen you’ll see the Navigation bar. It’s going to be your best friend. You’ll be able to find most any useful information right from that main bar.

Explore

All our main categories are listed under our Explore heading.  Here you’ll be able to search by Author, or by interest to find the things you’re most interested in.  All the links in the Explore menu will lead to post categories containing our (awesome!) content.

Contact Us

Anything and everything, this is how you can send us feedback directly.  Let us know what you think, what you’d like to see, what you’d change if you owned the site, or even what brought you here and what will keep bringing you back.

Beware of Richard getting to your feedback first – his first instinct is to send back a sarcastic witty reply that may or may not be super helpful.  Odds go up if the questions are obvious or silly.  You’ve been warned.

Search

The magnifying glass icon on the bar will let you search our site for whatever you’re interested in.  Click on the icon and the search bar will appear.  It’s a powerful tool and if it doesn’t find anything let us know and we’ll make some content just for you.

New Posts

If you want to see the newest posts from our various sections, click on the New Posts link and you’ll arrive at the New Posts landing page. Here you’ll find (in helpful thumbnail sizes) the 6 most recent posts for all our main categories.

 

 

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Learn

Here you’ll find all the pages or information we’ve created specifically for you.  Over time this section will expand as we start writing more helpful material.  Check back here often – and make sure to let us know if you’re having trouble with something, or would like to know more about a subject that we’ve written about.

Advanced

While we do our best to make sure all our pages are accessible and easy to navigate, we know that we’ll never cover every possible search or browse query that exists.  To that end I want to empower all of you to more easily find the stuff you want to know about.

All our posts are tagged, and all our tags are searchable.  What this means for you, is that you can compose a specific query to find the exact groups of posts that you want to read about.  All you have to do is add a small query to our website in your address bar.  Don’t worry it’s not scary!  I’ll show you everything.

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Check out your address bar.  It should say http://lonesomecow.ca/<something else here>

We’re going to make a tag query and insert it up there.  Let’s pretend I want to check out all our book reviews from the “fantasy” and “dystopia” genres.  Those are both tags, so I can use them in my query.

  • First I say I’m looking for tags “?tag=”
  • Then I put the tags I’m looking for “?tag=fantasy+dystopia”
  • Now add that to the address bar after lonsesomecow.ca/ – my full address will read: http://lonesomecow.ca/?tag=fantasy+dystopia
  • Press enter (or hit the go button) and you’re there!

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Query types

Now above I was looking for “fantasy” AND “dystopia” – which is a pretty narrow group.  What if I was looking for “fantasy” OR “dystopia” – that’s much broader and maybe more what I was looking for.  Well, that’s just as easy.

We craft the query the same way, but instead of using “+” betwen the tags, we just use a “,” (comma).  So my above query would be “http://lonesomecow.ca/?tag=fantasy,dystopia”

That’s all there is to it.  Now to get you off on the right track, I’ll give you a list of all our categories, and the tags that we’re using in them.  Feel free to pick and choose ones that you want to know more about and put them together in a query.  There is no limit to how many tags you can AND/OR include.

NOTE – One small thing, you can’t combine commas and + signs in the same query.  For whatever reason wordpress doesn’t like that and there isn’t anything I can do to make it happier.

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Category: Gratitude

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Category: Hotel Reviews

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Category: Kitchen

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Category: Lifestyle

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Category: Liquor

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Category: On The Ranch

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Category: Pinterest Reviews

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Category: Product Reviews

Reviews 4.5star Products Household Refrigerators Koolatron Small Appliances Wallets Basics Hair Colour Influenster Loreal Hair Corkcicle Makeup

Category: R's Journal

Life Other Writing Journal Philosophy

Category: Recipe Reviews

Reviews 4star 3star 5star 2star 1star What's for dinner? 4.5star Pasta Slow Cooker Baking Appetizers Bread Casserole Chicken soup vegetarian A&W Root Beer Float What's for breakfast? Fun Food Friday Eggs Hot Dips Party Food

Category: Restaurant Reviews

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Category: Retrogaming

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Reviews Books 4star 3star 5star Mystery YA Dystopia Chicklit 2016 Reading Challenge Horror Non-Fiction Historical Fiction Fantasy Life Literature Restaurants Zombies 2star 3.5star Strong Female Characters Richard Sci-Fi 1star Fiction California What's for dinner? Short Fiction 4.5star Writing San Francisco Kiera Cass Lauren Oliver Dean Koontz Recipes Stephen King Suspense Hotels Road Trip Jodi Picoult Alberta J.K Rowling Pasta David Moody Chicago Dan Wells Mark Tufo Strathmore Humour Harry Potter Slow Cooker Buddhism 2.5star Blogging Kristin Hannah Homesteading Lisa Scottoline Classic Lauren Kate Action Adventure Memoir Klamath Falls Spokane Products Brent Weeks Washington Oregon Julianna Baggott Blake Crouch Samantha Adkins Baking Poetry Michael Grant Scott Westerfeld Mira Grant Suzanne Collins Robert J. Sawyer vegetarian Bread soup 3stars Appetizers Casserole Nina Solomon Suzanne Weyn Salad MIchael J. Sullivan Neil Gaiman John Scalzi Chinese Household Jojo Moyes Dave Barry Fast Food William Gibson Deborah Harkness Riyira Revelations Sophie Littlefield Joshilyn Jackson Jonathan Maberry Robert Liparulo Robert Kirkman Diane Chamberlain Laura Lippman Paul Johnston Lois Lowry Brad Meltzer Jennifer McMahon Dan Chaon Joanna Campbell Slan Alan Bradley Bentley Little James Patterson Chicken Gigi Levangie Grazer Joe Hill Fern Michaels Cheryl Strayed Veronica Roth Heather Dixon Jake Vander Ark Sophie Kinsella Harlan Coben Diane Noble Jeffrey Eugenides Deborah D. Gray David J. Bell Barbara Gowdy Mary E. Pearson Cindy Champnella Ellen Hopkins Maeve Binchy Michael Betcherman Orson Scott Card Kat Falls Dan Simmons Matthew Quirk Scott Hutchins Paige Farmer Linwood Barclay Simon Toyne Jack Kilborn Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Gregory Hill Kate Morton Theresa Reid Barbara Delinsky Kody Brown Laurie Frankel Robyn Okrant Sarah Dessen Mechi Renee Monica Ferris Meg Cabot Deborah Shlian Megan Miranda Daniel Gilbert Amy Plum Rick Yancey Shannon Hale Catherine Chanter Rose Connors Nancy Pickard Vampires China Miéville Simone St. James Octavia Butler Clive Cussler Jeff Hirsch Randy O. Frost Sheila Roberts Rebecca Ascher-Walsh J. Courtney Sullivan Ernest Cline Rebecca Rasmussen Joe Darger John Katzenbach Robin McKinley Brian Keene Angela Elwell Hunt Ronald Malfi Tsh Oxenreider Laura Lane McNeal Jonas Eriksson Sarah Lotz Jennifer L. Armentrout Anna Schumacher Grady Hendrix Amie Kaufman Lavie Tidhar Elizabeth Berg Children's Judy Blundell Julie Lawson Timmer Jeanne Desy Christian Cantrell Emily St. John Mandel S.K. Tremayne Victoria Aveyard Antti Tuomainen Edward Rutherfurd John Flanagan Emma Straub Marjane Satrapi Radclyffe Sandra Brown Kass Morgan Daniel Alarcón Jeffrey Archer Fannie Flagg Jane Austen James Rollins Amy Sue Nathan Roger Hobbs Chuck Palahniuk Lisa Genova Book Club David Cristofano Richard Laymon Lori Smith Escape Root Beer Float A&W E. Lockhart Eileen Goudge S. A. Bodeen Ian McEwan Kate Alcott Jonathan Franzen Sharon Soneff William Hope Hodgson Paula Hawkins Ben Hewitt Shirley Jackson Lauren Beukes Beth Harbison Liane Moriarty Maya Angelou Marie Kondō Luigi's Nick's Rockaway Beach Restaurant Reviews San Bruno Thomas Hardy Sue Miller James Dashner IHOP Red Rooster Laura van den Berg Hair Loreal Hair Colour Influenster Makeup Ann Rule Nicola Yoon Barbara Kingsolver Marissa Meyer Brunch Julia Cameron John Green Days Inn Jenny Lawson Willows Corkcicle Best Western Eating Out Elizabeth Adler Robert Cormier Francesca Serritella Dinner Wallets Basics Refrigerators Judy Blume Charlotte Bronte Gothic Fiction Small Appliances Dining Koolatron Hilton Napa John Grisham Tourism Attractions Claire LaZebnik Joy Fielding Filis Casey Beatrice Culleton Mosionier Michael Palmer Caitlin Flanagan Ruth White John Robbins Ninni Holmqvist Megan McCafferty Tom Knox Amy Stolls Jennifer Weiner Daniel H. Wilson Libba Bray Allison Winn Scotch Laurie Viera Rigler Alice LaPlante John Saul Susie Moloney S.J. Watson Cara Hoffman Peter Straub Kathryn Stockett Ken Follett Isabel Wolff Josie Brown Gregory Keck Helen Schulman Augusten Burroughs Sara Blaedel E.C. Sheedy Melanie Benjamin Sarah Addison Allen Ellen DeGeneres Richard Kadrey Chevy Stevens Ree Drummond Beth Nonte Russell Katie Kacvinsky Sarah Strohmeyer Elizabeth Lowell Anne Enright Jude Deveraux Katherine Center Ann Vanderhoof Jesse Petersen Tina Fey Catherine Friend Wendy Webb Elizabeth Noble McDonalds Jen Mann Grace Coopersmith What's for breakfast? Elin Hilderbrand Christopher Buehlman Megan Hart Judith Moore Wendy's Mo Hayder Kimberly McCreight Anna Jean Mayhew Holly Black Lama Surya Das Jess Walter Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Tara Parker-Pope Celeste Ng What's for lunch? Fun Food Friday Debbie Macomber Jennifer Close Bill Floyd Ted Dekker John Hart Nate Kenyon Megan Abbott Sarah Hall Jen Lancaster Erin Morgenstern Elissa Wall Brené Brown Hot Dips Party Food Ground Beef Sandwiches Eggs Lian Tanner Adventure Mark Lawrence Clare Dowling Kazuo Ishiguro

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