I'm starting something new. I'll be sharing a weekly writing prompt, which will involve a tune. I hope you enjoy this series. I have a diverse knowledge of music, so I'll try to mix it up quite a bit. And since I'm starting on Wednesday, we'll keep it on Wednesday. I think being able to… Continue reading Musical Writing Prompt #1
I still don't like when people laugh when people make mistakes. Everybody makes mistakes. - Mr. Rogers
A lot of writers blog about the process of writing, but I've just never spent a lot of time writing about it myself. I love writing, I really do. I'm a storyteller at heart, there are always stories and characters building in my head and fighting to make their way out. And I do have… Continue reading On Writing (Part 1)
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Mystery Box." Journalist Thomas Bradshaw woke up at 10:45am without an alarm, as was his custom. He grimaced at the sunlight forcing its way through the closed shades. He cursed himself for the millionth time for not buying big, thick and black curtains for his window. Though, he… Continue reading Mystery Box
Good conversation about controlled and monitored comments.
Many of you commented on a recent post that focused on ways to respond to critical feedback left on your blog. We thought you might find this post from our archives equally useful, as it offers a more detailed look into your blog’s discussion settings.
Do you want readers to interact with your blog, but wonder how much control to exercise over their input? Here are some options to consider.
Comment approval: the pros and cons of instant gratification
As a blogger, are you a control freak or a free spirit? Either way, If you’ve enabled comments on your blog, you can choose how much authority to exercise over the comments appearing on your posts.
One of the most fundamental questions to address is whether you should first approve a comment before it appears on your blog (to change your choice, go to Settings → Discussion in your dashboard).
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Deep thoughts in a poem called Drunk.
A superb concept for building a community of feedback on WordPress.
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- While you’re not required to, we encourage everyone who requests feedback to also reply to at least one or two other bloggers who need some help. Spread the love!
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So, I'm toying with the idea of converting from Blogger (which I've been on for several years, and has been good to me) to WordPress.com. I feel like I'm selling my soul to the devil. But for the first time, it feels like the WordPress.com platform is better than it used to be, something worth… Continue reading All things new