Admin Change

Thankfully, @piyushavir from Wandering Soul has agreed to be our new admin. Vandana ( @feelings161 ) has agreed to help out when needed too.

We will also have several people in charge of scheduling now. It may take some adjusting to get used to this new way of doing things. As we settle in, please know that I am still available. Just mention my name and my computer or phone will summon me. Also note that Rashmi is currently on vacation. Please also note that Catherine ( @wynstep) has not been here in quite some time so paging her may not get her attention.

Etymology – Lula @lulaharp
Trivia Tuesday – Piyusha/Vandana @piyushavir / @feelings161
Author Story – Rashmi @sashay909
Grammar – Pam @pamkirst2014
Friday Features – Piyusha @piyushavir
Saturday Creative Writing – Pam and Meg @pamkirst2014 / @drmegsorick
Sunday 13 words story prompt provided by Piyusha @piyushavir

Thank you everyone for your support. It was fun being your admin while it lasted. I hope to get to know you all more now as an author/contributer here. 🙂

Looking for Admins

Hello bloggers!

With a new job and Camp NaNoWriMo coming up soon, I don’t have much time to devote to being your admin here. Rashmi is also ready to take a break to devote more time to her book and blog. It seems now would be a good time for us both to step down as admins and become just authors here.

Your responsibilities will include scheduling the weekly features, sending out invites to new members, and overseeing any problems.

Rashmi and I will both be able to help you acclimate to this new role if you’d like.

We’re looking for at least 3 volunteers. If you are interested in being an admin, please let us know! You can either use the contact form or comment here directly.

Tuesday Feature Naming Poll

Our new Tuesday feature needs a name! Submit your vote here. Poll will close on Sunday. If there are a lot of write ins or a tie, a second poll will appear on Monday before the unveiling on Tuesday.

New Tuesday Feature is Here!

And the winner is…. drum rolls

Unknown Facts!

We can decide on a different name. If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I’ve had the following suggestions so far from @onetarhayes

  •  “Fun Facts”
  • “Did you Know. . .”
  • “Trivia Abounds”
  • “Click if you Know. . .” and attach poll,
  • “Really Truly?”
  • “Funny Facts.

Vote for your favorite here.

We will need volunteers to help run this feature. You only need to search for some facts and include the original URL where you found them.

To get it started, here are my fun facts for the week:

Did you know Bubble Wrap(TM) was originally designed to be wallpaper? (source)

If you thought Hillary Clinton was the first woman who ran for presidency, you are mistaken, just as I was! The first was actually Victoria Woodhull on April 2, 1872. (source)

Love cats? Wish your kitten would stay little forever? Well consider getting a Singapuras, the smallest cat, who weighs only 4 pounds. (source)

I used to think Titanic and The Tenth Kingdom were long. However, they pale in comparison to the longest movie. At 85 hours long, “The Cure for Insomnia” may just be the most accurate title ever.  (source)

The longest case of hiccups lasted 69 years. Can you imagine how annoying that must have been? Ugh!  (source)

Which fact do you find as the most interesting? Did you know them all prior to today?

If you have other ideas for how you’d like to see this feature run, please let us know!

If you’d like to volunteer to post on February 16th, please let us know!

#weekly #triviatuesday

Tuesday Feature – Voting

Please vote for what you would like our weekly Tuesday feature to be. The poll will be open for 1 week. Results will be announced on Tuesday unless everyone would like it to run shorter so that we can have our new feature start on Tuesday.

Poetry Corner – It’s Magic Being Your Friend

It is magic being your friend.

Roam the world. Don’t regret later

May all be well, for you!

This festive season wears me out.

The year opens its tender eyes.

She then took her final breath

Alas! The end is upon us!

Friends reminisce of times gone by

Fascinating fragility, wrapped in feathery fluff

everyone was super excited for Blogging101

Thus it came to an end…

I will be posting a poll shortly to get ideas for our Tuesday feature. I will be taking the suggestions from Anand’s post. If there are any other suggestions on what to do on Tuesdays, feel free to suggest them here.
 
#weekly #poetrycorner

Chat Feature Now Available!

I’ve been looking into this for a while now, and I’ve done a bit of research. The limitations of a free WordPress.com account mean that we cannot have something embedded directly into our forum sadly.

I looked into several other services like Chatzy and the like, but most wanted to limit how many people could chat at a time to 10 or so. Perhaps that wouldn’t be a problem for us, but I wasn’t sure. Many others wanted you to create an account with them in order to use it or download special software.

I wanted to try to find a happy medium, and I’m hoping that I’ve done so with our new chat.

It is an IRC chat using a web browser client called Mibbit. That just means that there’s nothing to download or install. Any browser that has Javascript functioning will allow this chat to work.

To join please click on this link.

You’ll see a screen like this:
chatscreen1

Enter in your name (preferably your WordPress username or the display name we’ve come to know or a shortened version of it)

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