Time to Revamp the Forum?

OK, I did not think I would have to do this again, but here I am explaining why we have rules and why as admins we ask our members to adhere to these rules.  This is what I know from my previous role as an Admin of this Forum and from my background working as an IT (Information Technology) Systems Analyst about maintaining an online forum/group.

Let us now analyze the confusing too hard to follow rules:

  1. The Basics! (As in the Guidelines from The Daily Post)
Rule Reason

Please do not post photos (unless it is for a weekly feature or photo post feature), movies, music, & similar multimedia here.

We have people in this forum connecting from different countries using different devices with access to the internet with varying speed. When the forum allows anyone and everyone to post content like photos, music and videos, it consumes more bandwidth to download, this becomes bothersome especially for people with slow internet connections as the site/page will either take forever to load or not load at all for them!

This is a forum for everyone’s use so a little consideration will not hurt anyone.

Avoid posting original content better suited for blogs here. Instead post a link and tell us what your link is about and what you’d like feedback on. This way the members do not have to scroll forever if they do not want to read your post. We have a slot called ‘Guest Feature’ for those who wish to post original content.
Please limit posting your blog link for feedback to just your own thread no more than 2 or 3 times a day.

Again, this is a forum for all members who are part of it. We (as in the admins) have the responsibility to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance to post links and feedback requests to their blog. If anyone and everyone who visits the forum just drops their link and leaves, then there would be nothing worthy in this forum other than a bunch of links!

Be the lovely, respectful, and supporting individuals that you are. We are all writers. We are all in this forum hoping to receive and provide support to one another and in the process learn a little something too.

The only way I see for one to be supportive is by respectful, encouraging and understanding to other members.

We can always politely disagree with something – nothing wrong there so long as you are not directly attacking/bullying someone.

Please respect copyright. Anything posted here should be your own work or you should have permission to share it.

Self-explanatory – you know, copyright issues!

These were the basic guidelines requested of the members. Now let’s move onto the next set of rules. Continue reading

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Shutterbug Showcase – Companion

It’s time for the Thursday feature to showcase your shutterbug talent! This week @beckybwinch gave me a prompt ‘Companion’.

Companion – the word brought to my mind my son and my sister, so I could not think of a better photograph to share than this one of us enjoying one of the days from the blizzard of Jan 2016. Hope you like it too!


Now, it is your turn! Share photographs that depict Companion/companionship for you. You have until next Thursday to share your posts. After that @cathylynnbrooks will share her photograph for the prompt ‘Doors‘.

#photopost #weekly

Author Story – Ten Writers Who Changed the World!

The written word has the power to generate ideas, inspire revolutions, and change the way we view ourselves and our place in history. Nowhere is this power clearer than in the works of the authors in this list!

These writers changed the world and its writing with their style and beliefs, and the works they created — from fictional epics to philosophical creeds — have had a lasting impact on people and cultures around the world. (And more than a few have won the Nobel Prize to prove it.)

I love writing lists and for this week’s Author story, I decided to put together a list of ten writers who changed the world with their writing.

Do check them out. Who would you like to add to this list?

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#authorstory, #weekly

Calling Volunteers for Author Story Weekly Feature!

Hello, Everyone!

This post is to call for volunteers for Wednesdays Author Story feature for the months of August and September 2016. We have 2 remaining slots to fill for August 2016.

We need volunteers for:

August 3 – Rashmi @sashay909
August 10 – Colette @colettebates
August 17 – Grace Anne @graceanneoscar
August 24 – Bharat @bharath10291
August 31 – Vandana @feelings161
September 7 –
September 14 –
September 21 –
September 28 –

Please nominate yourself in the comments section below! Thank you!:)

@cathylynnbrooks @onetarhayes @colettebates @jahnavichintakunta @feelings161 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon@cathylynnbrooks @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @graceanneoscar @haripriyakm @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @indira2412 @jennifernicholewells @kristinavanhoos @kmmyrman @kokoboocro @lulaharp @mylittlespaceinthesun @mkjackie99 @niyati16 @noorainsobiya @nikissimplelife @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @sirtonix @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @wanderlusteternal @xaranahara @yentll02 @zenaidawheels @surbhisachdeva89 @niyati16 @ananyabha @bharath10291

#weekly #schedule

Calling Volunteers for Wednesday’s Author Story Feature!

Hello, Everyone!

Apologies for the delay in scheduling, this post is to call for volunteers for Wednesdays Author Story feature for the months of July and August 2016. We have 3 remaining slots to fill for August 2016.

We need volunteers for:

July 6 – Cathy Lynn Brooks @cathylynnbrooks
July 13 – Surbhi Sachdeva @surbhisachdeva89
July 20 – Niyati @niyati16
July 27 – Ananya @ananyabha
August 3 – Rashmi @sashay909
August 10 – Colette @colettebates
August 17 –
August 24 –
August 31 –
Please nominate yourself in the comments section below! Thank you! 🙂

@onetarhayes @colettebates @jahnavichintakunta @feelings161 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon @cathylynnbrooks @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @graceanneoscar @haripriyakm @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @indira2412 @jennifernicholewells @kristinavanhoos @kmmyrman @kokoboocro @lulaharp @mylittlespaceinthesun @mkjackie99 @niyati16 @noorainsobiya @nikissimplelife @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @sirtonix @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @wanderlusteternal @xaranahara @yentll02 @zenaidawheels

#weekly #schedule

Trivia Tuesday – Well, it’s still Tuesday here!

It is my turn at this Trivia Tuesday thing and I had completely forgotten about it! That was until I logged into Blogger’s World this afternoon and looked at the date and thought

“hmmm….I was supposed to do something here this week!”

and then it struck me like lightning…

“Damn it…I am late, it’s Trivia Tuesday and it is my turn!”

Well like they say “Better late than never!” right? So here’s my list of interesting facts for your consumption! Let me know which one you liked the best.

  1. Since I am known to be an IT geek, I thought let the first one be something from my chosen career path…that’s right, the IT field.

Did you know?


It took 51 years before hard disk drives reached the size of 1 TB (Terabyte equivalent to 1,000 GB – Gigabytes). This happened in the year 2007. However, in the year 2009 we went from 1 TB to 2 TB hard disk storage drives. So while it took 51 years to reach the first terabyte, it took us only 2 years to reach the second!


  1. The World’s Deepest Hotel Room is 65 Million Years Old?

Did you know?


The World’s deepest hotel room is located 220 feet below the surface in a 65 million year old cave. The man who discovered the cave did so by accident when he fell into it in the year 1927. The cave had exceptionally well-preserved remains of humans and animals inside it; researchers uncovered the fact that the cave is bone dry, so anything that dies there becomes mummified.


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AND…The Winners of the #BloggersBash Awards 2016 Are…

The results are out! Blogger’s World won third place! Yaayyy 😀

Sacha Black

Bloggers Bash Awards 2016Ladies and gentleman it has been an honour to host and run the second annual blogger bash awards.

For those of you not able to join us, next week I will post my speech along with links to the masterclass that was presented.

Without further ado, it is time to announce the winners of the 2016 Bloggers Bash Awards.

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Nominations for Author Story

Hi Everyone,

This post is to call for volunteers for the Author Story Weekly features for the month of June 2016. We have 4 slots available. Please let me know if you are interested.

June 1 – Booked by Oneta Hayes

June 8 – Booked for Grace Anne

June 15 – Free

June 22 – Free

June 29 – Free

@colettebates @barbCT @ishitarc1908 @brendablagdon @piyushavir @kokoboocro @darshith0000 @funsimplicity @feelings161 @lulaharp @jahnavichintakunta

#authorstory, #weekly

Authors Who Made History – For The Wrong Reasons!

Wallace Stevens once said, ‘As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.’

Every week in Authors Who Made History, we celebrate the life story of any one author who left an impact in the literary world. However, this week I decided to stir things up a little and talk about the authors, yes, I said authors (plural) who left an impact on the literary world for the wrong reasons!

The impact they left being a constant debate among the members of the ‘elite’ literary club and the ‘not-so elite will read anything’ club members.

Need I spell out what their topic of discussion would be?  That’s right! They debate on how much of an impact these authors make in the literary world; how much did they contribute to it or rather take away from it?

Make a splash into the world wide web and you will see many incredibly articulate works published everywhere from blogs to online magazines debating if the books published by authors like Stephanie Myers (SM) and E.L. James (ELJ) and their Indian counterparts like Chetan Bhagat (CB) and Ravinder Singh (RS) should be considered as actual literature or just plain trash? Yet another argument that stirs up the debate further is “If they are trashy, then, why are they so successful?”

After spending a few hours reading some of these articles and blog posts, this is my inference of why I think these authors are successful despite writing and publishing what I like to refer as the ‘pop culture literature’ Continue reading

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Hello Everyone!

After a writing hiatus of a month, I am finally getting back into the writing discipline starting with my latest post titled “A Meeting With My Ex!” I would love for some feedback from this community!

I am also hoping to become more active with BW now that I got the break I so wanted! 😀

Rashmi (Mind and Life Matters)