About Blogging 101 Etiquettes!

Dear friends,

I wanted to do this brief note too but maybe a day or two later so it remains in our minds but as someone has raised this point I should write about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

First off, everyone here(I believe) has better manners and etiquettes than I do( was it โ€˜meโ€™ here or โ€˜I do?โ€™). I am not trying to be patronizing. You all know what I am going to say. And these are the basics ๐Ÿ™‚

Blogging 101 commons is a space dedicated for giving feedback. Please donโ€™t do self-promotion there. Promoting Bloggerโ€™s World also comes under self-promotion. Also: please donโ€™t chat too muchโ€“stay on topic and stay relevant. Even if you see familiar faces, switch gears from informal to formal. ๐Ÿ™‚

Truth be told: I have seen too many people promoting too many links on commons and yet they were not rebuked but I have been rebuked many times in many courses even when I was trying to help. Am I trying to say they were unfair to me? No, I am saying that my presence is recognized very soon since I spend a lot of time thereโ€“therefore anything slightly off-the-track by me is subject to warning and chiding.

Since so many of us will join together and interact there as well: our concord and fraternity will be obvious to everyone. Since we are not working for a sinister purpose, please let not anyone say anything to us which hurts ๐Ÿ™‚

If instead of being able to help others we are reprimanded and it turns bitter: the whole purpose is defeated. ๐Ÿ™‚

If some people over there suggest about creating a new group like commons: let them do it. We shall be more than happy to support such a group. Just suggesting name of this group as an idea shouldnโ€™t be a problem normally(especially towards the end of the course when people do need a place like commons, I have done that before.) Itโ€™s just a blog and I donโ€™t see how itโ€™s any different to drop a link for it from dropping a link to your personal blogs.

Will we have fun despite so much heavy thinking?

Yes definitely. We have plenty to talk about even when we are formal. Seeing friends always cheers us up and helping is always good provided you donโ€™t need anything in return. ๐Ÿ™‚

Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions or ideas regarding this ๐Ÿ™‚

@sashay909 @notionlux @piyushavir @vikrambishla @27mrskills @drmegsorick @arpitastravelblog @beingmepresently

#idea #help

Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Making Featured Posts Sticky!

Dear friends,

We want to give featured posts maximum traction here. I sometimes miss them and at times see them later on when a lot of time has passed. Sometimes itโ€™s because of time-zones. Ideally featured post author should make it sticky but sometimes they forget and other times they donโ€™t know how to do that. [ Itโ€™s fairly simple here: use the right top bubbles and make your featured post sticky.] If you schedule your post you need to make it sticky by using back-end features which are available in left and right sidebars in the new and classical post editors respectively.

As soon as any of you see a featured post which is not sticky, please tag me or Rashmi so that we immediately make it so. ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you.
Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Blogging 101 Is Around The Corner!

Dear friends,

Have you registered for Blogging 101 course yet? Course begins on January 4th so registration is soon going to close!

You can register here

I feel so many of us are thankful for Blogging University and 101 because it not only gave us skills but also brought us together as a cohesive group which is now Bloggerโ€™s World. ๐Ÿ™‚

My intention behind joining Blogging 101 is apparent: I want to help new bloggers. ๐Ÿ™‚
Getting help as a new blogger for the first time when I joined Blogging 101 in August was a feeling I canโ€™t forget. It changed my blogging experience for better forever. ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to pay back a little.

I feel if I make some friends we might keep interacting in blogosphere or they might join Bloggerโ€™s World too but that is not my prime goal. We blog about different things and resonate at different frequencies so we might not keep seeing each other afterwards but in the first few days if new bloggers get some feedback(any feedback) and some help(about basic technicalities) it will motivate them to do better. In about 3 weeks you can have a wonderful impact on growth of many bloggers, especially if many of us come together ๐Ÿ™‚ Volunteers!

The August batch had many active members and our forum was created as an alumni forum first. Even November batch has given us some wonderful friends. In November session I observed that interacting with almost all bloggers used to take only 2-3 hours of my time per day. There were only a few very active members. ๐Ÿ™‚

I feel if some of us friends join with a view to primarily help other bloggers and make new friends we will make this course a great place. Many new bloggers will get a feeling which will last for many months and build a foundation which will give their blogs a long life ๐Ÿ™‚

What is in it for you? I feel peace and contentment, first and foremost. ๐Ÿ™‚

Getting new friends and learning new things is added advantage but nothing matches the feeling of helping others without expecting anything in return. ๐Ÿ™‚

Many members have registered. I guess, Rashmi, Piyusha, Vikram, Marica, Lou and Arpita are also joining. It is going to be a lot of fun!

If every one of us gives just 30 minutes to 1 hour everyday { I will try to give more if possible} this session will become one of the best. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you will register and help new bloggers ๐Ÿ™‚

@beingmepresently @arpitastravelblog @sashay909 @piyushavir @vikrambishla @pamkirst2014
@drmegsorick @theotherscienceblog @notionlux @27mrskills

Love and light โค

#discussion #help

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Is Anyone Doing Etymology Post Today?

Dear Lula and Jackie,
@lulaharp @mkjackie99
Are you going to do an etymology post today?

Please let me know. ๐Ÿ™‚

Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

13 Words Story!

Chaos, Isis, Adipose!

Ouroboros, phantom, fructose!

Time, Death, Satan!

Galactic core, randomness galore!



Please Send Your Entries For Poetry Corner!

Dear friends,

Last two days. We publish on Tuesday.

Please send your entries to me via email: thinkerv0@gmail.com

6 words and there is no theme.

Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Mayhem: prompt for the 13 words story!

Dear friends,

I hope you will enjoy participating in this event.

@vikrambishla @colettebates @indira2412 @avenscent @27mrskills @notionlux @iamabloggertoo

Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Poetry Corner Invites You!

Dear friends,

If you havenโ€™t yet sent your entries for poetry corner, please do. ๐Ÿ™‚

There is no theme, all you need to do is to send a 6 words poem to me via email.


Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Poetry Corner 16 Invites You!

Dear friends,

Please send your entries for 16th event.

You need to send 6 words(poem/story) to me via email : thinkerv0@gmail.com

There is no theme. The poem will be published on Tuesday ๐Ÿ™‚

@sashay909 @piyushavir @pamkirst2014 @drmegsorick @lulaharp @garthmr @dj120 @arpitastravelblog @ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @mkjackie99 @maddy1953 @notionlux @iamabloggertoo @indira2412 @sandeept252 @27mrskills @vikrambishla @thedesivagabond @theotherscienceblog @colettebates

Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚

Rajoguna: The WordY FrYdaY NerdY!

Dear friends,

My Friday featured article is published. Kindly give me your valuable feedback and help me improve. ๐Ÿ™‚


Love and light โค

Anand ๐Ÿ™‚