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What is Blogger’s World?

Blogger’s World is a forum made by bloggers for bloggers. It started back in August 2015 after a Blogging 101 course where those who “graduated” from it wanted to have a place to keep in touch. It has since expanded to incorporate bloggers from across the globe. For more information, check out our about page.

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Why should I join Blogger’s World?

Blogger’s World offers you a supportive community full of wonderful bloggers who wish to interact. We have awards, weekly features, and allow members to link to posts on their own blogs for feedback. If you would like to meet other bloggers and find a place that can help you become a better blogger through feedback, Blogger’s World is the place for you.

While you will be able to comment on existing posts without joining, you will NOT be able to make your own posts to get feedback without joining us.

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How do I join?

We are so glad to have you join our community! Please leave a comment on any post with tags for our admins (@piyushavir) while logged into WordPress.com in order to join. We will add you as soon as we can.

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What do I do once I’m approved?

Your first steps after being approved into Blogger’s World are to check out our community guidelines, add your blog to our list of blogs, and introduce yourself.

Don’t know what to say in your introduction?

Your first post here can be as brief or in depth as you want. Feel free to just say hi and ask for feedback on your most recent post too.

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How do I get access? How do I write posts?

Remember, only members who have been sent an invite and accepted it are allowed to post their own posts here. Nonmembers are only allowed to comment. If you are not a member yet, please request to join by leaving a comment on any post with tags for our admins (@piyushavir) while logged into WordPress.com

If you are a member, you can start your new post right away by typing in the box at the top labeled “Hi Name.”

If you want to write your post using the more traditional post editors you are familiar with, you can find the default here and the WP Admin one here.

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What should I include in my posts?

You should try to include any tags that are relevant to your posts. You should also always include a link to your blog or to the post in question. This makes it easier to visit your blog.

Please also include information about the post or what you’re looking for instead of just leaving a link to your blog. Leaving only a link will be considered spam and will be deleted.

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How can I save the URL or find my way back here?

There are several options.

Option 1: You can bookmark the page in your web browser.

Option 2: Once you become a member, it will be part of your sites. To access it, you can go to My Sites –> Switch Site —> Blogger’s World.

Option 3: You can also FOLLOW Blogger’s World using your WordPress.com login and have all the posts show up in your reader tab.

Option 4: You can add the logo below to your site and click on it whenever you are thinking about us. Just copy and paste the code below to where you’d like it to appear on your site.

If it will appear in your sidebar, choose the TEXT widget. If you are adding it to a page or post on your blog, make sure to click on HTML instead of VISUAL at the top right corner of your editor.

Code:

Blogger's World Logo

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How do I tag someone? When and why should I do that?

There are two types of tags on this forum in use. One is tagging an individual. The other is tagging a topic.

Tagging an individual is very similar to how it is done with Facebook and Twitter. Doing so sends a notification to that user’s notification bar in WordPress.com so that they are more likely to notice it.

Tagging an individual is therefore useful when you want to flag something for them to look at. Please note that replies to that individual will automatically go to their notification bar. Therefore, it is unnecessary to tag them if responding to their comment.

To tag them, type “@” followed by their WordPress.com username. You can find their username by clicking on their author name in the right sidebar and typing the words after author. For instance:

Clicking my name would lead you to:

https://blogging101alumni.wordpress.com/author/piyushavir/

You would type @piyushavir to tag me.

You will notice that once you start typing @ and some letters, you will get usernames that match the first letters to show up. This feature does not work on the mobile app. A preview of it is below.

drop down menu during tagging

Typing @ brings up usernames

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How do I let an admin know I need help?

Tagging an admin is the best way to get their attention. It sends a notification to their notification bar with a link to your post. Adding the tag #help is also helpful. For more information on adding a topic tag, click here.

Our admin tags are: @piyushavir

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How do I label my posts with relevant tags?

There are two types of tags on this forum in use. One is tagging an individual. The other is tagging a topic. This question will answer tagging a topic.

You may use tags on your own blog. You may even use categories.

The current theme that we use processes these differently. They appear as hashtags much like they do in Twitter. You can easily add them to the quick editor on our home page (the white box at the top of the screen that says “Hello name!“) For instance, if you wanted to tag the post with feedback because you wanted feedback on something, you would type “#feedback”.

While, #feedback, #help, #idea, #weekly, and all the subcategories of weekly features are our most popular tags, you may add anything you want that seems relevant to your post. Think of tags as the index at the back of a book. It helps you find concepts, ideas, and things located in a book. How would you best label your post? Please do not create new tags for ones that are already existing. Also, take care to put the tag correctly. Half words or incorrect spellings would make new, duplicate tags.

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How do I make a post sticky? When should I make it sticky?

Making a post sticky is used for weekly and guest features only. If you are posting something that is just for general feedback or help, please do NOT sticky your post. Weekly and Guest features are only stickied so that they can be seen more easily since they are otherwise lost in the group.

If you are using the white box located at the top of this screen or your post already appears on Blogger’s World, you can make a post sticky by clicking on the 3 dots at the top right corner of your post. If the dots do not appear, wait a few minutes or refresh the screen and wait for it to finish loading.

Picture of menu

Click the three dots to open the menu. Then select “Stick to front page”

If you are using the other editors for WordPress, you can sticky it by following these instructions.

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How can I contribute or participate in the features?

If you are interested in writing a post for one our weekly features, feel free to post about in the forum or contact the admins via our contact page. We also post calls for volunteers sporadically, but you do not have to wait for these to let us know you are interested!

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What are weekly features?

Weekly features are special posts that members create that provide original content here on Blogger’s World. Our current schedule is:

Monday – Etymology
Tuesday – Trivia Tuesday
Wednesday – Authors Who Made History. We also used to do WordPress tips.
Thursday – Shutterbug Showcase
Friday – Alternating Features between: Quotations, 100 Word Story,  TV/Film Reviews, Book Review
Saturday – Creative Writing & Blogcasts
Sunday – 13 Words Story

For a more in depth explanation of each feature, please check out our feature page.

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What is a blogcast?

A blogcast is a blogging podcast or audio recording made by any member of the forum with a minimum length of about 5 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes. You are free to talk about any subject of your selection. They are published weekly every Saturday. If you wish to contribute to the blogcast, you are required to nominate yourself in advance by approaching admins.

To view our past blogcasts, please check out our archive.

What is a guest feature? Can I do guest features?

Guest features are our newest feature. These differ from our weekly features because they are a one time post rather than a recurring theme each week.

Blogger’s World hosts guest posts of various categories which are stand alone and written by members of the forum. Volunteers for the Guest Features are encouraged to write on any subject. You are free to share anything like an article, a piece of fiction, a poem, video or audio of your interest provided you feel it will also interest readers on this blog. You can showcase your skills and there is no commitment to do it regularly.

Only one weekly post is featured every day as a post sticky to the homepage. To get an idea about guest posts, take a look at the archives.  If you wish to volunteer for a guest post on this forum please contact admins.

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What are awards given by members of this forum?

Blogger’s World is now hosting awards for its members. While you may see members posting others, such as the Liebster Award and Premio Dados, we did not create those awards. The ones listed below were created by members of Blogger’s World to help promote and recognize the talented bloggers that make up our community.

The categories and rules are as follows:

Category 1 Supernova Award:

This award will be presented to new bloggers who are nominated for this award by members of the Blogger’s World Forum. Members are free to nominate any new blogger with less than 250 followers for this award. Members can submit their nomination during the registration/nomination week for this award with a brief write up of why they wish to award the new blogger.

Should the nominee accept the award, here is what is required of them:

  1. Publish a post about the award on their blog along with the Award Logo.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated them for the award and link back to their blog.
  3. Thank the Blogger’s World Forum for presenting the award and link back to the Forum.
  4. Provide a brief write up on why they decided to start blogging.

Award Category 2 Ideaphoria:

This award will be presented only to members of the Blogger’s World Forum. Any member of the forum is eligible to nominate others for this award. The blogger being nominated must have contributed an idea for the betterment of the forum in order to be considered eligible for this award. Members can submit their nomination during the registration/nomination week. Winner is selected by a poll in the following week.

Should the winner accept the award, here is what is required of them:

  1. Publish a post about the award on their blog along with the Award Logo.
  2. Thank the Blogger’s World Forum for presenting the award and link back to the Forum in their post.
  3. Provide 5 random facts about themselves in the post. OR
  4. Write about how they came up with or thought about the winning idea!

Award Category 3Star Volunteer:

This award will be presented only to members of the Blogger’s World Forum who have volunteered towards any one of the features. Any member of the forum is eligible to nominate volunteers for this award. The blogger being nominated must have contributed towards Weekly Features/Guest Features/blogcast in order to be considered eligible for this award. Members can submit their nomination during the registration/nomination week. Winner is selected by a poll in the following week.

Should the winner accept the award, here is what is required of them:

  1. Publish a post about the award on their blog along with the Award Logo.
  2. Thank the Blogger’s World Forum for presenting the award and link back to the Forum in their post.
  3. Provide 5 random facts about themselves in the post. OR
  4. Provide a brief write up with advice to others members who wish to volunteer.

Award Category 4Featured Post:

This award will be presented only to members of the Blogger’s World Forum for publishing exceptional posts in any category like Weekly Features, Guest Features, Blogcast or any other interesting and informative post. Any member of the forum is eligible to nominate others for this award if they find someone to have published an award worthy post. Members can submit their nomination during the registration/nomination week. Winner is selected by a poll in the following week.

Should the winner accept the award, here is what is required of them:

  1. Publish a post about the award on their blog along with the Award Logo.
  2. Thank the Blogger’s World Forum for presenting the award and link back to the Forum in their post.
  3. Provide 5 random facts about themselves in the post. OR
  4. Provide a brief write up on how blogging has impacted their lives!

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Have a question that isn’t answered here?

We are always trying to make our forum easier for you to navigate. If there is something you do not know how to do, please feel free to ask your question here in a comment or post it on the forums with “#faq” and tag our admins.

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