Sunshine Blogger Award

Hello everyone! I trust you’re all recovered from your New Year’s celebrations by now 😀

Nearly two weeks ago I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by both @thinkerv0 and @27mrskills. I have finally posted my response to their nominations!

If you want to check it out, here is the link: http://thejaguarandallies.com/2016/01/02/the-sunshine-blogger-award/

Thank you @27mrskills and @thinkerv0 for your nominations!

#feedback

Friday Welcome Post!

 Dear friends,

 

We will be welcoming our new members every Friday. This week following members have joined Blogger’s World. Let’s extend our hands and welcome them on forum. Our forum members page is for getting to know some active members who have been around.

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A Very Happy New Year!

Dear friends,

This year has been a wonderful experience of learning, sharing and joy over here. We look forward to a great year ahead! 🙂

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Forum Code of Conduct!

Blogger’s World (BW) is a group blog – a Forum – designed to develop friendships, encourage interaction and discussions, sharing ideas and feedback.

Today we noticed some disruption in the otherwise cordial and friendly environment of this forum. The reason for this post is to remind everyone of the below message which is explicitly mentioned in the “About” page.

“Please remember this is a multicultural, open and friendly forum that allows all forms of discussions so long as it does not cause offense to any race, culture, religion or sex.” 

I would expect all members of this forum to behave with respect to each other and not to cause any form discord or distress to other members. I also expect the parties responsible for the fiasco today to come forward and apologize to the forum.

If any of you have a problem, that is bothering you, please report it immediately to the Forum Admins Kristina (@kristinavanhoose) , Anand (@thinkerv0) or myself Rashmi (@sashay909).

Lastly, I remind everyone that this is a public platform on the internet, it is an absolute MUST to respect everyone’s privacy. Do not constantly tag or message anyone without their permission.

For feedback and discussions, use appropriate tags and tag only the admins if you must. The rest of the members will respond if they want to.

It is sad that we have to come up with a post like this in the forum and I hope every member remembers to be polite and respectful to the other while they are a part of this forum and otherwise.

Sincerely,

The Admins (Anand, Kristina and Rashmi)

@thinkerv0 @kristinavanhoos

Fa-la-la-la-la, unleashed!

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Fa-la-la-la-la, unleashed! 

Candles, Carols, Cake, is Merry Break. 

Departure of her; arrival of pain. 

Muddle along merriment, mixed with melancholy… 

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#poetrycorner, #weekly

Invitations For Short Stories and Blogcasts!

Dear friends,

 

As you know we have different features on different fridays of month. You can check Friday Feature Plan   for details. The slots are open for 100 words stories on second Friday January 8th, 2016. The prompt for the story is Madhouse. Please nominate yourself. If you directly publish it that day it is acceptable too. You can publish stories directly on your blog with a link and excerpt here. Your excerpts will be showcased in a sticky post. If you do post full story here you can use an image per story. You can post multiple stories too.  Continue reading

Hello Bloggers,

GIRLS BE ALERT.AWAKE.AWARE.

Something disturbed me today. So, I need to share it with you all. See the following images:
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#feedback, #guestfeature

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. 🙂

First off, everyone here(I believe) has better manners and etiquettes than I do( was it ‘me’ here or ‘I do?’). I am not trying to be patronizing. You all know what I am going to say. And these are the basics 🙂

Blogging 101 commons is a space dedicated for giving feedback. Please don’t do self-promotion there. Promoting Blogger’s World also comes under self-promotion. Also: please don’t chat too much–stay on topic and stay relevant. Even if you see familiar faces, switch gears from informal to formal. 🙂

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 there–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 🙂

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

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 shouldn’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.) It’s just a blog and I don’t see how it’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 don’t need anything in return. 🙂

Please let me know if anyone has any suggestions or ideas regarding this 🙂

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

#idea #help

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

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 Blogger’s World. 🙂

My intention behind joining Blogging 101 is apparent: I want to help new bloggers. 🙂
Getting help as a new blogger for the first time when I joined Blogging 101 in August was a feeling I can’t forget. It changed my blogging experience for better forever. 🙂 I want to pay back a little.

I feel if I make some friends we might keep interacting in blogosphere or they might join Blogger’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 🙂 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. 🙂

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 🙂

What is in it for you? I feel peace and contentment, first and foremost. 🙂

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

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. 🙂

I hope you will register and help new bloggers 🙂

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

Love and light ❤

#discussion #help

Anand 🙂

Just A Hello World Post

Thank you for the invite, Anand. I am honored to be here and to share my writing with you.

https://xaranahara.wordpress.com/

#introduction, #members