Hi everyone, I need some…

Hi everyone, I need some advice (and sympathy!). I am in northern Ecuador, with the most incredible scenery, heading this morning to Quito, and even more incredible stuff to photograph. I am due to go to the cloud forest of Mindo for my first ever birding hike on Friday. (No the sympathy doesn’t come in yet)) My camera is broken. From my experience with this model and with everything I can find online, I will have to send it to Sony, and it is a $300-400 fix, from the States, where I won’t be for a very long time. Cameras are so expensive in Quito that some people fly to Miami to buy theirs (I have considered it, but I haven’t found a flight cheap enough).

So, those of you who are amateur, or otherwise, photographers, what has you experience been with using a smartphone, such as an iPhone, for general photography? I need a smart phone anyway, and it would, well, I won’t say kill two birds, but solve two problems. I have heard that the technology is good, and so is the post-production software. What do you think?

Without my camera, I feel lost!

Joanne

#help

Poetry Corner 14 Invites You!

Dear friends,

Please send your 6 words poem/story for this event and make it a success. 🙂

You have to send entry via email: thinkerv0@gmail.com

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

@sashay909 @vikrambishla @raniamanda @koolitzable @kokoboocro @kathymays @kmmyrman
@dj120 @myesteriousgirlneerja @adriennea3 @ambarastuti @shinepositivepower @carey27

New Forum Name!

Dear friends,

Last week we incorporated tagline. Now it is about tag.

Blogging 101: Alumni received a great number of votes when we did voting in August because nostalgia was deep. I never thought that this was going to be the name forever. Still, if most of you feel it should be left intact let us know.

This blog is open to all WordPress bloggers regardless of their having taken Blogging University course. WordPress bloggers because in order to interact here you need a wordpress account. If you blog on Blogger or Tumblr or somewhere else and still want to interact here with a WordPress account you are most welcome 🙂

Let’s discuss about new name.

Blogging Brigade
World Wide Weblog

is something I remember from August. If you agree with name change please give suggestions and if you don’t then also let us know. Majority will be honored.

Piyusha has suggested Blogger’s World. and Mad House
I have lost the thread where she suggested names so I don’t remember others. Please comment your suggestions again, Piyusha @piyushavir
Marica @meontheroad00
Bloggers Party
Bloggers Agora
Bloggers Arena
Blogosphere

Meg @drmegsorick

The Hive Mind

I request all of you to kindly give your suggestions. I will wait for 24 hours. Then we shall have a voting based on suggestions ( assuming majority is in favor of a name change so that we may expand)

Voting will also be open only for 24 hours. ( I feel most of the people who care will respond in 24 hours. ) If you suggest we might go for 1 week window.

@sashay909 @kristinavanhoos @shinepositivepower @piyushavir @pamkirst2014 @ishitarc1908 @arpitastravelblog @vellissima
@21timetraveler @sandeept252 @avenscent @dj120 @jaipurthrumylens @mickjcanning @meontheroad00 @drmegsorick @joseelavallee @raniamanda @ambarastuti @lulaharp @mkjackie99 @wanderlaur @adriennea3 @garthmr @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @jsackmom
@carey27 @dalees107 @maddy1953 @funsimplicity

#idea

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

Award Rules

I have written the below rules for entry/registration for the Forum Awards. I would encourage all members to go through the rules and advise of any changes/additions/deletions to the rules. I will also write separate rules/procedures to follow for each of the award categories and post it separately.

Rules for Entry into the Forum Awards:
1. The blog must be live at the time of entry.
2. The Awards are open to anyone that writes a blog – whether they are members of the Alumni Forum or not.
3. Each blogger may enter into two categories. Entries can be made during the registration process after which the blogs entered will be open for a poll on the B101 Alumni Forum. During the registration process any member of the forum can suggest a blogger for an award category. Bloggers cannot nominate themselves.
4. The B101 Alumni Admins will nominate the Top 5 suggested blogs for each category for voting in the polls. Only the Winner of the Award will be announced, the poll results will not be public.
5. Each Award will have its own set of procedures to follow. Should the winner choose to accept the award, he/she is expected to follow through the procedure like answering a set of questions or nominating other bloggers for the next award cycle.
6. A blogger who has once been chosen a winner for a particular category of award, shall not be eligible to be nominated for that particular category again for a period of one month. There are no restrictions for again nominating the bloggers who were previously nominated but did not win in the same category.
7. There are 4 Award categories. Registration (nomination) will be open for a week after which it will be open for poll on the forum. Each week one category of awards will be conducted.
8. The B101 Alumni Forum Admins are not eligible to be nominated for any category of awards.
9. The Alumni Admins reserve the right to disqualify entries that contain offensive material.
10. All blog entries submitted must be legal and with the permission of the blog owner (especially if you are nominating a blogger who is not a B101 Alumni Member)

Best,
Rashmi (Mind and Life Matters)

Poetry Corner Thirteen!

Dear friends,

Poetry corner twelve was such a wonderful event. I loved organizing and participating. Thanks for making it a memorable team event!

I kindly invite you to send your entries for the 13th event. Please send your entries to me via mail.

There is no theme and 6 words is the limit per entry. 🙂

my email: thinkerv0@gmail.com

#poetrycorner

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

@sashay909 @kristinavanhoos @drmegsorick @piyushavir @shinepositivepower @meontheroad00
@pamkirst2014 @lulaharp @thedesivagabond @theotherscienceblog @sandeept252 @dj120
@avenscent @ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @adriennea3 @sabahbatul110 @carey27 @raniamanda @kokoboocro @koolitzable @darshith0000 @dawnmarie823 @arpitastravelblog @wanderlaur @ambarastuti

Once a captive, now I’m free!

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Once a captive, now I’m free. 

Snow, doubts, smile, heart, horse, fun! 

Hold on; for one more day. 

No time to waste in formalities 

Sun and wind, burn and free! 

Be grateful, be thankful, be contented. 

I woke up to live life! 

Try to understand and love everyone. 

Words dancing at the dozen: halved 

Every night she dreams of travelling 

Lost love, too late for discovery. 

I wait for Wade to wave 

Hope they enjoy the perfect life 

He sulked alone until they conceded. 

These feelings I keep to myself 

Togetherness leads to actual mutual bonding 

I wish I could stop worrying 

Will it be longer or shorter? 

They knew there was no option 

Let us slay all negative notions

Loud as a fair dare darling!

No silence for my busy brain

And then, she was set free! 

Notes:

  • This is a group event. 23 entries were included this week.
  •  Entries are sent to my email as it’s an anonymous event. 
  • Thanks for participating.
  • Please send entries for 13th week to my email: thinkerv0@gmail.com

 

 

#feedback

Don’t Linger, Ginger or Delve, Poetry Corner Twelve!

Dear Friends,

 

It’s about time you stopped thinking about bygone days. Don’t dwell on past, present or future; don’t dwell at all. Just send the 6 words that come to your mind at first. Since this is an anonymous event nobody is going to judge you; you also shouldn’t!

6 Words, no theme. As soon as possible!

to my email: thinkerv0@gmail.com

@ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @adriennea3 @dawnmarie823 @dalees107 @drmegsorick @sashay909 @colettebates @carey27 @ambarastuti @raniamanda @raforbeginners @garthmr @sandeept252 @rugwed @kathymays @kristinavanhoos @shinepositivepower @joseelavallee @lulaharp @anwyn84 @mkjackie99 @pamkirst2014 @maddy1953 @arpitastravelblog @celiacathlete @escapetolife @empress2inspire @funsimplicity

@meontheroad00 @thedesivagabond @piyushavir @indira2412 @vellissima

 

 

Love and light ❤

 

Anand 🙂