Ideas Required for New Weekly Feature

Thursdays are now free, with the Grammar and Punctuation feature coming to its natural end.
Currently, the day is being used to share a variety of interesting guest posts spanning different topics and genres.

From May onwards, we could start a new feature. A few of us have been bandying about some interesting ideas in the comment section of this post.

Would urge more people to join in the discussion, give more ideas, or feedback and suggestion on the existing ones.

Some ideas that have already been suggested are –

  1. Photo Feature (this seems to be the most favoured one as of now) – We have two suggestions for this feature.
    One is that every week, there would be a new theme. Members can share old or new pictures on that theme or their interpretation of it. (This would be quite similar to Daily Post’s WPC but the difference being that we’ll throw in additional restrictions or challenges to make it fun)
    Second idea is that we can do a photo post on people. Similar to Humans of New York and its various off-shoots. Members would be free to share photographs of people around them. It may or may not be accompanied by a written story. You could either take new pictures (with prior permission, of course) or share old ones along with a personal story of how that person (whether a kind deed of a stranger or a major influence of a known friend or relative) impacted your life.
    This feature may even inspire others to share their stories and could become a great starting point for more participation and conversations, on this forum.
  2. World Personalities – similar to Author Story. To ensure peace and harmony on this forum, we’ll have to keep the subject of Politics off limits. 😀 Focus should be on personalities from the world of Music, Sports, Art & Architecture, Business and Economics, Subjects like Mathematics, Philosophy, Religion, Astronomy etc.
  3. Travel Articles – Could be general articles on travel, or a specific place, or a travel review. One need not be a travel blogger to attempt this. Personal stories of a family vacation are welcome too.

All of these posts could be shared on your own blog, but since it is for a weekly feature for this forum, it would be nice if you would ‘Reblog’. that would also increase the visibility of this forum. Else, if you decide to post it on your blog, that’s fine too. But it would be nice to do it a couple of days later.

So the above is what has already been discussed.

@pamkirst2014 @ishitarc1908 @niyati16 @sashay909 @kristinavanhoos @meloheart @santoshnc @whatsandrathinks @foodeezjunction @surbhisachdeva89 @feelings161 @wordscoffeeandlacedresses @darshith0000 @srinathtk86 @robertmgoldstein @dalees107 @xaranahara @lulaharp @anandartist @ananyabha @brendablagdon @beckybwinch @myusername432 @barbct @beckyaluoch @cathylynnbrooks @celiacathlete @mumbletymuse @neildsilva @neatusername @noorainsobiya @nicolaauckland @mkjackie99 @jaipurthrumylens @vnajac @vellissima @notionlux @vellissima @laikassuvaikais @jsackmom @clockworkindigo @flightscarlet @sasmiths1112 @startingtheclimb @honestme363 @icerene01 @myesteriousgirlneerja @ohmyglai @onetarhayes @fictionalkevin @indira2412 @jahnavichintakunta @iamdonovan @wwwpalfitness @arwen1968
Any one who I’ve missed tagging is also welcome to join, please.

I request you all to join in and come up with new and interesting ideas for the feature or share your suggestions in this thread, so we can all take part in the discussion at one place.

Once we have a general consensus and can come to 2 or 3 most favoured ones, we can then take a poll to see which one to run the feature with.

What do you think? What will work and what won’t? Do share your thoughts.

#idea #feedback #discussion #weekly-features

Volunteers Required

Hi all,
We have two free spots for the Saturday Audio Blogcast for April 9th and 30th. Would any of you like to take it? @srinathtk86 @startingtheclimb @celiacathlete @whatsandrathinks @pamkirst2014 @lulaharp @vikrambishla @drmegsorick

Also, one spot is available for Saturday’s Creative Writing – April 16th. @neildsilva would this be of interest to you?

#weekly #weekly-features #schedule

Weekly Schedule for April 2016

This post is to confirm schedule of weekly features from April 1st – April 30th.

Fridays:  3 Quotes , TV Review, Book Review, 100 Words Story

(Schedule Incharge – Piyusha @piyushavir)

Please confirm for the dates availability for the dates of April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.

This Friday being the first Friday of the month (April 1st) is the turn for 3 Quotations.
* Update : BarbCT is doing this week 3 Quotations @barbct .

April 8th: Anyone interested in doing a TV Show/Film Review?
@jahnavichintakunta @drmegsorick @joseelavallee @beckyaluoch @feelings161 @cluelessbirdie @surbhisachdeva89

April 15th: Need volunteers for Book Review @adriennea3 @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @jahnavichintakunta  @haripriyakm  @notionlux @fjjjuneau @ishitarc1908 @myusername432

April 29th: Need volunteers for 100 Words Story @thegeneviever @xaranahara @whatsandrathinks @jahnavichintakunta @vikrambishla @feelings161 @surbhisachdeva89 @notionlux @iamabloggertoo @srinathtk86

For more information: please check Friday Feature Plan

Saturdays: Creative Writing Tips

(Schedule Incharge – Pam & Dr. Meg @pamkirst2014 @drmegsorick)

Requesting all English language experts to advise their availability.

Pam @pamkirst2014 Meg @drmegsorick Debbie @dalees107 Oneta @onetarhayes

Anyone else willing to do them is welcome too. Please nominate yourselves in advance and let us know.

Sunday: 13 Words Story

(Schedule Incharge – Piyusha @piyushavir)

I shall share a prompt on Saturdays (Suggestions are welcome) and anyone willing to participate can write a story in a word limit of 13 words. You can post here or on your blog and ping-back or both.

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#guestfeature, #schedule, #weekly

Calling Volunteers!

Hello All,

This post is to call for volunteers for the the features:

1. Thursdays – Grammar Posts

Need a volunteer to do Grammar post on Thursday 28th. Anyone interested?

2. Guest Features – Any day of the week!

Calling volunteers for guest features. These features are open to all topics. Feel free to post about anything that you feel will impress our audience!

#schedule #features #weekly #guestfeature

 

#grammar

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 🙂

 

Poetry Corner 11: Theme: Eros!

Dear Friends 🙂

It has been long since we had a theme in this event. It was just once( remember ‘water’ anyone?) It is for a change I am trying a theme. 

  • Please send your 6 words on theme Eros. Those who have sent their entries need not send again as there is no need to make any sense.
  • My email ID: thinkerv0@gmail.com
  • If you want to see how the poem turns out: Look here
  • I know some people will send themed entry and others who will not read carefully will send random one and amalgamation will be fun. What do you think?( since you won’t respond to this question, I know I am right!)

Love rhymes with light ❤

Anand 🙂

#poetrycorner, #weekly

Right Now, Right Here, I’m Alive!

Eugenia&Robert

May this agony free me forever

Called by the wind, we fluttered.
Droopy as a dying cactus blossom

Lovely, serene, looking out for more.

Perplexed eyes, cupped hands, dried lips.

Lights shine bright, chasing out darkness

Perfect imperfections galvanized her infinite smiles.

Calm settles comfortably in the silence

Steps taken by faith, where now?

On Repeat:Work, play, write, live!

Thanksgiving approaches, eat well and wisely!

Darkness of drizzling dreary damp days

Joey doesn’t share food. Me too.

Speaking with a mouthful of ashes

Remember the poor and the afflicted.

Forget all worlds, come to me.

Right now, right here, I’m alive.

Notes:

  1. This is a group weekly event.
  2. This week–17 entries. Thanks everyone!
  3. There is no theme, 6 words. We publish every Tuesday.
  4. You are most welcome to participate.
  5. Please send your entry to: thinkerv0@gmail.com

#feedback

Most of All, I Am Glad!

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Always moving, constantly moving, never still,

My heart says it for me; 

Joy is present in the air, 

Like harps sounding from the clouds! Continue reading