Blogging U. courses on Photography

All you Photography afficianados, check out the latest offering from Blogging U – photography courses for beginner and advanced level.

@jaipurthrumylens @arwen1968 @sashay909 @niyati16 @foodeezjunction @ishitarc1908 @myusername432 @gutsy4 @drmegsorick @getyourlenson @jsackmom @darshith0000 @fjjjuneau @robertmgoldstein
Not sure I remember who else is a photo hobbyist. Please check it out.
#bloggingtools

Friday Feature Available Slots

Hello! Hello! All you inhabitants of Blogger’s World. Would you be interested in doing the Friday features?
Following slots are still available.

July 8th – 100 Words Story : 2 Slots. (Prompt shall be shared on 7th)
July 15th – TV Review :
July 29th – Special Feature (or maybe we could do 3 Quotes?) :

@jahnavichintakunta @anandartist @ananyabha @iamabloggertoo @wordscoffeeandlacedresses @cathylynnbrooks @fictionalkevin @vellissima @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @niyati16 @sashay909 @drmegsorick @sumitagrawal01 @mickjcanning @myesteriousgirlneerja @dawnmarie823 @arwen1968 @onetarhayes @anushababbar @suzannebowditch @santoshnc @sandeept252 @sassandsauce @gutsy4 @colettebates @celiacathlete @darshith0000 @foodeezjunction @neatusername @fjjjuneau @flightscarlet @ranu802 @robertmgoldstein @laikassuvaikais @lulaharp @thegeneviever @thepreciouslifeofprecious @booksandothermiracles @brendablagdon @beckyaluoch

Schedule for Creative writing tips…

Schedule for Creative writing tips on Saturdays in July:
Saturday July 2 – @pamkirst2014
Saturday July 9 – @drmegsorick
Saturday July 16 – open
Saturday July 23 – @xaranahara
Saturday July 30 – open

Would anyone like to take July 16 or 30? Let me know! No pressure, Pam and I will fill in wherever there are gaps, but I wanted to give any of our other writers a chance to offer their insights! Thank you!

#weekly #schedule

Confirmed Schedule for July’s Weekly Features

Here’s the Confirmed Schedule for July’s Weekly Features

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#feedback, #schedule, #weekly

How to Become a Better Photographer

Well, a good start would be to take pictures and share them here, so…

Could you people please nominate yourselves for the Thursday photo post feature? July and August.

Dates:

7 July: taken by @surbhisachdeva89
14 July: taken by @suzannebowditch
21 July: taken by @jennifernicholewells
28 July: taken by @foodeezjunction

4 August: taken by @beckybwinch
11 August: taken by @sashay909
18 August: taken by @cathylynnbrooks
26 August: taken by @niciacruz

@cathylynnbrooks, @mumbletymuse, @niciacruz, @missams35, @indira2412, @himadas, @colettebates, @piyushavir, @drmegsorick, @niyati16, @foodeezjunction, @jennifernicholewells, @suzannebowditch, @jsackmom, @sashay909, @jaipurthrumylens, you’ve been tagged as you have either participated in this challenge already or you have expressed interest. Apologies if I missed out on anyone!

Please remember all members of this forum are invited to nominate themselves, not just those tagged above!

Please tag me @arwen1968 to get my attention… or if you reply below that should also work. Thanks!
#photopost

HELP! Bloggers World needs YOU!!!

Okay, that may sound a bit over-dramatic but the truth is that while we had a few awesome days filled with extraordinarily rocking stats in April and May, June has been a bit dismal.  Continue reading

#discussion, #feedback, #help

Ideas for New Monday Weekly Feature

Mondays are now free, with the current Word Nerd Etymology feature coming to an end.
As this was quite abrupt and not planned in advance, I have to admit being caught off guard. For now we shall have to currently share a variety of interesting guest posts spanning different topics and genres to fill the Monday slots. Continue reading

Weekly Schedule for July 2016

Nominations now open for the weekly features schedule of weekly features from July 1st – July 31st. Continue reading

#blogcast, #schedule, #weekly

Congratulations Bloggers World!!!

YAY!!!!! We bagged third place in ‘Best Blogging Services’ category at Annual Bloggers Bash Award. We’re thrilled to have been awarded the third spot 🙂

Thank you so much organisers, voters and the entire blogging community. A huge round of applause for everyone, especially those who voted for us. Congratulations to all the winning bloggers and a huge applause for the other nominees – particularly those in our category.
Special mention to Danny and Jacqui who were also nominated in our category and openly support and endorse Bloggers’ World.

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The Oxford Comma – A Guest Post

In the English language, most grammar is pretty set in stone. From a young age kids are taught the rights and wrongs, even if they choose to ignore it in their everyday online conversations.
But there is one grammar rule that’s open to opinion: the Oxford comma.

There are two groups of people: those who adamantly use it, and those who don’t. Somehow, I fall into the mysterious third group: those who don’t really care either way.

What is the Oxford comma? It’s the comma that comes before the last thing in a list. Example: “I went to the store to buy apples, grapes, cookies, and pasta.” I could write the sentence without that last comma like: “I went to the store to buy apples, grapes, cookies and pasta.” and it’d still make sense.

There’s a really interesting kid’s book called Eats Shoots And Leaves that highlights the importance of commas, but in more obvious ways. The Oxford comma isn’t all that obvious and that’s why its use isn’t mandatory.

That being said, there are some cases where its inclusion makes for easier comprehension. Take the following sentence for example:

“At the concert I saw my friends, Madonna and Taylor Swift.”

One reading this could technically assume that my friends ARE Madonna and Taylor Swift, when I was really just listing who I saw at the concert. But if an Oxford comma was there, there would be no confusion.

“At the concert I saw my friends, Madonna, and Taylor Swift.”

I know I said I don’t really care about its use but honestly, I don’t have a preference because I was never taught to. I’m very precise about my regular commas and I know how to use a semi-colon, which is more than I can say for my engineer father (seriously!), but I was taught about those in school and because I pursued writing, I’m more aware.

I do understand the Oxford comma’s function. Lately, I do try to include it in my writing, but it’ll take time to become as natural to me.

Do you use it? Do you find it important? Will you try to use it if you don’t?

#guestpost #grammar #feedback