You’re Invited: BW PARTY

Party Date: 23 October

2 days to go!

All invited whether or not ever having been active members of this forum – bring all your “friends and relations”, business associates and the lonely old lady who lives next door! The more, the merrier!

Come and introduce your blogs, get to know others and have fun!

@ishitarc1908, @niciacruz, @wordsfromarifa, @21timetraveler, @thelink19, @adriennea3, @infobloomer, @raniamanda, @amommasview, @anandartist, @andysmerdon, @angieskitchenshenanigans, @annfishervirtualworld, @agord2015, @anushababbar, @arpitastravelblog, @thecajkovic, @bennabdycollins, @bethanyaharvey, @bobbyshabangu, @brendablagdon, @cathylynnbrooks, @niyati16, @colettebates, @darshith0000, @audreydcunningham, @camelliasentry, @wynstep, @princeramsey, @clockworkindigo, @visionofdestinyuganda, @continuingwithme, @crawcraftsbeasties, @dawnmarie823, @derekjlee, @devilrockz, @divorcinganarc, @donnainthesouth, @dj120, @drmegsorick, @dhyanmukta, @createtoenchant, @laikassuvaikais, @languorouspages, @megselizabeth86, @thestayengagedexperiment, @esk11, @feelings161, @fictionalkevin, @avenscent, @funsimplicity, @getyourlenson, @lizarebeca, @foodeezjunction, @agord2015, @garthmr, @garyloggins, @thegeneviever, @mumbletymuse, @gritsandpineconescom, @gritsandpineconescom, @myusername432, @robertmgoldstein, @bethanyaharvey, @haripriyakm, @hlindschinger, @hjsportsed, @contenttocapture, @hst4haiku, @kristinavanhoos, @lulaharp, @maddy1953, @onetarhayes, @iaminaplace, @iamabloggertoo, @indira2412, @irenecorl4u2013, @ivanproust, @insomniacbee, @janimey, @mkjackie99, @jahnavichintakunta, @aventuraroxy, @jessmcombs, @jeanburkespraker, @jsackmom, @jennierawling, @ashishvision, @jadekeahi, @justdreadfull, @kayeraye, @kelliblogs @k, @koolitzable @k, @dalees107, @laikassuvaikais, @laduchessederat, @lifeobserverwrites, @loriastratton, @confusionandknitting, @mylittlespaceinthesun, @kmmyrman, @maidsdayoff, @alongthesideoftheroad, @nandininautiyal, @neildsilva, @nicolaauckland, @worthinessambassador, @noorainsobiya, @santoshnc, @notionlux, @alongthesideoftheroad, @offshoreausterity, @ohmyglai, @sarahsatticoftreasures @o, @teiyaoloilolesoipei, @teiyaoloilolesoipei, @donnamcmillen300, @princeramsey, @iaminaplace, @lyndapoysor, @pamkirst2014, @preciousvalencia1, @piyushavir, @whitneyparchman, @raniamanda, @middleagedrager, @ramida78, @ranu802, @rdmaxwell55, @robertmgoldstein, @lilacsky22, @raforbeginners, @camelliasentry, @funsimplicity, @loriastratton, @beckyaluoch, @sumitagrawal01, @sashay909, @natashart, @sasmiths1112, @btarmstrong, @anandartist, @sirtonix, @bennabdycollins @iamdonovan, @vellissima, @vikrambishla, @wordsfromarifa, @suekwoodward, @wanderlusteternal, @welshshortbread, @whitneyparchman, @xaranahara, @yentll02, @justdreadfull, @revrumblefish

Apologies to anyone who accidentally got left out, whose @ call sign didn’t work, those who got pinged twice (three times?), &c., &c.! I repeat: All are invited whether listed above or not! Hope to see you all on the 23rd!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all – and since we’re not meant to publish loads of pictures here in order not to slow the site down, here’s a link to my Christmas photo post:

Christmas Lights on the Cutty Sark

This forum seems a bit dead recently…

…so in addition to wishing you all a merry Christmas, this is a wake-up call – in case any of you would like to continue here, it might be a good new year’s resolution to return here to post and chat again.

So I hope you will forgive me for tagging you all (I will not keep doing this):

@21timetraveler @adriennea3 @anandartist @ananyabha @anushababbar @anwyn84 @arpitastravelblog @avenscent @aventuraroxy @beckyaluoch @beckybwinch @bethanyaharvey @bharath10291 @brendablagdon @camelliasentry @cathylynnbrooks @colettebates @continuingwithme @createtoenchant @cthisnthat @dalees107 @darshith0000 @devilrockz @dawnmarie823 @divorcinganarc @drmegsorick @feelings161 @fictionalkevin @foodeezjunction @fjjjuneau @francescabergamasco @freakreborn @garthmr @garyloggins @getyourlenson @graceanneoscar @gutsy4 @haripriyakm @himadas @iamabloggertoo @hlindschinger @iamdonovan @icerene01 @insomniacbee @indira2412 @ishitarc1908 @ivanproust @jahnavichintakunta @jaipurthrumylens @jdjung @jenmotivates12 @jennifernicholewells @jessmcombs @joseelavallee @jsackmom @justdreadfull @koolitzable @kristinavanhoos @laduchessederat @laikassuvaikais @lilacsky22 @lulaharp @lyndapoysor @maddy1953 @maidsdayoff @meloheart @missams35 @mkjackie99 @mumbletymuse @myesteriousgirlneerja @myusername432 @nandininautiyal @niciacruz @niyati16 @notionlux @ohmyglai @oliveole @onetarhayes @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @ranu802 @revrumblefish @robertmgoldstein @rugwed @sadhanacs @sandeept252 @santoshnc @sashay909 @sasmiths1112 @sheridanj2015 @shinepositivepower @sirtonix @srinathtk86 @stanito @startingtheclimb @sumitagrawal01 @surbhisachdeva89 @suzannebowditch @theanonymoustalker @thedesivagabond @thegeneviever @thepreciouslifeofprecious @vellissima @vikrambishla @vnajac @wanderlaur @wanderlusteternal @welshshortbread @whatsandrathinks @wordsfromarifa @worthinessambassador @wynstep @xaranahara

If I missed anybody out, my apologies, you all were meant to be included!

Calling Volunteers for Author Story Weekly Feature!

Hello, Everyone!

This post is to call for volunteers for Wednesdays Author Story feature for the months of August and September 2016. We have 2 remaining slots to fill for August 2016.

We need volunteers for:

August 3 – Rashmi @sashay909
August 10 – Colette @colettebates
August 17 – Grace Anne @graceanneoscar
August 24 – Bharat @bharath10291
August 31 – Vandana @feelings161
September 7 –
September 14 –
September 21 –
September 28 –

Please nominate yourself in the comments section below! Thank you!:)

@cathylynnbrooks @onetarhayes @colettebates @jahnavichintakunta @feelings161 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon@cathylynnbrooks @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @graceanneoscar @haripriyakm @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @indira2412 @jennifernicholewells @kristinavanhoos @kmmyrman @kokoboocro @lulaharp @mylittlespaceinthesun @mkjackie99 @niyati16 @noorainsobiya @nikissimplelife @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @sirtonix @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @wanderlusteternal @xaranahara @yentll02 @zenaidawheels @surbhisachdeva89 @niyati16 @ananyabha @bharath10291

#weekly #schedule

Calling Volunteers for Wednesday’s Author Story Feature!

Hello, Everyone!

Apologies for the delay in scheduling, this post is to call for volunteers for Wednesdays Author Story feature for the months of July and August 2016. We have 3 remaining slots to fill for August 2016.

We need volunteers for:

July 6 – Cathy Lynn Brooks @cathylynnbrooks
July 13 – Surbhi Sachdeva @surbhisachdeva89
July 20 – Niyati @niyati16
July 27 – Ananya @ananyabha
August 3 – Rashmi @sashay909
August 10 – Colette @colettebates
August 17 –
August 24 –
August 31 –
Please nominate yourself in the comments section below! Thank you! 🙂

@onetarhayes @colettebates @jahnavichintakunta @feelings161 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon @cathylynnbrooks @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @graceanneoscar @haripriyakm @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @indira2412 @jennifernicholewells @kristinavanhoos @kmmyrman @kokoboocro @lulaharp @mylittlespaceinthesun @mkjackie99 @niyati16 @noorainsobiya @nikissimplelife @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @sirtonix @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @wanderlusteternal @xaranahara @yentll02 @zenaidawheels

#weekly #schedule

Celebration (Photo Prompt – 9 June)

Calling all photographers… that is:

  • people who fancy themselves photographers…
  • people who are photographers but don’t fancy themselves…
  • people who fancy becoming photographers…
  • people who… you got it!

Calling also all and sundry non-photographers who have something to say upon the subject of CELEBRATION – being this week’s prompt – in any shape or form, let it be a haiku or cocktail mixing instructions (as long as you’re accompanying it with a photo, obviously)!

To take part in Shutterbug Showcase:
The prompt is “valid” for a week (from Thursday 9 June to Wednesday 15 June).
Please publish your post upon the theme of celebration during this time period on your own blog and leave a link to your post in the comments. Please also visit other participating members’ posts to give feedback!

For inspiration:

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The Union Jack flying above the village pub, Cookham, England

England’s gone all patriotic in the last couple of weeks with Union Jacks hanging all over the place: one of the two yearly birthdays of the Queen is being celebrated… (Does this mean she gets two sets of presents?!)

CHANGES TO SHUTTERBUG SHOWCASE:

  1. To make all our lives easier (and provide a little incentive for doing the photo prompt post), from now on whoever does the Thursday photo prompt, will choose the prompt for the week after. The June 16th photo post will be done by @niyati16 – your prompt is: Through the Window.
  2. To help out @piyushavir, I’ve taken over the scheduling of Shutterbug Showcase for July & August. Please tag me, @arwen1968, if you want to nominate yourselves for doing the Thursday photo prompts. Thank you.
    The available dates for July are: 7 / 14/ 21 / 28 July
    The available dates for August are: 4/ 11 / 18 / 26 August

Happy blogging! 🙂

@21timetraveler, @adriennea3, @anandartist, @ananyabha, @anushababbar, @anwyn84, @arpitastravelblog, @avenscent, @aventuraroxy, @beckyaluoch, @beckybwinch, @bethanyaharvey, @brendablagdon, @camelliasentry, @cathylynnbrooks, @colettebates, @continuingwithme, @createtoenchant, @cthisnthat, @dalees107, @darshith0000, @dawnmarie823, @devilrockz, @divorcinganarc, @drmegsorick, @feelings161, @fictionalkevin, @fjjjuneau, @foodeezjunction, @francescabergamasco, @freakreborn, @garthmr, @garyloggins, @getyourlenson, @graceanneoscar, @haripriyakm, @himadas, @hlindschinger, @iamabloggertoo, @iamdonovan, @icerene01, @indira2412, @insomniacbee, @ishitarc1908, @indira2412, @ivanproust, @jahnavichintakunta, @jaipurthrumylens, @jdjung, @jenmotivates12, @jessmcombs, @joseelavallee, @jsackmom, @justdreadfull, @koolitzable, @kristinavanhoos, @laduchessederat, @laikassuvaikais, @lilacsky22, @lulaharp, @lyndapoysor, @maddy1953, @maidsdayoff, @meloheart, @meontheroad00, @missams35, @mkjackie99, @mumbletymuse, @myesteriousgirlneerja, @myusername432, @nandininautiyal, @neatusername, @niciacruz, @nikissimplelife, @niyati16, @notionlux, @ohmyglai, @oliveole, @onetarhayes, @pamkirst2014, @piyushavir, @raforbeginners, @ranu802, @revrumblefish, @robertmgoldstein, @rugwed, @sadhanacs, @sandeept252, @santoshnc, @sashay909, @sasmiths1112, @sheridanj2015, @shinepositivepower, @sirtonix, @srinathtk86, @stanito, @startingtheclimb, @sumitagrawal01, @surbhisachdeva89, @suzannebowditch, @theanonymoustalker, @thedesivagabond, @thegeneviever, @thepreciouslifeofprecious, @vellissima, @vikrambishla, @vnajac, @wanderlaur, @wanderlusteternal, @welshshortbread, @whatsandrathinks, @wordscoffeeandlacedresses, @wwwpalfitness, @wynstep, @xaranahara

 
#photopost, #weekly, #weeklyfeatures

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

Confirmation For Weekly Schedule-10

Dear Friends 🙂

This post is to confirm schedule of weekly features for the current week.

[  December 5 to Dec 12]

1. Thursdays: Grammar & Punctuation:  

Please confirm if any of you will like to take it 10th or 17th December.

Pam @pamkirst2014: You are taking on 10th I suppose 🙂

Meg @drmegsorick

Debbie @dalees107: Are you taking on 17th if you are busy please tell it to Maddy?

Maddy @maddy1953: Will you take after Deb on 24th? Please contact Deb and take on 17th as she might be busy. 🙂

2. Fridays: Panorama

 

December 11th: 100 words story by Piyusha @piyushavir and @icerene01 [ everyone is welcome to write one. ]

18th December: TV review by Meg. @drmegsorick

25th December, Christmas: Book review by Josee @joseelavallee

For more information: please check Friday Feature Plan  Continue reading

#events, #schedule, #weekly

Voting for Travel Guide Open Now!

 

Hi All,
As part of our Sunday Weekly Globetrotter’s Corner, we would love you to tell us which country you would like featured in our very first Travel Guide post.

Voting closes on Saturday, November 28th, at 11:00 p.m. GMT. Please calculate your local respective times accordingly.

The results of the voting would be announced as part of the Photo Delight post that will be published on November 29th, 2015 at 09:00 a.m. GMT.photographic delight

We shall get to work writing the article on the country that gets maximum votes. Please feel to send in your contributions – pics, tips, information, personal experiences via email.

The post on Travel Guide featuring the selected country will be published on December 6th, 2015 at 09:00 a.m. GMT. 

Please vote, share and re-blog and make others vote too. Request, Beg, Steal, Bribe, Threaten, Black-mail, do what you have to 🙂 ok, maybe not all of those. 🙂

Vote Now!!!

#globetrotters-corner

Globetrotter’s Corner – Sunday Special!

Globe CornerLadies & Gentlemen, Kids & Elders, Beloved Readers, Dear Friends, Lovely Fellow Bloggers, Cats & Dogs (there are quite a few around, trust me 🙂 )

As already announced in the main forum, we are now launching a brand new Sunday Special called “Globetrotter’s Corner”.

For the announcement post, please visit Globetrotter’s Corner: New Weekly Feature!

Here, we share more details about our two specials – Photo Delight and Travel Guide. These would be published every Sunday, alternately.

For both features, we solicit and encourage your participation. Rules and details about how to participate are mentioned below.

Featured Picture of the Week/ Photo Delight 

Send in your favorite photos to feature as ‘Photo Delight’. photographic delight

Rules –

  • The submitted entry has to be of a photograph that was clicked by either you or a known contact–relatives, friends, colleagues qualify (photographer must be a hobbyist/amateur) *
  • No downloading from the Internet or using the photographs clicked by a Professional. *
  • If you are an amazing photographer, but are an amateur, you are most welcome to participate.
  • The photograph should have to be taken on one of your travels. Please don’t send a pic of your horse chewing your hair for breakfast, however cute it may be J *
  • One photograph from the submitted ones would be selected and featured every alternate Sunday as that week’s Photo Delight.
  • Submissions need to be sent in via ping-backs on that week’s respective post. For information about ping-backs, visit this link. Please don’t put entire pictures here.
  • All those readers who would like to see all the pictures, may please click on the post url link submitted by each blogger. There would be no separate display of all the submissions.
  • Please note this is NOT a competition – hence, there would be no ‘winners’ (or losers). It is only a platform to showcase your pictures and blogs to a wider audience. Incase if your picture doesn’t get featured and mentioned as the Photo Delight one week, don’t lose hope. Viewers and readers may have already visited your post, and your blog and you may just get featured the next week J So, keep those submissions coming in.
  • There is no way we can validate this but we trust you enough to follow the rules to ensure maximum and fair participation.

traveller's talesFeatured Country of the Week / Travel Guide

This would have even more involvement from you our readers. This feature would have a voting poll. Choose any one country from the list, to indicate which country you would like featured. We shall try to cover it as the next destination you should visit. Voting Polls would be opened immediately after every Travel Guide post. Every alternate week, a new country would be announced as the subject of next week’s travel guide. The selected country for the next week would be announced in the same post as Photo Delight – where the featured photograph of the week would be revealed.

Once the selected country is announced, you are free to send in your contributions to Marica or me, via email or via our contact page. We shall try to cover it from a traveller’s point of view, so topics of focus would be things like places to see, best time to travel etc.  **

** For this feature, the country may not be the one that we have visited ourselves, so the contents are not endorsed as a recommendation by the author or the forum. Also, we may inadvertently leave out some attraction or tourist spot. Please do excuse us and share the details in a comment section for that particular country’s Travel Guide post.

Please Note – We are trying this out for the first time, and there are many kinks to be ironed out. It is not possible to anticipate all of them beforehand, hence, we shall improve and work upon it as we go along. As of now, the above has been mutually decided and agreed upon. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please head to the comments section of this post. Your opinions are welcomed and valued.

Our first photo post – Photo Delight – would be up on Sunday, November 29th, 2015.  Deadline for submissions and Voting would be every Saturday, 11:00 p.m. GMT(Please see schedule below for better clarity)

Please calculate your respective local times accordingly. So, being in India and approx. 5 hours ahead of GMT, the deadline for me, to submit my photo for Photo Delight or to vote for Travel Guide, would be Sunday, 04:30 a.m. IST.

Just to give a timeline of the post schedule and a better idea of what to expect every week –

Friday, November 27th, 2015
Voting Poll will be opened for Travel Guide – url will be shared under the Travel Guide post.

Saturday, November 28th, 2015
Voting closes at 11:00 p.m. GMT for Travel Feature.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015
Our very first feature post gets published – Photo Delight. In the same post, we would be announcing the country for the next feature post – Travel Guide. Submissions open for next Photo Delight, which will be after 2 weeks.  Submissions accepted through post url or ping-backs, to be left in the comments section of this post only. Previous posts would be closed for submissions. This is to help make it easier for us and others to view only the newer submissions.

Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Our second feature post gets published – Travel Guide, a travel related article on same country that was announced on Sunday, Nov 29th. Voting would be open to select the next country. Submissions continue for Photo Delight, again via post url and ping-backs, to be left in the comments section of the previous (in this case, the first) photo feature post only. Comments of this post should be related to Travel Guide and the above featured country only.

Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Submissions for Photo Delight close. Voting for Travel Guide closes. Both at 11:00 p.m. GMT.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Our third feature post gets published – Photo Delight. We shall select and feature 1 photo from among last week’s submissions. The results of the voting poll would be shared, announcing the next country for Travel Guide. Submissions open for next Photo Delight, which will be after 2 weeks. Submissions to be sent via post url and ping-backs, in the comments section of this post only. Previous posts would be closed for submissions.

Sunday, December 20th, 2015
Our fourth feature post gets published – Travel Guide, a travel related article on same country that was announced on Sunday, Dec 13th. Voting would be open to select the next country. Submissions continue for Photo Delight, again via post url and ping-backs, to be left in the comments section of the previous (third) photo feature post only. Comments of this post should be related to Travel Guide and the above featured country only.

Saturday, December 26th, 2015
Submissions for Photo Delight close. Voting for Travel Guide close. Both at 11:00 p.m. GMT.

Sunday, December 27th, 2015
Our fifth feature post gets published – Photo Delight. We shall select and feature 1 photo from among last week’s submissions. The results of the voting poll would be shared, announcing the next country for Travel Guide. Submissions open for next Photo Delight, which will be after 2 weeks. Submissions to be sent via post url and ping-backs, in the comments section of this post only. Previous posts would be closed for submissions.

We look forward for maximum participation, as the major part of the success of this feature depends upon submissions and voting. 🙂


Please feel free to share and re-blog this if you would like.

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