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!

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

Final Call For The Poetry Corner Five!

Hello Friends 🙂

We have received 33 entries so far. Thanks to everyone who sent their entries. Stay tuned. We will publish our poem tomorrow!

Please send your 6 words(poem/story) to my mail : thinkerv0@gmail.com

Anyone who wants to publish this poem on their blog is free to do so 🙂 I think it has been clear since beginning but I am saying it again for anyone who hesitates. 🙂

If we consider this a match with the past week–we are two points behind. I feel we can either tie or surpass last week’s tally if some of you help. It should not take more than 5 minutes to send 6 words that pop in your head, in form of a story or poem, but it will surely add more quality, more colors to our event. 🙂

#poetrycorner
@sandeept252 @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @garthmr @kristinavanhoos @pamkirst2014
@21timetraveler @sarahsatticoftreasures @startingtheclimb @stanito @thepreciouslifeofprecious
@tradru

Have a wonderful week everyone 🙂 🙂 🙂

Love, light, bliss and peace ❤ ❤ ❤

Anand 🙂

Hello!

Dear friends, it’s nice to be back!
I apologize for disappearing so suddenly but two events happened at once which couldn’t be avoided (short holiday and waiting for my work visa).
Now that all is good and aligned (and with some new travel material too) I’m back to this fun community. I will be happy if you could share with me any concerns, doubts or topic related to blogging that you would like me to cover during the next weeks. I’m sure that as we all progress in our blogging passion that are new things that come up, discoveries, questions, remarks, etc.

Cheers! 🙂

It was Coleman behind the table!

It was Coleman behind the table! 

A mysterious day unlike the others; 

The leap, now soaring, elegant flight;

Covering up, she walked down the aisle. 

Equilibrium shifts, cycling alternates toward Opposite; 

hum hooon, hum hooon, hum hooooooooooooon….

Far, longing, away, can’t you stay? 

Nature’s wonders, never cease, to amaze! 

Mute mind, Wordless love, my soulmate; 

When footprints vanish, the impressions remain, 

We always wish for these things; 

Close by…but so far away…

I am within and yet without, 

With the mind calm and free! 

Oh my, oh my, oh my! 

The heart; an ocean of secrets; 

Thoughts drifting higher than sand dunes

That day I lost you, forever! 

Celebrating Dad’s Birthday Across  Phone Lines; 

The texture of many memories recalled!

Breathe deeply dear friend to create; 

Look! it is a beautiful world; 

Rising high after falling below par! 

Memories go round in a loop! 

#poetrycorner
#feedback

Poetry Corner Invites!

Hello Friends 🙂
#weekly #poetrycorner
Now this does sound like an advertisement and advertisement it is.

Why am I doing this everyday?

Because I feel it has the potential to become the best poem in the blogosphere. We can work to make it the best event in our neighborhood.

For those who are not familiar with it. :
It’s a group poem with anonymous contributions.

To get a taste: Please look at this week’s poem. We publish it here in Alumni. I am sharing with you the one I published in my blog with picture. You can also publish this group poem if you wish.

A Broken Bridge!

Why so?

Because so many minds working together, without any particular theme, create so many sparks that a bright burning flame of creativity lightens up our forum.

 

I already have 15 entries. Rich gets richer. So I cordially invite you to give your entry. All you have to do is:

Please send your 6 words to thinkerv0@gmail.com 

Please keep the subject line “poetry corner.” Even if you don’t it’s perfectly alright. 🙂

 

We are going to publish the poem on Tuesday so it’s a lot of fun and excitement as it gets bigger day by day. Please participate. 🙂

  @ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @amommasview @angieskitchenshenanigans @thelink19 @bethanyaharvey @kathymays @kangopie @beckybwinch @moonloose @carey27 @checkasmith @celiacathlete @divorcinganarc
@darshith0000 @donnainthesouth @devilrockz @empress2inspire @empress2inspire @escapetolife @createtoenchant @laikassuvaikais @freakreborn @francescabergamasco @francescabergamasco @geekkate @hst4haiku @onetarhayes @iaminaplace @koolitzable @lyndapoysor @lulaharp @nandininautiyal
@ohmyglai @oliveole @rugwed @stanito @thepreciouslifeofprecious @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @tradru @wanderlusteternal @welshshortbread @wordscoffeeandlacedresses @kristinavanhoos

Have a lovely Saturday!

Love, light and peace ❤

Anand 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

How To Make A Post Sticky!

Hello Friends 🙂

This might have made a small post for our Tuesday feature, but I felt it’s important to address it now so that many volunteers can make a feature post sticky in time. If a post is there for many hours and I come online(like today for Pam’s post) I can make it sticky only after a considerable time has passed.

 

Then another featured post appears after a few hours and we have to remove this one–so it doesn’t get as much time on top as it should.

To rectify this–I feel we should all know how to make a post sticky. This post might help us in our personal blogs as well.

Print

 

Steps:  Dashboard

  1. Open a New Post in the WP admin. Or Edit Post.
  2. In the right hand side–you will see Publish. There go to Visibility.
  3. Click it to expand options. You will see a check-box :

“Stick this post to the front page.”

Check this mark as shown in the image.

Click OK

In the improved editor(in the blog), where we usually edit our posts:

Go to Advanced Settings and expand. There you will find a check box to do the same:

 

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Please let me know if you have any doubts. I hope it helps 🙂

 @sashay909 @pamkirst2014 @garthmr @lulaharp @raforbeginners @mkjackie99
@theanonymoustalker @stanito @drmegsorick @kristinavanhoos @wynstep
#howtoarticles
Cheers,

Anand 🙂