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!

#Authorstory – index & call for volunteers

(‘Authors Who Made History’ in progress, perhaps  …  please feel free to add a blog link to share a relevant current or past post of your own here if you wish.)

In the meantime, would anyone like to post for this feature during November (16th? 23rd? 30th?) or December? Your article can be any word-length and does not have to be a formal ‘essay’ style for this feature providing it is a ‘complete’ post. Please use the #authorstory tag. Images used in your post could be your own, or otherwise Commons or fair use compliant and clearly credited with the image source. There should be a clear policy here somewhere confirming your usual standard intellectual property rights as contributing/author members (see also final paragraph in this post). WordPress, BloggingU and commons type guidelines and founding principles apply. (Thanks 🙂

Latest #Shutterbug Showcase call for volunteers can be found here. NB: This ‘feature’ includes the potential for writing responses to the prompt and not only as a ‘photopost’.

@piyushavir – are you still available ‘on call’ as per sidebar info? hope all is well with you. ALSO Did you previously express an interest in posting a fave/rec. author for this and you wanting today/any other? Apologies if I’m mixing you up with someone else and no worries if you are too busy but please can you indicate your anticipated response time. (PS – thanks to whomever for sorting @admin issue earlier)

Link URLs indexed below to #authorstory posts featured previously:

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#as, #blogging101, #writing101

Nominations for Tuesday Trivia

Hello everybody,
I have been given the opportunity to be the Schedule Incharge for Tuesday Trivia. I can’t explain how excited I am.
So, this is a shout out for all you beautiful members of Bloggers world. Please nominate yourself for the Tuesday Trivia feature. Since I try to nominate myself every month for this feature, I should confess it is really fun trying to find a few fun facts. Everybody should try it once.
Awaiting your response and nominations for 6th, 13th,20th, and 27th September.
Have a great week ahead.
@anwyn84 @ananyabha @anandartist @ishitarc1908 @feelings161 @graceanneoscar @myusername432 @drmegsorick @sashay909 @piyushavir @pamkirst2014 @meloheart @colettebates @myesteriousgirlneerja @darshith0000 @surbhisachdeva89 @haripriyakm @lulaharp @iamdonovan @vikrambishla @cthisnthat @mkjackie99 @arwen1968 @niciacruz @yentll02 @robertmgoldstein @21timetraveler @thelink19 @adriennea3 @raniamanda @infobloomer @agord2015 @beckybwinch @kokoboocro

September Photoposts Calling!

It’s perhaps a bit early in the month but I like to be organised – besides which many of you might be going on holiday at some point and might not see this post for a while.

A quick reminder about Shutterbug Showcase: this is a weekly feature, running every Thursday. You are challenged to do a photo post on a topic named by the previous poster at the end of their post. Only one post – that of the person undertaking the challenge – will be published on Bloggers’ World (don’t forget to add the tags #photopost and #weekly). Everybody else is welcome to join in by posting responses to the same topic on their blog and linking to the photopost in the comments section. 

Dates available for September are:

1 Sept: @arwen1968 (scheduler’s privilege, sorry! – I won’t abuse it often) 🙂

8 Sept: @niyati16

15 Sept: @sadhanacs

22 Sept: @adriennea3

29 Sept: @colettebates

Please comment on this post and tag me @arwen1968 to nominate yourself. Any questions, ditto.

@beckybwinch, @cathylynnbrooks, @colettebates, @darshith0000, @drmegsorick, @foodeezjunction, @himadas, @indira2412, @jaipurthrumylens, @jsackmom, @jennifernicholewells, @missams35, @mumbletymuse, @myusername432,@niciacruz, @niyati16,@piyushavir, @sashay909, @suzannebowditch, @surbhisachdeva89, @wordscoffeeandlacedresses, 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!

All other forum members are also welcome to nominate themselves!

#photopost

Free Slots for Weekly Features Available.

We do have some weekly slots still open. Please do nominate yourself in case any feature interests you.
@sumitagrawal01 @bharath10291 @santoshnc @jeanburkespraker @myusername432 @surbhisachdeva89 @anushababbar @niyati16

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

New Weekly Monday Feature

Hi All,

Thanks for voting  for the name of the new weekly feature.

We now have the new name with us. May we have the drum rolls, please. Continue reading

#discussion, #feedback, #mondaymagic

Vote for Name of New Weekly Feature on Monday

Hi All,

Following our discussion on the new feature for Monday, it seems that the consensus is to go for travel or inspirational posts.  Continue reading

#discussion, #feedback

Volunteers for Tuesday Trivia

Hello fellow bloggers

We need volunteers for Tuesday Trivia feature.

We have two slots available-12th July and 19th July.

Request you all to put some fun and energy in this feature and nominate yourself.
@xaranahara @darshith0000 @onetarhayes @ranu802 @ananyabha @arwen1968 @sashay909 @surbhisachdeva89 @ishitarc1908 @himadas @anandartist @anushababbar @sandeept252 @sassandsauce @sasmiths1112 @drmegsorick @sumitagrawal01 @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @myesteriousgirlneerja @mumbletymuse @mkjackie99 @ranu802 @robertmgoldstein @kingsoracle @onetarhayes @nicolaauckland @niciacruz @neatusername

Looking forward to your support!

Shutterbug Showcase

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There is no bigger pleasure than the family time spent together playing an indoor game with joy. Everyone is busy in their lives. Father goes for work, mother also goes for work, children go to school .At home, mother has to do household work, children have to do their homework or go to play outdoors with friends. There is hardly anytime left to spend with family. The whole week goes in a frenzy. It is the weekends that allow for spending a quality time with family, so why not utilise it with playing a game that is entertaining and at the same time helps in bringing everyone together in the house. Its not a wrong saying that goes, it is the house that is made of bricks but it is the home that is made of members. While such family times also give you a better reason to smile and rejoice. Photo clicked by me while playing the game of ludo with family.

My weekly photo propmt for today:- ‘smiles’.The next week’s propmt for @suzannebowditch is walls. 🙂

#photopost
#weekly