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

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

A Discussion On New Forum Awards!

Dear Friends,

 

We are planning on creating awards which will be given by the Alumni forum to its members and also to non-members who will be recommended by the members.
They will be in following categories:

 

1. Ideaphoria:

For those members who come up with new ideas. We have many such ideas since the inception of this forum with the thread #idea and we should honor such people who have helped make this forum a better place and it will encourage ideaphoria even more.

 

2. New Bloggers

This will be an award for new bloggers who have less than 200 followers and it will be akin to Liebster with interesting questions.

 

3. Star Volunteers

Those who regularly volunteer to help others via feedback, featured posts and such should be given this award. Continue reading

#feedback

Friends Missing From Action!

Hello Friends 🙂

As Meg also said a few days ago–there are many friends, beautiful people we met during Blogging 101 course and who kept interacting here afterwards too, who are missing now. 🙂

I hope all of them are doing well and busy with happy things 🙂

This post is to remember those beautiful people so that they know they are being missed. You can tag other people who you think are being missed 🙂

Mask: @theanonymoustalker Already did a post on his blog saying he is busy with something. He is a witty blogger and a nice friend. He has helped many of us with feedback and also did a feature post here. We miss you Mask 🙂

Francesca: @francescabergamasco who writes about second-life is being missed. I have not heard from her since a long time. She is a very genteel lady and her posts make you feel like visiting another world. We miss you Francesca 🙂

TBIPS @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf: I occasionally see some posts from her but rarely and she has not responded to any tags even here, so I doubt if she would respond to this one. Consider this a challenge dear and since you are always ready to take a challenge just say hello to us 🙂 I hope you are doing fine and you know you are being missed 🙂

Ananya: @ananyabha: Not heard a word from this girl. She must be very busy with work or something. I hope everything is fine with you Ananya. Now don’t get angry ok? 🙂

Precious: @thepreciouslifeofprecious: How have you been? Busy with studies? I hope you are doing great. 🙂

Becky @beckybwinch: You don’t belong to the league of other friends. I mean you are quite active. I saw your post today in my mailbox and willing to visit. Just that you have not been here since a long time. No need to respond. I hope you are doing great. Love and light ❤

Adrienne: @getyourlenson: I see your Facebook updates but miss you here. Hope you are doing good. Not blogging either I guess. 🙂

Ramida: @ramida78: You went to study and you employed a hack to break a lock and since then I have not heard from you. If you see this message, know that you are being missed 🙂 I hope you are doing great 🙂

Ivan @ivanproust: You must be busy with studies. I don’t see blog updates either. I hope you are doing great. If you see this, know that you are missed 🙂

Althea: @infobloomer: Not heard a word from you since long. I hope you are doing great. If you see this, know that you are being missed 🙂

Jose: @joseelavallee: I know you are busy with art work and learning many things. I just wanted to tell you that you are missed here. Love and light ❤

Catherine: @wynstep: Mamma! You are an admin here! I hope you are doing good. Missing you for a long time now 🙂

Words: @wordscoffeeandlacedresses: There are no blog updates and you don’t visit here either. Must be superbusy. I hope you are doing great. You are being missed 🙂

Ellie: @welshshortbread: I hope you are doing great in whatever you are busy with. If you see this, know that you are being missed. 🙂

@wanderlusteternal : Still waiting for your article on Srilanka. I hope I didn’t miss it. Didn’t hear anything from you since long. I hope you are doing good. You are being missed here. 🙂

Sinead: @continuingwithme: I hope you are doing good. We miss you here. I keep seeing your blog posts so I know you are active. It’s alright if you don’t have time to visit here. Stay blessed 🙂

Cathy: @cathylynnbrooks: I hope you are doing good Cathy. We miss you here 🙂 Love and light ❤

Kathy: @kathymays: We miss you here. I hope life is treating you very well 🙂 Love and light ❤ Anand 🙂

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

Poetry Corner Nine Invites You!

Dear Friends 🙂

Week after week you all are supporting this event. I thank Garth for his idea and all of you for the support. I am doing blogging 101 course so I would make this post sticky and keep tagging you people for invites instead of doing an invite post everyday.

1. Please send your 6 words entry to : thinkerv0@gmail.com
2. There is no theme.

Thank you very much 🙂

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

Poetry Corner Eighth Invitations!

Namaste Dear Friends 🙂

Please send your entries to my email in 6 words, without any theme for our Tuesday event 🙂

thinkerv0@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!

Love and light ❤

@garthmr @21timetraveler @raniamanda @ramida78 @arpitastravelblog @donnamcmillen300
@empress2inspire @escapetolife @carey27 @celiacathlete @createtoenchant @thedesivagabond
@thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @theanonymoustalker @sandeept252 @rugwed @wynstep @kristinavanhoos @shinepositivepower

Anand 🙂