Distractive generation, anyone?

Hi all, it’s good to see new members interested in our blogging community forum as well as some faithful returners (as always it would be nice to see more of you 😉 ) – best wishes to you all and hope you’re having a good weekend 🙂

TIP: struggling to find the dashboard for your members back-end access via the dashboard? I found it again by hitting STATS in the ‘improved editor’ screen. That way you can find your lingering drafts as such things like that missing from the ease-of-use common function screen that they call ‘improved editor’. Doh! (@admin, I’ll tidy up asap if it’s ever really necessary but not much to do there really anyway, I think).

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#Authorstory call

Just over a year ago, on 6th January 2016, @sashay909 got the ball rolling with the first in a series of feature posts called ‘Authors who made History’. That wonderful post featured the legendary William Shakespeare.

Thank you @piyushavir for confirming you’re ok for us to try and take your challenge forward, if anyone wishes to join in and maybe add to ideas or issue new small challenges within the theme. So I’m also sharing this extract (from my latest blogpost taking part in coolbeans’ MonthlyLookAhead…) Continue reading

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Shutterbug showcase anyone? Any happy snappers this week?

A place here to link with a post showcasing your snap, for the prompt ‘LOVE’ or maybe any happy snap you like, preferably your own or with originator permission to share, was the rule, I believe.
(Edit: apologies for comments apparently being set to off. I’ve just been alerted to this and now attempting to rectify. You can tag your post to show in the Reader under ‘ShutterbugShowcase’ also.]

I’m a bit stretched with only mobile phone access for a while until my home wifi/tech issues resolve. So maybe later (via link in comments)  for ‘LOVE’ the most recent prompt offered (with thanks again @adrienne3 for your participation with ‘Toast’,  cheers and very Happy New Year to you and yours 🙂

So, there’s a call to discontinue some things here. If you’re a serious photography enthusiast you’ll understandably be keen to take part in Susan G’s MacroMoments challenge. Even if you don’t wish to take part her event is well attended and provides some great reading / viewing. You’ll find a link at her recent post on this site.

Some of us though are happy snappers just for the fun and with older technology are maybe unable to meet the expectations. However our other Susan and others helped with the wonderful ideas behind the #ShutterbugShowcase here and my feeling is it would be nice to see it carry on.

So trying to get anyone on a schedule hasn’t quite worked lately, but then we’ve barely got back to normal with holidays not quite finishing, new term preps underway and all the usual pressures of everyday lives.

Maybe you’ve a shutterbug type photopost link to share in the comments/pingback? Or maybe you’d like to remind us of a fave #photopost or prompt from past responses? Or even to write something inspired by one of them, as if a #writing101 prompt? (Challenge originally included writing option too!)

Happy New Year all! Bye for now…

#photo101 #blogging101

#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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Shutterbug Showcase #prompt for 10th November…

Following Susan’s announcement that she would like a rest from volunteer scheduling and prefers not to be tagged at the moment for #shutterbug showcase (and while not wishing to be “volunteer scheduling-in-charge” for personal health reasons and my #authorstory interest, resuming that from next week hopefully…)

Call for volunteers to post for this event for any of the following dates? The prompt for next week is…

TOAST

Susan, (arwen1968) originally suggested the fantastic idea of each participant deciding the prompt for the following week. I’m proposing that you can adapt the above prompt eg you might wish to drop the ‘TOAST’ and adapt the prompt to make it ‘CELEBRATION’, for instance – or anything else you might loosely relate to the ‘TOAST’ prompt.

Volunteers are invited to post for the following dates (non-members could post on their own blogs if they prefer as our admin is inaccessible and appears currently inactive and so maybe not allowing new member access). I could then reblog your post here on this forum. Current members very welcome to post directly here (or similarly could reblog here from their own blog post if they prefer). Please reply in comments to this post if you wish to take part for any of these dates (ie. to post a photo in response and to leave a prompt for the next week’s participant). This way we can still all see who might or might not wish to carrying on playing with this original idea.

10 November: @adriennea3 (thank you for confirmation, fab #fotopost ) and prompt for 17th Nov (Love)

17 November:

24 November:

December

1 December:

8 December:

15 December:

22 December:

29 December:

 

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#shutterbugshowcase

#fotopost