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Contests & Activities: November 18, 2020 Issue [#10468]

 This week: Feeling Overwhelmed?
  Edited by: spidey
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Table of Contents

1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

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Welcome to the Contests & Activities Newsletter. I'm spidey , and I'm your Editor this week!

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Letter from the editor

Feeling Overwhelmed?

My last newsletter was about going on vacation, as I was about to take a week off work. It was a great stay-cation, but I felt like I had to work twice as hard to catch up when I went back to work! *Laugh*

I think a lot of us are going through a lot this year with the unexpected pandemic. A lot of us have had to change our work schedules, are working from home more often, or perhaps have kids at home when they'd normally be in school. It can be a lot to deal with, and I've definitely felt a little overwhelmed at times.

Writing.Com can be a great relaxation site, but maybe obligations can also start to feel overwhelming, too? It's important to take stock and make a plan for moving forward.

It's important to re-assess things every so often to see if changes need to be made. Maybe take a day or two (or a week or two) break from an activity you host or a contest you've committed to previously? In any case, it's good to let members know what's going on, particularly if they have expectations from you, like announcing winners or taking part in an activity.

Most members are understanding when it comes to "real life" interfering with online responsibilities. It's better to explain and be honest than to ignore the issue and disappear, though that happen sometimes, too. In most cases, members can be very forgiving, particularly when the person who had to temporarily disappear apologizes and tries to make amends.

For me personally, I've had to cut back on online obligations (as much as it pains me to do so) due to an increase in work.

Writing.Com feels like a virtual home for many of its members, and it provides as much interaction and activity as you can handle! You can sign up for many, many challenges, or you can take part in quick activities! Whether you're looking to hone your writing style into a career or just looking for some fun, WDC offers a huge variety!

As always, keep on writing! *Quill*

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Editor's Picks

Official Writing.Com Contests & Activities:

Good Deeds Get CASH!  [E]
Write reviews to win cash prizes!
by Writing.Com Support

Journey Through Genres: Official Contest  [E]
Write a short story in the given genre to win big prizes!
by Writing.Com Support


Thankful Poetry Contest  [13+]
An uplifting annual contest welcoming short poems about thanksgiving and gratitude.
by 🌸 pwheeler ~ love joy peace

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by A Guest Visitor

A WDC shopping poll  [E]
What things have you brought through Writing.com?
by Amyaurora

Will 2021 Be a Year of Hope?   [E]
Your choice will decide who shall be the next calendar girl for the year of hope...
by Jenn Webster

End of 2020 Raffle --CLOSED  [E]
Ending the year with some fun - 1000 GPS each ticket
by Maryann

Anniversary Reviews  [E]
Celebrate Writing.Com member account anniversaries with reviews. Earn GPs and MBs.
by Sum1

The Whatever Contest -- Closed for Now  [13+]
This irregular contest will change each round. Nature poem? Horror story? Whatever.
by Schnujo

Promptly Poetry Challenge  [E]
52 weeks + 52 prompts = 52 poems
by Lilli ☕️ 🧿

Second Time Around ~ Birthday Special  [E]
Have you entered previous contests that you didn't win? Do you feel cheated? Step inside.
by Choconut ~ Busy Writing!

Poetry Topic of the Month Contest  [13+]
Win Exclusive MBs. It ends at midnight at the end of each month. Suggest the topic.
by Brummy Mummy Sharmelle

Some How/To Items that might help you:

 Step By Step Signature Set Up  [E]
Step by step instructions on how to set up your signature.
by Rhoswen - Relentless Victory

On Giving Reviews  [E]
Are you speechless when you stare at that little reviewing box? Here are some tips.
by Roseille ♥

Helping Links  [ASR]
'Help Links' for Newbies and all other members who are still learning
by Maryann

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by A Guest Visitor

Some contest resources:
How to Create a Contest  [ASR]
Things you need to know before you open a contest. Includes a contest template.
by Angels in my Ear

"Create/Edit a Message Forum
Newbie Hyperlinking 101 - Bitem Format  [E]
Learn the ins and outs of creating a link using the bitem format.
by NickiD89

Know of some gems that deserve exposure? Submit them in the feedback form or submission form at the end of this Newsletter, and I'll put them in my next one!

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Ask & Answer

My last newsletter, ("Contests & Activities Newsletter (October 21, 2020)), and it discussed being On Vacation! Here is some feedback from last week's Newsletter readers:

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