January 2016 Blogging Bliss Newsletter - the Unofficial Newsletter for Blogging on WDC
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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Wordsmitty ✍️
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1. Editor's Note
2. Featured Topic
3. Editor's Picks
5. Blogging News
6. Blog Events
7. Special Item
This Month's Editor: Wordsmitty ✍️
Hello to the beginning of the fourth year of the Blogging Bliss Newsletter . It's good to start a new year, and I hope you all are back blogging away, at least, every once in a while.
When the year starts, so do a lot of bloggers. There's a big list of new and restarted blogs in our Welcome section. Please show them all a great WDC blogging Welcome.
As the year ends, it's time to look back at 2015 and find the WDC items that you think are the best and nominate them for The Quill Awards . If you don't know about them, this month's feature will give you a little intro and how you can be part of recognition of WDC members' efforts by WDC members.
Of course, we have good blog entries picked for you to read and included an interesting one from outside WDC that everyone should read.
Let us know what you think by an email, a review, or posting in the Blogging Bliss Newsletter Forum . That's also a place to get answers to blogging questions or making suggestions for this newsletter. Also, if you'd like to write something for us, just let me know. Sharing your take on a blogging topic is always good since that's the whole idea behind blogging.
Keep on Bloggin'!
It's very important that you take immediate action before the end of January. Nominate an item for The Quill Awards - The Quill Awards: 2015 Nomination Form . It isn't just for blogging. Look at all the categories and think about what you've read over the last year and really liked.
The Quill Awards are done by WDC members for WDC members. It is not run by WDC. It is independent and done in the spirit of WDC to help and recognize those among us who have grown and polished their works here on WDC.
The Quill Awards are going on their 9th year. Perhaps you have seen an item with a Quills image as a nominee or winner and wondered. Maybe you've never heard of them. Maybe you've gotten a notice that you've been nominated but ignored it. If so, now is the time to find out and participate.
The Quill Awards could be explained in detail here, but we have linking (that I've made rather obvious), and you should read directly for yourself. Please take the time to check them out.
The Quill Awards , in a nutshell, takes nominations, sorts and arranges them, judges or collects votes, holds a live ceremony where it announces winners who get major prizes like awardicons, GPs, Merit Badges, and an image logo plus bragging rights of being part of The Quill Awards .
The Quill Awards also needs volunteers to help. It's a big thing and ever getting bigger. If you can't spend time, then blog about it. Keep the word flowing.
The Quill Awards also needs GPs to be able to award prizes. You can donate or even sponsor an award, or your group or groups can sponsor an award. If you're holding an activity, support them.
The Quill Awards Best Blog Award is sponsored by "Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" , "30-Day Blogging Challenge" , "Blogging Circle of Friends " , Grieving Lyn, and of course "Blogging Bliss Newsletter" .
The Quill Awards past winners are great reads and so will future winners. Read and review them yourself. Just click the link to find links to more about them.
Please note that some blogs are restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher.
"Saturday, January 2, 2016, 9:16 a.m." by Maria Mize
"Day 1, 2016" by PandaPaws; VET TECH in 2020!
"Swimming through the memories of my life!" by Natechia dos Reis
"Hobbies" by Elle
"FacePalm" by WhataWorker Bee
"Time and change" by Bryce Kenn
"A Personal Note" by abcoachnz-Learning
"It's Wednesday! / Word Count 335" by sunnystarr
"Invalid Entry" by Kat Tonyan
This is one from the Internet that ties recent losses together:
Shakespeare Saturday: On Death
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and blogging restarting their entries in old blogs after a break. Please note the rating on each blog.
tinydancer12 with blog "Invalid Item"
Sew-no-more 🤗 with blog "A Friend Is A Treasure" [E]
Candy praying 4 Adrie with blog "Blog?!" [E]
Lynn McKenzie with blog "My Ever Changing Moods" [GC]
sandi with blog "My blog " [E]
gracieproctor with blog "Journal" [18+]
Nikola with blog "Speak Life" [18+]
Matt Bird MSci (Hons) AMRSC with blog "Invalid Item"
Andy~~getting back to WDC with blog "Life and Stuff" [GC]
gardengirl with blog "Invalid Item"
CaptainMidnightSingforPhoebe with blog "Beam Me Up, Scottie!" [13+]
Canvas with blog "Invalid Item"
Crissy ~ Home!🌸💛 with blog "The Gift of Experience: Hope Prevails" [ASR]
Alyssa Taylor with blog "Invalid Item"
Go check out all of them and leave a welcome or welcome back.
CONGRATULATIONS to 30-Day Blogging Challenge November Winners:
1st Prosperous Snow Globe for entries in "Melting Snow"
2nd amyjo-Keeping it real and fun! for entries in "Invalid Item"
3rd SandraLynn for entries in "Sandy Supposes...."
CONGRATULATIONS to Blogging Circle of Friends Blogger of the Week:
December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016 - David the Dark one!
January 3, 2016 - January 9, 2016 - ~Lifelessons~
January 10, 2016 - January 16, 2016 - Autumn
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"30-Day Blogging Challenge" by Fivesixer. February is an Unofficial month. Grieving Lyn and Brother Nature will be hosting a fund raiser for the 30 DBC. That means lots of fun with more flexibility and good practice for March when competition really heats up. Sign up now or join in when you can.
"Blogging Circle of Friends " by CJReddick support BCOF 2192096. Always on. Join and get daily prompts plus chat a spell at:
"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" by Grieving Lyn. Take up residence or just get a second home to receive blog prompts and enjoy community events. Stop by City Hall for:
"The Soundtrack of Your Life Challenge" by lizco252 will take your blogging into the musical realm with its 3rd Annual Competition. Only once a year, so get your tunes in order by February 1.
"Invalid Item" by ~NightOwl~ has a different type of prompt that every blogger should give a try and only requires once a week entries. Plus great prizes. Starts August 2 so hurry over and sign up.
"Three Daily Beams of Positivity" by Fran 🏅🇬🇧🇬🇧🏅 works well for a blog and is a great way to raise your attitude.
"Welcome To My Reality Forum" Rhonda provides prompts for the week to help get you and your life events down.
"Blog Harbor from The Talent Pond" Sail in with Jeff to even more blog prompts and fun.
Hey! I'm bored doing this every month, so I'm taking break. Fortunately. last month there was a blog prompt about blogging tips. Here's some for you to read.
"Blogging tips" by Steve adding writing to ntbk.
"Tip a Canoe And Krypton Too" by Geoff
"Tips for Blogger and Kryptonite" by Prosperous Snow Globe
"Invalid Entry" by amy-Looking Forward
"Tips for bloggers and my kryptonite" by ~Minja~
There'll be a test next month to make sure you paid attention.
Are you editor material or would you just like to help with the Blogging Bliss? We're looking for editors and guest writers. As part of the staff, you get all the pleasure out of bringing to readers great blogs you've read, spectacular ideas you have about blogging, and magnificent news from blogging activities all the while improving your writing craft beyond just putting words on a page. And it's a lot of fun.
Please let me, Wordsmitty ✍️ or one of the other editors listed at the top know, and you too could see your byline distributed across WDC.
Do you have a question or a topic about blogging? We'd like to hear your feedback and comments on our newsletter. It's very important to us to know what you think. Plus you may get your blog featured in a future newsletter.
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WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS MONTH'S ISSUE.
We thank you for your readership and we'll see you next month.
UNTIL THEN, HAPPY BLOGGING!