October 2017 Blogging Bliss Newsletter - the Unofficial Newsletter for Blogging on WDC
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This Month's Editor: Wordsmitty
Gettings ghosts, ghouls and bloggers. Tis the month for scary things and candy! Hopefully, this falls into the latter but not as sticky.
This month's Feature is about ghost writers. Unfortunately, the spirits were all too busy this time of year, So I had to fill in - sort of ghosting for ghosts (which sounds like a soul raiser).
If you're not so scared this Halloween by the upcoming NaNo, please check out the Editor's Picks and the new bloggers and blogs listed below. Remember that Santa is watching to see who is a good commenter and reviewer, and may be trick or treating to you in a couple months.
Keep on Bloggin'!
Blogs are generally personal things like a diary/journal or opinions. Entries reveal aspects of the blogger - life, attitude, friends, biases, etc. They are history, plans and dreams. Some might discuss events or specific topics, but they still come out from the core of the blogger.
So why would you ever use a ghost blogger?
Ghost writers are fairly common - someone who agrees to assemble words that will be presented under someone elses name. Perhaps it is their creation, but often it is to a specific format, characters and plot. Consider it like fan-fiction that is directed and agreed by the original author or copyright holder where the fan doesn't get his or her name on it.
But ghost blogging?
Perhaps you've made entries claiming you were your muse. That's close, although it's probably still your own style unless you've purposely tried to do otherwise and create another persona. However, it's still you if just another you of sorts.
Consider professional blogs that stick to a specific topic or area and give facts or a review on something. The blog overall could be a combination from people who research, test, voice opinions, explain, etc. It runs constantly, maybe daily. At some point, the author may need a break but wants to keep it going, or the author passes and the company that publishes it wants it to continue. They have someone else write. Or the author could even move his/herself up to publisher or editor and just have writers piece it together for approval under his or her name.
Now it is doubtful that a personal blog would have a ghost writer, although someone could be incapacitated and another still make journal like entries. It might even be fun to have someone else write your blog or even you write theirs. Do I see a contest in the future?
Could anyone notice? That would be the whole idea so that no one does. It could also be an expansion of your writing to imitate someone so exactly. You might even discover a few things that would help you with your own style. What good is being a ghost if they know who you are or you don't have some scary secret that might shock readers.
Blogs may be restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher. These entries may have a lower content rating than the overall blog.
"Setting=Audience" from "Connie's Corner" [13+] by Connieann
"In the Right Place at the Right Time." from "Blogging Beside A Baobab" [18+] by Sarah
"Hope for the weekend" from "Sorji's Blog" [13+] by Sorji
"Thoughts on In-Depth Peer Reviewing" from "Max's Musings" [18+] by Max Griffin
"Footsie" from "The Experiences of Steven" [13+] by Fhionnuisce
"The Perfect Day" from "Growing Bald With Lynx & The Better Wife" [E] by Azrael Tseng
"A Duck in the Road, October 19" from "My Thoughts: when the mood strikes." [13+] by Maria Mize
"Fall Fishing" from "Perpetual Ruminations" [13+] by Timothy J. DeWall
"Back in the Analog Days" from "Pirate's Booty" [13+] by Ellee Inferno
"UNDERSTAND YOUR STRENGTHS." from "Evolution of love" [ASR] by sindbad
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and bloggers restarting entries in old blogs after a break.
Eagle~The Cowboy's Wife with blog "Invalid Item"
Cat Voleur with blog "The Writing Writer" [18+]
Tanith with blog "The Shape of Today" [E]
Lani with blog "Lani's Blog" [18+]
Lilly Tagloff with blog "About Me" [E]
orell with blog "Unlimited" [18+]
FrankieB with blog "The Ramblings of FrankieB" [GC]
Steve McLean with blog "ENJOYING BEING IN THE FAMILY OF GOD" [E]
WakeUpAndLive~Spring's Eye ★ with blog "Blog @ Work 2nd Edition" [18+]
Go check out all of them and leave a Welcome or Welcome Back.
CONGRATULATIONS to Blogging Circle of Friends Blogger of the Week:
September 17 - September 23 - Mina
September 24 - September 30 - amy-Very Very Busy
October 1 - October 7 - WakeUpAndLive~Spring's Eye ★
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"30-Day Blogging Challenge" by Fivesixer ☮. November is an Official month. If you're not doing Nano - or even if you are, sign up.
"Blogging Circle of Friends " by CJ Reddick. Always on. Join and get daily prompts plus chat a spell at:
"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" by Lyn. Take up residence or just get a second home to receive blog prompts and enjoy community events. Now offering prompts seven days a week. Stop by City Hall for:
"Welcome To My Reality Forum" Patrece~ Back & catching up! - Currently Closed through November - 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.
Want to try this ghost blogging stuff by finding a ghost blogger to liven up your blog but don't know where to find one? Try a graveyard Although, I'm not sure a ghost would "liven" up your blog.
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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If you have a blog entry that you'd like to promote, whether it's yours or someone else's please visit: "The Blog Board" (may also be accessed under the Community link in the WDC lefthand column).
LOOKING FOR GUEST WRITERS: If you think that you'd like to be a guest writer for our newsletter, please let us know because we're looking for YOU. Please contact: Wordsmitty or any of the editors listed at the beginning.
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!
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