November 2017 Blogging Bliss Newsletter - the Unofficial Newsletter for Blogging on WDC
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5. Blogging News
6. Blog Events
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This Month's Editor: Wordsmitty
Greettings holiday shoppers. Tis the month for mall madness, buying binges, and good will to all who stay out of the way.
This month's Feature is about quotes coming from blog entries. Witty or wise, a good quote can mean a lot to gaining popularity and followers. It might also mark the blogger and make them more recognizable.
Even with NaNo going on this month, there have been plenty of new or restarted blogs and interesting entries. Please check those out and let the bloggers know, maybe with a like if not a comment.
With the end of the year and holidays approaching, here's wishing you a spectacular finish and lots of fun. The last Blogging Bliss for 2017 is just a month away.
Keep on Bloggin'!
Is Your Blog Quotable?
Blog recognition comes in many ways. It could be the topic. It could be a fascinating style. It could be wondrous information. It could be because of the blogger. It could be from unforgettable snippets that make a point so well others use them. In other words, it's quotable.
Most of us don't strive for making quotes. In fact, most quotes are spontaneous coming from the free flowing mind's creation based on how one phrases naturally. Blogs are great in this regard because most are just letting loose the ideas on a topic as they come.
"I like the way you phrased that" is often what one thinks about quote-worthy statements. I'm sure you've read something that made you stop after reading or had others tell you that about something you wrote. The more that read it and think that, the more it's on its way to becoming a quote that makes a reader think of you or your blog.
You might think of this similar to a title or introductory hook that catches and stays with the reader making the blog and author recognized. Writers can put a lot of thought and work into those. Perhaps you did the same with your blog or entry so that readers would remember it. However, a quote would transcend that and end up on one of those "quote" websites.
If you're interested, just do a search on "blog quotes" or "blogging quotes" and see some. Of course, your quote is probably more on a topic you're writing about than just about blogging, but you'll see what I mean.
Blogs may be restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher. These entries may have a lower content rating than the overall blog.
"Invalid Entry" from "Invalid Item" by zoomsqrd
"The Artist's Canvas" from "Microcosm in a Dynamic Universe" [E] by Mia - in walking mode
"11/14/2017 - Death (and Life)" from "My Writing Life" [E] by Nomad
"More Than a Local Problem" from "Valley of Darkness" [18+] by Amyaurora
"Rainy day" from "My blog " [E] by sandi
"The biggest lie I've ever told" from "Behind the scenes with Hanna" [13+] by Hanna ~ Ball of Sunshine! 🌈
"Why I Haven't Blogged..." from "Time Won't Wait!" [E] by Nada
"Universal Children's Day Contemplations" from "Melting Snow" [18+] by Prosperous Snow (Neva)
"Time to get to work!" from "A Whole New World" [18+] by Krysha is heartbroken
"Something about a Symphony (11y, 2m, 3w, 1d old)" from "It's all about the Journey" [18+] by Just Jamie
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and bloggers restarting entries in old blogs after a break.
Babyangel-doing-Nanowrio with blog "Invalid Item"
charlie55 with blog "Mus'ing" [E]
Michael Jay Aich with blog "A Tribute to Life in Washington D.C." [13+]
Violet Branwen with blog "Random Thoughts" [18+]
Nomad with blog "My Writing Life" [E]
Lilli with blog "My thoughts from the ledge..." [GC]
Write or Die with blog ""Medic 54, Responding Code One..."" [13+]
Give Me A Break (Suu) with blog "Suu's View from Blog City" [E]
Veritas with blog "In Vino" [18+]
bobturn with blog "Invalid Item"
JonnieD with blog "Me Blog" [18+]
ErinLynn with blog "A Grateful Heart" [E]
Go check out all of them and leave a Welcome or Welcome Back.
CONGRATULATIONS to Blogging Circle of Friends Blogger of the Week:
October 29 - November 4 - Just me
November 5 - November 11 - amy-Very Very Busy
November 12 - November 18 - River
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"30-Day Blogging Challenge" by Fivesixer ☮. December is an Unofficial month, but you can still join in the unofficial fun.
"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:
If you like a blog entry but don't have a specific comment, you can always click "Like" to let the author know. You can also see how many "Liked" and entry just in front of the "Comment link after the entry.
If you click on the number of likes (# Liked," it will show you who those members are. Comments can also be liked, but not the names of who liked them. Maybe that's good. After all, the blog entry and blogger should be the focus.
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.
To read the blogs of WDC members, please go to: Official Blog Page . Also you can click on Bloggers in the WDC lefthand column.
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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