September 2018 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 ✍️
Well, the WDC birthday is over, the GPs have flown this way and that, and even The StoryMistress had her birthday to boot. September is a good birthday month. Actually, that seems like a good topic for this month's Feature. Sure enough. Just scroll down and you'll find an article about Birthday Blogging.
After that, you'll encounter this month's Editor's Picks. No birthdays in it though, but lots of great entries to read and possibly comment.
Also, don't forget to check out the bloggers who have started new blogs and those who've restarted old ones. Give them a shout back in the Comments to keep them blogging and become part of the community.
And remember that if you have a good blog entry that you want more visibility or make it stick out, go add it to the
Keep on Bloggin'!
by Wordsmitty ✍️
Every day is someone's or something's birthday. What a great reason to blog. Unfortunately, there isn't a Birthday Blogging Prompt or Activity - or is there? I guess not. It's a great idea, but just blogging about birthdays must be fun.
Everyone has a birthday party or story to tell. What was the first birthday that you remember? Maybe a gift made it special or unforgettable even if maybe you want to forget it. You don't have to blog about the embarrassing things. Just think of all the kinds of things that you can put in a birthday entry.
Presents - we mentioned. Cake - size, shape. flavor, kind, design, candles, etc. A whole entry could just be about the cake. Then there's decorations, party favors, balloons, streamers, signs (there's some good signs someone made we can all remember ). Oh wait - birthday cards. Now there's something that could fill a book with the funny, the clever, the rude, the politically incorrect, the romantic, the generous (love those money cards!), the musical, the—whatever. Games, well if you aren't too old for that .
People. Who's there or not there is always a topic, but more importantly it's the interactions and relationships that happen. Even if you have to spend your birthday alone, you're bound to have thought about others and probably talked or video called some. They gave you cheer and best wishes, and they each meant something different to you.
Wow! We seemed to be outlining a real story here setting the scene and developing characters. There's probably a plot buried in there to weave around the action and emotions. What could it possibly be? Aging? Nah. It's probably something existential like life or some such.
There is probably too much to write in a single birthday entry. It could take several entries or days, weeks, months, hopefully, not longer since you'd have another birthday to enter. However, it should keep that wonderful feeling going and going.
What have you ever written about a birthday, yours or anything's? WDC just celebrated it's 18th birthday. Time now to practice your birthday blogging so you're ready for WDC 19 next September 1.
Blogs may be restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher. These entries may have a lower content rating than the overall blog.
"Confucius " from "Evolution of love" [ASR] by sindbad
"Back Home" from "February 2018 and Forward" [E] by JASmith
"A Matter of Perspective" from "A Writer's Perspective" [13+] by Elle Cyre
"Counting the Mysterious " from "Down the Rabbit Hole" [18+] by MD Maurice
"Childish Havoc With Books" from "Can We Talk 2" [13+] by pumpkin
"Invalid Entry" from "Invalid Item" by Seshat
"September 23, 2018" from "My Blog" [E] by amy-Looking Forward
"Know then:" from "F.R.E.D." [13+] by Jimminycritic
"18 Ways of Looking at Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough" from "These Are My JOTtings..." [E] by JayO'Toole-sabbatical for Lent
"Chosen for presentation tomorrow " from "L'aura del Campo" [18+] by Kåre Enga frozen in Montana
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and bloggers restarting entries in old blogs after a break.
CJ Reddick - 7? with blog "CounterCulture" [13+]
MaryWise with blog "This Here, is Temporary" [E]
billieg with blog "Invalid Item"
CissyLuvsWDC+WW with blog "Invalid Item"
Robert Waltz with blog "Complex Numbers" [18+]
Joyous with blog "From Dreamer to Writer to Author" [18+]
Problematic Content with blog "Invalid Item"
Go read and leave a blogging welcome comment.
CONGRATULATIONS to Blogging Circle of Friends Blogger of the Week:
August 26 - September 1 - AJ wants U 2 meet The CanMan!
September 2 - September 8 - WakeUpAndLive~ 2019
September 16 - September 22 - amy-Looking Forward
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"30-Day Blogging Challenge" by Fivesixer. The 30DBC has been infused with something new and exciting (Emily) and is being refined as its host (Fivesixer is galavanting across the country now that he is a published author. However, this all means that you need to get ready for November when the next Official Challenge starts.
"Blogging Circle of Friends " by CJ Reddick - 7?. 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:
Happy Birthday! Or are you looking for a birthday cNote or a birthday item to review? They're easy to find using the Search box in the left column right under the WDC logo. Type in "birthday" then click "All of Writing.com" and use the drop down for "Type" to select "CNotes." Click the magnifying glass icom or hit Enter.
When the list comes up, you can further refine and sort them using the sort filter right above the first item on the left.
If you're looking for an item to review, select "Any Type" or whatever type you would like to review. When the list coems up, use the sort as mentioned above. Try "Newset First" to see items about birthdays.
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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