August 2019 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. Blog Events
6. Special Item
This Month's Editor: Wordsmitty ✍️
Hello, Readers. The sun has been intense here with perspiration soaking our clothes. Hiding away from it has us appearing like chicken meat, and not the finely grilled color. Seems to zap energy as well, so here's the short of this month's issue.
Blogging emotions is probably not something you've considered. So this month's feature takes a swing at making you think on it.
Again, really good entries were written this month, and there's a few listed in the Editors' Picks. Plus new and restarted blogs continue to mount. Take a few minutes to look them over and Welcome them.
Now it's time for me to find some Trade Winds and shade while I ice-down my innards.
Keep on Bloggin'!
by Wordsmitty ✍️
Blogs are full of facts and opinions assembled in various ways to get the point across. Often they paint a picture so the reader can visualize what the blogger is presenting. Sometimes they appeal to the mind's logic center to sway or re-enforce a point-of-view. Occasionally, they tug at the readers' feelings to demonstrate a particular mood or mental state.
The first two are rather easy since we all are familiar with descriptors, lists and linking. An adjective here. An adverb there. Simile, metaphor, all those things you learned in grade school English or other language. No problem with telling readers what you did or saw or think. It comes naturally. It's what bloggers most write about.
What about blogging about your emotions? You could just tell people that you're sad, happy, angry, frustrated, lonely, etc. After all, readers have felt those emotions, too. They can understand, maybe, if their situations are the same and react the same way. That may be good enough for a blog. It's not like writing a story where the words should show rather than tell.
Why write differently in a blog rather than a story? That would be like using one hand for stories and the other for blogging. Blogging shouldn't be a separate writing form but an extension of the writer in another medium. Writers should be practicing their craft the same way, the best way to hone their abilities no matter what they write.
Of course, blogging doesn't usually involve a lot of editing and review (where tell is usually converted to show), but portraying emotions doesn't have to come after it's written. In fact, blogging is a good way to help in training to be able to automatically show in ones writing.
So next time you've found yourself in a strange mood, think about how you can show rather than just say you feel _blank_.
Blogs may be restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher. These entries may have a lower content rating than the overall blog.
"What's in a Name?" from "Max's Musings" [18+] by Max Griffin 🏳️🌈
"August 12, 2019" from "Wheel of Fortune" [18+] by ridinghhood--p. boutilier
"Reviewing" from "Seeds of Imagination" [E] by Bob's Turkeys
"Linen and Things" from "View from Down Under" [13+] by Rosemary
"New Beginnings for blogs" from "Voices in My Head" [ASR] by Cadie Laine
"What Have I Learned From Blogging?" from "I Blog Poetry and Prose" [18+] by Prosperous Snow Thankful
"State Fair Time" from "My Journal #2" [13+] by 50K or bust
"Outline complete" from "Intimate Stories/Poems on Life" [18+] by Angelica Mini sprint please
"Books At My House" from "Can We Talk 2" [13+] by pumpkin
"Wasn't gonna let love take me out that way" from "Taming the Stars" [GC] by Satuawany
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and bloggers restarting entries in old blogs after a break.
Midnight Dawn with blog "A Bookworm's Blog" [18+]
James with blog "Rantings of a Middle-Aged White Guy" [13+]
Mastiff with blog "Rising Stars Blog" [18+]
mars with blog "Somewhere far away from Amsterdam" [13+]
Kit_Carmelite with blog "Kit's Korner" [13+]
hullabaloo22 with blog "Thoughts Of A Troubled Mind " [18+]
Virgo72 with blog "My Time " [ASR]
Joto-Kai with blog "Thoughts of a Mad Man" [13+]
LynnPenCakes with blog "Postmarked Heaven..." [E]
🖍 Jaelynn ...Nanoing with blog "Blue Loon Expressions" [13+]
Go read and leave a blogging welcome comment.
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"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 Grieving 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:
Thesaurus and WDC's Ideanary (left colum under "Writing.Com Tools") if your brain is drawing a blank on emotions.
(Too sweaty to write more)
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!
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