Wednesday, December 31, 2008
As you know BA has been around a while now, we started on 360 as a little joke and I had so many emailing me sending me PM's on 360 "add this" and "do this" so along with my own posts on there a lot of the posts on BA's 360 page were thought up by others some even written by others under the BA handle .... ha ha you thought I wrote everything on there didn't you well I didn't others had the password for the BA 360 page, it wasn't always me
But here though, it is mainly me well seems like it anyway and yes I know you can't be anonymous on here but the anonymous name of BA doesn't mean the same as "hiding" it's more like "Hello my name is ..... and I'm an addict"
We want you to stand up and tell us what you like to blog about, why you blog what puts you in the mood so to speak
Bloggers Anonymous has been around since when ..June 06 a joke a little play on the addiction that we then had for 360 that we still have for blogging where ever we are where ever we come from even those form MsN who **shock** don't blog and seeing as we are going into our 3rd year now I want more member participation Joy was always great for that, we've lost Joy into the great blog in the sky, Dana well she's somewhere on the Rez , Snow Bunny no idea don't think she knows either but Susan(Red7) myself and Mister E are still around we will be as well great bloggers never die .. or is that once 360 famous always 360 famous ?
Anyway we are are still around, thing is right so are you guys and you do know how to post on a group right ...right you do don't you haven't forgotten or anything?
You do know how yes .. you should if you looked at the last album posted here
ok you do so no excuses ok
What is you favourite blogging subject?
Why do you blog?
What do you like out of communicating the most with others via blogging?
Wait one second there before you answer those in a comment.. you where going to weren't you ... I know you lot before you comment think about it you could be posting a new item yourself ...oh yes you could, no thinking about it you CAN post a new thing all by yourself
That's where we will go from here that's the new years resolution for this group more from you and less from me besides my fingers hurt now
Oh and Happy New Year
Sunday, December 14, 2008
If they can't read what you've written they won't read it
Now I've seen a couple pages today (yes I've been looking) that where either blue on a dark background or had a flashing gif background I opened that one and went "OH [swear removed]" and closed the page didn't even bother to really look at what was written
The blue text at least I could highlight it but the flashing background oh boy way too much sorry
Of course size (which does matter) comes into play as well, before I post I allways choose "Normal" from the font size drop down list makes the text a little bigger and easier to read
Yes I could because I use Firefox choose [View > Page style > No Style] or hold down the ctrl key and scroll my mouse wheel so text is bigger and on a plain background but hey lazy person here I like to read things straight up
So if you are a theme designer or you are just starting or maybe you don't know anything about CSS and use Custom Colors or a default background, please make sure that things are easily read
If you have to cross your eyes and squint at your page to read it then chances are others will have too as well so make it easy on everyone remember when you are posting what color your page is it's an easy mistake to make because compose is black on white to make the text colour a dark color by habit .. or even yellowish orange or brown..
You may have to highlight some parts of this so you can read it
(this entry cross posted to Blogger from Multiply)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Anyway this particular one their son had fallen into the pool when he was two years old, he lived but was severely brain damaged this was around three years ago he's now 5 years old, can hardly move, can't talk can't do any of the things a normal 5 year old can, he couldn't even smile when they brought in the Wiggles
Now I'm just thinking here seriously I don't know what I would have done if that had happened to one of my kids it's not a life that I would like them to lead
What this family have done though is set up a foundation for families with seriously disabled children because a lot do end up in homes the family's can't cope, don't think I could have either.
A child's wheelchair and be as much if not more than $5000 for a child with that kind of disability, this foundation helps with things like that and also teaches pool safety.
Be a different story if the child was born like that but wouldn't it be in the back of your mind I wish they had died in the accident because then at least they wouldn't have to live the rest of their life like that
An adult has lived their life a child hasn't but what kind of life is it ?
Someone like Stephen Hawkins who's condition worsens over the years or Christopher Reeves who's accident caused his paralysis but who's brains still function (functioned in Christopher Reeves case) they have money, a lot more than this little boy does maybe he is a genius, maybe he is the next Hawkins
Maybe maybe not who knows but for a child from 2 years old to live their life like that unable to move hardly remembering that they could without the voice synthesisers and the electronic gadgets that a lot of money can buy, this child has to live his whole life without communication what kind of a life is that?
Now I'm not saying everyone who's so disabled should be euthanized can't say that you wouldn't get the Hawkin's of the world if you did that
What I'm saying is it is slightly cruel don't you think not to give him the best kind of gadgets that would help him actually LIVE and communicate with the rest of the world the body might not work but the brain does.
What are your thoughts on this?
Could you cope?
Would you know that your child was desperately trying to communicate with you?
Could you cope financially for the rest of your child's life?
If you have a disabled child, what are your thoughts?
If you want to blog about this on your own page you can you don't have to answer here
Saturday, November 15, 2008
and borrowed this (don't click the link unless you do want to be going back there)
So my blog topic of the day is: If you were to write a novel, what would you write about?
actually I wanted that link see if it would work here ..it don't dang it grrr
That link brings up blog compose with the title already there ..which I wanted do do here and can't it won't work so we gotta do this another way bit boring I know.
So I want you to write out your thingy, "If I was to write a novel it would be about..." and then grab it's link and post it here in the links section think you can manage that ?
Don't worry about a tag for it I've not thought of one yet ummm maybe "members memes" ?
Two reasons you post in links, one others get to see your page and two yours will be seperate from everyone elses not here with a hundred other links (yeah I'm kidding about hundreds be lucky if we get one)
This entry cross posted to the BA blog on Blogger from Multiply, those of you who read from Blogger and who don't have a Multiply account can post thier link on BA's Blogger
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Just found out that the users coming over from MsN to Multiply don't have blogs, they don't even know what one is some of them .. I was like OMG you don't know what a blog is
this is terrible this is the poor, poor things don't have any idea what a blog is
We shall have to teach them what you can do, what a blog is all about and what blogging is
This by the way is a blog, for those of you from MsN .. this is a blog , on the group here we use it for updates and such and for help with blogging it has an editor as you can see I placed a smiley in and can make text bold and italics do all kinds of things in a Blog.
but you aren't sure what blogging is yet though
Well that's what this group is about ... Blogging
and I'm still quite stunned here
this post was cross posted to the BA (Bloggers Anonymous blog on Blogger.com) blog from Multiply
Sunday, October 19, 2008
All of the MsN'ers are members of MsN groups most are still shellshocked over MsN's decision to close groups and of course all are new to Multiply, now remember how it was for us ?
Sat here going OMG how what where why everything is different what do I do help me....
Well it's the same for them
So I would like you all to help them out a little ok and help some of us out too you can join the MsN help group if you would like just to help answer questions maybe you have some yourself about this MsN exodus
Please give a nice welcome to those from MsN and join the MsN help group if you want
oh and I've fixed up the groups theme here as well btw it needed a bit of a re-do
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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Friday, June 20, 2008
I vagely remember someone doing it ..sure of it
If it was any one it would have been either Sucka or g00gs
anyone remember that.. anyone got a link or know how?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
What is a blomment?
A long, long comment that is a full on blog in itself
On 360º of course we were restricted to the amount of characters we could put in a comment (4000)
Here we don’t seem to be restricted at all.
Of course on blog posts it doesn’t really matter how long winded the comment is.
So go ahead blomment all you want because here we aren’t restricted or don’t seem to be anyway.
Has anyone gotten an extremely long winded comment?
Do you yourself do them?
Do you find that the way Multiply works there are more blomments here or less than 360º?
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
As you all know its the title that draws your readers eye and funny will allways get readers, just the title of course the rest doesn't even have to match the title ...which is half the fun
I'll start off with "Don't Click this", "popped off" and "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"
allways my favorite .... because you can go "ahhhhh I needed that" in the first few lines
If you've got one (an actual blog to go with the title that is) post the link here too
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
is the practice of claiming or implying original authorship of (or incorporating material from) someone else's written or creative work, in whole or in part, into one's own without adequate acknowledgement.
Since it is very easy to steal content from the web by simply copying and pasting, the problem of online plagiarism is growing. This phenomenon, also known as content scraping, is affecting both established sites and blogs
How do you make sure that others know you have used someone else’s work?
Link back to the original work give the author some credit it won’t make your post seem less original it will highlight your work as opposed to theirs
If you borrow an idea that someone else has had say “Mary had this idea”
If you copy part of an article say “from this site”
If you re-post an older post of your own say so “re-post from Nov 2006”
It’s always best to put your own ideas, your own thoughts into a blog, poem or short story that you write but if you do have troubles with that at least say where the item is from, its nicer for your readers its nicer to the person who did it in the first place
Just because everyone else copy pastes from somewhere else doesn’t mean its right most times there is a link back or credit given anyway you just haven’t noticed it
Punishments for plagiarism vary from failing a course you are taking too jail time or loosing respect and jobs (plagiarism FAQ)
Now I’m not talking about images here even though they too fall under the same Copywrite umbrella same as music does I’m talking about the written word (images and music are a topic for another blog)
Seeing as we as bloggers aren’t writing a university paper for a final grade we don’t need to have a full page of citations (facts from here part) on the ends of our blogs but we DO need to either link back or say “written by” etc because otherwise its called plagiarizing and that is in the world of blogging not so much stealing but faking it
If you didn’t write it, you know you didn’t write it everyone else knows you didn’t write it SAY SO
Monday, February 25, 2008
Found a pile of other "blog" type things too ..spose I could post them all up in one day ...no won't do that that wouldn't be good would it
These were written up by Marvyn ( re-posted with permission)....
Some Do’s …
Do what is right, not what is easiest
Do learn about other peoples cultures, history and habits before judging
Do ensure both sides have equal say
Do respect differences of opinions
Do listen when others try to explain
Do understand that you can be wrong too
Do try to understand and be appreciative
Do take responsibility for your action or inaction
Do ask questions, but politely
Do remember others have feelings too
Some Don’ts …
Don’t act in anger, take time out
Don’t interrupt when others try to explain
Don’t patronize, show respect
Don’t look down on others, be level
Don’t be judgmental, be fair
Don’t ridicule differing beliefs and Attitudes
Don’t dominate, try to accommodate
Don’t ignore diversity, try to understand it
Don’t be insulting, be appreciative
Don’t divide people, rather, join them together
Thursday, February 21, 2008
No not a Mimi a MEME
Wilkapedia describes a Meme as
"A meme (IPA: [mim]), as defined by memetic theory, constitutes a theoretical unit of cultural information, the building block of culture or cultural evolution which spreads through diffusion propagating from one mind to another analogously to the way in which a gene propagates from one organism to another as a unit of genetic information and of biological evolution"
You understood that perfectly right.. You didn't? ....ok so I didn't either at first
I'll explain it
A Meme goes from blog to blog most times its one of those questionnaire things , one person does it and the next does the same only they do it a little differently.
Basically its an idea started by one person that others copy and it grows from their post onto the next one and so on growing or transforming as it goes
Sometimes a meme gets another few people to do the same Meme this spreads it faster
They can be questionnaires
Lists of answers
anything that you "borrow" from someone else is a Meme
If you ask others to do the same thing that's a Meme
If they do it anyway without asking that's a Meme
Memes can be fun and interesting, you can post about yourself or put up your "favourite" thing then go read everyone else's Memes about that same thing
Its like passing on a little part of yourself to the next person
You've possibly done a Meme before and not even known what it was
What have you done that was a Meme?
Monday, February 4, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Origionally set up as a Yahoo group, Bloggers Anonymous soon had its own 360 page (now defunct) and a web site (also defunct) but is still going as a Yahoo group
BA of course now blogs on Blogger and on Multiply
Some folks aren't quite sure what BA is all about (I shorten it to BA you type the words Blogggers Anonymous as much as I do you would too)
Well basically its for bloggers ...the addicted ones and for those who don't blog all that much who just want people to read what they do have to say
Or if you want a BA T-shirt we still have some of those left I think ..yeah we do look in the albums on Multiply or on the YGroup , the T-shirts are free so are the donuts and bananas
So what can you do here on BA?
You can post a link to your blog post
You can ask a question about blogging
You can post jokes
You can post funny pictures
You can jump right in and take over if you want ..well only if you are sick of me posting all the time
Remember we aren't anonymous on Multiply but on our Blogger page you can comment anonymously if you want, point is that we don't actually want you to be anonymous and lurk the whole point of BA is to get yourself out there and show the world how addicted you realy are and how well can you blog!
Prove how good you are start posting on BA .... or that wet banana army might start marching
do bananas march?
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Best Web Application for Weblogs -- Youtube ,Twitter, Blogger, Flickr and Wordpress
Now they are defining a blog as a page with dated entries "Something that helps you publish, make comments, anything that has to do with developing a weblog." which I suppose Youtube, Twitter and Flickr all have but they aren't blogging platforms
Yes they have dated entries and publish but they don't publish blogs
What do you think is Flickr a blogging platform can you BLOG on it ?
Maybe I've missed something because by that definition Yahoo messenger is a blog you can make "comments" on that can't you
No I don't get it at all
What do you think ? Take a look here