APRECIATION TCE Gazette Issue 202 01/10/19

APPRECIATION TCE Gazette …

Appreciation TCE Gazette
APPRECIATION is the theme of this newsletter.

I am posting a copy of the 01/10/19 issue of the APPRECIATION TCE Gazette here as a new project I am working on. The TCE Gazette is emailed to 65 subscribers and also posted on Facebook, so I know the newsletter is read by many. However, I do not get any feedback and would like very much to. Hopefully there will be some feedback in the comment section following this post. I typed up a list of questions at the end for readers to think about and comment on. You could help me a lot if you comment, then I will have a better idea as to what our newsletter should contain. Since the newsletter is information for all TCE members and outside readers, it should be content that you want to read. Thank you in advance for your feedback.

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Greetings of the season to all TCE members and visitors.

APPRECIATION FOR AUTHORS
It is so wonderful to see more TCE authors posting and commenting more often. Ed, Jamie, Kurt, Paul, and Rasma thank you for your great works and dedication to the site. We appreciate you and all members of TCE.
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REMINDER: CATEGORIES, SUB-CATEGORIES, AND TAGS
Attention all authors. We can have just one main category and one or two sub-categories. (ie: Fiction for main cat. and Free Verse, Inspirational Poetry for sub-cats. )

For tags, we can have up to six tags only and they must be one or two words only. Drop stop words like ‘The’ (ie: ‘The mad hatter’ should be ‘mad hatter’).

Thank you.
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ATTENTION ALL AUTHORS – PIXABAY OR MEDIA LIBRARY?
When choosing an image for your posts it is best to choose from Pixabay. If you do not know how to choose an image from Pixabay and set it as your featured image contact us at creativeexiles@gmail.com and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

Using the media library is okay, but it could present problems, such as:

– Some images in the media library have a copyright notice. For example, most, if not all, images on Kurt James’ posts are his own photography and have a copyright on them, so do not use those images. Other authors may also use their own photography and images may have a copyright on them – do not use any image that has a copyright notice.

– Please do not use an image that another author has recently used on their post. This can cause confusion and lessen the impact the first user hoped for on their post. Plus, when you use an image someone else has used, you are copying the same alt text, caption, and description which does not fit your post. If you do not make necessary corrections it affects your rating and an editor has to fix the SEO errors.

– All images must have an attribution attached if the image was not pulled from Pixabay. If you pull an image from the media library, make sure there is a valid attribution attached. The attribution should be noted in the image description box.

~ Again, it is best to choose the Pixabay option when looking for an image that will relate to your posts. Please contact the staff at creativeexiles@gmail.com to
learn how to use the Pixabay option.
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10 TIPS FOR SEO FRIENDLY BLOG POSTS
Catch up with Marieke at Yoast for some great tips on your blog posts.

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A CLOSER LOOK AT WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I have always felt that when reading Yeats, it is like sitting down and having a conversation with him. Celtic Twilight, a delightful book, is a joy to read, for Yeats draws the reader in to the stories as if you are right there by his side. He has a way of making you feel like a close friend.

From Celtic Twilight: ENCHANTED WOODS, Page 53

“I often entangle myself in arguments more complicated than even those paths of Inchy as to what is the true nature of apparitions, but at other times I say as Socrates said when they told him a learned opinion about a nymph of the Illissus, “The common opinion is enough for me.” I believe when I am in the mood that all
nature is full of people whom we cannot see, and that some of these are ugly or grotesque, and some wicked or foolish, but very many beautiful beyond any one we have ever seen, and that these are not far away when we are walking in pleasant and quiet places.”
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TILL NEXT WEEK
As we begin this 2019 new year, we see more authors posting and commenting. This is a great step forward. We encourage inactive members to share your works with us. The more active members we have the quicker TCE will reach the goals we hoped for in the beginning.

If you have a dream in your heart and soul, hold it close and follow your bliss. Believe in who you are and may you always stay true to yourself.

Till next week and always, may you walk in Peace and Harmony softly upon Mother Earth.
Phyllis
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Appreciation is the theme of this newsletter.

Questions to consider when giving feedback on our newsletters:

– Is the format easy to read?

– Is the newsletter too long?

– Do you find the content interesting and helpful?

– What would you like to see ‘more of / less of’ in the newsletter?

– You are most welcome to send me any news or announcements that you want me to put in the newsletter. I will edit (only for punctuation, spelling, and grammar) then include your notice in the next newsletter following receipt of your notice. Would you like to see notices from TCE authors in the newsletter?
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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

11 thoughts on “APRECIATION TCE Gazette Issue 202 01/10/19

  • January 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Phyllis , AS usual your input and commitment to TCE has been phenomenal ! Your gentle and kind advice has always been great ! Stay just the way you are , I see nothing wrong with the way you all do things now ……..Your Bud Ed .

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    • January 11, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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      Hey Bud – thank you so very much. I am honored to receive such praise and support. Ed, you inspire and motivate me with your works and your dedication to TCE. Take care.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    Phyllis, I always look forward to the newsletter even though I may not always comment. You do a wonderful job with interesting content (I love the focus you include on a famous poet or writer)and it is so professional.
    I know your hard work may not always seem appreciated, but believe me, it is. Keep up the great work

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    • January 11, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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      John, thank you so much for the glowing feedback. I just wanted to know what members and readers wanted to see more or less of and any ideas they have, because I want to make sure the members can to be a part of the newsletter. You have always encouraged me and have often commented positively, and I so appreciate that. Take care.

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  • January 12, 2019 at 10:23 AM
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    Thank you Phyllis for your incredible work on the TCE gazette and Thank you for your support. Jamie

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    • January 12, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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      Jamie, you are most welcome and thank you for your support. Remember, you and all members can put notices in the newsletter if you like – just send them to me and I will make sure they reach the newsletter. Any ideas of what you would like to see in our newsletter?

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  • January 12, 2019 at 2:05 PM
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    Phyllis, I think what you do is probably under appreciated by most. Believe me when I say your commitment to TCE inspiring. Keep up the good job in doing what you do so well. I like the idea the members can add to the newsletter if needed.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 4:49 PM
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      Kurt, thank you so much. Feedback is so important to creating good newsletters, so I appreciate your thoughts. Glad you like the idea of members adding to the newsletter – this will make it more interesting for all.

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  • January 12, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    I agree with Kurt, what you do with this gazette is something I’ve felt is underappreciated, but like someone else mentioned, i look forward to reading this every week. I may read it with a little greed, hoping one of my own makes the featured article spot. And if i havent said it before I do appreciate all you do for this site. Thank you my friend for your diligence and hard work.

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    • January 12, 2019 at 9:18 PM
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      You are most welcome, Paul. Thank you for such an uplifting comment. I am so happy with all the replies to this post and this lets me know how to proceed with the newsletter. I think I will add more posts to the featured article spot and change that spot name to “Featured Articles” as you so rightly called it – thank you for that! Take care dear friend.

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  • January 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM
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    Phyllis your the captain, keeping the ship afloat. Well done, the TCE Gazette weekly gazette keeps us all abreast with interesting tidbits that help make our writing fun. I too appreciate all you do for the site, keep on trucking my friend. The addition of other poets work is always interesting to read, one of my favorite poets Yeats and nice to see you included one of his beautiful writings in the gazette. Thumbs UP.

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