APPRECIATION TCE Gazette …
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.
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.
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’).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to
learn how to use the Pixabay option.
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Catch up with Marieke at Yoast for some great tips on your blog posts.
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.”
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.
Appreciation is the theme of this newsletter.
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