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Zero to Hero: Day Twelve

  1. NOTE: Zero to Hero forum threads will close after five days. If you're just starting out, welcome! Feel free to visit a more recent thread to say hello, ask questions, or seek feedback. Happy blogging!

    Day Twelve! Time to put your publishing hat back on.

    Today, you'll be inspired by one of the blogs you read and commented on yesterday, and publishing your own post. Check out the full details on the Zero to Hero main page.

    Use this space as a place to ask questions and seek feedback from fellow bloggers, or just to talk about blogging, why you're here, and how your month is going.

    Please refrain from posting links to your blog unless you're seeking feedback -- this is a place for discussion. Irrelevant comments and spammy links will be deleted. Instead, give your posts the "zerotohero" tag to enable other participants to find you.

    The Daily Post has a weekly open thread on Sundays called "Community Pool," for peer feedback. If you're looking for general feedback on your blog or feedback unrelated to this challenge, please visit that thread.

  2. theoriginalninja
    Member

    Does it have to be from the comments that we posted yesterday or anything that we saw recently. Found an amzing one today, cant wait to start this!!

    http://thatmadmuslimah.wordpress.com/

  3. @themadmuslimah, ideally, you'd build on a conversation you began yesterday, but if you've found something today that moves you, go for it!

  4. theoriginalninja
    Member

    unrelated topic: do we tag Zerotohero on the post or on the blog itself?

  5. This is great prompt, I can't wait to write it! I had a conversation yesterday that will be perfect for this post. I've been keeping up every day so far, but as much as I hate to do it, I am going to have to start doing these the day after. Busy time of year at work just hit, and we're having to plan content a couple of days ahead to keep our posting on track. I do have a little time to browse other peoples' entries here and there during the day. I've enjoyed this challenge immensely so far, and it has been very good for making friends.

  6. @themadmuslimah, on the post.

  7. That's so funny... what a great prompt. I even said in one of the comments I left yesterday, "I think you just inspired a post."

    :>

  8. I love this prompt. Looking forward to seeing the posts that come from it.

  9. @415whisperer, synergy! :)

  10. For the past several assignments I realized I had already done them on my blog -- today's assignment with my "Hot Blended" post.

    I am eager to figure out how to configure a widget that lists all of my social media connects . . . right now I do that through an about.me widget but I'd prefer just to have the little badges. Hope we'll be addressing this soon. I upgraded my theme so I could customize my colors and fonts and I love love love!

  11. @birgerbird, check out this post on image widgets, particularly the last section -- http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/widgets-201/.

  12. greetingsfromindia
    Member

    Hi Michelle

    I have a morality question. I need your advice. Yesterday I had written to strangers as per zero-to-hero day-11 instructions and I ended up writing some thoughts about some of my experience on this forum.

    Now day-12 is asking me to write a post and also to provide a link of the site where I wrote my thoughts for day-11.

    If I go ahead then would I be escalating the issue or not. I plan to do the post with pictures.

    I need your input.

    Thanks and regards.

  13. Ha! Now I know why you told me to hang onto that thought, but I did as expected and expanded on my comment. The result was one very personal, and I have to say emotional post.

  14. @greetingsfromindia, please feel free to post whatever you'd like on your blog. It's not okay to use these forum threads as place to hash out issues you may have with other bloggers, but your site is your own.

  15. greetingsfromindia
    Member

    Thank you very much.

  16. Fun assignment! You can find mine here.

  17. I'm playing catch-up at the moment. Trying to get the comments done. Hoping to find a blog that really sets off an idea of my own.

  18. greetingsfromindia
    Member

    Hello Everybody,

    For day 11, I commented on strangers and on day 12 I got visitor from the site I commented, as is obvious from the the picture I took from my "stats". Kindly take a look.

    http://greetingsfromindia.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/commenting-makes-sense-zero-to-hero-day-12/

    regards.

  19. psychoticincognito
    Member

    Hope everyone had a great weekend!

    I just finished today's post about the comment I left yesterday. I didn't know it would bring so many painful experiences back to my mind.

    Read my post here and please tell me what you think.

    This was a good exercise Michelle. I am glad to see that I am learning so much from this challenge. I am also getting a lot more traffic on my blog, a very nice thing indeed.

  20. @michelleweber will somebody please help . . . widgets are the bane of my existence . . . I cannot for the life of me configure an image widget. I now have 2 widgets that are improperly configured. I copied and pasted the code from a website offering the badge. I created a text and an image because I wasn't sure which one would work . . . neither does.

  21. @michelleweber Two of the posts I commented on effectively have the same subject, albeit in different ways. Can we make mention of both in our blogs?

  22. I could so shoot my beloved wife for today's blogging exercises. I did the challenge without an issue. I hope you enjoy the read here. But, my beloved wife decided to toss me a Liebster Nomination; which sent me scouring for a couple of hours for fellow bloggers that had fewer than 200 followers. Man they can be hard to find. You can read more here. As you can see; I was a busy hubby. Busy busy hubby.

  23. @birgerbird, for the image widget you have now, there's no image specified. You'll need to copy the URL of the image and paste that into the widget, and the widget will grab the image from that address. If you've uploaded the image you want to use into your media library, you'll be able to find the URL there.

    Is this what you've tried? Also, there's some code, like iframes, that WordPress.com will strip out, so you'll want to make sure you're not using it. All you really need is the URL of the image.

    @jaydubya76, of course! The more the merrier.

  24. @psychoticigcognito, I'm sorry to hear it dredged up painful memories, but am glad it pushed you to explore them in a post. And of course, it's great to hear that you're noticing more traffic -- well done!

  25. luthersjournal
    Member

    Just published a text that is inspired by the wonderful blog http://2sojourners.com . It's a travel + foto blog about China. The text that draw my attention was "... and behind door number 3 ..." . About colorful doors in the town of Shangri-La.
    The title in my blog is "Türquälereien" (german) or "A door divertissement" (english).
    Enjoy.

  26. spreadincrazysmiles
    Member

    One Crazy life to Another

    My blog post today was in the form of a poem. Check me out and give me some feedback? I'm trying to explore the world of poetry again, so anything is appreciated. Feedback on other posts is welcomed too...hopefully I give you a good laugh.

  27. Sorry, forgot to link my article Türquälereien or A door divertissement expanded from a comment on the other blog

  28. @areed090290

    I'm always impressed at anyone who tries their hand at poetry. I find it to be absolutely impossible for me.

    So kudos from here!

  29. Ok ok, Sorry Im late but I was trying to organise some Awards for people and that takes a lot of time! What is the actual story with those awards? Are they for real?
    Anyway what did I miss? What are we at today, eh? Oh O.k., a little of what the Romans used to call "Bloggedy Posty Commenty Posty" goin on. I get it. So write a blog based on a comment I made yesterday. The comments I made yesterday were alomost certainly redundant then. Lets see if they've aged gracefully like wine or horribly like my Aunt Carlos. who smoked thirty Woodbines a day. Although I think I missed the bit that said "Remember where you commented yesterday". I can barely remember how to breathe. Hmmm. Now where did I leave those pesky comments? I'll be right back.

  30. @luthersjournal
    Would you like to provide translation on your blog?

    We do not have FTP access and we bloggers cannot install any plugins, we cannot use Microsoft or Google translation widgets or any others, as they are JavaScript and it's stripped out to preserve security on this multiuser blogging platform. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/#javascript

    However, I have translation on my WordPress.com blogs. There are two workarounds and you will find them here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/02/14/translation-widget-for-wordpress-com-blogs/

    Note: You can copy and paste the code on my Translations page and then replace every occurrence of my blog's URL in the code with your own blog's URL.

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