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Zero to Hero: Day Twenty-Two

  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!

    On Day 22, you'll venture out of the Zero to Hero nest, and jump into a new community.

    Today, find another blogging event -- a one-day/single post event, to keep things from getting crazy! -- and draft a post for it. More details and resources available on the Zero to Hero main page, as always.

    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. annainternational
    Member

    This is a great challenge - I admit I didn't really get what blogging events were before, though I guess that through ZerotoHero I'm already taking part in one!
    Need to look for more now. In the meantime I added a new recipe post about the recipe for Tuscan baked eggs I got from a little old Italian grandma while out walking in the hills around Florence one day!

  3. Funny thing is, I checked out the blog events earlier this morning and nothing. Not in my state, locally or on my topic of interest. So with that sad, I'll return to my crocheting project. :-)

  4. @annainternational, if you're into food blogging, there are many more foodie events than are listed on that page -- a Google search should get you on the right track in no time. This is also a great place to start:

    http://thefoodblogdiary.blogspot.com/

  5. I tried Googling for challenges other than those on WordPress blogs....didn't quite comeup with anything I think I can take on...too intimidated by all the pro photography stuff going on about... any suggestions?

  6. @pkanwar1983, many of the photo challenges listed on the Event page welcome, and are mostly done by, amateur photographers (as is The Daily Post's photo challenge). If you click around to a few of them, you'll be able to find even more -- many folks, especially photographers, participate in multiple challenges, so checking out photo blogs and seeing what those bloggers do is a useful way to find opportunities.

  7. Totally fun! What a great resource the Events Blog is. I love challenges and I chose Random Moments of Delight. Although I had luck previously adding an image widget, I was not able to properly configure her badge's challenge image widget. I just copied and then pasted into the url. When I hit save the url disappeared. Hmm. I wrote about apple dumplings on this National Pie Day!

  8. @birgerbird, is today National Pie Day? I've gotta get on the ball!

  9. @michelleweber, yes ma'am it is. A great excuse to eat some pie.

  10. @michelleweber

    Thanks. I have already been seeing stuff being put up on the wordpress blogs.listed in the Events page..like Cee's fun foto challenge, and a word a week etc for some time now.... I wanted to explore some blogs beyond wordpress to truly step out of the nest so to speak....that's why I Googled and have landed nowhere so far! I'm contemplating joining the above two however....

  11. I chose The Seekers Dungeon: Dungeon prompt and the subject was anger. Please take a look at my post here and let me know what you think.

    I tried to find a prompt that fit well in my niche of mental health, but this was as close as I could get.

  12. lassfromlancashire
    Member

    I'm writing from the UK not the US and I found many of the blogging events starting on a Sunday and finishing on Thursday - so were out of my reach at least for this week. I'm not sure what EST is (Eastern Standard Time?) and how it relates to GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).

    However I think I can claim to have done the exercise for day 22 as I have entered the monthly mini writing comp on Elizabthfrattoroli's site, both in December and in January. : )
    Here's the link to my January entry.
    http://wyrewitterings.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/if-things-had-been-different/

  13. In the UK also, believe EST (time zone for Eastern USA essentially) is -5 hours behind GMT.

  14. helenholshouser
    Member

    OM G! All this time, and I didn't realize I had never actually installed a Zero to Hero Widget on my sidebar! I've had it as a tag, and sometimes put it in my title--but without th e widget, does that mean you haven't had me on some major "list" as a participant all this time? Well, whatever, I am proud to say the widget is on my sidebar now! It took a bit of doing for some reason, I had trouble getting the right url for the image--finally read and tried different things enough to do it correctly! LOL

    I checked out the Blog Events list and decide to join a Write you Memoirs challenge which starts in February! Cool! Helen

  15. @michelleweber or @timethief
    Question here and its totally off topic.

    Can you block a follower who has no about page, no information and their blog page says it doesn't even exist? Don't know how they pulled that off. I'm thinking its a spammer or stalker.

  16. @psychoticigcognito, check out the "Blog for Mental Health" initiative at Canvas of the Minds -- might be something to get involved in, and you might find some great folks on their blogroll:

    http://acanvasoftheminds.com/2014/01/07/blog-for-mental-health-2014/

    @helenholshouser, the badge is totally optional -- no worries!

    @easygoingmama, we can't block individual followers (unless they're violating the terms of service in some way -- then, please report it!).

  17. @michelleweber
    I had a feeling you couldn't but had to ask. If they do anything to get out of line, trust me I will report them.
    Thank you!

  18. I'll do my blog event post tomorrow since I'll be participating in Bloggiesta. It's mainly book bloggers, but I keep participating because the community is so great! There are often regular participants from Europe, too. Also this weekend is the Bi-annual Blogathon Bash. I'll see what they are up to before deciding to join. Participating in two events in one weekend is a big commitment. No matter what, I'll be catching up on the Zero-to-Hero challenges :)

  19. I used today to catch up. I didn't find a blogging event or challenge that I wanted to do yet. I've already committed to the Post A Day 2014, so I'm not sure I want to take on another commitment. I am amazed at how much I have accomplished in the past three weeks! And I'm impressed with all the creativity in this group... all genres, all walks of life.

  20. sabrinacaldwell
    Member

    @pkanwar1983

    Hey, don't worry about what other people are doing in photography, 'professional' or not! You have your own world that you move around in and other people don't have your kind of access to it. Your photographs will be different and special for that reason alone. Besides, remember that most of the time the most important audience for your photographs is you, your family and your friends. And if you're wanting to get a profile as a photographer, well, even a beginner can find themselves in a situation where they can capture a photograph that no one else can. So just keep photographing and sharing!

  21. angiechristina
    Member

    @birgerbird, thanks for the heads-up re: National Pie Day. Shepherd's pie is in the oven right now. Kinda late, but you can't very well leave the day un-pied! :-)

  22. @socketbulbs, thanks for sharing those links!

  23. @michelleweber thanks for the link!

  24. I browsed the blog event list, and couldn't find any topics inspiring me to write any posts today. So I decided to practice "More Tag" on one of my existing posts, by following the instructions here:

    http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/writing-challenge-more/

    But after I added a "More Tag" and preview the results, I noticed that nothing was changed (the full blog was still showing).

    Does anybody here know what might be the reasons?

    Thanks,

    Yan

  25. @cxianliu, you'll only notice the difference on your home page, so you need to publish the post (or save the update), and then check there. The full post will always appear in the single post view, and the "more" tag defines how much of the post will appear on the home page.

    If you want to break a post up into sections, you can do that using the "nextpage" tage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/longform-layout-tips/2/. I really don't recommend it unless there's a compelling reason, though.

  26. The blog events listing is a great resource. Definitely making great strides this month. The downside is I'm having too much fun and forgetting that there is a world out there that I should plan to rejoin sometime! Just as well this is a 30 day journey. What will life be like when its over I wonder?

  27. imperfectlyhis24
    Member

    I'am so behind, let's just say life happened. So, to all the accepting Worpressers, Bloggers, and ETC. I will catch up soon. Blessings ~Leah

  28. @seal45

    What will life be like when its over I wonder?

    Much the same as it ever was I suspect. Except that you will be a much more knowledgeable and talented blogger!

  29. anniethinksabout
    Member

    It has been suggested to me several times that I should submit my writing to a magazine. I submitted an article to a magazine called Health Journal that is accepting submissions for April and May issues. Does that count?

    Annie

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