Rules for posting

                   

 

                   Rules for Posting

 

I am a newbie at getting comments from my “fans,” but I do have some rules that seem rather obvious, and I need to have you read them:

 

1.     The first time you post a comment, WordPress will hold it until I have approved it. It may mark it as spam, but I will be checking it the day it comes in, and I will decide if you are a good guy, or bad guy depending on what I have read.

2.     If your post is accepted by me once, WordPress will show your comments immediately. If you use a lot of “bad,” words I have listed to catch, it will probably be listed as spam. I love spam, I was raised on it, but computer spam gives me indigestion.

3.     If you are just making a comment to promote your site, and you have a link, it is automatically held for moderation, even if you have done a post before. If it is not an ad then I will be OK with it. If it is adios!

4.     A personal attack on any of my blog readers will get extremely fast action from me. I will either erase all the bad words, or send it packing. If I get many posts from the same person that attacks, you also will be sent packing. You have the capability of speaking nicely and still get your point across.                                                                 

5.     You can attack me all you want within the guidelines of using proper words. That is what I can expect by being a public figure. You do not need to get rude or nasty. You can tell me to take a hike, but not to put it where the sun doesn’t shine. (I think you get the picture). Be aware that some of my regular blog readers may beg to differ with you and that is the price YOU pay.

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A Funny Thing Happened to me on my way to be photographed.

Today was a big day for me! I met with Hillary Lodge who is a photographer, to get my photos done of me for my blog, and this website. I won’t see them for a few days until Hillary sends them to me. I must say that Hillary is an outstanding photographer, and anyone that needs author shots for their site or book should contact her. You can see her blog at www.hillaryonwriting.blogspot.com.

As we were walking through beautiful Hendricks Park in Eugene, Oregon we saw an amazing sight! Walking ahead of us were six wild turkeys in a gaggle, flock, herd, (I don’t know!!!) They didn’t seem to care that we were there. They just kept feeding and chasing each other around.

Now, as a person who looks for meaning in life, I am not sure if I want to know the meaning of this happening. I will just marvel at it happening, and let the turkeys move on.

I am excited about the photography session with Hillary. She had me standing in front of trees, sitting on benches, and smelling the flowers. Actually, there was one shot where we weren’t sure what the plant was that I was next to, but it looked like one of those creatures from the movie, where everyone was getting swallowed up by a huge man eating plant. I tried to stay as far away from it as I could!!

I have now gotten a few subscribers. I will be sending out over a thousand invitations to subscribe, as soon as I know that the site is at its top form. Then after that I will begin sending out the newsletter for those that have subscribed on the newsletter page.

You can look at some of my previous posts to see what else I will be putting in the newsletter. I do not want to be repeating myself.

I have been sending out submissions to magazines and newspapers for about three weeks now. I have ten submissions out. It takes time to get a reply, so I will wait patiently, chewing my fingers to nubbins!!

Let me know what you think of my posts, and website in general. Just make a comment to any post you read. Don’t be too harsh, I cry easily.

Doug

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