Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Daily Dragon - Issue #4



I am here again, your hot reporter, wishing you an excellent productive healthy week. I am going to start with some bloghops announcements. They might not be so new to you but I just ran into them, so they apply as news.


Dani is hosting Express Yourself Meme at Entertaining Interests. In her own words: "It's a goal to help our fellow bloggers get to know one another, to help motivate one another, laugh (or cry) together, in other words - stalk."


Check her site for more information and to sign up! It's scheduled for Mondays, but she says one can post any day if Mondays are just too difficult. She has three different banners and they are all great. This is just one of them.

Nick Wilford is hosting The "Overcoming Adversity" bloghop at his site Scattergun Scribblings. Dates are February 4th and 5th. He is set to create a special anthology to put on sale via Amazon. This is an admirable effort to raise money for the college fund of Nick's stepson, Andrew, who has cerebral palsy.

Theme is: Overcoming adversity for something you believe in. It can be a flash fiction piece, or an episode of your real life. Poetry is accepted as well.



Rules are:

Sign up on the list.
Please keep your entry to 500 words.
Please post on the appointed days.
Keep it family friendly

For more information, please click on the link and visit Nick's site.

Dragons don't use hats, but my Mini-Me does, so *hats off* to Nick and I hope many can join this bloghop and spread the word through the web.

Reminding you (and self) of Annalisa Crawford's Imaginary Friend Bloghop this coming Friday. There is still chance to join and tell about your imaginary friends, if you have one (or one hundred and fifty something) of your childhood (or dragonhoo...err, adulthood).



Father Dragon did the unthinkable and now the A to Z Challenge bagde is actually hanging on the left wall of the Dragon Cave. Still wondering why am I doing this to myself but I will tell you why later. 

In anycase, Sign Up List will be available tomorrow. I have never been in this challenge but I have heard they expect more people than a store door in a Black Friday. (I hope they don't push, but just in case I'm sending Pancholin to sign in my behalf.) For more information about the challenge and the lists click here.


HELP WANTED...

to find a post. Yes, dragon did it again and I misplaced a post. I am nearly sure (or probably  just half-way sure) that I saw it in Shannon's The Warrior Muse but memories are all foggy, and when I went back there, I couldn't find it.

Anyway, it was a post about how the heck one could include the share little buttons on the blog. You know, the +g, twitter, facebook, TNT, CBS, my pretty face stuff. I don't even remember all the buttons but they were more than 5... and square. As a matter of fact, I am not sure what half of them are for, but my dwarf media advisor (Tassin) says we should have them, at least to pretend we actually know what we're doing so...

Any information on the matter will be appreciated and rewarded with dwarf hugs and a table dance by Mini-Me.



I found this ad, and I'm including it just so you note people can come to agreements with red dragons but clarify that I'm not the one referred here.



Any other news you have and want to share, I'll be happy to include it in the next Issue or send me a mail.... or smoke signals if you know the Fire Dragon Code, the MX9000 version, not the 15B.C. That's outdated. 

21 comments:

  1. Yes! You have committed. Now when the A to Z link opens up tomorrow morning, sign up and it's official.
    I saw that post you seek, but after visiting over a hundred posts yesterday, it was lost in the haze...

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    1. I did, didn't I? Ninja muse is also doing the happy dance. She knows Dragon doesn't take his word lightly and doesn't show he's nervous.

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  2. Thanks for the mention! Very much appreciated.

    I'm also looking forward to Annalisa's blogfest on Friday. I wonder what the imaginary friends of a dragon are like.

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    1. You are welcomed. :) Getting ready for more bloghops.

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  3. Thanks for mentioning the blog hops! And yay! I'm glad you're joining in on the fun with the A to Z Challenge.

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  4. Thanks Cherie. Now more than every I need to learn that organization habit from you. :)

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  5. Blog hops...huh (sigh). What stressful fun - I love them. Thanks for the list. If I were anywhere near OKC, I'd try and lure the dragon away, even for free. Too bad.

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    1. You'll get your chance, but have to be patient. ;)

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  6. so much to do! thanks for keeping me up to date. new follower here, hi!!

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    1. Hello :) Welcome to the Dragon Cave, Tammy!

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  7. I signed up for A-Z and the Imaginary Friend Bloghop.

    I struggled for a long time adding those social networking buttons on my blog. I changed my template over Christmas, they disappeared, and I had to fiddle with both "settings" and the code in my template. I can't remember what I did.

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    1. Yes, I remember that post I lost said she found the way to include them almost by mistake. Too bad I can't find it. I'll bookmark it next time. Glad you're in the Hops. :)

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  8. I think the post you lost was mine, Dragon! This is the link to the page I used to finally get the buttons on my blog:

    http://beautifuldawndesigns.net/tutorial-add-social-media-icons-to-blogger-step-by-step/

    Glad you are signed up for the A-Z too! :)

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    1. *dropping to my knees* Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. I was going nuts with this. Not that it is vital I have those buttons but I'm kind of obsessiveness sometimes and would not let it be until I found out.

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    2. Obsessive (that was the auto edit again)

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    3. I'm glad you figured it out! I was about to post that it wasn't me, but scanned to see if it had already been figured out.

      Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    4. Yes, Shannon, you are free of all charges. :D Glad you dropped by!

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  9. Thanks for bringing my attention to these blog hops. I'm also joining the A-Z challenge. I did it a couple of years ago and it was a very positive experience.

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    1. First time for me, Anstice. Your comment is encouraging. :D

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