These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:Learning a Foreign LanguageAutomation and the WorkforceRecipe: "Ruby Hot Chocolate"Bullet JournalsBirdfeedingCommunity Building Tip: Plant a TreeMoment of Silence: Jack SheldonHow the Drug War Kills PeopleNow in the Public DomainSelf-Awareness Question: DreamsLess Usual Bingo Patterns Card 1-1-20Cuddle Party
There will be a Poetry Fishbowl here on Tuesday, January 7 with a theme of "Short Forms
." I hope to see you all then -- especially my new readers, because if we get a new prompter or donor, there will be an extra freebie.
Nominations are currently open for the Rose and Bay Award
. This award recognizes exemplary projects and enthusiastic patrons. It currently features six categories: Art, Fiction, Poetry, Webcomic, Other Project, and Patron.
The award period for eligible activities spans January 1-December 31, 2019.
The nomination period spans January 1-January 31, 2020.
The voting period spans February 1-February 29, 2020.
These are the handlers for the 2020 award season:
Art: ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: ysabetwordsmith Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: readera Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
Webcomic: ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics!
Other Project: ysabetwordsmith Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects!
Patron: ng_moonmoth Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons!
Please think about your favorite crowdfunded projects and patrons from 2019. Especially if you are a creator, nominate some of your patrons, and boost the signal so your fans will know to nominate your project.snowflake_challenge
is currently running. This year the challenges appear every other day, so it spans the whole month of January. This is bringing lots of new people to my blog. :D Welcome, friends! Feel free to ask me if you have questions.Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 1 Introduce YourselfFandom Snowflake Challenge 2: Fannish HistoryFandom Snowflake: Challenge 3 Communities
I am working on the year-end perks for my K-fans. Here are the poetry series currently available as collections
. Arts and Crafts America is new this year!Poetry in Microfunding:
There is one open epic at present.
"Celebrate and Cherish
" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Mallory. Heron and Mallory begin to explore local schools for Dairinne.
The weather has been mostly moderate. It rained again. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a large flock of mourning doves, several dark-eyed juncos, several cardinals, a downy woodpecker, and a squirrel. I hung the old suet feeder near the new one. The woodpeckers and sparrows have rediscovered the old one, but not the new one yet. If they don't figure it out, I will tilt the new one vertically and then lower it slowly.