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by Jeff
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A discussion forum and activity hub for Talent Pond bloggers.
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Welcome to Talent Pond's Blog Harbor. The safe place for bloggers to connect.

Welcome to Blog Harbor, brought to you by "The Talent Pond

Please note that this Harbor is open only to Talent Pond members.
If you would like to moor your blog here, please consider joining "The Talent Pond.

NEW FEATURE: We now have an item alias!
You can replace the forum item number with "blogharbor"
So typing {item:blogharbor} will get you the same thing as {item:1700829} *Bigsmile*

*Anchor* Harbormaster's Rules & Regulations *Anchor*

*Bulletr* If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Blogs are often collections of very personal writings and we want to encourage rather than discourage people in their blogging. It's okay to disagree or even offer constructive criticism, but do so in a civilized manner and please remember that the key word is "constructive." Just like WdC's "Guidelines To Great Reviewing, please only submit reviews or blog comments that are "honest, encouraging, respectful, and well-rounded."

*Bulletr* Rate your blog appropriately. Any rating you choose for your blog is okay with us; we'll happily and proudly host it on the appropriate dock of our harbor. Just make sure that you use the appropriate rating so that readers can accurately assess the content of your blog. It's fine if you want to use mature language or talk about risque subjects, but please understand that we have many different levels of writers and readers here, and the last thing we want is someone to read a blog that exceeds their own tastes and preferences.

*Bulletr* Please respond in kind. If someone takes the time to visit your blog and provide a comment, please consider returning the favor. One of the best ways to increase traffic to your own blog is to be active on the blogs of others, and the whole point of having a common harbor is to create a sense of community. So please take the time to make your way down the gangplank of your little corner of the harbor and consider visiting a neighbor for a few minutes!

*Bulletr* Feel free to ask questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them in the forum below, or email the Harbormaster directly: Jeff .

*Bulletr* Mooring Instructions. If you're a member of The Talent Pond, just follow these simple "Mooring Instructions to dock safely. (Don't worry, it's just a quick survey form so we can find, check out, and link your blog to our harbor.) If you're not a member and would like to join The Talent Pond and have your blog featured here, just click on either of the group links above. *Smile*

*Anchor* The Forum *Anchor*

The purpose of the forum below is for our blog captains to relax and strike up conversations with one another, as well as participate in periodic blogging activities. Feel free to post any comments, questions, or suggestions about the general practice of blogging, specific posts, blogs, or bloggers, or anything else that comes to mind. Blog Harbor challenges will be posted in the forum.

*Anchor* The Blogs *Anchor*

Here's where you can find everyone's boat that is docked at the Harbor. Boats are organized by content rating to ensure that no one boards a boat that is inappropriate for them. *Wink*

Rated E Boats

         *Boat* Happy Memorial Day 2024! - "Connie's Corner - Last Entry: 10-27-23 @ 10:52am

         *Boat* The Run-on King PDG Member - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* LostGhost: Seeking & Learning - "Cave of Creativity - Last Entry: 02-08-23 @ 7:56am

         *Boat* ShelleyA~13 years at WDC - "Just Being Myself: ShelleyA's Daily pLog - Last Entry: 10-15-22 @ 7:31pm

         *Boat* dogpack:saving 4 premium: DWG - "Dogpack Bow Wow - Last Entry: 05-01-24 @ 4:37pm

         *Boat* eyestar~* - "Eyestar Views - Last Entry: 07-07-22 @ 3:26pm

         *Boat* QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham - "PORCH PONDERINGS - Last Entry: 05-18-24 @ 12:35pm

Rated ASR Boats

         *Boat* Cadie Laine - "Voices in My Head - Last Entry: 02-04-24 @ 6:23pm

         *Boat* Dragon is hiding - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

Rated 13+ Boats

         *Boat* PandaPaws Licensed VetTech - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* iguanamountain - "iguanamountain blog - Last Entry: 07-18-23 @ 1:46pm

         *Boat* abcoachnz-Sometimes around - "Ramblings of a Wannabe - Last Entry: 03-21-23 @ 4:26pm

         *Boat* Eric Wharton - "I Am Second - Last Entry: 02-25-24 @ 10:56pm

         *Boat* Chris Breva - "Chris' Christian Blog - Last Entry: 08-14-23 @ 7:32am

         *Boat* tj ~ endeavors to persevere! - "Perpetual Ruminations - Last Entry: 03-06-24 @ 3:32pm

         *Boat* abcoachnz-Sometimes around - "Ramblings of a Wannabe"   by abcoachnz-Sometimes around

         *Boat* charitykountz - "Charity Marie Blogs!"   by Charity Marie - <3

Rated 18+ Boats

         *Boat* Jeff - "Blogocentric Formulations - Last Entry: 05-08-24 @ 2:56am

         *Boat* Brooklyn - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Nixie - "Moment by Moment - Last Entry: 05-15-22 @ 11:38am

         *Boat* Lyn's a Witchy Woman - "Black and White Everyday - Last Entry: 05-21-24 @ 4:25pm

         *Boat* 🌑 Darleen - QoD - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Prosperous Snow celebrating - "I Blog Poetry and Prose - Last Entry: 04-17-24 @ 7:57pm

         *Boat* MD Maurice - "Down the Rabbit Hole - Last Entry: 03-26-24 @ 8:32am

         *Boat* audra_branson - "Hey, life? Are you kidding me? - Last Entry: 06-07-23 @ 10:03am

         *Boat* A*Monaing*Faith - "Reflections: A Book - Last Entry: 11-20-23 @ 4:48pm

         *Boat* Brother Nature - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Brother Nature - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Acme - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* QPdoll - "The QPdoll Blog - Last Entry: 07-07-22 @ 6:19am

         *Boat* runningwolf04 - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* runningwolf04 - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Lilli 🧿 ☕ - "Lilli's WdC Activities Blog - Last Entry: 08-18-23 @ 8:49am

         *Boat* Cobwebby Space Reader Reindeer - "CANDLELIT CHRONICLES: HISTORIC HAUNTS - Last Entry: 05-29-19 @ 9:08am

Rated GC Boats

         *Boat* ~Minja~ - "A Sailing Girl's Confessions - Last Entry: 05-11-20 @ 11:42am

         *Boat* JACE - "From My Mind to.... - Last Entry: 05-15-24 @ 5:55pm

         *Boat* Annette - "Annette's Blog - Last Entry: 03-28-24 @ 8:43pm

         *Boat* Cinn - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Charlie ~ - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Sally - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* Andy~hating university - "Invalid Item - Last Modified: 12-31-69 @ 7:00pm

         *Boat* SB Musing - "Mind the Shark's Teeth - Last Entry: 09-04-23 @ 11:14am

Rated XGC Boats

Thanks for stopping by The Talent Pond's Blog Harbor!

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 Past Blog Harbor Activities  (ASR)
Details for past activities run by Blog Harbor.
#1985150 by Jeff


From July 15th through August 15th, Blog Harbor's challenge is to blog about current events! The goal is to get you reading about, thinking about, and writing about things that are currently going on in the world.


*Bullet* Each entry must include a link to the news article you'll be writing about.

*Bullet* Each day runs from 12:00AM WDC time to 11:59PM WDC time, and there are no make-ups. This activity doesn't require perfect participation to get the prizes, so if you miss a day, you miss a day. No need to cram in a bunch of catch-up entries in if you're offline for a bit. Both the blog entry and the forum post must be time-stamped for the current day. The article itself should be relatively recent (i.e., not weeks or months old).

*Bullet* You do not necessarily have to write about serious stuff. If you want to write about the latest Trump Administration drama or judicial decision or climate science or corporate corruption or refugee crisis, that's fine... but it's also perfectly acceptable to write about current events related to feel-good pet stories, a new art exhibit coming to a town near you, or a sporting event you're particularly passionate about. Or better yet, mix things up and write entries about a whole bunch of different topics! This is your opportunity to share the stories you find interesting and newsworthy, wherever in the world you find them. *Bigsmile*

*Bullet* Your entries (and your comments on the entries of other bloggers) should be respectful and polite. You are welcome to express disagreement with the opinions of others, but do NOT do so in a combative, rude, or insensitive manner. The intent of this activity is to allow bloggers to explore whatever they find interesting in the current news cycle, not to get into arguments about our respective positions on hot-button issues. Civil discourse is okay, as long as there's an emphasis on being civil.

*Bullet* You will receive up to 1,000 GPs for each day you write an entry, as well as up to 250 GPs for each of your fellow bloggers' entries you comment on. The latter is a one-time reward per entry, so commenting more than once on the same entry's comment thread will still only count for 250 GPs. In order to receive your GPs, please post a link to each entry in the forum, along with a link to the other entries you've commented on that day (if any).

*Bullet* The quality of your entries and comments will be taken into consideration. For example, if you only post an entry that says, "Here's an article about baseball because I think it's the best sport ever" or commenting on another blogger's entry by simply saying, "Cool article about cookies! I also enjoy baked goods" will only earn you a fraction of the GPs you'd otherwise receive for more thorough, thoughtful contributions. The GPs awarded are at the sole discretion of Blog Harbor staff... so no haggling or arguing allowed. You get what you get! *Smirk*

*Bullet* Anyone who writes more than 25 entries during the activity will receive a Merit Badge. Additionally, the three best blog commentators (who comment on at least 25 other entries) will each receive a 10K Awardicon for their own blogs. On top of that, Awardicons for the best blogs will be awarded among the qualifying bloggers who submit at least 25 blog entries as follows:

                   7+ qualifying bloggers:
                             *TrophyG* 75K Awardicon for 1st Place
                             *TrophyS* 50K Awardicon for 2nd Place
                             *TrophyB* 25K Awardicon for 3rd Place

                   5-6 qualifying bloggers:
                             *RibbonB* 100K Awardicon for Winner
                             *RibbonR* 50K Awardicon for Runner-Up

                   3-4 qualifying bloggers:
                             *MedalGold* 150K Awardicon for Winner

                   1-2 qualifying bloggers:
                             *MedalGold* Bragging rights, the satisfaction of a job well done,
                                  and a consolation prizes commensurate with effort

*Bullet* Additional prizes may be given out for blog entries and comments that the Blog Harbor staff find particularly well-written or entertaining.

*Bullet* The sources listed below (with the exception of Google News, which I added) were pulled from a MarketWatch article   that reported on a study   of the trustworthiness of various news sources in the United States, as conducted by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. For the sake of simplicity, these are the ONLY news sources that are acceptable for this activity, mostly because we don't want arguments over whether a certain source is biased or not. It would be great if the conversations could remain about the content of the article and not the veracity of the article itself. *Smile*

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by QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham  •  08-03-21 @ 6:43 pm
by QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham  •  07-30-21 @ 9:55 pm
by QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham  •  07-27-21 @ 12:27 pm
by QueenNormaJeanGreeneggs&vegham  •  07-26-21 @ 10:16 am
by Chris Breva  •  06-15-20 @ 7:56 am
by Chris Breva  •  06-15-20 @ 7:29 am
by Jeff  •  08-25-19 @ 12:49 am
by Annette  •  08-22-19 @ 10:15 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-17-18 @ 6:41 am
by Lilli 🧿 ☕  •  08-16-18 @ 1:08 pm
by Jeff  •  08-16-18 @ 1:00 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-15-18 @ 6:15 am
by Jeff  •  08-14-18 @ 8:07 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-14-18 @ 6:03 am
by Jeff  •  08-13-18 @ 11:53 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-13-18 @ 5:52 am
by Jeff  •  08-12-18 @ 11:50 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-12-18 @ 7:57 am
by Jeff  •  08-10-18 @ 6:55 pm
by Jeff  •  08-08-18 @ 8:00 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-07-18 @ 6:00 am
by Jeff  •  08-06-18 @ 8:52 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-06-18 @ 6:14 am
by Jeff  •  08-05-18 @ 9:54 pm
by QPdoll  •  08-05-18 @ 9:23 am

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