Hi everyone

I’m fairly new to this blogging scene and I’m still learning. So forgive me for any faux pas. PLEASE NOTE THAT I WILL NOT BE ANSWERING ANY QUESTIONS at the moment BECAUSE OF SCAMMERS.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE KIND IN YOUR WORDS. I DO NOT WANT FLANNEL OR FLATTERY. I HATE ALL THAT STUFF. SORRY BUT I DO.

My purpose for blogging is to share information, and hopefully help budding writers. I think I’ve stated this in a very early post.

Whilst I’m not an expert, I have SOME expertise around writing as I have listened to experts, read numerous books on the subject, attended creative writing courses and groups. So, I thought, hey, why not put it out there for anyone who cares to read. I don’t get paid for this, but I am very happy to share.

Some have made it clear that I have made grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. I guess I should read everything over and over, but there will, I’m afraid be mistakes, and for that I can only apologise. Time waits for no man as they say, and my editor is waiting for me to get back to her for my second novel The Twenty-One-Year Contract…. I’ve also been told I should add more photographs and videos to make my blog more punchy and less vanilla. I haven’t a clue how to add a video, at this time I don’t want to.

Now to the questions I have been asked about numerous times and want to answer in one post so that it gives you the answers I think you are looking for regarding platform, blogging and scammers.

First of all, I am no I.T. guru. I’ve said this load of times. I don’t know what Safari is, other than going on a fabulous trip to see animals in their natural habitat.

I.T. IS NOTHING MORE THAN A MAZE / MYSTERY THAT ONLY YOU CAN HELP ME GET OUT FROM

I don’t know anything about plugins. What I do know is that I used ELEVATEOM to do my website and that the platform is WP. They are a great bunch of people, so I hope that helps.

What are plug ins?

I apologise once again because I really am thick in this respect. Seriously!

I love your questions, but I thought it would be more helpful if you can share your expertise in these matters? I would love to have a bite of that cake, if you are happy to share with everyone who comes to this post.

What can we do about SCAMMERS? All I know is that by putting a simple – ‘you have a superpower’ as one of my titles, I ended up with porn. Not for me thank you very much. This is a decent site for people who are keen to write. So I make all my post titles VANILLA vanilla.

SO HERE ARE A FEW QUESTIONS THAT YOU CAN READ FOR YOURSELF ON MY BLOG SITE….

maybe you as the audience would care to share and help them out, so that their questions, and mine by default, can be answered. By the way I have responded to these lovely people. I just want to do better for them.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT…. .

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF RESPONSES I HAD FROM PEOPLE SUGGESTING HOW TO REDUCE VOLUME

Steven A.

hi Lynne I saw your problem with spam. This might help. I have a wordpress site myself. you can use the disallowed comment keys section in discussion. It means manually inputting but it can help block that particular ip or trigger word https://contactform7.com/comment-blacklist/

FROM ANOTHER KIND AUTHOR

I GUESS THIS IS THE SAME BUT I am really grateful for both and all the suggestions sent to me!

WordPress has an option of blacklisting certain keywords, email adresses, IP addresses, whole or in part. I use that to block out most of the spam. The rest can be managed by manually approving each, or converting the blog into a membership site, effectively screening each new member

Here are some of the comments I have received:

Hey this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting to know if
blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I
wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

…This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out
pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any ideas

… would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using?
I’m looking to start my own blog in the near
future but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
The reason I ask is because your design and style seems different then most blogs and
I’m looking for something unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but
I had to ask!

…, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it
is truly informative. I am gonna watch out for brussels.
I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be
benefited from your writing. Cheers!

(I’m smiling because I don’t know who brussels are other than the country or vegetable) is this a plug in or something?

I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your website in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! 

Do you
ever run into any web browser compatibility problems?
A couple of my blog visitors have complained about
my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.

(I’m smiling again because an OPERA to me is somewhere where you go to listen to music)

HUGE THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP TO STOP THOSE SCAMMERS!

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