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THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY FOR BLOGGING

Okay, I have been here about 4 years, yet I don’t really know how to Contact WordPress and gripe.  I believe I understand what has happened here.  I am reposting this and hope that someone with more smarts in this area than me will please contact WordPress and tell them what’s up.  It’s up to all of you…let me know how things go.

Don Charisma

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG THIS POST TO SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY FOR A FRIEND AND FELLOW BLOGGER – JASON CUSHMAN.

It’s recently come to my attention then a friend and fellow blogger has been permanently BANNED from WordPress.com.

girl-boy-socialising-pb-516341-DonCharisma.org-1024LEJason Cushman’s blog HarsH ReaLiTy is going to be closed down shortly, which is a very sad end to an era of Jason doing so much for the WordPress community, and bringing NEW and PROGRESSIVE ideas into blogging. He is in blogging terms CHARISMA PERSONIFIED. Jason had this to say :

All blogging advice articles will be removed within 24 hours. The meet and greet threads will be removed by the end of next week. I appreciate everyone that has supported this website. –OM

Jason and I first came into contact when he invited me to join his “Project O”. I was pretty new to blogging at the time, and didn’t…

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Special Post – I Accept an Award!

Dragon’s Loyalty Award

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I got nominated for another award! This time it’s for Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I was nominated by fellow blogger and reader of this blog, Meghan! Which according to her, the Dragon’s Loyalty Award is a combination of both The Versatile Blogger Award and The Very Inspiring Blog Award.  Thanks Meghan…check out her blog > HERE <.  Meghan’s also extra special because she’s from my very own state of Indiana.  Go Hoosiers!  That also means she knows what kind of weird weather we are having right now.

Now with anything there are rules:

1. Display the Award on your site

2. Announce it with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present 15 awards to deserving Bloggers.  I follow a lot of bloggers who do not accept awards, plus, I try to get newer ones brought in, so the list will be shorter and if you are not on it and wanted to be, I am so sorry…hmm…since it’s short, perhaps you can drop me a note.

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them to the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

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Those bloggers I will honor are:

1)   Harvesting Hecate

2)  Jean’s Writing

3)   Lillie McFerrin Writes

4)  WePoets Show It

5)  Christina Strigas

6)  Maggiegracesite

7)  This, That And The Other Thing

8)  Marina Kanavaki

9)  Kerrie Ann Salsac – Writing For Life

10)  Sheri De Grom

Well, that’s 10.  If any of you I have selected do not accept awards, then simply ignore this.  I tried to put in new blogs I have looked at and decided to follow.  I may not read you all the time, but I notice.

Now, for 7 things about myself that, at least, I find interesting:

1)  Because of the way a college professor graded the first draft of my Master’s Thesis, the word “That” is like poison to me.  I try to always go back and eliminate at least 80% of the times I have used it in a story or post.

2)  I had such a fascination with “A Charlie Brown Christmas” growing up, that, one year, I went to the woods behind our house and chose a tall weed and decorated it for my own Christmas tree.

3)  When I was very young, my sister and I burned 14-17 holes in the carpet of our play room ( I don’t remember the spanking! ).

4)  I play “Words With Friends” (like Scrabble) on Facebook and play about 14-20 games at once.  If you are on FB and enjoy playing, drop me a note.  I win much more than I lose!

5)  At time of this writing, I have no grandchildren, but do have one great niece – Karlie Koontz.

6)  I have always wanted to have a lot of money, but one reason is so that I could, personally, give a away a lot of it to personal charities, tips, and so forth.

7)  One of the warehouse buildings I used to patrol as a night guard in Indianapolis is now the site of the new jail.

There you have it!  I hope you enjoy the above facts and reading a couple of the bloggers I nominated.  Have great fun!

Namaste,

Scott

An Award that Keeps me “Shining On”

I have been nominated again and I love it!   Actually, this is my second time for the award, but I do them anyway, cuz it’s just fun!!!

It’s the Shine On award.
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And the rules are as follows:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. State 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

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Ok, for number 1, simply click on the pic above to link back to lazylauramaisey;s blog.

Number 2 is fun.  I love stating things about myself that are not involved in a blog, just facts.

1)  When I was very little, I dressed up in fancy clothes and won a container of bubble gum / ribbon at our local fair.

2)  I studied the piano for several years when little, but, other than use it to help me sing, I didn’t do much with it later.

3)  I have double vision from my May 2010 stroke, but use part of a Magic the Gathering Trading Card to block out part of my right lens so I can see without the doubles.

4)  One of my eyes never dilates, the other is always dilated (stroke again).

5)  For many years, my heart-throb was Jessica Alba.

6)  I served as a head of jury once in Indianapolis.

7)  I have written several well-received mod programs for the video game Oblivion.  One such mod added several dozen people to the population of Tamriel and I wrote several books for use in the game.

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I don’t know that I will get 15 people nominated, but here are some for you:

1)  Maggie Grace

2)  Lillie McFerrin

3)  Marina Kanavaki

4)  Mollie Player Mollie is one of my favorite people.  I have learned a great deal from  her blog.

5)  The War in My Brain

6)  Mrs. Reckless Writes

Well, that’s 6 and covers a lot of new people for me.  Please visit their blogs and read a post or two.  Who knows?  You might start following them, too!

Namaste,

Scott

WordPress May Get a Cold

Actually, WordPress may get a virus, not a cold.  I was perusing several articles today and noticed that WP was specifically mentioned as the target for one cyber attack.  The reason?   Well, not because we have such guarded military secrets or because our dialogues are so captivating.  No, it is mainly because WP isn’t well guarded enough.  The hackers can get in, so why not try?  We have become the target of ease.

I have listed the main article at the end of this post, so you can read what I did and try to follow it, too.  Personally, it was too much techie talk for me.  That world and I have parted company and I don’t want to talk about apache and admin passwords and file structures.  Just not me anymore.

However, I did follow enough to go back to saying what I have always said:  your password(s) is(are) very important.  The article suggested that one way these guys are trying to get into WP is through password guessing.  The spybots, it seems, go into the system and try to get in by guessing a few key passwords that are used a lot by admins and so forth.  They may only try a dozen and then move on to something else.  So?  What if they do get in?  Well, what they truly want is the account that belongs to  one of the more elite users or a person who helped to create the site.  Then, they hope to break through that person and into the root of the system or the core.  They look for plans, blueprints, file system structures, even emails, anything that will help them get a little more of that pie and on into the system itself.

So, back to passwords.  I try to keep up on things.  This article says WP is rather a weakly protected site, so I figure I used anti worm, virus, and such on my own computer and I put in a good password on the site.  This may well have to do.  I am not an expert nor a guru.  A lot of the other ideas for help involve knowing a lot more about computereze than I do.  I wrote a post about building a good password.  That can be found here.  The other articles are below.  Just know that one of the objects of hackers can be malicious:  they may get to the system from your account so they can shut down the entire WP.

Just wanting you to think.  Article:

Experts Warn Small Businesses

***Also, before I go I had better say this:  My modem is on the fritz.  It is scheduled to be replaced Thursday between 5 and 7pm.  It is possible I won’t be able to get on long enough tomorrow to post.  I know I can’t read the 50-70 posts I will be behind on by then.  Just letting you know.

Namaste,

Scott

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