Weekend Coffee Share: Welcome, Newcomers!

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I don’t have a whole lot of time to talk. I am on my way to NOLA (that’s how we say “New Orleans” on the internet) for Little Jedi’s birthday. If you don’t know who Little Jedi is, he is Diana’s youngling. My grandson is a year older, and he is also a Jedi, but since internet handles must be unique, we just call mine The Kid.

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These two have their birthdays in the same month. One at the beginning, one at the end. And they always celebrate at least one or the other in company with one another.

I’d tell you I was so pleased the Weekend Coffee Share was featured on the WordPress Daily post this week. It generated so much interest I had to stay up way too late answering comments on the thread. Also: Sharing the link all over Facebook and writing this post.

And I’d tell you I have plans. I’ve got a post coming on children and gaming at Comparative Geeks as soon as I can finish it. Another one on cultural literacy outlined for Part Time Monster. You’ll just have to wonder about until I get it figured out.

Oh yeah. Me and Hannah are still scheming big-time. And eventually, when things settle down, the Feminist Friday Project is coming back. So lots to look forward to as we get later in the year.

Here, and on Facebook if you pay attention to me there, you can expect the political chatter to get hot again soon. I’ve taken a break to let things settle and do other stuff this week, but I haven’t forgotten the politics. Wisconsin votes Tuesday.mlk_justice

I’m gonna rip the Mississippi Legislature a new one soon over a boneheaded “religious freedom” bill which will accomplish nothing except cost our state millions of dollars in federal court.

I am not done with Donald Trump, either. I’m just getting started on him.

You coffee share regulars need to be mindful of new faces on the scene for the next couple of weeks and welcome them. I did my best on that Daily Post thread to give everyone who expressed interest a personal response and encourage them to join in. Me and Diana can’t hover over the linkup this weekend, because we’re both out doing the same thing with the same kids.

So take a minute to encourage a blogger you’ve never met, if they happen to pop up on the linky list or on the hashtag.

Have a fabulous weekend, and a piece of NOLA history.

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Part Time Monster Weekly Digest – 11/22/13

We spent most of the week trying to drum up support for a Thunderclap to try and get Sam’s fundraising campaign for Rolling with Kings a bump. This post contains links to everything we’ve written about the Thunderclap since it was approved, including instructions to walk you through supporting it in three minutes or less.

Diana kicked off the Whoseries this week with a very nice introduction, and it couldn’t have come at a better time since the 50th anniversary episode will be airing in about 8 hours. She also reviewed Gone Girl.

I concluded my series “Strategic Blogging,” and the full series is available in a category at Part Time Monster. I also published a poem and an update on our project to build a multi-network blog array.

How to write easy-to-follow technical instructions

This is a set of instructions I spent 20 minutes writing and three hours revising last night.  I will discuss the writing process below the fold.

I’ve set up a campaign to get attention for Sam’s movie. Here is what you can do to help. It is easy and will take 5 minutes.

If 100 people support it, a message I have created will be posted on all their pages at once Nov 27 at 1 p.m. Thousands of people could see it.

Steps:

1. Click  this link to Thunderclap.

2. When the “Rolling with Kings” page comes up, find the red “Support with Facebook” button. The page has information about the movie in case you want to read about it before you decide whether to support it.

3. Once you click “Support with Facebook,” you will have the option of entering a message, but you can leave it blank and just click “Support” if you like.

4. You may be asked to enter your username and password. Thunderclap does not save this information. You are only granting permission to post my message once.

That’s it, it’s easy as pie.

The movie is interesting. The group it is about do a lot of work for childrens’ charities and disaster victims. Feel free to share these instructions with anyone who might like to participate.

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