Weekly Writing Challenge: Backward

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How to Be the Host with the Most: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Running a Blog Challenge

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The Daily Post

Last week we introduced a blog events listing page, and your event submissions have been rolling in. Some of you are toying with the idea of running an event or challenge on your blog, but aren’t sure how to organize it (or think your blog isn’t a big enough deal to warrant an event).

Events don’t require massive traffic or infrastructure — if you’ve got a few interested readers and are willing to put in a little time, you can run one that enriches all participants’ blogs. To help you figure out whether you want to try one and get you going, The Daily Post presents a step-by-step guide to organizing and running a blog event.

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Embed Facebook Posts on Your WordPress.com Site

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The WordPress.com Blog

Using your WordPress.com site as your digital hub on the web just got a bit easier. We’re delighted to let you know that you can embed Facebook posts directly into posts and pages on your blog. Here’s how.

First, click on the date stamp under any post to grab the post’s URL:

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You’ll be taken to the page for that individual update. Copy the URL in the address bar:

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Paste the URL of the Facebook post directly into your post editor on its own line:

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Here’s what the embedded post looks like in all its glory:

Embedding works for photo posts, too:

For a bit more information, check out our Facebook Integration support document.

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The Baby Boomer’s Inadequate Gift to Us: Guest Post by Shawn Smucker

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D.L. MAYFIELD
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D.L. Mayfield

You can read my intro/interview with Shawn from Tuesday here

 

 

 

The Baby Boomers’ Inadequate Gift to Us–guest post by Shawn Smucker

 

 

 

“We expected something,

Something better than before.

We expected something more.”

 

The National

 

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We watched the sun set, all of us sitting there by the fire pit but it was warm so we didn’t light the fire. Deer wandered through the waist-high grass at the edge of the woods, and as darkness seeped up from the shadows and spread towards the sky, the lightning bugs began to blink.

 

My daughter, five years old and full of optimism, ran inside for a jar, then dashed back and forth through the night. She saw a light and ran towards it, but by the time she arrived, it was dark. Another light, another mad dash. Another…

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