#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 287, 8/30/22, #ShareYourDay

WELCOME TO #TANKATUESDAY! It's the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don't have access … Continue reading #TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 287, 8/30/22, #ShareYourDay

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

Welcome to our weekly poetry stars' celebration. This week’s challenge was to write our choice of syllabic poem, using a form from the cheat sheet or a syllabic form from the Poetscollective.org using the theme of "Lessons from Nature," suggested by Sarah. Happy Birthday Tanka Tuesday! On August 27th, we've completed our sixth year of writing … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 286 |#ThemePrompt

Haiku vs. zappai

Let's do a refresher on haiku and zappai: Some of what I’m seeing lately is called zappai, or pseudo-haiku, which is not truly haiku. Just because a poem has three lines and twelve to seventeen syllables, doesn’t make it a haiku. If your poem does not feature a season word, it’s not a haiku. It’s haiku-like or … Continue reading Haiku vs. zappai


WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Here we are for another #TankaTuesday poetry challenge! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Sarah selected this month's theme: ☀️Lessons from nature☀️ Use the theme above to write your choice of syllabic poem. Your poem must include or be about a lesson from nature. Here are some sites that will … Continue reading TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 286, 8/23/22, #THEMEPROMPT

#TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 285 | #Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

Just a few notes: It looks like I've settled all my WP issues with a return to WP.com. I've also returned to my MAC roots with the Safari browser. That seems to have calmed everything down as well. Safari is a slower browser, but as my Mac ages, it might be better. We shall see. … Continue reading #TankaTuesday #Poetry Stars No. 285 | #Ekphrastic #photoPrompt

How to Add a Twitter Timeline Widget to WordPress

How many of you have been searching for a way to add a Twitter timeline to widgets? The old widget disappeared from WordPress. I've been going crazy searching for a solution. smashballon.com gave me the answer! How to Add Your Twitter Widgets Manually "...Our final method uses the Twitter Publish tool to add a Twitter widget in … Continue reading How to Add a Twitter Timeline Widget to WordPress

Things are looking up!

Things are looking up. It appears that WP has completed the migration of my posts from the ether of the pro plan back to the premium plan. I tried to catch all the links, but you know how this is. Let me know if something doesn't work. Otherwise, I think we're good to go! Hurray! … Continue reading Things are looking up!

Just Released: “The Hedge Witch and The Musical Poet,” by @Marjorie_Mallon

Marje says: "The Hedge Witch & The Musical Poet is a collection of poetry and flash fiction celebrating the beauty and the vulnerability of the forest kingdom. It begins with the poetic tale of the kind-hearted Hedge Witch, Fern, who discovers an injured stranger in desperate need of her woodland spells and magic. The sweet … Continue reading Just Released: “The Hedge Witch and The Musical Poet,” by @Marjorie_Mallon

WordPress Woes Continue

I'm convinced that the Pro Plan was causing all of my WordPress woes. So, I'm back to the premium plan. In the meantime, all of my posts have disappeared. This will take some fixing. I just wanted to let you all know what was going on. Thanks. ~Colleen~

WordPress Woes #2

So, here is what I learned from WordPress... "Looking over your comment settings here, I am seeing that you have it so that visitors can leave comments without filling out their email or name. To change this, you will want to go to: https://wordpress.com/settings/discussion/ your blog → Turn on "Comment author must fill out name … Continue reading WordPress Woes #2