We’re having a lovely time here with Andrea’s Brighter Light challenge. For those of you on a team or who have been following along, we’ve created a directory of all the teams (I’ve added links that teams have suggested that show something about where they’re from; if you’ve given me a link to your team’s blog, I’ve posted that as well). You can search this directory at any time to remind yourself about who is on a given team and where they hail from.
Oh, and challenge participants: if there’s a link I missed or you’d like to add, just let me know. Also, there’s a copy pinned to the Notice Board so you can remind yourself about any of the teams at any time ~ ina
Brighter Light teams
1. The Seasons
Ina and son Kash
San Francisco Area, California, US
2. Sunshine Elves
Amanda and daughter
3. The Yellow Ninjas
Mariya and daughter Silviya
Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria
4. The Brothers Dragonosaurus
Sharon and her two grandsons (J-JAR 1.5 and J-JAR 3.5)
5. The Awesome Earworms.
Linda H and her daughter
the Rems-Murr-Kreis in Germany
6. The Erie Dearies
Marie Elena and her granddaughter Sophie
Lake Erie area, Toledo, OH
Guðríður and her son Þorlákur
From Akureyri in northern Iceland
8. The Sparkly Snowflakes
Pearl and her grand girls (!) Halle Lynn and Rori Cate
Lido Beach, New York and Newton, Massachusetts, US
9. The Chain Letters
JLynn, her son and many other helper-elves!
Chain O’Lakes area, Illinois, US
10. Alabama Tarheels
Nancy and Alyssea
Hickory, North Carolina and Florence, Alabama; USA
11. The Vikings
Søs and Ingrid
Claudette and Sidse
Northern Rocky Mountains, US and Sejer Island, Denmark
13. The Northstar Wolves
Michele and her daughters Mikayla and Samantha
14. Queen Flower and the Princesses Sugar
Jacqueline and her two daughters
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
15. The Poetry Writers
Barbara and her student Raybert
Stamford, CT, US
Beautiful Stamford (Google Image Search)
What is this challenge? And why is my blog linked by someone I don’t know? Are they pretending it’s their blog?
1)This is a poetry challenge where people write poems once a day; it’s an international challenge, and we’re each writing about the places each person comes from.
2) The point of most blogs is connecting with other people who blog. It’s a public forum and most people enjoy having new people come and read their blog. And generally speaking, it “drives traffic” – more and more people come to read what you write or see what you photograph (some people who prefer that only people they know read their blog often blog on Notes in Facebook or on LiveJournal, or they password protect their blog).
3) The person who linked to your blog is NOT pretending it’s theirs – we asked people to send us links to pictures they liked of areas they live in. She thought your pictures were beautiful, as did many of us.
However, since you seem to object to the idea that your blog is being linked to, I will remove the link.
Good luck with your blogging, and thank you so much for visiting our blog!
Ina, one of the writers at InOurBooks
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to sound rude, I just didn’t understand what this was. I’m flattered she liked my photos. I do connect with other people who blog all the time but I have also had some unfortunate experiences where my photos have been misappropriated. Sorry for the misunderstanding. You can put the link back, if you want.
Candace, I put your link back. I do understand why Jacqueline wanted your blog to describe her place. Thank you very much.
Candace, thank you for your response and your permission to use the link. The photos are very beautiful and it’s nice to see the things Jacqueline (the contestant who linked to them) gets to see regularly. Thanks again – Ina
Thank you for this Andrea – it’s nice to have a comprehensive list of the team names and where everyone is from .. makes it easier to visualize them when I plan my round-the-world trip!
Hi Andrea – Not sure why but the Sparkly Snowflakes address is going to the blog but not to a page…. I must have entered something incorrectly.Thanks for the correction of my “grand girls”
I this link might work better… If not …. Oh just thought I can put the picture that is Prompt 8 on the Notice Board so no one will be confused….
Hi Pearl, it’s usually me who corrects the technical stuff. I’ll replace your link with this one.
Hi Ina -….. it’s very strange – maybe something glitchy – because the link you have up is on the Notice Board and works just fine – if you have a sec and the inclination check it out – Thanks for everything!!!
Both the old link and the new one have worked for me on both the blog and the notice board. My guess is that sometimes .htm links cause problems for some browsers. So I’m going to leave the new one up if it’s okay with you.
Okay – the one I just supplied works … These techie things sometimes are just too slippery for me… 🙂
You and me both!
this is great! I like it that I have a place to return to and remind me of the teams, their names and places.
Andrea, I am very sad that our team is not represented in the Team Directory you posted. We have posted only two poems, but we are still participating. We are The Poetry Writers. We don’t see each other much or communicate, but we are definitely writing!! Please correct this as soon as possible. Thank you.d
Barbara – I apologize. It is my fault, not Andrea’s. I must have missedyour team when going down the Notice Board. I will fix it as soon as I am near a computer.
Thank you for letting me know- Ina
Barbara, I’ll add your name right away but please send info about where you come from and we’ll be glad if you also add some links which describe your place.
Oh, of course! We are The Poetry Writers from Stamford, CT. Here are some links to go with it:
This should help you to see where I live.
Hi Barbara, thanks so much for the info. I have updated the directory in the Notice Board. Since the google image search link didn’t seem to be working directly (my browser wouldn’t accept it until I copied and pasted it in) I picked a couple of sites that the images were connected to in hopes that they might cover the information and the “feel” of your (beautiful, btw, that harbor is phenomenal) city. If you’d like different choices, please just let me know and I’ll update 🙂
Ina, thank you for adding my team onto the directory. However, now our team name is left off on one link. Sorry!
On the good side, Raybert and I are having a good time writing together:) What a great way to teach poetry to children! We will try to catch up.
I think I’ve finally got it fixed. I’m glad you and your student are having a good time and I’m sorry for all the technical/editorial hassles !
Ina, the new link has just as many photos as the old one. Or maybe my browser was able to pick it up. Anyway, I’m sure the photos you chose are fine. I actually live right near the water and can go out and see the harbor anytime I want.:) In the spring and summer we can walk on the boardwalk near our building in a private area and see the birds and wildlife near the shore. Our apt has a marina attached to it so there are always boats around. It is very picturesque.:)