BlogCatalog is a really cool place to meet lots of other bloggers! I stumbled upon this place last September and have met several wonderful people there. My profile there is here. I have been writing about it this week and I have heard that it is being helpful to go into so much detail … so I am going to continue. You may want to go back to Sundays and Tuesdays posts to catch up.
Regeneration, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
First, to speak a little about this next painting in our Simple Pleasures bubblescape series. Those who know my work, know this is a different color range than I usually use. But when this image came out this way, I feel it has a lot of power, a very deep, earthy power. It took while to figure out its title. I ask the paintings what they are wanting to say and how they want me to present them to the world. I feel this is about regeneration and a deep, deep healing and redoing. I hope you enjoy it!
Back to BlogCatalog. We have finished with the center column and through “Shoutbox” on the right hand column. Next is “Broadcast.” This is a part of the sidebar I have discovered within the last week – chagrin here. When you join a “neighborhood” (see the other posts, it is saying you are interested in someone else’s blog – so you join the neighborhood), you then actually become part of a neighborhood. When someone posts a blog post on their own blog (like this one), they can choose to “broadcast” to their neighborhood about this post.
Not everyone broadcasts each time, but it is a way of knowing what someone’s new post is about. You can also leave a comment about the broadcast if you like. If you have set your notifications to inform you when you get a broadcast, then you will get an email each time one of your neighborhoods broadcasts.
Now for the fun part .. I had been getting broadcasts for quite while now. I have made a few myself. When I got one from someone else and I wanted to make one, it gives me a button on that right sidebar to make a broadcast. But only last week, I found out, not only are all the broadcasts I have received on the right sidebar … it also has a link “Post New Broadcast”!! Will wonders never cease! This makes it much easier to make a broadcast. You can view “All Broadcasts” and they will move to the center of the page in a list.
After Broadcasts (we are nearing the bottom here), there is a section called “Discussions.” Probably those are my own discussions that I joined. That must be it. I think I might have joined a few that sounded interesting. You can view “All Discussions” and they will move to the center of the page in a list.
Finally, there are “Neighbors.” I had to go look at it to figure that out. So neighbors are those who joined my neighborhood – those who want to receive my broadcasts. As before, you can view “All Neighbors” and they will move to the center of the page in a list.
I will do one last piece and then call this done unless and until you have questions or requests. If you click your blog (or one of your blogs), under the blog will be “Recent Viewers” – those who clicked on your blog link in BlogCatalog and looked at what you said about your blog. They may or may not be your friends or in your neighborhood.
The next section is your “Neighborhood” – these are the people who “joined your neighborhood” and receive broadcasts. Then is a list of your “Recent Posts” – this is actually from your blog (like this one) and lists your recent posts.
After that is a neat section called “Comments and Reviews” – I never knew about this until I got a review. You can see what people say and how they rate your blog. At the bottom you can make comments and reviews yourself – you would generally do this on someone else’s blog section.
One last thing that I have noticed in writing these posts. On the right, partway down, on the page that features one of your blogs, is a section called “Related Blogs.” This actually looks quite interesting and I will have to check out some of these blogs on my sidebar!
I hope this series has been helpful to you. Please feel free to ask questions or clarifications and I will do my best – or someone else will respond. Happy Blogging!
~ Diane Clancy