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Commenting Policy

Some of you have criticized other readers’ comments as “brain dead.” Often the verbal syntax is strange because a comment has been translated from another language. I don’t have time to do grammar checks on all the smileyfacecomments. When you have an absolutely BRILLIANT comment, I will be sure to give it a STAR. Till then, please be kind.

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Your comments are always welcome, and thank you for your kind words. Please keep a few things in mind when posting comments.

  • Please. Do not click on images to comment. Leave comments only in the box on the corresponding post. If you click on an image to leave a comment, your comment will not be displayed.
  • Inappropriate content. If you have any inappropriate words or phrases in your comments, email address, or website, your comment will automatically go to spam and will not be approved.
  • Please avoid off-topic questions and keep your comments relevant. Technical questions will not be answered, because it is subjective to your unique technical circumstances.
  • Your comment is more likely to be published if it is original, shows your own thoughts about what you have read, and is not a duplicate of what someone else has written. “Canned” duplicates are not published.

Unwanted emails. Did you sign up to  receive followups to comments? Some say they receive too many emails saying the same thing. I do not recommend signing up for this, because many people use “canned” comments, i.e., they just paste in comments that others have written. I try to filter out duplicates like that. You should have a link in your email that allows you to unsubscribe. That is the only way I know how to fix that. Hope that helps.

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For Bloggers

How to get your own blog posts placed on multiple social networks.  I recommend OnlyWire. It takes a little work and setting up, but for little or no cost, you can get your posts syndicated to numerous social sites.

How to get on page one of Google? or Yahoo News? That is not easy. That takes some keyword research. I now use a free service called “Keyword Discovery”.  Enter phrases related to your post in their search bar. Words or phrases with a score of about 700—1500 are best. You don’t want a score that is too high (such words are too general), or you will get lost in the millions of hits. Otherwise, branding yourself helps a lot, too. For example, my main keyword is dinner topics. If you have your key word in your URL, you have a pretty good chance.  My site is branded with “Epicworld” as well. Also, if your default browser is Yahoo, that probably helps.

Permission to Share. Some of my posts are my own articles; most of the posts consist of other news items or bios from Wikipedia. I always attribute to other writers. You may share any of my posts, as long as you link back to my site, and include attribution to all authors involved. Sorry, not doing link exchanges or hosting guest posts right now. I’m commencing a huge educational project, and don’t have the time.