Sunday Writer’s Workshop and Sexy Dance Free For All

Good evening Honey Badgers and thanks for dropping by. Please start by reading this. Yes, I know most of you have read it, but just take one more look to humor me. The purpose of tonight’s workshop is for us to brainstorm and share ideas for post topics. Please post any ideas you’ve had or things you would like feedback on. To make this work it is essential that we give one and other feedback so please reply to each other. Here are a few suggestions to get people started:

  • Tech and Internet Culture (besides Gawker)
  • Music Reviews
  • Book Reviews or a Book Club
  • City Guides and Vacation Reviews

If you are new to WordPress or are having difficulty with it I highly encourage you to watch this video to help you get situated.

Oh, and here’s a few more tips:

  • When you’re done set the post status to Pending Review so we now it is ready to go.
  • Edit, edit, edit. Please check over your posts for grammar, spelling, and formatting before you put it in the pending queue. This will really help us out a lot and it will make me think you are a wonderful human being if you do it.
  • Your post needs to have an “image thumbnail” that is hosted on Crasstalk. Save the picture to your hard drive and then load it into the Crasstalk media library (it’s in the left side menu). Copy the url after it is uploaded and paste that into the thumbnail space back on your post page. People who insert their thumbnails properly are incredibly sexy. I am just putting that out there.
  • Don’t use HTML tags in the “Visual” editor. It shows up as text and makes us look like a Sarah Palin fan fiction site. Is that really what you want for Crasstalk?
  • When you embed a video you must be in the HTML mode of the editor and you must use the code under the embed button on You Tube. Pasting the url will not work.
  • Preview your post to see how it looks. Make changes and preview again. Then do it again. Make sure it looks pretty.
  • Spell check. Firefox has a built in spell checker.There is no excuse for you to leave this to us. None.
  • Make sure that you spread the word about your posts. When they are published send an email to BooBooKitteh at [email protected] and she will put you out on Twitter.

I want to say a big thank you to all of you who write for Crasstalk. We know that you all have busy lives and we appreciate the time and effort you put in to make Crasstalk fun.

We will win the Internet!

You may now begin the sexy dancing.

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