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Hi Everyone:

Just a reminder that the newsletter is up! Please point your browsers here:

http://majestic.lit.org/wordpress

You can read the new columns; and, you can interact with the staff, make comments, ask questions, or elaborate or their writings (if you want!).

Enjoy!
Ochani


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The following comments are for "The New "Majestic" is Out!"
by OchaniLele

Majestic/Columns/Exposed/etc.?
Stuart,

How can we also have the columnists and writers for Majestic newsletter, have those same categories posted here on front page with the format being the same, you know the darker title letters, etc.--I am a tech and html, etc.,nube- numb-nuts.

I do think more people would be interest and exposed to LinnieRed's great Lyrics column as well as all the other columnists, and the many nominated writers of Lit.Org in Majestic this month... plus the ongoing Exposed interviews? Is it possible to do it or are you going to keep it all just to the Majestic newsletter link (right hand column front page)?

I think JonPenny, Beckett Grey, Sandra, LinnieRed, Apple and all the others featured in Majestic this month all deserve a big A+ for such great work;-)

And you deserve a big thanks for pulling this all together and becoming a tech savvy maverick in your own right, which has benefited Lit.Org greatly;-)

Blessings,

Karma

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: August 1, 2009 )

@ Karma
I responded to this on the pages of Majestic, but I'll respond here, too.

1. The newsletter began as an online publication, archived on the server. This format was great for access and archive; however, it went against the motto of "read, write, and respond." Everyone could read, but no one could write and respond to the articles. There was no audience participation.

2. The newsletter . . . died. And it died for the reasons in #1. No one could write and respond to that written.

3. When I first joined as a member, I revived the newsletter. It went out as an emailed newsletter. In its first format, no one could write and respond. It was the same issue as #1.

4. When I went to an HTML with links to columns posted here, it solved the write and respond issue; however, we were soon marked as SPAM. It is possible to get whitelisted with all the major ISPs; however, it takes hours and hours of work each week to maintain. The process of continual whitelisting is time consuming, and I don't have that kind of time. It is impossible for me to maintain.

5. By creating a subdomain and taking the newsletter to a WordPress format, all of our problems are solved. We are not spamming mailboxes. We are permanently archiving monthly columns. I don't spend days coding. Readers can read at their leisure, and respond to what the columnists have written. The newsletter itself shows up in search engines, as do each and every column and columnist. And, I can use google analytics and other tools (which I coded into the newsletter) to judge readership and scope.

From all this, I'm sure you'll agree that this is the best method yet of providing and archiving Majestic. And while we COULD double post the articles here on the front pages, it is more work for the columnists, more work for me, and, in my opinion, takes away from the "bootcamp for writers" motto of litdotorg. Anyone can publish work here for feedback, but only the best, most polished, and most dedicated to turning out monthly copy among our ranks can write for Majestic.

Which reminds me -- we're always looking for more columnists for the newsletter. Again, specifically I'm looking for "editors" for each genre on the front pages of the website, and I'm looking for someone with the educational credentials to write a writers' style column for the newsletter.

If anyone is interested, please PM or email me.

Ochani

( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: August 1, 2009 )

Some of our historical "mottos"
If everyone will go to the very bottom of this page and click on the "media kit," you will see banners promoting our website.

Historically, litdotorg has two main mottos, which you will see promoted in the banners:

1. Read, write, and respond;
2. Bootcamp for writers.

And, by the way, feel free to use that code (you can highlight and cut) to paste into your own emails and websites. Member support, as always, is crucial to expanding our virtual writers's colony!

Ochani

( Posted by: OchaniLele [Member] On: August 1, 2009 )

@OchaniLele
You're right;-)

( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: August 1, 2009 )





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