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Spam Spam Spam

 

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Every now and then I check out the spam that has been prevented from reaching this blog. It is amazing how much the software catches and what kind they catch. It is not something I think on often so when I do the collection is interesting.

It ranges from comments in languages I can not understand, comments that has nothing to do with the post they are connected to addresses or sites that go to a blank or invalid screen, address that are either sexual, drug companies and those are just the ones I can think of.

Phew am I glad spam works for me. Imagine if the software did not work on your site and you wake up one morning to comment below? By the way the actual comment ran 2861 words and covered seven pages.

I think it time we give thanks to the spam software that prevents stuff like this from gracing our blogs and websites. It quietly works in the background helping us without every being disgruntled.

 

 

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Northern Maine:Home

I was raised in Northern Maine, just a few miles from the Canadian border. It is a piece of heaven with the scenery that is before the people who live there. I just want to share some shots.

This one is the lake behind the house I was raised in.

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This is from the mountain showing a great view of Long Lake.

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The natural border between Madawaska, Maine and Canada.

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The bridge in Madawaska that carries you into Canada.

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The natural border between Fort Kent, Maine and Canada.

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A view from Frenchville, Maine.

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This is home.

Writing Groups

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Writing groups are essential if you are a writer. I am a member of quite a few in my area. It is not easy bringing forth a piece of your writing to any group as they dissect what you present to them. A main theme from most of my group is simple. The comments are just that, comments. You can take them, use part of them or use none at all. This is your story bottom line and only you can decide what comments will work for you.

Easier said then done. Any comment that is not in line with how you see your story can be hard to hear. You have to decide with a clear mind what works for you. When I submit I will wait two to three days before I look at the comments. If I look sooner I tend to get upset from what has been written. Giving it a few days gives me a clearer mind on what I want to keep or ignore.

For the group that I formed I have requested the ladies to not use the color red when they critique my works. Something about red brings me back to school and the memories that come with it.

But without writing groups to help you see your story from an unbias viewpoint is something I couldn’t do without. Would my first book have been picked up if I had not sent it through my writers group? I am not sure.

We have to have tough skins. Being a writer is not easy, it comes with a lot of ups and down. We are placing our work for the world to see. Not everyone is going to love it but I have a better chance of people liking it if I run it through my groups. They see our books in ways we don’t see it. They could see it in the ways that potential buyers would see it. And that alone is why I will continue to attend the meetings.

If you are not involved in a writing group, I strongly suggest you look into it