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Bloggers PhotoTraveler: Born in PA, have lived, worked or just visited every state on the east coast plus Arizona, Arkansas, Canada, and Great Britain.
Hat fancier: No, not that kind of hat. Have worked in manufacturing industries--textile and fire arms, education, newspaper, entertainment, plastercraft giftware and insurance.
Gardener and "wanna-be" gourmet cook. Should have been married to a professional taster.
Writer: The only thing I ever wanted to make my living at, but I've been stuck with editing for others and writing work for hire instead of becoming the next Stephen King...or whoever. Oh well, at least some of my students have gone on to success.
Grandma: Four grown children and 10 grandchildren. (My sanity--most of the time)

How to advice needed

Blog Posted:2/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
Hi, all.

I narrowed my sonnet competition down to the seven I like the best. Of those seven, I thought to post them and see how other folks might rank them. There are two or three that could each be first in my opinion. Anyway, I tried to post them in a blog, and the blog ruined the formatting, changing them all to paragraphs, and ignoring the line breaks. That obviously won't work.  Can you tell me where or how I might put them someplace where folks can give their opinion?  I might not follow it, but I wouldn't mind seeing what some other people think.

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 8:44:00 AM
    Debbie had a good suggestion; at least its worked for me. Format your margins strictly (for blog purposes) copy and past them there, tweak, then here. It has not always worked for me but more than not is has. Another suggestion: if they are all within format, let any young men you are teaching now decide. By determining which they find the easiest to read/learn from ;) They could do a private submission or an overall vote.

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  1. Date: 2/24/2014 4:39:00 AM
    The only way I can think of, post them as we submit the poem with instructions as the title, karen

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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:14:00 PM
    Karen try cut & pasting them into a word program [like Microsoft word] the format them all the same [say left side format] then select ALL [we're still in Word] COPY & paste into the Soup Blog format.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 7:04:00 PM
    Not sure Karen, I have trouble formatting on blogs as well. Also Sundays are usually pretty quiet blog wise.

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  1. Date: 2/23/2014 2:28:00 PM
    Hi Karen I can't advise on the formatting but I would love to read the seven of them...

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My Past Blog Posts

Winning Poems
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 2:14:00 PM
Sonnet competition finished.
Date Posted: 3/7/2014 8:42:00 AM
Seven favorite sonnets
Date Posted: 2/27/2014 6:36:00 PM
How to advice needed
Date Posted: 2/23/2014 1:55:00 PM
Sonnet competition
Date Posted: 2/14/2014 8:53:00 AM
Wonderful Magical Words
Date Posted: 1/13/2014 9:14:00 PM

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Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/15/2014Antiques not for SaleBlank versegrandparents,memory,nosta
4/15/2014Eliza's EscapeNarrativeblack african american,fr
3/22/2014Left BehindSonnetnature,
3/20/2014Just a SoldierFree versemissing you,patriotic,sol
2/17/2014We Will Not ComplySonnetcourage,freedom,future,go
2/9/2014The Child and the FlowerRhymecare,children,flower,spri
2/7/2014Lives, Fortunes, and Sacred HonorFree versecorruption,freedom,judgem
2/1/2014The AdirondacksFree versemountains,nature,
1/31/2014Upon Watching Children in a TireSwingFree versechildhood,lost love,remem
1/26/2014Someone Lives, Greater than OurselvesSonnetfaith,god,religious,truth
1/18/2014ConnectionsFree versefriendship,relationship,
1/17/2014Love's Fashion ModelFree versehusband,love,romance,
1/14/2014The Violation of a Secret PlaceFree versechildhood,children,nature
1/13/2014Negative PolesConcretegoodbye,heartbroken,lost
1/12/2014Growing PainsConcrete 
1/12/2014Concrete poem--No titleConcretefarewell,friend,
1/11/2014Abalone SongFree verseabsence,bereavement,care,
1/10/2014Relief of the Autistic ChildBlank versechild,death,
1/9/2014The Rocking ChairRhymechild,christmas,sister,
1/8/2014Seasonal SighFree versenature,seasons,weather,wi
1/7/2014A Sweetheart for DuckRhymeanimal,children,farm,for
1/6/2014The Green PepperFree verseimagery,imagination,natur

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