How I found the reblog button on other people's blogs.
If you want to start a blog you might not really know why. There's so many good reasons to do it. I'm probably not the only one with those reasons. Maybe others have the desire and just need help getting started. Or maybe it's time I teach blogging and offer a little push.
Calontir's bloggers are a busy bunch presenting you research, opinions, projects, reenactment tales and history. They also come and go over time. Here are the ones I've found
Whether you followed me here from my previous blog create me 365 or just randomly found this, I’m delighted you’re here. I’m glad you’re on board. Photo by Mabel Amber on Pexels.com If you arrived from my Blogger site you’re probably wondering what’s up with the move? Why did I do it? I’ll admit, I made a mistake. I thought with Google owning Blogger their humongous search engines would easily find my create me 365 posts. You’d be able to find them easily and I wouldn’t need to constantly tell everyone on social media. If this is your first visit “Hello”. You’re welcome here. If you’re curious about me, please check out Who I Am. After toiling over a hot keyboard for years I decided I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. And my renewal date was fast approaching. It made me wonder if there was a better way to reach you. Since I wasn’t blogging for my business – I don’t have one – I just wanted a good looking place for writing. One that made it easy for you to read and to contact me. So I asked my blogging friends what they thought. I learned WordPress offered more functions. One friend explained, “It’s like using Betamax when everything’s happening on VHS.” I was encouraged to change. I see from the transfer most posts and pages made it here intact, although some links are broken. However, the picture layout seems […]
Hello again, Ian the Green. I want to welcome you back with joy to the world of active blogging and ScribeScribbling. Your year-long absence of inspiring posts was noticed. The two years you worked on a Master of Science degree is important both for you and yours. But without realizing it, your degree will benefit your interest in the hobby you describe as a “lovely and wonderful private scholarship”, your explorations into historical scribal tools and materials. And thus it will benefit teaching your scribal readers too. Including me. So, welcome back Ian. You were missed. Related Prior Post: 5 Inspiring History Recreation Blogs – An Internet Round-up Related External Site: Ian the Green – Flickr Ian the Green – FaceBook
Bloggers of Calontir present you – their readers – research, information and personal thoughts about reenactment and history. I am interested in personal bloggers who post SCA relevant information at least quarterly. And I have another blog for my list. This one belongs to a Calontir friend. It is a new blog. Although she’s not new to blogging, she has another. That one is […]
Hello and Greetings You may have wondered if my links to products provide me income. The short answer is “no”. I include links to products for your convenience. One source you may use to find more about it or to buy it. At the time you read my post they may not even be the cheapest or best place to […]
New Year’s Eve is here and where do you go in 2018? Pour a glass of your favorite taste. Think about what you did well or not. Set a few goals or make resolutions. I’ve been blogging about things scribal and the SCA for two years. With this being New Year’s Eve I thought it a good time to examine the […]
Before I started blogging I searched the Internet for any blog I could find about manuscript illumination. I found many on calligraphy or fancy cursive. I found academic blogs on medieval illuminated manuscripts. But I found few that related to the illumination craft. Brother Thomas Profile Logo I have listed related blogs and a few other Calontir sources you might enjoy to the side. There is another source I want to note. It’s actually a source collection by Brother Thomas the Green. He has a Facebook page, an Etsy shop for his books, bookbinding and weaving crafts, and a blog by that name with his published tutorials. I stumbled on Brother Thomas’ work in an odd way. His class handouts popped up unbidden on my Google Docs page. They were intriguing, so I went looking for the source. His teaching and blogging approaches are interesting. He uses vector graphics, of which I’m clueless. Brother Thomas’ philosophy is different from mine, perhaps because he comes from the Kingdom of the Midrealm. Have a look at his “Scroll Levels” and “Starting a Model Book” guides. His Facebook page includes some videos he’s made. Brother Thomas multiple online sites show he’s busy teaching and sharing scribal and weaving crafts. Please have a look at them.
Blog photos are a special consideration. Because my blog is mine (not official SCA) my photos do not have model or photo use consents. If you officially serve the Society for Creative Anachronism any “people” photos or videos must have written consent. If I’m not posting medieval art, I include my scanned art or use my cell-phone camera to take my blog […]
Your SCA experiences, the history you learn and the items you re-create are what the Society for Creative Anachronism is all about. If you are like me and want to share these with others you might want to blog about it, too. Since I enjoyed writing class handouts and competition documentation I thought blogging would be easy. But there’s a difference. Your […]
Just before M. Aidan left to teach at this year’s Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium I asked her if she would guest post on my blog after she returned. She said she was pleased to do it, but would I do the same for her. Of course, I said. M. Aidan speaking at Calontir’s 2017 Kingdom Arts and Sciences […]
Earlier I wrote about Calontir blogs. I have an addition I missed. I don’t know how because it’s been around since October 2006. It is M. Eleanor Deyeson’s Workshop. A well organized, often updated, well researched, SCA relevant blog. Be sure you check it out. Related Prior Post: 4 Calontir Blogs That Will Inspire You
I’m at my local mall doing my lunch and 2ish mile walk. I’m also test-driving this Blogger app. Taking a photo and writing a brief post away from home. See how it handles bumps and speed. Snapping unsuspecting models’ pictures is a sneaky fun. People seldom survey their surroundings and never think to look up for a photographer or other nefarious acts. I am also more observant because I am a photo-sleuth. Later… The app doesn’t update well and its posts don’t have the same “look” as I use at home. Using something that accesses the Blogger website directly creates better posts.Too bad. It would have been gaggles of fun to photo-sleuth-post.
Wow. My page views for July 3, 2016, shot up to 1064 for one day. It’s the first time ever I’ve had that many in one day. Not since February have I had any number near that. I don’t know if it was my Blake Genealogy post or my Magic Moment post that was so interesting. Or the fact people […]
Bloggers of Calontir have been busy presenting research and information about reenactment and history. Below I have a short list, sometimes called a blogroll. It’s probably not complete, even though I searched many ways. There must be more blogs written by Calontir citizens or former citizens. If you have a Calontir connected blog please, let me know in the comment section below. I am interested in personal blogs, not commercial. It should post SCA relevant information, at least quarterly, and been active for at least a year. These are the four excellent blogs I’ve found. You’ll see even they display great variety in style, topic, and interests. 1. The Falcon Banner, edited by HL Mathurin Kerbusso, is unique as it is a Calontir newsletter. While not an official publication of the SCA or the Kingdom of Calontir, it presents timely information relating to both. The Falcon Banner is my regular must read! http://falconbanner.gladiusinfractus.com 2. Konstantia Kaloethina: Just Another Byzantine Blog is Rachel Ost‘s creation. In addition to things Byzantine, her interests are heraldry and English country dance. She received a Calon Cross for beginning the Noblesse Largesse Project and is recent past Gold Falcon Principal Herald. https://kaloethina.wordpress.com 3. Sarmatian in the SCA presents Jess Miller-Camp’s persona research for Lady Arite gune Akasa. Along with research she enjoys heraldry, illumination, sewing, dance and fighting. She lives in Calontir’s Shire of Shadowdale. http://sarmatianinthesca.blogspot.com 4. The Stillroom Book belongs to M. Aline Swynbroke (mka Rebecca von Groote). It records and comments on […]