A 2020 New Year Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

© Goff James, Purple Orchids, 2020

Happy New Year Everyone. 2019 has come and gone. Welcome 2020.

I would like to express a special note of appreciation to all of you who visit, follow and read my blog.

I also extend a warm welcome to all new visitors, readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the visits, the follows, the reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued generous support. Thank you.”

Many of you will know that over the past year I have been attempting to to redesign the scheduling of posts. After much mind searching and tweaking; I now feel, that I have a fairly satisfactory format for my blog.

As 2020 begins I feel it is necessary to reassess, review and revise my daily posting schedule.

For the time being, at least, due to circumstances related to; the need to find more quality time for reading, my writing, painting, my photography and gardening; I have decided to cut down on the number of daily posts to three or four.

The same scheduling format will be followed. This I will review again around April 2020.

Revised Schedule 2020

Art, Photography and Poetry is an Award-Free Blog; and, is attempting to become an Emoji-Free blog. The latter goal, I confess, appears to be a losing cause. Emoji’s, nowadays, seem to have a growing acceptance as a means of general communication.

For me, the excessive use of emojis in the comments box, not only, deter the use of the written word; they considerably lower the ranking of posts and should be left to social media forums the genesis of their creation.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all.

A Note of Special Thanks – Open Letter by Goff James

How quickly November has flown by. A month filled with a mixture of all four seasons – sun: rain (and what rain!): wind: mist and snow. Autumn is fading and Winter stands at the gate.

I would like to express a special note of appreciation to those of you who follow and read my blog.

I also extend a warm welcome to all new readers and followers.

I take this opportunity to say to you all;

“Many thanks for following Art, Photography, Poetry. I truly appreciate the follow, the visits, reads, all your positive comments and am extremely grateful for your valued and continued support. Thank you.”

Art, photography and Poetry is an Award-Free and is attempting to become an Emoji-Free blog. 

I read an interesting post the other day, I wished I had re-blogged it, concerning the effect that the use of emojis had on posts and comments.

Emojis, not only, deter the use of the written word. They considerably lower the ranking of posts and should be left to social media forums; the genesis of their creation.

I have to confess I actually hate the use of emojis and much prefer personal actual worded responses filled with the life blood of the writer.

For me, emojis create a  barrier; much like a wall, between writer and reader.

So I am a man, now, on an Emoji eradication crusade; with regards to this blog.

Each comment now that contains any Emojis I will politely ask for a translation into real words. 

The crusade has already commenced.

Many thanks for your co-operation and understanding.

Have a wonderful and blessed day.

What are your views with regard to the use of emojis? I Would love to read them in my comment box.

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