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Four Features to Publish Your Poems

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Earlier today, we kicked off National Poetry Writing Month, also known as NaPoWriMo. Since you’ll be writing a poem each day, here are four easy-to-use features in your Post Editor to help with publishing your poetry.

Blockquotes

When you format your poems, consider blockquotes to call out bits of text. You can display text in a blockquote by placing it inside <blockquote> and </blockquote> tags in your Text Editor, or by clicking the blockquote button in your Visual Editor:

blockquotes

Here’s an example of how text is displayed in a blockquote:

Sifting through my Camera Roll

thousands of images not posted online

I hunt through my library

see the outtakes

and rejects of my days

the stuff I’d felt wasn’t good enough to share

yet these are the photos

unshared, unfiltered

that really tell my stories

“Fragments on Time”

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Support System, We All Need One

Viva La Lesbiana

One of the most important factors of acceptance is a strong and reliable support system. I know I would have never gotten where I am, much less through high school, if I didn’t have such an amazing support system of family and friends to stand by my side, along the way. Even further than family and friends, many organizations, one in particular, contributed to my support system. Today I’m going to talk about and thank an organization that helped me confide in other lgbtq classmates and young people my age who understood exactly what I was going through.

As you probably know, high school can be hell for a lot of people, especially queer people. Over the years, students have become a lot more accepting of queer students. I honestly don’t remember a time where I was bullied or mistreated by anyone because of my sexuality. Then again, mostly only…

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THIS ISN’T HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL BUUUUUT…..WILDCATS IN THE HOUSE???!

That’s it folks, the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats have taken out No. 2 Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA championship game!


I’m not that excited…..

…BUT UCONN BEAT THE FLORIDA GATORS!!!!!!!!

After 40 minutes, the Gators are no more. The UConn Huskies dismissed the No. 1 favorite 63-53 in the Final Four. Being that may school is an SEC school, one would think I would be sad about this, BUT, Florida is our rival. However, Kentucky is still in this, and i would love to see them get a win (SEC pride). Hey, if we couldn’t win the (then) BCS (now) CFP, I at least want us to win something.

 

 


Final Four Live Blog: Florida vs. UConn, Wisconsin vs. Kentucky


Why journalists should use Twitter: When you’re fired, it helps with encouragement and actual job prospects

The Buttry Diary

For much of my first five or six years on Twitter, I tried to convince other journalists of its value. I’d assure them that you didn’t have to tweet about what you had for breakfast and that it really helps you find sources, report stories, etc. I’ve pretty much stopped doing that.

If you’re a journalist not using Twitter in 2014, you’ve chosen to be less skilled, less relevant, less visible and less connected. That’s your choice and I no longer care much about changing your mind. I can think of a few times in the last month that I’ve encountered journalists who were defiantly resisting use of Twitter and I just smiled, if I acknowledged their defiance at all.

But here’s one last try: You might get fired at any time. Every journalist knows that, especially these days. When you get fired, Twitter is an incredible source of encouragement and even…

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Women’s Tennis Uniforms: An Evolution

Ever wondered how women’s tennis uniforms became what they are today? Well check out my article in the Red&Black, Baselines and Hemlines.