Teleclass Recording With Barbara McNichol Now Available

Hi NAIWE Members,

Writing Techniques to Save Time and Money in the Editing Process

The recording of today’s teleclass with Barbara McNichol, NAIWE’s Editing Expert, is now available in the Member Area of the Website. Barbara is truly an expert in her field and you’ll gather a lot of helpful information to use in your writing career. Enjoy!

 

 

Activate the TinyMCE Plugin to Get More Fonts, Tables, and Other Options

Here’s a plugin that gives you more options on your NAIWE WordPress website.
This is a short video with details included on what this plugin can do for you, how to activate it and set up the options.  You should find TinyMCE Advanced in the list of plugins on your dashboard so you shouldn’t need to do an install. Look on the left side of your dashboard for “Plugins”, click and find TinyMCE in the list and ACTIVATE it. Follow the instructions on the video to pick and choose the options you want to use.  You can go back and take off the options you don’t want and add other options at any time.

This plugin offers:

  • More Fonts
  • Subscript and Superscript
  • Tables (he shows you how to add these)
  • Formats with Headings
  • Horizontal Rule
  • Insert Date and Time
  • Text Background
  • And More

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Step 1 Updating Your Basic NAIWE Profile Page

Sample Basic ProfileTake a look at your Basic NAIWE Profile Page. Here’s mine. If you want to change your name or update your AVITAR, Website Link, Company Information, Your Skills Checklist or Contact Numbers I’ve created directions just for you. I hope you find them helpful. Click the link for detailed instructions with diagrams.
Tweek Your Basic NAIWE Profile Information

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I Believe

I BELIEVE by Angela Poet

I believe in truth, even when surrounded by lies.
I believe in courage, even when my fears are the loudest cries.
I believe in happiness, even when surrounded by pain.
I believe in humility, even when labeled as vain.
I believe in faith, even in the darkest of nights.
I believe in submission, even when my heart fights.
I believe in peace, even though war is the loudest cry.
I believe in trust, though my heart may question why.
I believe in right, though wrong is all I see.
I believe in speaking up, though some would question me.
I believe in true love, though some may say it is dead.
I believe in miracles, though many say it is all in my head.
I believe in God, even when it is hard.
I believe in God’s love, for He first loved me.
And by faith He has set me free.
I believe in God, He believes in me.
And with His grace, I will believe in you.

Who is Angela Poet?

Angela Poet is the pen name my niece has given herself.
She is a very special young lady.  Her birth mother’s last
name was Poet.

“Tori” became part of our family through adoption when she
was a newborn.  She was prayed for and given to our family
by God. I love a quote I read about God; “He who knows the
end from the beginning.”  He knew in the end she needed
our family and we needed her.

All of us were praying for my brother and his wife to have a child.  God knew what he would do but we didn’t.  Out of the blue my brother and his wife got word that they could adopt a baby. They had about 6 weeks to prepare and in 1996 “Tori” came into our family and blessed us all.  She has traveled around the world with her family to Mexico, China and Australia and has entered college this year. She has written these very sweet poems and I told her I would find a way to share them.   She has a big heart, especially for her parents.  I hope you enjoy her work.

Step 3 Themes and Theme Options-Background color, link color, layout

NAIWE Members, while working in your dashboard you may see Theme Options under Appearance, it should be the 5th item on the list.  (**Please note, depending on the theme you have chosen as your default, you may not have Theme Options. Here is a picture of my theme   )

Themes and Theme Options are two different things but I’ve included both here for more detailed directions.  Themes are basic design options. Theme Options are where you chose a light or dark background, the color for your links and the layout of your site.   You can switch back and forth with these and try different “looks.”  The picture below is the theme I have chosen.  If you have chosen a different theme you may not have “Theme Options”.

My Theme

Theme Options and Themes This pdf will give you more visuals and directions.

Everything is fixable and changeable. Always Remember to Save (there are different save options for different features such as Save, Save Draft, Update (if you’ve already published a page and are making changes you click the Update button)

You will have a Preview button as you work on Posts and Pages to see how your changes look. It will Preview what you site looks like with that change.  I suggest you have your website open in another tab and check how your changes look because sometimes you don’t have the preview button option.  If you don’t like the changes you’ve made go back and try something different.

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On the Best of Friendships

ON THE BEST OF FRIENDSHIPS
by “Angela Poet”

A small single act of kindness, from you,
Can help me with whatever I am going through.
A kind word, a smile or two,
Helps so much when I am blue.
Sometimes I don’t know what I’d do without you,
Near, or far, far away.
I know you remember me when you pray
Whether our tastes are the same or not at all…
I know you’d be there to if I chanced to fall.
Whether you are ‘family’ or a new friend’
You remind me, that something gr8 is around the next bend.
Whether you share my story or my scars.
You remind me that hope shines as bright as the stars.
I don’t know how you do what you do.
You scatter my fears into the blue.
Oh! how I appreciate you!
You don’t have to say a lot.
But what you say such joy has brought!
I will hold you in my heart and prayers.
True friends another’s burden bears.
So wonderful to know, that someone cares.
As humans, imperfect, but striving always to be…
Honest, sensitive, Godly, filled with glee.
Faith binds us together, and friends is what we always will be!!

The Dance Partner

Williamsburg

THE DANCE PARTNER

by “Angela Poet”

Two grubby little hands stretched out.
“Daddy, come dance with me?” said with a pout.
And so he’ll drop his work, for a short moment.
Her defender, her Prince, some one to whom she can vent.
His love for her is forever and un-changeable.
Even when her attitude becomes un-bearable.
Now Daddy holds out a work-scared hand.
A man’s hand adorned only by a simple wedding band.
“Lets dance.” he says, make some more memories.
He wishes time he could freeze.
Maybe, he has not done everything right.
But she does push back, and fight.
He is good to her when she least deserves it.
For somehow God, their hearts has knit.
He is stubborn. So is she, his little girl.
So, one and two and three, give her a twirl.
These moments are meant to be cherished.
Dancing with his little girl, never embarrassed.
Daddy + Daughter, together, forever.
Our love will last for ever and ever.
My Daddy, my love, my dance partner.

Born Digital: Meet the College Class of 2017 by Yahoo News Staff

Thought some of our NAIWE Members might find this story interesting.

How the Class of 2017 Will Transform College
One hour interview with many different professionals and educational leaders discussing the age group that has never known life without the internet.

Yahoo News