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  • It could be written something like this: John Doe is a Detroit email address -based freelance writer affiliated with Writer's Write. Yes, that may be about all the information they want to share about you with their readers. More than likely you will know within two weeks' time if your piece will get published. Some papers will contact you to let you know if you have been approved/rejected, while others will simply publish your article. Do not hound them as you may want to become a regular contributor. What is the next step? 1. If you are approved, you can expect letters to the editor's email address from readers -- in response to your piece to begin appearing in subsequent editions of the newspaper. Do not be surprised if letters begin arriving in your home or place of business too. Expect phone calls from people who may want to discuss your point of view further, or invite you to speak in front of their group, etc.

    If you are rejected, consider modifying and resubmitting your piece…
  • What are your thoughts? Google is fighting Facebook back. Is anyone planning to try this out in some blog? Blogs that have added AMP haven't yet received their AMP icon in google search. But on the plus side, they have seen small improvements in google search.

    It’s been a few months since Google released the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) pages into its search engine results. It’s open source and backed by WordPress and Google specifically for speeding up the mobile web rendering experience. However, I’m not yet sold on this. Here are some thoughts on why I will wait on implementing Google AMP.
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  • As - regardless of PHP 7.0 coming with phenomenal performance and stability improvements - some people refrain from running their own board because older PHP versions had a long history of security quirks, I thought I'd compile a list of actively developed (as in: the latest visible code change should not be older than one year) non-PHP board software with working online demo links for you. Some of them are really neat. :)

    Board SoftwareLanguageDemo boardNotes
    AsmBBAssemblerDemoWritten in Assembler (!). Does not require any libraries on the server. Assembler! What the actual fuck?
    AtlasC# (Blazor/WASM)Demo(One of?) The first known forum software that runs C# directly in the web browser by making use of WebAssembly.
    cforumRubyDemoA simple threaded forum, seemingly written for the SELFHTML website (but open source).
    DiscourseRubyDemoHeavily relies on Javascript. Only installation through a Linux Docker container is officially supported.
    DjangoBBPython (Django framework)DemoWhile the support

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