This doesn't really help me because I know I am not going to spend all that time digitally scanning my books or listing them on a web site (especially a secondary site which could disappear without notice).
I do agree with most of the reasons for cataloguing your books. I get annoyed with myself each time I realize I have two (three even in a couple of cases) copies of the same book.
Also, I did have a water tank burst and ruin a lot of books I had kept in the basement. Luckily the water left enough behind for me to estimate a value for the insurance. (But it doesn't really replace the books and I spent the money on something else rather than looking to replace the damaged/ ruined books I had to throw out).
For me the smartest thing would really be eliminating a lot of the books I am keeping (hoarding) on my shelves.
I don't keep non-fiction books once I have read them. That small decision, several years ago, helped me lose a lot of clutter.
Having your library accessible in an app or doc means never forgetting what you already own and never purchasing unwanted duplicates.
If you ever lose the library due to fire, flood, or other disaster you can use the list to rebuild your collection and (depending on your insurance) possibly recuperate some of the money lost.
Share the list with your family/friends and they’ll never buy you a book you already own.
Track where/when you bought the book, and help preserve memories associated with the purchase.
STATS. Do you own more books by men or women; more sci-fi or historical; short story collections or novels; Americans or Brits? Inventory your entire library and find out.
A chance to learn some new words. I like the opposite of deja vu, jamais vu. When would you ever use it in conversation? But, it is interesting to know.
What’s the opposite of disgruntled? Chances are you’re thinking the answer should rightly be gruntled—but is that really a word you recognize? The problem here is that disgruntled, alongside the likes of uncouth, disheveled, distraught, inert, and intrepid, is an example of an unpaired word, namely one that looks like it should have an apparently straightforward opposite, but in practice really doesn’t.
Words like these tend to come about either when a prefixed or suffixed form of a word is adopted into the language while its root is not, or when the inflected or affixed form of a word survives, while its uninflected root form falls out of use. This was the case with disgruntled, which derives from an ancient Middle English word, gruntel, meaning “to grumble” or “complain,” which has long since fallen from use—although the gap left by disgruntled has led some dictionaries to list gruntled as a modern-day back-formation.
Anonymous literally means “without a name.” Its opposite is onymous, which is typically used to refer to books, legal papers, artworks, musical compositions, and similar documents the authorship of which is known without doubt.
If an automaton is a machine capable of moving itself, then the opposite is called a heteromaton—a device that relies solely on external forces for movement.
If a catastrophe is a sudden, unpredictable, and devastating event, then an equally sudden or unexpected event of sheer joy or good fortune is a eucatastrophe. This term was coined by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien in 1944, who originally used it to describe a sudden or fortuitous event in the plot of a story that turns around the protagonist’s chances or prospects, and brings about the resolution of the narrative.
5. DÉJÀ VU
Over the years, psychologists have identified a number of different phenomena similar to déjà vu (literally “already seen” in French). Among them is presque vu (“almost seen”), the tip-of-the-tongue feeling that you’re about to remember something you’ve forgotten; déjà vécu (“already experienced”), a particularly intense form of déjà vu that makes it almost impossible to discern the present from the past; and déjà visité (“already visited”), which describes a person’s surprising foreknowledge of a place they’ve never actually been to before—like unthinkingly knowing your way around a foreign town or city while on holiday. The opposite of déjà vu, however, is usually said to be jamais vu (“never seen”): so if déjà vu describes the eerie sensation that something new has actually taken place before, in the case of jamais vu a person believes that a situation that is actually very familiar and has happened before is entirely new.
If a euphemism involves the use of a politer word or phrase in place of a more distasteful or objectionable one, a dysphemism is the deliberate use of an impolite or unpleasant term in place of a perfectly inoffensive one. Dysphemism is often used for rhetorical effect, in order to shock or shake up an audience, or simply for comic effect.
To bring a date forward in time rather than postponing it is to prepone it.
See the full list at the source: 11 Words and Phrases You Didn’t Know Had Opposites | Mental Floss
Note: The original post was from 2014. Likely there is a fresher list of plugins but I like to see plugins which have been around for some trial and error.
I don't run a multi-author site (but I do write for a few). Still, in my experience, Edit Flow is excellent. I did try it myself but decided it had a lot of features I didn't need (due to the fact that I'm the only one here). From the list, Post Forking, sounds like the one I'd try. But, it hasn't had an update in three years. An interesting plugin, but I decided not to try it because it's not something I'd use very often anyway.
Maybe something on the list will be just what you need. Get the links and reviews from the post at WP Beginner below.
1. Capability Manager Enhanced
2. Co-Authors Plus
3. Restrict Author Posting
5. Simple Local Avatars
6. Author Avatars List
7. Edit Flow
8. Author Spotlight (Widget)
9. Post Forking
10. Require Featured Image
11. TinyMCE Spellcheck
12. Email Users
14. WP User Frontend
15. Moderator Role
16. Content Progress
17. Cimy User Extra Fields
18. User Submitted Posts
19. Error Notification
20. User Notes
21. Role Based Help Notes
The current dmoz Tip of the Fortnight
It is considered bad form to use slang or abbreviations like “info”, “pics”, “etc” and “bio”. Using the full form of the word is not only more professional but is also easier for our users, whose native language may not be English, to understand or translate.
A very good tip. Every writer should remember not to use slang and abbreviations, unless they are very well known by the general public. Some sites or publications may have a very narrow readership they can focus on. But, even those sites could have a glossary or some way to understand their abbreviations.
Why send your readers to some other site to look up the words, slang or short forms you use?
I wanted a holiday calendar. I did not find anything which really did what I wanted. (Just a simple way to keep track of holidays and all those odd international and national days for odd, but interesting and sometimes relevant, things). But, today I found a new list of reviews. Quite sure I have already looked at most of them, but there might be something new.
Chronosly looks good but it has a lot of features I don't need and that could make it complicated to work with when I just want something simple.
I'd recommend The Events Calendar (Pro, or not) for most people who want a way to list or track events. The developers were quick to write back when I had a question when I tried the plugin earlier. It has good features and I might try it again. Last time it wasn't quite right for me but I know it hasn't been left to stagnate in the mean time.
Premium Calendar Plugins
- Events Calendar Pro
- Community Events
- Facebook Events
- Event Calendar WD
- EventOn WordPress Event Calendar
- Business Calendar – WordPress Internal Calendar
- WordPress Pro Event Calendar
- Sugar Event Calendar
- StacheThemes Event Calendar
Free Calendar Plugins
- Google Calendar Events
- The Events Calendar
- Chronosly Events Calendar
- All-in-One Event Calendar
- My Calendar
List via wpmayor.com - Best Calendar Plugins for WordPress (2016).
I'm very contrary. I like to learn but I don't like being taught.
Headlines like: "# Things XYZ Can Teach You About..." make me cringe. Some place in my brain I am thinking, "well, let me teach you a little something...". Or something like that. I am not very good with authority figures. Not that I am especially rebellious - I just don't like someone who thinks they know more than I do. At least until they prove they really do.
A lot of people online will write as if they know what they are writing about. Making yourself an authority on the Internet is a marketing scheme - so, of course, they are all rushing to appear authoritative. In reality, they may have only had one site up, one month before they put out their first ebook explaining what a blogging guru they are.
You can't really be an authority without some history and experience.
Even then, anyone who really considers themselves an authority has an inflated opinion of themselves.
It really is true - that saying about the more you learn, the less you know. There is always more to learn.
No doubt I have trust issues which come into the whole not liking authority thing. But, who hasn't found a few reasons to mistrust any type of authority by the time they reach some form of adulthood? Those rose coloured glasses come with the protective bubble, make sure you stay in it!
If there is a point to this post it must be about thinking how you communicate with people.
It's not just how you talk but how others hear and/ or understand what you say.
- Written by Laura Brown
- Category: Communications