ADMIN: Guest Comments, Evolving FAQ

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Dear Guests,

I’ve been receiving some wonderful comments on the “About” and “Home” pages. Thank you for sharing thoughts, compliments, feedback, etc. The purpose of this “Sticky” post is to address some of the frequently asked questions aka FAQs in an easily accessible place. It will evolve and change as the blog does. If the FAQs get to be too long, I will move them to their own page and keep the sticky one here shorter.

Thanks for reading,
AlterXpressions

FAQs

Q1: I asked a question, but you haven’t responded yet. Why not?
A1: Almost all comments go directly to the spam filter, and it takes a couple hours for me to go through the comments, approve or delete them, and respond.
A2: I follow my own blog rules for responding to comments. You can find out more about that here and here.

Q2: I’m having technical issues with RSS, content formatting, etc. When will they be fixed?
A1: If the issues are related to my site, I will do my best to contact WordPress customer support for assistance and get the issue fixed ASAP. If the issue is not with my site, then I’m not sure what to do except say: “thank you for bringing the issue to my attention and continuing to visit.” You can also read more about technology issues related to the site here.

Q3: Your content is great, but…where are the photos/videos, etc.?
A3p1: Thanks for the comment and the feedback. As a writer without much technical skill or money, I’m working to improve on my photography skills to add photos as time permits. Videos are not often added here because that requires an upgrade and more money. As this site and all of its content is free, I try to give you the best content possible within my means.

Q4: Your web site title is kind of (insert word here), and so are your post titles. If you made it more relevant or catchier, you could get more traffic. Why not change it?
A4: Thank you for the feedback. Yes, my website title is subtle and not related to the content here at first glance. That is on purpose. This site is meant to be anonymous and safe for anyone who visits wherever the guest may be. By setting up the home page, etc. as it is, my guests can view posts and other info no matter what situation they are in and not have to worry about retaliation, punishment, etc. If you want to read more, try these posts:
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Q5: Do you have any tips for aspiring writers/bloggers? Apprenticeships, etc.?
A5a: I never thought I would be in a position where people asked these kinds of questions, so at this time, no I don’t have any published posts, articles, etc. about blogging or writing. 
A5b: I added 2 new post categories called “Writing and Blogging” and “Life Quirks”. You can find posts about writing and blogging by selecting one of these categories from the Category Menu or the Search Bar called “Look Around”.

Q6: I want to donate to your site. Is that possible? Is there a donation button?
A6: Thank you for your interest in supporting this website and blog. At this time, I am not accepting donations. To accept donations, I have to turn this site into a non-profit organization. That requires legal and business steps I am not ready to take at this time. Maybe in the future…