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Offline Rosen Trevithick Reading
27 Feb 2017, 11:46 AM | Post: #4551

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

There are loads of drabbles in the queue - thank you! Original content makes a big difference to our relationships with Google and Amazon.

However, I just popped by to say:

Has anybody else searched for 'drabble' on Shutterstock? (blush)
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Offline TechnoHippy Reading One book at a time
27 Feb 2017, 01:03 PM | Post: #4552

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

(27 Feb 2017 11:46 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  There are loads of drabbles in the queue - thank you! Original content makes a big difference to our relationships with Google and Amazon.

However, I just popped by to say:

Has anybody else searched for 'drabble' on Shutterstock? (blush)
I have now :-)
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Offline Rosen Trevithick Reading
27 Feb 2017, 01:23 PM | Post: #4553

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

(27 Feb 2017 01:03 PM)TechnoHippy Wrote: Wrote:  
(27 Feb 2017 11:46 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  There are loads of drabbles in the queue - thank you! Original content makes a big difference to our relationships with Google and Amazon.

However, I just popped by to say:

Has anybody else searched for 'drabble' on Shutterstock? (blush)
I have now :-)
It was something of a shock! I'm still baffled.
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Offline Kath Middleton Reading Hell, yes!
27 Feb 2017, 01:30 PM | Post: #4554

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

I daren't look. I'm a sensitive soul.

Yeah, right!
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Offline Ken Magee Reading Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
27 Feb 2017, 01:33 PM | Post: #4555

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

(27 Feb 2017 11:46 AM)Rosen Trevithick Wrote: Wrote:  There are loads of drabbles in the queue - thank you! Original content makes a big difference to our relationships with Google and Amazon.

However, I just popped by to say:

Has anybody else searched for 'drabble' on Shutterstock? (blush)
I see what you mean. A man with a muddy face... what's that about?
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Offline Mads Sorensen Reading A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter
27 Feb 2017, 03:07 PM | Post: #4556

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

According to the Oxford thingy:
drabble
ˈdrab(ə)l/
verbarchaic


  1. make or become wet and dirty by movement into or through muddy water.




So perhaps not such a stretch.
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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

http://bookhippo.uk/drabbles/moderate.php   

Is anybody else moderating? 

There are some Drabbles that disqualify themselves with spelling errors, or other obvious mistakes, but there are others that confuse me and I'm not sure about, and I wonder if it's just me that doesn't 'get it'. Pondering
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06 Mar 2017, 09:13 PM | Post: #4558

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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

(06 Mar 2017 06:54 PM)Jan Hurst-Nicholson Wrote: Wrote:  http://bookhippo.uk/drabbles/moderate.php   

Is anybody else moderating? 

There are some Drabbles that disqualify themselves with spelling errors, or other obvious mistakes, but there are others that confuse me and I'm not sure about, and I wonder if it's just me that doesn't 'get it'. Pondering
I am moderating and I agree, there are some where the point eludes me. Maybe more moderators looking at them would help. I know one of my drabbles recently had some feedback from people simply not getting it, so the wider the range of opinions the better.

I have seen three drabbles in a row by the same author where the 'twist' is that the narrator is a pet!
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07 Mar 2017, 09:19 AM | Post: #4559

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This post was last modified: 07 Mar 2017 09:20 AM by Anna Faversham.
I moderate occasionally. When I do, I'll moderate several. I've not been able to do that recently as I've been away. 

Like you, I sometimes don't 'get' them and so I usually just move on to another one.

You've written some crackers, Jan. I can't say about David's as I don't recall seeing any lately.
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RE: Introducing Drabble Hippo

I only moderate occasionally and those I don't get I ignore. I imagine that means lots of pointless ones get through because nobody has rejected them.
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