Thursday Doors – Weekly Recap

Note: This page is not refreshed until after the posting deadline for Thursday Door has passed (noon Saturday). Typically, the page will be refreshed Saturday night or Sunday morning. Until then, to see the current crop of doors, visit No Facilities and open the most recent Thursday Doors post.

Comments are no longer open on this page, so if you have any thoughts, please let me know through the weekly announcement or my blog email. I added the location data for the bloggers that completed the form. If you want to add location information to your data, you can fill out the form by clicking here. This list is now shown in the order that the posts were originally added. I have expanded the table to include the extra information bloggers have provided in the form. In the absence of an entry there, I added the blog’s tag line.

Blog URLLocation
Flea and tea – Don’t hold your breath
Doors found in Dresden – Geriatri’x’ FotogalleryBaden-Württemberg – Germany
Dr Alfred Prunesquallor
Have Stethoscope, Will TravelLeicester UK
Classic blue doors | This, that and the other thingArizona USA
Thursday Doors – Lindsay House, Glasgow – photographias
Thursday Doors 22-7-21 Ljubljana 1. – Manja Mexi MexcessiveTuscany, Italy
Natural adventures 
Thursday | dymoonblog 
Thurdsay Doors — McGregor, TX Part 2 – Photography That MattersTexas
Through the Doors of Avignon! – Boomer Couple Travel Journal
Thursday Doors – Ballycastle – The Diamond | Jean Reinhardt 
https://livingbetweentworealms.wordpress.com
https://nofixedplans55.blogspot.com
Thursday Doors House on West End Avenue
Thursday Doors, Part I: Santa, Fe
Thursday Doors, Part II: Canyon Road in Santa Fe
Thursday Doors, Part III: Santa Fe, New Mexico
The BlogglerGreater Manchester UK
Street Art by Void (2) – TAB54
Thursday Doors 22 7 21 | Lins Doodles 
Thursday Doors in Downtown RVA (#Treesquare July 22) – priorhouse blog
Thursday Doors | thoughts and entanglementsBrooklyn, New York
Marian Allen, Author LadyIndiana – USA
The Old Buckhorn And A Historic Library
Surprising Snow North of Karoo, a Christmas in JulySouth Africa & Romania
View from the BackCote d’Azur, France
5 Eye-Catching Art Stations – Natalie the Explorer
Thursday Doors – Dumfries, Scotland 
Hartford BPOE – Hartford ClubUSA – Conncticut

80 comments

    1. The time commitment is a big concern, Frank. I started this three times, but each effort required more time each week than I was prepared to give. I’m going to explain the details tomorrow in a post that I hope doesn’t bore you to death.

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  1. Seems like the photos of the doors themselves are the key here? You should be able to build a WordPress page which pulls all the posts with a tag (“doors”?) and displays exactly what you want from each.

    Well, that’s the techie answer, anyway.

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    1. Thanks Marc. I have thought of that, but, for the moment, I don’t have unlimited storage on this blog. Each image I bring in hits my storage. It’s not a huge cost to step up to unlimited (it is double what I’m paying) but there are other considerations. For that kind of investment, I could move to my own site – that’s more work but it offers more flexibility. What I really want to do is encourage people to visit the other sites. As I consider the options, I feel like I’m in one of those design meetings (with the various voices in my head).

      Pop in tomorrow as I explain the kludge of operations necessary to make this work as well as it does. That is much more the work in progress from the techie perspective.

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        1. The posts all include images, but they are in the blogger’s page. If I snag one here, even in a link, it gets stored in my storage. the same thing happens if I reblog a post. The images from that post are copied into my storage. All I have on my site on Thursday is my doors and a link to the other participants.

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  2. Any approach that’s best for you, is good by me. I often participate in Colleen Chesebro’s poetry prompts. You might look at how she manages it: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2021/02/15/tanka-tuesday-poetry-stars-synonymsonly-for-loose-tight/ Basically, when participants post their poem to their own website, they then add that link to Colleen’s website via a simple signup. Colleen doesn’t have to do anything with our links, though she visits each participant’s website. Good luck with this, Dan. 😊

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    1. Thanks Gwen. I appreciate the response and the link. As I recall, Norm began with a “linky” list, and several people were reluctant to sign-up. I also found this to be the case when I helped organize the Cherished Blogfest. I’m trying to get the benefits of a list like that, without asking people to sign up (I do have a Linky account) and without my having to go crazy.

      I’ve got this at a point that it’s easy for me. I hope to gather some feedback and see if I can make it more useful to the participants. If it works, I will see what I can do to improve it. I really appreciate your feedback.

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  3. I think it is a great idea, although as others have said, a good bit of work on your part. As long as you have the bandwidth to do the work, it is a gracious and kind way to publicize on social media. I am interested in reading your post on the intricacies involved.

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    1. Thanks Maggie. Right now, I have a technical kludge, but I can prepare the list in about 10 minutes. I think I can make it even easier. I might be able to make it a little more informative, without much more work. I don’t mind doing the up front (one time) work, but I’m not interested in making this more this more than a 10-minute drill.

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  4. I like it because it pulls everything together in one place, and you don’t need to find pingbacks amongst all the comments on the original post. When somebody leaves both a pingback and a comment with a link, it can really make the comments section a very long list to scroll through. Some readers have told me that it can be rather overwhelming when seeing so many comments on a post. I’m not sure how many people would have enough time to scroll through all the comments, but I know that some people do if the post is about a subject they have a real interest in.
    Can I get one thing straight, though? Is this a page or a post? I only ask because I’m not sure how many people actually visit the pages of a blog. My ‘about me’ page is a page and gets lots of hits, but only because that page is also my blog’s home page. However, the rest of the pages on my blog don’t get anywhere near as many visits. Just a thought, Dan. I hope it helps.

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    1. Thanks Hugh, I really appreciate this feedback. This is a page, and I realize what you just said about pages. I was surprised that even though I published for the first time today, there was no notification sent out by WordPress. I think I will probably have a short post like I used today, just to push out a reminder. Regular readers can ignore it, there won’t be any pictures or other information.

      There were 126 comments on the last post. Far too many to ask people to scroll through. I added the jump to the comment form to let people comment without having to scroll down, but that also means they miss the other TD Posts. It’s a trade0ff between my followers and the participants, which is never easy.

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      1. I completely forgot that WordPress doesn’t send out notifications when a new page has been published, Dan. However, if you’re going to send out a short post with a link to the page, that should do the trick. I wish you well with however you decide to approach this. I’m sure you’ll eventually find the perfect balance between followers and participants. As somebody who blogs about a wide range of subjects, I’ve got used to which followers will comment on certain posts. And, of course, we should never take it that followers will read and comment on every post we publish.

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    1. Thanks for adding that, Robbie. I think a simple “The Thursday Doors Recap is available” will work. People can ignore that just from the email. I don’t want to publish this as a post every week, because then I’ll be storing everything twice. This way, I can just delete and replace the table on that page.

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  5. I don’t know if this counts as I am a door reader, not a door poster, but I like this idea, Dan. To my way of thinking, a lot of bloggers post where their photos were taken, so I don’t understand wanting to know where they are from…? Most of the time, if you respond to a readers pingback, I will take a look. Having them all in one place, after I read all the comments will be pretty cool. But you will post this the next day–when everyone has sent in their door photos?

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    1. You absolutely count, Lois! Part of the reason I want to do this is that Thursday Doors runs from midnight Thursday to noon Saturday. Since I already have a regular Saturday post, people posting doors on Saturday are hard pressed to get seen on my blog.

      I would either publish a short notice that the page was updated on Saturday night or Sunday morning. Nothing else to see in that post, just enough to get the notice out.

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      1. Darn! You weren’t kidding! Many (many!) years ago I visited Greece and Yugoslavia (Dubrovnik) so loved seeing those doors. There is just something about the doors in Greece……Mama Mia! They are so lovely. Thanks for this grand tour–I enjoyed it!

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  6. I like it because it’s an easy way to access all the posts for that week, but I don’t want you to have to spend more time than necessary. You already visit all the posts and I know from personal experience how long just that and commenting take in addition to keeping up with other blogs that aren’t TD participants.

    janet

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    1. I have this down to a very small amount of time, Janet. I enjoy the doors posts, and the others that I follow. I limit my overall time (I do end up ignoring a bunch of posts every day) but I think we all do that.

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  7. This is a fantastic idea, Dan. Generous and selfless. Hats off.

    I skimmed through the comments. How about a combination between a linky party (for the bloggers prepared to sign in and save you the trouble) and for the remainder of the links you could post them like this? At least you won’t have to do the entire work, which it will be substantial).

    Also, keeping to text only is a good idea,blog storage wise, as you said.

    Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Pat. The linky think is one more thing I have to schedule, and then I’d have to combine the lists of people would have to look in two places. Now that this process is basically automated, it’s very little work for me. It takes 10 minutes a week. That’s not bad.

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  8. Thanks Dan! You’ve (as always) put so much into a very helpful tool for keeping us connected and finding new blogging friends. I really love the idea and thanks for sharing on social media. I’m going to share this page on mine as well. 🙂

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  9. I loved this Dan. Just a few were in twice but I’m guessing maybe they linked and had a pingback. This was so great to be able to visit all of them whereas so often I get slowed down going through the comments. Thanks again! Great doors all around! 👏🏻👏🏻

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        1. If you are on WordPress.com with WordPress of a private domain, you just need to embed a link to my post (which I make available on Wednesday in my sidebar). If you self host or are on Blogger, the pingback won’t be displayed on my end.

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            1. Again, the link for the upcoming post is available under the Thursday Doors badge on my sidebar on Wednesday (most weeks). You can link it in to your post before mine is published, and it will appear.

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    1. I get the title and the author when they use a pingback.

      If they don’t/can’t leave a pingback, I match them up with a table i’ve created so I can get the blogger name, but I can’t get the title.

      The table I have includes the location, but only if people have filled out the form I created (where they can enter that).

      I am trying to modify my program to get the post title, but that’s proving to be more difficult than I imagined. I think I will be able to do it, but it might be a while.

      I hope that helps.

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    1. Yes, you can do the pingback to this page (my entry for the week) or just leave the link in a comment. The pingback works better because it results in a more complete entry in the recap (on Sunday). The link for the pingback is available in the Thursday doors widget on my sidebar as of Wednesday.

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        1. I’m sorry. You can NOT do the pingback to the Recap page. They should go to my weekly post (published on Thursday) – That’s the link that will be in the sidebar, under the Thursday Doors badge.

          I didn’t look close enough to see where this comment was.

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  10. Thank you for all your efforts, Dan. I’m just wondering why my URL is giving the (partial) title of my post and not the name of my blog (mexcessive.photo.blog). Do you think it’s better this way or is it automatic? You may also fix it to show Manja Mexi Mexcessive each week, would this be easy to do?

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      1. Did you try it and it didn’t work? Again, just a part of the title of my post is visible. The link works well, so it’s not a problem, but I see many others are listed with the name of their blogs, not the post titles. I’d prefer that too.

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        1. I adde the rest of the title, but I had to do it manually. I was running late last night. I don’t know why I don’t get your complete ping back info when I do the extract. I will keep working on it.

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