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Please clear the confusion

Dear Zoe,

I have noticed that most of the world pulse members have posted their assignments in group journal, as far my understanding is that this group is reserved for question/answers and discussions. I wonder why they are posting assignments there. Perhaps people don’t know about it or they might post in group journal cause of its likelihood of getting more attention as it appears on main page so large number of people read it. More readers means more comments and views indeed. And we are also notified by email of this group journal posts so people also prefer to post there cause of its easy access to all.
So is it ok? Or can we post our assignments in group as well as personal journals?

Please make it clear.

And it’s my request to all, that in addition to your comments on group journals, try your best to keep checking Voice Rising section to have a look on our assignments as well. Your feedbacks are significant..

Aysha ibrahim


Hello Aysha,

Thank you for your question.

Applicants should be posting in their own journals.
There are many reasons why:
1- When the application process ends, the group will end and you will loose your post.
2- If you post in the group, only the applicants can see it. If you post in your journal the 17 000 people who are on part of the World Pulse online community can see it and comments on it.
3- Every time someone post in the applicant group, everyone receives an email and if every applicants post their assignments their, we will soon be overwhelmed with emails.

I am sorry for the confusion around where to post, but I hope my response provides some guidance.
Happy writing everyone and good luck with Week 3 assignment!

Delphine Criscenzo

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thank you Delphine. hope every one get it and post their journal in personal journals instead of group journal.

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You are right Aysha. I think

You are right Aysha.
I think we do get more readers if we post on the group. As you have stated, the auto e-mail leads us there.

But I guess it's important that we know how to follow directions and instructions. As Zeo and Delphine have already outlined we should be posting on to our individual journal. I for one don't want to lose my posts when VOF ends.

While posting on the group is an easier way of getting more people to come and read your posts, there is another way. A more rewarding way.

Once you are done posting your assignment for the week, click on the tag for the week. That takes you directly to a page that lists every post tagged the same. Read and comment on as many posts as you can and chances are you will start to get visitors. It works for me :)

And I have met so many lovely people.
It's a give and take process. And giving without expecting anything back works wonders :)



Aysha Ibrahim's picture

well said

Oh that’s wonderful reply, I like your line "its a give and take process. And giving without expecting anything back works wonders :) You are absolutely right Aminah and thanks for telling us short cut of more rewarding way. hope it works for us too.

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