The Kalliope Webring connects the websites of members of the Kalliope poetry workshop, past and present, allowing us to share our writing and our favorite poetic resources with each other and with the public.
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You may enjoy surfing the Kalliope Webring if:
- You are looking for good poetry to read.
- You are looking for people who are committed to the effort of being honest with their emotions, perceptions, and beliefs and to taking effort in extending their skill in communicating through the art of poetry.
- You are looking for resources in the study of poetry, publication opportunities, or any other aspect of writing.
- You are looking for forums to share your own writing.
You are welcome to join the Kalliope Webring if:
- You are, or have been, a member of the Kalliope poetry workshop
- Your website contains some of your own writing, or other content pertinent to the craft of writing.
- You are willing to post the Kalliope Webring Code on the page that you register with the webring, which will be the page where visitors enter your site; this page contains content relevant to the topic of the ring, or clearly points to such content; however extensively visitors browse your site, they can find a clear link back to the webring code so that they may visit other sites in the ring.
So that the most visitors can visit the most sites in the ring, I also ask:
- That, as on the list, any content which a reasonable person could expect to be offensive or traumatic to possible readers be clearly labeled so that a visitor may make an informed choice before viewing the content.
- That your webpage be accessible to all visitors. You may use frames, Flash, Java and other high tech as long as you provide alternative navigation and/or content to viewers with older browsers and/or disabilities. To find out if you pass this qualification, try the free accessibility testing from Bobby.
If you have any questions about your site's navigation, accessibility, or content qualifications, please write to me. I really want everybody happily splashing around in the pool, and not feeling picked on and left out. I set up these rules after experience with many, many webrings as a member and as a webring owner: they are intended to help us all have an enjoyable experience in the webring, not to keep anyone out.
| What is a Webring? | How Do I Surf the Ring? | How Do I Join the Ring? | Webring Code & Member Resources | Other Poetry & Writing Webrings
What is a Webring?
A webring is a method of linking similar sites.
If you are a websurfer, you do not need to keep backtracking to a link page or search page to find the next site of interest: starting from any one site in a ring, you can click "next" to visit another site on the same subject -- or any of the links in a standard navigation box. The same set of navigation links is found on every site in the ring, so you can't get lost.
If you are a site owner, you do not have to maintain a list of links, adding, changing, and deleting everytime your friends move their sites around the web. Once you install the standardized webring links, webring.org will maintain the record of where those links point to. The network of sites you are linked to expands more and more, and you never have to update your link page!
How Do I Surf the Webring?
The standard webring navigation links are:
- takes you to the previous website in the ring
- Previous 5
- shows you a list of the previous five websites in the ring
- takes you to the next website in the ring
- Next 5
- shows you a list of the next five websites in the ring
- shows you a list of all the websites in the ring (larger rings are listed in pages of 20 sites each)
- takes you to a random site in the ring
- takes you to the home page of the ring
- takes you to a page with instructions on becoming a ring member
How Do I Join the Ring?
Check the criteria for joining the ring. If you feel overwhelmed by all that, but you are a member of the Kalliope list -- apply anyway. Let me see your site and talk it over with you. Let's make the Kalliope library grow, even if we have to knock down a few walls. :)
The next step will be filling out an application form. In the URL entry on this form, enter the page you will put the ring code on. This should be a page with specific poetry (or other creative writing) content, not necessarily the front page of your site.
You must add webring navigation code to your page for it to function as part of the ring. The magic doesn't work without you!
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Jonathon Earl Bowser does wonderful renditions of the Muse and other Goddesses.
Graphics and background for this webpage are created from Jonathon Bowser's work (with permission) by
the wonderful, incomparable Teri Williams.
Kalliope webring images are created from Jonathon Bowser's work (with permission) by Anitra Freeman.