We have started accepting blogs from WSS members. If you wish to participate, please contact the email@example.com We are looking for voyage reports, or ship visit reports, or ship history reports -- or the history of a certain mechanical item found aboard many ships. The possibilities are endless. Both Merchant and Naval stories welcome.
To access the current blogs, click on the sub headings to the left, under BLOGS.
What is a blog, you ask? It is a posting, sometimes an ongoing one, that tells the reader a story. Voyage reports of a trip would be considered a blog. (see the Ann Haynes posting for an example of an excellent blog) Or it could be the life history of a certain ship (complete with photographs). The only real restriction we impose is that it must have maritime content. Here is that opportunity for you to publish a long forgotten article you produced years ago, but nobody wanted to publish it for you. Hopefully, we will get you to put your thinking cap on and create an article on something that fascinates you.
Our blogs have no limit to their size, but keep in mind that anything over 10 pages will probably not be read thoroughly by readers — today, readers only want highlights. Our blogs will be more readable with a selection of photographs interspersed with the writings. JPEG images of about 500 x 300 pixels are ideal. Again no limit to the number of photographs which can be accommodated on each blog. Each photograph that is posted MUST show the photographer's name (the photographer must agree to have his/her photo published), and include some pertinent information on the image, such as date, location or ship name (if a ship is the subject of the photo).
Once a blog has been created, it can be added to, or amended, by sending the additional data to the webmaster. Unfortunately, we have had to restrict direct entry by writers to prevent spamming and hacking activity.
If you have a comment about what is written in a blog, you can write directly to the author (if an e-mail address is provided), or to the webmaster. If the response is appropriate, the webmaster may, at his sole discretion, add the additional comments or corrections, etc. to the orginal blog.
The World Ship Society is in no way responsible for the acuracy or the content of any blog posted herein — responsibility lies with the author. The webmaster retains the right to edit, correct or refuse to accept any blog material sent to him. Blogs will remain posted for what the webmaster considers an appropriate period of time.