Skelim namba na wokmak bilong Ples Singsing na Tingting Bilong Mi Essays

BY PLES SINGSING MASTERMINDS

Ples Singsing is only four months old, a mere babe in the blogosphere.

We don’t aim to be the biggest, bestest blogon the block, but we do intend to do what we can do really well – support PNG writers.

Since October 2020 we have published 138 articles, gained a small group of 47 Word Press followers and hundreds more on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our article views went from 793 from 467 visitors in October to 1,517 views from 907 visitors in December.

As of 22 January 2021 we are already at 1,345 views from only 796 visitors. That’s already 40% of last years total article views in one third of the time span with 300 hundred more visitors than when we started!

What’s interesting is that while the views and visitors steadily go up the number of published articles has practically halved. That means the quality of our content is gaining more appreciation than just the quantity. It’s also reflected in the blog Likes reducing while the comments increase – more feedback, less check-boxing.

Our articles are being read all over the world, although the majority of views (almost 28,000 to date) are from Papua Niuginians.

Many thanks to our readers. Laikim yupela nating tru!

TINGTING BILONG MI ESSAY COMPETITION

The countdown to close of competition entry is counting down to nine days as of today.

We have tallied 266 essay entry form downloads and emailed another 40 directly to entrants.

That’s 306 potential entries. THE COMPETITION IS THICK.

And it looks like our judges will have a bit of work to do too (heh he he!)

Please note: we will be strict on the cut-off date, MIDNIGHT ON JANUARY 31.

Get your entries in right away!

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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