If you'd like to write for Weird Words, email us at info[@]liminal.earth and come join the fediverse! In the email, make sure to send a little info about yourself, why you want to join weirdwords, and what you plan on writing about.
By joining WeirdWords you agree to abide by our mission statement and rules:
We are also closely linked with the Mastodon instance “weirdo.network”. So if you're looking to dip your toes in there and step away from Elon Musk billionaire-verse, we'd be happy to help set you up and help you get situated. Like the Weirdo Network, we maintain an identical mission:
The Weirdo Network is a place for folks interested in the strange and unusual who put people first. Topics of discussion include, but are by no means limited to, #UFO/UAPlogy, ‘#ghost hunting’ and #paranormal investigation, >#cryptozoology/#Bigfoot studies, “#Forteana,” #occultism, #magic(k) traditions, #witchcraft and witch-adjacent paths, #paganism, high weirdness, etc.
We are also Social Justice centered. If you want to talk about social and political issues as much as ghosts and goblins, you are welcome here. >Weirdo.network is actively pro-LGBTQIA+, actively pro-#BIPOC, actively >antifascist,and aggressively opposed to bigotry and related hijinks. Fascists, TERFs, antivaxxers, and jerks— and instances that knowingly host them— will be blocked.
WeirdWords is meant for content in the “weird” arena of things, but feel free to write blogs about whatever you want. If you write posts that are 'public' they will show up in the public timeline at Weird Words and we would prefer the content that shows up there be within theme. Other posts can be published as 'unlisted' which will still make them available to your audience, but won't show up on the front of the site. Please use discretion!
NSFW content is allowed but may not include egregious or gratuitous content (i.e. depiction of minors real or fictional, incest, nonconsensual encounters, etc.). NSFW media must be marked with a content warning. We reserve the right to remove any NSFW content without notifying you.
Offensive content or slurs related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, caste, etc. are not allowed.
Pronouns must be respected. Deadnaming/misgendering is not allowed and will result in immediate suspension.
Every attempt should be made to include alt text and image descriptions when posting. Repeated violations may result in forced limitations on a user's ability to post media content.
Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm, will result in immediate suspension. Harassment, doxxing, dogpiling, or similar behaviors are not allowed.
Illegal content is not allowed.
Once you get a blog, you may find this handy guide on using Markdown useful for crafting posts.
Note: We do not host images here. If you need to host an image, throw it up on a different site that can host that content and link to it via Markdown.
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Weird Words is home to 43 articles across 10 blogs.
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