Share Your World – August 2, 2021

Melanie is the host of SYW

Her questions this week are;

QUESTION

1. If you could be anywhere else right now, where would it be?

Actually, I am very happy and content in my home, my city, and my country right now. We are safe here and close to the family. But if we talk of vacation, I would like to visit Turkey with my family. It’s a charming place to visit. Right now they require 10 days of quarantine on arrival, so we’ll wait till it’s safe to travel.

2. What Wastes The Most Time In Your Day To Day Life?

Hmmmm….. I don’t think I waste time on anything other than blogging. And I don’t consider blogging a waste of time, though others might think so. I don’t watch tv, or do any surfing on the internet and I don’t waste time on social media either.

3. How would you describe your greatest enemy? If you don’t have one, share your secret! 🙂

My greatest enemy is also my greatest love; Food! It is what is causing all my weight and health problems and yet it’s my love of food that keeps me eating my favorites! It’s a catch 22 situation. If I didn’t love food, I wouldn’t consider it my enemy! Am I making any sense here?

4. If you were a bird, what kind of bird would you be?

I think I would be a common sparrow. Keen, observant and always being everywhere.

GRATITUDE SECTION (As Always, Optional)

Feel free to share an image, a thought or a meme about kindness this week!

Look back and be grateful
Look ahead and be hopeful
Look around and be helpful

I think this describes my attitude perfectly.

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Thank you Melanie for these interesting questions!

#Keepitalive

#SYW

Blogging Insights- Quantity over Quality?

Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights

Analyse this :
blogging quote -- publishing smart

Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.” — Jan Morrow

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Generally speaking, blogging is publishing whatever a blogger feels like. Because a blog is a site that is owned by the blogger and they have the freedom to post whatever and how much ever they want.

Now that is out of the way, I’ll discuss my blogging strategy. I post 3-5 times a day but on average, there are three posts a day, 2 hours apart. I follow many prompts, mostly weekly ones. And I like to challenge myself by writing something meaningful on them.

Previously I would write a fourth post, combining 4-5 daily Prompts. I stopped doing this because I realized that I was mostly writing to write and the posts written in response to so many diverse words usually were not of good quality.

The point I’m trying to make here is that I try to write smart. I try to write a post with a message behind it. I also write mostly shorter posts. And I have curtailed the number of daily posts from 5 to 3 because I want my readers to :

Not feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of posts

Be able to read and understand my writing in a short time.

In conclusion, I’d say that it is the choice of individual bloggers to write more or less, meaningful or frivolous posts. The reader chooses what they want to read.

It is about the choice of the writer and the reader both!

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#Keepitalive

#BloggingInsights

Picture Prompt Plate # 4

Dakshali is the host of PPP

This week’s picture of the challenge is given below :-

Picture courtesy : Pinterest

(For virtually handicapped, the picture shows a girl going down stairs in laundry basket. And his brother was enjoying the moment from the brim of stairs)

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I wasn’t ready you……you……..!” She couldn’t think of a word that her mom would let her say. And besides, she was so angry that she could hardly talk. At the top of the stairs, George was jubilant. He wanted to do this for ages. Kathy was always so bossy and he wanted to teach her a lesson. He was the big brother after all and knew better.

Just as the basket was nearing the bottom of the stairs, it wavered and turned upside down. George instantly was by his little sister, trying to soothe her and holding her close.

I’m so sorry Kathy, I won’t do it again. Are you alright?”

Mom was also there at that moment. She helped Kathy out of the basket. Luckily, she wasn’t hurt, just dazed. The biking helmet had saved her from any injury that could have resulted.

Before mom could lecture George, he was already apologizing and promising not to such dangerous pranks again.

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#Keepitalive

#PPP

What do you see # 93 – Hand in hand

Reblog; A beautiful message from Lady Lee Manila in response to WDYS # 93.

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Image credit; Shane Rounce Unsplash
For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a tree trunk. We can see hands placed next to each other along the length of the tree trunk. The hands belong to people of different race, age, and gender.

hand in hand together

the future

rekindle the love of nature

in all types of weather

ring humour

seeing the magic of nurture

tree with all its sparks

rise and fall

legendary hugging of tree

sky so far away marks

stand tall

let’s be spontaneous and free

be there come rain or shine

together

of different race, age and gender

ready to wine and dine

fair weather

count the blessing all with wonder*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

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Our verdant bower

Reblog; First in this week in response to WDYS # 93. A beautiful poem by Chris Hall. Enjoy

luna's on line

Come, join hands
let’s walk together
our hushed feet will fall softly
on verdant ground
pause by the sapphire stream
listen to lush sounds
murmuring water
rustling leaves
bird song, insects whirring
breathe in, breathe deeply
scents of the earth
fragrance of flowers
close your eyes
breathe in, breathe out
taste the emerald air
feel the dappled golden sun
warming your face
here, safe, embraced
enfolded by nature
let us share our stories
in our woodland bower.


Image credit: Shane Rounce Unsplash

Written in response to Sadje‘s What do You See #93 photo prompt.

The image shows shows a tree trunk. We can see hands placed next to each other along the length of the tree trunk. The hands belong to people of different race, age, and gender.

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What do you see # 93

Today is Monday. Welcome back to another prompt.

Rules;

You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.

Write an original story, poem or a caption.

There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.

If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.

I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.

It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.

Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee

Or

#WDYS

Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Shane Rounce @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a tree trunk. We can see hands placed next to each other along the length of the tree trunk. The hands belong to people of different race, age, and gender.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

What do you see # 92 – A Roundup

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I am always fascinated by lego, especially the mini-figures. To me they are miniature humans, playing the roles they are cast in. I also love the lego movies and tv series. I guess it’s a way to keep the child in me alive and excited! Last year we watched the new tv show “Lego master builders”. It was fascinating that how creative people were with colorful bricks made out of plastic. Lego symbolizes that adults can be children too when it comes to creating things out of nothing.

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Though the image this week was a bit out of ordinary, we had a variety of responses, all beautiful and touching. Please click on the links to read the contributions of these wonderful bloggers.

Chris Hall; Recharge

Michnavs; What if?

Rose; Friendship

Punam; Not so supermanly but humanly

Reena; Fears

Susi; Hero interruptus

Jim; Let’s trade

Melanie; What do you see # 92

Jules; Persistent pursuit

Di; Superheroes captions

Eugenia; Pretenders

Fandango; Superheroes

Nope, not Pam; What do you see # 92

Suzette; Trifle

Tessa; What do you see # 92

Shweta; A well-deserved treat

Goutam; Super-folks

Jeff; Haiku # 33

Usha; Unsung heroes

As always, my heartfelt gratitude to all those who wrote, read, commented and shared these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm PKT.

#Keepitalive

#Whatdoyousee

#WDYS

Thursday Inspiration #119 Seasons in the Sun

Jim Adams aka NEWEPICAUTHOR is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word wine, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Seasons in the Sun’, or by going with another song by Terry Jacks

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I first listened to this song, Seasons in the sun, when I was in school, 6-7th grade. It was such a sad song yet for some reason it didn’t depress the listener. Even now, I love to hear it play. There were many other favorites from that era.

Country roads take me home, summer wine, and many like them. These were songs where the lyrics were simple, yet powerful. For us, non-English speaking people, these songs were easy to understand and sing along.

I struggle with modern-day songs, especially rap songs, where they sing so fast that I cannot for the life of me follow them, and singing along is out of the question.

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#ThursdayInspiration

Sunday Poser # 39

Welcome to week 39 of Sunday Poser

It is always handy if one is good at fixing things. my question this week is;

Can you fix stuff?

I love fixing things that are broken or have stopped working. I learned it from my father. I was the only one who could fix a blown fuse or replace an electric plug or even a cord. All three of my brothers were not interested in doing the small maintenance chores around the house.

If an ornament breaks and I find the pieces, I try to glue it together like a jigsaw puzzle. It is very satisfying. I fix the toys my little grandkids break because buying new ones is just a waste. In short, I think of myself as a mechanic and love trying to fix things.

So what about you? Any aptitude for fixing broken things?

Please share your thoughts in the thoughts or if you like, in a post of your own. But do link it to this one so that I can find yours.

#Keepitalive

#SundayPoser

One Minute Fiction – July 28, 2021

Cranny is hosting this challenge

What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?

Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…

Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!

So, here is this week’s picture;

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They were so happy to have survived this challenge.

“I want my picture taken in front of that anchor”, She said.

“Sure honey, let’s do it!”

Their friends brought bouquets and little presents to celebrate.

They had gone on a cruise for their honeymoon and didn’t have a SINGLE fight!

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#Keepitalive

#1MinFiction