Blog Series Questions – Game 4

Rory is the host of Blog Series Questions

What are your top 5 favourited Blog Genres – the ones you enjoy reading the most?

I don’t follow bloggers based on what they write but more for how they write and how they think. So the genres I follow are a mixed bunch. There is poetry, fiction, and blogging advice. Some writers write about a lot of things so it would be hard to classify their blogs. As Fandango says, they write about this that and the other.

My preference always is easy to understand writing, story, or poetry. Complicated words and plots are not my thing at all.

Have you ever experienced Writer’s Block and if so, what did you do to get yourself through it and if not, what do you do to avoid it?

I agree with you Rory that mostly what is called writer’s block is just plain disinclination to write. It could be exhaustion of mind or ennui that could be stopping the creativity. I usually don’t have trouble writing and if I do, I just take a break and come back to it later when my ideas start flowing again.

Bonus Question – Do you believe ‘writer’s block’ is an actual thing?

See above!

Do you think colour psychology is an important part to the blogging journey and does it play a big part in how your readers view a blog?

So I am one of that lazy blogger who exclusively uses the WP app and the reader. I seldom see the actual site of the blogger and the colorful display some people have. For myself, I like things in black and white. Though I really admire colorful images which compliment the writing. I always look for an appropriate image to match my writing.

I haven’t changed the layout of my site in ages. And to me it only matters in so far as it is easy to navigate and read. Some blogs have such colorful writing that it’s hard to read. I hope that any of my readers who access my blog through the browser are able to read and enjoy my posts easily.

How do you feel about Interview series and or Guest Writing opportunities on other blogs?

I would love to do an interview or a guest post but I would have to learn how to do a guest post. Interviews are easy as I think I’ve done one for your blog a long time back.

As for doing interviews on my blog with other bloggers, or asking them to do guest posts, that idea has crossed my mind! Under consideration, you may say!

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Weekend Writing Prompt- Wayward

Sami Cox is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt

Word Prompt

Wayward

Challenge

wk 207 wayward

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She is wayward in her ideas, almost revolutionary 
Elders don’t agree with her, the younger call her mad
She treads her own path not giving a damn for their opinions
Follow her or reject her, it makes no difference to her
She will dance to her own piper and listen only to herself
Only the discerning can see the spark in her
She is the true trailblazer, who has the courage
To carve her path, her destiny

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Word count; 77

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Fandango Provocative Question(s) # 116

Fandango is the host of Fandango Provocative Question

  • Best sandwich?
  • For breakfast, peanut butter and bananas
  • For a meal falafel with hummus
  • What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
  • Some of the shoes from my vast shoe collection.
  • What is the scariest animal?
  • A cockroach
  • Apples or oranges?
  • Both, oranges in winter and apples all year long.
  • Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
  • I might have as a school girl because I had an autograph book. Probably from my favorite teacher and friends.
  • What do you think happens when we die?
  • Our souls go to a state of sleep till the judgment day.
  • Favorite action movie?
  • Too many to choose from.
  • Favorite smell?
  • I love floral scents. I also love the smell of chocolate.
  • Least favorite smell?
  • Some of the strong cheese
  • Exercise: worth it?
  • Definitely
  • Flat or sparkling?
  • Flat
  • Most used app on your phone?
  • WordPress
  • You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
  • The alphabet song
  • What number am I thinking of?
  • 5
  • Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?
  • Trying to be better person

Three Line Tales 274

SONYA is the host of Three Line Tales
three line tales, week 274: a stack of newspapers

Welcome to Week 274 of Three Line Tales.photo by Mr Cup via Unsplash

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Newsprint is going out of fashion as few people bother with it anymore.

The stack of fresh newspapers are left waiting for a customer by the curbside

I bought a stack for using in my packaging, I got a very cheap deal!

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Thursday Inspiration- Mistakes

Jim is our host for Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word mistakes, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘I’m Sorry’, or by going with any other Brenda Lee song, or another song from the 1960 era

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Mistakes made

Regretted woefully

Promises made never to repeat

Another error, another correction

Life is a series of errors and mistakes

But if we don’t learn from them, we are fated to repeat them

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Blogging Insights – Award Freedom

Tanya is the host of Blogging insight series

TODAY’S QUESTIONS 

How long have you been blogging? Can you remember the first blogging award you received?

I joined WordPress in February or March of 2018. I joined WP to follow and comment on my dear friend Dr. Tanya’s blog as unless you are in WP you cannot comment on a blogger’s post without going through hoops.

But I wrote my first blog post on 6th September 2018.

My first blogging award was also Sunshine Blogging Award and I was nominated by Mel of Caramel, a learner at love . I was very happy when I got my first nomination and continued doing the award posts for almost a year and a half.

Do you still accept blogging award nominations or is yours an award free blog? If your blog is award free, what are your reasons for this?

I am very grateful and honored when someone thinks of my blog while nominating. It is morale boosting and a sort of validation that they think my blog worthy of an award. The last award I did was from Cranny of Cranny’s Cove. She nominated me for the Golden Bloggerz award. I haven’t made my blog award-free and do respond whenever I get the time to do so.

However, the creation of an award post is very time-consuming and often tricky where nominations are concerned. Very few bloggers accept awards these days and most just ignore the nomination. The fact that you’re supposed to nominate 10-20 bloggers is a bit too much. So if I get a nomination these days, I gratefully thank the blogger and answer the questions posed by them. I may ask a few questions of my own but I refrain from nominating people and ask anyone who is reading to please consider themselves nominated.

It’s not the ideal solution , but still better than ignoring the award or politely declining the honor.

Many thanks to Tanya for these interesting questions.

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Friday Fun – Harmony

Kate is the host of Friday Fun

Friday Fun – harmony

Look at this peaceful co-existence!
a kite feasting, a pelican napping, cormorant playing

soak up the still beauty of harmony in diversity

creatively share your concept of ‘harmony’ in images or verse
link back here and check out other contributions

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There’s a story I heard from my granny when I was young
In a forest all animals lived in harmony and peace
The lion and the sheep all drank from the same watering hole
The life of all was guaranteed equal safety
It was utopian idea, just a story
But it is not impossible for man to live in harmony
With its kind without tearing to shreds
The bonds of humanity that bind us together

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Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #116

Fandango is the host of Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge

Welcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.”

The image below is from agevla77 at DeviantArt.

For the visually challenged writer, the image shows a man dressed as a clown with a sad expression walking outside in a wintry storm.

Sad and lonely 
Out in the cold
I who spread smiles
Now have no one to wipe my tears
Sad and forgotten
With nary a friend
I hoped they remember me
With affection in their hearts
Those, who I have spent my life cheering up
I am alone and forgotten
Hoping for a smile

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Share Your World- May 3rd, 2021

Melanie is the host of SYW

QUESTIONS;

Would you rather be a super nice person and be depressed all your life, or be happy and a total *sshole? (Credit goes to Cyrannyfor this question, aired on one of her “Cyranny’s Quickies” posts.)

Why can’t I be a super nice person AND be happy too. In my opinion and observations, a caring person is often happy as it brings a feeling of elation when we are good.

Have you ever made someone cry?

Yes, many times when I scolded my kids. Never scolded my grandkids but they often cried when I wouldn’t give in to their demands. As for making an adult cry, not intentionally but sometimes it happens when one is sharing a personal experience.

Are you a dreamer or a go-getter?

I think I am more of a go getter than a dreamer. Though my dreams of losing lot of weight never came to fruition, so in that respect, I am just a dreamer.

If you were in a band, what instrument would you play?

I wanted to play drums at one point in my young life. I thought it’s a breeze and you just have to bang hard on them. Well….. it turned out to be way harder than that. But if I ever learned to play them I would love to be a drummer.

GRATITUDE SECTIONDo you feel gratitude is necessary?

Gratitude is essential in my view. Otherwise, we would never acknowledge our blessings and would remain unaware of how lucky we actually are.