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Rory has asked a few questions about the awards. Please give your input as well.

What do you actually like about Awards?

To me, an award, what ever kind, is an encouragement of the efforts of a blogger. Specially a new blogger feels elated by an award nomination. I remember when I got my first Sunshine Blogger Award, I felt that I have received recognition. And I think that most bloggers feel that way, specially on the reception of their first award.

What do you not like about Awards?

The forward gifting of the award is the most tricky part. The problem is two folds.

1. Who to gift/ nominate

2. The reception of the award by the nominee/ gifted.

The process of finding blogs to nominate and then creating a ping back by itself is time consuming. Then who to nominate? This is also a difficult choice. And when you do nominate some blogs for the award, they will most probably not want it!

The rest of the process is fun. Answering questions and asking a few of your own choosing is good fun.

What would you like to see with Awards?

This is a difficult question. I think the sensible thing would be to do away with further nominations. Just give a few people the award and let it be the end of it. But then who will do the future award gifting? A catch 22 situation. Some senior blogger, with a following of a certain number of followers could be the one giving the awards. But I see that this will have problems of its own. Then I think each person should give/ nominate 3-5 people for the award. I hope there is some sense in what I just wrote!

What would you consider to be a true ‘Nomination’ Award?

I think the true award is when people want to read what you are writing. To a blogger this is true joy. The awards in WordPress are only those which bloggers give to each other without any fixed criteria. If there was a system of judging the blogs and awarding different awards as medals, that would just spoil the whole atmosphere of the blogosphere.

If it was a true Nomination Award, as in you are entered into a pool of other bloggers and the Award had more impact and value, what would you like to see at the end of it?

That would be too official. Just like a competition. I would not like to be in a competition with my fellow bloggers. That is my opinion. We can give these awards as compliment, a recognition of the blog writer’s creativity or ingenuity. That can be done from one blogger to another. Say, I like what you are writing and it is, a) helping or encouraging me, or b) entertaining me or c) making my life cheerful, I would gift you with a compliment like award, to acknowledge your blog’s contribution towards a happier or more organized me!

If you want to contribute your opinion to this question, please head over to Rory, A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips, and let him know what your thoughts are.



Extreme Weather

The extreme weather has brought heavy rains and snowfall. The copious amounts of water collected in low-laying ares has immersed the roads and parkways. In some areas there has been snow, which never used to get any and some parts of the planet are experiencing temperatures which are unprecedented. We have to take all this unusual weather patterns into serious account now and take action to prevent further deterioration to earth’s atmosphere.

But who is to instigate these changes? Who will be taking the lead? On individual basis we all can do our bit. But we do need the governments of leading countries, which have high carbon emissions rates to take some constructive decisions. Are we willing to cut back on our usage of fossil fuels?

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Three Things Challenge # 23

I am a rockstar , I am

But I have a bit of trouble

That tendency I have of

All the time getting into

Trouble and messing up

In a pickle, you might say

Just like yesterday, I did

Got caught on the beach

Trying to surf without aboard

Or swimming without the trunks!

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Twittering Tales #120 – 22 January 2019

Twittering Tales #120 22 January 2019

For this week, I found this lovely photo by Juan Pablo at Pexels.com. I really like the girl’s expression in this photo. According to Pexels, she is sitting in a coffee shop. But don’t let that limit you. What do you suppose she’s thinking about, or looking at. Is that wistful look on her face the stuff of romance or is it something more sinister? I can see a bit of both. At any rate, you have the opportunity to weave a tiny story, tweet-style, in 280 characters or less. Have fun. I’ll see you at the Round Up.

She has big dreams

Dreams of success

Dreams of a deep love

Dreams of meeting

The perfect guy one day

Meanwhile she is sitting

Here and waiting

Her eyes are searching

Her mind is calculating

The time it’s going to take

To get her second cup of latte

Character count #250

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Twittering Tales # 120- January 22/2019



What do you see January 22-2019

What do you see, January 22-2019

Photo prompt by Hélène Vaillant



Open the door;

Opening the door takes courage and a great degree of initiative. You have two options in life. One is to stay where you are and wait for things to improve, get better and all that should happen on its own. No input from you required. The second option is to act. Act decisively and take that action that your mind is telling you to take. How do you want to live?

Open the door and step forward

Or just stay where you are in dark

Have the courage to explore the new

You don’t know where you are going

What are you going to find on the other side

Will it be better or even worse than before

But you cannot know unless you open

That door and find out for yourself

Maybe the magic of tomorrow is there

Waiting to shower its beauty and blessings

On you, only if you open the door and explore




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What do you see,

Photo prompt by Helénè Vaillant



Photo Challenge #248

– Levent Erden

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

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My Imagination

Do you know where it will take me, my imagination

All the ordinary is left behind in the flight of my fancy

I can be whatever I want and go wherever I desire to

All the realms are open to me, when I see with my mind

And not the sight in front of me but that is playing behind

How I love these adventures of the myself in the magic world

I fly, I soar into the space and touch the stars and galaxies

Do you see where I have been in my imagination’s journey

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MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

Photo Challenge # 248




“Come on over, I am taking you all to show you my new hi-tech laboratory” The voice of the speaker was filled with pride. The pride was justified as it was a piece of noble architecture. All beautiful angles and arches. The interior was even more impressive. A great display of top of the range equipment adorned the laboratory shelves and tables.

” What is your area of interest?”one of the visitors asked.

” I am working on a number of projects here. But my most favored project is researching the cure for a type of disease which has been discovered recently “

“Which disease is that?” Asked the same person.

“I am researching the cure for loss sensible and reasonable thinking process by otherwise sane adults, under the influence of social media” In fact it is magnified to such an extent that they start behaving like imbeciles.

All the visitors were lost for words. One of them took out his phone and updated his Facebook status.

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BrewNSpew Café January 21-2019

Word/expression of the week – cloister– (noun) – a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other. Synonyms – walkway, corridor, aisle, arcade, loggia, gallery, piazza, stoa.

Cloister – (verb) – seclude or shut up in or as if in a convent or monastery. Synonyms – confine, isolate, sequester, seclude.

You’re welcome to join our talented writers and challenge yourselves by composing your very own creation utilizing the week by week highlighted word/expression.

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The cloister was suffocating her inner self

Shutting off her oxygen and causing a shortness

Her breathing was catching in her chest now

She just wanted to tear down the walls and confines

Wishing someone, something would set her free

Of these restrictions that were clamping her soul

No one was coming, it was apparent to her now

She had to be strong, she had to take a strong stand

Get up and stand firm,

Now think to yourself

You have the might of

Righteousness behind

You and you alone can

Accomplish this for you

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