Blogging—- I did it ; 1000 posts!

Eight months!

It took me eight months and a few days to get to this milestone.

Just wanted to share this bit of good news with you all. So if I was like Fandango, I would post an analysis of my posts. How many on which genre or topic. But I am;

A. Too lazy

B. Short on time

So let’s just say that apart from a few reblogs, I have written that many post.

They include poems, short stories and dedicated blog posts. I am happy with most of them. If they all are not good, they have helped me to write better. And that is what counts.

I want to write stuff that makes my readers think, make them smile or just something silly to suit the prompt. The aim of my blog is still;

” To address the issues women over fifty are facing “

But along the way I am learning to write, I am getting better at expressing myself and I hope I am making fewer mistakes in my grammar and spellings.(The fact that WordPress took away the spellcheck has made me a bit conscious about it!)

So thank you, everyone for reading what I write. You are kind enough to encourage me, give me useful advice and like what I post. I would never have written this much if you weren’t reading it!

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Mystery Blogger Award #9

Beckie of Beckie’s Mentalmess has nominated me for Mystery blogger award. Thank you so much Beckie for giving this award to my blog. Beckie has a marvelous blog. If you haven’t read her posts, do head over to her blog, Beckie’s Mentalmess and I promise that you will find very interesting and valuable gems there.

What is Mystery Blogger award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. –Okoto Enigma

Rules for the following are:

• Put the award logo/image on your blog.✔️

• List the rules.✔️

• Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.✔️

• Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.✔️

• Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.✔️

• You have to nominate 10-20 people.🔜

• Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.✔️

• Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.✔️

• Share a link to your best posts.✔️

Three Things about me;

1. I love reading historical romances.

2. I am pretty good at fixing things around house. DIY projects and improvising to make things work is one of my favorite things to do.

3. I love my blogging experience and I am very thankful to all my blogging friends who support me here in blogosphere with their encouragement and wonderful comments.

Link to my favorite post:

Advice ( on Mother’s Day)

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Sunny Disposition

Beckie’s Five Questions:

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Grab my coffee and have breakfast. I am one of those who cannot function properly on an empty stomach. So caffeine fix and food are the first order of the day.

2. What is your favorite hobby?

Right now, it’s blogging! My passion and hobby combined. When I had time on my hands, I would knit, do DIY and even embroidered. Another favorite hobby was playing games on my phone, but I have other use for my phone now ( blogging)

3. Junk Food Junkie or Health Nut?

I would call myself carb junkie. Not so much junk food or health food but the love of my life are carbs. Which can also be called bane of my life as I gain weight rapidly on a carb diet.

4. What’s the funkiest food you ever ate?

I had a very interesting meal at a Moroccan restaurant once. I have forgotten the name but it was a chicken dish with a lots of nuts and something sweet in it. Served with rice. Very yummy.

5. Do you favor writing during the day or the evening?

I will write whenever I get the time. Mostly it’s evening but mid day works too. Right now it’s whenever the babies or the new moms don’t need my help.

My Questions;

1. Have you every been surprised by your own achievements?

2. A surprise holiday is granted; What will you do?

3. Have you ever kept a diary or maybe a food diary? If so can you tell us something about it?

4. Jack and Jill went up the hill to…………..? (Funny, if it’s not apparent already!😜)

5. How do you think your input has made a difference in the world around you?

I think I have followed all the rules, except for the nominations.

And here they are:

Suze of Suziland

Paula of Light Motifs

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke

Kenza of Caramel Caramelo

The bag lady

So there you go guys!

I hope that the bloggers who I nominated feel able to accept the award and pay it forward.

Keen to hear back from you all.

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7 Things That Great Bloggers Have In Common

Another excellent post from Renard about great bloggers and blogging tips. A must read for personal and professional bloggers alike

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Have you ever wondered what most of the great bloggers have in common?

The thought probably never crossed your mind.

But, I have (I have an inquisitive mind; which causes me to go searching for answers).

Also, I have been blogging for many years and during that time, I have paid close attention to patterns — the various types of things that make bloggers standout from their peers.

And, without further ado, I am going to share them with you.


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Blogging—QQ: How Important To You Is It To Make An Impact?

Rory, of A Guy Called Bloke has asked us these questions;

QQ: How Important To You Is It To Make An Impact?

The aim in my mind when I started blogging, was to make a difference. So yes it is very essential to me that what I say has an impact on my readers.

Initially, I only used to write on my niche subjects and that was working well with my plan. I wanted to address issues relating to women over the age of 50, which included diet, ,personnel care, hobbies and tackling empty nest syndrome.

As I started to interact with my fellow bloggers and came to know about different prompts, either daily or weekly; I attempted doing them and to my surprise I found that I could do that too, that meant writing short stories and poems. In doing these prompt posts, for a time I felt that I wasn’t paying much attention to my chosen subjects and this made me rethink my strategy. I even engaged in a discussion with my fellow bloggers as to whether I am posting too many time and what advice they would give me. You can read about it here. Anyway, after this I have, even when writing on prompts, to try to stay close to my niche subjects.

I hope that my writing is making people think. I hope that what I try to relate finds a home in the minds of my readers and has some impact. As this is the aim of my blog.

QQ: So Blog Aside, Who Are You, Really?

So Rory has asked us to share who we really are, outside our blog.

Do I have a different persona when I am not Sadje, the blogger?

I don’t think that I am different from what you guys see here. It is true that my name is a pseudonym, which I have assumed to be anonymous and I haven’t revealed much personal details about me and my family in my blog, but personality wise, I am what I write. I am that clumsy, optimistic, person who tries to find silver linings in every situation. Who feels that we should be upfront and honest about our feelings. Who has very strong objections about social injustice and wants people to take note of the people suffering around them.

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments;

In response to;

Blogging questionnaire

By Rory A Guy Called Bloke

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Blogging—QQ: What is it about them [Awards], that you like and or dislike?

Rory has asked what do we think about awards

To be very honest, I love getting an award ( nomination ). It bolsters my self confidence and encourages me to write more and write better.

The awards pros and cons, according to me are;

Pros;

1. Getting an award is going to boost the bloggers spirits.

2. With an award displayed on their home page, the blogger gets more traffic and maybe more followers.

3. It increases the interaction between different bloggers and forms connections.

4. The overall community spirit gets a boost, when one blogger nominates 5-11 new/ other blogs for the award.

5. They get to know more about each other through the questions asked or when you have to write down about your love of blogging, as per the requirement of some awards.

Cons;

1. Some bloggers find these awards time consuming and tedious. They don’t want to go to the trouble of drafting the whole blog posts.

2. The selection of nominees/ blogs to gift the award is sometimes too difficult, with a lot of them not acknowledging the gift, or refusing on the grounds that they don’t do awards or sometimes they are not even aware of the gift/nomination.

3. Since no criteria exists for these award gifting, people feel that this doesn’t signify any great honor to receive the award.

4. There are times when multiple types of awards are given to one blog simultaneously and that makes it difficult for the recipient to respond properly.

Conclusion;

If there was a fixed criteria for the awards and there was someone in the position to judge and give the awards, this could mean more to the recipient. But since WordPress is not going to perform this function, we have to go by our personal choices in giving, receiving and paying it forward regarding different awards.

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….. Why Should People Read Your Blog?

Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips has asked this question;

Why should People Read Your Blog…….

I was supposed to answer this question in the comments section of Rory’s post. But at the moment, I couldn’t come up with an appropriate answer.

So I went and looked through some of the comments my readers leave on my blog.

They have very kindly shared their thoughts on my posts and what I have come up with are these reasons:

1. I write with all my convictions and from my heart. That appeals to most of my readers. If a person is sincere and believes in what they are saying/ Writing, then that has more impact on others.

2. I have a variety of subjects on my blog. It’s not about one topic only. That makes for an interesting mix and people like to read that.

3. I write many times a day and that makes it easy for them to catch either one or all of my posts.

4. I write about my own life experiences and some readers can relate to that.

So these are a few reasons, why people read my blog.

Why do you?

Please share your thoughts and feedback in the comments.

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Marianne North – The painter of the world’s plants

A beautiful post and message by Efi of Efisoul63. Spread happiness and beauty.

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Αντί να προβάλλουμε την ασχήμια και τη διαφθορά δε θα ήταν καλύτερα να μαθαίνουμε για ανθρώπους που αγωνίστηκαν με όποιον τρόπο να αφήσουν κάτι στους επόμενους που να αξίζει????

Marianne North

Η ζωγράφος των φυτών του κόσμου

Το 1860, η Marianne North ερασιτέχνης κηπουρός και ζωγράφος, διέσχισε τον ωκεανό για την Αμερική, κουβαλώντας πινέλα, μπογιές, ένα καβαλέτο, και την αγάπη της για τα λουλούδια. Στη συνέχεια ταξίδεψε στη Τζαμάικα, στο Περού, στην Ιαπωνία, στην Ινδία και την Αυστραλία. Επισκέφτηκε όλες τις ηπείρους εκτός από την Ανταρκτική, ψάχνοντας νέα λουλούδια για να ζωγραφίσει. «Εντυπωσιάστηκα από την ποικιλία των θεμάτων που μπορούσα να ζωγραφίσω», έγραψε.

Rather than projecting ugliness and corruption, it would not be better to learn about people who fought in any way to leave something to the next to be worth ???? 

In 1860, Marianne North, an amateur gardener and painter, crossed the ocean to America, carrying…

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Blogging——-3 Good thing about my blog?

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QQ: What Are 3 Good Things About Your Blog?

Rory is always keen to know and today he has asked this question. What are three good things about your blog?

First of all, let me clarify that I write two types of posts on my blog.

1. The posts for which I created this blog. These are things about which I feel deeply and want to share my thoughts about them with my readers.

2. The daily and weekly prompts driven posts which sometimes carry my main theme and sometimes are quirky and spontaneous stories and poem. So although I get a lot of positive feedback on these too, I consider them my growing and improving post. This is how I am learning to write better.

So when I say what are the three good things about my blog, I am referring to the first type of posts.

I am not one of those who like to blow their own trumpet. And I honestly cannot say outright what are the three good things about my blog. So I am judging myself from the perspective of my readers. The comments I get on my posts have given me the idea the following are three reasons that people read my blog;

1. I write about a variety of subjects and try to write informed posts. So that whoever is reading, should get correct information.

2. I write on topics which are close to my heart and hence I convey a sincerity in my writing that appeals to the reader.

3. When I write about any issue which has a significant impact on our lives, it is from the point of view of a person who is equally affected by it. So it’s not in a sermonizing tone but in a let’s solve this problem together tone. This sharing makes it more real for the reader.

Written in answer to;

QQ: What are 3 good things about your blog?

By Rory, AKA Bloke

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Tale Weaver #218–Blogging April 11/2019

 

 

This week Michael has given us the prompt Blogging.

He says;

This week write about your blogging experiences.

What does blogging mean to you?

What for you are the highs and lows?

You can tell your story in a factual way or tell it as a story.

Go where the prompt leads you and have fun.

Please limit your responses to a maximum of 500 – 600 words

Link your tales using the linking tool below.

What does blogging means to me

The moment I start to blog, it seems to me

I have entered a world of beautiful landscapes

I read wonderful stories and tales of adventures

I get wisdom from the sages and quotes of philosophers

My imagination soars to the sky as I ponder on new ideas

I put my thoughts into words and stories and rhymes emerge

There comes a kind word or remark from a friend

Encouraging, building up my confidence and skill

It is my beautiful world of blogging!

Written in response to;

Tale Weaver #218–Blogging April 11/19

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Photo Challenge #258

Ciara The Painter @bodypaintqueen

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

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Tasha was a big fan of horror comedies. She took joy in watching the bizarre horror filled scenes which invoked her funny bone. So when the city wanted to put on something different for a event being organized for Halloween , she volunteered to be the main attraction of the event. She worked hard on achieving just the right effect and spent days perfecting it.

On the day of the event, she was delighted to hear the gasps of dis-belief and jittery laughter. It did looked like a human skeleton riding on a skeleton of a horse. In an interview, she explained that getting the bones of the horse were the most difficult part of the whole gig.

Written in response to;

photo Challenge #258

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