Blogging, Literature, Music

Words and music blog

Words and Music blog 

When I started this blog I was just trying to share the contents of my lectures. I am teaching a course called “Words & Music” at the University of the Third Age of my small Italian town, with the aim of letting people enjoy a little English in a cheerful way. The blog was intended as a way to reach those who had been unable to attend the course: you know, we are still young, but only at heart!
Then I began to enjoy it … and here I am!

Shared by: Luisa Zambrotta 

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Blogging, Literature, Politics, Spiritual, Travel

Blogging with Bojana blog

Blogging with Bojana blog

LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF:  My name is Bojana and I’m running a blog called Bojana’s Coffee and Confessions to go.

I am a teacher, a writer, a workaholic, a perfectionist, a skeptic, a realist with dreams, an art lover, a travel freak, a tennis fan, a coffee junkie, a carnivore, an environmentalist, a political being, a good person, a bitch, a neurotic, a soul searcher, a careful daughter, a caring daughter, a missing sister, a part-time wife, a part-time friend, and a full-time mom. I am a citizen of the world (who happens to be the citizen of Serbia), once a permanent resident of Canada, now a German permanent residence permit holder, a legal alien in all three.

WHAT AM I DOING HERE? To answer this question, I have to go back a year and a half ago when my blogging adventure started. I remember I couldn’t sleep, being suddenly flooded with dozens of thoughts, a rush of emotions and an unstoppable urge to get out of bed, and start to write. Back then, I wasn’t even sure what about. Last time I had written something had been 20 years before, and I knew how liberating it had felt. As time went by, I stopped. I was constantly pressed for time since I began studying and then working and I simply forgot, not how to write but to write in the first place. 

Anyway, I decided to play it by ear. I believed it was a mental breakthrough, a sudden insight, an epiphany. On the other hand, I was aware of the fact those undefined perplexing thoughts which came rushing to my mind were also a result of inner turmoil, disturbance, confusion, sadness, rage, anxiety and restlessness I’d been feeling. My writing actually started as a self-healing attempt, a process of recovery, a journey I was determined to embark on in hopes of getting out of my mess. As a result, my early posts were designed as an attempt to get to the root of my obnoxious mood swings and stress. I would often refer to it as soul-searching, reconciliation and finding peace I had been longing for.

DID I LET THE GENIE OUT? I most definitely did and by doing so I found a whole lot more than I had bargained for. As my readership was growing, and I was discovering new interesting topics, my posts began to undergo a change. Besides, I made friends with some gorgeous people who helped me heal by, among other things, reaching out and asking me to open up. Consequently, I started writing about growing up amidst the crisis, war and challenging post-war years in Yugoslavia where I grew up, which has with time evolved into a series of bitter sweet posts I’m exceptionally proud of.

In the meantime, I started successfully writing engaging poetry and short stories. At the moment, I’m working on a number of posts with a fellow blogger I think the world of, namely a satire about the rise of nationalism and other bad isms worldwide. You can find the first installment on my site already. 

If you want to find out more, you’ll have to visit my blog. What you need to know for now is I can’t take bullshit and speaking straight from the shoulder, however painful and shocking, is something I’m rather good at. I have frequently been called a fierce and uncompromising writer who doesn’t want to look away and a force to be reckoned with. I love stream of consciousness, sarcasm, criticizing sentimentality and society, and using both formal and informal language in a single piece of writing. When I don’t bitch about injustice and exploitation, I’m still trying to figure out how to cope the best way I can.

Blogging, Literature, poetry

Pink Peeli blog

Pink Peeli blog 

I am a Doctor who loves writing and who is in love with words.. I enjoy each time I write something and it makes me feel myself. I just love to write everything which my heart pours out and it includes my imagination, dreams, feelings, hope, love, and lot more.. I was someone who started writing at the age of 10 probably.. Nothing much; but all what I felt like to put in words. And it’s been just 5 months that I started blogging.. And what made me start a blog is that I wanted a home or nest where all my poems and thoughts can live together happily and they will be able to enjoy the writings of more wonderful people.. When I started, I never knew how it would be.. But really speaking.. It’s been amazing💖. The support from my WordPress community is immense and I enjoy reading beautiful people here.. The likes and comments makes me so happy that people are there to enjoy the little things which I love..❤
Everyone who loves to read are warm welcome to my world of words💫

Blogging, Literature, Randomness, Self-development blogs

The nerdy lion blog

The Nerdy Lion blog was created to foster change, it doesn’t necessarily have a singular purpose like other blogs as mine tackles anxiety, writing, blogging and a plethora of other topics. My blog is about shattering the status quo and breaking down stereotypes and other pre-existing paradigms in society. The Nerdy Lion is a symbol of that, because a Lion is viewed as courageous and the king of his/her domain. Meanwhile, a nerd is the antithesis to that, socially awkward and shunned. I believe anyone can be a Lion, regardless of how you look or how society pegs you and there is something powerful in that realization. I want people who read my blog to find their inner Lion and become the best version of themselves. And rule the jungle while they are at it.

 As with most, I am a writer on the brink of becoming the next big thing (funny joke right?) I started this blog because, I love writing. It is my one true passion and this blog allows me to fulfill that fire burning inside. Blogging was also a way to validate my writing and help me to establish that I was a competent writer in the first place. There is also the small potential that maybe someone who can get my books published will stumble onto my website and make all of my dreams come true. So, there’s that. Aside from me, I was inspired to create my blog, because I wanted to help people. I have had many tragedies in my life that I have had to endure and successfully conquered. Because of that, I felt as though I should help others with their problems,  even if it is through the awkward lenses of my life. You never know who you could potentially help or touch through the simple act of writing words. So, I do it the best I can the nerdiest way possible. 

Blogging, Life, Randomness

The dust season blog

The Dust Season blog 

Put on the spot, I couldn’t for the life of me tell you what I blog about…except to say, whatever takes my fancy. I expound on what life throws me, what hairpin curves I finesse and what nosedives my plans take. 

It is a tale of victories and sorrows, wrapped in a suburban bow.

There might be cupcakes or dragons on any given day. And some days, both.

Or neither.

Which rhymes with EE-thor or Eye-thor, depending on my mood.

Some days it rains.

Other days, I’m out in the garden and can’t be bothered to show up.

Generally, silliness rules.

Blogging, Literature, Women Blogs

Barbara Rath blog

Barbara Rath Blog 

I’ve always wanted to write, but told myself I was too busy. Really though, I was afraid to share my stories publicly. In 2013, at the Massachusetts Conference for Women, I confronted that fear. I came home determined to write two blog post per week for 52 weeks. My hope was that by finding my courage to write I’d find my voice and follow what had been my lifelong dream. Now, five years later, several of my short stories have been published, and I’m revising my first novel. Perhaps someday that will be published too!

Here is my post about how I battled back my fears with this post about finding the Courage to Write – Read here the whole story !

Shared by: Barbara Rath 

Blogging, Life, Mental illness blogs, poetry, Self-development blogs

Objects and the distance between them blog

Objects, and the Distance Between Them Blog

Objects, and the Distance Between Them Blog 

I write daily poetry and other creative writing, speaking to whatever is currently occurring in my life or happens to be in the forefront of my mind. This ends up encompassing a wide range of topics but I primarily write about relationships, love, mental health, time, light, and energy. I write as a creative outlet as well as to express myself and connect with others.
When I started my blog, most of my writing dealt with an ongoing divorce and my personal mental health struggles. It has since evolved, and though these topics still surface from time to time, they are no longer central.
I have also worked with several relationships defined as muses. I had never really worked with a muse relationship before and neither had any of them – it was a new experience and brought about some very inspired writing. I have since, inevitably it seems, fallen deeply in love with one particular muse, Blackbird, whom a majority of my writing either is about or to.
I found myself in a place of great darkness at the beginning of 2018, and realized that I needed to speak or my words would swallow me alive. I began posting with no real goal, other than to share my story and release the built up writing. I began this journey with the (rather foolish) intent of remaining distant and anonymous, but have since come to love this community, finding new meaning in the relationships I have built and the perspectives I have gained. I am slowly working to open myself up, and feel I have gained a family of sorts in those I have come to love here. I am inspired every day by the stories and poetry others share, the experience I encounter in my life, and those who I share this journey with.

Blogging, Health, Life, Literature

Before Sundown blog

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Before Sundown blog 

Remember what made you smile – Before Sundown Blog 

After years working in healthcare, I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a full time writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog’s beginning in 2014, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful, and appreciative of dedicated worldwide followers who like, comment, share and tweet posts.

I started the blog to connect with other bloggers, and in a way to learn more about writing. I also wanted to support other bloggers, friends and family by writing blog posts about them, their books, interests, professions and travels.

The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from bloggers all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made you smile Before SundownWhat better way then to offer breathtaking sunsets or sunrises? A monthly featured sunset continues.

Book excerpts can be found as permanent pages on the blog’s menu section. I’m writing Sunset Inna fiction book based on real events and people, and made up events and people. My favorite made up person is Eric Herrmann, a Jewish medical doctor, who is the main character Elizabeth’s “beau.” He’s the biggest help in Elizabeth’s search to uncover her famous real grandfather’s secret life in Germany, the theme of the book. Just so you know, Elizabeth is the real me. With all the grandfather research and historical parts, the story just needed a sparked up nurse/doctor romance.

Fun Facts About Me

I’m old as dirt, born in the late 1930s, and plan to live beyond the 100-year mark.

I love whimsy and humor, something I try to interject into blog posts and writing.  

I modeled for an Illustrator Photographer as a teenager, and was featured on east coast billboards; Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort. I had jet-black hair and violet eyes, just like Elizabeth Taylor.

I published poetry years ago, and that led me to write “free rein for the brain” fiction.  

I attended the same university as my sons, and at the same time. I also knew their girlfriends there (now wives). I was an honorary Frat Mom, and a designated driver.

I lived in Italy, Greece and Japan (5 years in each country). The highlight, traveling and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and ski slopes in France, Austria and Switzerland.

I was a tech challenged blogger at the beginning in 2014, and I “learned by fire” how to put the WordPress site together and keep it “blazing” with published posts, and The Sunrise and Sunset Photo Gallery 

Shared by: Christine Elizabeth Robinson
Writer/Copyeditor

Blogging, Spiritual

Ray of light blog

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Ray of light blog 

I am an energy healing practitioner.

It just occurred to me one day to start the Ray of light blog  to let people know what I am now doing & my services as well as to share insights, musings, inspirations & to reach out to others who may be interested in what I do.

I am now responding to a shamanic calling & offering healing sessions (physical & distant) in alignment with the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, which is an ancient Peruvian Healing Tradition. 

Blogging, Literature, Photography blogs, Uncategorized

Typewriter girl blog

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Typewriter Girl Blog 

My blog is called Typewriter Girl.
When I was little, I had a typewriter and, having an active imagination, I would type stories of adventures and escape. I must have typed hundreds of stories. Many years later, and being older, I had a desire to capture what was happening in my life instead of just collecting photos in my mobile phone gallery, never to be looked at again. And so,  I returned to typing, this time on a laptop, to start my personal blog.
  My blog is about sharing little snippets of my life and about the things I love and which inspire me. From places I visit, to my beloved dog Boris, to the beauty in nature I see around me, I share my thoughts and photographs  on my blog and hope that in some small way they might inspire others too.

Submitted by: Paula Green