Blogging on animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts, and much more.
When I started blogging at ModBlog in January 2005, I wrote (and I will repeat it here, to prevent it from going down with, now in 2011, Blogsome):
Welcome, to read the diary as I write.
Like Anne Frank 63 years ago, I am starting something while unable to predict how the world around me will evolve.
I hope this will be a many-sided diary. I hope I will be able to write much on new discoveries on ancient cultures; new poems; new paintings; new scientific discoveries in medicine, the lives of birds, and much more.
However, political and economic power being in the hands where they are now, I fear that I will have to write much on “four more years” of war in Iraq and elsewhere; rich getting richer and poor getting poorer; torture in Guantanamo Bay and elsewhere; environmental destruction by corporations and governments.
Still, I hope that I will also be able to report on people fighting against these phenomena; for a better, more peaceful and just world.
In chaos theory , there is the “butterfly effect “: a butterfly in the Amazon rain forest, flapping its wings, usually does not cause a storm far away, felling mighty trees.
However, in some unusual circumstances, it does.
May there be favorable circumstances for bloggers and others speaking truth to power! “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”, as Muhammad Ali used to say.
My Blog is about Motivation and Indian vedic astrology.
My brother and my husband says that whatever you learn write that so those who need it get benefits from your learning.
Brian was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on a cold January day in 1965.
Clearly, the odds were already against him.
But he persevered, slugging through this and that, and he quickly learned at a very young age that some people can achieve greatness with dedication and hard work, some people are destined to awe the world with their ineptness and lack of admirable qualities, and most people are quite happy to simply plod along in the middle, leading pleasant but mundane lives where they occasionally find a stash of misplaced quarters under a sofa cushion and everybody gets to go out for ice cream.
Brian was not impressed with any of these options. He looked up from his paperwork at the Life Goals Development Center, and studied the applicants around him. Everyone else was quickly selecting one of the three avenues, shoving their completed forms at one of the bored administrative people, and then rushing out the door, because “Charlie’s Angels” was on TV in a few minutes and you couldn’t really miss THAT.
In frustration, Brian turned over his application, intent on writing a scathing missive to Whoever Was In Charge that he really didn’t appreciate the skimpy menu of opportunities, and he noticed a fourth career path, hastily scribbled in by someone with vision: “Some people feel compelled to study the world and people around them, and then stay up all night writing down their thoughts on the matter.”
Brian smiled, checked the box, and added his signature with a flourish. And so it began.
Submitted by: Brian
My blog title is I refuse to give up. They say “what’s in the name?”……I say everything.
This title is self explanatory. My blog is about spiritual journey through life lessons. I believe we are closest to our win just when we reach the toughest spot, so refuse to give up. Remember the Lowest points in your life come just before the beginning of your best phase.
This blog started on my toughest days , I had no clue what it will be like , while writing I realized my love for poetry and I am writing almost everyday since.
The purpose is to inspire and motivate the readers and also stay motivated.
I refuse to give up on hope …. I refuse to give up on myself ….come what may.
My blog link is www.irefusetogiveup.wordpress.com
Submitted by: Sakshi Gangwani
My blog is about a full-time student still making traveling possible. This blog is mostly me venturing, taking pictures, and then writing about my days abroad, travel tips, and-of course-local cuisines. I’ve seen a small part of the World, and am currently on an ongoing process to see the rest of it.
I started my blog to trace my footsteps, see where I’ve been and which destinations I’ve crossed my bucket list. However, along the journey, I have also discovered my love for writing and other amazing bloggers, which motivated me to keep posting!
Submitted by: Jessica
Grief is a journey, an ever changing and painful process. It can isolate you and make you feel more lonely than one could ever imagine. That’s where this blog comes in. It’s my way of giving grief a voice and writing about what it’s like to be a young widow with two teenagers.
More importantly, it’s about hope and coming back to life!
My blog is about keeping a balanced life in the midst of a chaotic world. We all experience some form of anxiety, depression, stress and panic attacks. They can be maintained and managed.
I wanted to share my stories, both positive and negative in hopes that people know they are not alone as I was. I want to be a sounding board, venting post etc to help others regain their strength.
I’m in the midst of opening an antique store to showcase my hobbies that I have done to help manage stress and anxiety.
Submitted by : Ava Disletti
My blog isn’t about one thing in particular. And to be honest, I’m not sure what it’s about, exactly. What I can say—and this is rather selfish—is that my blog is to help me improve as a writer. My goal, whether it takes months or years, is to create a novel that lasts. I will not attempt to publish something that I feel is not my best work, at the time. I want to publish work I am proud of; work I feel is important; and work that brings enjoyment to anyone who reads. I do, at times, write on education, as I am a teacher. And some of my stories are geared towards children.
Clients and readers of my work, have called my style, humorous, controversial, unique, clever, imaginative, fresh, classic in ways yet contemporary in others.
So, my blog is about connecting with writers, learning from them, receiving feedback, and using that feedback to grow every day.
It was the end of June, 2017, and I stumbled into my small apartment, exhausted yet relieved that school had ended and summer break would begin. Ah, summer break. One of the reasons I became an elementary educator—not the only reason, but a main one (I was in my early 20s, after all). But this summer was different: it was the first summer I would spend as a married individual. Normally, I would spend my summers reading, playing video games, going out—you know, being lazy. This particular summer, though, I had a much more important priority: to provide for my wife. I had no summer job, and no way of bringing in money to pay the necessary bills. Yes, exactly—not good!
Just a month before that summer began, my wife noticed a passion in me, that I did not see in myself. She saw in me, a love for reading, writing, and storytelling. What she did next, would change my life. She gave me a journal (one very special to her), and told me to pursue my dream. So, I did. And that same summer, I ended up ghostwriting for ten different clients, who all gave me incredible feedback, appreciated my writing style, and paid me very well. Thank—goodness!
I continued this trend, until my current pursuit of a Master’s degree took top priority. It was then, that both of my professors questioned why I don’t have a blog; and why I was not sharing my writing. They, along with my wife, encouraged me to begin this blog. It’s now been close to three weeks, and already, I am hooked (too hooked at times. Whoops!).
Submitted by: Ronald German
My Life, Written by Me
I have always found comfort in releasing my thoughts and experiences into the world. I started this blogging journey to share my struggles as a young mom, coping with anxiety, and finding healing in exercise and spirituality. I wanted to use my voice to share with the world that motherhood, life even, is imperfect and difficult, but there are healthy ways to find peace. It brings me joy and healing to share my story and it can also bring others to healing as well, the type that is found when you find someone who is in the thick of a struggle that sounds a lot like mine.
I hope that in facing my fears, in raising my precious babies, and finding my ever-changing path to health that I will inspire others to do the same.