Category: Literature

Elizabeth Gauffreau blog

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Elizabeth Gauffreau blog 

Elizabeth Gauffreau blog 

In 2016, I had just finished final revisions on a novel that I thought 
might actually be publishable (unlike the other two I had previously 
attempted). When I researched the current publishing landscape to get up 
to speed on what it would take to get the novel published, I encountered 
the phrase “building author platform.” Again and again and again. There 
was no escaping it. I needed an author’s website. “Elizabeth Gauffreau” 
includes the complete list of my previous publications in literary 
magazines, as well as links to stories and poems that are accessible 
online. The site also includes a blog, which, as it turns out, I greatly 
enjoy. The blog gives me a venue for randomly spouting off about all 
things writing without having to accost strangers in the street–and 
people respond! 

Shared by: Elizabeth Gauffreau 

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Words of dumb blog

The Words of Dumb
The words of dumb blog

The words of dumb blog

My blog basically deals with fictional and non-fictional micro tales. 
Nowadays everyone is too busy to read some long stories by any unknown teenage writer 
so I try to keep my stories short and cryptic. 
I have also planned to post some free verse poems and haikus. 
My stories always have a hidden remark embarked in their roots.
I have a long story to tell. There is a great reason that inspired me to write. 
I started this blog and used to write a story that inspired me to start writing but it didn’t get a good response 
so I abandoned that idea and deleted all those posts and started writing these short stories. 
Though I still have the affinity to start writing that story again on my blog  when  attain a good number of followers.

Shared by: Chinmay Yadav

History honey blog

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History honey blog

History honey blog 

” No harm’s done to history by making it something someone would want to read. ”

-David McCullough

The History Honey is a history, literature and travel blog that explores all things vintage, historical, mythical, or travel related in nature. I personally have a slight obsession with knowledge and learning, and have always been fascinated with the history of our world. I see the things that have happened in the past as the building blocks of our future and believe that it is important to preserve that legacy. I have also always had a love for writing as a way to express myself. An introvert by nature, writing always came more naturally to me than speaking when it came to all of the thoughts bouncing around in my head.I started this blog as way to share my knowledge and passion with others and start as new career path in my life. I also want to service those out there in need of assistance with their own history or travel based businesses, such as museums, magazine articles, or research projects. So if any of this sounds like it is up your alley, I would love to have you join me on my journey of self- discovery and learning, as I am going to some pretty cool places to learn some amazing things. 😉 

Submitted By : Sarah Nichole January

Roshni Ramanan blog

Roshni Ramanan blog 

I started this blog as a birthday gift to myself. I was inspired to blog, only to fight the fear of committing to publishing all that I write. I started out, with an intent to capture the unsaid and the abstract. It was key for me to become a versatile writer and branch out to incorporate a potluck mix of themes, genres and approaches to my posts. After a couple of years, I can fairly say that I’ve accomplished the goals that I envisioned at the outset. Yet, fighting my lack of willingness to post what I pen is certainly a work in progress. Today, my blog largely encases different styles of poetry but I’ve also dabbled in terribly tiny tales, listicles and prose pieces. Thank you for reading my story.

Shared by: Roshni Ramanan

Bookworm drinketh blog

The BookWorm Drinketh blog is about sharing my love of reading with others! 

This was quite the frightening endeavor for me as, even though I am in my 30s, I had been strictly against social media of any sort. It was definitely a small fish in a VERY, VERY large pond sort of scenario when I first started out! Even now I can’t believe that people actually wanted to read what I was writing! I’ve actually figured out things like adding videos, and how to use a # (tho my this was always just a pound symbol!). It’s definitely been a growing experience, and although I still put on my tin foil hat quite frequently, I feel that most of my readers and the blogs that I follow have come to find it endearing… I can only hope!

I decided that pairing my love of books with my love of alcohol, by finding specific drinks to pair with the book that I’m reading would be something fun to set me apart from the other Book Blogs out there… and give me an excuse to have a tipple now and again!! 

My blog has expanded from there to occasional celebrations of National Food and Drink Days, my Far Side Friday’s (where I share Gary Larson’s Far Side cartoons with everyone), and my Game On! Saturday’s where I review some strange and unusual (and every once in a while, triple A) Game titles, from tabletop and Card games, to Video Games!

What inspired you to start your blog or website?

My inspiration was my hope of getting into the world of Editing. I thought that this blog would call me to the attention of different Authors out there who could help me get my foot in the door. I didn’t realize how much fun I would have doing it! I’ve met so many wonderful people, and met some life long friends while blogging and I am always open to meeting other new and amazing people!

Shared by: Nicole Campbell

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The Bookworm Drinketh blog

 

Motivation environment blog

Motivation environment blog 

Question 1: what lead you to start blogging?

It might be funny to say this, but joblessness made me start blogging about 7 years ago. Since I was young, I liked writing, but didn’t have any direction, or know what to do, or where to start from. However, the internet changed my life after I acquired my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but didn’t have any job.

During that time, I always browsed the internet for the fun of it, till one day when a strong thought compelled me to type these words on Google: “how to make money by writing”. Every blogging-related experience I’ve had since that day has made me happy to have Google-searched that popular long-tail keyword, and follow up instructions with consistent action, persistence and patience.

Question 2: Has your motivation changed since starting?

Answer: Generally, it hasn’t. There have been ups and downs on my personal blogging platforms whenever I do freelance writing jobs, but my motivation for both self blogging and freelance blogging has always been quite high, even when I do both at the same time.

Question 3: What has the experience been like?

Answer: Challenging but rewarding ($$$); interesting, self-satisfying and entertaining. I earned my first $10 from a website I blogged on in January, 2012. Since then, I’ve written—and even edited—for quite a number of websites and clients. I got a regular job in May, 2012, and in less than 2 years, while I was doing the job, I started earning at least $1000 per month  from online freelance writing; at certain times it was much higher than that.

It’s exciting to earn that amount of money (which you might say is little) while living in a poverty-stricken and corrupt nation. Convert $1000 to Naira, and you won’t get anything less than 320,000 Naira. No Ph.D holder (and probably professor) in my country earns that amount of money as salary from the government or any university/academic institution.

Question 4: Have you learnt anything?

Answer: I’ve learnt a lot: more grammar, more punctuation, and more spelling; I’m still learning. Also, I’ve learnt how to work with time, be more positive, always expectant, organized, patient, and use good criticism to develop myself more.

Question 5: Has your writing style changed?

Answer: My initial writing style has changed a bit because the rules and diversity on the internet have compelled me to change it. I’ve observed that there is a way the internet works, and most people are adapting their raw talents to it in order to move in harmony with it and succeed to the greatest extent possible.

If what you’ve known from the onset isn’t in line with the internet, then you may have to change and adapt to its tune (one example is SEO) in order to succeed on its platform.

Question 6: Are you planning to write a novel or are you already published?

Answer: I’m planning to write books after I get a domain, publish a lot on articles on it, and start earning a good amount of money from it. Earnings from my site would make it easier for me to give up freelance blogging for clients, and concentrate on my own business.

Question 7: What advice would you give to a new blogger?

Answer: It all depends on what the new blogger wants to achieve in blogging. It’s unlikely we’ll have the same goals.

Does the new blogger want to blog consistently or inconsistently?

Does the new blogger want to blog for freelance purposes (clients), or for themselves?

Whatever the new blogger wants to do, he/she must have passion, be dedicated and disciplined as he/she “works within their own pace”. Remember: “work within your own pace”; don’t try to mimic other people’s work ethics.

However, I want to advice: if anyone wants to be a great blogger, then they must take the bull by the horn:

  • be hard-working

  • be consistent in writing/posting valuable content

  • criticize your work, always learn from good criticism, and be positive

  • reject bad criticism and negativity

  • always update your knowledge of words/use of grammar (there’s always something to learn)

  • always interact with your fellow bloggers on their blogs, especially if their blogs are related to your areas of  interest

  • be patient

  • etc.

Please share this article for the benefit of those whom you feel could be motivated by it.

Submitted by: Ihagh G. T.

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 

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.

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💫

Writer`s choice blog

My blog is entitled Writer’s Choice
I Share my thoughts on life through my writings, art and poetry. Some general Interesting facts can also be seen in on blog.
I have a deep desire and interest in writing poems and articles. Last year, in May 2017 I started off by using Blogger. I was using that for one whole year but it did not take off as expected. So, in May 2018 I decided to try out WordPress and that’s the best decision I made. My blog is diverse I post certain things which I am good at, which would help others to a certain extent.

Shared by: Priscilla Shamin