Welcome to my blog, The Creative Chronicles of Dave Stancliff – https://asitstands.blog/ – My House of Words features flash fiction, science fiction, fiction, poetry, and essays. I’m a retired newspaper editor and publisher who’s secret desire was to write fiction and poetry. I felt like a kid in a candy shop when I started this blog nearly three years ago. I was able to let my imagination soar like a bird with every word. Not only do I enjoy writing fiction and poetry, I love reading them.
By making contact with other fiction and poetry writers I’ve been able to expand my horizons and double my pleasure. This year I set a goal of writing something every day. So far, so good. My muse has been kind to me. I look forward to making new contacts and friends on this website.
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I started my blog in May 2016, whilst studying for my A levels, with the intention of creating a small space to share my thoughts with the world. I named it ‘My Mind Speaks Aloud’ because I was always known as ‘quiet’, despite the fact that my mind is always extremely loud. Creating this blog was a way of proving that I do have a voice and learning to believe in that voice. It taught me how to open up to others and understand and accept myself as a person.
Now, in my second year of studying English Literature with Creative Writing at university, my blog has become a timeline of my thoughts and progression into adulthood. I’ve struggled a lot with social anxiety over the past few years so my blog has been really important in my journey to grow my self-confidence.
On my blog you can find:
- Reviews on books, music and films
- Creative Writing (poetry, flash fiction, etc.)
- Deeper thoughts I have about the world and humanity
- Occasional ramblings about my life
My blog is primarily about living with chronic and mental illness, though I also share some posts about my blogging journey. I personally live with Bipolar Disorder and Familial Mediterranean Fever so many of my posts relate to living successfully with those conditions.
I have had about a dozen friends commit suicide and dozens more not get help because they were afraid to talk about mental illness. My hope by starting this blog was to hopefully help get more people talking about mental illness and seeking the help they need.
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My blog is a lifestyle and travel blog that delves into the day in the life of a twenty-something year old in today’s modern world. I talk a lot about mental health, how to approach different situations, as well as talk about other things that interest me, like books and music. When referring to someone in a story, I’ll use gender neutral pronouns.
I was inspired to create this blog because I’ve always had ideas in my head about things I wanted to talk about, but literally no one to talk about them with.
Originally my blog started out as a way for me to tie faith into my everyday life, like a Christian blog, but there was only so much I felt that I could do with it, before I got bored. So I rebranded and created A Dynamic Mentality a year later.
“Write Into Life — Rachel McAlpine on writing, blogging, and staying alive until we die”
I began this blog to document my personal “boot camp for the bonus years” in 2015. This eccentric boot camp triggered new ideas about life, blogging, and growing old, so I have carried on writing into life.
Last year I carried out a detailed survey of older bloggers and published the results in a series of blog posts. (The results amazed me and have triggered a new project.)
Now I write short articles about blogging, and very easy, friendly poems about ageing (because I’m 79 and it’s getting weird), and cute photographs that show what certain cats are thinking. At times I write about other things as well.
As a long-time professional writer, I care about the numerous ways that the act of writing brings health and joy and better thinking… not to the reader but to ourselves as writers. Writing has enriched my rather long life, and as a teacher and researcher I try to help others to access that same deep satisfaction and delight. Oh, and I do a lot of terrible drawings too.
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“In a country full of Instagrammers, I decided to be a Blogger.”
Hello, myself Sagar Samy – Media Blogger and Social Media Influencer from
Karachi, Pakistan. Being blogger and influencer, you need to be an all-rounder.
The journey of blogging started in 2015 when I thought to have such website
where I can share my views. So, I joined WordPress as a blogging platform for
My first blog was about Fashion – Fashion Pakistan Week (FPW) – then I shifted
towards entertainment, I started writing reviews about dramas/films and begun
sharing highlights of the events. Once I get enough recognition as Lifestyle
Blogger, then I started writing about tech and travelogues as well.
I read many national and international blogs, but particularly for film critics, I
followed Shafiq Ul Hasan Siddiqui’s blog. As he does excellent reviews about
films. So, I couldn’t stop myself taking inspiration from him.
I have also contributed my content to Dunya Blogs and Trending in Pakistan amongst others. That’s how my blogging career officially kicked off. I have earned money from
blogging, but due to lack of consistency and time management it is hard to post a
blog regularly; but still, I try my best to post quality content whenever I get time.