Blogging, Literature, Travel

Manja Mexi movie blog

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Manja Mexi Movie Blog 

My blog Manja Mexi Movie is already my third. I
started out four years ago without any plan or many expectations. It was obvious that I was getting a bit lonesome in the middle of rural Tuscany with amore who works long hours and the dog whom we call
bestia.

The last straw to do something like starting a blog came when I got upset because my family and friends back home in Slovenia, to whom I kept sending photos from around here, didn’t respond to my mails at all or rarely. Obviously I needed a larger audience if I was to get
any feedback.

I simply started to write and post photos, and looking back now I cannot believe how much personal information I shared willingly.
Sometimes it makes me cringe but not enough to delete anything. I leave both my previous blogs as they were, for anybody who might find them as well as for me to look back and reminisce.

When the first blog was full, I simply started another and then another. The accent is on photography with more or less entertaining or merely informative captions, but sometimes I also burst out writing
– always non-fiction, I cannot invent – most recently even poetry.
Sometimes I translate poetry or songs, since this is my profession.
Sometimes I post quotations.

My posts can be about present goings-on or a past trip to any of the little towns of Tuscany, to Rome or Slovenia where I return twice a
year. These are my playgrounds.

Oh, and every four months or so I post flash film reviews. There is Movie in my blog name after all.
And I’ve almost forgot: on Thursdays I and about 40 other enthusiasts worldwide post photos of doors. Welcome to join us or just come and
have a look if you like doors, and who doesn’t.

Everybody welcome, especially those who like their lives a bit quirky, a bit out of the way and fully unapologetic. And who don’t do it for the money.

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Art, Blogging, Life

John Jr`s blog

John Jr`s blog – Dreams and Miscellaneous  

My blog is a dream journal and miscellaneous blog that focuses on me sharing my dreams every day, and sometimes posting about random things like: movies, television shows, music, videos, news, books, art, software, online services, memories, daydreams, poetry, quotes, products, and more.

Back in the early MySpace and Facebook (Fakebook) days I did not like some of the limitations that services like that had and I wanted a more flexible and open service that anyone could read and comment on even if they did not have an account because I wanted my family and friends et cetera to be able to follow parts of my life shared online and be able to communicate with me, and so I tried various online services until I ended up on Windows Live Spaces.

No one I knew seemed interested in my blog at all so I ended up deleting all of my posts and then my blog became a dream journal because I wanted to improve my dream recall again to the levels that I had back when I was a kid, dreams are an important part of my life and are one of the reasons that I am still alive today, dreams may often be fictional but they often contain some things from our real lives so this allowed me to still share something from my life without having to worry about sharing too much personal stuff since they are just dreams, and because I dream almost every night so that would give me something to blog about each day.

Eventually I started to occasionally add and delete miscellaneous posts to go along with my dream posts, and later I moved my blog from Windows Live Spaces to WordPress.com when Microsoft cancelled Windows Live Spaces. 

Submitted by: John Jr. 

Blogging, Health, Life, Mental illness blogs

Bird flight blog

Bird flight blog 

I had a few specific purposes in creating bird flight blog:

Serve, in many ways, as an aid to my bipolar disorder recovery – I wanted to discipline myself to write on a regular basis, preferably as many week days of the year as possible. So often with bipolar disorder, energy, motivation, and concentration are issues. To be able to fulfill an assigned responsibility with regularity is great preparation for getting back to a normal life. I also wanted to expand my thinking beyond my illness. Way too often, mental illness becomes too much of a daily focus. I had many interests and loves before my illness consumed me. It was time to revisit them, and explore new ones, too. Reading other peoples’ blogs has also been so enriching and educational for me. I follow bloggers who write nature poetry, travel or culinary-related pieces, social and political pieces, and much more. I also very much enjoy their camaraderie.

Explore my creative side, and dabble in new styles of writing – Prior to starting this blog, writing was not really a major passion of mine. Sure, I wrote plenty of papers and essays at school and university. Many of my past jobs required a lot of writing, too, especially my most recent one. But all of that writing was communications, sales and marketing-type writing. I was good at it, but it sure got boring after a while! I wanted to write stories, reflections, poetic pieces, and articles on completely different things. I’ve written portions of a potential memoir, researched topics of interest to me, had a little fun, reminisced, and looked hard and deep at who I was, am now, and who I’d like to be in the future. Never before had I expressed such passion, emotion, and love in writing.

Share my bipolar disorder experience with others and help to fight stigma – I’ve spent plenty of time at in-person and online bipolar forums, supporting others and receiving wonderful support. I still do, but there are many people out there that are unfamiliar with or have skewed understanding of bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other mental health issues. I have readers of my blog without mental health issues. That makes me so happy! I also appreciate my readers who have shared their stories and comments.

Halfway through last year, I set a goal of publishing at least 200 posts. I’m happy to say that I exceeded 230 in 12 months! That’s enough writing to fill a book, and is the equivalent of almost one post per work day. I can’t believe it! Of these posts, about 50% include some reference to mental health, but the rest are about other topics completely. Looking back at my very first post The very beginning… I achieved what I set out to do. I am tickled pink!

I am looking forward to reading and writing posts throughout 2018. I’m not entirely sure what direction(s) I’ll take, but I think that’s OK. As time passes, this will be clearer to me.

Thank you all so much!

updownflight

Blogging, Food, Life, Self-development blogs, Travel, Women Blogs

Hey Elsa Le blog

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Hey Elsa Le blog 

heyelsale is my creative playground where I expose my thoughts, insights and feelings. It is an authentic expression of what life means to me. My main topics revolve between self-growth, travelling and, certainly, food.

I love to write and take photos, so a blog was the perfect solution. Since high school, I accumulated many blogs from Tumblr, Blogspot to WordPress. It was always a way to be creative and to push me to be more healthier, to get out of my comfort zone, etc. 

Submitted by: Elsa 
Blogging, Life, Literature

Beetley Pete blog

Beetley Pete blog

Beetley Pete blog

In 2012, I moved away from the hustle and bustle of London, to a peaceful retirement in a small country village. One of my friends suggested I start a blog, to record the experience of that huge change in my life.
What began as a tentative journal soon developed into so much more. Recollections of my previous jobs, music nostalgia, film reviews, and memories of my youth in London. Then I got a dog, and began to add stories of daily walks with him. Encountering local wildlife, enduring often awful weather, and meeting other dog walkers on a daily basis.
I later added fictional short stories, some of which were subsequently published in a magazine, and on other websites.

Blogging went from an idea to a way of life within a few years, and I am now part of a great community, lucky to have many loyal followers who have become good friends too. I now try to help new bloggers too, by adding posts about blogging do’s and don’ts, help and advice, and suggestions to inspire them.
It is a great way to combine self-expression with meeting a diverse group of people from all over the world.

Animals blog, Blogging, Life

A guy called bloke and K9 Doodlepip blog

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A guy called bloke and K9 Doodlepip blog

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

It is about my journey through life, and that of my dog Scrappy Doodlepip, and as l say to everyone, we each have a story to tell. So l try to tell mine in the most eclectic and entertaining fashion that l can.

What inspired you to start your blog or website?


In truth – l don’t really know. It’s strange l ask people this very same question all the time on my own interview series and everyone has a different reason for doing so, and yet l ask myself the same question and all l come back with is … why not? Not the most inspiring of answers l admit at my own concession – but l just love to write and it was literally a case of thinking, if everyone else can do it, surely l can too?

Submitted by: Rory Matier