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.
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.
My blog “What Define’s Me ? ” is a personal tale of my struggles and triumphs. Of a mom who has had her share of battles ranging from cervical cancer to being the victim of domestic violence. I started my blog three years ago in hopes to have a voice. Being a submissive wife for many years left me without one. I was unable to verbally stand up for myself. I made a promise to never reread or correct my thoughts. To never question whose feelings I may hurt but to simple get my own feelings out. To let myself know it was okay to speak up and to defend myself. I share of my new found love and how it has uplifted me in many ways! I share of our journey’s and adventures. I sometimes share of my cooking experiences as that is what I am skilled at.
Shared by: Danielle Bronson
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.
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.
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
Being a foster/adoptive mom for seven years has brought with it many successes but also many challenges. I learned at a young age to try my best to find humor in life’s struggles in order to survive.
With a family of seven and children who all have their own very strong personalities, life gives me endless material to work with and laugh about.
I share my stories in the hopes that there are others out there that can relate to our family’s struggles and find humor in their own.
Thumb Wind started as a result of the start of wind energy development in the Thumb region. Wind farm developers were signing up and locking in lease rights to just about every square inch of Michigan’s Upper Thumb and we were concerned. We feared we would see looming 20 story wind turbines everywhere including offshore. Many of my initial posts were stories about wind development. The most popular area is our wind farm map which provides detailed information on every wind farm project in Michigan.
However, I was encouraged to expand the scope of Thumbwind and soon I was covering other local events and capturing unique places, sites and things to do in Michigan’s Upper Thumb. Readers responded positively to posts about the Cheeseburger Festival in Caseville and padding to Turnip Rock so I kept going. Today there are over 300 posts dealing with topics like art galleries near Port Austin to the wild and crazy history of the Michigan Upper Thumb region. One topic in particular, the Ora Labora colony that existed from 1862-1867 received so much attention that I created a site dedicated to its study with ora-labora.org.
I hope to expand coverage in the future to include all of Michigan’s Saginaw Bay. I’ve been looking for contributors to expand our cope to include such great towns as Tawas and Au Gres.
What motivated me to write is simply the tag line of my blog . ” When my heart is full I reach to my pen to pour out. That’s my way to empty myself . And I believe to it’s very much needed to create space for new things in life. My writing are just a reflection of everything I see and experience in my life and in people around me. For a long time, I kept the writings to myself . What motivated me to start the blog was simply a demotivating and dull phase in my career ( academics) , as I am still a student . And I felt the need of something to start something new in life.
I never intended to write a book, or blog. I wrote a book, and now, I blog, in order to sell the book, so said my publisher. I wrote the book because mine is a skeptical family, who will scorn me out if proven to have offered an uninformed conclusion. If I don’t sell a book, I feel anyway, that I met my mission.
My mission seemed simple; to find my grandfather’s birth document and identify his mother’s heritage from mid-19th century Scotland, and then to inform my family. First half done; second, to roll out this week. The effort, though, revealed that his birth was illegitimate, and he was adopted outside his biological family. Same for his non-related cousin. Such posed huge problems for moving forward. I was able to propose eight parents to cover the two adoptees. However, typical of their time, there existed no documents of adoption, and story-telling had to substitute for DNA certainty, over parent selection.
How to present the tons of “proof” data, from a five year research effort? Write, cite and caveat. Then to throw it up to the cloud so my worldwide family could capture, and others could cannibalize? Or, copyright. So now, the researcher who is not a writer, is stuck with a book and a blog. OK, I admit, it is fun.