family, Life, Mom Blogs, Parenting, Women Blogs

Healing Hands Farm blog

Healing Hands Farm Blog 

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.

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Blogging, Clean Energy blogs, Environmental blogs

Thumb Wind blog

Thumb Wind blog 

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.

Blogging

Dancing words blog

Dancing words blog 

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.

Blogging, Heritage blogs, Science

double genealogy the adoption witness blog

Double genealogy the adoption witness blog

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. 

Blogging, Literature, poetry

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.

Blogging, Literature

K E Garland blog

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K. E. Garland blog 

My blog is called K E Garland
 I host an inspirational blog that includes quotes, stories, and photos.
 Initially, I began my blog to sell my first book called, Kwoted ; however, it grew more to include personal essays and stories, and eventually, photos (taken by me). No matter what, each post is intended to inspire people to think differently about everyday occurrences. 

Submitted by: K. Garland 

Blogging, Life, Literature

Truly madly ordinary blog

Truly madly ordinary blog 

Truly Madly Ordinary Stories  from the heart.

My blog is about every day life adventure, most of all mine and it is supposed to show like the most Ordinary it can be extraordinary if you look at it with the right eyes. I started to blog because I always loved to write and I used to write but then I gave up for a while but now that I’m back I remembered how much I like it and how much it makes me feel good. Writing is therapeutic for me.

Submitted by: Ortensia 

Blogging, Literature, Career blogs

Murder in Common blog

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Murder in Common blog 

Murder in Common blog (MiC)) is about crime fiction books and their authors. Mainly, it features debut and mid-list writers, with the occasional personal post. MiC also includes links to my published Flash Fiction.

The blog started as a project for a University of Toronto social media program. My classmates were supportive of the idea and as I love crime fiction, it was a natural pairing.  Since then, I’ve joined Sisters in Crime, SinC Toronto, and was a panelist at Bouchercon – Toronto. All in all it’s been very rewarding.

Submitted by: June Lorraine Roberts

Blogging, Life, Literature, Philosophy blogs, Spiritual

Existential Tableau blog

Existential Tableau blog

My blog is mainly set up to promote my short novel – Existential Tableau – which is a lateral thinker’s approach to life. I am a fan of mixing the practical with the arcane; hopefully, my short novel conveys these two qualities well. I also share my thoughts on a variety of topics – there are links to my articles for the Korea Times on my blog. I am passionate about English teaching, so I share my perspective with the world. Who knows, maybe someone’s life will be positively influenced?

My philosophical musings inspired me to set up the blog. I was searching for the best way to publish my short novel – Reddit, Facebook, Twitter.. there was always something missing. Until I stumbled across WordPress. It’s a great site. I am going to reach 100 pages at one point.

Infinite Stairwell. Life is a constant thought process. 

Submitted by: Adam Borowski 

Blogging, Literature, Movie blogs, Photography blogs

Silva Chege blog

Silva Chege blog

Well, essentially I wanted my blog to represent a number of things:

1.Be a conduit for debates on contemporary issues.         
2.A means of connecting with fellow creatives                 
3.A library of all my shorts stories, film reviews and think pieces etc.                                 

 4.Finally, and most importantly, a form of self-expression. My mind is constantly overflowing with thoughts and ideas, and I felt that creating a blog was the best way of getting them all out before I exploded.