Number 26 blog

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The Number 26 blog 

The goal of the 26 is to capture the mundane. This blog is comprised of passages about passengers on the number 26 bus line. This is a fictional imaginary bus set in a very tangible world. The bus and the passengers that ride it exist nowhere, and yet, in a genuine sense, they live everywhere. They are us, and we are them, in so far as our own humanness connects us. This is the point of the blog, to capture what it means to be human.

I’ve always been inspired by the mundane, the simple, and the everyday heroes. So I wanted to create a blog that was built around celebrating the simple quotidian, the omnipresence, the ubiquitous (such ridiculous words) passengers on a bus. Although it’s become increasingly more fantastical and fictional as the stories have gone on. (now we have stuff like the number 26 steampunkish airship).

What the blog’s really about though are writers. I know what it’s like for a writer, particularly new ones, to be submitting their work to various places, and getting turned down without any feedback or constructive criticism. And it isn’t that the story is terrible per se, but that it just isn’t what they’re looking for- doesn’t fit their concept.

I liken this blog to a bathroom wall, covered in graffiti. People come and go and just sort of scribble their stories onto the walls. In this strange way, the content can always be moving, and the themes and styles always changing.

So, I love reading and editing peoples stories. And I always offer my most sincere commentary.  Thus far, the word counts of my comments, feedback, and edits have surpassed that of the actual stories themselves.

So the blog is still relatively new, and it’s still very small. And I hope it remains so, otherwise, as this is just a hobby, I wouldn’t have the time to give everyone the response they deserve when they post. I like the fact that the blog is something that doesn’t try to be found, but yet it still CAN BE found occasionally. It’s a tiny hole in the wall of the internet.

Shared by: Jacob Myers 

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Mel’s Cup Of Tea blog

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Mel`s cup of tea blog

Hi, I’m Mel. I have always enjoyed writing, but I have never really seen myself as a writer, until now.  This way of expression has always been an undercurrent in my life: madly writing short stories as a child, writing letters to loved ones far away, or to a boyfriend who has broken my heart, and then there were the long essays written during my time at university.

In stressful times, I have always put a pen to paper (or now, I open the notebook in my phone). I reflect, constantly. And I have found myself writing down these reflections. One day, I decided to turn a couple of ideas into something – one, a short story, and the other, a serious article. They didn’t really serve a purpose besides a personal accomplishment, but then it was suggested that I start a blog. So, I did.

My blog is my writing – things that come to mind and interest me, as well as pieces of previous writing. They cover many genres and don’t all fit nicely into one box. But that’s me. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy !

Who in The Hell is Tony Bologna

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Tony`s Bologna blog

So who in the Hell is Tony and what is this bologna he speaks about?

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls My name is Tony and welcome to the backstory of Tony`s bologna.

I’ve often struggled to put-a-finger-on what the theme truly is for my blog. I’m guessing a reader would probably know better than I, as I never really cared to set an agenda. I don’t know if I’m a satire blog, I don’t know if I’m a personal development blog, I don’t really know what I am, I just am. Not to come off as office-drone-discovering-yoga-for-the-first-time but I don’t really believe in boundaries or labels anyways, they’re all arbitrary and convenient for someone else.

Essentially the question is what do you write about? Well to be honest, I’m selfish, I only write about the things that are interesting to me. I write what I would want to read.

It could be personal development, it could comedy; my mind is always changing. So how has that translated? I often write about the random bullshit that I have floating in my mind. I guess I’m drawn to the doldrums of everyday life and try to find the comedy behind it. My most popular posts have been where I’m poking fun at everyday things like Gas Station coffee, or the stupid phrases people say. Whatever I write about, I try to blend honesty with satire and my goal truly is to entertain the reader. As someone who creates, each word you write paints a picture in someone else’s mind, I want my paintings to be memorable, funny and smile inducing.

They say misery loves company, and I believe I started this blog to escape a sense of misery and the (Unwelcome) company it provided. I had just moved home after failing at a job that I traveled across the country for and was feeling quite low. I just had a feeling  that I needed to do more with my life and I concluded that writing was the only avenue that I had 100% control over. So I started my blog with the thought, I don’t know how this will work out, but I certain I’ll be able to leverage this one day. Fortunately it worked out.  I been able to use my blog to get me paid gigs, meet new people and really take my life in another direction. I’m happy I started and I’m still stunned by the amount of people who reach out to me saying they like my work. I’m really thankful for gifts I have been given by God, and my readers who make me laugh and keep me going.

Being pointless blog

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By profession I am a full time Human Resource professional. I am a full-Time wife, daughter and sister. During the day I play various roles except for Myself. My blog Being pointless is a place and where I can be myself. The blog represents me, who I am, what is on my mind.
I basically write about the little things that I observe. Life values that inspire me. Traditions that annoy me. And I share my experience, asking the readers for their opinions and experiences. Usually the things I write, I get a feedback that people can relate to it easily. Its everyday its pointless.
I am into a lot of creative and artistic things. I do wall painting, DIY projects, event management, voracious reading, travelling, singing, dancing and writing. Job is for filling stomach but rest is for filling the soul. I love my blog and am proud of finally getting the courage to do my own blog.
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Gianna and Gemini blog

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My blog is about blogging, lifestyle, and writing. I write posts that express me and who I am as a person, but also that can be beneficial to my readers as well. In short, I write about what I love and what makes me happy.  I have only a small space on the Internet, but I want to touch lives and talk about topics that mean a lot to me.
The thing that inspired me to start my blog would be simply the fact that I’ve always wanted a blog, but I never thought it was something I could do.
And then one hot summer day, I finally was spontaneous and logged onto WordPress and created a blog. It might’ve been the craziest thing I’d ever done, but I have never regretted it for a minute. I’ve never been one of those extremely outgoing people, but blogging sets a fire inside of me that can’t be put out.

Shared by: Gianna

Write into life blog

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Write into Life blog 

“Write Into LifeRachel 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.

Shared by: Rachel McAlpine

Gehad`s journey blog

Gehad`s journey blog 

There is a phase in everyone’s life where anxiety pays us a visit. It is a heavy guest, but still the best guru. I have decided to write down my feelings and thoughts in order to get rid of these vibes and move forward.

I am a free spirit full speaking my mind without any fear nor judgments. Therefore, I have decided to set up my blog. Obviously, my mother tongue is not English, then this blog sounds a great thing to work on my writing skills.

I am preparing for IELTS, so wish me luck to excel this time. In the future, I would like to come back, read what I have written, and then laugh blissfully as my aims were not wishful thinking. 

Shared by: Gamal Gehad 

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.

Truly madly ordinary stories blog

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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 

Elleguyence blog

Elleguyence blog 

My blog is a creative writing blog that gears towards poetry and prose. I also use my platform to share blogging tips, how to gain readership, advice on writing, and other creative activities to engage with my readers.

Originally, I was inspired to start my blog because I wanted a place to put all my content that I had previously kept private. It was meant more for myself, and I sincerely thought that no one wanted to hear my stories anyway.

In my first six months, I gained 2,000 followers—and at that point, I knew that this was really something special. Building this blog meant sharing my thoughts with other WordPress readers, and hoping I could connect with them.

I think my reach has suggested that I really have made that connection, and I hope to continue to nurture it!