Blogging, Movie blogs

Silver screenings blog

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Silver Screenings blog

Silver Screenings blog 

I believe classic film is good for you, like expensive chocolate or a day at the spa. I write about old movies – some of ’em are classics, and some definitely are not.
I have a bad habit of commenting on films as I’m watching them.

My loved ones finally said, “You should blog about your astute observations instead of telling us.” However, they used a more colorful phrase than “astute observations”… and I’ve been blogging ever since.

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Blogging, Literature

This is Amaan Khan blog

ThisIsAmaanKhan is the name of my blog.

Hello. My name is Amaan Khan, and this is my portfolio website. Welcome to my humble little corner of the blogosphere. Herein you will find short (and maybe long) pieces of fiction, thoughtful ramblings from yours truly, and who knows what else when inspiration strikes. Currently, I am preparing to publish chapters of my upcoming novel, one post at a time.

What inspired me to start my blog was the insatiable passion for reading, writing, and storytelling. I find that when all else in life fails, I keep coming back to them. They never let down, they never stop helping, healing. They are my true calling, and I believe my blog is the way I express my undying love and gratitude for them.

If you like what you find, please do follow the blog. There are weekly updates without fail, a new post every Thursday. Thank you for reading and stopping by! Have a great and healthy day!

Blogging, Literature

Nicholas Rossis blog

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Nicholas Rossis blog

Nicholas C. Rossis blogs about all things books, with an emphasis on book marketing. It all started when he published his first book. As all authors, he was hoping for the world to swiftly recognize the brilliance of his work.
That first month, he sold eight copies, all to friends and relatives.
The next one, none.
He then tried some inspired book marketing, including posting on Facebook a rather pensive picture of him with a piece of paper saying, “please buy my book. It’s only $2.99.” Although that
particular post got over 1,000 likes, it generated not a single sale.
Coming from an Internet marketing background, Nicholas then realized he had to get serious with book marketing. Four years and fifteen books later, he has sold enough books to buy a jet, which he keeps in the top drawer of his desk. He shares every new trick he learns on his blog, believing you need to help a hundred people find success before you deserve your own. As he loves books and all things pertaining to them, he also blogs on a number of related topics, like writing tips, news from the world of publishing, and free stories.
You can find out more about Nicholas on http://www.nicholasrossis.me

Cultural blogs, Life, Literature, Spiritual

Becoming the muse blog

 

Becoming The Muse
Becoming the muse blog

My blog is Titled Becoming The Muse

Growing up I used to be fascinated conversations with my grandparents and my grandfather would tell stories of our ancestry on  a moonlit
sometimes they were outlandish tales of magic and folklore other times
simply recollections of the old days when history was made.
We don’t sit around fires anymore telling stories into the night and
we are slowly forgetting the beauty and magic in our past, my blog is
my journey into trying to capture the essence of where I am from and
the history happening around me while it is happening, and for the world to see Africa’s narrative from my perspective.
I am a storyteller in a digital world and these are my words.
Beaton

Blogging, Life, Self-development blogs

Dancing to the words blog

Dancing to the words blog 

This dance is about wanting to live fearlessly, with vulnerability
To value and celebrate who I am.
I imagine that my life’s journey might touch or inspire others,
as I at times feel touched when finding myself reflected in someone else’s words.

To nurture confidence in myself.
To dance with courage, ‘cœur‘, ‘corazón‘: Strength and power of my heart.
Allowing myself to be vulnerable and risk touching my inner beauty and creativity.
To stretch beyond my self defeating beliefs and reach for what seems impossible.
To create and share images of my inner journey.

Dancing to the words,
To nurture and feed my soul.

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

Art, Goodwill blogs, Human Rights Blogs, Life, Literature

Under 1000 Skies blog

Under 1000 Skies Blog

ABOUT
Under 1000 Skies Blog
Our blog under1000skies is about connecting homeless creatives to each other and to the world. We showcase daily M-F photos, artwork and/or poetry on the website, social media and in our daily email. We also have gallery shows about twice a year. About once a month, we interview and honor those who serve homeless creatives (“Spotlight Saturday”). Some statistics claim that over 90 percent of us are only 2 paychecks away from being homeless. We believe there is no “us” and “them;” only “us.” Connection keeps us strong. 

ORIGIN
This blog began on November 11, 2014 on my personal blog, Niki Flow after a conversation on Twitter with author Laurence O’Brien.
Niki Flow- It begins with me.
O’Brien shared an article by Christopher Taylor called “Social Cleansing of the Homeless.” This term “Social cleansing” was an unfamiliar one, and the article was horrifying. When I responded his tweet, O’Brien invited me to do something about it. I’m an agoraphobic with panic disorder. The irony of my situation was not lost on me, but I wanted to help. I was homeless for a short time. After two days, the pain levels from living and sleeping outside were ridiculous — and I was a teenager at the time. So this has always been something close to my heart. Some of my friends in cities around the country agreed to accept the artist packs my family and I put together to distribute in their area. Each pack includes a disposable camera, a warm scarf (for winter; baseball cap in summer) waterproof notebook, pens, lip balm, gum and a waterproof carry pouch. I have learned that our connection to each other is critical to healing our lives and to finding a way back. I believe creativity is where we meet the best, most unfiltered parts of ourselves which we rarely show the world in our daily lives. When we play and create together, we connect deeply and really *see* each other. That was my dream. What grew from that has been connection to some of the most beautiful people I have ever met. 

Art, Blogging, Literature, Photography blogs

Photo sociology blog

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Photo Sociology Blog 

Greetings,

I’m Richard and my blog is Photo sociology

I study photography with the Open College of the Arts, and we are required to start a blog in order that we can evidence our progress and development throughout the course, and as a means of submitting our assignments.

But that’s not where my journey with photography began.

Two years ago, I was on the brink of suicide due to overwhelming anxiety and paranoia. I was unable to go outside and couldn’t cope with life. A friend was very firm that something needed to change, so I ordered a camera. Very slowly and tentatively I started to go outdoors with a camera. Five minutes was more than enough to start with, but over a period of months this increased. I felt a level of safety having a camera in front of my face, and also that photography became my mindfulness practice. It never took my paranoia or anxiety away, but it helped me to cope with it.

I have progress so far since then, and on a good day I can even go up to strangers and ask them if I can take their photo. Photography has become a passion for me and this ignited my desire to study.

Although my studies are predominant on my blog, I try and use my studies to explore mental health, and especially eating disorders, along with other sociological themes.

Creative writing, poetry and essay writing are important to me and can also be found on my blog, along with a gallery of photos that are not related to my studies.

You are welcome to join me on my journey.

Submitted by: Richard Keys
Foundations in Photography

Blogging, Literature, Politics, Social Justice blogs

Alien Poems blog

Alien poems blog

Virtual friends blog 

We are group of bloggers/artists together writing in a blogging community and I am the admin of the community.

I too have a blog where I write haiku poems, freestyle poems and short stories. I write on social or political issues as well. I care about nature too.

I welcome everyone to have a wonderful reading.

 Let me introduce myself as an Alien Poet. I am an Engineer and a poet.  I started writing poems from very young age.

I would like to write not only poems but anything that attracts readers to my blog. I write to the taste of the readers rather writing myself.

I write from Poetry to Political satire, Short stories etc. I even have a community blog and being as admin of the blog. I host the blog with nearly 15 Authors for publishing and promoting their work.

I was writing in a notebook for many years and when I learn about blogging 6 years ago I started off a blog for publishing those works. And slowly learnt to write the situation and current happenings rather sticking to the old style of poetry.

I even tried self publishing and unfortunately it turned out to be not successful and I like to continue publishing through blog until I get a suitable publisher.

I welcome every blogger to promote on my Alien poems blog being an Author themselves. Thus they can ping back to their personal blog.

I too have a blog where I write haiku poems, freestyle poems and short stories. I write on social or political issues as well. I care about nature too : Virtual friends blog 

Blogging, Health, Literature, Women Blogs

Untangled blog

My blog is named Untangled

I write about mental health, and living with PTSD, with a bit of poetry sprinkled in along the way. I’m honest in my writing, and come from a place of hope and optimism. I’m passionate about continuing the conversation about mental health as we work together to try and end the stigma of living with a mental illness. 

Initially I began blogging because that was one of the ways to market a book. I had just written my memoir, and I heard blogging was a good avenue to reach more people. What started out as a marketing approach soon  became a fabulous avenue to connect with people from all over the world. Blogging has been a truly amazing experience. I`m grateful for the people who I’ve met and have yet to meet. Come and visit my blog!