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Happy Thanksgiving – List of Favorite Blogs

Hello Everyone,

This has been a strange year for all of us, and as some of us celebrate thanksgiving a little differently this year to keep our loved ones safe, I would like to send my sincere thanks to each and everyone of you in my blogging community who have been a part of my journey. A few months ago I had requested you to submit your favorite blog (s), and on this special occasion of gratitude I would like to share that list along with some of my personal favorites. This is not the entire list of the blogs I love, just a snapshot, you can view my recommendations category for previous lists and stay tuned for more in the future. They are listed in the order they came in comments, I have listed the favorite blog and the nominators, they will be followed by my personal favorites.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Do show your support and go visit these wonderful blogs. Sending you all best wishes of the season, good health and love!

Fav Blog: Bereavement single parent dad
In Carol’s words: ” I do want to nominate Gary over at beareaved and single parent. Gary’s blog is interesting, often humorous, and always a joy to visit.

Check it out here: https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/64408109/posts/2909177518

Nominator: Carol Hopkins
“I write on several subjects and share photographs of places I’ve been, lately I have shared photos family members have been of places I’d like to visit but haven’t as yet. Here’s a link to mine:

https://chopkins2x3.wordpress.com/2020/09/12/serenity-sunday-beauty-of-nature/

Fav Blogs: The following blogs were nominated by Manoj and the following nominations are in his words:

1. Firstly, I want to nominate Pooja from Kenya. Her blog name is ‘Lifesfinewhine’. She writes amazing blogs on blogging, lifestyle, beauty, mental health, food, etc. The best thing about her is that she writes honestly and it can be seen in her blogs.
It is her blog https://lifesfinewhine.com/

2. Secondly, I want to nominate Ana Silva from Portugal. Her blog name is ‘It Takes Courage… And lots of Chocolate’. She writes beautiful poems. I like her poems very much.
It is her blog https://https://ittakescourageandlotsofchocolate.wordpress.com/

3. Next, I want to nominate Anjali Khanal from Nepal. Her blog name is ‘AnjaliUtters’. She writes thought-provoking articles. She also writes on traveling. It is her blog https://anjaliutters.wordpress.com/

4. Lastly, I want to nominate Kriti from India. She writes inspirational blogs. She also writes on lifestyle, beauty, etc. It is her blog https://wonderblogz.blog/

Nominator: Manoj Mehra
I’m Manoj Mehra. I’m from India. My blog is ‘Believe Strong’. I write about life, people, emotions, relationships, women, issues, and blogging. My blog is https://believestrong.wordpress.com/

Fav Blog: The following blog was nominated by Vani and here is the nomination in her words:
I want to nominate Anjali di from “Anjali utters”
Her blog link https://anjaliutters.wordpress.com
She is the sweetest person I have met here, I never had a big sister but interacting with her make me feel like I have one, she is also an excellent writer , she writes about all the hard hitting topics in such a simple and realistic way that the message of the content reach directly to one’s heart .

Nominator: Vani
My blog “Heart talk with vani”
I love to write stories about different topics, I recently shared some of my artwork too !!!!
My blog link https://hearttalk141541397.wordpress.com

Fav Blogs: The following blogs are nominated by Poorva and here are the nominations in her own words:
I want to nominate these blogs….

Soni’s thoughts: https://sonibindaas571181659.wordpress.com/
Soni is a lovely blogger and a talented artist also. She is a lifestyle blogger and loves art.

SaaniaSparkle: https://saania2806.wordpress.com/
Saania is a 16 years old girl, who writes about life’s philosophy. I also did a small interview with her, you can check out here:
http://atlaswebdesigns.design.blog/2020/09/29/interview-meet-philosophy-blogger-saaniasparkle/

Recuperation: https://backtosquareones.wordpress.com/
A blog filled with beautiful poems. You’ll really feel light after reading this blog’s poems.

Image Earth Travel: https://backtosquareones.wordpress.com/
A very inspiring and lovely woman Nilla Palmer’s travel and photography blog. I did an interview with her too. You can check out: http://atlaswebdesigns.design.blog/2020/09/24/interview-meet-travel-photography-blogger-nilla-palmer/

Lessons Learnt: https://inspirechief.com/
I really learn a lot from this blog. He supports my blog too and his words really inspire and makes the mind fresh and happy.

Nominator: Poorwa
I’m a lifestyle blogger and write about anything I like.
My blog’s link: https://atlaswebdesigns.design.blog/

Alright that wraps up the nominations, Here are a list of personal favorites, some old and some new in no particular order:

Photography Blog: The Diary of a retiree https://retireediary.wordpress.com/

Photography Blog: Paul Militaru https://photopaulm.com/

Photography Blog: Cindy Knoke https://cindyknoke.com/

Poetry Blog: John Coyote https://johncoyote.wordpress.com/

Poetry and Music Blog: Syl65’s Blog https://syl65.wordpress.com/

Poetry and Lifestyle Blog: Share your Light https://erikakind.me/

Poetry and Lifestyle Blog: Infinite Living https://pragalbhadoshi.wordpress.com/

Poetry Blog: House of Heart https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/

Poetry Blog: Words of An Average White Male https://davidguerrieriwrites.com/

Poetry and Lifestyle Blog: Writing to Freedom https://writingtofreedom.com/

Poetry and Short Stories Blog: To My Recollection https://smsaves.wordpress.com/

Poetry Blog: Poet’s Corner https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/

Poetry and Lifestyle Blog: Emotional Musings
https://emotionalmusings.com/

Poetry and Lifestyle Blog: Bliss and Kiss
https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/


Nominate your fav blog – Deadline Extended to October 31

Hello Everyone,

Nominations are now extended to October 31, 2020. Hurry and nominate your fav blogger/bloggers! Read more in my original post and please nominate in that post via this link. Please note comments will be closed on this post!

 

 


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Unfolding

The day unfolded,

quietly,

as your mind drifted,

full of distractions.

A blatant contrast

to the serene light that fell on you,

as you laid out your thoughts

bare,

open like the skies,

infinite with possibilities,

of going anywhere…

but as the light faded into darkness

and the night sang the soft lullaby

you drifted again

to the beginning

or was it the end

in the circle of life.

 

poetry copyright neha 2020/ free image from pexels


Nominate your fav blog!

Hello Everyone,

 

In case you missed it, I will be doing another round of my fav blog post in appreciation of all of you. You can find the rules on this post. Please share as many blogs that you may like…comments will be closed on this post. Please put your favs in the original post and share the word!

 

Thank you and happy weekend!

 

Neha

 

image from pexels credit goes to original artist


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Rain

You did not know

where to begin

as you stood on the edge of your thoughts

trying to find sense

in the nonsensical rhymes

of the rain

pouring outside your window

tapping on the cold pebbles

of your heart

displacing  logic

a tad bit to the left

of what you felt was right…

you did not know.

poetry and image copyright neha 2020


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Best Blogging Tips – Shared by Bloggers!

Hello Everyone,

A little while ago I had done a post asking you all to share your best blogging tips…it was back in March before Covid 19 frenzy started and I realized I hadn’t done a post with all the wonderful tips shared by fellow bloggers… Remember take everything with a grain of salt, these are just a few tips that have worked for us, use what applies to you and if it doesn’t that’s okay too! The most important thing as cliched as it may be is ” you do you” so without further delay here they are in the order I got them starting with my own haha! Continue sharing more in comments let’s be interactive with this post and share some positive energy with each other!

 

Personally, I feel authenticity in connecting with fellow bloggers has really helped me grow. Reading the works of others and leaving a thoughtful comment goes a long way and makes the writer/photographer want to engage with your blog instead of simply stating ” Check out my blog” without any other comment. It is actually one of things that can turn someone off towards you, as it may come across as you having no interest in that person’s blog apart from marketing your own and that does not allow for an authentic connection. We all want our works to be read but we need to put an effort to connect and genuinely read someone else’s work instead of using it as a promotional tool…promotion will happen organically if the connection is made.

– Neha, forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com

 

When it comes to blogging or sharing one’s writing, we’re donning vulnerability. I’d say these three things:

1. Find your niche. (This is to also say, “Know your audience.)

2. Be authentic. If this is what you want, be ready to share yourself, your true self. Your readers, if they’re anything like me, want to connect with you. They want to relate in some way to/with what you share.

3. Read others and connect with them.

•Bonus: Have fun. Always have fun.

These things have worked for me. This is my thirteenth year on WordPress and I’ve had several blogs on here, I’ve settled on my current one. Good luck new bloggers!

– Tre, https://acorneredgurl.com/

 

Keep it short, or at least as succinct as possible.

– Carol, https://chopkins2x3.wordpress.com/

 

I can’t tell you how much reading the works of others has helped my writings and given me wonderful seeds of inspiration for my own poems. I have also found that writing comments has given me great seeds of inspiration from my own comments – How Cool Is That!!!

– Chuck (The Reluctant Poet), https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/

 

I’d say:

– Stay true to yourself
– Write from within
– Interact with others, go and find your tribe
– Be ready to disagree
– Share the love!

– Marie, https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/

 

Relax and enjoy the process of blogging.

Check your sentence structure and spelling to be sure it is readable.

Don’t worry about follower count, your audience will build as you consistently write.

– Rebecca, https://becswindmill.wordpress.com/

 

I don’t have a huge number of followers and the next few sentences will probably explain why. 1. If you are an unphotogenic old f*** like me trade your gravatar for a picture of a beautiful swan, or something. Make pictures – lots of pretty pictures and keep the written content short and relevant (like I do THAT!). Try to make your readers happy, but avoid attempting to become an ‘Influencer’ – it may happen, but there’s an awful lot already out there. Only follow blogs that genuinely interest you, so you can make your responses meaningful. I think that’s all I have to add…

– Frederick, https://frederick-anderson-stories.org/

 

I like your point that our fellow writer can help us to improve our blogging skills. Because every writer has its own blogging journey and its great to share your experiences to make it more interesting and knowledgeable. Less follower is much better then buying fake followers. If we keep up the good work it will surly make a good return.

– Dirk Voltz (website not public or I could not view it in comment)

 

https://thelifestyleleader.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/to-blog-or-not-to-blog/

-Dolly (https://thelifestyleleader.wordpress.com/2020/04/07/to-blog-or-not-to-blog/)

 


2 More Days left to nominate your fav blog!!!

Please click for details in this link and nominate in original post! Nominations open until April 29! Comments will be closed here. Please share original link and spread the word so we get to read some great blogs during these hard times, from around the world. Remember to follow the rules listed and hope to see some great new blogs! Thank you to all who have participated so far!

 

Thank you!

 

Neha


9 More Days left to nominate your favorite Blog!

Please click for details in this link and nominate in original post! Nominations open until April 29! Comments will be closed here. Please share original link and spread the word so we get to read some great blogs during these hard times, from around the world. Remember to follow the rules listed and hope to see some great new blogs! Thank you to all who have participated so far!

 

Happy Monday!

 

Neha