forgottenmeadows

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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

 

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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


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Favorite Blog Nominations Around The World – Now Open! Nominate your favorites today!

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Hello Everyone,

As we are all home for the most part, I thought it would be nice to read some good blogs during these difficult times as we wait for things to return to normal again. I have done these before but this one will be with a little twist. Here are rules:

1.) List your favorite blog/blogs (there is no limit) and include their url.
2.) Write a line or two as to why you like the blog. How do they uplift you or make your feel that you keep going back to them?
3.) Nominators List your own blog name and url
4.) list the country you are in currently and do the same for the blogs you nominate if you know where they are.
5.) Please include all of the above in your comment to be considered.

* keep it positive, any rude or derogatory comment will be taken down.

I will also include some of my old and new favorites in the list.This will show us how connected we are even with the distance between us. We are in this together and I hope humanity will come across stronger on the other side. Nominations are open until April 29, 2020. I will post the entire list including the nominees and the nominators in a separate post once it is closed. Have fun and hope to see all of you from around the world!

 


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Share Your Best Blogging Tips

Hello Everyone,

It has been 6 wonderful years here on wordpress and I would not have had such a great journey without your support and encouragement…In lieu of this appreciation I would like to reach out to my fellow bloggers and ask you to share your best tips in blogging with the new bloggers out there…Please leave your tip or thoughts in the comment section and I will then go through them and compile a list in another post linking the blog address of the writers who share their tips. Comments will be open until March 15, 2020 so I hope you share what has worked for you in your journey. Please keep your tips professional and positive any rude or hateful comments will be removed.

Poetry copyright Neha 2020

I will start with one tip that has helped me…

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.


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Prayers for Oreo

Hello Everyone,

It is with hope I ask for your prayers for my little fur-brother once again…Oreo had a seizure yesterday and is in tremendous pain, he was taken to the hospital last night and nothing much helped. He will be taken to the vet again and the course of action will be determined after that check-up…Being far from home, makes it very difficult for me during these times but all of you have been with him in the past and I know your prayers have always come through…Please continue sending your prayers and I will keep you updated when we know more.

image copyright neha 2020

 

With love and gratitude,

 

Neha