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Appreciating you – 7K followers… Nominate your fav blog!

Hello Everyone,

I just noticed that I have crossed the 7000 mark today. Thank you to each and every one of you for your readership and the support you have given me over the years. As a note of thanks, I would like to do another round of fav blogs and would like you all to participate and nominate your favorite blog/blogs.

Rules:

1.) Nominate your fav blog or blogs in the comment section. There is no limit as to how many blog you can nominate but you cannot nominate yourself.

2.) Please include a line or two about why you chose to nominate a blog. There is no line limit if you choose to write more.

3.) Please include your url and the url of the blog or blogs you nominate in order to be considered. I will list both the nominee and nominator on my post and I want my readers to visit you both so please include your web address.

4.) Deadline to nominate is September 30, 2020. 

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I hope to see many of you participate and to discover some new blogs through this process. You can see one of my previous recommendations under the recommendations category in my blog. Please keep this positive any negative comments will be deleted.

Thank you all!

Keep well and much love!

Neha


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Favorite Blogs – Around the world Edition 2020

Hello Everyone,

 

Thank you to all who followed the rules and shared your favorite blogs in this around-the-world edition of my fav blog list. I have done this since the beginning of my blogging journey and hope to continue doing it whenever I get time to highlight some of the amazing talents we have here. These bloggers have put in their creative energy to create some  wonderful blogs whether in lifestyle, photography, poetry or combination of many. I will list the nominees and the nominators below, sharing their own words (some of them are my personal favs as well!) followed by a few of my favorites both old and new (in no particular order)! I wanted to showcase how connected we all are from around the globe in this journey, especially during these times where many are feeling isolated. You definitely did not disappoint in your nominations…between the nominees and nominators we have covered the world!

 

Of course, this is not the complete list of all the blogs I love but just a snapshot…please visit them, check out my previous lists and show some love for one another! ❤ Stay tuned for fav blogs under my recommendation category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fav Blogger: Erika Kind
Blogging from: Liechenstein

“I also want to nominate my dear friend and fellow blogger Erika Kind from Liechtenstein. Her blog is called Share Your Light and serves as inspiration by sharing parts of her own journey as well as insights into spirituality. Her site can be found at https://wp.me/p4APKf-aaC” – Maria Teresa aka Ladysag77

 

Nominator: Maria Teresa aka Ladysag77
Blogging from: United States

My name is Maria Teresa aka Ladysag77. I currently live in Dallas, TX in the US. My blog is called Emotional Musings where I write about my own soul’s journey to salvation through processing my own emotions and those around me from the perspective of the intuitive empath that I am. I focus on both my past and the spiritual awakening I have expierienced. My blog can be found at https://www.emotionalmusings.com “

I personally love Maria’s blog and all the positive energy she shares! – Neha

 

Fav Blogger: Val Boyko
Blogging from: USA

“There are so many blogs that I love but I will focus on these two. https://findyourmiddleground.com/ where Val Boyko shares her calming wisdom and I always leave feeling better. ” – Ali Grimshaw

Fav Blogger: dVerse Poets Pub
Blogging from: Around the world!

“The second is, https://dversepoets.com/ a place for poetry writers to find supportive online community and inspiring prompts to write from. Their goal is to celebrate; poets, verse & the difference it can make in the world.” – Ali Grimshaw

Nominator: Ali Grimshaw
Blogging from: USA

“My blog is https://flashlightbatteries.blog/ a place where emergency lighting is provided through poetry to get us through the dark times in life. I blog from the great state of Oregon, USA.”

Ali writes powerful poetry that touches your heart – Neha

 

Fav Blogger: Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog
Blogging from: Around the world!

“One blog I love reading their post:
Brevity nonfiction blog
https://brevity.wordpress.com I particularly love the way the authors of the blog including guest authors narrate their stories and experiences when it comes to their life and writing.
It resonates hope for me.” – Esther Ikott

Nominator: Esther Ikott
Blogging from: Nigeria

“Country I’m in; Nigeria

My blog: Echoes of Words
https://estherikott.wordpress.com:” 

 

Esther shares some beautiful poetry and short stories in her blog! – Neha

 

Fav Blogger: Agrishaw
Blogging from: USA

“I follow a number of blogs.One of them is Creative Living. It is run by Agrishaw, I am not aware of where she lives but I love her blog as she expresses what she feels and the feelings are mutual.” – Rishika Jain

https://agrishaw.wordpress.com

Fav Blogger: Merril Smith
Blogging from: United States

“I would also like to nominate Merril Smith. Her blog is called “Yesterday and Today: Merril’s historical musings”. Her poetry is beautiful and inspirational.” – Rishika Jain

https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com

 

Nominator: Rishika Jain
Blogging from: India

“I am Rishika Jain and and I am currently living in Delhi, India. My blog is called “The Ethereal Unicorn” on which I try to motivate people through poetry. I haven’t posted many poems till now because I recently made it and I also have school work. Although, I try to write daily. My blog can found at https://theetherealunicorn.wordpress.com. “

Rishika’s positive attitude and creativity shines through her poetry and blog posts! – Neha

 

Fav Blogger: Mark
Blogging from: USA

https://markbialczak.com/about/
“Mark provides perspectives on every day living from the east coast in the US. I return to his blog because he is a thoughtful writer and a kind person who is relatable and positive. He writes about a variety of topics. I feel lucky to call Mark a friend of mine.” – Sandra

 

Fav Blogger: Christopher
Blogging from: USA

https://milfordstreet.wordpress.com/about/
“Christopher regularly posts photographs from where he lives in New Hampshire, USA. Every day appears to be an adventure on Milford Street where Christopher posts pictures from the woods where he lives, historic places, and daily encounters with wildlife and nature that I would have otherwise missed. This blog satisfies my need to roam and experience other places from the comfort of home.” – Sandra

Nominator: Sandra
Blogging from: USA

https://squareonenotes.com/about/
Speaking of home, I post daily from California. In 2020 I resolved to take one picture each day for two reasons: to improve my photography skills and to contribute more regularly on WordPress. Follow my progress if you’re interested!

I am loving all the photography on Sandra’s Blog! – Neha

 

Fav Blogger: Priya
Blogging from: India

“The first blog I want to nominate is of Priya from India. She writes lovely poems, articles, short stories, etc. Her blog is ‘When an introvert speaks’ and her blog link is
https://whenanintrovertspeaks.home.blog/ ” – Manoj

Fav Blogger: Priyanshu Mehta
Blogging from: India

“The second blog I want to nominate is of Priyanshu Mehta from India. She writes beautiful poems and free verses. Her blog is ‘From the notebook’ and her blog link is
https://priyanshumehta.wordpress.com/ “

-Manoj

 

Fav Blogger: Vee
Blogging from: Canada

“The third blog I want to nominate is of Vee from Canada. She writes on various topics. The best thing I like about her she writes from her heart. Her straightforwardness can be seen in her blog. Her blog is ‘Millennial life crisis’ and her blog link is
https://millenniallifecrisis.org/”

–Manoj

Fav Blogger: Vonita
Blogging from: Australia

“The fourth blog I want to nominate is of Vonita from Australia. She writes beautiful poems. I like her poems very much. Her blog is ‘Poems and petals’ and her blog link is
https://movingtowardsthelight.com/”

–Manoj

Nominator: Manoj Mehra
Blogging from: India

My name is Manoj Mehra. I am from India. My blog is ‘Believe Strong’. I write blogs on various topics like life, people, relationships, emotions, blogging, etc. Here it is the blog link
https://believestrong.wordpress.com

Manoj shares wonderful short stories, poems and thoughts on various topics that make you think and take pause to consider his words. – Neha

 

Alright that was all the people who shared their favorite blogs- Again Thank you all for sharing!

Here are a few of my favorites. As for my location, I currently live in Denver, Colorado, USA.  Remember to visit and share your love with all the nominators and their fav blogs!

 

Neha’s (forgottenmeadows) List of Favorites from around the world ( Remember this is just a snap not the whole list!) :

 

 

Fav Blogger: Marie
Blogging from: France

Raw and heartfelt poetry and posts! Visit at https://mahshiandmarshmallow.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Devika
Blogging from: India

Amazing poet, check out her poetry at: https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Sylvester
Blogging from: USA

Always uplifting and beautiful posts by another fav poet and friend, check it out here: https://syl65.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Holly
Blogging from: USA (not certain of location but certainly worth a visit to her blog!)

Amazing imagery in each of her poems…go check out this gifted writer: https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Piyush
Blogging from: India

Gifted poet, check him out at:  https://theperceptionssquare.com/

Fav Blogger: H.J. Ruiz
Blogging from: USA

 

Always a treat to visit H.J and his fabulous bird photography: https://avian101.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Trini
Blogging from: Norway

A beautiful spirit and a talented writer who gives hope in her beautiful poems: https://pathsofthespirit.wordpress.com/

Fav Blogger: Sue
Blogging from: England

A talented artist,writer, photographer and an amazing prompt host at wordpress, please visit this generous soul at: https://scvincent.com/

Fav Blogger: Michael
Blogging from: Russia (originally from Zimbabwe)

An incredible writer and one of my first friends at wordpress, check him out! https://originaldante.com/?fbclid=IwAR0u_EhyyyIM1JYj1MeutCvZ8l5YxRtN0Lhu2BzQkZPSVtfW6JCFsCEPsXI


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Favorite Fall Blogs

 

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you to all who shared their nominations for my favorite fall blog list. I love to see the generosity this community has for one another… one of the many reasons I do these posts. This time I have decided to feature mostly new (ish) blogs that I have recently discovered for my recommendation list. As you know with the vast talent out there this is just a snapshot of the blogs I like or the nominators like, you can check out my previous lists to find more fabulous blogs and stay tuned for future lists for more!

So without much further adieu ( in no particular order) here are the list of favorites as shared by the generous bunch of nominators followed by my own recommendations:

 

Favorite Blog: ” My favorite blogger is Vee. She writes with her heart and about her personal life. I find her blog very real so I want to nominate her. Her blog is
https://millenniallifecrisis.org/” – Manoj

Nominator: Manoj Mehra ( https://believestrong.wordpress.com)

 

Favorite Blog:”My favorite blog for the surreal poetry and brilliant writing has always been Devika’a Mathur ” My valiant soul”

https://myvaliantsoulsblog.wordpress.com/” – Megha

Nominator: Megha ( https://meghasworldsite.wordpress.com/)

 

Favorite Blog: “One of my very favorite blogs is https://whenwomeninspire.com/about/ from Christy Birmingham. She is a very dear friend, an inspiration and strive to empower women and make a difference in the world. Her blog covers a variety of topics and issues.” – Syl

Nominator: Syl ( http://syl65.wordpress.com)

 

Favorite Blog: “My favorite blogger is Ste J. His blog address is: https://bookmust.wordpress.com/. He blogs about the many, many books that he reads and also about his life and things that capture his interest. It is a fun and informative blog.” – Cody

Nominator: Cody McCullough ( https://bookmust.wordpress.com/)

 

Favorite Blog: ” Please let me nominate this beautiful blog of Resa McConaghy at https://artgowns.com. It is beautiful and so much work goes into it. She”s an amazing and gifted designer! Resa’s Art Gowns.” – Holly

Nominator: Holly ( https://houseofheartweb.wordpress.com/)

 

Please note many of the nominators on the above list are my personal favorites so please do visit them as well!

My New Fall Favorites

New and Old Blogs that I have discovered recently which caught my interest and might catch yours too! I have not read all of their posts but have enjoyed the posts I have read and would love to share this list with you! Please note as per above they are in no particular order

I will just state the main category for each blog and I hope you all pay them a visit!

Poetry

 

Photography

 

That’s the wrap for this round, do visit, like and share!


5 More Days left to nominate Your Favorite Blog!

Hey Everyone,

Just want to remind everyone that there is only 5 more days to nominate your favorite Blog for my Fall Recommendation list. The last day to nominate is Sept 30,2019 I will have my own list but would love to add your recommended blogs as well. Please follow this link to the original post to share your nominations.

Comments on this ‘reminder post’ will be closed, please add your recs to the original post. Also check out previous recommendations!

Have a great Day!

Neha

 

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Fall Blogs Recommendations – Nomination Request

Hello Everyone,

Hope all of you are enjoying the last few days of summer, as we approach fall I would love to do a round of blog recommendations for the season. Nominations are now open and will close at the end of this month October 15, 2019. Please nominate your favorite blogger/bloggers and tell my why they should be on the list in your comment. Please be sure to include the blog url and a link to your own blog to be considered. I look forward to seeing your recommendations and sharing the final list of both the nominators and the nominees in October. Meanwhile, do check out my previous recommendations under the recommendations tag and visit all the lovely bloggers who bring so much talent to this sphere.

 

Thank you and have a lovely weekend ahead!

 

Neha

 

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Spring Blog Nominations for Best Blogs – Closed

Hello Everyone, 

I will be doing my Spring Blog List at the end of May/ beginning of June. Nominations are now open. I would like to highlight some of my fav and new bloggers and would love if you all can join in and mention a blogger you would like me to highlight in the comments. Rules are simple – You cannot nominate yourself, use hateful language or promote a business. The category of blog can be anything from poetry, photography, travel, cooking and anything between that makes you feel good about reading the blog. Write one or two lines about why you like the blog you nominate and leave a link of the blog and your blog with your comment. No more than 2 nominations per person. Deadline to comment will be until May 29, 2019. I will go through the list and include the blogs that follow the rules along with the blog (person) who mentions the nominee! 🙂 Hope you can all participate!

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Please share and reblog this post so more people can get nominated!


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Winter 2018 Blog Recommendations

Hello Everyone,

Hope 2018 has been treating you all well so far. As we start of another year, I thought I would do another round of my blog recommendations featuring a few of my favorite blogs! Again, these are definitely not the complete list of blogs that I love, as the list would be too long, just a handful for this round. Do check out my previous blog recommendations and stay tuned for more! Some are old favorites and some new finds…I love what each of these blogs bring to their audience…rich in content be it poetry, stories or photography, they captivate their audience and keep them coming back for more!

Below is the list in no particular order:

 

Syl65’s Blog: I have been following Sylvester’s work since my early days at wordpress…He shares beautiful messages, little reminders on the important things in life through his poetry that leave you with a smile on your face. I highly recommend visiting and following his blog if you haven’t done so already!

 

Wandering of a Lost Soul: I love the heart Priya brings to her writing, be it poetry or a post on life you can drift off in her words and wander in her prose. Beautiful and definitely worth your visit!

 

Madasahatter572:   Dorna’s short yet powerful micropoetry lets you reflect on the beauty and darkness surrounding us. Do check out this amazing writer!

 

Jane Dougherty Writes: Jane captivates her readers through her poetry, fiction and posts. It’s frequently out of the box reflections that keep her reader’s pondering and coming back for more…again do visit her beautiful blog!

 

Cindy Knoke:    I remain amazed by Cindy’s photography and will let her pictures do the talking! Highly recommended!

 

Marie Kleber: I love reading Marie’s poetry, she writes both in English and French and her lovely words flutter in the reader’s heart long after you finish reading the piece.

 

The Wandering Armadillo: Diana is simply amazing, every poem that I have read by her leaves me in awe for days! Do check out this wonderful writer!

 

The Wayward Warrior:  Rob is another writer I have been following for a while, he is an author and poet who tries new style of poetry and his messages keep the reader interested for more! Do check out his wonderful thoughts!

 

Booknvolume: I love Cynthia’s works! It flows like a magical fall that lets your heart fly in imagination and magic. Definitely Recommend if you haven’t already!

 

House of Heart:    Holly is an amazing writer who I am honored to follow. She cuts deep with her carefully crafted words, definitely worth the visit!

 

That’s all for this round, stay tuned for next round of recommendations soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A Splatter of Beautiful Blogs – Spring Blog Recommendations

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I have done blog recommendations but going through my reader today I felt the need to share some of these lovely blogs with you. I do this as a token of my appreciation for this community and to share these wonderful talents I have come across…A few I have just started to follow and a few that I have shared before…This list is not exhaustive by any means…there is so much talent out there, it is just my effort to showcase a few. Please check out my previous recommendations and stay tuned for more…

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In no particular order :

For some lovely poems and thoughts…

Infinite Living

Uptown Jack

atragizindagieksafar

Writing to Freedom

Original-Dante

Erika Kind

Writing Wings for You

 

For some beautiful photos and imagination…

Hakan Dahlstrom Photography

Switters B and Exploring

Laura Macky Photography

Petals Unfolding

The Wilden Marsh Blog

Avian 101 HJ Ruiz

Paul Militaru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Spring Blogs Recommendations: Photography List 2

Hello Everyone,

As a thank you to this wonderful blogging family I will be sharing some of my favourite blogs every season.

Here is my second list of wonderful photographers who inspire me with their beautiful captures. Over the next few weeks I will be posting more lists in this and other categories so stay tuned.  The previous spring list can be found under here: https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/spring-blogs-recommendations-photography-list-1/Again your recommendations are most welcome!

 

https://darkpink.wordpress.com/ – I have been a huge fan of Leyla’s work since the begining of my blogging journey and highly recommend her to blog to my readers! She is a wonderful photographer with the ability to capture the most beautiful photos.

https://cverwaal.wordpress.com/ – Another photographer whose work I have admired for sometime now…Cornelis’s black and white compositions and his other work will definitely make you appreciate his art.

http://leannecole.com.au/blog/ – Leanne always leaves me in awe of her work…Whether it is street architecture, events or nature she grabs the reader’s attention with her technical skills and eye to capture the perfect angle. I highly recommend you visiting her blog.

https://encapsulate717.wordpress.com/ – I just started following this blog today, and have to say there is definitely something worth visiting. I liked the pet and flower photography. Show some love of the community and visit this new upcoming photographer.

https://derwentvalleyphotography.wordpress.com/ – I have been following this blog for a while and I am always impressed by the nature photography. Needless to say, I definitely recommend visiting!

https://tinylessonsblog.com/ – I absolutely love Tiny’s bird photography. She is also a writer and her compassion for nature and animals shines through in her posts. I highly encourage you all to visit her blog.

https://pearandbulb.com/ – Another new blog that I discovered today, and I have to say I was very impressed by their vibrant colors and captures. Again, do visit and share some community love.

https://alanlbw.wordpress.com/ – A photography blog that I have been following for a little while now and one that I definitely recommend to my readers. I really like his animal photography especially his captures of cats and dogs.

http://www.marikoevans.com/ – I have been a super fan of Mariko’s work since day one. Pictures speak a thousand words and her images certainly do…it is like writing poetry through photography. I highly recommend a visit!

https://sophielphotos.wordpress.com/ – Sophie is an amazing photographer whose work I have always admired. I encourage all my readers to visit her blog and see her wonderful creative talent with the camera yourselves!

 

Stay Tuned for Future recommendations and check out all recommendations under the recommendations category!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Spring Poet Recommendations List 2

Hello Everyone,

As a thank you to this wonderful blogging family I will be sharing some of my favourite blogs every season.

Here is my second list of wonderful poets whose work I admire. Over the next few weeks I will be posting more lists in this and other categories so stay tuned.  Please check out my previous recommendations here: https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/03/26/spring-poets-recommendations-list-1/https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/spring-blogs-recommendations-photography-list-1/

They are in no particular order, I will do 10 at a time for each list…Please visit them for some beautiful writing that will make your hearts bloom this season.:)❤

Spring Poet List 2

https://katzpyjamas.wordpress.com/ – I have been following Marla for a while now on twitter and have been in awe of her poetry since day 1! I highly recommend everyone checking out her beautiful work.

https://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/ – Jonathan is a great writer and friend whose work will leave you inspired. He is an artist through and through and I definitely recommend visiting his blog.

https://ramblingsfromjewels.wordpress.com/ – I love Julie’s gentle and serene poetry. Her words capture the beauty of nature along with her lovely photos… She is another friend whom I highly recommend.

https://peerlesscynic.wordpress.com/ – Another writer whose muse will make you appreciate poetry and nature all the more. Please do visit this blog!

https://bjgaulton.wordpress.com/ – Blair is a great poet whose poetry connects with the reader. He has a wide variety of topics and style and I recommend my readers to visit his blog.

https://tylerpedersen02.wordpress.com/ – I have been following Tyler’s beautiful poetry and photography since my early days of blogging and have always been a fan of his work. Please do visit his blog if you haven’t already!

https://jacquelinenashpoetry.wordpress.com/ – Jacqueline is a wonderful poet and writer whose words will move you. She is currently going through some very challenging circumstances that you will read about in her blog. I highly recommend you visit her and I hope she is back soon!

https://booknvolume.com/ – I am a huge fan of Morgan’s poetry and I strongly encourage everyone to read her work if you haven’t already. She has a magical touch that will make your imagination soar.

https://zipsrid.wordpress.com/ – Kim is another poet whose work I greatly admire! Her writing is flawless and full of beautiful imagery that makes her poetry all the more amazing! Please do visit her blog!

https://erikakind.wordpress.com/ – Erika is a published author and friend who writes beautiful poetry. Her daily kind quotes will leave you inspired and coming back to her wonderful blog. Another writer I highly recommend.