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Falling In Love

The art of falling in love
is much simpler than the art of staying in love
It’s like writers and their words
the epiphany of a new thought
is exhilarating much like falling in love,
But putting it down on paper,
and then carefully crafting the story
takes times, takes patience, at times,
takes tears and frustration, but most of all takes love…
so fall in love,
Nurture it and write your own love story.

 

poetry copyright neha 2020/ free image from pexels


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Finding you at summer’s end

It was like…

it was meant to be,

finding you at summer’s end,

where all things fall,

through the dotted lines…

of gold and red,

finding you at summer’s end.

 

poetry copyright neha 2020/ free image taken from pexels credit goes to original artist


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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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. 

image copyright neha 2020

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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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!