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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!

 

 


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 extended to October 31, 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


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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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.

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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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When the Sun Rises | A Poetic Collaboration

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Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who participated in this collaboration, comments are now closed on this collaboration. You can see the final collaboration in the original link here. Please feel free to share or reblog with your fellow readers and look forward to seeing you again in the next one! I am grateful to be part of this talented community and hope you all have beautiful holiday season!

 

Best Wishes always!

Neha


3 More Days left to participate in Poetic Collaboration – When the Sun Rises

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Hello Everyone,

I wanted to remind everyone that my collaboration “When the sun rises”  will be closing at the end of December 21, 2019. Thank you to all who have participated thus far, it is turning out to be a beautiful project…for all who still wish to participate please follow the instructions in the original post and add your contributions. Comments on this post will be closed!

 

Thank you!

 

Neha