Tuesday Trivia?

Hi all, hope it’s a fair weather week wherever in the world you happen to be. Still no idea how the world is faring other than the stories the skies perhaps tell. The UK news remains unreliable, as does much of the ‘western’ mainstream global news media, it seems.

I had intended posting to my blog and sharing the link for #MondayMotivation. I left my post lingering in my dashboard and so it crept just into today, Tuesday. I don’t blame you if you don’t wish to visit a 1500word ramble but sharing anyhow for those who might:

https://colettebates.wordpress.com/2018/11/20/mundane-monday-malarkeys/

I s’pose I was limbering up for writing ‘Stories of Place…’, the current non-fiction creative-writing mooc (opened on 15th November) from UIowa’s distance learning programme. It’s not too late to enroll if you’re interested and I’ll maybe see some of you there – or here.

Anyone posting ‘Trivia’ type content these days? I’d welcome some light refreshment online, how about you? What are you posting these days? (I’m wondering I’m not checking my Reader enough and missing much in my email notifications). Guess it’s a busy time this next few days for American blogging neighbours with Thanksgiving Holiday preparations and celebrations ahoy and the Season of Goodwill closely following. Wishing you all a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

Happy new month of November 2018 All (hopefully)

We still don’t have much news of world events and issues here in the UK (aka British isles) and so I hope wherever in the world you are that all is well and peoples of all lands are in good health and happy as can be. Obviously I am aware there have been some extreme weather events, quakes and other natural (or man-made) disasters and accessing technology and world-wide-web/comms can be difficult even here at times. So our thoughts and hopes are with you all, all peoples, all around the world. I’ll try to get back to post here more regularly and hope to see other regulars nipping back in when they are able. Best wishes to you all.
I hope admins don’t mind an external event share while we have no currently active events here. Maybe Tri’s a listed member but I’m not sure. Perhaps they have been a member or commenter previously, but as all bloggers are usually welcome to participate at Blogger’s World, and their #UKblogging is regular and reliable and I am a regular visitor, so, i just thought I’d share a link to a good blogging buddy’s #link-up party at https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/its-the-i-am-all-caught-up-weekend-share-54/ (you can post links to their comments space at that post before midnight GMT on Friday 2nd November and they repost your link(s) to their blog followers throughout the weekend – after reading to approve your post content – visit Tri’s blog to read the complete rules, it’s very short and clear. Maybe I’ll see your link from Tri’s link-sharing promotions during the event or at their post itself.

Shout out to all…Blogger’s World…

Hey there all, a quick hallo and hope everyone’s ok out there in the big wide world while we’ve had all these recent extreme weather events. Earthquake yesterday somewhere in the world made a rumble and small shake here 06:39BST [07:39GMT] – I just happened to have insomnia overnight from a long ill daytime kip. I must have slept later in the day when another quake struck Greece. Not keeping up with the news well, often doesn’t seem to be any much enough.

Blogger’s World started in mid-summer 2015 after much hard work and effort of our trusted volunteers and admins. Thanks to all of you for creating and continuing this venue for blogging community.  Yet again none of us had a moment to spare from our everyday lives to spare a quick interaction here. Life’s like that, busy with other things. Be nice to here from you all if you’re still around WordPress.

All of a sudden Autumn chills turned back toward summer and it was roasting warm here in the Midlands of England (Britain) yesterday. I missed earlier weather reports and only popping in here quick while I should be doing something else. So I’ll set aside reading time another day soon and hopefully get round ‘neighbours’ for a catch up too. I’ll drop a blog link if I post anything at my blog soon and maybe seek feedback. Stay safe and keep well.

Love and best wishes all, Colette.

#bookreview I have no idea…

#bookreview I have no idea why I am unable to see clearly what the Friday posting each week might be! Today it seemed very easy to find out the answer to my just wondering… moment. There’s always plenty to read again or to find I somehow missed at the time. (The sidebar links are accessible and easy to use!) Many of earlier readings. Refreshing. I’m going now, a Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK for us monotheists and polytheists, heathens and April Fools so now I’ve completed a short stint of my own tag/cat tidying & to-do time, read a little I’m outa here to enjoy… whatever next. (Coffee! My insomnia phases seemed linked to no or little coffee. i’m not an addict, i just can’t live without … coffee! – although dandelions substitute nicely but I ran out long, long, ago.

And of course it is now a time of special significance for so many if not all. Sincerely Wishing a very Happy Easter Time to you and yours.
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External challenge news

Just thought I’d give quick mention of news from the external blogging circuit whilst it’s Thursday and traditionally (or previously) a photo-posting themed day.

Mundane Monday photo challenge previously hosted by trablogger (at trablogger.com) was brought to a natural end point by the host at challenge no:150. Quite a feat to host a challenge running for that long. He’d suggested a volunteer might like to take over hosting at their own blog and agreed when a participant candidate offered. This challenge has a new home with KO. My response post at my blog this week is here. MMPC is now based on the original challenge format but reverting to the original concept. So that’s less concern for technical aspects of photography and a mundane everyday type of photo in response to the prompt is welcomed. This week’s prompt is open for entries, as previously, any day before the next Monday.

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Authorstory – a quick discussion post

I’d been hoping to maybe make an #authorstory post sometime this month and realised it’s the very last Wednesday of the month. I’ve not had the concentration or focus while busy with other things along the way of getting myself back to a blogging habit.

I’d wondered about writing about Enid Blyton (and then on how no-one’s ever raised J.K. Rowling but I prefer not to pry into knowledge of her bio and try and read her first two books instead seeing as I find I still have my eldest sons’s copies. I admire her in lots of ways but having made history with such a huge personal carbon footprint isn’t something i admire and seem unable to avoid mentioning and that’s not fair is it. I’m not really in a reading fiction phase quite often so that post would take me ?years?)

I’d be interested in writing about Stephen Hawking as an author who made history. I’m too natural sciences to understand physics but his ‘Brief History of Time’ felt very accessible while reading it. I can’t explain his theories from memory of course. i just know I could curl up with that book again almost any time.

Robert Olen Butler is a writer I encountered via youtube and the suggested stream floating it to my attention while trying writing course moocs with the University of Iowa’s distance learning programme. I believe he was the first writer to utilise you tube for public access to his writing instruction in 2001. I played all 20 videos (approx), approx 2 hours each and learnt so much. He wrote a quite amazing short story inspired by a photo postcard during those sessions and I just know I might enjoy reading his writing. Can’t remember how else he might make his claim to having made history. I absolutely disagree with his repeated assertion that ‘literary art is NEVER a collaborative process’ – he seemed to mean in general, rather than for him personally. So Shakespeare’s collected / collective works are not literary art then, is what i would have liked to ask him had I been a viewer in the time-frame of the process.

Digressing. See what I mean.

or, I’d be open to: I’d like you to try and cover writing on … (timeframe might be four to six weeks though). I’m quite interested in accessing more writers of other parts of the world who haven’t made their fame and worthiness as writers by migrating to America or Britain to do so. Because they seem to lose something of their authentic culture when adopting other cultural influences. But that’s only from my personal opinion while reading such work.

I’m not good at copy writing, so can’t do the standard conventional way of writing such posts.

And maybe no-one’s that bothered anymore anyway.

Ok, that’s all for me, while it’s only just Wednesday. Apologies, of course. I’ll fail better next time in my attempt hopefully. Unless consensus is, no interest. Stop.

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Motivated Monday?

Hi all, while I’m pulling myself back together I made a few posts here and there recently. Here’s my latest post https://colettebates.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/mondays-mundane-post-less-than-700-words/ Hoping to get back with an authorstory post one Wednesday this month, hopefully not treading on any toes – let me know if so. Best wishes all, hope you have a good week and happy blogging 🙂
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