How about we try to liven this place up a bit more! I see lots of likes as if lots of people visiting but not so many posts!
(Admittedly I haven’t been here for more than half a year or so!)
How about we share some of our lockdown stories for a start?
I’ll start the ball rolling:
We’re in Day 32 here – I’m in London – and currently we have glorious sunshine so I’m typing it this in the garden! I’m lucky as I didn’t lose my job so I’m working from home every day and the network we have to use for work is so slow it’s enough to make you cry!
For those who don’t know: I run a book blog which goes by the name of Waterblogged: Dry Thoughts on Damp Books, at the moment it’s been a bit taken over by the Lockdown Diaries which are a mixture of reporting what’s happening where I am and creating opportunities to escape the lockdown virtually with travel and books. You’re all welcome to check it out of course. 🙂
How is it where you are? What’s the weather like? What are the lockdown rules like? How are you coping? I would love to hear your stories!
Keep safe, keep sane, keep smiling!
Greetings from the East Coast! I hope everyone is doing well, and enjoying the holiday season. I have a new post if you would like to read it. https://mrsjackieo.wordpress.com/2018/12/15/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas-yay/
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:
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!
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.
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.
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 🙂
I’ve not seen Cathy here at the forum for a while but guessing she must be super busy with her recent book launch – best wishes Cathy (and all) and hope you don’t mind my sharing mention of Cathy’s event here via this reblog…
[NB: it was a reblog frame, until I edited the post title…doh! so…]
Cathy’s post can be found at this link to her blog: https://cathylynnbrooks.com/2018/01/15/only-three-more-days-to-ask-me-anything/
The event Cathy is participating in runs until Thursday mid-afternoon (guessing that’s a US time zone…?) and the website hosting the event, apparently with a countdown timer displayed, can be found via the link her blogpost (from the link provided above).
I’m wondering, for some future time beyond the event closing … (a) if @cathylynnbrooks might spare a few minutes to tell us something of her experience of running this participatory event… and wondering, what will have been the most unusual or unexpected question you were asked during the event?……
… and in the here and now… (b) what might I think of to ask if I take a virtual hop over to participate whilst there is still time aplenty…
I’m participating in an even that runs until Thursday at 2:00 p.m. It’s called Ask Me Anything! The more questions, the better.
Please go HERE and ask a question. It’s easy. They even give you suggestions to ask.
I’d really appreciate your participation!
Thanks so much!
And anybody else who’s interested! 🙂
I didn’t come to read this post of yours, Pam, until today but when I wanted to leave the comment below it, I couldn’t for some reason, so I am forced writing a new post. Apologies. 🙂
I’m totally in agreement with the idea that books mean different things to different people or even that they mean different things to the same person at different stages in their life. So much in agreement in fact that I explored this same avenue a few times in posts of my own on the blog – because Waterblogged: Dry Thoughts on Damp Books was always meant to be an untraditional book blog.
This is the post I’m talking about:
I’m pretty sure I explored the idea in some others but I can’t remember what they were called. 🙂 I think I remember this one because it was a very personal post that I didn’t expect anyone to take much notice of at all, and it generated a lot of comments and some very interesting conversations.
I always thought that I was an oddity among book bloggers in that I never liked traditional book reviews, or the kind of analyses that our literature teachers required us to write. (I did like it when they gave us essay questions that allowed us to explore a theme, a thought or a character from a book but that is not at all the same thing – as I think you’d agree!) So when I blog about books, I tend to write exactly the sort of posts that you were describing: talking about why the book matters to me and what I think it can offer to people, rather than going into details of the plot or characterisation or analysing the writer’s style. But I did it all instinctively, I never thought it through the way you did, so it was really interesting to read your thoughts on this.
(Oh and Happy New Year, by the way! 🙂 )