Weekly Schedule for August 2016

Nominations now open for the weekly features schedule of weekly features from August 1st – August 31st. Continue reading

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Calling Volunteers for Wednesday’s Author Story Feature!

Hello, Everyone!

Apologies for the delay in scheduling, this post is to call for volunteers for Wednesdays Author Story feature for the months of July and August 2016. We have 3 remaining slots to fill for August 2016.

We need volunteers for:

July 6 – Cathy Lynn Brooks @cathylynnbrooks
July 13 – Surbhi Sachdeva @surbhisachdeva89
July 20 – Niyati @niyati16
July 27 – Ananya @ananyabha
August 3 – Rashmi @sashay909
August 10 – Colette @colettebates
August 17 –
August 24 –
August 31 –
Please nominate yourself in the comments section below! Thank you! 🙂

@onetarhayes @colettebates @jahnavichintakunta @feelings161 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon @cathylynnbrooks @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @graceanneoscar @haripriyakm @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @indira2412 @jennifernicholewells @kristinavanhoos @kmmyrman @kokoboocro @lulaharp @mylittlespaceinthesun @mkjackie99 @niyati16 @noorainsobiya @nikissimplelife @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @sirtonix @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @vnajac @whatsandrathinks @wanderlusteternal @xaranahara @yentll02 @zenaidawheels

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HELP! Bloggers World needs YOU!!!

Okay, that may sound a bit over-dramatic but the truth is that while we had a few awesome days filled with extraordinarily rocking stats in April and May, June has been a bit dismal.  Continue reading

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Congratulations Bloggers World!!!

YAY!!!!! We bagged third place in ‘Best Blogging Services’ category at Annual Bloggers Bash Award. We’re thrilled to have been awarded the third spot 🙂

Thank you so much organisers, voters and the entire blogging community. A huge round of applause for everyone, especially those who voted for us. Congratulations to all the winning bloggers and a huge applause for the other nominees – particularly those in our category.
Special mention to Danny and Jacqui who were also nominated in our category and openly support and endorse Bloggers’ World.

@pamkirst2014 @drmegsorick @sashay909 @onetarhayes @kristinavanhoos @wordscoffeeandlacedresses @feelings161 @niyati16 @anandartist @whatsandrathinks @sandeept252 @sumitagrawal01 @gutsy4 @sadhanacs @sumitagrawal01 @anushababbar @ananyabha @brendablagdon @beckyaluoch @booksandothermiracles @kokoboocro @bethanyaharvey @celiacathlete @cathylynnbrooks @chrissiepollock @cthisnthat @clockworkindigo @dawnmarie823 @darshith0000 @laikassuvaikais @foodeezjunction @fictionalkevin @fjjjuneau @flightscarlet @sasmiths1112 @graceanneoscar @garthmr @garyloggins @thegeneviever @hlindschinger @lulaharp @jeanburkespraker @jahnavichintakunta @jenmotivates12 @jaipurthrumylens @jennifernicholewells @kingsoracle @myesteriousgirlneerja @mumbletymuse @mkjackie99 @myusername432 @niciacruz @neildsilva @nicolaauckland @nikissimplelife @ohmyglai @ivanproust @iaminaplace @ranu802 @robertmgoldstein @santoshnc @srinathtk86 @thumbup69 @thepreciouslifeofprecious @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @ishitarc1908 @vnajac @vellissima @icerene01 @iamabloggertoo @iamdonovan @xaranahara @indira2412 @wanderlaur @wwwpalfitness @arwen1968 @getyourlenson @koolitzable @meloheart @alongthesideoftheroad @meontheroad00 @sheridanj2015 @surbhisachdeva89 @suzannebowditch @himadas @notionlux @adriennea3

Celebration (Photo Prompt – 9 June)

Calling all photographers… that is:

  • people who fancy themselves photographers…
  • people who are photographers but don’t fancy themselves…
  • people who fancy becoming photographers…
  • people who… you got it!

Calling also all and sundry non-photographers who have something to say upon the subject of CELEBRATION – being this week’s prompt – in any shape or form, let it be a haiku or cocktail mixing instructions (as long as you’re accompanying it with a photo, obviously)!

To take part in Shutterbug Showcase:
The prompt is “valid” for a week (from Thursday 9 June to Wednesday 15 June).
Please publish your post upon the theme of celebration during this time period on your own blog and leave a link to your post in the comments. Please also visit other participating members’ posts to give feedback!

For inspiration:

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The Union Jack flying above the village pub, Cookham, England

England’s gone all patriotic in the last couple of weeks with Union Jacks hanging all over the place: one of the two yearly birthdays of the Queen is being celebrated… (Does this mean she gets two sets of presents?!)

CHANGES TO SHUTTERBUG SHOWCASE:

  1. To make all our lives easier (and provide a little incentive for doing the photo prompt post), from now on whoever does the Thursday photo prompt, will choose the prompt for the week after. The June 16th photo post will be done by @niyati16 – your prompt is: Through the Window.
  2. To help out @piyushavir, I’ve taken over the scheduling of Shutterbug Showcase for July & August. Please tag me, @arwen1968, if you want to nominate yourselves for doing the Thursday photo prompts. Thank you.
    The available dates for July are: 7 / 14/ 21 / 28 July
    The available dates for August are: 4/ 11 / 18 / 26 August

Happy blogging! 🙂

@21timetraveler, @adriennea3, @anandartist, @ananyabha, @anushababbar, @anwyn84, @arpitastravelblog, @avenscent, @aventuraroxy, @beckyaluoch, @beckybwinch, @bethanyaharvey, @brendablagdon, @camelliasentry, @cathylynnbrooks, @colettebates, @continuingwithme, @createtoenchant, @cthisnthat, @dalees107, @darshith0000, @dawnmarie823, @devilrockz, @divorcinganarc, @drmegsorick, @feelings161, @fictionalkevin, @fjjjuneau, @foodeezjunction, @francescabergamasco, @freakreborn, @garthmr, @garyloggins, @getyourlenson, @graceanneoscar, @haripriyakm, @himadas, @hlindschinger, @iamabloggertoo, @iamdonovan, @icerene01, @indira2412, @insomniacbee, @ishitarc1908, @indira2412, @ivanproust, @jahnavichintakunta, @jaipurthrumylens, @jdjung, @jenmotivates12, @jessmcombs, @joseelavallee, @jsackmom, @justdreadfull, @koolitzable, @kristinavanhoos, @laduchessederat, @laikassuvaikais, @lilacsky22, @lulaharp, @lyndapoysor, @maddy1953, @maidsdayoff, @meloheart, @meontheroad00, @missams35, @mkjackie99, @mumbletymuse, @myesteriousgirlneerja, @myusername432, @nandininautiyal, @neatusername, @niciacruz, @nikissimplelife, @niyati16, @notionlux, @ohmyglai, @oliveole, @onetarhayes, @pamkirst2014, @piyushavir, @raforbeginners, @ranu802, @revrumblefish, @robertmgoldstein, @rugwed, @sadhanacs, @sandeept252, @santoshnc, @sashay909, @sasmiths1112, @sheridanj2015, @shinepositivepower, @sirtonix, @srinathtk86, @stanito, @startingtheclimb, @sumitagrawal01, @surbhisachdeva89, @suzannebowditch, @theanonymoustalker, @thedesivagabond, @thegeneviever, @thepreciouslifeofprecious, @vellissima, @vikrambishla, @vnajac, @wanderlaur, @wanderlusteternal, @welshshortbread, @whatsandrathinks, @wordscoffeeandlacedresses, @wwwpalfitness, @wynstep, @xaranahara

 
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Amish Tripathi, Author who made history

To having pick up the habit of reading in late teens, historical authors weren’t really my pick. I was the modern reader, with easier vocabulary and much simpler stories. So when I took up to post a weekly feature. I thought or writing someone I’ve read and have made history, just coz he is alive doesn’t mean he hasn’t made history!!

Amish tripathi, best known for his Shiva Trilogy, gave up his successful banking career of 14 years to publish his the first book of the series. Now that is not something new, there are many authors who gave up their careers for publishing and many quite successful. What differs is that his lack of creative writing all his life, and his openness of acceptance of the fact that he never was creative.

Shiva trilogy is a more human take on mythology of God Shiva. He is portrayed to be human, the story of him before he turned God. Amish was an atheist for a major part of his life, he never took any creative writing classes or ever attempted to write any short stories. Yet he comes out with a book series,that not only takes the country by a tide but also gains immense appreciation.

“Being an Indian, no matter what your interests are you either become an engineer or doctor”

That is so true, it aches a little to realise how much creativity is being crushed in India. He was one the few authors who made it into top 100 authors list. Even after having his entire life in a pretty sorted out state, he pushed all of it away, risked everything and took on to write about a highly prayed God, which could have gone either way. That risk was payed off well. In future it wouldn’t be a wonder to people to learn mythology of Gods from his books more than they would learn from holy books.

This is my first attempt I’d be really glad to have some critiquing in the comments section. I hope I stuck to the rules of weekly feature 🙂 You can feel free to check out my blog here

Love,

Grace Anne

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Confirmed Schedule for June

Here’s the Confirmed Schedule for this month’s slots for the Weekly Features. Continue reading

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