Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all – and since we’re not meant to publish loads of pictures here in order not to slow the site down, here’s a link to my Christmas photo post:

Christmas Lights on the Cutty Sark

This forum seems a bit dead recently…

…so in addition to wishing you all a merry Christmas, this is a wake-up call – in case any of you would like to continue here, it might be a good new year’s resolution to return here to post and chat again.

So I hope you will forgive me for tagging you all (I will not keep doing this):

@21timetraveler @adriennea3 @anandartist @ananyabha @anushababbar @anwyn84 @arpitastravelblog @avenscent @aventuraroxy @beckyaluoch @beckybwinch @bethanyaharvey @bharath10291 @brendablagdon @camelliasentry @cathylynnbrooks @colettebates @continuingwithme @createtoenchant @cthisnthat @dalees107 @darshith0000 @devilrockz @dawnmarie823 @divorcinganarc @drmegsorick @feelings161 @fictionalkevin @foodeezjunction @fjjjuneau @francescabergamasco @freakreborn @garthmr @garyloggins @getyourlenson @graceanneoscar @gutsy4 @haripriyakm @himadas @iamabloggertoo @hlindschinger @iamdonovan @icerene01 @insomniacbee @indira2412 @ishitarc1908 @ivanproust @jahnavichintakunta @jaipurthrumylens @jdjung @jenmotivates12 @jennifernicholewells @jessmcombs @joseelavallee @jsackmom @justdreadfull @koolitzable @kristinavanhoos @laduchessederat @laikassuvaikais @lilacsky22 @lulaharp @lyndapoysor @maddy1953 @maidsdayoff @meloheart @missams35 @mkjackie99 @mumbletymuse @myesteriousgirlneerja @myusername432 @nandininautiyal @niciacruz @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 @wordsfromarifa @worthinessambassador @wynstep @xaranahara

If I missed anybody out, my apologies, you all were meant to be included!

September Photoposts Calling!

It’s perhaps a bit early in the month but I like to be organised – besides which many of you might be going on holiday at some point and might not see this post for a while.

A quick reminder about Shutterbug Showcase: this is a weekly feature, running every Thursday. You are challenged to do a photo post on a topic named by the previous poster at the end of their post. Only one post – that of the person undertaking the challenge – will be published on Bloggers’ World (don’t forget to add the tags #photopost and #weekly). Everybody else is welcome to join in by posting responses to the same topic on their blog and linking to the photopost in the comments section. 

Dates available for September are:

1 Sept: @arwen1968 (scheduler’s privilege, sorry! – I won’t abuse it often) 🙂

8 Sept: @niyati16

15 Sept: @sadhanacs

22 Sept: @adriennea3

29 Sept: @colettebates

Please comment on this post and tag me @arwen1968 to nominate yourself. Any questions, ditto.

@beckybwinch, @cathylynnbrooks, @colettebates, @darshith0000, @drmegsorick, @foodeezjunction, @himadas, @indira2412, @jaipurthrumylens, @jsackmom, @jennifernicholewells, @missams35, @mumbletymuse, @myusername432,@niciacruz, @niyati16,@piyushavir, @sashay909, @suzannebowditch, @surbhisachdeva89, @wordscoffeeandlacedresses, you’ve been tagged as you have either participated in this challenge already or you have expressed interest. Apologies if I missed out on anyone!

All other forum members are also welcome to nominate themselves!

#photopost

How to Become a Better Photographer

Well, a good start would be to take pictures and share them here, so…

Could you people please nominate yourselves for the Thursday photo post feature? July and August.

Dates:

7 July: taken by @surbhisachdeva89
14 July: taken by @suzannebowditch
21 July: taken by @jennifernicholewells
28 July: taken by @foodeezjunction

4 August: taken by @beckybwinch
11 August: taken by @sashay909
18 August: taken by @cathylynnbrooks
26 August: taken by @niciacruz

@cathylynnbrooks, @mumbletymuse, @niciacruz, @missams35, @indira2412, @himadas, @colettebates, @piyushavir, @drmegsorick, @niyati16, @foodeezjunction, @jennifernicholewells, @suzannebowditch, @jsackmom, @sashay909, @jaipurthrumylens, you’ve been tagged as you have either participated in this challenge already or you have expressed interest. Apologies if I missed out on anyone!

Please remember all members of this forum are invited to nominate themselves, not just those tagged above!

Please tag me @arwen1968 to get my attention… or if you reply below that should also work. Thanks!
#photopost

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

 
#photopost, #weekly, #weeklyfeatures

Poetry Corner Invites!

Hello Friends 🙂
#poetrycorner #weekly

With 23 entries, this week’s poetry corner was a grand success. I hope you all enjoyed it as I did. I didn’t get many suggestions on improving the format so we are good to go with the current one.

I have already received 8 entries for this week’s event.

I encourage all of you to participate without hesitation. So please send me your 6 words story/poem/verse anything as soon as possible to my mail ID below. You can encourage any non-members too to participate. Some of the entries I have received are from non-members 🙂

thinkerv0@gmail.com

Have a wonderful day at blogging and life 🙂

LOve and light ❤

Anand 🙂

@sashay909 @wynstep @kristinavanhoos @pamkirst2014 @shinepositivepower @ananyabha @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @thedesivagabond @theanonymoustalker @sandeept252 @21timetraveler @mkjackie99 @raniamanda @moonloose @amommasview @adriennea3 @lulaharp @missams35 @dalees107 @aarti8692 @ishitarc1908 @koolitzable @kokoboocro @beckybwinch