This weekend a private message about not accepting private messages or friend requests from Jaydon Smith was going around Facebook. Why would I accept a friend request from that man? I don't know him! But thanks for the warning.
The warning was nonsense. It's an old spam thing. None of my friends who shared it took the 30 seconds to research it before sending the message on. Don't be foolish! Research things before sharing. Help stop this stuff! And help stop hackers by not sharing Read more [...]
Jennie Faith Allen, author of Stuck and other great studies, founder of IF gatherings, asked if I had read "bird by bird" last week. I ordered it. It arrived while I was out of town. I began reading it tonight. I am not even through the intro.
O M G!!
Her thoughts! Her sentences! Her words! Her style! I'm loving it!
This paragraph! The one in the picture!
I've been saying for a year I'm not a writer, though I have two books on Amazon and a thriving blog. PMI is publishing a book they Read more [...]
Day 27 Twenty-seven Sentences
June 27, 1927. On this date the United States Marine Corps adopted the English bulldog as their official mascot.
Write about any subject. You can write about a Marine, a bulldog, or an Englishman if you'd like. You can write about anything! But you must write exactly twenty-seven sentences. No more. No less.
Alternative: Write a poem with 27 words or syllables.
Since I can write about anything I choose today, I choose to ask you a few questions.
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Day 10 A Toast to Ten Bloggers
June 10, 1935. Dr. Robert Smith (Dr. Bob) takes his last drink and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob.
Although Bill and Dr. Bob quit drinking alcohol, we can still raise a toast to those who have done a great job!
Share a link to ten blogs you enjoy. Tell us why you think they deserve a toast! You may want to try viewing those blogs in your browser and using the “Press This” feature.
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Day 8 Eight Legs or Sideways It’s Infinity
June 8, 1992. The Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America. The first World Ocean Day was celebrated.
Did you know the world’s largest spider is the Goliath birdeater tarantula and it’s found in South America?
Write a story with eight legs (octopus, two cats, four people, etc).
Or turn the eight sideways and use “infinity” as your prompt.
Back in March, I took a photography class through Bloggers University. It was great Read more [...]
Welcome to the June 1-30 Challenge!
For entire month of June, you will be given a challenge each day that relates to the date of the month. Challenges can be met by writing an article, a fictional story, poetry, or opinion piece. You can even share a photo that tells a story. You choose how you want to meet the day’s challenge. Be creative!
I am posting the entire month’s challenges ahead of time because some of the challenges may take time and thought!
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In March of this year, I participated in a WordPress Photo 101 class. We had photo assignments each weekday for four weeks. I also participated in their week long Commenting Bootcamp during which we learned about commenting etiquette and were encouraged to comment on other blogs. I found both classes fun and challenging! I took them to learn new skills. An added benefit was all the new blogging friends I made!
This month, I have been participating in the A-Z Challenge. Again, I got out of my comfort Read more [...]
In June, I am hosting a June 1-30 Challenge. Each day of the month, I will post a challenge or prompt that relates to the number of the date.
I've been taking photos use as the featured image for each prompt. Here are some of my photos.
If you are interested in joining the June 1-30 Challenge, follow this blog or check back on April 25 for more information. You can also follow the tag "June 1-30 Challenge".
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Asher, son of Jacob
I have joined the A-Z Challenge for 2016. Each day of April, except Sundays, we write posts thematically from A-Z.
Since this is the first day, I am supposed to write about something that begins with A. I could write about any of the things listed above, but today I need the post to be about some abracadabra!
I need some magic!
I am hosting a lunch for moms who are part of While We're Waiting tomorrow, Read more [...]