March 2019 Blogging Bliss Newsletter - the Unofficial Newsletter for Blogging on WDC
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Issue: Seventy Five
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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief: Wordsmitty ✍️
Proofing Assistant: QueenOwl ~ A New Day Dawns
1. Editor's Note
2. Featured Topic
3. Editor's Picks
5. Blogging News
6. Blog Events
7. Special Item
This Month's Editor: Wordsmitty ✍️
Hello. Good to have you back, and we've got some good words for you. First, remember that "The Quill Awards" for 2018 items will be coming up. The Quill Award ceremony will be held at 2:30pm WDC time on Saturday 13th April. PreQuill ceremony will be 2:30pm WDC time on Friday 29th March. This is for and by WDC members, so click on over to see nominations and support it. The Blogging Bliss is one of the sponsors for the Best Blog Award.
This month's Feature is about balance. No. It doesn't describe writing while standing on one leg, but it does dance around a few other things without completely falling over.
Of course, there's the usual Editor's Picks and the Welcome section of new blogs and restarted blogs. If you haven't seen them, please link on over and leave them a comment.
Keep on Bloggin'!
by Wordsmitty ✍️
Having just passed the solar equinox, you may be sensing a good balance after months of organization happening. In the back of your mind, however, there may be a feeling of tipping growing; stuff may start to tumble apart again as the cycle of day and night shifts to favor the one that was shorted for the past six months. Perhaps you've yet to notice that slight change in your writing as this occurs. After all, it hasn't been that many days ago.
Whether daylight is coming or going - ignoring that false solution of Daylight Savings Time, it is affecting everything we do and feel. This includes our writing which means blogging. Some may have strong solar legs to ride the Earth's travels on an even keel. Others may be hanging over the side during the extreme waves of light and dark. Yet twice a year, we are aligned to have a one-for-one.
Does this translate to good and bad or happy and sad or ying and yang? It may be too subtle to really tell or so obvious that it smacks hard. Yet, the blog is there to hold the thoughts that this causes whether it's put down on purpose or through the subconscious behind the words.
Consider how emotions create, and are created by, the words flowing as we write or blog. You must have noticed as you read blogs that you are affected by not just what it says but how it is said. There's discussions elsewhere on analyzing this if you need that. So let's move on.
You're probably wondering where this is leading and whether the solstice will be a point of chaos where things have stretched so far out-of-balance that all will snap, or if there is a resilience that just whips it all back together like a rubber band. I can't predict the future. I can only suggest that you let your mind and body guide your thoughts so that words come naturally. If you do that, then you will be riding along with highs and lows, and those blog entries will be perfectly in balance.
Blogs may be restricted to Upgraded Authors and higher. These entries may have a lower content rating than the overall blog.
"Three Squares a day?" from "Time Won't Wait!" [E] by Nada
"Invalid Entry" from "Invalid Item" by Robert Edward Baker
"Therapy" from "Le Voyage Magnifique" [18+] by Dave
"Blogging about Blogging...." from "Dragon's Den" [13+] by Dragon
"Spring Pain" from "Just Pulled The Trigger..." [E] by OroCas
"Happy Spring!" from "Love, Joy, Peace and Weirdness" [18+] by PWheeler ~ love ~ joy ~ peace
"The Poisoned Tree" from "Eyestar Views" [E] by eyestar
"Heart Beats" from "The Bologna Blog" [18+] by L.A. Grawitch
"School strike for climate" from "The Kiwi Dream" [GC] by Elle
"Invalid Entry" from "Invalid Item" by Just Jamie
We'd like to welcome the new bloggers, old bloggers starting a new blog, and bloggers restarting entries in old blogs after a break.
Sil with blog "Writing Blog" [13+]
JCosmos with blog "cosmic dreams and nightmares" [E]
Seabreeze with blog "Journal/Blog" [E]
Relanka with blog "Morning Musings" [ASR]
Jreese with blog "Invalid Item"
kat with blog "Blog/Journal" [E]
Crissy ~ TTOSBT! 🌸💛 with blog "The Gift of Experience: Hope Prevails" [ASR]
~Alexi~ with blog "Bits of Me and Some" [E]
Sumojo with blog "Day to Day happenings in my life" [13+]
Go read and leave a blogging welcome comment.
CONGRATULATIONS to Blogging Circle of Friends Blogger of the Week:
February 17 - February 23 Thankful QPdoll
February 24 - March 2 ren is an anxious geek
March 3 - March 9 penntonic
March 10 - March 16 ren is an anxious geek
There's always blogging things happening. Check out these:
"Blogging Circle of Friends " by CJ Reddick. Always on. Join and get daily prompts plus chat a spell at:
"Blog City ~ Every Blogger's Paradise" by Grieving Lyn. Take up residence or just get a second home to receive blog prompts and enjoy community events. Now offering prompts seven days a week. Stop by City Hall for:
Do you write in the dark or in the light? This means day or night, enclosed room versus sun porch or outside, hidden away or in plain/public sight, etc.
We all have our "writing places" where we always seem to do our blogging or story creation. Perhaps it's constrained because of that big box and monitor that are a pain to move around. Or maybe it's a comfy nest that has always been used. And it's always the same.
What if . . .
To stir up those mental neurons, try a change. Yes, they say that to write you have to be consistent and stay on schedule - same place, same time tomorrow. But that also can create a trap where those neurons just spin in the same orbits every day.
It's time to shake things up, every once in a while anyway. No need to be totally random, unless that works. Find a good balance between that writing place and the rest of the world. Inspiration comes from daydreaming, and the mind flits with impressions of new and different inputs. Paper and pen, laptop/phone, shady tree, hillside overlook, however wherever.
Being in balance does not mean always standing still.
Are you editor material or would you just like to help with the Blogging Bliss? We're looking for editors and guest writers. As part of the staff, you get all the pleasure out of bringing to readers great blogs you've read, spectacular ideas you have about blogging, and magnificent news from blogging activities all the while improving your writing craft beyond just putting words on a page. And it's a lot of fun.
Please let me, Wordsmitty ✍️ or one of the other editors listed at the top know, and you too could see your byline distributed across WDC.
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WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS MONTH'S ISSUE.
We thank you for your readership and we'll see you next month.
UNTIL THEN, HAPPY BLOGGING!
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