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Inspiring Blogger Award And 7 Things About Me

29 May

I’ve been nominated for an inspiring Blogger Award (yep, i thought it was some kind of mistake too. Not so.)

I feel silly as i write this cos  i read a lot of posts everyday that are a million times better than mine. I’m also very flattered – it’s really frightning nice to hear that some people (hey!) enjoy reading stuff i write!

One of the rules is: i have to say thanks to the person who nominated me, which feels awkward; because of the obligation it will seem that i am insincere. But i really do appreciate it, thank you very much,  Paula Acton.

Seems like the perfect opportunity to thank all of you also, who read this shit, and comment on it, and remind me that there’s a big wide world outside my window. The fact that the (in some cases, very vast) distances between us all have not stopped our paths crossing, really does enchant me. I wonder if the novelty of this internet stuff will ever wear off. So far, so good. THANK YOU for stopping by 🙂

Rules of the award:
1.) Thank the person who gave you the award with a link to their blog.
2.) Tell them 7 things about yourself.
3.) Nominate 7 other blogs for the award.

So, first thing’s first. 7 People i nominate for the award:

1) Rescuing Little L – This blog is hard to read. Not because of how it is written (beautifully), but because it is a very personal account of healing after horrific abuse. But this is the Inspiring Bloggers award, and this lady’s strength and courage in dealing with these things, her ability to touch others and her desire to help those in similar situations, is very inspiring.

2) Tracie Louise Photography -This talented lady takes awesome pictures. It makes me wanna get my camera out. That’s inspiration!

3) Rants, Ravings and Revelations – This blog provides and interesting and informative social commentary. I agree with 80% of the stuff he says, it makes complicated issues easy to follow and understand, and it makes me laugh!

4) Peorth’s Portal – This blog is inspiring because the writer is very passionate in her religious faith, without being judgemental, antagonistic or aggressive. It’s a great example of how you can believe something very strongly, yet still have respect and tolerance of other lifestyles and belief systems. If only more people in the world were like that…

5) Mew Tube – I like his poems! They’re honest, insightful, and often make me laugh! I like his stories ( i think cos him and me have had some similar experiences!), i love his general sense of freedom and positivity.

6) The Midlest Sister – I’ve nominated this blog for 2 reasons. Firstly, i absolutely love her artistic expression; simple, very effective and kinda nostalgic (is it cos it makes you think of felt drawings you did as a child?). This blog inspired me to start experimenting more with visual posts and visual expression, which i am really enjoying, so she deserves this nomination. Secondly, i like the way she shares very relatable but personal stories about childhood and family life.

7)The Daily Neurotic  – I’m completely in love with this writing style, and only slightly jealous i didn’t think of it first! Her posts are short but somehow she manages to convey a real sense of whats going on in her head and life. I’m also here rooting for her, i was in her situation for a very long time and i think if i’d found this blog then, it would’ve helped. I really want her to tell Him to eff off!

7 Things about myself.

1) I’ve sat here for 40 mins trying to think of 7 things i can write about myself here. Myself sometimes feels like a strange concept to me. This is one of those times!

2) I’ve discovered recently that i don’t believe in God, of any sort.

3) At various points in my life i have believed in some kind of God or mysticism or spirituality. I have been a member of various religious communities (some orthodox, some, not so much). I always felt like i needed to believe in something, the other option scared me.

4) Now, i am getting more and more comfortable with the idea that we are just randomly falling through space and time and other unnamed dimensions…so much so that i would say i am even beginning to delight in the freedom of it. Nothing to contemplate.  “It’s Just A Ride – Bill Hicks”.

5) I really love scented flowers. I always stop to smell em when i’m walking around; a trait that i am happy to say i have passed on to my son.

6) I am very suspicious of most authoritative figures and organisations,

Mr BoJangles Says Relax

especially of their motives and agendas.

7)I have a cat (Mr BoJangles) that often sleeps on my head! ❤

Phew! That’s everything, right? Your turn!

Blogs I Like, Maybe You Will Too?

29 May

First off, a shameless plug. My sister is only 14, started playing the guitar less than a year ago and is really getting quite good. Only thing lacking is her confidence. I’ll be uber grateful if you could stop by here and give her videos a lil like! Think of it as an investment in the youth of today? or something like that. THANKYOU 🙂

OK so here are some blogs i’ve discovered and really enjoy reading. Some are funny, some are personal, some are photography, some poetry, some opinion based …so lucky dip really! Some i like because of the content, and some beacuse of the writing style, and some just cos i can relate them to things in my own life, some because they are so completely removed from my own beliefs or experience that i find them facinating. Enjoy!

Project Carp Diem

Social Assasin

Insanity

Mew Tube

Tracey Louise Photography

Rants, Ravings And Revelations

My Body And The City: Secret Life Of A Call Girl

Pride In Madness

Rough Seas In The Med

Joes Shitty Ideas

Rescuing Little L

Shouts From The Abyss

The Daily Neurotic

Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars

The Scarlet Numbers

I also STILL really love these:

Peas And Cougars

The Middlest Sister

In another month or so, i might update it again, depending on what i find! 😉

What The Juice?!?

25 May

As you may or may not know, I’m a bit of a n00b where this blogging lark is concerned.

So I’m a bit bamboozzled by the spam comment folder i just discovered, courtesy of this blog (thanks!)

Firstly, I’m a bit peeved and very sorry that i missed some genuine comments.

Secondly…what the juice?!? What do they want/expect to gain? Do they just want me to check out their sites? Their English isn’t too great either…who are they?

Here’s a (small!) sample:

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What?!

We Are One

16 May

It’s only been a couple of days but I’m loving this blogging business. It’s certainly filling a hole. Is there a honeymoon period, more experienced bloggers? Haha, today i rushed home quick so i could sit here and write to you, you’re like my new boyfriend! :s

I dunno if everyone feels a certain sense of isolation within their lives, if it’s part of the human condition, if it’s part of modern life, or if it’s just me…but i do, some times more acutely than others.

I haven’t even interacted too much on here yet; I’ve discovered a few blogs that i check regularly and have commented on, and a couple of very nice people have engaged me. Here are my faves so far:
http://tearmatt.com/

http://littlegreybox.wordpress.com/

http://lankyjayne.com/

http://dumbassnews.wordpress.com/

http://lifeinthedrivethru.wordpress.com/

Isn’t a sense of community just lovely? It’s too soon for me to be experiencing that in full yet, but im certainly seeing the potential, and already i don’t feel so isolated or dis-connected from everyone else 🙂

I’m completely in love with the idea of shared thoughts, shared experience across the distances that separate us all. I love the idea that I’m sat here, in a suburban garden somewhere in the south of England, writing my most mundane/reflective/interesting/pointless thoughts, and almost instantly, a complete stranger somewhere in Lao, whose values, lifestyle and struggles may be entirely different to mine, can read it. I can read about anything and everything, from the weird and wonderful to the tedious or offensive or non-sensical, and it’s all personal, all from the horse’s mouth. I absolutely love it!

I love the sense of freedom too. Power to the people! We are no longer reliant on newsgroups with their own agendas to inform us about global goings-on. We can talk to each other! I get a real sense of wonderment from that, it makes me feel hopeful.

I’m pretty sure I’ve not yet used a fraction of the features on it yet too. I’m looking forward to exploring the range of mediums i can post in because it’ll give me much more of an expressive range. I like to write songs and sing; i’m hoping soon i’ll be brave enough to post one. I’m working on something at the moment, maybe that’ll be the one.

I like to paint n stuffs too, and i’d like to explore visual expression more. I’d like to learn how to use a program that i could make cool cartoons on, any suggestions? I’s like to learn how to use stop motion too. I like these blogs particularly because of the visuals:

http://peasandcougars.com/

http://themiddlestsister.com/

Anyway, my creative motivation has been given a new lease of life by having this platform, where we can share our shit.

Ballbags to people who warn us about the dangers of the internet (all that porn etc). Freedom is not to be feared!

The internet seems like the biggest step in the last…forever, in uniting us all. The collective consciousness manifest. Cos after all, we are one.

Love to you reading this, in whatever remote corner or busy metropolis you find yourself at this moment.

Writer’s Block: When Your Imaginary Friends Won’t Talk To You…

15 May

There are infinate things to write about and that’s probably part of the problem. It’s as if there’s this mass of thoughts, concepts, experiences and other abstracts that make up a soul, all whizzing around like a blurry globe inside my mind (well, when i envision it, it’s in my solar plexus). It’s difficult to slow it down enough to select a tiny part of it, take it out, dust it down, examine and describe it with words to solidify here. It’s turned out slightly paradoxical, because in wondering what to write about, turns out that in itself has become the topic of this post.

It’s funny, I’ve sat here in front of this computer on and off for 2 days, trying to grasp what to write about, when previous to creating this blog, I was buzzing with creativity, with something to say. Every few days an idea would come to me, and I’d feel it take shape and form throughout the day.

Now i am here, i am blank. The page is long and white  and my brain is static and mundane. I’ve lost the flow.  Sod’s law.

Ima do me some readin’! Baby-bio for the brain!

Thankyou New Zealand!

14 May

Yaaaaay! First blog view yesterday, someone all the way over in New Zealand! Someone thousands of miles away has read my mind! Thankyou, whoever you are, you have made my day. Im sending you good vibes over the miles that seperate us 🙂

Seems mental. Viva t’interweb! D:

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