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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I just want to say thank you to everyone who encouraged me and helped me make my first year of blogging, a success!! I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed new year!!

Sunday Drive Roundup November 2, 2014

 

 

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Another late Sunday drive around the wonderful blogosphere where one can find many talented writers, photographers, and artists  displaying their creative and inspirational work. It is always a joy to see and discover something new.  It is a thought provoking journey to find that awakens a deep delight inside of me. Anyway, as I meander along two days, I soon stumbled some wonderful gems in photography, the art of writing, and  in hearing the children sing.

Photography

This blogger, Keeping up with Kailina, found gentle beauty in the deep gray skies:

http://kailinamills.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/my-maine-space-november-4-2014/

Another photographer and blogger, NJ Corporate Portrait Photographer, found a breathtaking scene when discovering a huge rock:

http://rjgreenphoto.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/a-giant-rock/

Writing and Watching TV:

And here is a blogger and factual fiction writer, Bob Mayer, who writes about the importance of learning about the art of writing by watching TV:

http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/10-reasons-why-writers-should-watch-tv-part-i/

More on Writing:

Also another blogger at Lit World Interviews, writes a helpful and practical article on finding ideas to write a book:

http://litworldinterviews.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/how-to-come-up-with-a-book-idea/

Hear the Children Sing:

Here is a beautiful video on the ChristianBlessings blog site showing children of Myanmar singing praises to God:

http://ptl2010.com/2014/11/04/listen-to-the-myanmar-children-sing-to-the-lord/comment-page-1/#comment-24534

 

And there you have it, another Sunday Drive Roundup!! I hope you were able to find something here to encourage and inspire you today.

Guest Blogger: Angie

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Some time ago, a fellow writer and blogger featured me as a guest on her blog. She featured me on her “Writing on the Sly” blog and here is the link for those who would like to see my guest spot:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014/07/friday-guest-post.html

Angie is one of those wonderful friends in my life who is so loving and encouraging. She is an inspiration to me and to many others. And for being a full time mother with a large family, I just am baffled at how she finds the time to keep writing but she does. Oh and did I say blogs? Oh, yes, I did because she has several blogs. Like me I think she has the idea that a blog needs to have a purpose or theme and that the blog needs to remain true to that purpose. In my own blog writing, I have seen that straying from my main theme seems to throw the readers off. I am trying to be very careful of this. As I continue on my own writing journey, I am also trying to take time to learn from you the reader. What is important to you when you take special time to read my blog? I do hope you are finding something worthwhile and valuable on my page. In the meantime, I will keep on practicing and improving my writings so that my work is worthy enough to be read by others.  Another common thread that Angie and I share is that we both like to write children’s stories and have hopes of publishing them. I think she is further along than I am in that venture.

To begin with, I really like her “Writing on the Sly” blog in which she writes about her own writing journey. She has a number of interesting articles there about her own writing process.  And it is encouraging to me to follow her unique writing journey:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

Angie is also writing the blog, “A Window into Grief” in which she shares her family’s journey of grief after losing a son. It is a very deep and touching blog which others who have also suffered loss can relate to. I did not have the opportunity to be a mom and so I have not experienced the loss of a child. I can’t fully understand the deepness of her grief but she shares about it in her own beautiful words as she and her family continue through this grieving journey one day at time:

http://writingonthesly.blogspot.com/2014_08_01_archive.html

 

Finally, Angie also started a “Grieving with Hope” message board shortly after the death of her son for others who are grieving to have a place to go and to be able share:

http://www.grievingwithhope.org/

 

I hope you find Angie’s beautiful writings to be an inspiration and encouraging today.