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What Do You Want More Than Anything Else?

Thriving Not Surviving

New Year’s Day is a time for resolutions. We use this time to reflect on the year that has passed, and plan for the year ahead. There are many changes I’d like to see in 2019. Among those are:

  • Become more disciplined in my writing.  I want to finish my novel this year and begin blogging again.
  • Maintain my weight for the year.
  • Continue running 5 miles once or twice a week while increasing speed.
  • Reduce the use of artificial sweeteners.
  • Do more physical activities with my kids.
  • Reduce sugar and increase vegetables in the girls’ diet.

The problem is that New Year’s resolutions are incredibly difficult to stick to.  It sounds good on January 1 when we tell ourselves we’re going to start eating better, but we’re not going to start on a holiday, right?  There’s a big party and we can’t possibly miss out on Joe’s wings and…

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A Poet’s Guide to WordPress: Getting Your Poetry Noticed

Excellent advice even if you’re not a poet!

Vita Brevis

Poetry and WordPress — it’s a match made in heaven. I struggle to think of a better spot on the internet where sharing poetry, receiving feedback, getting published, and growing a following is so neatly packaged together.

What makes this possible is WordPress’ embedded community and search engine feature (known as the Reader). It gives your poems a shot at being viewed immediately, which is much better than being buried beneath millions of Google results, waiting for someone to happen upon your website.

And it helps that there’s such a vibrant community of poets on here. Resources, publications, competitions, and writing prompts abound. But just because you press “publish” doesn’t mean that your poem will get as many views as it could. WordPress doesn’t treat all posts equally.

Every day I see great poetry dive headfirst into the void–if the poets are lucky, their posts will get a view or…

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

This week’s art inspiration!

Word of the Day Challenge

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Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

Anything goes, there are no rules. But don’t forget to link us to your post with a pingback. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

This week’s art inspiration!

Word of the Day Challenge

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Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

Anything goes, there are no rules. But don’t forget to link us to your post with a pingback. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

This week’s art inspiration!

Word of the Day Challenge

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Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

Anything goes, there are no rules. But don’t forget to link us to your post with a pingback. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

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Patterns – TuesdayPhoto Prompt

This week’s photo prompt!

Word of the Day Challenge

Today’s theme is “Patterns” … this is a photo of a rock pool and I’m not sure if the pattern was made by the sea snails or the tide. 

But I do see patterns everywhere … in the bark, the clouds, building and traffic. 
  This week share your photos on “Patterns”?

OR

Use my above photo to get creative  … write a poem, prose, flash fiction, etc.

Come on the more the merrier, please share and read each others photo posts!

Please complete before next Tuesday using a pingback to link your post.
Not sure how to do that then see how to create pingbacks here.

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Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

This week’s inspirational art!

Word of the Day Challenge

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Welcome to Kira’s weekly inspirational art piece.

Let the whole picture tell you a story, or dive into the small intricate details to make one up! Write a poem, a fiction piece or come up with a picture or drawing of your own, that you feel relates to it.

Feel free to copy Kira’s drawing, to add it to your own post!

Anything goes, there are no rules. But don’t forget to link us to your post with a pingback. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here.

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