Blogger Recognition Award

Hello my fellow bloggers! I am so happy to announce that I was nominated for the, “Blogger Recognition Ward.” The nomination is for bloggers from other bloggers. It gives the opportunity for blogs to be seen and read by other people who may not have seen your work before. I’m always awestruck when someone nominates me for any award but especially a blogger award. There are so many amazing bloggers and it’s truly inspiring and humbling to be thought of.

 

Who Nominated Me?

I was nominated by Valerie, who blogs about simple tips for people that have no time. These time saving ideas are brilliant and things I would never have thought of.  I really like the fact that she’s not focusing on just one topic either, she gives tips from health to college and career. There’s great ideas in her blog for anyone that has a busy life and even if you don’t who doesn’t like to save some time? Check her out, give her a follow and enjoy her tips. You won’t be disappointed. http://www.simpletipsblog.com/

 

My Advice For Bloggers

There’s two big things that come into my mind for advice for any blogger, no matter the theme or ideas of your blog. The first one is blog about something you truly love, enjoy and are passionate about. ThiIs will shine through your posts and draw more people to you. Don’t worry if you feel like it’s not a popular blog topic, there will always be people out there who want to read what you write. So, don’t be discourage and keep true to yourself!

The second thing is interact with the blogging community. I was nervous to do this at first because I thought so many things from I’m not a big enough blogger for people to want to talk too or no one will want to read my posts. But one day I decided too and it was the best and biggest step for me. All the bloggers I have interacted with have been completely supportive, kind and given constructive criticism, which only helps me to grow as a writer and blogger. Please take a second, give your thoughts on a blog, go to twitter and join a blogging community or five.

Why I Started My Blog

I had only shown a handful of family and friends my writings and creative thoughts before. I was nervous about sharing them with anyone else. There are so many talented people in this world but I realized they only have grown as writer’s from sharing their works with others. Big or small publishing, blogs or writings groups- this is when I knew I was holding myself back by not doing so. I created my blog and began to post, not knowing what I was doing or how to do it. I jumped in head first and have learned everything as I go. This has made the journey fun and fulling for me. I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner but am so happy to be blogging now.

The People I’m Nominating

This is always hard for me because there’s so many talented, amazing creators that I have been lucky enough to come across and interact with. Here are the 15 people I am nominating for the Blogger Recognition Award:

  1. https://emolovepoetry.blog/
  2. https://debatablydateable.wordpress.com/
  3. https://sweetdevil69.wordpress.com/
  4. https://thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com/
  5. https://crowdedmind.co/
  6. https://bellefabulous.wordpress.com/
  7. https://finallyunchainedone.wordpress.com/
  8. https://popmusiclifesupport.wordpress.com/
  9. https://runawaynunsandleprechauns.com/
  10. https://sunnywithachanceofmisery.wordpress.com/
  11. https://thethoughtscribblersblog.wordpress.com/
  12. https://whenlifeawakens.wordpress.com/
  13. https://popculturalstudies.wordpress.com/
  14. https://wayofthewise.wordpress.com/
  15. https://zeckrombryan.wordpress.com/

I nominated the above 15 bloggers because of their talent shines through their blog posts. Also, because of the interactions I have shared with some of these bloggers throughout my time blogging. I read their post whenever they share content on their blog which helps motivate and inspire me to write as well. Check out their blogs, read some great posts and interact with these amazing people. And don’t forget to give them a follow so you don’t miss out on their amazing work!

 

The Steps for Those Nominated

  1. Create a blog post
  2. Give a short description of the blog that nominated you and add their link
  3. Write your best piece of advice for other bloggers
  4. Discuss what made you start your blog
  5. Nominate 15 other blogs that you think people should check out

 

Did you guys check out any of the bloggers I nominated? If so tell me your thoughts on their blogs and if you followed them. Also, how do you feel about blogger awards? I’d love to know! Drop me a comment and lets interact.

Blogger in a Blog World AMA Responses

I’m really excited to get to this post. I had some questions asked from my Journey in Blogging: One Month post. I really enjoy interacting with the Word Press community and am glad some people asked me some questions. So, without further ado let’s begin:

Michael asked the following questions. I would definitely recommend checking out his page by clicking on his name. He has some fun posts, some poetry and has his tag line says, “Fantastical fiction from my brain.” Which means you’ll get lost within his writings for hours without even noticing but don’t worry it’s well worth it.

Question: What drove you to blog?

Holly: I always have enjoyed writing but was scared to put myself out there to anyone other than a close group of friends and family. One day I thought about blogging and was like, the worst that can happen is no one reads your writings, but the best thing that will happen is you can interact with a like-minded community which will make you grow as a writer and a person. Even though I was really nervous when I first posted, and still am, I put on my big-girl pants and make sure not to hold myself back. It’s been greatly rewarding.

Question: Do those closest to you know you, do it?

Holly: They do and they’re fully supportive because they know my love for writing. They are proud of me for gaining confidence and putting myself out to the world.

Question: Having been here for a month what would you advise a new blogger?

Holly: I would definitely recommend reaching out to fellow bloggers and enjoying the community. As much as I enjoy writing, the interaction with everyone and reading others work is amazing. I always look forward to Community Pool Mondays, where I can share my writings and check out other people’s work as well.

Question: Which blogs do you most enjoy?

Holly: Oh man this is tough, there are so many amazing ideas and people that I’ve come across and read daily. My favorite type of blogs are definitely poetry and short story based blogs, but I don’t limit myself to just those because so much creativity is put out there. I give any type of blog a chance because I love seeing the passion behind everyone’s work.

Question: Do you get as much time to write as you’d like?

Holly: Sadly, I don’t. When I’m stuck at work all day I think about how much I’d rather be writing.

 

Luna was next to ask a question. I really enjoy her the type of writings she does on her blog. From gaming, to TV shows, unboxing products, to just random posts you will never be let down by her take on things and her wonderful writing style. I would highly recommend checking out her work by clicking on her name above. Also, if you’re a Game of Thrones fan, check out her takes on the episodes! I always look forward to reading them.

Question: What topics do you want to blog about and why?

Holly:  I love writings about anything and everything. I know that’s a huge range for an answer but I love to be able to challenge myself with what I write. That’s why I never want to set limits on myself or for my blog. I’m just hoping people enjoy the wide range of writings I do.

Noiceenterinment asked me a few questions as well. Jeff and Ches have a wonderful blog, especially if you enjoy anime and funny story lines as well as some gaming post. Their blog posts crack me up and have introduced me to a bunch of new anime I’ve never heard of before. Definitely worth clicking on their name above and browsing around their posts.

Question:  What are your goals you would like to accomplish with your blog?

Holly: My mine goal is to grow myself as a writer, to set challenges for myself and try new things. It’s also a way for me to interact with other bloggers and learn about their writings as well. I would also love to use this to publish a poetry book, short stories and a novel sometime in the future.

Question: When did you first realize you liked to write?

Holly: I always loved to write, ever since I was young. I would find myself at school not taking notes in class but writing down characters, story ideas and poems. Writing never feels like work to me I could do it for hours without even realizing the time that has passed. That’s how I know I truly enjoy every aspect of writing.

Diehardman aka The Bradcave is such a fan writer. He takes a glimpses into past toys, board and video games but is not just limited to these ideas. His in-depth look into the topics he chooses is really informative, yet fun. I really enjoy every post I’ve read by him and him listing himself as a “Batman Aficiando”’ how could you not to go take a peek at his blog?

Question:  What are the hardest kind of posts for you to write and why?

Holly: I would have to say any review I’ve done. This is because I have to take the time to put everything together, hit the best points, the down points and overall explain the concept of what I’m writing. I try to approach it as if the person reading has never heard of whatever I am writing about. So, I want to pull them in, give them an idea of the review but not give anything away. It is definitely time consuming but well worth it.

Question: If money was not an issue, would you write full-time?

Holly: Absolutely! I would be writing all day if I had the chance. Maybe if I can win the current lottery I might be able to make that dream come true. -Fingers crossed-

Question: What TV shows are you currently enjoying? Do they inspire your writing?

Holly: Currently my top show is Game of Thrones. I write a post about the episode every week and try to have it up by Monday morning. Another show is Twin Peaks, which is totally off the wall but I’m still hooked to find out what happens with Agent Cooper. Then there’s You’re the Worst which is a show about dysfunctional people trying to figure out life and it’s amazing.

Question: When you write, do you listen to music or have anything else on around you?

Holly: I have all sorts of different writing playlists set up on my Spotify account. When the headphones go on, it’s go time. Haha.

Desiree B asked the last question for this post. I remember reading about her on her page and thinking wow this girl gets it! She has a lovely way with words and if you enjoy fantasy writings you will enjoy her posts. I would definitely recommend giving a click on her name and checking her site out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

Question: What got you into writing?

Holly: There was a project in my 8th grade English class to put together a binder full of anything you would like to share. It had to be done by the end of the year and would be graded before school was out. I sat down at my computer and just began to write anything and everything that came to mind. I had to upgrade to a bigger binder than the one given to the class at the time. After that I was 100% hooked and knew I had found my true passion in life.

Thank you everyone for the questions. I really enjoying interacting with the blogging community. I would highly recommend checking out each of these talented individuals’ blogs and reaching out to them. Until next time, I’ll see you around the blogger world.

Undeniable #Poetry

A quick back story on this poem:

I wrote this poem about 10 years ago. It is pertaining to my Ex-Fiance at the time and our relationship/my doubts. I haven’t changed or re-written anything from this poem since then. Please let me know what you think, especially compared to my poetry now. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

Is this love for you real?

Are we going with what we really feel?

Or trying to hold on to something, anything we can.

Do we really feel it?

Or do we only need it.

Do we need the idea of love and someone loving us to make things easier?

Is it easier to say that you have someone waiting for you?

Me and you. You and me. Us.

Just an idea that we pushed around in our heads.

Did we make believe it was real?

To show others what we “have” and what they want.

But do they want falsehood?

Are we being true to ourselves, each other and the feelings within?

Did we just make up what we both longed for just to have it so readily?

Do you try to convince yourself this is real?

Am I doing that every day?

By talking about you, how I feel and what you mean to me.

Do I say these things over and over again to convince myself that they’re true.

Is it if you say it enough you’ll eventually believe it? Is that what love is?

Is that what this is?

A rebound for you.

A need for me.

A want from you.

I lust of feelings for me.

Do I even know what I’m meaning?

These words I write so swiftly.

Pouring from my mind onto this page not knowing what I’m looking for maybe it’s what’s within me.

Maybe it’s doubt casting its ugly head.

Maybe it’s wanting it to fail due to being afraid of the commitment.

Do I really make you happy?

Or do you just tell yourself that so it’s easier to make it through the day.

So, you can forget about her and the other guy she’s with.

Do you think of her in the ways you say you think of me?

Could you really?

Do I measure up to her and what she was too you or am I just the settle you told yourself you’d never do?

Am I everything to you?

Are you everything to me?

Do “we” really exist in all this?

Is this our hearts and our brains being young, dumb, looking for that feeling so hard that we just happened to find it in each other?

Hoping, longing that it’s real so we manifested it in each other.

Does your heart cry for me?

Long for me?

Or are you just playing the game?

Somewhere inside you are hoping it will become real.

I will become her.

You will become him.

We will become them, we, us.

Does the drive for the idea of love make love so?

Does your brain and your heart make it so if you force it too?

Does our subconscious hold the truth, the real truth?

If so will we ever reach it or will we lock it away deep inside and hope it never rears its ugly face?

Did we talk and talk and talk to hope we’d find something in one another to spark anything inside us?

The fire we always heard about and wanted so badly.

The fire and passion one could only see in the movies.

Are we searching for that happy ending in each other because we know it really doesn’t exist?

Have we fooled everyone?

Have we fooled ourselves?

Is it okay to be your own worst enemy?

To destroy yourself and everything you built up that you thought was true, wanted to be true, longed for it to be true.

Can you really beat yourself at your own game?

It is the game of the heart that will cause your downfall in the end.

Are you ready for it?

Can you hold on?

Can you make everything you say real?

Can you feel it with all your being?

Or will you just fall endless?

The game of the heart and soul will destroy you in the end.

There could be happy endings but maybe if you only pretend.

To pretend you become the act, the show everyone tunes in for.

How long can you keep up this charade?

If you’re only longing for more.

Is it me that can give it to you?

Can you give it to me?

Are you my everything or my nothing?

Are you like these words that spew out of my thoughts are you just what I made you to be?

The perfect man.

The perfect girl.

Should I set you free?

Or hold on to this reality?

Pull your strings as you pull mine.

Who’s in charge, who will cross the line?

Hold you tight?

Live a lie?

Die alone?

Trust myself?

Trust your words?

Believe my feelings?

Cast them aside?

Feel your feelings or only try?

 Believe in myself like I believe in you.

I am I just a lie?

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Journey in Blogging: One Month

Hello lovely fellow bloggers!

I had just some quick news to share with everyone. It’s already been 1 month since I started posting to my WordPress blog. It wasn’t very long ago that I was too nervous, bashful and not confident in my writing to share my writings outside of a handful of people. Now, I’m sharing a piece of my heart and soul with the world every day! It’s truly uplifting and invigorating. I am so thankful for all the support I am being shown on this site from my fellow bloggers. Your likes, follows and comments help to keep me motivated to write and share my posts every day. I couldn’t keep growing into the writer I wish to be without all of you. So, from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. I look forward to interacting, growing, writing and posting more as these days turn into months. Wow time has flown!

Do you have any questions for me? If so please ask them in the comment section on this post. I will answer them back in the comment section and if I get a bunch of questions I will answer them in a blog post.

Catch you on the flipside,

Holly

P.S.

Want to interact outside of WordPress? I know I do! Follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back.

 

Muses: Music That Inspires

Hello my fellow lovely bloggers!

I have been racking my brain for hours on what to write. Nothing is coming to me today sadly, but not all is disappointing! I had an idea to share some songs with everyone that I enjoy, and hopefully you’ll find one or two you like as well. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment and if you want more of the tunes I rock to leave a like so I know. Without further ado, here are some awesome listens.
I adore K. Flay as an artist she has a lot of amazing songs but this one popped up on my Youtube feed today. Her raspy voice is soothing but still feminine, which adds to the soothing feeling of this song.  The original song is good as well, but there’s something about the beat and added music to this song that makes me fall in love. This is what I’m currently listening too on repeat.

Oh Missio, a band I just heard on the radio when I was driving one day. I like the light, airy beat to the music, definitely a head bobbing with the headphones on kind of song. The lyrics inspire me to just be myself and if you don’t like it, well the song title speaks for itself. 

So, this song really shocked me at how much I liked it. I was never a fan of the Jonas Brothers, honestly I couldn’t name any songs they have song. When this came up on my Spotify shuffle, I was instantly hooked to the opening beat, and I still am. The emotions in the song lyrics, the dance moves and just both the singers really got me into this song. Showing me how much Nick Jonas has grown as an artist.

If you know me picking a Panic! At The Disco song wouldn’t surprise you, as I tend to play their albums on repeat at least once a week. I picked this song because it has a special place in my writing. I’ve listened to this song on repeat while I’ve written poetry and short shorties. The beat is simple but mellowing helping keep me focused and the lyrics are very sweet. Plus, Brendon Urie’s singing voice is hands down one of my favorite things to listen too. 

Last, but not least, my girl Kesha. I’ve always had fun listening to her music, dancing, joking but never taking her lyrics seriously. When she released this song I was worried at what direction she would go. The opening had me on the edge of my seat because I knew this could go really great or really badly. I felt like I held my breath until this song was over and breathed a sigh of relief when I realized how good it really is. The lyrics just hooked me and I feel like it could fit anyone at least at some point in their lives. Also, the piano had me rocking out

These are just a few of the songs you can find me listening to on a regular biases. I have so many more songs that inspire me or have touched me on a deeper level. Also, a lot that are just for fun. I listen to all genres of music, there’s too many great artists in this world not too. I hope you enjoyed checking this small list out. If you did I will do more in the future.