Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blog Hop!

A big thank you Paula - Buenos Aires from Happysnappy, A Storyteller with A Camera for starting me on my first blog hop way!  Her blog is a must visit!


1. What am I working on?

I have a great idea (I think) for a homemade,  I Love Lucy Game!  I have been hee-hawing on buying the Snickers candy and other few supplies needed for the game, as I am currently kinda tapped for funds and dieting.  While trying to talk myself into dipping in my savings (that’s a tough sale), I thought of some other half-formed Lucy game ideas, so I am thinking about making it a three part blog series, with the one game using Snickers (the best idea) last.  Gives me time to scour for coupons.  

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

My main work is with quotes and poetry.  I also have always made up games to play with my friends.  I love a good party!  So I like to intermingle both if I can.  I write on subjects I know about and am passionate about.  You can always find a good quote or two to add to  any blog subject, that way you can experiment and kinda stay in bounds with your niche.

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

That’s easy! That little buzz, euphoria, high, happy feeling you get when you wrote something well.   Most of us are using our blog to help our family financially.  So it’s like we are forced to be creative or produce, which is a good thing.  I have all kinds of creative projects I never get around to (free-box art, Mother Teresa cross-stitch). I must write my blog. I must stretch my mind.  It’s great for the brain and you get a great high when you hit the sweet spot of writing.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

*If I need an idea, take a shower.

*How to implement the idea?--Walk with my sister - steal her best ideas. Oops I meant brainstorm with her.

*Writer‘s Block - start making posters for the blog!  You are not worried about the wording, just the beauty.  And  more thoughts flow.

*Hand write and rewrite with no distractions in a well lit room.

*Consult your master list: add recipe, add game, add puzzle, add skit, use the word groovy, etc

*Type up and use the Thesaurus in Word document

*Combine posters and writing in blogger and go get it proofread.

****In alphabetical order as they are all so groovy, here are three of my favorite blogs****

http://fitnessfashionista.com/

Danielle takes us though her journey as she loses weight.   Sometimes humorous, always informative, you get a full dose of motivation to get up and move!   I like that she keeps what works for her and tries new ideas to stay on goal.  So you can learn from her success and her mistakes!   Journaling your exercise is a great way to stay on track.  Fitness Fashionista is one smart cookie. Oops, better go back for a quick visit!

http://itsanordinaryblog.com/   tag line is: Life, Parenting, & Everything In Between.  This is true, but I think the tag line should be finding the funny!  Whether it’s being stiffed for babysitting fees or a movie review, Holli Ann recounts with such smart fun humor that I smile every time the picture of her and her family starts downloading on my computer.  It’s a riot, itself.

Sample: “Overall, on the It’s An Ordinary Blog movie review scale from one to ten where one is the worst, five is the best, and ten is the worst again I give “A Million Ways To Die In The West” a 8.95945021 with an emoticon based sub-ranking of “That was equivalent to dealing yourself first in a game of poker which, I’m pretty sure, gets you shot in the old West.”

http://www.theinnercircle64.blogspot.com/  Also takes you on his personal journey through life.  Including his struggles since his wife died.  Michael is honest, compassionate, grateful and extremely smart.  You will get his story, warts and all.  He writes raw and unfiltered, as if he is compelled to get everything to pen, out in the open.  He seems fearless in his writing, so you see his full heart.  He shares with us his letter to his wife on what would have been their 10th anniversary.  I have never read such an amazing letter.  I really can not do this blog justice.  In my opinion, this blog is a beautiful masterpiece. 

Highest recommendations all four blogs! They are:






















Thanks for visiting my Blog Hop! It was a lot of fun!!!!

May all your nights be filled with Chicken Dinners
-Poems  & Quotes Finder
www.behappyzone.com



 

38 comments:

  1. blogs become more interesting with the quality of articles .. quality depends on an authors creativity even if it means stealing .. oops.. brainstorming :)

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  2. That is an awesome blog hop. I loved learning new things about ut.

    Michelle F.

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  3. Thanks for the recommendations on blogs to read. I will have to come back and check out Danielle and Michael's blogs. I love reading stories about people going through they're daily lives. Thanks for the post!

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  4. Winner winner chicken dinner is also a winner for me! Love the ryhming there :) I think you're idea of getting a shower is cool too!

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  5. I love hearing how you get your ideas and inspirations for your blog. I always enjoy reading your quotes, you are very creative!

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  6. Oh that's funny! I get my best ideas in the shower too! Congrats on your first blog hop!

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  7. I like this version of a blog hop, where you are simply sharing some of your favorite blogs. Most of my blog post ideas come when I am laying in bed at night!

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  8. Thanks for blog hopping with me Paula! Loved the work process part, with ideas to be stolen. Ooops, I meant brainstormed. ;) Lol.

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  9. An interesting blog hop (and read!) I liked reading your thoughts.

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  10. This is a way cooler blog hop than most I have seen - cute way to promote others! Thanks for the read!

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  11. That is a great blog hop.. i am not fully understanding the entire concept.. but i like what you do with the Poetry!

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  12. I'll bet you are super fun at a party with all of your made-up games! I love that you get ideas in the shower. You need one of those wet notepads to keep in there.

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  13. Great post as usual! I love hearing how you think these great ideas up! I am doing this particular blog hop as well and I love hearing how other people do the things we do. I think that is what makes bloggers a great community because we all have our differences but no matter what we want each other to succeed!

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  14. Interesting blog hop, when I'm done my work for the day I need to come back and take a proper look at the sites you listed.

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  15. Love your poems! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Interesting hop! Love the answers too. Especially about thinking in the shower:) I do some of my best thinking in there as well.

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  17. Paula, you have some really creative and interesting ideas. No doubt due to the research, reading online, and work that you do. Well done!

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  18. Blogging is such a joy, you learn so much... well done Paula :)

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  19. It's always great to hear how the creative processes of others works. Love the comment about brainstorming with your sister!

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  20. i really like these hops, you get to know people and new blogs! great way to connect.

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  21. I love blog hops with a baby on the way am barely able to get my posts in time hopefully once my baby is here i'll be able to do more

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  22. A homemade I Love Lucy Game sounds like so much fun. I would spend hours looking at all of her shows I loved the chocolate factory one.

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  23. Awwww, Paula! I feel absolutely honored that you included me in your blog hop! You're amazing! I'm very fond of your blog as well! :)

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  24. Thank you for asking me and I am looking forward to my turn in the sun...*s*

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  25. Interesting Blog Hop, i really love reading your ideas and quotes and some stories on your blog. Thanks for sharing, i learned new things about this post.

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  26. I love the shower thing because I do my best thinking in the tub. Love your blog and thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thanks for sharing these great blogs - they look great!

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  28. Man, we need more happiness in the world. Love that blog name. And thanks for sharin' the hop and these blogs.

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  29. Blog hops are a great way to meet and read new blogs.

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  30. I like the part where you said if you need an idea you take a shower. For me sometimes I just need to get away from the computer entirely and try not to think about writing and sometimes an idea will pop up. It is interesting to hear what works for everyone.

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  31. Sure you have picked your choices of the best blog for you and thank you for sharing them and I will find time to see if your choices are good. I love your idea of brainstorming for upcoming article and for me I see the world with a lot of idea to be shared and sometimes I just can't figure out how can I start sharing them all and reaching the mind of my readers that is why it turn out to be writer's block because of too many ideas that wants to pop out.

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  32. I use the shower as a place to mull over my creative thoughts too. only quiet place in the house :)

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  33. What a fun blog hop and I'm glad you were inspired to do one! I've never hosted one but it seems like it would be fun!

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  34. Thank you for sharing a little about yourself! An I Love Lucy board game would be great too, I'd play it!

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  35. Welcome to the world of blog hops/link parties :) It was nice learning more about you and your writing. Love you site!

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  36. What a great way to get to know bloggers! Congratulations to them for being featured.

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  37. Thanks for sharing your tips and hacks in blogging..

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  38. I love I Love Lucy! I bet that game will be cool.

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