Tag Archives: Blogging

“Write Your Story” – 51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past


“Write Your Story” – 51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 44: Genesis – Follow You, Follow Me


This week Hugh has asked if we know any songs that might bring to mind something about blogging. Thanks, Hugh!

I had no idea about this, so I just looked up songs about writing, and found this one. I’d never heard it before, but I like it a lot. I know she isn’t really singing about blogging, but it could work, I think, for the theme this week. We all are typing/writing about all kinds of things…our life, our likes/loves, our past, present, and future, and all together it seems to add up to a story about ourselves. Just think of all you know about the many bloggers that we interact with, and how some we’ve gotten to know, even virtually.

All us bloggers are writers of some sort or another, and we all start out the same…a blank screen, or paper page.

We all write our stories.


“Write Your Story”, by Francesca Battistelli, was released from her album, “If We’re Honest”, in 2014. It was written by Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia, and Ben Glover, and is on the Word, and Fervent labels.




Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS

SPIDER DANCE – Just Jot It January 2017


Just Jot It January 2017 jjj-2017

This is a blog challenge where we are to write/post something for each day in January. It’s fun! Join in by clicking the link. 🙂

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – Jan. 1st/17



Weave your web of love around me

Seduce me with your words, sublime

Silken strands to hold and bind me

Capture me…I’ll call you mine…

Spin your web in sticky spirals

I’ll never want to flee,

Lure me with your lyrics, love…

Come closer…come get me.

Dance with me, my Spider…dance…

Be wanton with your wildness,

Pierce me with your poisonous lance,

Our rebel love is reckless.


I wrote this poem back in 2015. I like anything to do with spiders…the way they look, all so different, that they are kind of scary, and that they are beneficial by catching annoying insects. If I see one I try to take a photo of it. I don’t run screaming from the room, and most times I leave them where they are. I do catch spiders sometimes, if they are in the house, releasing it outside.

Here’s a song I like, about a woman and her spider dance. 🙂

The song is called “Lola Montez” by Volbeat. It was based on a true story, of the woman, and her Spider Dance. I just call it the Spider Dance song, because of the lyrics.



Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2017 BS





Ok, so I spend most mornings going through my email list of new posts to read from all the blogs I follow. Well, those that have new stuff to read since I was on here last night. I like to see all the ‘diverse’ (hey, that’s the daily post prompt word…maybe I could use it) …well, all the different ways people blog. It suits my ADHD perfectly, the way I can just jump around from one topic to another, as quick as I want to, as quick as my mind changes and gets distracted every few seconds.

So, I’m reading along, and in my head I’m forming my own thoughts, and running commentary about what they are writing about. Then, I think I might comment on their post, because what I have to say about it is so good, everyone will applaud my observations and come see what I’ve posted lately…hahaha…not!! Anyway, I open the little reply/comment box, type my profound comment, which sometimes is really long, or sometimes just a few words, but I stop to read back and realize…uh…that’s too long, or dumb, or has nothing to do with the subject, because I’ve gone off on a tangent of my own. So, I delete it all, and just hit the like button. I think the person doesn’t really need to hear what I think, or they already have a bunch of comments, and I have nothing new to add, really. Well, that’s how it goes. But, hey…this is supposed to be a ‘social’ kind of thing, right? People love comments, don’t they? I’ll then sometimes make a small comment, just because I liked the writer’s subject, but more than ‘liked’ it…well, I don’t know…I’m loosing what I was thinking now.

Oh…diverse thoughts…

I’ve already forgotten any diverse thoughts I had.

Never mind…

Carry on with what you were doing! 🙂


~Like the hummingbird, I flit from one diverse thought to another~ BS


For Daily Post – Diverse … https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/diverse/

Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS




For the 5th day of Prompts for Just Jot It January, the year of 2016 was suggested. Here’s a few things I’ve learned toward the end of 2015, and these first few days of 2016. I’m sure these are not new to a lot of you, but I’d never tried them before. Sometimes, I’m afraid to try new things on the computer, in case I mess it all up, but so far these have worked ok. It takes me some bit of time to remember what to do, though, because it’s not automatic for me yet. 🙂

I learned …

  1. What a pingback is and how to do one
  2. To back up the content on my blog (save)
  3. To put a music video on my blog
  4. Copy and Paste
  5. To be something new learned

You can find out how much fun this challenge is by clicking below…




Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS





I would like to thank Kate, for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award! I appreciate you thinking of me when making your nominations. Kate’s blog can be found here

The rules for accepting this award are:

Thank the person who nominated you, and add a link to their blog

Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered, or follow regularly

Nominate them for the Versatile Blogger Award, and let them know they have been nominated.

Tell 7 things about yourself.

There is no obligation to accepting this award. It is just a fun way to get to know other bloggers, and to say you are appreciated. 🙂


I’ve not nominated any certain bloggers here today. I believe every blogger should be recognized for the variety of topics you write about, whether informative, funny, slice of life, entertaining, and especially all the hard work that I know goes into creating and maintaining a blog. So, anyone who would like to participate, feel free to accept this award. You are awesome! 🙂


7 things about myself:

  1. I collect novelty salt and pepper shakers
  2. I wake myself up talking and laughing from a dream, sometimes
  3. I used to have a real banana tree in my back yard (I’d never seen a real one before) The bananas were the best I’ve ever had.
  4. I love playing board games
  5. I can’t resist buying new notebooks to write in, especially if it has a cute or pretty cover
  6. I use so many post-it notes …and save what I’ve written. I call them my Crazy Notes
  7. I hate cold weather. Snow is pretty to look at, but I get panicky when we get it. I feel claustrophobic.


Thank you again, Kate, for the nomination! 🙂


Thank you for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2015 BS



SHARE YOUR WORLD … WEEK # 50sywbanner

Here are the questions and answers posed by Cee, for Share your World. If you’d like to take part, you can find out how here … Always fun and interesting 🙂 Thank you, Cee!


Q1 – Favorite thing to photograph? Write? or Cook?

I love taking pictures of all kinds of things. I’m certainly not a professional, and have only my phone, or a simple digital camera, so there are tons that don’t turn out very good. But, I keep on taking them. I like to take pictures of my kids, and grand-kids, my cats, the sky (clouds, sunrises, sunsets), birds, and anything that strikes me as funny, weird, or odd.

For writing, my favorite is…everything…:)

For cooking, whatever is fast and easy, or baking desserts.

Q2 – Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing?

I loved swinging when I was a kid. The higher the better. Now, not really. It sounds nice, but it makes me dizzy. I would love to have a big, old-fashioned porch where I could have a porch swing, though 🙂

Q3 – What has surprised you about blogging?

That I actually have a couple of blogs. I didn’t even know what one was, not too long ago. That I can post something here, and people actually read what I write! Amazing! The best would have to be the readers, the visitors, the likers, and the commenters! From your busy day, you choose to come here. Thank you all so much. I want to read and comment on each and every one of your posts, and it really bothers me that there is only so much time in a day to visit with you. I know how you all work hard at posting to your blogs, and I so appreciate each of you 🙂

Q4 – List at least 5 favorite desserts.

This is hard…I love all desserts. Let’s see, top 5… anything chocolate, any kind of cookie, pie, cake, and cheesecake 🙂 oh, and candy…yes!

And, at this moment, I’m having my afternoon coffee/with French Vanilla Cream, and some Christmas cookies that our neighbor baked and sent over. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{




Today is the 14th day of blogging for the NaBloPoMo challenge.

I’d like to take this time to thank all the wonderful people who have followed me on this blog.

I’ve been blogging since February 20, 2014, so…a little less than 2 years. I really had no idea what I was doing on here in those early days. Some days, it seems I still have no clue. It amazes me every time I push that blue publish button, that it actually works!

According to the stats page, there are now 201 awesome people, who have been kind enough to follow. That is some kind of milestone for me, when I figured there wouldn’t be anyone out there who would even read my posts. I appreciate each one of you who took the time to visit, to follow, and send comments my way. Hopefully, you’ve found a post or two that you’ve enjoyed reading.

I don’t know that I have a certain ‘niche’ on here. Most of the things I write about are just what I’m interested in at the moment. I have no helpful hints, and nothing to sell, but hope I’ve entertained you with a laugh or two, or gave you something to think about. Hope you haven’t gotten too bored with all the challenge posts I do. I like all kinds of things, so I suppose this blog is basically a variety blog. (if anyone has suggestions for what I should write about, just let me know, and I’ll try) Comments are always welcomed, too.

Again, thank you so very much for sticking with me, while I continue to learn things about blogging, and hopefully giving you something entertaining to read. 🙂


Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2015 BS




So, here we are in the month of March. Everyone is having crazy weather, but spring is coming soon. Yay! Quite a few things happen in this month, including the Spring Equinox, which is on the 20th. That same day there will be a total eclipse of the sun, (hope to be able to see it where I am), and it will be a full Super Moon. So many celestial happenings. I’ll be putting out my stones, and water to be energized anew. Also, we will have Daylight Savings time starting up again. I’m glad for that, too. Next would be St. Patrick’s day…always a bit of fun to be had.

My next writing challenge will be next month…the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. It runs for the entire month, using each letter of the alphabet to write a blog post about. Looking forward to that.

I still post new blog entries to my fan fiction story “Two Souls: Into the Fire” over on my other blog… http://ghostmmnc.blogspot.com … everyone is welcome to read that, if you want to.

Also, I still do the Twitter #MondayBlogs, and the #FridayPhrases …those are lots of fun.

So, in this manic month of March, in the interlude between the Blogging U, Writing:201 Poetry Challenge and the next one, I will be posting a variety of things on here. I will try to get in some of all of my favorite catagories, as the mood strikes.

Anyway, just wanted to give an update as to what all I’ll be doing. I do appreciate everyone who visits here, and love the comments, likes, and follows! Thank you so much!

Until next time… Peace, Love, & Light 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!