DOWNTOWN – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

camera photo friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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DOWNTOWN:

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BLOGGERS: PLEASE ADD YOUR TWITTER NAME TO YOUR TWITTER SHARE BUTTON

This was originally published in June 2014, but it bears repeating.

twitter logo

I’ve been kicking around the Blogosphere for a few years now and try to be a good citizen in regards to sharing on social media, Twitter especially. You know the premise. The idea is to share others’ posts more often than your own, and they in turn, will share your posts. Maximum exposure and everybody wins, yes? Here’s the problem……
Unless you have set up your Twitter share button to include your Twitter name (@TwitterName) , you will not be aware that your post has been shared and neither will your followers! Only the person doing the sharing and their followers can see it, but it looks like the sharer wrote it, not you! Oh sure, they could click on the link for more info, but wouldn’t you rather get the recognition you deserve, immediately? Don’t you think those doing the sharing would also like you to return the favour? Altruism is a wonderful quality, up to a point!

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NOTHING ELSE MATTERS – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the Aug. 15th BOTB post

Battle of the Bands BOTB Knockin' on Heaven's Door

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This one pitted Brazilian contralto, Paula Fernandes
against American R&B/Jazz/Soul singer, Macy Gray.

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SPECTACULAR SETTINGS #WEPFF AUGUST CHALLENGE

Welcome to the Spectacular Settings Challenge!

Write...Edit---Publish BloghopBrought to you by WEP (click image for more info) and hosted by Denise Covey and Yolanda Renée
This is a two-part challenge. You may choose to do both parts or just one. For this challenge you will:
Part A:

1. Share a paragraph from a novel, or an extract from a poem, or a photograph that stopped your heart with a spectacular setting etc.
2. Describe how your chosen ‘setting’ spoke to you. Why did you like it?
Part B:

3. Then you may choose to:
a) write your own ‘setting’ piece in any genre, or share a ‘setting’ from your WIP, or…
b) write your own poem which highlights ‘setting’, or
c) share a photograph that blows you away every time you look at it and tell us why.
d) share an artwork that shows a ‘setting’ you love and tell us why you love it.
e) write a small playscript which highlights ‘setting’.

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NOTHING ELSE MATTERS – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)


There’s been some negative feedback about Metallica. See previous BOTB.
All I’m asking is please give this a chance.

♫♫ This week’s battle is macho Metallica with a twist: DUELLING FEMALE VOCALISTS!  ♫♫

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#8PhotosofHappiness for #MondayMusings

Clowie of Clowie's CornerThanks to Clowie’s Corner for inviting me to participate in the “8 Photos of Happiness” event, started by Ariel’s Little Corner of the Internet. See below for more details.

It’s difficult to choose only 8, from a lifetime of memories, but here’s what I came up with:
[Is it cheating to use photo collages? 😉 ]

Of course, you knew it had to start with dogs, yes? :)
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ECSTASY OF GOLD – #BOTB RESULTS

Welcome back! It’s time to announce results for the Aug. 1st BOTB post

Battle of the Bands BOTB Knockin' on Heaven's Door

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week.

This one pitted Italian movie soundtrack composer, Ennio Morricone
against American heavy metal band, Metallica.

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END OF DAY – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

camera photo friday

The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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END OF DAY:

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FORTY-TWO – WHO KNEW? HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!

WHERE DID THE TIME GO??

Catholic wedding ceremony

When we got married, there was opposition from all sides and one of his aunts even cursed us! We had been living together and decided to get hitched on impulse. I had an anti-marriage bias and this was a “now or never” type of situation. With only two months lead time, we managed to pull together a formal Italian style reception, complete with live band and multi-course feast.

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ECSTASY OF GOLD – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB

Welcome to another edition of
BATTLE OF THE BANDS

Battle of the Bands BOTB

BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and  StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)

♫♫ Today’s battle is Movies vs Metal ♫♫

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