Second Chances – One Lovely Blog Award Nominations

Have you ever done something and... perhaps thought it was what you should be doing at the time, but... awhile later you second guess yourself and wish you had a second chance, but it's too late, the moving finger wrote and you can't travel back in time to do things differently. . . So what... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Tales, Trends and Travels Online

On Twitter, Tuesdays used to be known as Truthful Tuesday, where you confessed something via tweet. I have no idea if it is still a Twitter trend because I rarely tweet. Nothing to do with Twitter, I still love the format, I just... have been too distracted to participate. Reminds me of what my teachers... Continue Reading →

Blog Awards Extravaganza!

“…winning awards is cool. Aside from the warm fuzzy, it creates publicity, and that helps spread the word…” ― Patrick Rothfuss . . Hello and welcome to my blog awards extravaganza! . . When I first created my WordPress blog... ... I wasn't sure about what I was doing. That is the how and why... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Fun Ways to analyse your Blog

My post yesterday was rather serious, as I was in a deeply contemplative mood. As is often the case when I feel myself diving too deeply into the inner ocean, especially the dark parts of it, which is necessary and rewarding, but I don't want to drown or lose my sense of perspective, I tend... Continue Reading →

Having My Cake (Yum) and Eating It Too…

  “Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I'd decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.” ― Donald E. Westlake    This post is a blog/blogging related post. In other words I'm going to bitch a bit about the behind the scenes of... Continue Reading →

Shauny Award for Blogging Excellence – A Celebration of Cerebration

I have been nominated for a Shauny Award by two bloggers whose blogs and writing I admire for many reasons, the main one being that they share themselves with courage, authenticity, humour, and style, and their bold act of sharing their perception of life is truly inspiring. They are purveyors of delectable mind food. They... Continue Reading →

Being Ignored – The SEO Angle

I LOVE (yes, I’m using CAPS ergo I’m shouting) THIS POST!

Don Charisma’s blog is a great one to follow and not just because he’s a great guy and blogger and photographer and thinker and human… but because you can learn a lot about blogging from him too!

I completely agree about OM. I have learned a lot about blogging from him and his blog Harsh Reality (I haven’t followed Shattered Smoke yet, my bad and it may be a continued bad on my part because life and stuff). Especially about comments and blogging etiquette.

His blog was one of the first to follow mine. Something he does. And it was one of the first I commented on… and almost fell over in surprise when he replied.

I was flapping around like the crazed shy person that I am when I received my first comments on WP. I didn’t know what to do or how to do whatever it was I should do and other stuff like that, and OM showed me the way. He set an example which I thought was wise to follow.

Took me a while to activate what he taught, but now I always reply to a comment on my blog… sometimes I reply too much. I’m still learning and you do have to be true to yourself if your blog is you, which mine is. Sort of… teasing, or am I!?

I never expect the bloggers on whose posts I comment to reply to me. So I sometimes miss their replies (again, my bad). I do however check to see if they are the strong silent type or the replying interactive type. I tend to feel warmer towards those who reply because then I know they are human (it’s a quirk of mine to check if people are, too long to explain).

Thanks Don Charisma, Brilliant post as ever!

Don Charisma

My professional integrity says that I keep my personal life largely to myself in my work. I find when more problematic/troublesome situations come up, I prefer to work on my art/photography/visual side of things or if I’ve got myself extremely busy then cease blogging all together. I do this because words cannot be taken back once written, and sometimes I just don’t want to write what I’m thinking or even be writing about something else whilst I’m thinking it (include feeling in that).

We’re all learning all of the time and this is about what’s on mind my mind, without talking about what’s on my mind, if that makes sense 🙂

AOpinionatedMan.com Daughters AOpinionatedMan.com Daughters

This blog is my combined personal / professional site, so I do sometimes share what’s personally relevant to what I’m doing professionally … also what this post is about.

My friend Opinionated Man recently gave me the…

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Behind the Facade of the Narcissist’s Silent Treatment

Adi Nes from Boys SeriesThe other day the beautiful and insightful Kim Saeed gave me a Not Featured on Freshly Pressed award nomination. Her blog - Let Me Reach - tackles the painful experience of being in a relationship with a Narcissist and offers ways to heal and recover from it.In her own words:“...what matters... Continue Reading →

Awesome Blog Content Award Nominations – Strike the bell

“We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” ― C.S. Lewis The very motivating and motivated force of nature and nurture known as - Hunt FOR Truth - nominated me for an ABC (Awesome Blog Content) Award - Some Fine Awesome Blog Content - please check out the other nominees. Thank you very much! It's... Continue Reading →

The Ideal Lover

A quick intro and then a story about a dream lover. Do you remember the first time you dreamed about your ideal lover? Can you still picture him or her? Is that first ideal lover the same as the one you dream about today? Even if you’re warmly ensconced in a relationship with a lover,... Continue Reading →

The Narcissist Slayer Blog Award Nominations

I did thank Kim for this most excellent award nomination, but I haven’t gotten around to passing it on yet… and it may be a while before I do. So I thought I would share her nominations with you as they offer much needed information, and inspiring passion for those dealing with a relationship with a Narcissist and other types of abusers.

You are your own best weapon against those who try to and do harm you, and the more knowledge you gather from others who have similar experiences, the more powerful you are, because their words and wisdom awakens your own inner words and wisdom. Break your silence and break free! Roar from your heart and let that roar echo loudly and proudly out into the world and touch others who also need an infusion of primal courage!

Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed

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Thanks to my friend, Ursula, I was inspired to create the Narcissist Slayer blog award.

Narcissists need no introduction.  Once they’ve touched your life, you are changed forever.  They literally strip you down to your deepest insecurities and slam-dunk you into misery and self-loathing; while they skip down a yellow brick road into the forest with Bambi.

In Ursula’s words:

“A relationship with a Narcissist always feels like a quest. You’re recruited as a hero to save them from dragons of one sort or another. They have so many dramas and stories of dramas. They are male and female damsels in permanent distress. It feels good at first to be seen as a hero on a quest to save such a damsel, it makes love mythical in proportions, you’re a dragon slayer, but at some point you’re going to become the dragon from whom they need saving. They are always the…

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And A Very Unusual Christmas To You Too!

The other night as I was drifting off to slumberland, a deer barked, the sound echoing eerily in the still of night. Deer barks are similar to dog barks. At first I thought it was a dog, but the local dogs don’t bark. Not often, not like that. It went on for a while, repetitive... Continue Reading →

Being A Child of Narcissists – Breaking the Silence

Halls of Blind by Haliestra "My mother trained me to tell her everything she does was right. And when I did not agree with her, I was a bad son who betrayed her and then used guilt to keep me. A thought of my own was forbidden. The word “WE” was used a lot as... Continue Reading →

The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – 6 & 7 – The Astrologers

Deep Souldiving nominated me for a Bundles of Joy of blogging award nominations… and I am passing on the bundles of joy, bit by bit. Today I'm passing it on to two very talented astrologers, who share their talent for seeing the workings of the universe on an Earthly level and on a personal level... Continue Reading →

The Invitation

Okay, here is my confession, never to be repeated for fear of recriminations – I find poetry boring. I know it is the language of the soul. Live and let live, so enjoy poetry, don’t make me enjoy it for your sake. BUT… this speaks to my soul of my soul, yet it is the words of another’s soul… a very beautiful soul of another!
Read it and… that’s up to you.

Pluranian RamBull!ngs

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by allisonpurves

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your…

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Internet Treasures: YOGCAST Lewis & Simon

This is hilarious! Even if you are not familiar with Minecraft... this is hilarious! And it sums up humans and how we do stuff in a brilliantly funny and slightly scary way! The best funny bone ticklers have an element of fear to them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLshmPokKts&list=SP310728C6AAFF44B1 Tekkit Part 29 - Nerd Poles This also explains why... Continue Reading →

The Bundles of Joy Blogging Award Nominations – #3,4,5 – The Philosophers

“To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!” - Louis-Ferdinand Céline Don't ask... that quote just seemed apt. Blogging is a bit of our delirium shared... perhaps.... Continue Reading →

A Very Inspiring Blogger – Love Thy Introvert – For the introverts…and the extroverts that love us!

Where is the beginning? What leads you to find a blog and makes you decide to follow it? The other day I read a post - How to Talk to a Sad Melancholy Introvert -  which inspired a deep and long conversation within me that shifted my perspective. If you don't know me that won't... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: The Insight Game

Do you enjoy exploring yourself? Who you are, what makes you tick, why you do what you do, think what you think, feel what you feel, and learning new ways of looking at yourself. Do you like taking personality tests (and arguing with every question if you're similar to me)? Do you like to 'type'... Continue Reading →

Get Your Sneak On!

Creep by MoonVooDoo Feeling a little self conscious are you, Daily Prompt? Want to know what we think about you and your pokes and prods into our writing minds and fingers? Daily Prompt: A Little Sneaky Are writing prompts a useful exercise, or do you find them to be too limiting and/or hokey? Photographers, artists,... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Astromatrix

I was looking for information on the generation born with Uranus/Pluto (or Pluto/Uranus) conjunct, prompted by a comment on one of my astrology posts by the very lovely msfullroller of Ceralsis and Pluranian RamBullings, who has Pluto and Uranus conjunct in the 1st house like I do. She noticed that finding information about the conjunction... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Future Shorts – Short Film Network

Following on the theme for today of the Full Moon... one of my favourite short films about being human: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxvIzXI4_LY Wolves by Rafael Sommerhalder via Future Shorts' Youtube channel I absolutely love film. Yet my attention span is at times shorter than the span of a feature length movie, whether I think it is brilliant... Continue Reading →

Let’s Play a Game… Name a film which defines you then write a post about it.

I'll start the ball rolling... High Plains Drifter... I saw this film when I was a child. I knew in that moment that I had found my film. It spoke to me, to who I was, to my life, my soul, my psyche, in ways that nothing else ever had... and in some ways... ever... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: TV Tropes

TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life via TV Tropes Films and TV shows love to use chess as a way of defining the intelligence of a character - Smart People Play Chess. It is such a common gimmick that we no longer need to be told anything at all, we see a chess board with... Continue Reading →

What Strangeness is this… ’tis Friendship!

BabyBuns by MoonVooDoo I'm a mess. Sort of. I do stuff. I tend to do things back to front most of the time. I learn as I do. Don't read instructions. Not until after I've tried doing it without instructions. Mainly because I don't have a personal reference point to understand the instructions until I've... Continue Reading →

Death and Rebirthing Myself – The State of My Year

This is my answer to - Daily prompt: The State of My Year via The Daily Post At the beginning of January I discovered that my father had died. I had been estranged from him and the rest of my family for over ten years. In truth my father was always a stranger, so being... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: CATS!

I just read an excellent post via Freshly Pressed - Conversations with Cats by The Chowder Head - and laughed until I needed to use a litter box. Yes, I have... I am totally owned and pawned by a cat. So cat humour is my refuge from the complexity of  living with a cat. I... Continue Reading →

The Bane of Having Wings

"Aquarius 8. A man experiences much pain and discomfort as wings sprout on his back. It is known by all that the herb Ornithalia or Wingbane will cause one to sprout wings if it is religiously applied daily over a period of months.  Few do this, though, and the ones that try most often stop... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: Astrological Links

Since I've had some wonderful comments on my astrological posts, I thought I'd share some of my resources. I am not an astrologer, however recently I've understood more about astrology than ever before, and so I've shared what I've understood in my posts. My method is experimental and intuitive, rather than technical. I occasionally fudge... Continue Reading →

Internet Treasures: NPDrecovery on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEvS4Z6eE-Y Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Why Narcissists feel their actions do not count by NPDrecovery   As those of you who have read my posts may know, I am the only child of two malignant Narcissist. So, Narcissism, and understanding it, how it works, is one of my passions in life. Understanding it allows me to... Continue Reading →

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