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Versatile Blogger Award

3 Oct

The Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

1.  Thank the person(s) who shared the award with you by linking back to them in your post. 

2.  Pass this award to 15 recently discovered blogs and let them know that you included them in your blog post. 

3.  List 7 things about yourself.

Thank you to Amanda for nominating me for this award!  What a cool concept!  I’m constantly reading and enjoying many other blogs and feel they deserve a little more credit sometimes so whether or not my opinion means much to them :).

15 recently discovered blogs that I LOVE:

Artistry by Adele – Fun photos and good food/crafts!

Kimberley Inspired– She doesn’t write much but when she does, it’s something good

Lightly SpokenHilarious and quirky.  A great morning read that’s very relate-able!

Travel Spirit – One of my favorite inspirational blogs.  This woman is so awesome, she has really shaped her life into what it’s supposed to be.

Images by Joseph– Awesome and interesting photos!

Design Revolver  – Really awesome modern design and ohhhh how I do love modern!!

Rebecca’s Retreat – great writer! 

Red Roan Chronicles– Best horse blog award in my opinion : )

Izznit  – Just look at this blog and fall in love with every new post!!  Love this blog.

Wild Storm– From one horse person to another and that’s what I like about it

Arctic Dream – Some of the most wonderful photos I’ve seen

Gourmet Pursuits – Can we say delicious?!

Say it with Music – I love music so much and love my fellow music bloggers : )

Free Bird – I love travel, too!  Can’t forget this one!

Sprinkles von Sprinklestein – This blog is very funny and entertaining!

I have so many more that I love but this list could keep me reading for hours.

7 Facts About Myself:

1.  I’m an equestrian to the core.  Horses are one of my truest loves and I hope to someday have a equine physical rehabilitation center to help human beings heal emotionally and physically.

2.  I love numbers and math.  I think it’s fun doing number puzzles and equations.

3.  In high school I probably wrote 20-25 songs on guitar and piano and no one has or will ever hear them haha

4. Pictures, music and memories are priceless to me.

5. The single most life changing event I ever endured was losing my horse.  My life would have been completely different if he had survived.  I actually made a documentary about it that I may share someday on my blog : )

6.  When I was a kid I thought that at my age now I’d have everything in life  figured out.  Guess what, are you ever really supposed to be 100% figured out??  What would you have to work for then??

7.  I used to HATE writing until I took a creative writing class in college and realized that at some point you can decide what you are writing about instead of being told.  Blogging has really escalated a creative writing experience for me and I couldn’t be more grateful!

I love sharing connections through blogging.  It’s incredibly interesting to me to read other people’s blogs.  I can’t wait to read the rest of yours this week : )

Top 5 Reasons why Blogging is making the world a better place

10 Aug

I’ve only been a writer in this blog community for a short amount of time but I’ve had the most positive experiences with it.  I really do think it’s making this crazy world a better place for the following reasons:

1.  It’s bringing different cultures together from around the globe

Blogging really allows people from many different cultures and sub-cultures to share and relate to each other on similar topics.  People can connect through traditions they share or even favorite foods.  The world has a lot more in common than people tend to believe.

(photo cred)

2. Everyone is a journalist!

If it’s new and something I’ve never heard before, it’s news!  I love reading blogs where people cover real life issues from their perspective.  Articles like this show the rest of the world how the communities in the midst of such conflict are coping and/or feeling.

3.  Blogging expands your mind

I can’t even begin to explain how much I have learned from other people’s blogging!  From photo tips to good recipes, any new knowledge is good knowledge.  I even credit my new found enjoyment of writing to the blogging world.  I always loved writing concert reviews or book reviews but now my writing curriculum has expanded as well as my brain.

(photo cred and other awesome photos)

4.  It enhances your creativity

From the many how-to’s to just sharing simple decorating styles, there are so many ideas to bounce off of and create your own ideas.  People are putting things on their blogs specifically to share with other people.  It’s the mecca of creativity.  I’ve seen many inspiring blogs,like this one, that have sparked completely new and compelling ideas.

5.  Sharing is caring

If you are publicly publishing something you’ve written, you are sharing your thoughts and I’m reading them.  Everyone has there own tips about life, love, friendship, adventure, photography, etc.  I love the idea of this online database to search for info you are looking for or even stumbling upon something you weren’t looking for.

A photo I took last night in SF.

So to my fellow bloggers, keep blogging!  I’m enjoying every minute of reading your point of view : )