Wednesday, May 6, 2015
IWSG and A to Z Reflections
I am not sure if I am cheating but even if I am, oh well as my saying goes. This is the first Insecure Writer's Support Group run by The Ninja, Alex J. Cavanaugh, after the A to Z Challenge in April. The A to Z was the brainchild of Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out. I have to say, I was invigorated, enthused, passionate and just plating gung-ho at the beginning and by the end, I may have been tired and my ass may have spread wider that than the parting of the Red Sea but I was still enthused and passionate about it. I wanted to read as much as I could.
There were so many that joined and it was a sheer pleasure to read the blogs where some discussed writing, enhancing one's abilities in that field, stretching one's imagination to just enjoying humour in every form. I know, next year, I will put more than just my name in the title so people will know what I am writing about. My wacky little brain didn't have the dim bulb go off until half way through this challenge.
I tried to keep my posts as short as possible since I can talketh too mucheth. I know when I found a blog with lots of writing I just moved on and felt guilty about it because the blog person put a lot of effort behind this. I want to thank the people who visited my blog and enjoyed the film people of times gone by. Many commented on the sad lives they had led and how many died of cancer. These are film people so most of them are screwed up anyway:) Cancer and heart disease are the major reasons death keeps calling. Think about it...how many do you know who have died from cancer, either family, close friends or just people you know. Ok onward to happier things...
I loved reading some great blogs that I love following or have met just this past month.
Maryann Holloway at If I Only Had A Time Machine, writes about history, flash fiction, Amazing women etc... Her A to Z was on World War 2 and this is one blog you need to check out.
Sharon Himsl at Shells, Tales and Sails, wrote about Women Inventors. I learned so much about what women have accomplished and wish this would be taught in schools.
Vidya Sury at Going A-Musing, Inspiring Happiness, Collecting Smiles, wrote letters to her son which were empowering, positive and worth it to read and be inspired.
Sandy at Bridge and Beyond spoke about her passion for helping the homeless and how she tries to bring them warm clothes by donations etc...-a truly selfless person.
Denise Hammond at Yes Virginia, There is Life after retirement wrote about Russia this year and to see the photos of the cities made me want to wiggle my nose and go there.
Sheila Milne at A Postcard a Day, was so much fun to see the interesting postcards that she has found or received from all over the world.
There was humour, Disney, films, books, animals, plus so much more. I know I missed out on some other great blogs. The fun thing is one can go to that list and just keep looking if we have nothing else to do even if our asses get sore from sitting.... and wider:)
Thank you all!!