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Today — September 27th 2020Your RSS feeds

Before you give up, think about why you held on so long

By: Debbie
Water droplets is the theme for #SundayStills today so I've collated a few of my favourite drop shots.

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Sparkle and shine

Shiny rain drops

Shiny drops

Raindrops on roses

Raindrops on roses

raindrop

magnolia and raindrop

Raindrops

Water droplets on camellia

Camellia water droplets

raindrops on orange flower

Raindrops on roses

Raindrops on roses

Raindrops on roses

daffodil in the rain

Droplet of dew

Dew droplet

Raindrops from the outside looking in

view from inside sunroom

view of sunroom

view looking into sunroom

Water droplets on leaf

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A Twisted Poem

By: Naonato

It’s raining salt.
Big, fat crusts of salt.
They bang on my window
And my feet shiver in the cold.

The dog howls
to the barking trees,
Its all mixed at these
stranded hours.

Leave me snorting snow off the
Mountain tops
Leave me melting under fresh
Marsh mellows,
Thundering high heels
Will still blister my skin,
And your taste will still fit
perfectly in my mouth.

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The first tape recorder that I remember as a kid was a black coloured BPL Sanyo. It was a pre-satellite channel era and all we had were two television channels, Doordarshan 1 and 2. They used to telecast only for a few hours in those days.  It was before the telly started growing into a […]

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The deep, dark web

Life might seem simple
But it's anything but!
Memories, people, experiences.
emotions, successes, failures,
and so much more..
woven into an intricate web
Too complicated to escape from,
Too messy to make sense of,
Too deep to fully understand,
Too sticky at times
to navigate through.
As we pick up new tricks,
The web gets trickier.
We struggle and keep fighting
Unraveling one puzzle after another.
We struggle to pave our way
through the one-way ticket…
the journey from birth to death.

This post was written in response to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #154. The challenge for this week was to “to see it as a background on which you have to write something.”

I interpreted that as a prompt leads you and publish a post on your own blog that responds to the prompt. Click on the link to know more about this challenge and to read the entries by my fellow bloggers. Thank you, Reena for hosting this challenge. 🙂

For the visually challenged readers, the image shows a close up view of what looks like very thick spirals of webs.

Image courtesy: https://reinventionsreena.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/network-579555_960_720.jpg

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Artist’s life photo #14: Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali in Paris (& Bonus Movie)

By: MiraSG

Artist’s life photo #14: Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali in Paris

Michel Montecrossa’s homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Michel Montecrossa on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

Mirakali’s homepage: www.Mirakali.net

Michel Montecrossa movies & trailers & Concert Videos on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/michelmontecrossa

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa

Sunday Stills Challenge: Wishing for Water, But #Droplets Will Do

Here is my entry for Terri Webster Schrandt’s, Sunday Stills Challenge with the topic of Wishing for Water, But #Droplets Will Do. I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use […]

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FOTD – September 27 – Daffodil

Welcome to my Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD).  Please feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Don’t forget that my FOTD challenge accepts leaves and berries as well as flowers. See more Flowers photos on my Pinterest page. I would appreciate you continuing to post your entries on […]

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The Virtual Spirit of Woodstock Festival 2020 Episode 5 ‘Straight From Home’

By: MiraSG

Episode 5 ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ of the Virtual Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italy Season 2020/2021 is vibrant creative blood from the courageous heart that overcomes all Corona fear. It’s the pounding heart of songs and music-movies that liberate from every lockdown frustration and are sung and performed by Michel Montecrossa for the worldwide audience to cheer up and be ready for an optimistic future starting with the New-Topical-Song ‘Daddy, Please Change The World For Me‘ dedicated as a young girl’s song for the U.S.A. Presidential Election and going on with great experience songs like ‘The New Turn Of Things‘, ‘At Times‘, ‘Fog Growin’ Thick‘ and the concluding anthem of hope ‘Glow In The Night: Hab Der Welt Noch Viel Zu Geben!‘.

Michel Montecrossa says:
“‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ is absolutely non-depressive music singing from my home-front stage to all humanity. ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ is sharing the spirit of creativity with all, creating a new platform of culture for a future that can handle the effects of Corona by being stronger than Corona. ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ is my 5th mini-concert coming directly to you from my home studio extending proudly and effectively into the whole wide world and many more will follow undeterred for years to come thus forming the Big Concerts.“

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Episode 5 ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ des Virtuellen Spirit of Woodstock Festival in Mirapuri, Italien Season 2020/2021 ist das schöpfungsstarke Blut des mutigen Herzens, das alle Corona Angst überwindet. Es ist das pochende Herz von Songs und Music-Movies, die von jeder Lockdown Frustration befreien und werden gesungen und gestaltet von Michel Montecrossa für das weltweite Publikum, um Lebensmut zu schöpfen und bereit zu sein für eine optimistische Zukunft. Das Eröffnungslied ist der New-Topical-Song ‘Daddy, Please Change The World For Me‘, als Song eines jungen Mädchens, gewidmet der U.S.A. Präsidentschaftswahl, gefolgt von beeindruckenden Experience-Songs wie ‘The New Turn Of Things‘, ‘At Times‘, ‘Fog Growin’ Thick‘ und der abschließenden Hoffnungshymne ‘Glow In The Night: Hab Der Welt Noch Viel Zu Geben!‘.

Michel Montecrossa sagt:
“‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ ist absolut nicht-depressive Musik, die von meiner Home-Front Bühne zur ganzen Menschheit singt. ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ teilt den Spirit der Kreativität mit allen und gestaltet eine neue Plattform der Kultur für eine Zukunft, die mit den Auswirkungen von Corona umzugehen weiß, indem sie stärker als Corona ist. ‘STRAIGHT FROM HOME’ ist mein fünftes Mini-Konzert, das zu euch direkt von meinem Home Studio kommt und sich kühn und effektiv in die ganze weite Welt verbreitet, unerschütterlich gefolgt von vielen mehr in den kommenden Jahren und so gestaltend die Großen Konzerte.“

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #57 – September 26, 2020

Welcome to Week #57 of the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt. Click here to read the guidelines for the Saturday Six Word Story Prompt series.

Prompt for Week #57 (Sep 26, 2020 – Oct 2, 2020)

Need

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I will do a roundup post each Friday. So please be sure to participate before time runs out!

I can’t wait to read your stories. 😀 I hope that you’ll be back for next week’s Six Word Story Prompt. 

Have fun! Thank you for participating. Until next week, folks!

P.S: If you have any doubts/suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The comments section is all yours!

P.P.S: Use the tag 6WSP and don’t forget to pingback to this post!

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2 Easy Ways to create pingbacks in Block Editor! – The Desktop version

Many bloggers are very much confused when it comes to pingbacks. So I thought I will help them out by making a tutorial of sorts. Watch the video to see 2 easy ways to add pingbacks. 🙂

This is my first video and clearly, I am an amateur. I am a storyteller who will probably never make it in YouTube. So please put up with the flaws. 😉

Image courtesy: Werner Moser from Pixabay 

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #56 – The Roundup Post

The prompt for the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) #56 was: Water.

Here’s the roundup post for 6WSP #56:

By Joelle: Without water we would all die.

By Ramya Vivek at My Musings: I would never water myself down!

By Aseem Rastogi at Transition of Thoughts:

He was thirsty.

Water wasn’t enough.

By Di at pensitivity101: Nature’s wine, cool, clear and fresh.

By Cheryl at THE BAG LADY: Respite in trickling mountain stream water.

By Lisa Coleman at Our Eyes Open: Too much water is not good!

By AYR at A Young Retirement: Deep Blue Water off Ireland Coast. (Click on the link to see the beautiful photo that accompanied this prompt)

By Fandango at This, That and The Other: Do you prefer sparkling or still?

By PaperKutzs at PaperKutzs: Water is a necessity of life.

By Susi Bocks at I Write Her: Sure do miss my holy water.

By Regina Davis-Sowers at Help from Heaven: Looking at the water calmed her.

By Richmond Road: Forget about it. Stick to water

By chellebee53 at My Totally Unthemed, Hodge-Podge, Mish-Mash Blog: Hot climate. Waterless. Couldn’t climb it.

By Ruth at Ruth Scribbles: Water is a life source. Drink!

By GwenAnn at The Kintsukuroi Life: Words, like water, can quench thirst…

By Anisha at CᖇazY Neᖇɗs: Water can evaporate or offer solutions.

By Amoralegria at WANDERLUST AND WONDERMENT: Water is our lifeblood on Earth.

By Lauren: Sparkling water is soda without taste.

By Keith at Keith’s Ramblings:

Water?

Please.

With ice?

No, whisky.

By Ramya Tantry at And Miles to go before I sleep…:

Year 2050,
World War,
Reason : Water

By Sangeetha at Mindfills:

still waters

stream consciousness

sparking life

By Zack and Zelda at Breathing Shallow Poetry: Living water washes my soul daily.

By Radhika at radhikasreflection: Year 2050 – water most expensive resource.

By Amy Rose: Water, the most abundant element found.

By Era at The Hidden Soul: Water everywhere, but can’t drink it.

By HappySoul at Live Love Laugh Learn: Evening, when alone, her water broke!

By Rajni, Sarika and Vish at Humpty Dumpty on a Wall: A quest for water; drinkable, plentiful.

By Sirisha Nandini Jala at queennandini: I drank eight glasses of water.

By Carol anne at Therapy Bits: Sparkling or still, which is it?

By Musing Of Souls at Musing Of Souls: Save, before you choke on it.

By Aashi D Parekh at Falling upwards: Calm waters reflected her lost soul.

By Chinmayee at Chinmayee’s Creations: Tears resemble water, but mean more…

By Bold Girl at The Bold Vibe: Water – Quenches thirst like no other.

By Goutam at Goutam’s Writings:

Rains.

In the puddle

Her paperboat.

By Julie at writingiswonderful: A wall of water. He ran.

By Moksha at Happy Panda: Her water broke, his life began.

By Leena at MUSINGS OF AN INCONSISTENT LIBRAN: Grief drowned her like flood water.

By Priya at Cozy Quiet Corner: Safe Drinking Water: right or privilege?

And last but not the least, from the host herself (Yes, that’s me!)

By Shweta Suresh at My Random Ramblings: Too much water ruined the upma.

Yay! And finally, I managed to publish the roundup post just in time. 😀

A lot of care has been taken to ensure that all the responses to the prompt have been included in this roundup post. However, if I have accidentally missed out on any of your stories in this roundup, I am extremely sorry. Don’t be disappointed. Do let me know through the comments and I’ll add it to the roundup straightaway.

If you are new here, click here to know all about 6WSP.

Click here to read the previous prompts and roundup posts.

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six word story #93

Too much water ruined the upma.

This post was written in response to my own Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #56: Water. Click on the link to read entries from my fellow bloggers.

Author’s Note:

Upma (or uppumavu as it is called in my mother tongue) is a South Indian breakfast that is made from dry-roasted semolina. Too much water can totally ruin the upma. And yes, no prizes for guessing – I have ruined upma by adding too much water. I have done it so many times – more than what I an count!

This prompt really threw me. I couldn’t come up with anything else in 6 words! So here is my half-baked attempt.

Click here to know more about this challenge.

Please click here to read the six word stories that I’ve previously published on this blog.

Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh

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Saturday Six Word Story Prompt (6WSP) #55 – The Roundup Post

The prompt for the Saturday Six Word Story (6WSP) #55 was: Motivation.

Here’s the roundup post for 6WSP #55:

By Joelle: Writing motivates the soul to create.

By Sadje at Keep it alive: Motivation; Magical effect of unexpected guests.

By Ramya Vivek at My Musings: Is conscious self-motivation her only salvation?

By Di at pensitivity101: It takes just a little encouragement.

By Keith at Keith’s Ramblings:

“ Today’s lecture – Motivation!

Hey …

Wake up! “

By Christine Goodnough at Christine’s Collection: Even simple tasks exhausted her now.

By Susi Bocks at I Write Her: Motivation lacking, sign of the times.

By Fandango at This, That and The Other: Motivation: completing a work in progress.

By Laura McHarrie at The Hidden Edge: Her adventurous son is – her motivation.

By Cheryl at THE BAG LADY: Motivation is a welcomed grandkid’s visit.

By Aseem Rastogi at Transition of Thoughts: His motivation to succeed was evident.

By Amoralegria at WANDERLUST AND WONDERMENT: The opposite of motivation is procrastination.

By Ruth at Ruth Scribbles: The motivational speech killed our enthusiasm.

By Lisa Coleman at Our Eyes Open: Motivation happens when determination meets courage!

By Nehal at Books & Words: She was motivated by her haters.

By Kushal Agarwal at Sab Kushal Mangal: Eschew motivational speakers, Begin self motivation.

By Anisha at CᖇazY Neᖇɗs: We either do it or don’t.

By Dave Madden at MMA Storytime: The crowd’s cheer lifted his spirits.

By GwenAnn at The Kintsukuroi Life: Would he choose to be free?

By Douryeh at Daily Observation: Motivation needs strength rather than hope.

By Lauren: Motivation = The need to know someone cares.

By acclire at Acclire: Motivation makes you do all things.

By Sangeetha at Mindfills:

monochromes only

motivate technicolour

magical maybes

By Sirisha Nandini Jala at queennandini: Saurabh Pandey’s motivation posts are divine.

By HappySoul at Live Love Laugh Learn: “She HAD to feed her kids”

By Sanjuna: After a greatfall,her self-motiavtion worked.

By PaperKutzs at PaperKutzs: You either have motivation or don’t.

By Aashi D Parekh at Falling upwards: Children motivated mother to learn English.

By Julie at writingiswonderful: Making magical music was her motivation.

By Aishwarya at kittyverses: Sleep successfully puts to rest motivation.

By Ranjini Madhavan at Ranju’s Travel Blog: Motivation is the secret of success.

By Carol anne at Therapy Bits: Motivation is getting the task done!

By Dr. Tanya at Salted Caramel: Motivation moves mountains despite all odds.

And last but not the least, from the host herself (Yes, that’s me!)

By Shweta Suresh at My Random Ramblings: Hunger and poverty – his greatest motivators.

Sorry for the delay! But better late than never! I am trying to catch up on all the pending roundup posts. Sorry that it took me so long.

A lot of care has been taken to ensure that all the responses to the prompt have been included in this roundup post. However, if I have accidentally missed out on any of your stories in this roundup, I am extremely sorry. Don’t be disappointed. Do let me know through the comments and I’ll add it to the roundup straightaway.

If you are new here, click here to know all about 6WSP.

Click here to read the previous prompts and roundup posts.

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Image courtesy: Sushant Suresh

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Sunday Song Selection 161 – more great songs by Michel Montecrossa & Mirakali

By: MiraSG
Michel Montecrossa – live on stage at the Mirapuri World Peace Festival Concert

Today’s post of the Sunday Song Selection features more great songs by Michel Montecrossa and Mirakali.

Mit Dir Und Der Welt – With You And The World (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Dance / Cyberrock

Zärtlicher Kuss (by Mirakali); Genre: Dance, EDM, Cyberrock, Electronica

Liebe & Herzlichkeits Kraft – Love & Sweetness Power (by Michel Montecrossa); Genre: Dance, Cyberschlager

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Explore Michel Montecrossa’s art, music, movies, quotes and more on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Montecrossa and on his facebook page

Mirakali’s homepage: https://www.mirakali.net/

Watch Michel Montecrossa videos & trailers on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/michelmontecrossa

Finding The Moral Of The Story | Enola Holmes

By: Joana
Eleven grew into a beautiful lady. If you’re a fan of the series Stranger Things, you probably know who Millie Bobby Brown is. I see Millie Bobby Brown as part of this new generation of great actors, her acting in Stranger Things was such a stand out performance, acting with little dialogue and mostly only […]

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Do Not Be Intimidated

We might be age mate but certainly not grace mate. Let no one intimidate you whether age mate or not and most especially do not intimidate anyone. We might be going to the destination but there are different routes that leads there.  Some will arrive early while some late. Life is not a competition, the […]

Today’s Art: ‘Catman’ – painting by Michel Montecrossa

By: MiraSG

Today’s Art: ‘Catman’ – painting by Michel Montecrossa 

Description: ‘Catman‘, Mirapuri, 14th October 2016, ink on paper, 29 x 41 cm

Michel Montecrossa Homepage: www.MichelMontecrossa.com

Become Michel Montecrossa’s friend on facebook: www.facebook.com/michel.montecrossa

All Michel Montecrossa Paintings and Drawings are available as High Resolution Digital Art Prints on canvas, either in standard-size A1 (59,4 cm x 84,1 cm) or on demand in other formats. See here previews of all paintings & drawings: http://michelmontecrossa.com/gallery/paintings-drawings

Send your order to: Filmaur Multimedia, Danziger Str. 1, 82131 Gauting near Munich, t: +49 (0)89-8508555, eMail: Filmaur@Mirapuri-Enterprises.com

Visit exhibitions of Michel Montecrossa’s art:

Read here about ‘THE ENERGY OF ART’ ART EXHIBITION of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the Mirapuri New Art Gallery (Mirapuri-Coiromonte, Italy)

Read here about the new ‘ART FOR FUTURE – KUNST FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT’ EXHIBITION 2020 – 2022 of Michel Montecrossa paintings and drawings at the New Art Gallery at the Filmaur Multimedia House (Gauting near Munich, Germany)

Short Story: Haunted House

Every year during student fundraising week, classes bid for the right to run the more popular attractions. Among the top picks was the haunted house.

The lucky class always went all out, and now that there were people with superpowers, the bar just kept rising.

This year, the stage was set on a floating platform above the school hall, accessible only when escorted by a masked super with the ability to fly.

Even though the haunted house was way above them, the eerie fog that shrouded it could be easily seen from the school fate. For those waiting in line on the roof like them, they could even touch the fog if they reached hard enough. And for those who cared to listen, they would be able to hear faint laughter and muffled screams from within.

She couldn’t wait to go in.

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Genre: fantasy

Yesterday — September 26th 2020Your RSS feeds

I love Gutenberg Block Editor but I have suggestion – Blogging Insights #35, #36

What is your experience with the Gutenberg editor?
I was away from blogging when WP introduced the Gutenberg Block editor. When I came back, I switched to it to just see what it was all about. But when I saw that I needed to spend time with it to actually start using it, I switched back to Classic editor. When I eventually found time to explore the new editor, I loved it. It has so many more features.

Check out my homepage to see what the block editor can do with a free plan.

Do you prefer it over the previous editor?
Y E S , I D O !

If you are not satisfied with Gutenberg, what suggestions can you make to WordPress to enhance your blogging experience?
I am happy with the new editor, yet, I have a suggestion.
They should have an option to embed other WP blog posts in our posts.

What device (desktop computer,laptop,tablet or smartphone) do you find most useful for blogging and why?
For writing blogs, my laptop. I do that on the weekends. Using the editor on laptop is more convenient.
For commenting, my phone. I do that throughout the week and won’t like to have the heavy system on my lap all the time 😀

Which editor do you prefer?


In response to Dr Tanya’s Blogging Insights # 35 – Gutenberg, Blogging Insights # 36 — Devices

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