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Check this out, made my day!

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This is one of my TOP blogs and my blog was one of the ones reviewed. I was so happy when I read the weekly blog review Jason does. I included the link to the post. Please check it out and all his other great posts!

REVIEW LINK:

http://aopinionatedman.com/2015/11/08/weekly-blog-reviews-6/
LINK TO BLOG:

http://www.aopinionatedman.com

Let me know if the links don’t work.

XOXO

JEN

I write because…

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I write because…

Writing 101-assignment 1

This post is a long one but worth reading, well in my opinion. So the 1st writing assignment was a question. It’s like an interview with myself. I ask myself, “jennifer, why do you write?”

My mind starts spinning and is flooded with reasons. Where do I begin?how do I put my thoughts into words? I know why I write, but to explain it with writing seems to be a challenge. I am determine to complete this assignment tonight (it’s 11:07 PM, Sunday). I have procrastinated this entire week and trying my hardest to get all my ducks in a row.

As I ponder this question, my very first instinct is to think back to my middle/high school days(6th-12th grade). I actually started when I was only in elementary (4th), now, at this age it was more schoolwork. Haha! However, amy teacher really peaked my interest in writing when we connected with another school and given assigned pen pals, my writing pen pal was Sven. The icing on the top was that our pen pals were in another country, Norway. It was a great experience. I see that this was the beginning of my love for writing letters.

After moving to middle school (6th grade), I gradually began writing more, started a secret diary I kept under my bed. Cell phones, social media, Internet, and more were being invented but landlines, journaling, and handwritten letters made people interactive/communicate unlike now. Technology is great but it has controlled peoples lives which is heartbreaking. Look back, high school was were my my passion/love for writing started to grow.

I was very young when I wrote my first poem (10-11 yrs. old). High school (9th-10th grade) is when I started writing more: poems, notes, and keeping a diary. I have poems from 1997 to present! No one will argue that I’m a talked, people person, and love speaker in any situation. Don’t think I have something that can be very stressing, hard to change and has hindered me in ways but I tend to tackle it head on (which I’ve done for years)! I have always been extremely passionate about things.Basically my emotions would reach boiling points and became difficult and overwhelming to handle. When all else fails, WRITE. my outlet was my writing.

As years went by, my passion/love for writing only grew bigger in my heart and soul. I will find a way to write, and some pieces were out there, funny, questionable, etc.. My best friend & I in our 20’s loved writing this crazy A-Z lists about random topics, but I got to write. We even had a journal that all who came to my apartment were asked to live an entry in the journal.

As I finish up this assignment, FINALLY, I ask again, “Why do I write, blog, and my goals.

Here is the summed up answer:             

  1. I write simply because I can πŸ™‚
  2. I have always dreamed of becoming a writer plus motivational speaker
  3. My heart and others say I have a story to tell that will relate, help, motivate others
  4. My blog was started to motivate or offer a lending hand for any person asking
  5. My blog was started for myself and hope to slowly grow it by reaching others through motivation

Lastly, I don’t think words fully express the reason I write/blog.

** I know this post is long, late, and I would love feedback. This assignment was clear in my thoughts but I’ve struggled getting it completed. **

Jen

Words aren’t enough….

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I just reached 200 followers, but I couldn’t of done it without each individual, who chose to follow my blog! I am beyond words. I know I have said thank you so many times but it’s not just words, I truly am whole heartedly thankful from the bottom of my heart! I’m so fortunate to have such a diverse, kind, smart, funny, motivating, inspirational, supportive (and this list could go on) community from all over the world of amazing bloggers that I respect and have chosen to take this journey with me through the blogosphere!

XOXO- Jen

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Just 17 more to go…..

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I need only 17 more followers to reach my goal of 200. 

I ask my current followers/readers what they think I should do to gain more followers to join this great community?

XOXO -Jen

Trying to reach 200

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I want to thank everyone who is following my blog. Every blogger I follow is amazing in their own individual way, which makes them unique. Currently, I have around 172 WordPress followers and I’m trying to reach my goal (milestone) of 200 this weekend.

Any advice on gaining new followers please share. I love this blogging community and just wanting it to grow.

Again, I must say thank you all very much for reading my posts, commenting, and even some that reblog. It means so much to me!

Sincerely,

Jen B.

Need advice

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I am wanting to redo my blog page. I want to change the overall layout and theme. Just to clarify the theme needs to be one that’s free. I only have the free plan. I have always thought that people could sign up with their email but my stats say no one has. I know I signed up with my other email along with a few other friends.

Basically, one blogger to another, just need some help with getting the creative juices flowing and focused. Any oneΒ have a favorite theme they like or suggestions on the theme that offers the most widgets and other stuff but still free.

Looking for guest blogger……SUBJECT is

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i am looking for a guest blogger that will speak truthfully and honestly because the topic is SOUTHERN NORMS. If interested please comment or email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com

It will fall into place, I just know it

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I have learned that when I think to much about something I end up getting so far off track that it can be an up hill battle to get back to your original start point. I have set so many goals for myself that I am only grazing each goal instead of completing them one at a time.

I finally put my focus on completing this interview for my blog and 1st assignment for blogging 201. I am in the editing process of it now. I can’t wait to publish the final copy and look forward to hearing everyone’s feedback.

Wishing all my readers a happy weekend!