Category Archives: Blogging 101

Be Inspired By the Community

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25th Sept’s assignment: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!

It seemed a rather difficult decision choosing which blog to use on this assignment, so I decided to use both. “Two for the price of one” they say.

Why did I do that? Since you asked, I will oblige you.

You see, they are different yet similar in a way. One talks about being honest and the other about having a Mask on. I’ve always been intrigued by the Mask wink not because I have something to hide, or maybe I do…but it’s a fascinating item to own literally. In his article ‘The problem with our masks’, debooWORKS was referring to our acceptance of something we should fight or revolt against. Say-it-like-it-is kind of thing and that links my second blog story. Here luciledegodoy takes us through the journey of friendship and how truths are or should be told.

On these, I hinge my thoughts. Much as I refer to myself as one who derives pleasure in saying truths and telling it as it is, those who really know me know that rather than tell a lie, I am silent. That way they get their answers. 🙂 But thinking about it, does that exonerate me from the crime associated with my silence? We are told that ‘Silence means consent’…have I consented to their misbehaviour? Like debooWORKS surmised “it is almost impossible to be honest all the time, but we must strive for this all the time”.

Going through luciledegodoy’s comments and replies, I deduced (and I’m of this school of thought too) that I’d rather let you know my thoughts on what is going on, but I’m somewhat careful about the delivery and timing (sometimes)…sometimes I say it when it happens because after that time, it will lose the effect. I equally try to weigh the aura and your mood before I continue.

However, there are things that need to be addressed instantly. So I ask, how do you tell a friend she has Halitosis or body odour? When is the right time? If not now?

I haven’t been able to do the Halitosis frankness yet (I’m not sure how it will be received or how to go about it…except if it’s a family person). But for the body odour, I usually would ask if you repeated a shirt or top or if your deodorant is finished…and yes they appreciate it. Maybe because I don’t shout it across the room, but use the right tone and show genuine concern which is necessary too. Other times, you ask and then assist the person with funds to get it.

…what’s your take on it?

Dream Reader

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Dear Dream Reader,

I know dreams come when one is asleep and their thoughts wander into another realm. That means for you to read what I have to say, you will have to be in my realm and that realm is called https://imanikingblog.wordpress.com

I do not promise to take you to realms I’ve never been before, nor give you a ride through terrains unfamiliar to me. Yes, they might be unknown to you but if you come with me, I do promise to paint my world in colours and pictures that even the blind can see. Create rhythms so sweet that the deaf understand and tap their feet to it while nodding to its beat.

How will I achieve this?

Remember I’m all about Life (the good, the bad and the ugly…with its’ realities), Love and Laughter.
In Letters, Poetry, Stories, Articles about me, my children, experiences, beliefs etc. Smile

I’ll paint you a world I pray will satisfy your need for wandering with me in my realm.

I hear and know ‘dreams do come true’ and I hope I make yours so! And if you wish for more, please could you let me know…I don’t mind trying out new frontiers too.

Waiting for your response.

Your dream blogger.

* Assignment for Blogging 101 – 18th Sept 2014

*Smiling face from http://getofftheground.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-smile-game.html

Blogging 101 – who & why

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The last time I checked, I’m human with my own peculiarities, fetishes, ‘craze’ and cravings. Beyond that which makes me human, I’m supernatural with a love of and for books. Beautifully bonded journals beckon on me to caress their pages with my ink and breathe life into them; the thoughts on my mind seeking escape find solace in the words I’m able to write down. Sometimes, I’m lost for words, yet these are the experiences I desire to share with people (like or not-like me) while tasting their world for other sources of fun.

Simply put, I love Love, Life (with all its packages) and Laughter!

A mother to two awesome children (whom I call Heritage), one teaches me how to sound my words (she’s going to be 6 years old next week) and the other gives me sweet kisses on the forehead and at the same time gets me rolling over with laughter whenever he gives his famous one-liners. My world would be totally incomplete without them. And yes, I have a King to thank for making them a reality.

Being a mother affords me the opportunity to experience first-hand all their antics, share their pain and “Mummy, I want to tell you something” moments.

I love God and we have a real relationship where we talk in various forms…sometimes I write Him poems or letters; other times, I pray, sing or just remain silent. I love family and really do appreciate nature. Pictures and beauty gives me joy anytime of the day and I have an eye for details.

Blogging is another means of letting others into my crazy world of fun. I may not say it the way you’d love to hear it, but indulge me, I’m just being myself (which is hard enough) being you would be cool but I’m not ready to try 🙂