An Invitation to Comment….What one piece of advice would you give to a newbie blogger (me!) ? :)

I am new to blogging, and would welcome your advice.

If you could share one thing you have learned with me, or even think about what advice you would give to your ‘younger self’ when starting out in the blogging world, what would it be?

I would love to read your insights, so please do feel welcome to comment below.

Thanks in advance,

A newbie blogger 🙂

My first day on Word Press – the journey takes flight…

I believe that for many of us, writing is an expression of our soul. It is also a gift  that is not only a means of communication, but of deep and significant connection. When you or I write, and share, we also receive.

This is my first ever day blogging on WordPress. I have blogged occasionally before, some years ago, but for some serendipitous reason unknown to me, I was not able to make the connections of giving and receiving that I seem to have encountered on my first day blogging here.

Perhaps when something is fresh and novel it is easier to be captivated by what we have discovered than when it becomes familiar and commonplace. My first impression of blogging on WordPress is how quickly it facilitates connection, or at least it seems to me that it does.

As human beings making our individual and shared journeys and discoveries through life, we are so much more enriched by what we learn and discover with each other.

I feel as if I have opened a window to a new world, and I can see glimpses of the world that I have never seen before.

‘What a difference a day makes’, say the words of a song…’and the difference is you’.

You, each of you that I have connected with already, in some small way – whether we have read, liked or followed each others posts, enjoyed an as yet unseen part of the world through a photograph, or expressed appreciation in a comment – you have opened up a window to me of a world I had not seen before, and I am grateful.  And so I take to flight on this new journey, excited as to what I will find, and what we may share.

As I said, I am new to this world of blogging, and I may make mistakes along the way, so I welcome any advice and input, and look forward to connecting with you all.

Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to read this 🙂

A Curious Feathered Friend: Evanescent – photo challenge

Evanescent

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt]
adjective

  1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

This is a picture I took recently of a charming little fellow I saw while out walking in my local park. I found him so endearing. At this moment in time, an airplane flew overhead, and he looked up with curiosity just in time for me to take this photo as the plane disappeared out of sight and earshot, just as soon as my little feathered friend had become aware of it. 

Photo and text (c).

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Radiate

Radiate

Daily Post

Soft white petals fall, as the Cherry Blossom tree sheds emblems of her radiance.  Daydreams of sunlight dance and play hide and seek between her branches.

Twirling in a haze of effervescent curiosity, the little girl giggles as the pleats of her skirt are tousled by the wind. There is innocence in this radiance. And peace in the not knowing.

Summer days have drifted away, and years have passed just as petals caught by the wind that are now floating downstream. Leaves have fallen and tree branches lie broken around my feet.

And yet, I keep the image of myself as a child in my mind’s eye.  In brokenness there is beauty. The sun warms my face and I look upwards with the hope that I can still create.

That even through the brokenness of childhood dreams, I can still blossom, still bloom, and Radiate. (c)