IWSG Day & Reorientation

Insecure Writers Support Group New Badge

I’m taking a short break from my break to say Happy IWSG Day! As always, the first Wednesday of the month is when we gather to share not only our insecurities. But also our triumphs. Giving encouragement and lending each other support as we continue on our writing journey. And all thanks for this monthly get together is the ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

To find out more about the group and/or maybe even sign-up, click on the badge above.  And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for July: Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!

Our Twitter hashtag is #IWSG

So, what’s going on with me this month?

Well I’ve entered the second half of my blogging break this week. It’s also my week as co-moderator on Unicorn Bell.  I’ve spent May and June, the first half of my break, reading so much I’ve lost count of how many books I’ve read. Continue reading

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Happy 3 Year Blogiversary!

Happy 3yr Blogiversary

Wow!

3 years. I’ve been blogging for 3 years!?

I know that might not seem as such a huge number but it is in my case. Because three years ago, I never thought I’d reach this day. Just four years ago, I never had any intention to blog. Even though I liked reading anime/manga and Asian drama enthusiast blogs.

Now, here I am today, a bonafide blogger myself. Whoa. Continue reading

Infinity Dreams Blog Award

2015 is the year of milestones. I had my 2-year blogiversary in May. My poetry chapbook “Can You Catch My Flow?” is now 6 months old (soon it’ll be available print on demand).  And now I’ve just received the Infinity Dreams blog award. Making this my 2nd blog award in my blogging career!

It made my day that Celia from Word Wacker thought my blog, worthy for nomination. So behalf on Celia, Paving My Author’s Road and myself, I accept.

Now let’s get on with the award rules and guidelines:

1) Thank and follow the blog that nominated you

2) Tell us 11 facts about yourself

3) Answer the questions that were set for you to answer, and

4) Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.
First, thank you, Celia. Like I said, you made my day. And per the rules, here are 11 facts about myself: Continue reading

1 Major Blog Change To Look Out For (An IHeartAllStories Update) Part II

So I’ve officially moved all my posts from the last two years over to the WordPress site. And believe you it wasn’t easy. All that’s left is to move over May’s posts in 2 ½ weeks.

My only current source of trouble is figuring out which theme I’d like to use. Which theme is functional and easy to use for readers. And most important of all, which theme I like is closest to what I’m looking for.

At first, I was leaning towards the Sketch theme but then chose the Twenty Ten theme. I did quite like the Twenty theme and even created my own header on Canva.com (see above). But I still felt something was missing and spent most of yesterday previewing what the site would like with other themes. Until I decided to try the Nucleare theme.

I’m 50-50 about the new look of site under this theme that I’m leaning back towards the Twenty Ten. So I plan to keep it for a couple of days to get a better feel of it. And if I still don’t like it (or grow to dislike it even more), then it’s back to drawing board.

Sigh, the hardest thing about blogging is definitely the look and feel of the website. What pains did you go through deciding on the design of your website?