This week two of my assignments for Blogging 101 were to visit and comment on other blogs and be inspired:) Easy, you might say…I agree…only if they weren’t so many amazing bloggers out there who inspire others:)
The assignment – Get Inspired By the Neighbours
Since joining the Blogosphere, I’ve discovered so many extraordinary people who amaze me every day with their talent and creativity…it feels like I embark every day on a journey of self discovery and I always end up with a great achievement…might that be a new way of writing…a new perspective of a landscape or a new challenge to follow!
Challenges…how I love them:)
I’ve always loved a good challenge…something that brings me out of my comfort zone and makes me look at the world from a different angle!
So, today I’ve decided to mention a few of the people who have been an inspiration and who keep me coming back for more:)
Lucile and her inspirational Photo101 Rehab challenge, from which I can’t stay away so I’ve become a happy patient of The Clinic…I definitely recommend it, if you present the following symptoms as carefully described by Albert from the blog Trigger Happy,: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”
Andy and his Dark | Side | Thursday…again a great writing or photo challenge that takes you across, to a different point of view. So, if you enjoy a writing challenge or if you’re just curious of what could be on the other side, join us:)
Jennifer and her amazing blog that it’s just a living proof of her talent and determination! She hosts a weekly photo challenge, One Word Photo Challenge, that I’ve recently joined because I am still developing my endless love for the beautiful visual that is life:) Take a peak and join the boat that sails away to the unknown…
Life is indeed beautiful…
…and every day can be your chance to discover the world…share what you love the most and be a better version of yourself!
As I seem to finish most of my posts with a quote, from this week I’ve added a new column to my blog, called Red Echo Date, where I will share weekly, one quote that describes an experience I’ve lived or just words that I can’t seem to shake away:)
I will be hosting a quote challenge each week and you are more than welcome to join us…put your own spin on it and share your thoughts with your audience:)
Leave a comment with your quote on the actual post
Create a post of your own around your favourite quote and link it back to Red Echo Date
Share a photo that might visualise your motto
Be inspired and write about it
Here are the first ones who wear the Red Echo Badge:)
I’ve decided to introduce a new column to my blog, the ‘RED ECHO DATE’ and every week share a quote that I love or that I’ve stumbled upon…or even a saying that might describe my week:)
How can you join?
The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, use the R.E.D logo, ping back it to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
In each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)
Happy Red Echo Date everyone and hope to see you here soon!
I will keep in theme with my fashion roots…so here is this weeks pearl of wisdom:)
I would like to thank Soumi for nominating me for a quote challenge, which gave me the idea in making it a permanent post on my blog. Take a moment and visit her blog to discover an amazing writer who is an inspiration with every post:)
I will leave the nomination part open…I would love to see you here, sharing your own wisdom with the world!
Make it creative, tell us a story or share a photo…the floor is all yours!
Your RED logo it’s just below:)
If you’ve just stumbled upon R.E.D please find all the quotes below (please link back to the one you’ve chosen):
Join us and cross the boundaries of your comfort zone…discover your other side!
This post it’s linked to a challenge that Andy started a few weeks ago…I love to go beyond my usual style of writing and uncover something new!
Part One of this story you can find it here…Dark Corner.
The wind stopped…it was quiet.
…her heart started racing, her mind was juggling several scenarios…none of them were in her favour.
She knew he was getting closer but all she could hear was the sound of the sword cutting through the heavy fog, which made it impossible for her to see her nemesis.
Only if she could have found the house…she would have been saved.
It was too late…there was no time to run.
She looked up, her eyes turned red…she felt a sudden power rushing through her veins; maybe it was the impossible situation she found herself in or just the intense desire to stay alive.
She pulled out her weapon…made a few steps back, not because she wanted to run…but because she had to defend herself no matter what the consequences might be.
As his steps were more real…she could now see a shape of a man walking towards her, she could hear his breathing…she couldn’t stop stepping back.
All of the sudden she realised what was at the end of the alley…the passage.
She never experienced it before…her ancestors told fables about it…
It never crossed her mind that the passage was real.
The legend was saying that whoever crosses the bridge will have a chance to undo all the wrongs in their past life…was that true?
It didn’t matter now…an opportunity presented itself…she had a choice; stay and fight with the possibility of defeat or believe that the passage might undo all the dark corners she took throughout her life.
Maybe she had a chance…the light on the other side could be her salvation…
First week of Blogging 101 and Photo 101 finished…I am loving every second of it:)
For the first weekend our assignment was to continue and connect with other bloggers, share the love, write something different and take our camera for a walk…hope that I managed to do all this…
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”
There are moments in our life when solitude is needed…
When a second spent with ourselves, can be the right choice,
When waking up alone doesn’t mean being lonely,
It is just time spent with our thoughts…our dreams and wishes.
Like the bare trees of autumn which lost their leaves to the wind
Never seem to be lonely
As they dream of snow white blankets only…
Day Five on my Photo 101 Course – Solitude and “the rule of thirds”
I really enjoyed today’s assignment…maybe because I look at solitude from of different perspective:)
I hope you’ve enjoyed my post and I hope to see you again paging through my red page:)
I would like also to link my post to The Clinic Rehab Photo 101, a place where all photo lovers can release their passion for the visual effects that life is offering us every day:)
Presenting The Clinic…just knock and be yourself!
This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.
As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab reopened its doors.
You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”
How to join:
Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.
Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.
Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.
Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.
Thanks for joining and enjoy it.
The Clinic – Photo Rehab
Here is the link to add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below: