A show of support for blogging’s annual marathon

A well-deserved tribute to the A to Z Team and the A to Z Bloggers for ‘Blogging’s Annual Marathon’. Like Glenn (AKA Roamin’ Gnomials), I participated in 2016 and was grateful for the rewarding experience ….A to Z Challenge 2016

ROAMIN' GNOMIALS

I’ll let you in on a little secret: A lot of professional journalists feel pretty snooty about bloggers. I know because I used to be one. In fact, I probably would have created a blog much sooner if not for the fact that for the longest time, I didn’t want to be associated with “amateurs.”

With a bit of understanding, journalists (and retired journalists) might be excused for the hostility.

  • Most journalists went to school to learn to do what they do, while many bloggers went to school and learned to do something different … something that probably pays better.
  • Journalists view writing as their career, their milk and bread, while most bloggers view writing as a hobby.
  • Journalists wrongly view bloggers’ hobby as something that helped put them out of a job. The truth is a lot more complicated than that.

While I am disgusted by some of the…

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Me In The Middle of Surviving #atozchallenge

https://meinthemiddlewrites.com/category/a-to-z-challenge/

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ABC Song In Outer Space

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Right now I’m going through AtoZ withdrawal symptoms!  April was a month of non-stop blogging and commenting even though I had pre-scheduled most of my alphabet posts.  I was seeing  alphabet letters in my sleep and would wake up early in the morning to make sure my day’s post was delivered as scheduled.  The many blogger friends that I’d meet each morning became my little blogging community as we encouraged each other and praised each other for the amazing ideas picked for themes.

Well done!  We have survived!!

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Keep a look out for my A to Z Reflection!

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Hat’s off to Arlee Bird and his Ambassadors!!

 

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Here’s my Daily Posts from A to Z (Scroll Down to the Beginning)

 

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See You Next Year 2017

 

Me in the Middle of atozchallenge ~ Y

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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 “We contain all the ages we have ever been.” 

♥ Anne Lamott ♥

Aging

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Forever Young ~ Joan Baez

 
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Aging #2

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  
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Blogger users can also follow me at atozchallenge2016.blogspot.com

* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *

Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~ Letter X

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned

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Xan·a·du
ˈzanəˌdo͞o/
noun
~ an idealized place of great or idyllic magnificence and beauty. ~
~an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place ~
a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment. ~

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Yup!  You guessed it!  I couldn’t think of a word that began with X sooooo …………… X is my Wild Card.

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Xanadu ~ Olivia Newton John

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I had heard the whispered tales
Of immortality
The deepest mystery
From an ancient book. I took a clue
I scaled the frozen mountain tops
Of eastern lands unknown
Time and Man alone
Searching for the lost–Xanadu

Xanadu ~ RUSH

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  
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Blogger users can also follow me at atozchallenge2016.blogspot.com

* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *

Me in the Middle of #atozchallenge ~Letter W

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My theme for the A to Z Blog Challenge @AprilA2Z during the month of April is ~ My Life Is My Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned
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“How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
– Henry David Thoreau ~

Writing #4

Me in the Middle of Writing ~ Why Do I Write?

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Writing #9

 Me in the Middle of Standing on My Own ~ A Few Poems I Wrote

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Whenever I attempted to write poetry, it was usually at a more challenging time in my life.  When I was sorting through life’s paradoxes and finding my way through the complexities and seeking answers.  When I wasn’t able to find the words to express what was going on inside, writing poetry helped to define that struggle.

 

Writing #5

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Writing has been a path to my middle ground.  It’s there at the center of my thoughts that I’m able to find that thread of continuity of my own self.  It surprises me when, after procrastinating on getting started, I find a joy and freedom that begins to awaken and I wonder why I waited to begin.  It’s an awakening that points to the whole ‘me’.

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Write

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The 2016 A to Z Challenge #atozchallenge@aprila2z  is 26 Days in April (No Sundays) of blogging using each letter of the alphabet as a prompt for each blog.  My theme for this Challenge is My Life is a Masterpiece ~ Lessons Learned  
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Blogger users can also follow me at atozchallenge2016.blogspot.com

* Note:  My letter sketches were made from ideas I found on Google Images. *