I went on a tour yesterday...an inspirational tour! A tour that lasted several hours, yet I didn't leave the comforts of my home. With my 'mango ceylon' tea in hand, I just sat at my computer and took a tour...
...I went on a tour of blogs...YES, a Blog Tour!
No, it wasn't an organized blog tour with rules, regulations, stipulations, etc. etc.
It was simply a random, self-motivated, self-guided tour that I decided to take on my own. And I enjoyed every bit of my tour. I browsed and visited many inspirational and insightful blogs with God inspired stories and themes. Electronically encountering different people and landscapes from around the world, sharing their most intimate details about their lives (i.e. One blog I came across mentioned how the blogger's two older children were abducted over 20 years ago and later found recently. Although their relationship is strained, she still praises God for the many blessings He has done in her life in spite of the horrible circumstances surrounding the abductions). Many posts read like novels...and rightfully so, since most of the blogs I visited were authored by writers or people with some type of writing background.
Some blogs were thought provoking and lended itself to a personal reply post from yours truely :-), such as my response to the question "Can happiness be bought?" on Heidi Chiavaroli's'New England Inspiration' blog at http://www.heidichiavaroli.blogspot.com/. Prayer challenges, such as the "7 Day Prayer Challenge" over our children on Melissa K. Norris''Fiction To Inspire" blog at http://www.melissaknorris.com/default.html. Even though my children have been in school for about a month now, it is still a useful prayer for everyday! Also self-help advice such as "How To Be A Better Person" on Martha Ramirez's'Writer Unleashed' blog at http://www.martzbookz.blogspot.com/. And several other blogs offered helpful tools to navigate through the publishing process. I could go on and on about all the different blogs I visited, but too many to mention them all!!
I think I toured about thirty-something blogs yesterday!! WHEW! And I joined several of them (the blogs I mentioned above were some of those joined)...
I came away from my cyber tour feeling uplifted, motivated, inspired about life and people...and to continue with my writing endeavors!! ;-) WINK!
I like to DREAM big and HOPE even bigger!
I am an editor with Polished Paragraphs, former Executive Editor of The Zharmae Publishing Press, licensed attorney, writer, blogger, amateur artist, "wannabe" photographer, wife, and mother to three. I have independently published four (of seven) flash fiction Christian children's eBooks that are currently available on Amazon.com. I have always had a passion for writing short stories and poems, and equally love to read cleverly written, quirky children's books as well as non-fiction, inspirational, MG, YA, and some speculative fiction. I was born and raised in California, but now reside with my family in Richmond, Texas.