Another award with baggage! Lot's of work behind this one. I had to walk down memory lane and produce THIS list:
I wrote a piece inspired by a simple picture of red leaves. It was a Magpie inspiration. The poem had bits of lyrics and how they intertwined with my parents love story. And how it ended in their hate story. I read this out loud to my husband and he had tears in his eyes. So for this, I need to call it my most beautiful. LINK
Do's and Dont's. My guide to what NOT to wear or do. I'm not usually helpful, and this is as close at it gets! LINK
I think its where I said the R word and got slashed by a reader. Then I wrote a "Dear Anonymous" post expressing my anger. I hate that society has corrected what we say but does little to change people's attitudes and actions. It's not my words that cause harm and havoc, it's people's tolerance and openness... I guess I was angry that:
a- this person hid behind the screen of anonymity
b- getting slashed for using a word when the reader does not even know who I really am... LINK
Most Surprisingly Successful:
How do I judge this one? According to Blogger Stats this post has the most hits and I really don't know why! LINK
But... this post has the most comments. I think the amount of comments proves more success than the amount of hits. I don't know... But this post talked about my fears and how I try to face them. LINK
A writing prompt poem with a template that talks about where I'm from. I loved this piece! I put so much time and effort into it. Normally for my posts, I just sit in front of my computer, right to the new post page and hit publish immediately. I have an average of 5 minutes work in every post. Give or take 20 minutes or so. Ok, so it's more than 5 minutes, but that's how it feels. So when I write a post over a period of 2 days, that feels like a lot of work. According to blogger this post has 6 page views. 6!!! For the love of Allah! I worked hard on this one and very few have seen it or read it! LINK
I am most proud of... another Magpie prompt. It was based on an image: a picture frame. I ran with the frame notion and wrote a short fictional piece on a woman framed for the murder of her husband. Again, I worked pretty hard on this piece and got very positive reviews. When I published it I had every intention of writing a follow up... LINK
AND I called this post WINNING because also...
- I received my 10-yr Green Card in the mail this week!
- I won a giveaway from Diva in Demand
- As I write this I am ripping my very LAST dvd: 123 movies; 2 full seasons of Squibillies; 127 episodes of Seinfeld; 1 full season of Robot Chicken; 42 episodes of Family Guy; 6 episodes of Eastbound & Down; and only 5 movies did not rip correctly!