Not Out of Mind

My dear blogger,
My out of sight is not out mind,
Oh no! Far from it!
You occupy my mind daily,
As I wade through issues,
That keep attempting to bury,
My passions, my innate desire for writing-
Mozilla browser refusing to budge,
Work timelines and deadlines,
Personal issues, pensive minds,
Family and church commitments,
Oh dear dear dear me!
Oh, my dear blogger,
How can I forget the joy, the gladness,
That floods my heart when I write,
Nor that thrill, excitement and suspense,
Wondering what our daily Prompt would be;
I will keep fighting! I will keep writing!
I will keep reading, commenting and liking!
For I have just discovered that,
Being here gives me greater pleasure than my daily food.

Daily Prompt: Bury

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Lovely Blog Award

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Thanks to Adoption- Happiness is egg shaped for this beautiful award. I’ve been quite busy of late hence, I’ve not had time to do this.

Please if for those nominated, the rules are on the featured picture.

 

 

7 Facts About Myself: 

1. My name is Obioma pronounced /oabeeurma/. It means good heart or kind heart.
2. I love writing, drawing, reading and watching movies. I enjoy espionage and thriller novels/movies.
3. My favourite sports are Formula 1 Racing and I support Mercedes #teamhamiltonbottas and athletics.
4. I became a believer on the 23rd November, 1996. And have not regretted knowing Christ ever since.
5. I am from Nigeria, from the Eastern part or the Igbo tribe.
6. My name is Obioma pronounced /oabeeurma/. It means good heart or kind heart.
7. I live in the U.K and work with adults with learning disabilities, autism and dementia.

My nominees are:

1. https://adventuresofabusymom.com/
2. https://wordsinthelight.com/
3. https://urbanmile.blog/
4. https://writersenvy.me/
5. Dronstad
6. https://galen911.net/
7. https://criesfromanunkemptgarden.wordpress.com/
8. https://fearlessinjesuschrist.wordpress.com/
9. https://pipersadventures.blog/
10. https://yoursuccessinspirer.com/
11. https://edenisebillups.com/
12. https://frankmorelliwrites.com/
13. https://heyhillaryjane.wordpress.com/
14. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/
15. https://mylocalweb.wordpress.com/
16. https://gbolaboadetunji.blog/
17. http://www.autismfamilypower.com/
18. https://beautybeyondbones.com/
19. http://sandyjwhite.wordpress.com/
20. https://issuesfromtheheart.com/
21. http://everydaystrangeblog.wordpress.com/
22. https://pureglory.net/
23. https://onestoneaway.com/
24. https://notestowomen.wordpress.com/
25. https://justbrittanymoments.wordpress.com/

The blogging community is a wonderful place to be and glad to be part of it. God bless you all.

Message To New Bloggers

Worried about followership? Feeling like you will not get that big audience you so desire? Does it feel like your stats trudges up the hill like a camel?

The best attitude is to ignore the readership and the stats, instead focus on your content and writing skills. Be part of the community by making out time to read other people’s blog. Be consistent, don’t neglect your blog.

Blogging is like having conversations with visitors in your home. Would you ignore your visitors for one week without conversing, chatting and interacting with them? In the same instance, it would be unwise to leave your followers for one to two weeks with no post. Everyone needs some TLC, even more your blog.
When you make a bit of effort, you would be relieved to see your readership grow and your audience range widen as you stay true to your heart and write about what you love.

Patience is a virtue you will learn as a blogger and friendliness is a virtue you must show as a blogger. For every good thing takes time, effort and a very big smile.

Daily Prompt: Relieved

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The Maze of Thoughts

Sometimes I readily find the right words to use,
Inspirations flow like the gushing waters of Niagara Falls,
Metaphors connect coherently and succinctly,
At such times, the speed of my writing becomes faster than sprinting,
Like a hermit, I withdraw into the cores of my mind,
To produce through the maze of thoughts, readable words for my audience,
I chuckle as I savour the rush of endorphins the moment brings.

Other times, my mind goes numb and frozen like ice packs,
Inspiration for a single line eludes and abandons me like a bride jilted,
I struggle as I drown in the cacophony of nonsensical ken,
At such times, I have discovered;
That the thoughts and words I wrote down earlier becomes my saviour,
I run to them with an open mind embracing their succour,
They fill my mind with creative imagination and originality,
Relieved, I begin to weave many a word for my waiting readers.

Also check my notes on The Writer and His Thoughts

Daily Prompt: Maze

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One Year Already!

It’s one year already! One year since I joined this platform and wrote my first post. How time flies. What can I say? Isn’t God faithful?

One year blogging
One year thinking
One year reading
One year posting
One year writing
One year liking
One year commenting
One year following
One year daily prompts
One year photo challenges
One year discovering me
One year knowing thee

And many more years of doing it again and again,
Many more years to achieve my dreams and aspirations.
Thank you for been a part of my story.
Danke. Merci. Grazie. Dalu. Gracias.
Thank you.

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Every dream you desire, can be achieved. 
You just need to start…

 

My Five Wishes

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To be a renowned author and publisher of bestsellers.

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To be rich- I wish to be a philanthropist, support Christian missions and Christian projects.

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To be a lawyer- To complete my law course and practice it. To partner with someone or/and own a litigation firm in U.K.

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To have a large kitchen. I love large kitchens.

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To see Jesus reign and rule in the hearts of men all over the world. For wars and striving to cease, for peace, love and joy to reign in the hearts of men.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wish

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Writer At Heart

I am a writer at heart.

I dream words. I love words. I write words.

Inspired by life. Inspired by books. Inspired by people.

My head initiates. My heart connects. My hand executes.

I write to communicate. I write to motivate. I write to inculcate.

My words- my tools. My ink- my medium. The audience- my critics.

I am a writer at heart.

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Nominations & Awards

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📌First I will start by saying a massive thank you to New Ideas and Inspirations and Clumsyandsilly  for their recognitions and nominations of the above awards! I’m truly happy that you have enjoyed my tales and ramblings. I am encouraged by your act of kindness and I pray my posts will continue to captivate your interests.
Also, I say a big thank you to everyone who has been following my blogs so far. Thank you for your comments and criticisms, your jokes and arguments, they have indeed elevated and innervated my writing.

📌Please let’s check out the blog posts of thers prolific Bloggers and enjoy their play with words. Please don’t deny yourself this great opportunity to be inspired by their posts.

📌In addition to the Bloggers I recognised in my earlier post The Blogger Recognition Award, I will like recognise and nominate these wonderful talented Bloggers. I have enjoyed and been inspired by their posts:

1. Writers Envy
2. Fyre Works
3. My Struggling Heart
4. Debbie Gravett
5. Wordsareallihavesite
6. Thoughts of Words
7. 
susiesopinions
8. Fearlessinjesuschrist

Thank you very much everyone. Pls check my earlier blog The Blogger Reconition Award for more details. Please accept this shorter version of the nomination rules.

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Humans With Two Hands

Inconsistency-
The bane of adept writing
Sycophancy-
The ruin of integrous writing
Competition-
The demise of inspiration
Egotism-
The detriment of aspiration
Parochialism-
The death of creativity

With this I say, my inconsistency for the past days was not by choice but was caused by inevitable prevailing circumstances beyond my human hands. Time has become a precious essential commodity that I must keep purchasing. So please pardon my absence if you don’t see my posts regularly. When I find the time, I will definitely continue to write my heart away piece by piece with every dot of ink.

At the end of the day, we are all humans with only two hands and can only be the best of what we are- humans with two hands.

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The Blogger Recognition Award

📌First I will start by saying a massive thank you to Thoughts of an Introvert for nominating my blog for The Blogger Recognition Award! Honestly, I’m truly happy and elated that you have enjoyed my tales and ramblings. I am encouraged by your act of kindness and I pray my posts will continue to captivate your interests.
Also, I say a big thank you to everyone who has been following my blogs so far. Thank you for your comments and criticisms, your jokes and arguments, they have indeed elevated and innervated my writing.

📌Please let’s check out the blog posts of Thoughts of an Introvert. This writer is truly a writer at heart; very inspiring and thought provoking posts. Though new on this forum, he displays a rare motivational quality that connects him with his readers. Please don’t deny yourself this great opportunity to be inspired by his posts.

📌The 6 Golden Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 10-15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

📌 How did this journey start?
I’ve been writing informally since I was a teenager. I had a little book of poems, I wrote a short children’s story, I wrote drama skits for my drama group in church and I researched and wrote about the history of my local church which I read to everyone on our Church’s 10th anniversary. These are just some of them. I kind of stopped for a while though I was writing little snippets and excerpts on social media. Well, last year one of my close friends who must have noticed my flair for writing began to nudge me to write more. He introduced me to WordPress and consistently pestered me despite my unwillingness to go public. I finally agreed and started a WordPress account and… here I am today.

I’m thrilled and I am grateful to God that I took that bold step to write more, especially on this platform because I have noticed a tremendous improvement in my writing skills. I have met wonderful, exceptional and prolific writers who I keep looking up to for inspiration and motivation. More importantly, I have met lots of good people here, who I may never see face to face,but who like me, hope to make a difference in our worlds through writing.

📌My advice for new bloggers:
1. Be yourself– Find out what suits you and follow your heart. Don’t write to get comments, don’t write to get likes, write because that’s what you want to write, write because you love writing. Write as the inspiration comes even though they don’t make sense, then correct it when the flow stops. Write to connect with your reader, to strike a chord in their heart. When the inspiration is not there, don’t force it. Wait for it, it will come.

2. You are part of a community- Spend time to read other people’s post, comment and share your thoughts with fellow writers. Read and be inspired but remain true to your own style of writing.

3. Modify your website to suit your style. Check out other bloggers and learn from their sites. Make friends, be nice, be courteous, don’t judge.

📌I follow a lot of exceptional and talented writers because I have a very exploratory and inquisitive mind. I’d like to recognize and nominate some of them below in no particular order:

Peter Gardner Psalms
Let the Light In
Unbolt Me
Ayoka
Elaine’s Journey of Spiritual Awakening
Art, Poetry and Insight ~ KAM
Joanna Lynn’s blog
Words on Empty Ears
Beauty Beyond Bones
Eddaz
My Art and Me
Insanity At Its Best
Giggles & Tales
Autism In Our Nest
The Road To There
Heavens Sunshine

📌Lastly to everyone, I’m happy I took this step, you all are truly an inspiration and a motivation to me. I have enjoyed your posts because you are all exceptional writers, each one unique in his/her own way. Let us continue doing what we love doing best- Writing.
God bless you all
#Shalom💝
P.S I don’t know whether there is a real award but I think this is just a way to acknowledge and encourage each blogger. It’s like a pat in the back.

WORK BECOMES PLAY WHEN YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO

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THANK YOU ALL!!

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A 1000 likes!!! A 100 followers!! Wow!! What can I say?

I want to say a massive, size-of-the-universe 🌎 THANK YOU to everyone who has been with me through this journey. Thank you for all your comments, for your likes and for reading my posts. Your interests in my blog has really kept me going, your blogs and great achievements in the literary world have also motivated me immensely. I must confess sometimes I don’t really know what I was writing, I just write the first thoughts from my heart and let my readers be the judge of that. Obviously it seems like I’m doing something right, don’t know what that is though. Still feels  trying to find my feet.

I pray the Lord for more inspiration and creativity to do what I love doing. I still remember the first day I started this blog, I wasn’t sure but I carried on… now I’m here with many more years ahead.. all I can say is-

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
MUCH LOVE!!!😘😘😘

From one happy bunny!

 

Awaken The Author in You

Having a book
Or many books
With your name on it,
On a shelf,
In a faraway land,
Or the house next door
In someone’s home,
Or on a school library,
Or in a Sunday school,
Read by some
Critiqued by others
Mentioned by many
Making a difference
In someone’s life
It’s surely worth doing well
It’s surely worth the wait

Overcome your inertia
Grab your pen
Enclosed in a corner
With your writing pad
Let the words flow
Days into months
And months into years
The end is nearer
With each chapter
Your world is waiting
Your peers are watching
Look into the future
Your books are there
Give it your best shot
To make a difference
In someone’s life
It’s surely worth doing well
It’s surely worth the wait

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The Writer and His Thoughts

As much as you love writing like do, as much as you love playing with words like I do, there comes a time when you experience a dearth in imagination. Your mind goes blank and your creativity goes dead; you pick your pen or notepad but just stare in silence. Nothing seems to form coherency in your mind. It’s as if you are lost in the desert, wondering aimlessly without purpose. Or like an empty canoe on a vast sea water drifting here and there with the tides. You just can’t find the words to properly express yourself and your thoughts.

It’s easier to go to work and do this or that, drive there or meet with people. But for the writer, his work is in his mind. Unless it’s penned down, no work is done. Not only that, there’s the editing and readability factor. Writing is an art that relies heavily on the creativities and expressions of the mind. The state of the mind dictates the words on the paper. Some writers just pen down whatever comes to their mind which sometimes may not make sense. Others, think and analyse every word and structure till it makes perfect sense which could be another extreme. Different styles, different strokes, different schemes just like painting.

Anyway, in all honesty I ask- how do you get yourself into that “writing zone” when you can’t seem to find it?

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