My advice to bloggers everywhere

I feel this is true; and kind. And so, I think re-blogging is necessary; and improves on the silence. Thanks Rudy for sharing this 🙂

Rudy's Ruminations

My favorite bit about that is attributed (on Google) to guru Sai Baba:

“Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?”

If we could all just remember this …

Before you publish a post, reread your post, and ask yourself these questions. Before you send that comment, reread your comment, and ask yourself these questions.

If the answer is ever anything but an unequivocal “Yes”, then choose silence.

Key Takeaway

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Thoughts From Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Lots to think about here.
I especially like the final quote. Sad but probably true.

Musings of a Menopausal Maven

Some of my favorite quotes from Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality and freedom for their spirit.  I believe that what self-centered men have…

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Seating, etc.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Seat Guru

You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?

This is cheating, perhaps. This daily prompt reminded me of a quote variously attributed to a Mr Bernard Baruch, or more recently to Dr Seuss.

One day, at a luncheon in the Government House, a lady prominent in society was vexed to discover that she had been seated at the end of the table, instead of next to the host.
This was, of course, a great blow to her prestige. At the end of the meal, she approached Sir Mark and said rather tartly: Continue reading

Ask yourself why: then play, experiment, have fun

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: Key Takeaway
Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.
If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?

Ask yourself why. Why are you blogging, and who for.

And be honest. If it is for fun, to share your life stories, your passions, or simply because you wish to try it. That’s fine. There are only right answers here. You may have a definite goal, you may not. Either can work. In my view, goals are for work, (and perhaps not even there, though that argument belongs on another blog altogether).

The key for me is for you to be aware of why you are writing: then go for it. Play, experiment, have fun. Only you need know why you are writing, and only you will know whether you are being successful. Continue reading