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Be Featured on a Free Blog Directory!

Hey everyone!

Although I promised that I would continue Part II of my latest blog post today, the publication is delayed until more people respond to the discussion. Thank you for those who have already responded! As promised, I will mention the participants of the discussion in Part II with a pingback. So, be sure to participate! I will acknowledge you for your contributions!

Now, let’s talk business. The latest navigation tab on the right labeled, “Blog Directory,” is your new best friend. Yes, the blog directory is now running smoothly while people are already requesting a spot on the list! Are you interested in being a part of this list, or you know anyone who would love to participate? Share the link or reblog this post! When you arrive at the page, be sure to follow the next link that says blog post. It will send you here. If you follow the directions, you will be successfully added to the blog directory. I want serious bloggers. If you can effectively describe your blog to me, I can place you in the proper category. If you write a great submission, you might be featured below the complied directory for others to have a respectable first impression on you.

Now, the basic FAQ’s:

Why are you doing this?

My blog will never be enough for my 3,500+ subscribers.  There will be a time when someone has to search beyond my dedicated work and my engaging extensive articles. I completely understand. I also understand the difficulty behind blog promotions, and the limitations we must face in the beginning of a blogging lifestyle. If anyone recently started their blog, this will be a great opportunity for you to share your thoughts and opinions. If you have a weight loss blog or you help others with inspiration, please share these blogs. I want this directory loaded with inspirational people by the end of 2013! If anyone would like to design an image or button to place on your blog to direct back to this directory, please suggest a design for me. That would be greatly appreciated. The “winners” will have their designs listed and displayed with their names by their successful submission. More kudos to you!

It is a pleasure to work with other bloggers. Please feel free to contact me through that form submission page as well. I wish the best of luck in your blogging endeavors of 2013!

Take care,


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Success at the Keyboard; Versatility and Inspiration Nominations

Hello everyone,

I am officially Mr. Flexible! I woke up this morning to find a blog nomination for The Versatile Blogger Award! After being here for only two months, this award is very distinct from the rest. This award acknowledges versatility, or flexibility instead of evaluating inspiration or quality. I know I have great characteristics, I just never acknowledge them.

What makes me a versatile writer?

First, let’s define it:


  [vur-suh-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl]  

1. capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.: a versatile writer.
Writing across different topics is challenging for many bloggers or writers. If you have a blog designed for one topic, there will be a restriction on work flexibility. If my work was primarily focused on kittens, why would I write about seashells? If I have a weight loss blog, you should never come across an article titled, “Game Over; Top 5 Things Not to Do with a Gamer Boyfriend.” Actually, that sounds like a great idea for my blog.  I am not much of a gamer anymore, and I am not much of a boyfriend being alone either. However, it would relate well with my topics. The chosen topics focus upon establishing and balancing out relationships with other priorities in life. The most inspirational advice I can give anyone is to use what you know from learning and experiencing. You might have read many articles about something, but the experience is what builds it even stronger. You might have never traveled to France, but learning about the language and culture will help you become a versatile writer. Many journalists will do their homework. Bloggers might also do some research, but it is not necessarily required if they can persuade their followers with their writing. I am not interested in spending too much time in all my articles. If I spend over a day thinking and researching about a blog post, I just lost an idea for tomorrow’s post. I think of an idea that could transition nicely from my last post or something relevant for my hopeless romantic community. As a versatile writer, I am not only improving my job flexibility, but interpersonal communication across different fields.
Versatile Blogger Award Rules 

1. Display the Award Certificate on your website

2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented your award

3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers

4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you’ve linked them in the post

5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

1. I noticed that there are two possible pictures for this award. Although the one used for my nomination was the one above, I chose the lime green one because it stands out more.

2. I would like to acknowledge Cookie for this nomination, and I am more than pleased to accept the Versatile Blogger Award on January, 15, 2013. The relationship that blossomed with each other is invaluable, and I’m excited to transition into 2013 together. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. You have been an amazing mother of three, and an inspirational blogger of many.

3. The following 15 people deserve this award:

Please understand that this list is not influenced by rank.

1. hayleylyons

2. desi99ner

3. ohyesshesabitchbutnotyours

4. kaitlinwehlmann

5. karenperrycreates

6. ladybelz

7. rizzamaruja

8. wengy00

9. abihya

10. memoirsofmarie

11. jennburn

12. madebyparis

13. prosemachine

14. mittenskittens

15. 20andjuststarting

The Seven Things About Myself

7th Grade into High School Edition:

1. In 7th grade, I just started opening up my mind to poetry. Robert Frost was one of my first poetry book purchases. I didn’t start writing until freshman year of high school.

2. In 7th grade, I feared for going into a public high school from the transition out of a parochial school. I graduated high school with perfect attendance for all four years.

3. In 7th grade, I started Spanish. I thought it was amazing to learn another language that quickly. I graduated high school with Spanish 4 Honors, French 3 Honors, and Chinese 1.

4. In 7th grade, I refused to kiss someone because they had braces. In high school, my sister is now wearing braces. Coincidence? Possibly.

5. In 7th grade, my longest online relationship officially ended after 9 months. In high school, I went for four years with perfect attendance without dating anyone in the same school. I was always focused on a town away from where I lived.

6. In 7th grade, I never imagined myself being attractive. In high school, compliments were very foreign, and I didn’t understand how to accept encouraging words of honesty.

7. In 7th grade, I barely knew how to attract women because I was socially awkward. In high school, I met over 15 people from the Internet.


Very Inspiring Blogger Award #2 and #3

I received the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on the following dates:  12/15/201212/19/2012, and today on 01/15/2013. The links provided will take you to the original blog post for the nomination, not my response back. I urge you to check out all three nominators for acknowledging my work here at WordPress.

I was wondering why I never published any official acknowledgement for my second award, but now I can see why. On December 19,  I published two posts already, “Thinking Outside the Fingers; Linguistic Enthusiasm and Cultural Awareness,” and “Mr. Enchanting.” After 3,000 words that day, I needed to relax. Sorry for the inconvenience. I must have been busy that week, so I decided to throw a big post shortly before the apocalyptic satire post.  Well, anyways, let me make this an official acknowledgement.

I am going to acknowledge the second Very Inspiring Blogger Award given to me on December 19, 2012 by elixirofmemories. I appreciate your nomination, and I am sorry I was lazy to acknowledge it earlier before. As mentioned before, the really long blog post and a busy week pushed me aside.

Today, I acknowledge and accept the Very Inspiring Blogger nomination from Charles. Thank you for your support and encouraging words for feedback on my blog. It is greatly appreciated.

The Rules

1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

The 7 Things About Myself 

Animal Edition: 

1. I raised Cockatiels throughout my whole life. The oldest one living today is Joey, being about 20 years old.

2. I have raised a rescued Nanday Conure named Willy.

3. My two goldfish, Tom and Jerry lived really long lives.

4. The Crazy Cat man history: 1 Seal Point (Chloë)Blue Point (Buttons), and Flame point Himalayan (Whiskers), and 1 Tortoiseshell Persian (Holly). My family only has Whiskers and Holly now. Holly just turned 4 in October. She’s extremely adorable, and Google Images cannot compete! All of our adopted cats came from different shelters. 

5. I only like small dogs. My background in being a newspaper carrier and raising cats might have caused this situation.

6. My parents are aware that they might have grandkittens in the future.

7. My next blog post might actually be focused on cats. I’ve been thinking about a really good topic for last 48 hours.

Nominations for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (x2):

Please understand that this list is not influenced by rank.

1. yourlittleolive

2. lovemen.org

3. lesleycarter


5. drjessica

6. 321irony

7. dmltina

8. mobyjoecafe

9. esengasvoice

10. ithinkimfallinginlove

11. authordustinweber

12. journeytoawesomehood

13. befreeindeed

14. danteswritings

15. hansiriley

16. bobywo

17. lattiesbrookwriter

18. kandrewturner

19. katkatravels

20. joannehuspek

21. einsteinianapproach

22. mypresentself

23. ungratefulbliss

24. creativethresholds

25. thejinx

26. kimicalreaction

27. sadandmas4u

28. thebettermanprojects

29. landoffun

30.  mlmessme

Wow! I did it! 45 blogs! Please note, I did not award anyone with more than one award on this page. There are absolutely no repeats! I did this for the sake of having 45 original bloggers. If you are not on this list, please don’t feel bad. This was the first time in the two months that I was here to have this many blog nominations.

I wish the best of luck for everyone this year! Take care.

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Success at the Keyboard; Versatility and Inspiration Nominations

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

I have some really great news!

Recently, like a few hours ago, an inspirational blogger themselves, Summer4Soul nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Now, I know I have started blogging on here for only a little over a month from today, but this is truly a rewarding opportunity to be acknowledged by someone from the amazing WordPress community once again. My quality in my articles and the work that I have provided is definitely more important than how many articles I have written. Thank you for acknowledging that distinction!

What makes an inspiring blogger? 

The Internet has many outlets for bloggers to express themselves about everything and anything you could imagine. Whether you enjoy reading articles like, “Fascination of Paint Drying,” or something similar, “The Art of Drying Art,” or “Beautiful Music from Nails Across Chalkboard,” something must have inspired you from those articles.

Everyone has different tastes and interests for literature. Don’t ever assume people will buy the whole local bookstore or read everything in the library. Although if I had the money, I would probably buy new books for local school libraries; not myself. That is definitely something my local parochial school needs now. If I had that much time to read, I would rather read books to children in children hospitals, orphanages, or other organizations.

So, how do you evaluate inspiration?

What makes a blog distinct from inspirational to very inspirational? Is there an award in between? Is it a scale from very distasteful to very inspirational? What if something is distasteful that it has some type of inspirational part in there? Anyways, before I start talking about the inspiration behind sacrificing animals for Middle Eastern holiday rituals – let me review the rules for this award.

The Rules 

Here are the “rules” of accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 bloggers you admire.
  • Leave a comment somewhere on the seven blogs to make them aware of their nomination.

Objectives Completed 


  • Summer4Soul, it is an honor to accept and receive your nomination for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on Saturday, December 15, 2012.

Mini Bio 

Here are seven (7) interesting things about myself:

First, “Prinze Charming” was an original idea for one of my first blog usernames, specifically on Blurty or LiveJournal. It was an idea that didn’t come from me,  but from a girl I dated in a long distant relationship from Michigan in 2002. So, this glorified romantic reputation came into my life way before my poetic writing surfaced the Internet. I was only a 13 years old boy interested in Robert Frost. Did I write like him? I wanted something close. 

Second, I received thirteen stitches from Hartford Children’s Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut on my right hand on my mother’s birthday. I was only around seven years old. Short story summary: two girls pushed me off an old, rusty wire fence while I was climbing back to the other side.

Third, I graduated from East Hartford High School with perfect attendance for all four years while maintaining outstanding performance in my foreign language classes: Spanish 4 Honors, French 3 Honors and Mandarin Chinese 1. You can read the list of awards on my About Me page.

Fourth, I am a mixed European-American breed. Yes, you see more of my Italian side from my father. His family came from Sicily, while my mom was born in London with a dual citizenship.

Fifth, my life revolved around animals.  I raised baby Cockatiels, a wildlife rescued Nanday Conure,  Himalayan and Persian cats, and a few goldfish.

Sixth, I am a recent University of Connecticut graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Yeah, surprised it’s not English? During this week, last year, I wrote an extensive research paper on, “The Underlying Self Identity of Women in Tunisia; the Psychological Impact of Familial and Societal Pressures on Young Tunisian Women.” 

That paper truly opened my eyes for cultural identity among women in Tunisia. It was a sociology class that focused on The Developing World. My political courses focused on gender politics and exploitation of women bodies. I will make some time to share my book recommendations for this topic specifically.

Seventh, there’s one last ironic thing to say. I’ve been single for almost six years, but I write like I am in a deep romantic relationship with an amazing person. Yeah, not really, or at least yet. They are all inspirational thoughts and romantic feelings that seem to linger inside my mind all the time. Sorry, ladies for the misunderstanding.  I have yet to find a lucky woman while I write these mustered up poetic stories.

No happy ending, no goodnight kisses, nothing. Rien. C’est la vie .

Wow, maybe I should have said stuff like, “Kittens make my heart melt” and “I’m a very patient person that can work with children.” Well, there you have it, Miley Cyrus. The seven things you would probably love about me.  Don’t hate, appreciate.

Now, the seven bloggers that I admire the most. Yeah, see, that’s the thing. This compiled list is from a month of being here. Don’t take it to heart, but this is the reason I didn’t nominate anyone in return for Blog of the Year 2012. I just couldn’t decide.

I also searched around, and I noticed that this award has been given out to seven, ten, fifteen or some customized number of nominations. Therefore, it is not fixed. However, I will use seven. Seven is a good number. It’s a lucky number for gamblers who love the slot machines!

So, here we go, the following seven people desirable for this award within a month impression.

The Very Inspirational Seven 

  1. cherispeak.wordpress.com
  2. iamforchange.wordpress.com
  3. innersecretsofmyheart.wordpress.com
  4. godgoseonablinddatewithscience.wordpress.com
  5. redefineyourmind.wordpress.com
  6. yesthatsme42.wordpress.com
  7. cookie5683.com
  8. writersfield.wordpress.com *

Note: The following people above have contributed so much to me within my first month here. They all have very inspirational blogs. Although this is a very concise compiled list of blogs, I may expand this list at any time. Take care. 


01/04/13 – I added Tarisai for causing an influential and inspirational impact on everyone in his community. Thank you!

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Which sense would you chose to lose during lovemaking? A response.

Truly inspiring response to my article, “The Ultimate Sacrifice for Love; Makes Sense to Deny Participation.” Thank you so much for going out of your way to respond beyond the comment section. Please, if anyone is interested, write a response as a blog post and I will be more than happy to reblog it for my other viewers to see. It’s always intriguing to find out what everyone else feels about my articles. Just “ping” me, and I’ll find out. Thanks again!

Nefarious Intentions

I stumbled upon (not related to StumbleUpon) Prinze Charming’s blog today, and found an interesting article there, The Ultimate Sacrifice for Love; Makes Sense to Deny Participation, wherein the prinze asks, “Which of your five senses would you give up each time you make love to your lover?”

At first I thought that it would be an all-encompassing loss of the sense. If you chose sight, you would never be able to see again, ever. My answer to his question at this point in my understanding was to become a monk, live in a monastery and play video games for the rest of my life.

As I continued to read the article, I believe his intention is that you would only lose the sense while being intimate with your lover.  The thought of a loss of a sense only while being intimate is actually quite exciting… If I had my choice…

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Which sense would you chose to lose during lovemaking? A response.