Messages from Colleen

The Blogger Recognition Award – A thank You to Bloggers Who Support So Generously

I received a lovely award from Sally Cronin yesterday called the Blogger Recognition Award. This originated with Stevie Turner, which migrated to Sally Cronin, and on to me. I haven’t accepted awards on my blog for years now, but it was a thrill to be thought of in this way. Thank you for your kindness, …

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GREAT News!

Dear Friends, I’m flying in to share my news. As of today, you will start seeing a change on my blog. I’ve signed up as an Amazon affiliate for Kindle and print books. You will now see this disclaimer on my Book review blog posts: Amazon rules require this disclaimer on any of my posts …

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"Flight Training," #Flash #Fiction

The November 28, 2019, Carrot Ranch Prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about winners. Who are they, what’s the mood, and what did they win? Express emotion or subdue it. Go where the prompt leads! Respond by December 3, 2019. Tina balled up the award notice and threw it on …

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2020 Poetry Challenge Planning

To all my poetry challenge participants and those interested in participating in the challenge in the future: At the end of 2019, Colleen’s weekly syllabic poetry challenge will have run for three consecutive years. I never thought I would have this much interest in syllabic poetry, and I’ve been overjoyed at the response. The Poet …

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The Basics of Using the Gutenberg Editor – Part One

On December 31, 2021 (two years from now) WordPress will discontinue the old Classic Editor. This prompted a huge discussion in our Literary Diva’s Facebook group. I’ll be sharing my experiences with the WordPress Gutenberg editor. Eventually, we all have to succumb to change. I hope I can make your path easier. The first thing …

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RE-POST – Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 146 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! I apologize for all the trouble. This is a REPOST of the original challenge post from this morning. The sharing buttons are missing and I can’t get them to show up. The issue has to do with the new editor and the fact that I copied the post. Apparently that is …

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BLOG Chaos

I’m working with WordPress to figure out why when I copy posts the share buttons disappear. I’ve left a “test-post” published so they could see the issue. Please ignore. As soon as we’re done. I’ll delete the test post. <3 I’ll be upgrading the site soon to the business plan. Hopefully, this will not be …

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My Facebook Experiment

The end of March 2019, (where has the time gone?) I made the momentous decision to leave Facebook. I migrated over to a site called MeWe, which for all sakes and purposes, had the ability to change social media by avoiding all the privacy issues we faced on Facebook. After seven months, I can report …

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“Sweet Jam,” #Flash #Fiction

It’s been awhile since I had the time to join in with my favorite flash fiction challenge. Today, I finally made it. The Carrot Ranch August 15, 2019, flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sweet jam. It can take you to the kitchen or the …

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Whispering…

Sue’s poem earned the right to claim the distinction of being the Poet of the Week for last week’s challenge. Congratulations, Sue. <3

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