Promote Your Blog in 2018

This has helped me and I feel it can help others as well.


Hi Everyone,

In 2017 I started a blog post called “Promote Your Blog” where fellow bloggers could share and promote their blog with the MIU community. This post resulted in 25,000+ views and 4,000+ bloggers sharing the who, what and why behind their blog.

I want to create a new directory to even out the playing field for newcomers to the blogging community. If you shared your blog in 2017, please feel free to share it again. To the newcomers, please leave a description about what readers might find if they visit your site. Also, remember to include a link to your blog.

Hopefully this will create some positive synergy for our very special blogging community. Let’s make 2018 the year of less perfection and more connection. Also, feel free to reblog this post so we can get more people involved. Happy blogging everyone!

Dr. Perry

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Press on

I love this and it is so true. I've stumbled and things have seemed insurmountable. It's when I've had that mindset that things HAVE been. Only when my mind says "I can" is when magic happens.

The Search For Happiness

Much of my life and I'm sure many would agree with this, happiness has been this - "thing" - that once you possess it, consume it, wear it, do anything with it, you will achieve the equivalent of Nirvana.  Problem is, I have been looking for happiness from the wrong source:  a person, place, thing - as … Continue reading The Search For Happiness

Under Construction Part II – Recreate

Photo by Matthew Hamilton on Unsplash In part I of this saga, I decided that as I am very serious about my writing, I thought I'd reward my efforts and expends some funds to invest in this endeavor, my passion.  I knew it wouldn't be an easy task. CSS?  Excuse me?  HTML?  Is my head spinning!  It's bad … Continue reading Under Construction Part II – Recreate

Author Interview – Olivia Stocum – “Tangled Moon”, The “Moonlighting Series” & The “Worth Fighting For Series” (Historical & Paranormal Romance)

I’m so honored to be mentioned on this site as are many of my favorite author/bloggers. And this interview is so wonderful for those of us wondering “what if I fail?” I love the answer.

toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

Hey there everyone.

Welcome to another fantastic edition of the ongoing Author Interview series.

Just a quick note before we get started properly. I link to a lot of other articles in my posts, so WordPress users please check your Spam folders in your Setting Menus and approve any links/pingbacks that you find from me to improve the visibility of your own blog posts, as well as mine, it’s a win win for us both 😉

Tonight, we have extra special bonus content, where the author has kindly recorded a couple of in depth videos to expand her answers.

Please let me welcome you all to the realm of author Olivia Stocum, as we find out more about what influences her and inspires her to write her novels.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the show folks 🙂


Hi there Olivia, wonderful to have you over here, so we can…

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Long ago she thought he was her prince Tall, ingenious, handsome, romantic Adored her to the moon and back Swept her off of her feet; it was love at first sight Friends thought he was "a great guy"; exceptionally polite He made promises galore; he'd always take care of her She'd never want for anything; … Continue reading Him

The Art of a Hug

I’m also a sufferer of anxiety – PTSD – and can relate to these emotions well. I know a lot of people who are “non-huggers,” many have Asperger’s Disorder and, for them, touching will stimulate them and drive them crazy. I believe that sensitivity to where people are, especially children, is crucial. You destroy their sense of self, their souls when you violate their boundaries.



Clench your fist, hard. Clench it and hold it until it is red and your palm is sweaty, your knuckles are white, your whole hand shaking; swallow that fist.

That is how anxiety feels to me.

I’ve spent a lot of time lately around people you might call huggers; huggers are people who put their arms around you–sometimes your waist, sometimes shoulders; it varies by height. They put their arms around you and they try to squeeze some emotion out of you. It started about a week ago at a summer camp I’ve been working at.

The horde of potential huggers had been doing one activity or another. It ends, they all stand up.

“So, what are we doing now?” I ask the camp leader beside me.

“Hugs” she says.


“Hugs, you know,” she hugs me, around the arms. I don’t move. “Hugs,” she repeats.


“Don’t you like…

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The Ocean Welcomes Me Back

I was born and raised in a town by the ocean off of the California coast. This poem spoke to me deeply. Enjoy.

Elan Mudrow

She knows me.

Though, I haven’t seen

All that she is…..

All her anger and angst

Frozen at times, treacherous.

I know her

From the safety of my footing.

She can pull me, She pulls me, I am pulled

Not by ebb, but by longing

A craving for our meeting.

She allows me to see her.

I am but painted doll

Easily tripped into a fall.

We are cyclic, together.

Friends as we are


I see her placid face

Fierce, reflecting sky.

Her cheeks aged, rippled

As they were at the beginning.

She’s my crone

My witch of calm

Curled slightly

With wavy hair


The straightening of her tides.

Her voice, mesmerized magnetic

To my metal ears.

Grounded by emotion

She nudges me

To a rhythm depth tone.

My womb vibrates

With her motion

At the same time

I am her birth.


Her movement is mine


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A Bird In Flight

Trancevia Daily Prompt: Trance A bird flies Through the skies Effortlessly.  Drifting. Trusting in the air beneath its wing A flip of a wing.  Or two.  Drifting. Higher.  And higher still. Trusting in air's will. Watching from ground Spray of the ocean all around I see a bird flying. No, hovering, drifting Air is in … Continue reading A Bird In Flight

Why Your Sobriety Dates Are Important

Source: Why Your Sobriety Dates Are Important