Welcome to Always Write
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I’m Marsha Ingrao, your hostess and chief editor and publisher of this blog. If you want to know more about me check out my About Page.
Blogging- A Giant Experiment
Isn’t it great to publish a living blog? Writing, editing and publishing my blog compliments my philosophy of being a life-long learner.
Write for fun Publish Join others #Haiku by Marsha Ingrao
All bloggers are publishers. We monitor and approve what goes out to our public. That carries a great responsibility to be truthful, respectful, of good character.
I call myself a hobby blogger. Some people don’t like the term hobby or vanity blogger because they put so much of themselves into the blog including their professional expertise. From a government or financial position, a hobby blogger is someone who publishes a blog with no commercial agenda.
For about four years, I tried to make money from a blog, and was a 100% failure. Neither my heart, nor my talent were in that endeavor. But that doesn’t make me a failure as a blogger. Having blogged since 2012, I have a fair amount of expertise in my hobby of blogging which I am more than willing to share with others. I take pride in my hobby, blogging, and am proud of what I have accomplished.
You may be a hobby blogger, too. If so, tell me about your blogging experience and why you would call yourself a hobby blogger, like I am. You may not be a hobby blogger because blogging can be serious business whether or not it generates income.. If so, tell me about that, too. My goal and purpose in blogging these days is to have fun and to support and encourage you in your blogging experience whatever it may be.
Ways I Achieve My Goals and Mission
My mission: “Having fun, while encouraging, and promoting bloggers.” Below are some of the ways I currently try to fulfill that goal.
Starting with Hugh Robert’s “The People Under the Stairs,” both budding and experienced authors are invited to send me a 500-1,000 word unpublished story to post as a story chat experience. Readers will comment, then I’ll summarize comments and include special insight from the author. Come join us as we sit around the fire, sipping a glass of wine or a hot chocolate with marshmallows discussing YOUR story. STORY CHAT
“Old words are reborn with new faces.”Criss Jami
Colleen Chesebro invited me to adopt this challenge that so many enjoyed when she and Ronovan hosted it. Now that we are safely moved to Prescott, AZ, I have the time to devote to this new project.
It’s easy, find a quote for each week’s theme and write a response.
“In quoting others, we cite ourselves.”Julio Cortazar
“A very wise quote is a spectacular waterfall! When you see it, you feel its power!”Mehmet Murat Ildan
Blog Challenges Interview Series
Blog challenges are how many bloggers strut their stuff and meet other people. How do bloggers come up with challenges? What does it take to host a challenge? When is a challenge not a challenge? How do you participate in challenges? Join me with an interview or a guest post. Do you have any questions you would like to ask a challenge host? Submit them on the form below.
Contact me today to be featured on Always Write.
Featured on This Blog
- Interview Series Current: Blogs that host Photo and Writing Challenges – and those who participate
- Photo Challenges – not mine, the ones I join
- Flash Fiction – super new for me
- Poetry Challenges – Tanka Tuesday – my newest craze!
- Travel Commentaries – screeched to a COVID 19 halt.
- Hobbies – yours and mine
- YOUR guest posts. I am honored to write guest posts for you, too.
- Reblogged posts Checking in on my followers for great stuff that the Always Write blogger community would love to read
- Occasional outbursts of personality – mostly in the Comment Sections!