Getting To Know You Blogger Q&A


I have only had one other tag given to me, so I’m still trying to understand how it works. Not to mention that I was supposed to respond to this tag almost a month ago, Sorry Avid Observer. I feel like tags are a great way to promote your blog, but also let your readers get to know you just a bit more. Plus you can always nominate others for this tag to get to know them, and spread the awareness of their blogs.

I keep thinking these things are like chain-letters but in the best way possible . . . Anyway, thanks so much to Avid Observer for nominating me in this and if you have a minute to check out her blog do so, she has a lovely writing style, and a captivating point of view.

If anyone else has more experience with Tags on WordPress, please fill free to elaborate further on the topic in the comics below. I clearly don’t have enough practice with handling them. If you have had a tag in the past and would like to show more examples of them, feel free to leave a link for the rest of us to follow! Now to answer those questions.

How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for almost an entire year now, by the end of this month. It was around this time last year that I began to seriously consider creating a blog for my writing.
Do you enjoy doing tags?

I suppose I do? I need more experience with them. This one hasn’t been too painful to fill out. 😉
Do you follow the blogs that follow you?

Yes, I do. I feel that if someone is going to take the time to look up my writing and then follow the Ink Owl, I should return the favor. Plus I usually am rewarded with a whole new world of writing to explore. I’ve made some incredible friends and acquaintances through following other blogs, and I’ve learned so much from other blogger’s writing styles. It is fascinating!

Describe your blog in 5 words?

Reflective, Engaging, Fanciful, Entertaining, Owlish
How many posts have you made on your blog? (Not counting this tag)

196 posts!
On a scale of 1-10, how much do you enjoy blogging?

9. Sometimes I get behind my own blogging goals and get frustrated with myself. But for the most part, I love it.

Post some links to blogs you enjoy reading (these are also some of my nominations for this tag) :

Earth To Ash– You can find stimulating thoughts about the meaning of life, the beauty of living, and great poetry.

Kindra M. Austin– You can find excellent writing here. Kindra manages to pull at your emotions, and honestly, makes you feel every word she writes. I get sucked into her stories and thoughts and leave her blog feeling like I’ve not only learned something new about the world but valuing more my own life.

Brave and Reckless– Oooooh, just follow the link and have your mind blown by the number and flavors of blogs and superb writing pieces found here. Just do it, I dare you.

Fiction Is Food- You can find so much information on how to write here. There are some great author interviews, insight on the writing process, and entertaining work. Always worth the follow.

Fitful Fearful Phantasmal– If you fancy an eerie read, or chills while you’re sitting in the depths of your home in the dark, in the middle of the night then click there. Do it.

Darkness of His Dreams– I cannot stress how much I enjoy the poetry on this blog. It is beautiful. It is haunting. It is an introduction to another world. And it is so well written! You will not regret visiting the page or following it.

Writing or reading blog posts?

I enjoy both, they feed off one another. I can’t write unless I’m reading, and there is so much to read on WordPress. It’s ridiculous!

Other Blogs I would like to nominate:

JuSteph4All

Inspiration Pie

FoodZesty

Jade M. Wong

The Wine Wankers

Tracy York

Emotions Of Life 2016

If you do not do tags or awards, please feel free to pass on this. Otherwise, I’ll be waiting to see your answers! Happy reading.

-M.E. InkOwl

First Friday — The Daily Post

New blogger? Welcome! Share a link to your first post, say hello to other new faces, and find your first few readers.

via First Friday — The Daily Post

This is one of the best places to visit when you are a beginning blogger. (Just realized this is my first bit of blogging advise I’ve ever given, and I’m still new to this.) It’s a great place to get your first post and blog noticed, as well as interact with a vast sea of beginning bloggers.

What is also helpful about these weekly posts, especially for more seasoned bloggers, is it’s a great way to gain followers. I need to do this more, and I guess you could call it “networking” but you can meet so many new people who are completely different or similar to your blog and writing in general.

As you post you link and a brief hello into the internet you can snag followers quickly, and meet some amazing people. I would encourage you to interact to comments from others! Interaction with fellow bloggers helps our writing/blogging community grow, and promotes you like crazy!

Just make sure to get your comments in before the time to do so expires. Thank goodness it happens every week. And I’m thinking now I should have written this and posted it earlier today. But that’s life!

Go check it out! Make new friends!

-M.E. InkOwl

Share Your Creative Work Here


Seeing that I’m not busy enough, I think for those days in the month that aren’t dedicated to featuring wonderfully talented guest writers I will be featuring social media groups tags and promotions. That way as all of you readers out there get to know new bloggers and writers you can also find ways of promoting your work and the work of others.

Today I would like to return to a Facebook group I joined about six months ago. Share Your Creative Work Here is a creative work group spearheaded by Mtaggartwriter, who owns a spectacular blog that you should check out. In this group one can promote blogposts, ideas, photographs, recipes, creative works of art, etc. For the world to see and enjoy. It also provides an excellent platform to promote your voice and creative view point!

Follow this link and ask to join in on the group. I know M. Taggart is hoping to raise memberships to 1K as soon as possible.

Feel free to like, comment, ping this post, or reblog on your own blog to promote this endeavor. And as a common courtesy, tag the owner and creator M. Taggart.

Happy reading and promoting!

-M.E. InkOwl