Love’n Hate Poetry Challenge

emotional wrestling

Join the Party Now!

If you read my entry in last month’s success-themed poetry challenge, Sometimes I Feel, then you probably already have an inkling that I have been in a love-hate relationship with my blog for the past 4 to 5 months.

When I first began my blog I was writing for me. I was living in turmoil and pain and had to excise it so that I could continue to go on breathing. I wrote about my pain and then I joined the Blogging U courses and wrote stuff for that as well. And I received a lot of feedback. I fell in love with that feedback and learned to hunger for it. I felt like I was no longer alone, that people cared about me and I began to heal. However after my courses ended and the angst receded, away went the sense of community I had fallen in love with and begun writing for. Continue reading

Poets Want You!

Poets Want | Memee's Musings

Poets have submitted their Success themed poems and are eagerly awaiting the results of your vote!

Don’t let them down.  Head over to Memee’s punch bowl where you can find all of their links, read all the poems or the few that intrigue you and then vote for your favorite by clicking the heart atop their thumbnail image.  Click to Vote Now!

Voting ends at 23:55 PST on October 31, 2015. But don’t be a jerk, do it now!

If you enjoy reading or writing poetry or are interested in discovering varying voices and styles of poetry Memee’s Poetry Parties are a great place to explore that. Enjoy other’s work or challenge yourself to the monthly theme. Who knows, perhaps you will be the next winner!

Last chance!

Have you joined the LinkUp?

Have you joined the LinkUp | Memee's MusingsTime is running out for linking up with your fellow poets currently challenging themselves to the topic of success.

Submit Now!

Are you confused about how to find the party?  It’s easy. At the top of every post are the menus for my blog. Hover your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties (which would take you to an informative page if clicked) and a new menu item opens entitled “current party.”  Click on current party.  If there is an active party going on that’s where you’ll find the theme, the relevant dates and the submit wormhole that will take you to the linkup.

This button will also take you and your followers to the linkup during the voting window. Though when it comes to getting your followers to the linkup so they can read the poems and vote for their favorite I’d suggest just making it easy for them and give them the LinkUp url. (You know, the one in your address bar after you’ve arrived.)

Voting begins on the 25th so get your poems in right away or you’ll miss out on getting those votes! Not to mention — okay, I am mentioning — the feedback of your fellow poets.

Submit Now!

Still need help?

Here’s a Video.
Or if you prefer infographics, go to this post.

Get Your badge!

The linky party that challenges poets on a new theme every month has begun for October. You can always find your way to the current party at the link provided in my menus entitled — What else? — current party (if you are viewing the menus at the top of my blog it’ll show itself by hovering your cursor over Memee’s Poetry Parties, which by the way has all of the answers for all of the questions ever asked about my linky party, shows a listing of all the rules, a listing of all the past parties, and features the participation badge you earn just by submitting your poem!

Have you participated in the past? Will this be your first submission?  Here’s your badge:

Get Your Badge!

Thank you for partying with Memee! Invite your followers to enjoy the fun by displaying this participation badge on your site. Place it anywhere, a sidebar, your About page, or the posts challenging others to join you. Make it visible!

*You’ve earned it, wear it well! Please resize and use it in whatever means suits your needs. It’s about pride, recognition, expanding the challenge and supporting all the participants by getting new eyes on their poetry by sharing the linkup with everyone who follows you.

Success Stories

Success Stories | Memee's MusingsLast month we faced the challenge of suicide, this month at Memee’s Poetry Party we are talking Success!

What is the measure of a man? When do you know you’ve attained it? Is there ever enough? Weave your story of success and link up with us!

Submission deadline is October 24th. Submit now!

The Rules

1. No Naughty pictures. (This will disqualify you.)

2. Submit the URL address to your relevant original poem.

3. Please try to visit at least two party guests, leave them a nice compliment or begin a friendly discussion with them. Mingle, people, mingle!

4. Let your followers know that you’re partying at Memee’s Musings and they’re invited to drop in and join the party! It’s a perfect excuse to use your participation badge!

5. This party’s unique hashtag is #definingsuccess. Link back to me and, of course, if: You tweet me, I’ll tweet you… tweet, tweet! (Even if you don’t have a twitter account please use the hashtag as a blog tag.)

The Dates

Voting begins on the 25th and concludes at 23:55 PST on October 31st, so be sure to get your poems submitted before the voting window opens and tell everyone to head to the punch bowl and vote while they can!

Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Don’t know how to link up? Read Linking up: It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties.

The Bible
English Standard Version
Matthew 6:25-33 ESV

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”

I hope to see you at the punch bowl!

☀ Memee

Sharing is Caring – a blogging #MeetandGreet

#MeetandGreet introductionsI joined my first meet and greet over at Dream Big, Dream Often who had reblogged from Lessons from my Daughter. There were only 4 simple rules, and I am not one for rules, the less the better and I modify when I must. In this case, I modified only the “reblog” by creating my own post and pinging the originators, otherwise I stuck to the rules… this time.

The Rules

I am not big on rules but here is how I see this going.

1. Like this posting.

2. In the comments, introduce yourself, put a link to your blog (if you have one) and put a link to a blog you enjoy reading.

3. Reblog this post so more people can see it and share their blogs.

4. Come back and discover new blogs.

I promise to visit every link posted in the comments or pingbacks and I will read your posts, like or comment and, hopefully, find many great blogs to follow!

My introduction read as follows:

“My name is BriannaLouise Memee and my blog is Memee’s Musings. I can be found on WordPress, Facebook, Tumblr, Blogher, Pinterest and Twitter. Last year was full of tragedy and life changes… it’s a familiar story: Blogging helped me to become whole again.

“My tagline remains as true today as it did when I began: “Thoughts about life, death and the world around me.” Memee’s Musings is not a blog that rotates around my personal pain although you can find it weaved within.

I host a once monthly linky party for poets, #memeespoetryparties. I advocate for domestic animals on Saturdays, post my favorite quotes on Wednesdays, share gratitude on Thursdays and feature guest bloggers on Sundays. While on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays you can find postings about anything from what his happening in the world around me to mental health to random thoughts to poetry and flash fiction.

“Although you won’t find any parenting advice, book reviews or recipes on my blog (unless they are proffered by guest bloggers) I view my blog as a smorgasbord of delights which I hope you will enjoy as much as I do!

“I am amazed by Allison’s poetry found at: People, Things and Life.

“I am inspired by Chris at: Surviving the Spector.

“I find community through Ember’s life shares on Brighton Bipolar.

“And AuthorSBMazing challenges my imagination, inspiration and writing growth with her Finish It! events on her blog: Author S B Mazing.

“I hope you’ll love what you find on my blog and value what you find on the blogs I am suggesting!”

It’s your turn, just do it!

☀ Memee

5 Reasons to join the #ASKFORHELP poetry challenge!

#askforhelp | Memee's Musings
Anonymous suicide prevention hotlines are available in most countries.
  1. Speak out!  Keeping quiet, keeping secrets keeps things taboo.  Let’s not make suicide a topic we’re afraid to talk about.  Sometimes just letting other people know you’re open to talking, is enough to save a life.
  2. Delve deep into your own psyche… what lurks under your conscious thoughts in regard to suicide?
  3. Get the word out and help raise awareness. It is, after all, Suicide Prevention Month!
  4. Challenge and push your poetic boundaries.
  5. Connect with other poets who may positively inspire you.

Submission deadline is September 24th. Submit now!

Voting begins on the 25th, so get your followers to vote for you at the link-up, voting will conclude at 23:55 PST on September 30th. Vote now!

Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Don’t know how to link up? Read Linking up: It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

Collect your participation badge and find more answers at: Memee’s Poetry Parties

I hope to meet you at the punch bowl!

☀ Memee