My Linky Parties

Poetry Linkup | Memee's Musings

Do you know about my linky parties? There is one going on now. Actually, submissions end tonight just before midnight California time.

(If you don’t know PST just Google “What time is it now in PST?” and calculate against your time zone).

Once a month, on or around the 15th I upload the new party. The easiest, fastest way to find it is by hovering over the Page link at the top of every page entitled Memee’s Poetry Parties and then click Current Party. All the details for that months party can be found there. The challenge theme, the dates and deadlines for submissions and voting.

This month’s poetry theme is #newbeginnings. Because time is short for submitting your link, I’m just going to give you the button that will whisk you there immediately:

I hope to see you there!

Oh, and I almost forgot:  To see past winners click the tab Poetry Party Favor(ites), also under the page heading Memee’s Poetry Parties.

Just Jot January

Just Jost January | Memee's Musings While hopping blogs of those who’re also participating in the Color Your World challenge I discovered another blog hop I thought I’d dip my feet into and share with you. The Just Jot It January blog hop. Honestly, it was the cute badge that drew me to it and the idea of a jot (Merriam-Webster’s definition 2: A very small amount) was appealing to me too.

This of course is, as always, turning into something longer than a jot. But the challenge of it, perhaps will help teach me to be more succinct in my writing. (Or not!)

Here’s my intended jot:

1. Carbonite online storage. Highly recommended by teacher, “Is Awesome. Works perfectly. Runs constantly in the background.” Less than $20 a year she thinks. Look into it!

2. Get unbiased car insurance comparison quotes at Provide Savings (all 50 states).

Goals:

Next 7 days: Pass into 160 WPM. Next 12 Months: Graduate.

Okay, that’s my jot. What’s yours? Click on the cute badge above to participate and learn the rules. BTW, photos or artwork count because you still have to name the post and that becomes the jot! Easy-peasy!

Poems to Santa, Rudolph and Frosty

Poems to Santa, Rudolph and Frosty

This month’s Poetry challenge linky party, #OdetoChristmasCharacters has begun. You really mustn’t be surprised that this month I would have a holiday-themed poetry challenge awaiting you! I mean, who doesn’t love Santa Claus, Rudolph and Frosty?  A lot of people even love the unloveable Grinch.  Am I right?

Choose a Christmas character (Krampus counts) to create a poem around. If additional characters find their way into your piece, that’s fine, just try to make one character the primary focus.

This month’s unique party hashtag for your posts is #OdetoChristmasCharacters.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Submission deadline is Tuesday, December 22nd at 24:55 PST.
Submit now!

Voting opens at 00:05 PST on December 23rd and ends on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2015, at 23:55 PST.*

*(If you don’t know PST just Google “What time is it now in PST?” and calculate against your time zone)

MEMEE’S POETRY PARTY RULES OF CONDUCT:

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. This party’s unique hashtag is #OdetoChristmasCharacters, use it. 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.)

5. 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!  Because I do not vote it is important that you participate in promoting the event. The more word of mouth the more activity and the greater the impact on your website.  So challenge your fellow poets to party with us and solicit your followers to read all of the poems and vote their favorite (while the voting window is open).

Memee’s Party Punchbowl

HELPFUL LINKS:

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

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

Have fun and happy, happy holidays to each and every one of you!

Memee

Collage created by Memee’s Musings, 2015
Santa created by Recon Cycles; Rudolph: ClipArtBest.com; Frosty: All-Free-Download.com

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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

Dish Best Served Cold

voodoo doll
Photo courtesy of $30 Date Night

We’ve been doing a lot of happy poetry writing of late and so I figured it was time to flip the coin and see where some of the most powerful poems come from: Hate. We can’t all go out and do the things our imaginations toy with when someone scorns us, but we can get rid of toxic emotions by spewing them onto the pages of our diaries, journals and blogs. So this month it’s all about vengeance, baby!

Submit now!

Anyone is welcome to submit, no matter the age, the language, or the skill level. So challenge your friends: here’s the shortcode to this post:  http://wp.me/p5hvQo-z8

There are 5 simple rules to follow as well as door prizes and bragging rights. You can find the rules and answers to all of your questions at: Memee’s Poetry Parties. There is a lot of information to be found on that page, but if you just want to submit your poem or vote for someone, keep reading.

Submit now!

Submission deadline is August the 24th, 2015. And remember, if you want your fan’s support be sure and share the voting link with them during the voting window: August 25-31.

August 25-31, 2015: Vote!

So mark all the dates on your publishing calendar. Door prizes will be delivered via email. Good Luck!

Now I’ve got to go get to work on my poem. Hope to see you around the punch bowl!

☀ Memee