Thank you to Art by Rob Goldstein for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award.
The rules of this award are:
Explain how and why you started this blog. Offer advice to new bloggers. Nominate other bloggers for the award.
I originally started The Black Wall Blog to help others see a more positive side of life on their journey to overcome their depression, panic, anxiety, and PTSD. Offering some of my own tips and tricks via my faithful proven, often unique methods that I carry in my “tool box.” Hopefully, I have been successful and helped others on their quest.
I knew that when I helped others it helped me feel better. I also had hoped to make some contacts and friends along the way. No way could I have realized how many caring, insightful and talented people I would meet on my own blog/life journey.
I share and read what others have to share. What has transpired is way beyond my wildest dreams. The positive impact on me from what I am learning is phenomenal!! With an added bonus of being able to re-enter the world of creative writing/poetry and prose.
I also am part of the elite group that were the first guest bloggers on the Success Inspirer’s World. That opened me up to even more opportunities. I am so grateful for all of you that have touched my life…. Kind Regards and feeling humble – K
To the newbies in the blogging world.
You start to dabble in the blog world and have written your first posts. After that, make sure you start mingling in meet and greets. Connect with others that have blogs with topics similar to yours. Join challenges. Ask questions. Make sure to check out the blogs that are totally different than your original vision. You may experience and connect with people that will inspire you and take you down a path you didn’t even know existed… ALWAYS be polite and respectful. A must must is to always acknowledge comments. Think teamwork and you will find it a very rewarding experience… And be patient…. It will all come together as you find your place.
These people (plus many others) have touched me and made this a grand life path. There is no obligation to participate. Though I hope that you do!!
Perception vs reality and fact… can change the WYSIWYG!
A perfect example:
Perception: See the picture below? It looks like a random shot. I’m sure you notice a touch of blue in the sky, topped with random white to gray cloud formations. You see an unkempt yard, tipped sawhorse, a tattered American flag with an old abandoned boat and a forgotten football. There is some type of water source in the background. Perhaps it is the ocean, a lake or large pond? When I posted it on FB someone vocalized how disgusted they felt about the tattered flag. They told me the flag was a disgrace and should be replaced. (People are just so darn sweet!!)
Just a basic everyday pic, or is it?
This next picture, was taken from a back deck on Block Island, RI, just 6 hours “before” Hurricane Sandy hit. “That” tattered American flag is literally being torn to shreds by the sheer force of the winds.
October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and destruction up the East coast. My daughter was living on Block Island. About 6 hours before the hurricane hit, she gave me a quick call and told me she and her friends were headed out to see what was happening on other parts of the island. After the call, I heard nothing from her for over 12 hours!
Time felt like my enemy. No response to any text, calls went straight to voicemail. Total nothingness. Nervous wreck is too weak of a term to describe me that day.
I was off the wall and beyond frazzled. My brain was spinning, it went to places like , who do I know that has a helicopter that can get her OFF THAT ISLAND? Like THAT was even a possibility, right?
The 1st random shot, that I showed you was taken on October 30, 2012.
The day after Hurricane Sandy. Let’s look at it one more time.
My daughter took “both” pictures from her deck on Block Island, RI.
I received this shot at the same time my daughter called to say she was safe!
Every time I look at it, my mind sings… “and the flag was still there…!” It is a picture of the hope I hung onto and of prayers answered. – (Thank you, God!)
Who gives a rats a$$ whether the flag looks old and tattered! To me, it will remain one of the most beautiful representations of the Red, White and Blue I have ever seen.
“Life isn’t always WYSIWYG sometimes it’s even better!”
Do you have a WYSIWYG story to share?
As is our norm, comments, quips, irony and witty remarks are always welcome!
So much has happened in just over 3 months since this blog was started. We have met so many wonderful people and connected with countless new bloggers and friends. We have learned so much, we have stumbled, we have tripped and we kept plugging along… “Singing our song”… We didn’t Give up!!
Today we are Celebrating
a new opportunity
for The Black Wall Blog!
I along with some wonderful fellow bloggers have been invited and are starting our journey as contributing authors for
This is how I started! -Click the link above and Register. I did and was able to Connect with other bloggers and have them connect with me-Plus join in activities and challenges! The same opportunity is available to you!
Don’t forget to Click the link above!
It’s a WIN! WIN!!
” Success is the ability to go from one failure
to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “
– Winston Churchill
Kind Regards and walking on Sunshine – K 🙂
(Yes, L.G.B. will continue to be a part of my team. I would be lost without my favorite photographer!) Teamwork is what it is all about!