CHALLENGE!! 30 Day Word Association




Welcome to the Challenge!!! Thanks to Mahogany Dymond you guys have been gifted with ANOTHER challenge! (Thank or blame HER!!) LOL

This blog will be kind of different. Not like the others, this isn’t just a writing challenge, but a creativity challenge. You can invite who you like to join in…just remember to encourage your buddy to follow the rest of the challenge takers and like The Kween’s Kaleidoscope on Facebook so you can keep up with everyone else’s blogs!

This is also the month where NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) takes place…so we can participate in our own way. (I’m posting a day early so we all can prepare and invite who we like)

So…HERE WE GO!!!

Use each word (in any part of speech) and create a fictional paragraph. It can be any style, any topic…as long as it’s original. 

We’re keeping this challenge down to one paragraph for a few reasons:

  1. – It’s brief. If we have 10 or more blogs, it can be almost impossible to read several scrolls of words every day…making it hard for us to keep up with one another’s daily offerings.
  2. – It sparks creativity. If you if you have only a paragraph of 100 words or less…it makes you come to your point quicker, allowing you to use better forms of expression.
  3. – It encourages each blogger to participate. If we all know there’s not a lot to write (yet still feeds our creative muses) then people may be more apt to blog. Not everyone can write extensively off the top of their heads…so this caters to both kinds of writers.


1- Castle
2- Water
3- Rock
4- Stand 
5- One
6- Song
7- Sword
8- Bridge
9- Voice
10- Book
11- Ring
12- Baby
13- Television
14- Room
15-  Path
16- Hole
17- Clouds
18- Huge
19- Lies
20- Friend
21- Fruit
22- Afraid
23- Bed
24- Fire
25- Beach
26- Cold
27- Radio
28- Shoes
29- Car
30- Simple
Free Day- Use the first word off the top of your head and write your paragraph

Randoms, Hi’s and Life

Gratuitous picture of ME 🙂

I’m so shady to you all. If there’s no challenge…I don’t even show up for school. HA! So…HI EVERYBODY!! 😀

Not really…just had a lot on my plate. I can’t even begin to list the reasons why my days seem like a cluster of mashed “things”.

From physical ailments, business, family, etc…I’ve had little time for (nor desire to be) blogging. I’ve been a sporadic socializ’r on Facebook and Twitter…opting for tumblr instead. There, I can scroll, scroll, scroll and get inspiration, humor, music, photos, etc…and don’t have to utter a word to anyone. I’ve been quite good with the anonymity that comes with being a small blog with not a lot of “fans” to talk to.

btw…I hate the word “fans”. I use it to speak of other levels of notoriety. I’m a “fan” of Jill Scott. I’m however NOT a fan of a Twitter blogger. I am a follower, by the technicality that it’s CALLED “following”. Speaking of which, I’ve been questioning this fandom thing and how annoying it can be to try and socialize (because we’re on social media websites) and have people who have a “fan base” ignore select people. There’s no one I’d ignore unless the comments were spam, harassing or just not in line with what’s acceptable for ways to speak to people. These folks get a little piece of the Internet and think that they’re above everyone else. How I change my mindset…is to stop participating. You can’t make someone else bigger than you…and especially bigger than GOD. Quit it.

I can’t deal with a lot of the fuckery I see. It’s senseless. As an artist and a sensitive heart I have to deprogram myself from time to time. I do this by logging out and finding constructive things to do…like make jewelry. This is my first time making jewelry. I have friends on Facebook who do it for a living and I’ve patronized a few, but I’m on a budget right now and prefer to get what I want or need by DIY means.

I love this one. Meant to be a bracelet, it is now an anklet (too big)

I like the colors here.

I actually can’t wait to go to Michael’s or AC Moore’s so I can scoop up some more tools. I have NO plans on selling it. I don’t have the patience to do it over and over by demand. It’s just a hobby for me at this point…something to meditate to.

 I’ve had a few stresses (nothing serious) but a girl needed an outlet.

Side Note: My girl Joy hooked me up with a new listen. Lianne La Havas. Hadn’t heard her before and now I’m addicted to her. lol We’ll be going to a concert in Central Park in July! *YAY US*

Here’s one of my favorite songs by her! Talk to you later!!! ~smooches~ ❤

30 Days of Days: Blog Challenge

HOLA!

As promised, I’m back with a blog challenge. It took me FOREVER to come up with it because every day was supposed to be dedicated to a day in the life of YOU (the blogger!).

This is how it goes. Every day you blog. For each day there is a topic to write on based on a day out of your life. Firsts, celebrations, setbacks…you get it. You can even tag each blog #30DayChallenge. Hey, if you don’t want to it’s okay. lol

You can take the poster (the above pic) and place it on your blog for the first day…after that, you can be creative and use whatever picture relates to what it is you’re blogging on that day. You can invite whomever and how many you please. Hopefully, we’ll all visit one another and be a support system…reminding each other to write and share.

Without further ado…here’s the list of the days:

#1- a day containing your earliest memory

#2-a day in elementary school

#3- a day in middle school

#4- a day in high school

#5- the day you first fell in love

#6- the day you first held a job

#7- the day you found your first best friend

#8- a day you realized what you wanted to do/be

#9- the day you discovered the Internet

#10- a day you’d rather forget

#11- a daydream you have often

#12- a day you wish you could do differently

#13- a Christmas Day memory

#14- the day you hate to see coming

#15- the day you graduated (choose any that you remember most)

#16- the day of a child’s birth (family or close friends apply)

#17- a day where you helped someone in a big way

#18- the last day of your first adult job

#19- your favorite day of the week and why

#20- the most memorable day of your childhood

#21- the day you met your most recent/or last love

#22- a day with the family you’ll never forget

#23- the day you turned 21

#24- a memorable summer day

#25- a day you’re currently planning for

#26- the day someone left and never came back (not death related)

#27- a day in your life (explain an average day of yours)

#28- the day you had your first fight. why?

#29- what you were doing today

#30-your proudest day to date

#31- Bonus Day: Pick a day you haven’t described and share

HAPPY BLOGGING!!!

*Sneaks Back In*

SO…

If you haven’t guessed it…(as predicted by some of my friends) …I’m back.

I WOULD start getting inspiration to blog as SOON as I decided to shut it down. *SMH* I didn’t think I’d get inspired so soon, but so much has been happening around me that I seriously kept thinking, “This is a blog…”

So, here I am. Perhaps if I get that feeling again, I’ll just leave it be.

Did you miss me? No? I understand…lol

Anyway…

Back…and writing. Stay tuned 🙂

My Last Blog

Circa 2009
~sigh~

Come tomorrow…the Kaleidoscope will close.

I remember how I got here. Blogging was new to me. I’d REALLY just become accustomed to the Internet. I had a MySpace account…and as my first taste of social media, it was cool. I met a few people over there that I still hold dearly inside my spirit. One of which, is my sister friend, Laticia…”Tish” to loved ones. She told me about the site Yahoo 360 and begged me to sign up. Reluctantly, I did and fell in love quickly.

Yahoo 360 was the kind of site where you could customize your background, the privacy settings and make it home. The “circle” you created wasn’t the only circle. Your friend’s list literally could go on and on and back to you. A friend on your list would lead to seeing someone on theirs who you didn’t know…but, if you clicked enough…you’d wind up right back to someone who did indeed have you as a friend.

I didn’t know how to truly “blog”. I just wrote poetry and short stories and posted them. I didn’t know there was a name for it. It’s actually one of the FIRST places I ever felt comfortable placing my poetry. Other poets and writers would read and draw me to their pages and eventually, I found myself hooked up with a small conglomerate of writers/poets/artists/musicians/craftsmen.

I met so many cool people, but with that came the drama-filled people as well. It got to the point where I didn’t feel I could blog freely without people assuming that my feelings were about THEM. That’s where my friend Yesha (owner of Fly Chick Media, Sherlock Homegirl and Fly Black Chick Blog) came into play. I’d met her on Yahoo 360…and for a long time she was my partner in crime. She introduced me to TRUE blogging and from there I ended here. Blogger.

For a long time, no one knew of my site EXCEPT Yesha…

I blogged and spoke my feelings…freely. Eventually, somehow…(quite possibly through my ex) I began to show more people this site…and The Kaleidoscope was born. I remember the day I made this page and was typing so fast and obliviously that I misspelled “kaleidoscope” in my URL. (The first “o” ended up an “e”) Once I realized it, I had already connected this URL to every other forum I was on…so, I left it.

I’ve met people through THIS forum. Lala (my Kissy Face). Alovelydai. Katlynne LaSalle…and a SLEW of other bloggers. Celebrity blogs, make up blogs, relationship blogs, life blogs, secret blogs, erotic blogs, poetry blogs, picture blogs…every kind of blog you can imagine, I’ve seen it. I’ve introduced OTHERS to this forum as well…kinda paying it forward to those in need of an outlet. Blogger begets blogger begets blogger…lol

Once here…I branched out and created blogs for my online talk show called “The Kween’s Kouch”. That ended and I changed the URL and made it my poetry blog, “Words On Wings”. I also have an erotica blog (Passion’s Fruit) AND a cooking blog (Kween Can Burn). I suppose I may have a touch of ADD or something, because I can’t focus long…or perhaps it’s the reality of my disorder, Narcolepsy (c) my blog “Sleeping Butterfly” on that disorder.

I’ve particpated in blog challenges. 30 days of just writing. 30 days of truth. 30 days of love…and 30 days of erotica. Over and over…I’ve lost and found my writing mojo here, but this time…it’s just best to end it. At least for now. Maybe in a year or more, I’ll feel like it…but the pressure of KNOWING it’s here and nothing is being done, no progress is being captured in blog form…just feels disappointing.

ONE more time…I wanted to thank you ALL for showing support. For loving me and connecting with me, passing my blog’s link along, commenting, respecting my craft through encouragement and praise. I thank you. I love you. I pray you all continue forward in your own endeavors with passion, urgency and follow through.

Peace…

Love always,

Kween

Thank You…Goodnight!

I do believe the era of the Kaleidoscope has come to an end. I’ve been blogging since 2006, when I signed up for a now defunct site called Y360 or Yahoo 360. I’ve met a LOT of my current circle from that site and have grown from all of the experiences that I’ve been blessed to see and survive. I just am not as into blogging as I once was. I feel at times repetitious and unoriginal and that’s never been me. I’d prefer to leave it as it is and take my last kween’s nod.

I will keep the poetry blog open. Though I haven’t written a poem in ages…poetry for me, simply can not be “done”. It’s an art and that sometimes means that it comes when it wants. Passion’s Fruit (the erotica site) may not be long behind the Kaleidoscope. We’ll see. I want to get onto the business of finishing projects and blogging or the responsibility of feeling like I should blog…isn’t helping. We all know that things get shut down/deactivated and are reactivated at a later date. Maybe that’s in this blog’s future…maybe not.

For now, I’d like to thank ALL of my readers and followers for all of your support and encouragement.

As of August 1st, 2012…I will close the Kaleidoscope to the public. The Kaleidoscope’s Facebook page however…will remain open as it is a forum for public thought and opinion as well as a vehicle for promotion. I do like to share OTHER people’s endeavors…so it will remain active for that purpose.

Again…Thank you. I love you…Good night.