Monday, January 2, 2017

In A Nutshell

This is Day 1 of the 2017 edition of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Today's prompt is explain your blog. Please visit the other participants for more stories.


With another year under our belts and new adventures on the horizon, we embark on another writing challenge to energize us and get us back into the proverbial blogging saddle. Giddy-up! The first challenge is to explain our blogs, how they came to be and what makes them tick. 

Way back in the summer of 2009 I was walking through a rose garden with my hubby and some friends, and we were talking about technology and social media such as Twitter when out of the blue I said I could write a blog. I had thoughts, ideas and opinions and decided I could share those with anyone and everyone who cared to listen. That I had no idea how to do this didn't matter. From that walk in the rose garden sprang From Roses to Rainbows. (Also see how I named by blog Part 1 and Part 2.)

Here comes the explaining part. It has absolutely nothing to do with roses or rainbows, aside from the occasional, non-related pictures. The simple explanation is that it is a place for me to express myself through writing fiction, poetry, travel stories, and cat tales, to post pictures, to muse over daily life and to offer encouragement and inspiration through quotes and interpretation. In other words, it is an eclectic collection of self expression.

Alas, over the past few years, my writing and posting have been sporadic and even my quote series has fallen into neglect. Having said that however, I have participated in month-long writing challenges since June 2012, including the previous two January Chills, and not missed one day.

Hopefully having just written these words, I will be inspired to revive some of characters and tap out some new adventures, and that is what it is all about.




We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. - Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to 2017. Let us begin!




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14 comments:

  1. Hi Linda - it's a good blog hop ... and great to know where Roses and Rainbows sprang from ... and good always to come by and check in, and/leave a comment ... it's been a great journey on the blogging trail - it offers so much .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, yes it is good to get around the blogging world. Unfortunately I haven't been blogging or visiting much lately. Hope this will get me jump started.

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  2. That is a very nice blog name, Linda, even though you're saying it's just where the idea was born.
    Nice to meet you, let's chill!

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    1. Nice to meet you too, Tamara. Enjoy the challenge!

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  3. I'm like you, I started to blog to express myself, which I think, is most people's reason but it's a valid reason.

    I like your blog name, it's a nice thought.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Hi lissa, thank you. Glad you are joining us - the more the merrier!

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  4. Hello my friend!!!!! Time to do some writing, some reading, some laughing and some smiling!

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    1. Yay, Katherine is on board! Wooo let the party begin.

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  5. Hello Linda. I need to get back in the blogging saddle again as well, so I'm here for the 20 days of chill as well.

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    1. Hi Paul, glad you're back again too. It is sort of like a reunion #Chill2017.

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  6. Great to see you back with it as well! I enjoy reading your blog and always have. You should consider joining us in the monthly Photo Blogging Challenge, too. It's a heap of fun and you can mix words in as well. Always fun!

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    1. Glad to be here! The challenges are quite often easier since I am prompted and have to make something out of that. I've done a couple photo challenges and they're fun. Maybe I'll give a try again this year.

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  7. Happy New Years, Linda! I am so glad that day in the garden that you were inspired to create a blog. I think the title and the blog are both wonderful.
    I, too initially thought I needed a venue to share thoughts with others but additionally it has morphed into a social endeavor as I have met people that I consider friends....such as you.

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    1. Hi Cheryl! I am so glad to see you here. I have been so slack in getting around lately. It is a bad habit to not visit when I don't blog. Shame on me.
      I agree with you that we meet people (virtually) that we consider friends...like you!

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