The Life, Thoughts Of A Poet Living With Sickle Cell Anemia
Yay, I’m your first!!!… Commenter, that is. 😉
I saw your post at a friend’s blog… Are you new to WordPress.com, and were you thinking about moving your Xanga blog over? If you decide to, it isn’t as hard as it seems; I once was on Xanga as well. I’d say the biggest difference is that you can tweak the html/css in Xanga for free & Xanga’s got the groups feature that are similar to the old web rings.
Some themes you choose will have more features open/unlocked to you, so if you want something like Xanga’s “Pulse” feature, for example, you should look for a theme that has “Aside” posts as an enabled feature. Aside posts are short-n-sweet like Pulses, Tweets, or FB statuses. Some themes also have “Quote” features so you can post a quote instead of a blog post — it will be displayed differently. Same thing with “Gallery” posts (like a photo album), “Image” posts (1 pic showcased), and there’s also themes that have “Sticky” and “Featured” enabled.
If you can’t find time to blog near a PC/laptop but find yourself sitting in public transportation or wherever & wishing you could make a quick post, there are free WordPress apps to help! They make it fairly easy for you to be a WordPress addict, let me tell ya! 😉
If you can’t think of what to write about, check out The Daily Post for ideas and inspiration, as well as for posts made by others who use some of the topics mentioned.
I’d say that the important thing is to choose a theme that best suits the type of posts you do, tweak the Appearance & Settings of your blog to reflect your personality, make/use an avatar image besides the default, and then check out other established WP blogs that you might like & follow/subscribe to them or leave them comments, so that they (& their followers) will hopefully help you gain a few followers of your own. 🙂
Good luck with your new blog! Let me know when you’re done “moving in” and getting comfy at WordPress so that I can check out more of your posts. Have fun blogging!
Thank You for bn the first to help me out. I was wondering if I was doing the right thing or not. I have the app on my phone. So I’m like happya bout that I can blog when I’m out and about. Sorta hard to do for xanga. But I’m still learning. I love how we have categories here so I can blog all I want and put each entry in there right spots. I love blogging, just trying to find myself while doing it and be comfortable doing it at the same time. So you perfer wordpress over xanga? You have help me out more then you know and will do that as well. Hopefully to have it done very soon. Excited about my classes starting again. Thank You Again.. 🙂
Please know you have not lost your faith, I t is a integral part of you, once you have acknoledge it. Which you have. It is like your soul shadow. let it rest gently with you. Let it be your friend and comfort you. Not always easy I know, been there done that. Don’t give up on it, it will never give up on you. rest gently please. dusty
Hello, sorry it took so long for me to respond to your comment. I have gain my FAITH back since I started and you so right, so thank you for sharing that with me. I will never give up on it anymore, so thank you for your lovely comment, truly touch me. I do hope all is well on your end! God Bless 🙂
I’ll be looking out for you. You’re a gem.
Thanks for sharing. As you grow and regain your faith, remember 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. You probably shouldn’t go a day without reading that!
For more inspiration along your journey, check this out:
By the way, congratulations! You have your first subscriber!
Ty! I make sure to check it out! God Bless
I only got better at writing through internet and social networking. The more you write and the more you read what others wrote, the more you learn it. 😀
Just out of curiousity, what do/did you major in?
WordPress IS the best blog carrier out there, and I’ve been in 3 different sites. The blog I have right now is my second with wordpress. You can tell by the blogname. They are constantly improving the site. WordPress just got the best features and updates.
Goodluck on blogging and having more viewers. I’m sure you’ll inspire them.
Boy, I really need to update my About page. hehe 😀
I must agree! Im psychology major! Love it! And having essays to do every week is helping, or helping little by little. I went to your about but didnt see anything, but I make sure to go check again. Right now Im so digging wp to be honest and I done had two other blogs before I came here!
Beautifully honest and eloquent. I might not visit often, but I’m definitely in for the ride … by the way, Hello 🙂
Hello and ty for your comment and taken the ride with me! God Bless
Hello there, and thanks also for sharing. I appreciate your comment, and look forward to riding along with you as I believe we all are on a journey in one form or another.
Hi! Yvw and ty for joining the ride and you so right we or on one! God Bless You as we take it together. 🙂
Thanks for visiting. Keep on writing. I enjoy reading about your life as you continue your journey.
Yvw! Ty for visiting and leaving mark. God Bless
It is absolutely awesome that you are documenting your journey as you will look back on the entries and learn more about yourself each time. Enjoy your work, enjoy the journey and I look forward to reading more.
Thank you for stopping by my blog..I appreciate it!
Ty for your kind words and for stop by my blog! I will be coming back to your blog! Blogging has showed me a lot about myself and I cant wait to be able to read back over later down the road! God Bless U:)
Nifty blog you’ve got here! And thanks for “liking” my poetry post 🙂
Ty for the visit Michelle! Yvw, the poem call to me. God Bless 🙂
Thats deep dear very.. we are all in a search.. but trust me.. as we go down the road we gather, we learn, we find the path we want to follow.. It is awesome.. to go get deep into ourselves and search beyound… You will make it,,, yes you will.. God bless you…!!
Ty Maureen for your kind words! God Bless U:)
You have been referenced in my blog, check it out 😉 (You probably have more follows, but I thought I would mention there anyway haha)
Hello JB, IM HONOR AND SURPRISE AND I WISH I HAD THAT MANY! Lol! THANK YOU, GOD BLESS 🙂
This is to notify you that I’m sharing your site on my blog. In response to some various blogger awards I decided to make my own permanent recognition page for other blogs I love. You are on the list of links. Here is the link: http://fromscott.wordpress.com/favorites/
Ty and Im so honor! God Bless 🙂
I have nominated you for the award please have a look as given below; http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/the-liebster-blog-award/
Thanks for dropping in on me,and I believe I’ll come along with you on your journey I know it has lots of crooks and turns but God is able,and God is in control!
Love ya and do have a good night 😀 😀
Welcome on my journey! Ty for your kind words! Amen! Yvw I shall be back to your page! God Bless U 🙂
hii,,this is my first read here,,& i’m loving it.. 🙂
i loved reading through your site..!!
i am following it.
by the way, i am Shiny, a new blogger and i love penning down my feelings and thoughts, if u can just comment on my posts,,so as to make the future posts better..
..and i just love reading any poetry & literature..
Hi Shiny, ty for coming thru and joining my journey! I be following you as well! God Bless U 🙂
Great to connect with you, hope I enrich your poeticjourney even if it’s just in a small way 🙂
Hello Veecira ty for visiting, you can call me PJ! Im pretty sure you can enrich! God Bless U 🙂
Thanks for visiting and I will continue to visit your blog.
Yvw! Ty for visiting as well, im following you, you have some good work. God Bless:)
Honey, you just keep pouring your heart out to our Lord! He hears us and continues daily to help us along the narrow, but Abundant Way He has provided and marked for us to follow. It’s not always easy, but the good news is that He has anointed us for the hard, “difficult” times. It’s a partnership between the Lord and us: He’s not going to give up on us, and we need to make that decision to “never give up” as well. You just keep moving Forward! I know about the struggle, and can tell you it IS worth it!
Write whatever is in your heart–you will meet some wonderful people here in the blog-writing community. I’m so glad you visited at my place–you’re welcome anytime! And I’ll be back to see you again! Know that you are loved by Our Father and Lord Jesus–and by others you may never meet face to face!
Ty so much your words touch my heart! Ima keep pushing on! God Bless U:)
Gonna take a long journey with you! So, expect me to be here, checking out your site.:)
Blessings to you…..
Ty for joining my JOURNEY! God Bless U:)
one or the other way, most of us those who are on wordpress or any other blog specially poetic, we express the things we have experienced and it is good to read about you and your poetic journey as well, following you hope will read more of your writing which might inspire me :P…..
myself, I am also some what like you sharing and contributing about my experiences in some different way, I guess that’s what we all have common, we experience and we share.
Hello Faree, ty joining my JOURNEY and liking my work. I be over your way shortly! God Bless 🙂
I talk about God too, sometimes, on my pages and even though I think (from hints I’ve picked up) some of my readers are non-christian, I still hope they’ll take the time to read the ‘Godstuff’ and be impacted somehow. Ikm also undergoing a sort of spiritual renewal, you see. 🙂
Praying for you as you battle your trials and the illness.
Blessings and much love,
Ty Katrina for coming thru and your kind word! Keep spreading his words even if they dont believe it! God Bless U on your JOURNEY! 🙂
Hi! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award because I like the variety of your blog 🙂 You can find the link and nomination here: http://masochisticqueen.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/versatile-blogger-award/
Aww thank you Eliza, and congrats you deserve and once again thank you for considering me for the award! God Bless 🙂
Congratulations on your nomination for the Candle Lighter award! Blessings
Thank You Jeanne:) God Bless :0
I’m glad I’m following you through your journey, PJ, and as I’ve mentioned before, you are truly an inspiration and I believe the world is a better place because of you! What the world needs more of is love, inspiration, hope, smiles and peace! I wish you all of these, my dear blogging friend! Peace and hugs to you! 🙂
Thank you for your kind words, really touch my heart!I never consider myself an inspiration to anyone, but I have heard it a lot lately from blogging and from school! God Bless You
You all have been true BLESSING to me on my JOURNEY! I never imagine I would share so much of me, then the way I have lately! Its a good feeling to be able to share my poetry! 🙂
Saw my name on your blogroll. I added yours a while back. High fives. Hehe 😀
Yea, it took me awhile to learn how to do blogroll and once I got it and finally had the chance to update it. I knew you had to be on it! God Bless 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD, so please visit me for more info:
Aww thank you for the nomination, I’m honor and touch at the same time. Congrats, you so deserve the award! God Bless 🙂
Your blog is beautiful. Your thoughts are eloquent and honest. I know what it feels like to lose your faith. Many people go through that phase on the journey. I did. Just know that God hasn’t fallen out of love with you. He is so much closer than you think. The fact that you are journeying towards him to recover your faith has such a powerful impact on his heart. So just rest in him and allow him to reveal to you the heights, depths, width, and breadth of his unsurpassing love for you. I would recommend picking up John Eldredge’s Sacred Romance. It is a great book that touch your heart on our journey. I look forward to reading more of your post. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Thank you for coming through and joining my JOURNEY! I believe I have join yours as well, but I shall be back through today to make sure! Thank you for your encouraging words. God has been so good to me, MY FAITH has return! Praise GOD! God Bless 🙂
Hello PJ…thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministry. My hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st. — Sebastian
thank you for leaving me such a lovely message. God Bless 🙂
I have nominated your blog to Liebster blogger award. http://wp.me/p1mLDj-dy
Congrats Shilpa on your award and I’m honor you would nominate me. God Bless 🙂
I really love your blog…..its unique, refreshing and inspirational. Cant wait to come back and see more. Thanks for sharing! Love and Light, Celeste
Thank you for coming through and leaving such a lovely comment, hope to see you here again, and I’ll be coming through and checking your blog out as well. God Bless 🙂
You very welcome
Hello PJ…I just wanted to personally thank you for being an inspiration to me and my blogging aspirations! With that said, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for The King of Kings Friendship Award! You can check out the details on my blog at http://faith1stministries.wordpress.com . CONGRATULATIONS!!
Aww thank you Sebastian, Congrats, I know you truly deserve it. God Bless 🙂
Sincere, refreshing, transparent, are just some of the words that come to mind after reading this. I want to encourage you, God has begun a great work in you and He will perfect it. He loves you, you are His workmanship, you are His child, you are a joint-heir with Christ and He will withhold no good thing from you. You are blessed and highly favored and your poeticjourney is a testimony to the world that God is LOVE. I don’t want to preach a sermon up in here but KNOW THAT YOU ARE BLESSED in the mighty name of Jesus!!! 🙂
Thank You for your kind words, you truly touch my heart with your lovely comment! God Bless You 🙂
I don’t mind you preaching sermon, sometimes we need it. God knew I need’d uplifting this morning, so thank you again! Many Blessings
Love your blog!! Inspirational!!
Thank you for you kind words and stopping by. God Bless 🙂
YVW. I know I will stopping by lots.
I made a trip over to your place, you have nice blog as well. Can’t wait to read more. God Bless 🙂
This is the preceft post for me to find at this time
Ty for the visit and comment! God Bless
Hey girlie, I’m loving the new blog design. As always, keep up the good work and keep inspiring. You have touched so many and will continue to do so.
Thank You for your kind comment 🙂 Always good to hear from you! God Bless 🙂
Happened to find your blog from another blogger’s page. Count me in as another follower. I love what you write! 🙂
Thank you for joining my JOURNEY and for your lovely comment as well. I’ll be coming over to your way to check out your blog later today! God Bless 🙂
I clicked you follow your blog but not receiving updates. Have clicked again today – if this is a repeat request, please ignore with my apologies. Peace, Eric
You comments went to my spam box. I thought you was following me once before as well, WordPress is evil sometimes! God Bless 🙂
You have been tagged, so please check out my post: http://lscotthoughts.com/2012/02/27/acceptance-of-awesome-and-amazing-awards-in-arrears.
Hugs and only if you have time and are feeling up to it! xx
thank you for having me in mind and soon as I’m feeling my best I’ll do it! God Bless 🙂
Take your time, PJ, and hope you feel better soon~ xx
Thank You Lauren! God Bless You!
Hope your hubby feeling much better today so he can celebrate 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award. If you choose to accept this award, here are the guidelines: http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ Thank you for making the world a better place with your writing.
Thank You Lauren,
for nomination, I’m so honor and touch at sametime, I must admit I believe I love the name of the award. I know you truly deserve it! I’m so touch with your kind words, truly means so much to me! God Bless 🙂
Hi! I tagged you 🙂 http://nenskeifacestheworld.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/lets-do-it-two-thumbs-up/
Thank You and I make sure to check it out! God Bless 🙂
It’s me again! 🙂 You are 1-in-100 for your kindness, inspiration and strength, so I nominate you for the 1-in-100 Warrior Award. Congratulations! Here is the link to my blog post that explains: http://lscotthoughts.com/2012/03/12/the-1-in-100-warrior-award.
oh wow thank you Lauren, so honor and touch at same time. I be over shortly to see what all I have to do. Congrats you truly deserve it! God Bless 🙂
You are truly an inspiration and I look forward to reading more.
thank you for your kind comment and stopping by to join My Journey! God Bless 🙂
How are you PJ?
I’m good and you? Just recovering and finish this last week of class up before I take a break! I do hope all is well, was glad to hear from you! God Bless 🙂
In honor of you… Read what I wrote about you here:
Thank You for your kind cooment,you keep been Blessing to us all here! God Bless
God Bless 🙂
I love your blog, and the encouragement that you always are! I also wanted to tell you I tagged you in a game, and hope you can play along…no rush or pressure, but if you can I look forward to your response. 🙂 http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/a-game-of-tag/ And praying for your health and that you have a blessed week ahead! –Anne
Thank You Anne, I make sure to check it out, since no one has ever ask me that question, I truly have to think about that answer. I just fell in love with poetry when I got introduce to it. lol Thank you for keeping me in your prayers, it truly means a lot to me.. God Bless 🙂
I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. For more information, go here: http://wp.me/p27uZp-9V
Once again I’m so touch and honor and I know you deserve it. God Bless You 🙂
I haven’t forgot about coming to visit George, bn so busy! I’m hoping to make my way over. I don’t want you thinking I’m ungrateful, thats so not the case! God Bless 🙂
And another one for the sunshine you spread!
I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. For more information, go here: http://wp.me/p27uZp-a3
Awww ty George, I’m so touch you would consider me for this lovely award, I know you truly deserve it. Congrats, I hope to make it over to your place to accept and comment! God Bless 🙂
You’re quite welcome and you deserve it also! Quite often our seeds fall on more fertile ground than we realize and I am positive that your inspiring writing does just that. Hope you are well!
Aww ty for your kind comment, truly touch my heart and made me smile! God Bless YOu 🙂
pj, I accidently “unfollowed” while going through my list today and had to resubscribe! I’m just too goofy for words sometimes. My apologies for an extra email verification. xoxo
I truly understand. I know how it can happen. I do hope all is well on your end. God Bless 🙂
Thank you! xoxo
Nice blog you have up here. I enjoyed my visits in your blog and now would like to kindly invite you to visits mine.
Thank you and have a lovely day! 🙂
Thank You Subhan,
for the visit and commenting, I make sure to check your blog out once I’m caught up with my comments and post! God Bless 🙂
Thank you, PJ. 🙂
I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I think your blog is inspiring. If you choose to accept the award, the guidelines are on my post:
Thank you, I’m so honor you would consider me for this award. I make sure to come through and check it out! I’m still catching up on comments and post! God Bless 🙂
You deserve it!!
You’ve been nominated for awards. http://karmicdiva.wordpress.com/2012/06/03/awards-awards-awards/
Congrats, I know you truly deserve it, I’m honor you would consider me for this award! I shall be over later today! God Bless 🙂
HI P.J. I have nominated you for the “Lovely Blog Award” and the “Versatile Blog Award”. If you will accept please drop in, http://www.positiveboomer.wordpress.com
Thank you . Renee 🙂
I nominated you for the Thanks for Writing Award. Please check out my site to accept the award. Congrats!
Thank you for the nomination, I’m honor and touch at the sametime! God Bless 🙂
You truly deserve it!
I nominated you for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Check it out! Cheers 🙂
Congrats on the award, I’m touch and honor at the same time. I hope to make it over your way shortly to properly accept. I know you truly deserve it! God Bless 🙂
Hi I just nominated you for an award. Congratulations.
Thank you once again for another lovely nomination, I hope to make my way over to your blog later today. God Bless 🙂
Here’s another award for you. http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1310&action=edit# Congratulations!
Thank You for the nomination, truly means a lot. I know you truly deserve it. I don’t know what happen but for some reason your comment made it to my spam box. I do hope you having a good weekend! God Bless 🙂
What a lovely Blog you have here.
Thank You for stopping by and your kind comment! Hope eall is well on your end. God Bless 🙂
Beautiful …Simply beautiful! Thank you for being such a great inspiration and friend! May God bless you and speak to your heart and spirit even more!! Love you dearly
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Aww ty for your kind words, truly means a lot to me. God Bless us with one another, he knew we would need each other on dis spiritual journey. God Bless
I am nominating you for The Epically Awesome Award. It will be posted on my blog on Thursday, March 3, 2016. http://wp.me/p28tjX-1Rl
Thank you very much for your kind words… God Bless
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