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Wednesday Writer – THE RAMBLING SLOTH

We have an amazing writer to inspire you this week. Not only are her posts amazing but the blogger behind “The Rambling Sloth” is also inspirational. I am thrilled to present her as this week’s WEDNESDAY WRITER!

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DRINK WHILE WE ARE CONDUCTING THIS INTERVEW WITH YOU?

A lovely hot cup of coffee please! 

Coffee, Beans, Mug, Cup, Coffee Cup

Julie – I am also going to add a milk/cream jug and a sugar bowl as I don’t know how you take your coffee.

COULD YOU TELL US YOUR BLOGGING NAME AND THE NAME OF YOUR SITE PLEASE.

I’m Julie and I write at The Rambling Sloth 🦥 

WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING?

Roughly 8 days in to The first UK Covid-19 lockdown end of March 2020.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

Our local historic society asked for people to keep a diary of what life was like in lockdown for future generations.

Having suffered with mental health, anxiety and depression, I wanted to get the word out that it was ok not to be ok. I’ve always been a bright and bubbly people pleaser until I fell apart on September 2018 and had to go off sick from my Senior Management manufacturing position. I wanted people to see how I managed through that during a global pandemic.

WHICH IS THE MOST POPULAR POST ON YOUR SITE?

I honestly don’t know….. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

I did a quick scan over your posts Julie, and it looked to me as if the post with the most likes (but I have no idea how many views it received) was this one:

Day 100 of COVID-19 lockdown… what have we learned so far? 

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

If I can help one person to realise they are not alone then it will have all been worth it.

Hot, Young People, Summer, Landscape

It also helps me clear my head and make sense of my own thoughts.

FOOD THAT MAKES YOU SMILE?

Hmmmmm probably pizza… every time 

Pizza, Food, Italian, Baked, Cheese

IF I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU FLOWERS AS A THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME INTERVIEW, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

Wildflowers….   my hubby calls them weeds!! 

Something romantic about them though!

DO YOU HAVE A SONG? ONE THAT FITS YOU AS A PERSON OR YOUR LIFE?

Dear Me by Eric Hutchison 

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING IN LIFE?

Honestly not really. I just know that is gonna be a lovely place to be and I am going to be happy with the direction. 

WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO TELL THE WORLD?

That is ok not to be ok.

That people are not always what they seem and everyone has difficulties to deal with no matter how good it might look on the outside. 

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Wasn’t that great! I love Julie’s posts. I love her story. I love her motivation. The message you have to share with the world is something we all need to remember in these stressful times. Thank you for writing and thank you Julie for replying to the interview questions I sent you and being such an awesome WEDNESDAY WRITER.

Wednesday Writer – Jess

I am absolutely loving the chance to feature other bloggers who I have been following on WordPress. Today I am interviewing one of my favourite bloggers, Jess – favourite because I love her poems.

HEY JESS – WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DRINK WHILE WE ARE CONDUCTING THIS INTERVIEW WITH YOU?

Hello! Thank you for having me today! I’ve been a bit anxious lately, so I’ll take a cup of chamomile tea, please.

COULD YOU TELL US YOUR BLOGGING NAME AND THE NAME OF YOUR SITE PLEASE.

My blogging name is Jess, and the name of my site is Chaos of Life.

WHEN DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I started my blog in April of 2020.

WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

I had always liked writing, but I was starting to feel a bit claustrophobic with notebooks filled with poems and stories that I would never show anyone, even more so with the pandemic. So, blogging for me started as a sort of creative outlet, so that I could vent some of my feelings through poems that reflected my thoughts.

I think, though, that the initial purpose of blogging changed gradually, so now I continue blogging in hopes that my poems can make someone’s day better, while still trying to stay true to myself.

WHICH IS THE MOST POPULAR POST ON YOUR SITE?

The most popular post on my site is a poem titled “love letter“, which is basically a poem describing why I write and what I hope to achieve through my poems.

WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
I think the best thing about blogging is getting a comment that tells you that you made their day better. You get a rush of endorphins and that euphoric feeling follows you through the entire day. It’s great, honestly! 🙂

IF I WAS GOING TO SEND YOU FLOWERS AS A THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME INTERVIEW, WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

I love crocus flowers because they’re the most vibrant shade of purple (my favorite color), and they are a fall flower (I love autumn).

Jess – here in the UK we have crocus flowers in the spring – in fact they are one of the very first flowers to appear in spring and a sign that winter is over. I love seeing them too.

DO YOU HAVE A SONG? ONE THAT FITS YOU AS A PERSON OR YOUR LIFE?

I particularly like Fix You by Coldplay.

I’m the type of person who (so I have been told) can kind of intimidate people when they first meet me, since I’m quiet and seem pretty intense. But, once you get to know me, I’m someone who worries and stresses a lot about my actions and about other events going on in my life, and constantly reflects on myself and problems in society. Fix You, I think, perfectly encapsulates how I try to live my life by, acknowledging that you can’t have light without shadows – happiness without sadness – and that the best thing I can do is be there for myself or for others during those dark times.

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING IN LIFE?

I can’t say I particularly know where I am going in life, except the fact that I know I am currently facing a crossroads (if you read my blog, then you know that I am still in school). I really hope that where I end up is a place where I feel proud of myself.

WHAT MESSAGE DO YOU WANT YOUR BLOG TO TELL THE WORLD?

I want the world to know that there is always someone there for you, even if it feels like you are alone in the middle of nowhere.

I want readers to know that there is both dark and light in society, and we must acknowledge both in order to grow.

I want everyone to know that you can be anything, as long as you try, and that you can succeed at anything, as long as you believe.

Thank you so much for interviewing me! I wholeheartedly enjoyed answering each question!

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Jess, it was so great to be able to feature you as today’s Wednesday Writer. Your posts are always beautiful and intriguing. I wish you great success with all your work and any exams you have ahead of you. The message you left us with at the end is truly inspiring. I am sure you have an amazing future ahead!

Wednesday Writer – Jim Adams

Taking the WEDNESDAY WRITER series to another level is mega-blogger and host of the best event on WordPress – SONG LYRIC SUNDAY (seriously you need to get yourself over there!) and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge Jim Adams!!

Please check out Jim’s post where he published his answers to the interview questions I sent over to him:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/02/25/my-first-interview/

Jim, it is so great to be allowed to feature such a top blogger. What would you like to drink while we are conducting this interview with you?

I used to be a big drinker and if Jacob was buying, I would be drinking.  However, my doctor always analyzes my blood because I have Type II diabetes and she is constantly worried about my kidneys, as I guess all that drinking, which I did years ago must have wreaked havoc on them, so I will pass on your kind offer of a drink for now.

So…I don’t want to make you ill Jim – I’m gonna pour you a glass of water just in case you get thirsty.

Could you tell us your blogging name and the name of your site please.

My blogging name is NewEpicAuthor which I chose because I wrote several very long books, which I never got published.  The title of my site is A Unique Title For Me.

When did you start blogging?

I joined WordPress on April 23, 2017 and wrote my first post on that day.  I am approaching a milestone very soon, as after this one I will have only 16 more posts to write in order to get me to 3,000.

Why did you start blogging?

I was looking for a platform to promote my books.

Which is the most popular post on your site?

My Top Posts show that I have 12 which received over 1,000 views and I listed those below.

TitleViews
Colder Than a Well Digger’s Ass13,512
Sloopy Hang On10,597
Home page / Archives8,716
War, Famine, Pestilence and Death5,505
How To Make Your Vagina Taste Good4,733
Sex Is A Three Letter Word1,731
Pumped A Lot Of Pane1,507
Quadratic Equations and Astronomy1,155
There Is No I In Team1,080
Do You Think That I Have a Nice Butt?1,068
It Was Beauty That Killed the Beast1,041
Whip The Horse’s Eyes1,003

What is the best thing about blogging?

It keeps me busy and I stay out of trouble most of the time, but I have been known to say some controversial things.

Food that makes you smile?

Steak, Seafood, Italian, Cake way too many to list.

Jim – I love you man!

If I was going to send you flowers as a thank you for letting me interview, what would they be?

Please send money instead.

Do you have a song? One that fits you as a person or your life?

Do you know where you are going in life?

I am just winging it for now.

What message do you want your blog to tell the world?

Keep On Truckin’, Get Off My Cloud, Love the One You’re With, I actually am at a loss for words here.

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That was out of this world Jim. Congratulations on hitting the 3000 post mark – that is incredible. You are a man who knows how to live it up with great music and great food. I hope you books end up in print – you sound like a guy with a lot of stories to tell.

Thanks for taking some time out to reply to the interview questions I sent you. You really are right at the top of the blogging world. I think it is a huge credit to you that you bring together so many different bloggers with a variety of personalities and music preferences. That is something real powerful.