Share Your World — 06/18/2022

Melanie is back with another edition of Share Your World.

In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?

Two sides of the same coin, with one side representing good, the other representing evil.

Is true beauty subjective or objective?

Subjective. As in one person’s junk is another’s treasure or one person’s floor is another’s ceiling.

How many chickens would it take to kill an elephant?

That depends upon whether they’re caged or are free-range. And whether or not the elephant was on the other side of the road when the chickens crossed it.

If your five-year-old self suddenly found themselves inhabiting your current body, what would your five-year-old self do first?

Start crying and wondering why me?

What’s an aspect of your personality that you’re grateful for?

My sense of humor. I laugh a lot. Well, I used to before Trump, COVID, the Supreme Court became part of the far-right wing of the Republican Party, and my country started turning into the Republic of Gilead from “The Handmaid’s Tail.” Now my sense of humor is being sorely tested.

Blogging Insights — Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote, unattributed, is…

Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!”

Bear in mind that I don’t have a Twitter account. So anything I have to say about Twitter is based upon my impressions more than on personal experiences. I do have a Facebook account, but I haven’t posted there in years. I only keep it because my adult children use it. Same with Instagram. I never post anything to Instagram, but my kids do, and that’s the only reason I have it. I have no other social media accounts.

WordPress provides an electronic, internet-based medium for bloggers, so it technically is a media site. And it is arguably a social site because of the interactions among the WordPress community of bloggers. But I don’t think of WordPress as a “social media” site per se, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok.

Were I to try to draw an analogy between Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress (i.e., blogging), instead of calling card, phone call, and conversation, I’d go with an eating establishments analogy. Twitter is like a fast food place, Facebook is perhaps like a local diner, and WordPress is like a fine dining restaurant.

If I want mental nourishment and to experience something of substance, I’ll pass on fast foods and local diners. I’ll head straight for that fine dining experience with good friends and family. My WordPress good friends and family.

Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #177

Welcome to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge. Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenging bloggers to write a flash fiction piece or a poem inspired by the photo. There are no style or word limits.

The image below is from bogitw at

For the visually challenged writer, the photo shows an old fashioned record player (aka gramophone) in a room with possibly Victorian-era chairs and other period decorations.

If this week’s image inspires you and you wish to participate, please write your post, use the tag #FFFC, and link back to this post. I hope it will generate some great posts.

Please create a pingback to this post or manually add your link in the comments.

FOWC with Fandango — Basically


It’s July 18, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “basically.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.

And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. Show them some love.