Tuesday, 30 June 2015
I am so excited to introduce July's theme which is Over To You! Ultimately, a big part of blogging is having your own little space to share whatever you want to with the world. I get that, but I thought it would be nice to do a month where I share my little space with you all in a more real sense of the word.
So Over To You was born. This month it is your chance to have a real say in what goes on here, and it's not too late to get involved.
I will be writing posts about anything you want! Let me know in the comments or email me firstname.lastname@example.org if there is a particular topic you would like to see me write about.
I will also be running an "In The Hotseat" series throughout the month, where I answer questions from my readers. Again if you want to know anything, just ask either in the comments or by email.
I'm throwing the doors wide open here - ask me anything, and/or request any topic!
I will also be running some guest posts written by you, about absolutely anything you want to cover! More details on that and how to submit your posts are here: http://myrandommusings.blogspot.co.uk/p/guest-posters.html
I'm really looking forward to a month of fully interactive blogging. Don't be shy, get involved :)
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What do you think? Are you excited about what's to come?
Monday, 29 June 2015
This week's story come to you from the lovely Lucy who blogs over at From Pen To Screen. If you haven't had a chance to visit her blog yet, here is a little about her.
My name is Lucy and I write the lifestyle/writing/beauty blog ‘From Pen To Screen’ (www.daisysmiler.blogspot.co.uk). I wrote this short story while I was on holiday in France a few years ago, but it has been rewritten quite a few times since then. I hope you enjoy it, be sure to let me know what you think!I hope you all enjoy her story!
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Welcome to the Anything Goes linky, week 3! This linky is for any type of posts on any subject. Literally Anything Goes! It will run from 12.05am Monday to 11.55pm the following Sunday, so there is plenty time to link up. And if you link up early, feel free to pop back and check out some of the later link ups - you never know when you will find your new favourite blog!
I will be adding pinnable images to my #AnythingGoes Pinterest board, check it out here www.pinterest.com/randommusings29
If you are new to linkys, Becky at Cuddle Fairy has written a fantastic guide on how to link your posts, which you can read here: http://www.cuddlefairy.com/the-linky-guide-1/
I look forward to reading all your posts! Everyone welcome :)
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Do you ever feel like there is certain books that you should read, even if you don't want to? For me the so called classics generally fall into this category. Obviously, at school, I studied several of these classics, and I then went on to do an A-Level in English Literature, so I consequently read and studied a fair few more.
Don't get me wrong, some of them I enjoyed reading, but as the course progressed, I started to question how these particular books became classics. They are all so different from each other that there seems to be no classification, no particular elements that need to be checked off. It seems more that some literary professor says it is a classic and the Emperor's New Clothes syndrome kicks in. No one wants to be seen as the uneducated fool that argues against the virtues of these stories.
For me the classics can be hard work, and I read for pleasure. I am giving up on the notion that I should read certain books because it's the done thing. It seems a little pretentious reading something just because I "should"
Just remember, the same people who define these classics and tell you they should be read, are the same people who would class Stephen King as illiterate. Love him or hate him, it is beyond comprehension that someone who has sold over 350 million books worldwide could be called illiterate.
For years I struggled with the notion that I "should" be reading certain texts, because they are classics. I even started some of them, but didn't get very far. I'm not saying they are bad, I'm just saying that no one should tell you what you should or shouldn't be reading.
Here are 10 books I feel I "should" read, but probably never will!
Today's post is a guest post from the lovely Gemma who blog over at Coffee Kids and Ice Cream. If you haven't visited Gemma's blog yet, here is a little more about her.
Londoner for the past 14 years and entertainment & consumer publicist in a previous life, I am now most commonly known as mummy to my two fabulously brilliant children, Coco & Raffy.Now onto Gemma's fab post!
Officially the least cool couple in East London, my husband Mark and I have been married pushing five years and our family own an ice cream factory in Hackney.
Following an all consuming career in PR, for the past year I have been writing for award-winning fashion blog for mum’s, the super Style Me Sunday.
|Gemma and her lovely family|
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Friday, 26 June 2015
Today's post is a guest post from the lovely Lorna who blogs over at The Writing Greyhound. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, here is a little bit of background about Lorna.
I’m a 21 year old author, blogger, freelance writer/editor and Creative & Professional Writing graduate. I currently live in my hometown of Kettering, Northamptonshire, though you’re just as likely to find me in London or Kent. When I’m not busy writing, you’ll find me at a concert or with my nose in a book. And in case you hadn’t figured it out already, I’m a massive Harry Potter nerd!
Onto Lorna's post about Harry Potter which I love!
|Lorna on the famous Hogwarts Bridge on the Harry Potter studio tour|
Visit her fab blog: www.thewritinggreyhound.co.uk
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Thursday, 25 June 2015
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