Keep’m Coming!


Happy New Year Everyone! You will hear that for the next week or two from everyone so get used to it.  ☺️ (lol) As I mentioned last year, I was nominated for two additional awards, so I’ll use them to tell followers more about me and my writing over the next few weeks.  I’ll start with One Lovely Blog Award. Britney The Book Guru nominated me. I thank you so much! Visit her blog for an informative honest review of pre and post published novels of various genres.

Here we go. Seven things about me you didn’t know:

(1) As a teen, I tried my best to self-censor the song ‘Fight The Power’ by the Isley Brothers. The explicit version of that song played on the radio at certain times and I didn’t want my parents to hear them say Bull Shit or the album would be banned from my collection. Coughing during critical moments never worked. I did try though.

(2) My blogging style will change as I progress with writing. 2019 will focus on writing, things about writing and writing encouragement. Everything else will go to a Facebook page. I’ll link those pages later in the year.

(3) To get traffic to my blog, I’ll use Twitter and Instagram in 2019 more often. I find reading and commenting on blogs I like works just as well.

(4) Booked a trip to Boston, MA for the Muse and the Market Place in April 2019. This writing workshop will have plenty of author lead sessions on every writing topic for 3 days.

(5) I’m working on several short stories. I will post them when I think I have them right. No posting just to post. My motto is: If I won’t read it, no one will. I have plenty of other things to post about writing in the meantime.

(6) I’m not very good at photography. Working on a good profile picture for my blog. I’m sure I’ll get one that I like sooner or later.

(7) As a teen, the song ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song‘ by Roberta Flack put me in a trance. I’d listen to it repeatedly for hours. To this day I’m still drawn to that song. Go figure.

(8) Bonus – I intend to mention bloggers during the year that support other bloggers.

Next, I have to nominate more bloggers for this award. Readers CRINGE when we get to this part, even though I mention that you are under no obligation to participate. So I’ll make a slight change: I’m going to mention 5 blogs that I like and I think my followers may like also. That’s It! Enjoy! Here we go:

K. Alice Compeau – Author, Story Teller

Anne Bohannon – Fantasy Writer

The Inner Circle – Michael Sullivan & Paladin reviewing films from all over

Unbound Boxes Limping Gods – Cheryl Moore giving life to stories we read

Mama Cormier – Creating memories with her photography

Let’s make this the best year folks! Be well!






  One thought on “Keep’m Coming!

  1. raffaella
    February 8, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    congratulations darnell!!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. January 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I am also not good at photography… but I like to blame my camera’s quality 😉

    Liked by 2 people

  3. January 10, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Congrats on the well-deserved award(s)! I think the things you want to do for your blog this year sound great; I don’t use Twitter, but I’m wondering whether to give it a go for my blog, a lot of people have success with it in terms of driving traffic, discovering new blogs, opening up opportunities etc. I love that you tried to censor a song, coughing over swear words made me laugh! 🙂
    Caz xx

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 10, 2019 at 4:23 am

      Thank you Caz! Twitter should help finding new blogs if nothing else. Censoring a song by cough…teen logic at its finest.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. January 7, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Congrats on your award and kudos for lining up your goals for 2019!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. January 6, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Thanks Darnell. I too have stopped accepting award nominations. They are so much work and it is getting harder to find people who are willing to step up but I appreciate the sentiment.

    Liked by 1 person

    • January 6, 2019 at 9:54 pm

      No worries. Love your blog so you were mentioned, with no obligation to participate. 😉


  6. January 6, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Thank you, Darnell, and very best wishes for writing in 2019. Cheryl 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. January 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Thank you so much, Darnell! You’re an amazing writer and you are always so supportive. I’m going to find you on Facebook and Twitter so that I never miss another post!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. brittanythebookguru
    January 6, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    You’re very welcome for the nomination, Darnell! You included some really interesting facts; I loved reading them! I haven’t heard Fight The Power but I can only imagine trying to censor any song with heavy language haha. Great post!


    • January 6, 2019 at 3:04 pm

      It’s on YouTube. Have a listen. Very funny of me trying to censor that one verse in the song.

      Liked by 1 person

      • brittanythebookguru
        January 7, 2019 at 11:58 am

        I’ll check it out!

        Liked by 1 person

  9. January 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Well done Darnell!

    Liked by 1 person

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