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The temperature in my part of the world is going to reach 45 degrees today. So I’ve done something ‘amazing’. To make sure I don’t miss my third day in a row of going outside, I’ve cleaned house and walked the bin over to our on farm landfill (a couple 100 metres).

So it’s not much, but what a great start to the day, especially when it’s already HOT out there :p

What are you prioritising today?

The other New Years resolution I’m going to work on today is connecting. I really want to get to know you all. I have no idea how best to do this….any suggestions?!?

I’m going to try and do a spotlight today on one of my newest likers – Amanhimself.

Stalking his Bio page I’ve discovered his name is Aman Mittal and he is the well published blogger at Confessions of a Readaholic. He lives in New Delhi, India and adores books – so do I Aman!! (Indeed I’m pretty sure that’s how we discovered each other). I also discovered this quote on his page:


And this exactly summarises my blogging goal for 2018 – to actively engage in this conversation. So if Aman doesn’t mind I’m going to ask him a few questions, perhaps you’d like to answer them too:

  1. What is your all time favourite book or genre and why?
  2. Tell me something cool about where you live?
  3. Do you have a blogging quirk? I’d love to hear a fun fact about how you read or prepare your own blogs?
  4. Have you got any top priorities for 2018?

Thank you Aman for visiting my blog – I hope to continue conversing with you for a long time to come 🙂

25 thoughts on “Priorities

  1. Hi Gee – I’ve noticed that you’ve stopped by my blog lately – thanks for the visits. I tend to like mystery novels – Patricia Cornwell, Michael Connelly. Harlan Coben, Tami Hoag and Lisa Scottoline are among my favorites. One book I read in 2017 that stood out was – The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. His descriptions were so vivid and real to me. I’m in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the USA where hell has literally frozen over – negative temps and we are covered in snow and ice. I would like to build my followers for 2018 and maybe get paid for my writing at some point. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Bryce,
      Yes I certainly have stopped my your blog lately – and fallen in love! I have particularly enjoyed your hospice topics, I work in aged care so can relate. That book is on my TBR list! Sending you WARM wishes!

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  2. Hey Gee! Happy New Year!

    I liked the fact that you engage with your audience. I’m also from India. The cool thing about here is food and people.
    I’m trying to get into the habit of blogging more regularly. My all time favourite genre is detective and crime fiction. There is this curiosity in me to know everything, maybe that’s why I like the genre. I’m planning to love more of myself this year and in all the coming ones. Cheers!

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    1. Hi Saumya,
      Happy New Year to you too 🙂 Thank you for engaging!! I would so love to learn more about India especially it’s people, I know very little. Except of course Indians like cricket as much as us Aussies?!

      January seems to be my month for blogging, fresh year, holidays and then eventually the year and life catches up with me but fx for both of us we can blog more in 2018. I’d like to try this week to use your weekly prompt, maybe incorporating one of my already numerous drafts.

      I used to be a total romance girl but think i’m more drama/contemporary now…maybe…might have to do some research on genres actually. You absolutely should be looking to love more of yourself – I can already tell you are amazing. Thanks again

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      1. Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we Indians love cricket a lot! Have you been to India?

        January has been good to me too. Finding new people, renewing friendships.

        Change is a part of our life. I too used to be a romance girl, though I didn’t reach much of it. I also like to read classics some times.

        Looking forward to read your post on the prompt. Would love to know more about you 🙂

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  3. No I havn’t been to India, I havn’t done a lot of overseas travel although I have friends who have been. I’ve only been to Germany on an exchange in Yr 11. I hope you have a great day Saumya – the kids and I are headed into town for swimming, catch-ups and lots of errands!!


  4. That’s an excellent question you pose. We don’t know people on here much at all. There is s tendency to publish with ever knowing why people read our material, if at all, and if the come back, why? Bottom line though is that we’re strangers to each other and it’s refreshing to see someone reaching out to make genuine connections with others. I think people need to feel a certain level of trust before they open up fully to strangers. I know I do. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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    1. Thanks for commenting Gina 🙂 I hope by reading my blog people will feel they get to know me a bit so we are no longer strangers – although i also enjoy the anonymity of blogging so a bit of a contradiction! I am super curious about what drives other people and I think uplifted by any interaction, thanks again for joining the conversation, do you have a current blog?

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  5. I met you, as you liked my comment on Jennie Fitzgee’s blog. I think you may like my New Year’s blog intentions, including writing handwritten letters.
    Mainly, I have changed from my personal love story (which stalled for awhile 💔) to my byline which started in 2013: “Relationships reveal our hearts.”
    Have you met Fourth Generation Farm Girl? She paints and has pretty photos. . . 💞

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    1. Thanks for coming to visit Robin 🙂 I love Jennie’s blog, she has a true gift with children. I had penpals at school but admit the only post office letters I send these days are Christmas letters and birthday cards. I have a few friends who have many pen pals around the world, such a wonderful hobby. I guess WordPress is where I now write my ‘letters’ – to the world.

      Will have to check out Fourth Generation Farm Girl – thanks for the recommendation


      1. You’re so right about blogging! I feel this is quite a project in writing and creativity, too. Tonya is both a farmer’s wife and I think a Speech Language Pathologist, so can have some music, art or adorable animals. She lost a sheep and a (clumsy) chicken last year, her tributes made me cry, as well as smile. . .

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  6. My favorite book was read in middle school, long ago! I loved the book, “The Once and Future King,” by T.H. White~ which was very much a different Camelot story. I loved “Out of Africa” by Isak Dinesen. Written in the 1930’s, this story of a wonderfully strong woman was remarkable. Isak was a woman with great, lyrical writing.
    Hope you are enjoying your book, Jen! 📚

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