Two Years @ WordPress.com

I have been blogging here at WordPress.com for over two years now. Last week (April 9th) was the anniversary of me posting regularly on this blog. I have grown as a blogger since moving here and that is a good thing. Meeting people from around the world has helped me expand my horizons and I have enjoyed our shared interests. Blogging is about community and connections and of course content.

Here was the first post I wrote

 https://tonyburgess1969.net/2015/04/09/ready-for-the-future/

Thanks to all those who have welcomed me and followed along since 2015. My friends Keep On Blogging!

Daily Prompt: Later

Everyone is lazy about something or another. We put things off for another time. Later is when we choose to deal with something important like bill paying or taxes or life choices. I say I will take care of that later but you know later comes when you least expect it and that thing you said you would take care of doesn’t get taken care of. Later is a future point in time but it’s also when we forget because other things have come along to distract us.

What is truly sad is when we say we will see someone later but later comes and goes or later never comes.

Do things now, see people now. Later isn’t always guaranteed.

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Daily Prompt: Symptom

Having just been sick you have to find out what your symptoms are to determine what illness you have. Symptoms can be just the tip of the iceberg in figuring out what is going on. These indicators present themselves in different ways but if you ignore them for too long they can become a serious problem. You gotta be careful in self diagnosing some things because they could be something else so getting help is a good thing.

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Daily Prompt: Acceptance

I am a people pleaser, It’s a part of who I am. Acceptance is something many strive for because we want to be liked. I know what having a low self-esteem is like and I want to be sure others in my life are accepted for who they are. We live in a world where people are seeking community and connections so acceptance is vital to making them feel wanted and needed, I know I am.

Love and inclusion are in my mind essential parts of being human. As Sally Field once said in her Academy Awards acceptance speech “you like me, you really like me” and that is so important to be liked. I would also say don’t do something against your better angels in order to fit into a crowd that would be harmful, that’s not good for you.

Daily Prompt: Label

Canned goods, clothing, hardware, makeup most everything you buy has a label to it. A label can tell the story of something you are buying. Humans have labels, some are pretty accurate while others can unfairly characterize someone based on looks, nationality, religion or something else. Everyone labels everyone else, it’s just a fact of life. Sometimes labels are accurate while other times it can be cruel and unkind and false. No one wants to be labeled or judged but we all do it whether it be subconsciously or overtly. To label someone isn’t good because unlike a hammer, human beings have feelings, emotions and a heart that is easily broken.

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Changed My Theme Again – Back To Twenty Sixteen

I switched my theme back to something darker to match the mood I am in. Twenty-Sixteen is a refreshed classic blogging theme that suits me just fine. Changing things up keeps things interesting if you ask me.

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Screen capture from a previous use of the Twenty-Sixteen WordPress Theme