Thank You!

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This week I passed 5000 followers on Word Press. Seems like an impossible dream for me. I thought it was really something when I reached a hundred followers. Then it was three, then five and now five thousand followers!
I am most grateful to all of you for your friendship, inspiration, and kind support. I learned to know so many people from all over the world who appreciate poetry and enjoy my photos and art work. You have been most generous with your likes and comments.

Here are a few thoughts on creating a successful blog:
* Write your blog because it makes you feel good.
* Be authentic in your writing… share your life and imaginations.
* Colorful photos are a great eye-catcher and compliment your work.
* Don’t try to imitate or copy someone else’s style of writing.
* Keep posts short and crisp. Say what you say and stop!
* Present a variety of subjects that are unique and interesting.
* Join a group of bloggers who enjoy what you do.
*Most importantly practice networking:
-Put likes, comments, and follows on other people’s blogs.
-Always respond when someone takes time to comment on
your work. Thank yous are important!
-Develop personal life interactions with some of your bloggers.
-Plan to spend a lot of time each day on your blog.
*As followers, increase you won’t be able to read everyone’s blog who follows you, but it is important to check in with them from time to time.
Have fun and see the world through others! Thank you for being a part of my life!
Dwight

P.S. … and I am still using the Free Word Press Blog!

 

Another Milestone

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When I started blogging a couple of years ago, I never dreamed I would have this many followers. I have reached another milestone in blogging with 3000 follows!!

Many thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and follow my post each day. You words of encouragement and concern are worth it all. I love hearing from you, reading, and commenting on your work as well.

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Riding the main line

Enjoying the blogging train

Whistling at each stop

 

Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Versatile Blogger Award

 

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I would like to thank Jen from Jen’s Jewish Journey   https://jensjewishjourney.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/the-versatile-blogger-award/comment-page-1/#comment-951   for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. It is so great to connect with all of you and share ideas and poems with you. I am humbled that you consider what I write and post as being significant.

I write, first of all because it is important to me. Your likes and especially your comments make it all worthwhile.  Secondly, I write because of the inspiration I receive from reading your posts as well.

I have been nominated several times for different awards that I have passed on.  I felt it was time to post another one so this is it. Thank you so much all those who have thought me worthy of nomination in the past.

Rules:

*Thank the person / blog that indicated it.  Include the blog link that nominated your blog for the prize.

*Select and nominate another 10 blogs to participate.

*And write 10 facts about yourself to the person who nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. By participating in this contest you must wear my logo above “blue and pink crown” at the beginning of the post.

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My nominations for this award are:

Jared  Winchester

Alexander de

Ksbeth

Rivrvlog

Charley

Jane Dougherty

Tammy 7711

Walter Marx

Astrid’s Words

michaeljourdahl

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10 Things about me:

*I am a retired elementary school teacher of 29 years.

*I started writing poetry regularly in 2013.

*I enjoy acrylic painting, photography, gardening, playing the guitar, and writing.

* I am married, going on 49 years, and have six beautiful grandchildren.

*I sing in my church choir.

*I have written and self-published 3 books of memoirs, and am working on my 6th poetry book, as well as some other writings.

*I go to the local rest home most Friday mornings to read my childhood stories, show them one of my paintings, and sing folk songs of the sixties with them.

* In June, it will be two years since I started this blog. I decided to do a post everyday with photos and poems. I have only missed three or four days. It has been an interesting challenge.

 

 

Thank You!!

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500 Followers

Today I have reached another milestone in blogging on: https://rothpoetry.wordpress.com/

Five hundred of you have signed on as followers of my blog. It is such an amazing and wonderful gift to connect with so many of you form all over the world. I feel like I know some of you personally even though we have never met. Thank you for taking the time to read my poems, view my paintings, and enjoy my photography. Thank you also for commenting and expressing your views about what I post. I had no idea so many would be interested in what I have to say. I love you all.

Dwight L. Roth

Rebecca Lemke was my 500th person to follow my blog. Check out her work at: http://rebeccalemke.com/   and read her great poetry as well.

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This is a poem I wrote  that expresses how I feel about blogging with all of you!

Famous Only Among Friends

It’s nice to be famous only among friends

Among friends is all that counts

Famous enough for this lifetime

It avoids a lot of unwanted baggage

Never ending expectations and tabloid garbage

No tours to make no books to sign

Just appreciation and love and that’s just fine

I still remember where I come from

And I am always home when the day is done

No paparazzi, flash bulbs, or sensational news

Only my friends care about my views

Yes, being famous is really great

The rewards are never late

My appreciation has no end

As long as being famous is only among friends

Thank you my friends

Dwight L. Roth –  4-19-2015