Five Poetry Blogs You Should Follow This Fall (2019)

Five Poetry Blogs You Should Follow This Fall (2019)
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Five Blogs You Should Follow This Fall!

Hi All! I know that I haven’t done many posts like this in a while! But late this summer I did a mass search to find new blogs on WordPress to follow. And I have to tell you, I have found some really nice ones! I wanted to take this moment to share them with all of you – because I think, or know, you will enjoy them, too. So here’s five blogs you should follow this fall!

“Short Prose”

Link: https://shortprose.blog/

I wanted to start off with this one, although most of you probably know them, because I have been reading much more of their poetry lately. I just really appreciate the level of quality poetry they put out. It’s classic quality. . . but with a modern twist. And that’s how I want to write as well.

“Haiku Spot” & “Blue Willow Haiku World”

“Haiku Spot” Link: https://haikuspot.wordpress.com/

“Blue Willow Haiku World” Link: https://fayaoyagi.wordpress.com/

These next blogs I grouped together because they are both Haiku blogs. In the last few months, I have gotten more into writing Haiku, which also led me to search for more inspiration on them. I like these blogs because I think they really capture the true art of Haiku and help motivate me to do the same.

“100 Tang Poems”

Link: https://100tangpoems.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/du-fu-view-of-taishan/

I just like these poems. I feel that they help to capture more of the ancient, time-less art of poetry writing. And that is something I would like to aspire to in my writing – rather than just serving the “flavor of the day,” so to say.

“Uzuri Art”

Link: https://uzuriart.wordpress.com/

This last one actually isn’t a poetry blog, it’s an art blog. But often times I find inspiration for writing in pictures or artwork, so I think it’s relevant to always be open to blogs that post pictures or artwork. And this blog is quite talented, in my opinion, and pretty much posts every day.

In Closing. . .

One last thing I always like to mention is that I don’t go deep into every blog and check everything they have ever posted. So if there is anything in there that offends you, I apologize. That’s just the nature of the game in blogging.

I hope you enjoyed this, and I hope that you will appreciate these blogs as much as I do. And, as always, don’t forget to check out my blog. . .

Jonathan Pines
“Writing with Strangers”
Link: https://writingwithstrangers.com/

Do You Get Tired from Writing?

Do you get tired from writing?

Run out of things to say?

That’s how I have been feeling lately.

do you ever get tired
Photo by Houcine Ncib on Unsplash

I also like to exercise.

But most days I don’t feel like doing that either.

Sometimes you just have to push yourself to do it.

The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.

― Stephen King 

Happy Friday dear bloggers. Will you be doing anything fun for Friday the 13th?

Check out a new blogger, or as I like to say, “stranger” I have met –> Kavya

Also, if you haven’t yet, check out some of my new posts…
I Broke Your Heart/
Thinking About You Tonight/
Do You Want To Kiss Me?/

What’s Up Joe? Fashion Week & New Cologne

What’s up, poets? How’s your week been? I’ve decided to make another post for ranting about my personal life. I called this post “Fashion Week.” And I’m going to talk about my latest acquisition as well as some places I like to get style influences from. Being a guy, this will primarily be focused towards men (sorry, ladies!).

First, which you can see in the image below, I acquired a new cologne. This one costs a pretty penny. But I can tell you, it’s worth it. It’s sweet, masculine, and smoky. It’s also STRONG. That means I can use less sprays. So even though it costs more, I can use less, so I get more bang for my buck. Plus, it’s a real people-pleaser.

Fashion Week
Parfum de Marly Layton

However, the main reason I am making this post is because I wanted to share a few places that I use to help influence my style and fashion. I don’t dress very “artsy.” Being that I work in an office, I tend to always be in nice slacks and a button-up. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to still feel stylish.

Best in Fashion Week.

Jeremy Fragrance. If you follow my blog, then Jeremy is not new to you. Jeremy is a great resource for finding good fragrances. He also has that cool, charming effect that you can draw from. from watching his videos. You will literally feel cooler.

Real Men, Real Style. This vlog, headed by Antonio, is a great resource for guys to learn the basics of men’s style. However, he goes about 100% by fashion rules. So I don’t always follow his advice, but it is good to know what the rules of fashion are before you break them.

Robin James. This is a great source to learn about hair care. What I like about this vlog is that Robin comes from a classy perspective. It’s not ultra trendy, not obnoxious, but very informative, classy and modern.

Justine Leconte. Justine is a fashion designer. So she has a lot to say on her vlog about all the background perspectives that go into style and fashion. What I like the most are all the tips she throws in through-out her videos. She can help you get a nice, solid base for the personal fashion.

Brioni. I just wanted to end by bringing up Brioni. Just going through their featured images of guys like Pierce Bronson or Armie Hammer gives me a whole nother level to aspire to. Not to mention, I also have to Brioni cologne, which I love.

Fashion week
Brioni EDT

Well, poets, I hope you enjoyed this post of “What’s Up, Joe? Fashion Week.” But I’d love to hear where you get your influences from. Leave them in the comment thread below. Also, if you like this kind of post from me, be sure to check out my previous one, “What’s Up, Joe? The Bvlgari Portoflio.” Ciao.

What’s Up Joe? The Bvlgari Portfolio

Poets, does the title “Bvlgari Portfolio” surprise you? If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I don’t just love poetry; I also love colognes! I’m going to start a new segment of my poetry blog where I give a glimpse into my everyday life. It’s entitled “What’s Up, Joe?” And today, we are talking about Bvlgari.

bvlgari, bvlgari man, wood essence, goldea, roman night, absolute

Those are a new perfume and cologne that I recently ordered off of the Bvlgari website. I was always curious to see if you would receive some special service if you order a product directly from the company. When I ordered these, they came with a printed note and a nice box. But that was pretty much it. I also bought a few other bottles from the site. Then, one random day, I received this in the mail. . .

Bvlgari, portfolio

A portfolio of the Bvlgari company: An ornate, little hardcover book that basically went through the history of Bvlgari and showcased some of their most famous jewelry (jewelry, not fragrances, are the main wheelhouse of Bvlgari).

Bvlgari, portfolio
Bvlgari, portfolio

I loved looking through the pictures and reading about the company. I was also impressed with the quality of the book, being that they give it out for free. Needless to say, receiving the Bvlgari Portfolio is just another reason that they are my favorite fragrance company. Reading through the descriptions of their colognes on their website, Bvlgari.com, I also found a few phrases that I really like the image of, including “refined masculinity,” “subtle elegance” and “modern charisma” – all great things for any guy to aspire to fashion-wise.

I hope you enjoyed this first post for “What’s Up, Joe?” If you haven’t yet, please check out my latest poem, “Remember that You’re Loved.” Also be sure to check out my latest poetry writing tip, “Rhythm and Rhyme.” And thanks for reading about the Bvlgari Portfolio.

Friends, have any of you tried a Bvlgari fragrance before? Is so, leave a comment below.