Poets, I’m listening to Italian lounge music [click the link to listen, yourself], the sun is shining outside, and this picture hit me just right. Who is ready to go into the weekend with some sunshine and relaxation? Have any special plans for Easter? Let me know in the comments section below.
Speaking of Italian, check out this cool post I found that highlights the Southern part of Italy – Calabria – which is where my family originally came from: “Why Calabria in Southern Italy?” by Imagine Earth Travel.
And if you haven’t yet, check out my other latest poem, “To Be a Drop in the Sea.” That one, too, began with a picture that hit me just right.
Yes, I’m just a drop in the sea. But won’t you let me be?
Sometimes I like being alone. I’ll see you back at home.
Poets, did you ever just want some peace and quiet? Maybe it’s been a busy day. Maybe you just want a minute by yourself to write a poem. Tell us about it in the comments section!
Today I read a great poem by one of my favorite blogs, The Rendezvous Club, and I wanted to share it with you -> “Eating Soil.” It takes you on a short poetic story that becomes very heartfelt half-way through.
Today I am going to give you some of my best writers block ideas. But, there’s just two things I want to say before I start. (1) Sometimes it’s easy to have our own “formula” to write; a certain method or approach that we take. But if your creative fluids are running dry, don’t be afraid to try a new method. That is what this post is all about. (2) And, secondly, poetry is not meant to be cerebral – it’s emotional. So when I write a first draft of a poem, I don’t worry about logic, grammer, rhyming or syllables. My primary concern is to only write out of my heart. Then, I go back later and redraft it for grammer, rhyming and counting syllables if I want. But, really, all those cerebral aspects are just optional when it comes to poetry.
So, without further delay, my first and best advice is very simple:
Let the music take you there.
That’s my tip (very simple). Do you have a song that really moves your heart? That touches your soul? Then I challenge you to do this. Turn that music on in your headphones, close your eyes, and let the words start flowing from your soul. Let the pen translate the feelings that are rising in you. And let the music take you there.
But, if music is not really your thing, don’t worry. I have a second tip that works just as well.
Let a picture inspire.
My second tip is also great. If you need writers block ideas, then try finding a picture that really grabs your attention or really pulls on your emotions. Then, just focus on that picture, and write what comes from your heart. For example, what does the picture below bring to your mind?
Listen to the silence.
The third tip I have for you is this: Just sit in silence and see what words come to you. If music isn’t inspiring you, if pictures aren’t bringing any words to you, then maybe you just need to sit and listen. You may be surprised what words start coming to you.
*Side Note: Nature is a great place to stop and listen.
This is a challenge I give to you for writers block ideas.
Next time you need writers block ideas, I challenge you to let the music take you there. Or find a picture and let it inspire. You may be surprised where you end up.
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.
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. . .
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).
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.
Today we are looking at a special Jeremy Fragrance interview, the number one fragrance Youtuber and video blogger. What do fragrances and poetry have in common? And what advice does Jeremy Fragrance have for fellow bloggers?
Jeremy Fragrance Interview & Blogging Tips | September 5, 2018.
What to Choose?
Joey: Let’s start off with the obvious question: What are the best fragrances for poets, men and women, and why?
Jeremy: I say some nice Whiskey and Smokey Tobacco Fragrances. Creates an atmosphere of an Oldschool Gentleman that thinks about life and what he has seen in life. Good example: Lord George by Penhaligons.
Joey: So you’ll coming out with your own specially designed fragrance that will be for sale in the near future. Do you have any specific, “poetic” tag lines in mind for the promotion of your new fragrance?
Jeremy: No we keep it very strict simply efficient, we don’t do much on logos or fancy poetry lines all we want to do is to help people smell absolutely modern, very sexy, long lasting and save them time with the trust in our brand.
Joey: Now, when you’re creating your videos, you’re doing something that is actually quite similar to what we do with poetry. You stand up in front of a mic and speak out words; words that are designed to create excitement and emotion in your viewers. So what tips would you have for us poets in creating that same sort of excitement and emotion inside the readers?
Jeremy: Speak with your heart, which is hard these days.
Joey: Nonetheless, you have such a successful video blog – the top of your genre. So what one tip would you give to fellow bloggers who want help growing their blogs?
Jeremy: I made it my way, I wasn’t happy with the current market situation and did it how I wanted to see it as an end consumer. you can take this every market and business idea, this mindset.
Final Question of the Jeremy Fragrance Interview.
Joey: So now, one final question. What song or poem, lyrically, has really touched you the most and why?
Jeremy: A song by the Western Star who sang I hurt myself today, you feel every sentence he sings from his heart. its johnny cash.
Poets, I want to give a special thanks to Jeremy for participating in the Jeremy Fragrance Interview & Blogging Tips, and to you all for reading it. Be sure to check out all of his links listed above. And also stay tuned for the release of his very own fragrance line. This post may be a little different from the ones we regularly read in the poetry community, but it was still enjoyable and there is a lot to learn in it!
This article is going to show you how to pick a new perfume or cologne! This is going to be short and sweet. I’ve spent quite a while trying to find the right cologne for myself, testing and purchasing and these are some tips that I have learned over the years.
1. Find the Right Inspiration.
A key part to smelling good is finding a fragrance that is cool and modern. You do not want to smell like you are wearing something old fashioned, or just plain overdone. One of the easiest ways to find a good, new fragrance is to check out some of the fragrance reviewers on YouTube! I listed some of my favorites for you here below:
You don’t just want to smell good, you want people to be able to smell you as well, and smell you all day. This comes down to performance – longevity and sillage. The best way to find how well your fragrance performs is to look it up on Fragrantica.com. I only choose fragrances that have been been voted by a majority of people as “long-lasting” longevity and “moderate” to “heavy” sillage.
3. Spray on Your Skin.
The fragrance needs to not only smell well, but smell well ON YOU. Just spray some on your skin and let it totally dry. How does it smell? If you don’t LOVE it, move on.
4. Look in the Mirror.
A perfume or cologne may smell great, even on your skin. But does it match your look, style, and personality? When you are testing how a fragrance smells, stop and look in the mirror when you smell it. Does it smell like something that a person who looks like you would wear?
5. Bring Someone with You.
A second opinion can be the most important thing you can get. That’s because another person will get a totally outside perspective of you. They can see the full picture of how you look and smell, as well as having a more unbiased opinion of yourself. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear what you love. But a second opinion can be a great tool in making your final choice.
6. Try a Lot!
There was once a cologne brand that I loved; it was my absolute favorite. However, once I started gaining more experience in colognes, I realized that this one that I loved really wasn’t that great. So my final point is very simple; you never know what you’re missing until you smell it. However, don’t let the pursuit of perfection keep you from enjoying what’s great.
To sum up. . .
Poets, I hope you found this article useful! I know this one’s not about poetry or writing. But, personally, I just love fragrances. I am not sure there is any reason; it is just part of who I am. What a great way to add color and vibrancy to our lives!