Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 24th January 2021 – #Guestpost Hugh Roberts, #Sociamedia Chuck Jackson, #Guestpost Marcia Meara

Welcome to the Blogger Daily with a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed during the week. I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from Hugh Roberts whose guest Liesbet Collaert shares the true story of how romance unexpectedly threw her travel plans into doubt.

If It Feels Right, Can It Be Wrong? – A True Story And Guest Post by Liesbet Collaert

Continuing my series of true stories, I’m delighted to welcome Liesbet Collaert, who shares her story of how life changed the direction she was travelling.

Although Liesbet leads a different life to me (read and follow her blog to find out more) her true story is one I gasped at even though I’ve had similar experiences. It makes me believe in fate even more and why we find ourselves in certain situations for a real purpose.

Will her story bring back memories of a familiar position when you read it? Has fate played a part in your life?

Liesbet and Caesar arriving in San Francisco

San Francisco. A fascinating city I only know from movies and guidebooks. So close now! I can almost see the Golden Gate Bridge, smell the salty air of the bay, and feel the breeze in my light brown hair. The promise of a new adventure causes my ear-to-ear grin as I hop into our small camper to grab a CD of dEUS, my favorite Belgian band.

After crisscrossing the United States, Western Canada, and Alaska in our truck camper for the last year and a half, my boyfriend Karl, his dog Caesar, and I landed in California. Karl’s friend Nik, a DJ, had invited us to share his studio-apartment in Oakland, as a base to explore SF. Nik also rents out two apartments in his house.

Please head over to read this lovely post in full: Guest post by Liesbet Collaert host Hugh Roberts

The next post is from Chuck Jackson on the subject of social media and its intrusion into out lives, often with misleading or even fake news...

My morning routine as I eat breakfast often includes watching Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe, on MSNBC. I’m not a fan of Joe, but his news program is revealing and informative. I find Joe long-winded, and he takes too long to make his point or allow his guest to respond. Frequently, Mika Brzezinski offsets him when he goes overboard. Their coverage of the national news is timely, and their interviews are efficient in understanding the topic.

This morning’s discussion became heated when the subject turned to Facebook and Twitter when Mika and Joe explained, “…they see Facebook and Twitter as ‘publishers,’ and such, they want the social media platforms to be held accountable by the same laws as news organization…”

They feel both social media platforms were negligent in monitoring and eliminating “misinformation,” and “disinformation.” Mika’s rant continued saying, “Perhaps there wouldn’t be people dead. Perhaps there wouldn’t be people following false scientific information about the coronavirus. Perhaps there wouldn’t have been some sort of insurrection at the Capitol that was promulgated all over your sites. Perhaps there wouldn’t have been so much hatred and disinformation. You have shown that it drops just by some random act that you decided to take at the last minute…”

Head over to read the rest of the post and leave your views in the comments for Chuck: A step toward reconciliaton – Social Media by Chuck Jackson

The final post today is from Marcia Meara, whose guest Margaret Lyndsay Holton introduces us to the narrator of her book Trillium...

#GuestDayTuesday – TRILLIUM: Narrated by Voice Actor, Jens Hansen – Written by Canadian author, Margaret Lindsay Holton

Today, we are featuring something a bit different for you, a newly released audiobook. I’m going to let author Margaret Lindsay Holton tell you all about her fabulous Voice Actor and her novel. Take it away, Lindsay!

As an award-winning and mid-career Canadian author, I am thrilled to announce the AUDIOBOOK version of TRILLIUM, the juicy historical fiction set on the southern shores of Lake Ontario in Canada, narrated by the incomparable Jens Hansen!

In choosing the best narrator for this uniquely Canadian story set throughout the beautiful Niagara Peninsula, I was searching high and low for a broad ‘Mid-Atlantic’ accent that could reflect the undulating tones and intonations of the varied descendants of the English-speaking inhabitants. Finding just the right person was proving very difficult until I heard Jens’ wonderful voice.

Head over to meet Jens Hansen and to find out more about Trillium: TRILLIUM: Narrated by Voice Actor, Jens Hansen – Written by Canadian author, Margaret Lindsay Holton – hosted by Marcia Meara

 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

28 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – 24th January 2021 – #Guestpost Hugh Roberts, #Sociamedia Chuck Jackson, #Guestpost Marcia Meara

  1. Thank you for sharing these posts, Sally. I loved meeting Liesbet and learning of her journey, then rereading Marcia’s post, and finally meeting Chuck. His optimism about social media self-correcting is encouraging.

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring Liesbet’s guest post, Sally. Her true story was amazing to read and reminded me of some similar circumstances in my own life. I haven’t read her book yet, but it’s on my Kindle.
    I’d be delighted to feature you as a guest in my ‘True Stories’ feature if you’d like to share a true story with my readers. Just let me know, and I can email you some details.
    Have a lovely upcoming week.

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  3. Thank you so much for featuring The Write Stuff #GuestDayTuesday post with M. Lindsay Holton and Jens Hansen. I really enjoyed sharing their story about voice actor, Jens, and his work with Lindsay to produce an audio version of her book, Trillium. It was fun to get a peek into that world and the fascinating life Jens has led, and I’m really happy you enjoyed it enough to pass it along to your readers. Hope some of them will check it out.

    Happy Sunday, Sally, and thanks again! 🙂

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      • It takes even LONGER to listen to it and make corrections (or gentle suggestions) along the way, then RE-listen to the new recording. It’s a very involved and time-consuming project, which is why I only have one book out on audio. 😦

        And I forgot to thank you for the reblogs for Hugh and Chuck, too. Sorry for that. They were both excellent and interesting posts! And yep, you are rocking your way into 2021 with your usual gusto! Wonderful!! 🙂

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