Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday March 8th 2021 – #Ireland Claire Fullerton, #Podcasts Jan Sikes, #Spirituality Sue Vincent

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.

Claire Fullerton shares images from her time living in Ireland and clearly an inspiring time as she wrote Dancing to an Irish Reel which is on free giveaway on Goodreads for a limited time. A great offer.

Image @Claire Fullerton

An Irish Story

Every March, I look forward to St. Patrick’s Day because it triggers the memory of when I lived on the west coast of Ireland. As an American with 48% Irish DNA, I felt right at home in Inverin, which is a small village in Connemara, 2.7. miles up the road from the village of Spiddal, the next significant town being Clifden, fifty miles or so up the same road.

I lived in Ireland for more than a year and loved every minute of it.. Connemara is a land separated into geometric prisms by grey-stone walls leading down to the rock encrusted shores of the Atlantic on one side of the coast road and bog-land that stretches out forever on the other. Alongside the novelty of discovering Ireland was a curious sense of familiarity that gave way to a sense of belonging. Between the time I arrived in Ireland and the time I left, I managed to ingratiate myself into the rhythm of a land that has more soul and character than any place I’d ever imagined. 

Head over to enjoy Claire’s memories and photographs and find out more about the free book offer: An Irish Story – Claire Fullerton

Jan Sikes shares an exciting new option for your WordPress blog..

A New WordPress Discovery! @Anchor #Podcasts 

I am super excited about a new option that’s recently been added to my WordPress blog site and I want to share!

It started with an email from WordPress that I left sitting in my Inbox for days before opening. After all, what could WordPress have to tell me that is anything I don’t already know?

Wrong!

You may have received the same email. But it went like this:

We’re excited to announce a new feature that automatically converts the text of any page or post into a podcast on Anchor, the world’s largest podcast platform.

If you’re already blogging on WordPress.com, there’s a good chance it’s podcast-ready—because our new integration with Anchor means you can now turn your words into audio in a few steps. The blog-to-podcast process is simple, and it opens up your work to new possibilities and listeners.

As I read further, I got excited. So, I followed the prompts over to Anchor and lo and behold, in under ten minutes, I had a Podcast!  

Head over to discover more about this new feature: A New WordPress feature – Anchor Podcasts by Jan Sikes

Sue Vincent explores spirituality and how it can help us become the best versions of ourselves. Please head over to share your own thoughts.

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Image ©Sue Vincent

Awkward Questions

I was asked a question the other day with which I am intimately acquainted but for which I had no answer. “What does it mean to lead a spiritual life?” It is not strictly true to say I have no answer. I have my own answers, but those I recognise to be subjective, not definitive. It is, I think, one of those questions to which there are as many answers as there are querents and all will hold at least part of the truth.

To begin with it begs the question of what we mean by ‘spirituality’ itself. In this day and age it is often a term held to be quite distinct from religious belief and many will say they are ‘spiritual, not religious’, yet I am not so sure you can really make that distinction.

Head over to read in full and share your thoughts on spirituality: Sue Vincent explores spirituality

 

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full… thanks Sally.

 

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