Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday June 28th 2021 – #Invitation Beetley Pete, #Doglove D.G. Kaye, #FamilyHistory Antoinette Truglio Martin

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

The first post is from Pete Johnson – Beetley Pete who has an open invitation to be a guest on his blog. If you have been reading my PR for Authors series, this is the kind of invitation all authors should be taking advantage of to meet new people and new readers.

Blog Features, Guest Posts, and Promotions

As regular readers know, I have been ‘easing off’ posting too many things on my blog recently. Although my daily serial is still published, I try to cut back on other posts.

This could be good news for the rest of you, as I now have more time for guest posts, book promotions, and blog features.

If you are a blogger in this community and have a book to promote, let me know.

If you are a new blogger who follows me and want to submit a guest post to potentially increase your audience, then let me know.

If you would like your blog to be featured here so that more readers get to know about you, let me know. 

Head over to find out how to get in touch with Pete: Feature with Beetley Pete

Debby Gies, D.G. Kaye shares a lovely story for her #WATWB contribution this month.. A stray dog fell for a purple and pink stuffed unicorn in a store and tried to steal 5 times… the authorities were called, but what they did next with warm your heart..

We are the World Blogfest

It’s that time of the month again, the last Friday of the month where a group of writers share an article about something good going on around the world to deflect from negativity for the We are the World Blogfest, #WATWB.

Sisu with his stuffed purple unicorn

Well, it seems this little stray dog had an attraction to a stuffed unicorn that he was determined not to leave behind – no matter if legal or not!

Stray dog kept stealing a stuffed unicorn from a store, so animal control bought it for him 

Head over to read the rest of this lovely story: Stray Dog steals stuffed unicorn from a store

The final post today is from Antoinette Truglio Martin who shares here experiences of discovering stories through the oral history shared in her family. It is amazing what you discover…

Telling The Stories

Since the dawn of humans, all cultures have gathered together and swapped stories, supplying windows into who we are, where we’ve been, how we got there, and why. Over time, these yarns morph and take on the point of view of the teller and the perspective of the listener. The best stories are retold and replayed for generations. The tales become legends and the characters achieve a slice of immortality.

The hard facts gleaned from documents provide the settings and circumstances to a story. However, the plethora of data can only imply the colors and emotions. Dairies and photos may fill gaps, but not everyone kept these records accessible. We all have that pile of pictures we cannot identify. There are several journaling packages to subscribe to that prompt life stories. Listing the first jobs, the favorite movies and first cars jog the memory. If the recipient cares to write, intriguing details emerge on the page. Frequently, however, answers are short sentences providing the barest insight and engagement. Better stories are collected through a conversation.

I am fortunate to have a large loud family. Our favorite sport is to sit around the table, share food and tell stories about present adventures and past escapades. 

Head over to read the rest of the post and make a note to engage any older members of your family to discover hidden gems from the past: Antoinette Truglio Martin – Telling the Stories


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

24 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday June 28th 2021 – #Invitation Beetley Pete, #Doglove D.G. Kaye, #FamilyHistory Antoinette Truglio Martin

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  2. great offer from Pete, loved the stray dog and the unicorn and couldn’t be more in agreement with Antoinette about our oral history. Thanks, Sally! xx

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