Why Do I Blog?

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“Both poetry and photography are art forms; poetry is painting with words while photographs capture the beauty of Creation, both stir the emotions.” -Gabriel Gonzalez

*story time*

A long time ago, I started this blog so I could follow my blogging friends.

I didn’t do much with it.

However, somewhere along the line, something clicked.

I started writing on it once in a while and discovered a loving community of fellow bloggers who share my passions, whether it be photography, politics, life assessments, poetry, or God’s Word.

My blog is now something I use to serve and glorify my Lord and Savior, be it with photography, poetry, “normal(?)” writing, and/or whatever else He puts on my heart to use.

Thank you to all of my 400+  followers for supporting and encouraging me with your likes and wonderful comments! 🙂

May the Lord bless you with His presense + shalom 🙂


37 Replies to “Why Do I Blog?”

  1. Hey, Squid! Thank you for being a subscriber to my blog (and a long time reader). I wanted to let you know that my short story, The Visitor, is available for free download for a few more hours.

    Here’s what others are saying:
    – “If the Twilight Zone still existed, this short story would be an episode, it is that good.” PapaPhilly (5 Stars)
    – “I guarantee you will be old before you forget this book.” Mark Escalera (5 Stars)
    – “Very well written in a manner that kept me riveted to the end.” Paul Bayne (5 Stars)
    – “I love that it moved quickly and touched on so many interesting points and . . . had such an unpredictable ending.” Bernard Ruiz (5 Stars)
    – “It was amazing and scary at the same time. The Vistor left me breathless.” Michelle Bledsoe (5 Stars)
    – “Very thought provoking.” Laura McGowen (4 Stars)
    – “The Visitor . . . [is] . . . a truism that big things come in small packages.” Chad (5 Stars)

    I’d love to know what you think about it.


    1. Wow, thank you! My dad got me into photography when I was little and I finally have a camera that lets me experiment and go crazy! 🙂 Phone cameras are getting better and better nowadays, so only phone pictures aren’t always a bad thing.


      1. Then I will make the announcement that “Squid” won and will be accepting the book (and I’ll link to your blog if that’s ok).

        And the sooner you respond to the needed info in the email the sooner I can get the book shipped to you.

        Congrats again.

        – J.L. Pattison

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          1. Since I didn’t receive your mailing address before I left this morning, as I mentioned in my email, I will not be able to ship it till I return from Colorado. And Monday is a holiday. So I can ship it Tuesday. 🙂

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  2. Squid, I am so proud of you and this blog. Got is using this to bring so many people joy and I never could’ve imagined you would have this many followers! (sorry for being a debby downer in those beginning stages. lol) you inspire me so much and I’m so glad you’re my best friend and favorite blogger. Love you my little nerd!😋

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    1. Awwww, thank you so much for this, Bri! I really appreciate you being here for me realistically, even when this went waaay beyond our expectations! Love you too! 😀

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  3. For someone so young, I can see that creative right brain coming at me with your words. We’re on opposite ends of the age spectrum, but I look forward to reading more of your work. Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you so much for! Hehe, my right brain has really found a voice through this blog, but usually I’m more left-brained and analytical. There’s a cooperation there, just like there needs to be one between both ends of the age spectrum 🙂
      Welcome to this wonderful journey of sipping on Squid’s Cup of Tea with me! I’m glad to have you along 🙂

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    1. Yay! 😃 Awww, thank you so much! I’m so honored and glad to have you here! Please accept this complimentary hug, piece of chocolate, and comfy chair! 🙂
      P.S. I love your blog’s name! (I’m rather particular to ink, hehe)


    1. Awwww!! I love that, Mr. Mitch!! I’m so honored that you’ve been such an ardent supporter of mine for so long!! It’s been so cool being a devoted Teemler 😁

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  4. Hey, Squid!
    I couldn’t find any spot to contact you, so I just decided to do it here. I nominated you for the Awesome Blogger Award! You can find the details on my blog at: keziahe.home.blog. Don’t feel pressured to do it if you don’t want to, I just thought I would nominated you for it. 😀

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