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Updates to Jar of Poetry

Why Hello There

I hope you’re all doing well!

Yup…it’s about that time for me to make some updates and changes to the site (Oh Johnny Boy). There’s more to this post than that though—trust me! *Big grin

I wanted to do an audio entry for this but I found it easier to just write it out.

The interactions on Jar of Poetry (JOP) mean a lot to me. Really, it does! So, I’ve been trying to think of a cool gift to give you—digitally of course. I spent a good portion, this morning, reading up on how I can make this happen. And, yours truly, found a way!

Even though I can’t technically gift it to you—legalities, I can offer this: Promotional Codes to the audiobooks I’ve narrated and produced, exclusive to the US and UK…sorry my friends in other countries 😦

And here they are:


The First Audiobook I produced!

The topic itself caught my attention. It was great working with the author!

I found it ironic that Jason asked me to help him with this book… I procrastinate a lot!

There is another one, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by Elizabeth Yang, but I don’t have codes for that.

If any of these interest you, especially you Audible users and those curious about audiobooks, send me an email: jarofpoetry@gmail.com

In the email, just let me know which book and whether you’re in the US or UK.

Again, I apologize to my friends and readers outside the US and UK.

This should be the part where I try to con you and say something like, “Don’t forget to leave a review!

Don’t do it for me though. It’ll definitely the help the authors…I treat my work like the posts on JOP—if I have something to share, then I will.


Now that we have that out of the way, I’m excited to let you know that I’ll be adding a new section to the menu bar. I’m still trying to figure out what to call it though 😀

Why am I making this a big deal?

There’s a tinsy-little secret I’ve been keeping from you that I didn’t feel comfortable sharing yet. But I think the timing is right…only if you’re ready to take our reader/writer/friendship to the next level.

The first post of this new section will be on Sunday, EST, alongside the poetry. Here’s to patience, yeah?!

And with that, I wish you the very best my friends.

~John-Anthony

The Write Dilemma

Starting at the end,
only circling back again.
Now, where to begin?

Paper Airplanes

I can’t remember the last time
I made a paper airplane.
Do you remember how they each flew differently
but were folded the same?
Each crease of our imagination,
when it flew, we would watch with fascination.
Weighed down by too many thoughts and prayer,
I question why it never goes anywhere.
But when a friend makes one
and I see it fly,
I can’t help but smile and give it another try.


Inspired by a great guy and writer, Antony! Keep up with the poetic mischief brother!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • List the rules and display an award logo on blog post.
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 new blogs.
  • Ask nominees 11 new questions.

A heartfelt “Thank you” to Bubul for nominating Jar of Poetry for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I consider her, not only as a poetry enthusiast but also a motivational writer to whom I’m glad to be a fan of. Again, thank you.

My Answers

  1. What is your ultimate goal as a blogger?
    To write and connect with genuine people who are inspired by the random pieces that Jar of Poetry has to offer.
  2. What kind of blogs do you like to read/follow?
    Poetry blogs, personal narratives, creative writing, and aspiring authors writing their stories
  3. What is your guilty pleasure?
    Buying notebooks and never writing in them
  4. What is your favorite TV series?
    Right now, I am binge watching “The Untamed” on Netflix
  5. Name a fictional character (from TV/books/movies) you’d want to date.
    Morrigan, from the Dragon Age series. Her personality is quick-witted and sarcastic, something I really like in a person.
  6. What are the three problems that you’d want to solve ASAP?
    Where did I put my keys? What’s for dinner? Why haven’t they come out with the next season (of certain shows) yet?!
  7. How do you avoid depression?
    Other than writing about it my journal, I meditate. It gives me time to gather many possible answers and choose one that I’m willing to live with.
  8. If you have an option of trading your life with anybody on this planet, would you do it? And with whom?
    Nope. I prefer to write my own story, even I don’t know what’ll happen next!
  9. What is love for you?
    A full stomach, a comfy bed, and knowing that somebody is willing to put up with my mischief.
  10. What does your perfect day look like?
    Honestly, I don’t really know. So far, each day brings something different and exciting for me to either get into trouble with or contemplate about.
  11. What place (on this Earth) would you recommend me to visit and why?
    I’d recommend my island of Guam. The reason? For you to question why a person, who grew up in paradise, would ever leave somewhere like that.

Nominees

Sand
Her ability to question and make you think, absolutely astounds me! She points out the pieces that we tend to overlook.

Prophyria
The poetry is elegant and memorable. A definite “Must Follow” for you poetry readers.

Connetta
Pictures are worth a thousand words but this poetry blog can do it in a few!

LC Ahl
This author helped me break away from reading just poetry. The stories on her blog reflect her imagination and skills as a writer. Don’t believe me, read one story and see where it takes you.

leahsparrow
A talented writer and poet whose skills can be seen in her posts. I find it unique for someone to transition so smoothly from poetry writing to stories with such ease.

csincere
A poetry blog that allows the questions we ask ourselves to be the muse. It’s something to marvel when we bypass these questions rather than writing with it.

darkness
Another poet and writer I truly recommend. Although some writers have a way of making you feel like reader, this writer is able to have you alongside the character in the story.

rosslynnwrites5
Her use of vivid imagery and realism is what makes her posts stand out and represent her for who she is. Her posts can also be found in other social media sites.

youlittlecharmer
Don’t let the follower count deter you from reading the poetry! It’s almost as if the posts are aimed at you, and you alone.

brotherscampfire
Okay, I admit that I’m a fan of fantasy writers. However, this writer’s ability to weave you into his stories (literally) is something I’ve never experienced until recently. It’s my personal recommendation for all fans of fantasy!

blindzanygirl
A poet who I admire and have known since last year when I had my old blog on WordPress.com. I consider her a friend and a phenomenal person. To be honest, she is one of the reasons I made the jump into doing audio poetry. Literature is meant for everyone and why should it be limited? Lorraine’s perseverance to keep writing and commenting on other’s blogs, despite being blind, shows the true nature of who she is as a writer.

These nominees are not picked at random. Each one has influenced my creativity and astounded me with their writing. Congratulations my friends! You and a few others are the reason I smile when I write!

My Questions

  1. Any snack recommendations?
  2. What would be your theme song if you had one?
  3. If someone offered you an all-expense paid trip, where would you go?
  4. Which creature of myth best describes who you are as a person?
  5. Do you have any book recommendations? (Getting tired of reading textbooks)
  6. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  7. If you can live in one, which would it be? A tree house, an igloo, or a hut by the ocean?
  8. Do you have a lucky charm?
  9. If I had no choice than to give you an honest answer, what would your question be?
  10. Would you stop writing if you knew you only had one dedicated reader?
  11. Do you prefer hardback books or paperbacks?