“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mohandas Gandhi
Images found on Pinterest, Photographers Unknown
I am inviting you, my hundreds of readers and followers to describe yourself in words and pictures. I tried this on my first blog called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!” and it went nowhere. That site is being merged with another one and is under maintenance.
So, describe yourself and your credo and see where it goes! I hope a few of you try this like Don Charisma, Susan Lattwein, Karin, Sara Fry, or Brittius and hopefully some I haven’t heard of before.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe it is nearly 6 a.m. now!
Here is my example:
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind http://www.TotallyInspiredPC.wordpress.com
I love music, cooking, writing and photography. Those are my Passion Quartet as I call them.
I love all things positive, beautiful, unique, uncommon, kind, loving, and stand for what matters in life like defending my country which is the USA, children, elderly, the oceans, the fish and sea mammals, the birds, education issues, disability and civil rights and that about sums it up.
Since I feel most at home by the sea and in beautiful, expansive places, my photo will be this.
Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko with a Nikon DSLR 24 MP camera, April 2013
The last time I tried to put this on the page it didn’t work. So, you know what they say, the second time is a charm!
Since I won this award, it was for blogs with less than 250 people on them. Then I had under that amount. Since then, I have been gaining about 10 to 15 new followers a day.
Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate I created just because I believed in it and wanted to have a place where I could voice my opinions on issues that mattered to me and then air them to the world.
I believed in it, plain and simple. I am so happy to see that you, my readers, believe in me!
Now Totally Inspired Mind has 417 Awesome Followers on it and that is just the beginning.
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 31st, 2013
My choice for bringing outstanding articles, extraordinary imaginative reading to the world and making a valid contribution to human kind by showing there is more in life than the bad news the mainstream news channels like to air. My good writer blogger friend Don Charisma puts it this way: “Present 10 deserving Bloggers with the Award-who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.”
The awards go to…
1. Paint The World With Words: http://www.painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com
2. K. Salisbury at Middle of My Story http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com
3. Praying For One Day http://www.prayingforoneday.wordpress.com
4. RupaCoach http://www.rupacoach.wordpress.com
5. The Wanna Be Saint http://www.thewannabesaint.wordpress.com
6. Growth Hunter http://www.growthhunters.wordpress.com
7. Susan Lattwein at http://www.susanlattwein.wordpress.com
8. Sara Fry at http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com
9. Mollie at Mollie’s Song http://www.molliesong.wordpress.com
10. Simply Light Photography http://www.simplylightphotography.wordpress.com
I make the investment of my writing because I feel it is giving back to the world something great. On my stats I discovered that in a 30 day period, 73 countries were reading what I was writing, even if for just one article or post. That is covering a wide array of people from all walks of life, cultures, and demograhics. I am estatic to see that I am constantly getting better at writing and connecting to the world.
I was looking at what my readership was from April through October of this year. In April Totally Inspired Mind had about 700 views per month. Now in October 2013 it is a little short of 2,500 views a month! I am doing something right.
Until next time, may only wonderful things come your way and may you meet exactly the type of people you are hoping for. Here is a hint on how to do it: Go where they go and start learning everything you can about what your dream job is. Before you know it, you will be living it!
Paulette Le Pore Motzko
I want to simply say a whopping Thank You to all my many readers all over the world on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. I was laying down and writing on my Android MyTouch phone, and since I wasn’t quite tired, I simply turned the light on and got on my laptop. In the still and quiet of the night I have no interruptions and when it is quiet I can hear my soul speak. You can quote me on that.
When I accepted The Inventive Blogger Award, I told 15 interesting facts about myself, and some were tragic. The point I wanted to make here, in the 10 things I will tell about myself, is I am not a tragic person. Those things don’t define me. I don’t let them define me.
1. I love going to the beach and walking on the pier, any pier at all from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach, Seal Beach and its quaint, neighborhood-like feel or Corona Del Mar. 2. I love main streets anywhere….there is so much history there and you can learn so much about the town you are in there.
3. I see the potential in everyone I meet and the possibilities in every situation. That is just me. It is who I am.
4. I do my best on everything I set out to do. Basketball is the only sport I really like and enjoy, mainly because the guys aren’t killing each other! 😉 I picture myself throwing a basketball in a hoop that is over the heavens and making it in. Even if I get slightly under the hoop, it will still be damn good!
5. I love kids and mentoring people to do what I have already done and succeeded at. It gives me joy, strength from within to know I can help show someone how to do something they will never forget that will impact their life in a great way.
6. Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, The Corner Bakery Cafe, and The Chocolate Iguana in Tucson, AZ are some of my favorite places for who I meet there.
7. A motto of mine is simply this: Do what works and do it over and over again. Also, avoid what doesn’t work and learn from your mistakes. If you master those rules, you will win at anything you do. I think Einstein said that it was insane to repeat the same thing over and over again even if you knew it didn’t work. (That is what I think when I see people smoking, only because you are paying to slowly die or at best have lung problems when you get older.)
8. I love old movies before they really got naked in movies and only things were implied.
9. I want a 50’s style coaster bike so I can go riding down by the beach. My Nanny had a great saying that has now become mine. “Use it or lose it!” She meant in regards to her legs that had arthritis in them, but she walked with me many miles at a time, and coughed from time to time with asthma. She was an awesome lady who helped raised me with an iron clad will. I thank her for imparting the courageous spirit she helped build in me.
10. I want to go to Rome Italy and Palermo one day, but I want to know conversational Italian before I do.
Thank You For Giving Me The Versatile Blogger Award
Some Interesting Facts About Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Her 15 Nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award
After a very long day and a 30 minute bus ride home after sitting outside waiting for the bus almost an hour-due to a bus breaking down-I made it home and just missed the rain.
I made a wonderful salad with mixed greens, spinach, and roasted sweet peppers put it on <a href=”http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com”
>http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com and then I saw a notification from my friend Amreen on the blog called “Paint The World With Words” http://painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/the-versatile-blogger-award/
Amreen said she nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you Amreen. You give me a warm feeling about the work I put into my words and crafting them into what I hope has merit, to not just myself but the world.
She made my day and made me really pleased that I spent so many hours fine tuning the last post about having a moral consciousness in the world, and then making it come alive with images yesterday.
Some interesting things about Paulette Le Pore Motzko
1. I was diagnosed with complex partial epilepsy when I was nine years old. She almost died before she was a year old…high fever, went into convulsions and then a coma for many days until Dr Storks saved me life so I could eventually write the words that the world was supposed to read years later. I almost died 4 times in my life and before my epilepsy was under the great control it is now, I used to have 50 or more seizures a day and was what the super specialists call “intractable”. I was nearly killed in a car crash-when I was driving-over 15 years ago, and God was on my side as nobody was injured. I will never forget the applause and standing ovation I heard when all my neighbors all lined up and down the street saw the car I was in enmeshed in the chain link fence of a school yard! When I finally moved I heard people screaming and clapping and the firemen saying “Thank God She’s Alive!” So, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out at that moment, it would be buses and drivers for me for the rest of my life. Driving isn’t all it is cracked up to be any how. The next standing ovation I hear and see will be for my award wining books or a song I wrote or a fabulous dish I created that is healthy and good. That will be more like it!
3. I love music playing classical guitar and piano and writing music. I taught piano for 20 years ages 6 to 86. I couldn’t earn a living with it after my divorce so I re-created myself and read every writing book out there…and am a Copy Writer, Content Writer and earn money as a freelance writer, product photographer, food photographer that works with restaurants shooting interiors/exteriors and the food for digital menus like these:
4.Was married to a real rocket scientist for 15 years and even though have been divorced since 2001, I learned a lot from him and will always take that wisdom through life.
5. My mother Ramona Lea Le Pore gave me life, confidence, was my cheerleader and is responsible for the attitude I have towards life-that with passion, and drive-anything is possible. My best friend when I was nine years old was Cheryl Lightcap, who was totally blind. She and I were hated by everybody but we were different. Children can be ruthless that way. They will throw a rock at anyone or anything they don’t understand. Mom was my “Anne Sullivan” and my teacher and taught me to read when I was 4 years old and once I learned phonetics, the world was my pearl. (I don’t like oysters!)
Mom has Alzheimer’s disease now but she is alive and well and I will see her very soon bearing gifts and great news of my new place.
6. My grandfather Alberto Le Pore was a chef. He was from Argentina. My Nanny (Dad’s mother) lived with when I was 9 years old, an important age in my life. I was diagnosed with epilepsy, began playing the piano and writing music, began my love of cooking and cook books, read and wrote voraciously.
7. I only associate with kind, caring, compassionate people who care about the world, the environment and those around us. I am not a hypocrite. I say what I mean and mean what I say but I am not Popeye!
8. I have a good sense of humor and a young attitude towards life and living. Even though I am amazingly five decades old, I know my best years are still ahead of me. Your attitude is the single most important thing you will need every day to be successful, achieve your goals and be selective on who you associate throughout your life. The more positive people you have in your life, the better your life with be, like sunshine coming through a window. The sunshine is them, the window is YOU!
9. Writing words that I know the world will read and remember and hopefully look back to is extraordinarily gratifying. I took every class my high school offered and had the best English teachers to this day. One of them in Creative Writing said to me: “Pretend you are looking through the viewer of a Nikon camera and describe what you are talking about to someone as though they have never seen it in the world. Pretend you are seeing through a telephoto lense.” Her words, along with Mrs. Eva Covington’s, who gave me a Buxton jewelry box for graduation were timeless. She said: “ Some think I am an old lady that doesn’t’ know what she’s talking about and think the class is boring but I say this: “You will want to learn to love English and grammar class not because it is exciting but because it is the technical side and mechanics of the language you will use the rest of your life. When you have a command of the English language you will: Speak Better, Get Better Jobs, Be Have More Friends, Be able to get up in front of people without hesitating and you will be more successful. She was right.
10. I was the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection, a grassroots organization that I created and maintained until my divorce in 2001, when the needs of the one-me-came first before the needs of the many. Last time I looked at the domain that I bought and created, someone else was running an organization by that name, but it was not me. I might work with him some day to help raise money for services for those with the disorder because I care about it very much.
11. I am writing a cook book that I hope will be completed this time next year.
12. I love traveling, even though I don’t do enough of it.
13. I used to collect tea pots. Now I just love using and enjoying what I have and own.
14. Other topics that interest me are: Music, Politics, Astronomy, Science, Children and Education, Business, Marketing, Computers, Photography, Web Development, Reading and Fashion, Self -Empowerment and Psychology.
15. I have 50 songs I wrote and copyrighted in the Library of Congress and want to see on a CD one day
Paulette Le Pore Motzko’s personal choice winners of The Versatile Blogger Award:
1. Paint The World With Words at http://www.Painttheworldwithwords.wordpress.com
2. Susan Lattwein at http://www.SusanLattwein.wordpress.com
3. Looking For Reasoning To a Complicated World http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/pictures-that-will-make-you-smile-all-about-love-sometimes/
5. Caterina at http://www.kissmeunderthepinkblossomree.wordpress.com
6. Luki Lutvia at http://www.lukilutviasite.wordpress.com
7. Alina who created http://www.Alinamor.wordpress.com
8. Sara Frye who created Living Life and Testing Limits One Step at a Time- http://www.sarafry.wordpress.com
9. A Small Act of Kindness: http://www.smallactsofkindness.wordpress.com
10. Don Charisma at http://www.doncharisma.org
11. Sally Ann Frederick at http://www.SallyAnnFrederickTudor.wordpress.com
12. Karin at http://www.middleofmystory.wordpress.com
13. Rupa at http://www.RupaCoach.wordpress.com
14. Dave at http://www.ThePhotography.wordpress.com
Anna Maria at http://www.HappinessSecrets.wordpress.com
After doing this and the many wonderful and talented people I have “met” via the world of computers and WordPress, I am going to create a database on Excel of the first and last names, blog names and URL’s of the people I am becoming great friends with on Word Press. My dad had me memorize the school rosters when I was a kid. He said it will help you remember people’s names, which will be a great asset when you get older. It also shows that you care enough to remember it. Sometimes I have trouble remember first names alone, but never the whole name. I have a photographic memory and remember what the name looks like on paper and then what it sounds like phonetically. It is a trick I might teach people in the future when my books are closer to being printed.
After 1,043 words are typed, I think it is time to sign off now!