Blog of the Week winners and new topic deadline: 14 June 2021

in Silver Bloggers2 months ago
Authored by @@fionasfavourites

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Wow! What a great start to this twice monthly event!

After a couple of moans and groans about the topic and too much guff in the announcement post, we had seven fabulous entries.


(Translation: too long; didn't (don't want to) read.... It'll just take 5 minutes...

If you don't want to read too much, skip to the end and for the #bow winner and the new topic.

This week's contributions

Before I get to the entries, two words from the panel:

  1. We all agreed that there were some fabulous entries. When we began this journey with you, we were anxious that we'd have difficulty choosing reaching consensus and resolved to make use of a random pick machine. Seems that was not the case, this week, anyway. Two of the panel have had other engagements (life happens, you know), so there were just three of us. It's good to have an odd number so that our fearless leader isn't faced with the conundrum of a split vote. Happily, another of the crew was able to power up - literally - and added his consensus vote before we hit "publish".
  2. Do pop over and read the contributions. Remember that even though payout dates may have gone, you can still comment and reward deserving posts by sending a tip.

Variations on the theme: Funny, imaginative and diverse

First off the mark, as the announcement post was still hot off the press, was @pandamama whose post was followed by another six. The seventh, from @lizelle was not eligible for a prize; I enjoyed her silver and golden memories.

Pandamama's silver hair among her golden pomegranates - read her post here

Silver clowns

Life is too short not to laugh. Two contributions - entirely different in their own ways, but similarly self-deprecating - had us roaring with laughter.


The literally silver haired @mondoshawan declared himself forever young (aren't we all?) and @thebigsweed found himself victim of a scam invested in Magic Hair cream - just for this occasion. We are so honoured.

The silver selection

As I mentioned, it was a consensus decision: three contributions shone for us all.

That "Passionate Love story"

Now I have your attention, @artywink confessed that although she has a lot to do, she's determined to finish her novel before I lose my hair and teeth. In the meantime she writes (among other things) and paints.

No, not senora

I so relate to @carolynstahl's tightening stomach and cringes when someone, just 18 years her junior, calls her senora. I loathe it when I'm called tannie (auntie). Even though I understand it's a mark of respect. Pah!

Instead of lamenting, Carolyn threaded us through the silver streets of Montreal, showing us its golden buildings.

Blog of the Week: A silver's ode to youth and old age

Last and by no means least is @isabelpena's poem (also in Spanish) which, by consensus, is this week's winning contribution. This stanza, particularly, spoke to me:

One by one my experience
one thread per year
one thread per adventure
a thread for my sadness
a thread for my joys
silver threads on gold

Take a bow, Isabel!


What Isabel wins

Isabel wins 50% of rewards on this post so her account has been set as a beneficiary.

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Theme for the week ending 14 June

The theme for the new week was largely inspired by a comment - and there were lots - on one of the contributions to this edition of #bow:

"embracing silver"

Remember to let your imagination go, and have fun!

If you have topic suggestions, please leave them in the comments? They don't have to include "silver" - themes can be what you will and content creators will make of them what they will.

How to enter your post for the Blog of the Week (#BoW)

  1. Posts must be in English and obviously centre on the week’s topic.
  2. Prose must be a minimum of 350 words. If it’s a photo or graphic essay, the photos must be your original work and preferably with some sort of back-story to the images.
  3. The blog must be posted in/from our community
  4. Tag it #BoW - blog of the week. And follow the tag so you can easily find other entries.
  5. Share the link to your post in the comments of this post.


The contest closes at midnight GMT (also known as UTC) on Monday 14 June 2021 and the winners will be announced later the following week.

The panel
Thanks as always to the panel headed up by @lizelle, with @papilloncharity, @ericvancewalton, @tarazkp and I (@fionasfavourites). We may, from time to time contribute to #bow, but will not be considered for prizes.

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Congratulations @isabelpena on thought provoking poetry, sign of respect for older folk does not always sit well, truth be told it reflects good parenting @carolynstahl.

Bucket list of things still to accomplish, never ending for many @artywink great to complete.

Back to jovial light heart amusement for the week with @thebigsweed now this was fun!

Getting together enjoying happy moments with @pandamama reminded us about what keeps us young enjoying family.

Well done on selection @fionasfavourites and Teamwork by all.

Thanks @joanstewart for all the positive comments

Thank you my dear friend @joanstewart and congratulations to all the participants, great job.

 2 months ago  

Thank you for the appreciate comments for our contestants @joanstewart but I'm sure you'll agree that some use tannie/aunty when they're almost the same age just to rub one up the wrong way;)
Have a great, although cold, weekend further Joan.

Hello. Here is my entry for this week's #bow for theme: embracing silver

Congratulations to @isabelpena : @carolynstahl : and @artywink and to all the participants who responded to last week's theme.

 2 months ago  

Thank you so much @justclickindiva much appreciated.

Thank you dear @justclickindiva.

This week's #bow, got me inspired to embrace? You'll have to take a look to find out.

Never too old to learn new tricks;)

I didn't think I would do it but here goes:

Congratulations @isabelpena for such a lovely poem and thank you for my mention. It seems like a fun group to play with here.

 2 months ago  

Your post was beautiful and really unique, so very well deserved to be in the top 3!

 2 months ago  

Thank you for authoring this wonderful curation blog @fionasfavourites and a BIG thank you to all those who responded; you all outdid yourselves! I'm super proud of our #silverbloggers, you guys really shone; from hysterical laughs to heartwarming stories and then the touching poem by our winner, well done one and all!
Thank you to my fellow judges as well, this was not an easy job as all the entries shone!

You're welcome, Lizelle!

Thank you very much friends, I am very honored with this award and very fortunate to have you as friends.

 2 months ago  

Congratulations @isabelpena, your poem was really beautiful and touched all of our hearts 💕

Thank you dear for the kind and lovely words

Thank you friend @dannyshine

Well deserved, Isabel!

Thank you dear @fionsfavourites

OK first post in #silverbloggers! :)
Had my first "well you know, when you're over 40" moment at the eye doctor this week. 😂

 2 months ago  

Aha, will go and check it out now;)

Hahaha, awesome! Congratulations @isabelpena, you made gold out of silver with your poem... 😁

Thank you friend, @mondoshawan, your post was great, it made me laugh a lot.

 2 months ago  

Haha, good one my friend! Loved your entry as well, was a real hoot :):)
I'm also forever young!

hehe, good that you know... i actually knew you do - many are not aware about the forever young! 😊

Isn't that a song? Forever young? Oh, yes it is!

hehehe, now i'm nostalgic.. 😄

 2 months ago  

Awe a nice oldie, thank you for sharing Fiona!

Congradulations @isabelpena on your winning entry, and let's all get busy with this week's #BoW.
@fionasfavourites thanks for all your efforts helping to keep #silverbloggers headed in the right direction.
Enjoy the coming weekend.

And thank you for your support @thebigsweed! Happy weekend to you, too!

 2 months ago  

I'm hoping we'll see some more fun and games from the two of you Upstate New Yorkers😆 Your blog was brilliant!
Fiona is doing a sterling job, we are so lucky to have her here as she has all the right credentials and experience⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sounds like a job interview not so😉

I couldn't agree with you more with what Fiona brings to the table,

love the GIF


Thank you @thebigsweed

 2 months ago  

Thank you for this masterpiece Lady @fionasfavourites. It is clear and well structured and it deserves a slice of !PIZZA with a !BEER

Congratulations to all of the members that entered the #bow and indeed some wonderful stuff here.
Now let's see what the next one will deliver and we encourage all of our #silverblogger members to enter the #bow

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 2 months ago  

Very true @papilloncharity, Fiona as well as our #silverbloggers really shone here! I so appreciate your patience with me in the beginning when I was peppering you with questions, even getting Marian involved!😊
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It was only a pleasure to help my friend and it was really not a problem and you are right, this loadshedding is killing us.
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 2 months ago  

Wow congratulations to all, just love what this platform is becoming, some really talented Silverbloggers here. Congratulations to @fionasfavourites for a wonderful post well deserved.

Indeed, and congratulations to you!

 2 months ago  

Congratulations to you too @artywink for making it into the top 3 silvers lineup!

Congratulations on your win @isabelpena

 2 months ago  

Congratulations on making the top 3, your entry was beautiful @pandamama, AND a big thank you for the generous delegation that came in tonight, just awesome!

Thank you Lizelle - nice to know I made top 3. You are so welcome re the delegation. I'm happy I was able to sort that out.

Congratulation to @isabelpena! The poem was touching !!! Well done!♥️

 2 months ago  

Agreed @dswigle, Isabel is a well deserved winner!