LIEBSTER AWARD: April nomination from Alex at Mother Nature

Ladies and gentleman, yours truly the Half-Eaten Mind has come into another great blogging award this Easter/April. On the 31st March 2015, keen young photographer and college student, Alex Smithson, who runs the Mother Nature blog out from nearby Croydon, has kindly nominated us for the Liebster Award. Alex was himself nominated by Chey from the blog Socially Awkward Chey, and it is his second blog award nomination for 2015. The first one was awarded by little old me 😀 !!!. Like other awards in the blogging community, the Liebster, whose name is derived from the German word ‘liebe‘ (love) … Continue reading LIEBSTER AWARD: April nomination from Alex at Mother Nature

THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD: Spanish souvenir from Sally’s Smorgasbord

In both my family and on this blog, I value creativity. Creativity is that very thing that makes the world a more beautiful place, from the goofy cartoon characters on your breakfast cereal box to the interiors of the tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt. Since from thousands of years before humans were inventors, they were artists. Creativity is that joyous segment of the human spirit because it is so diverse and democratic. Regardless of your means or talents, you can let the ‘creative juices’ flow as they say. Being creative is a skills that nearly anyone can tap into. … Continue reading THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD: Spanish souvenir from Sally’s Smorgasbord

PHOTO MOMENT: (Customisable road) signs of the times!!

A couple of months back, while completely bored out of my head and dealing with a set of itchy fingers, I decided to go on the Net and search for ‘do-it-yourself’ motorway (highway) signs that you could change the writing on to something of your choice. Not quite cute little kittens with balls of string, fair enough, but this was my inner trainspotter coming out to play…and nothing was stopping this old anorak!. Although I don’t and can’t drive myself, I’m often out and about in taxis, buses and the like, and often notice the road signs here in east … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: (Customisable road) signs of the times!!

REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD: First award of 2015 from Dear Kitty

It has been a very difficult week for me lately (and a bit strange too), but today I have at least a small bit of good news to share with you all. The Half-Eaten Mind has picked up its first blogging award for 2015, a special gift from the news and wildlife blogger “Dear Kitty“. In the last few months of 2014, Kitty, who is based in the Netherlands, decided to dust off her computer graphic skills and created a new, cool and delightfully simple blogging award. She gave it life and christened it the Real Neat Blogging Award. It … Continue reading REAL NEAT BLOG AWARD: First award of 2015 from Dear Kitty

HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

  Your 2014 in blogging “Our stats helper monkeys have been busy putting together a personalized report detailing how your blog did in 2014!”   ************************** Our annual report for 2014 is now available for viewing, courtesy of the Half-Eaten Mind’s hosting service, WordPress. The Half-Eaten Mind saw an astonishing 39,000 views over all categories and articles in 2014. That’s enough to cover 14 sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. The 1st of January, 2014 (New Year’s Day) was our busiest yet for views, with 2,042 viewings, buoyed by our New Year’s wallpaper specials. 14,806 views originated … Continue reading HEM ANNUAL REPORT: 2014 in review

GIF MOMENT: Christmas 2014 Gifs + HEM Santa wallpaper

With only a week and a half to go until old Saint Nick squeezes down our chimneys with his big bag of goodies, the Half-Eaten Mind once again brings you a special edition wallpaper and a selection of festive animated images to outshine any Christmas tree. A good time is coming, I wish it were here, The very best time in the whole of the year; I’m counting each day on my fingers and thumbs – the weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes. Then when the first snowflakes begin to come down, And the wind whistles sharp and … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Christmas 2014 Gifs + HEM Santa wallpaper

VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD: Nomination by Julian (Julx)

It’s been a while….a long while since the Half-Eaten Mind last got an award for blogging services. We last hauled one in during July of 2014, and just when you thought it was all over, our great, cool and wonderful HEM Community, comes back to do it again. This weekend, HEM has been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award  by Julian Pereira, a.k.a Julx, an Emirati of Sri Lankan origin who lives and works in the uber-cool shoppers’ paradise of Dubai. He’s, in his words, “a normal, average guy with a normal, average life”. This instance of a VIBA nom comes with … Continue reading VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD: Nomination by Julian (Julx)

NEW BLOG GRAPHICS: In collaboration with Canva

From time to time, I like to make little tweaks and improvements to the Half-Eaten Mind. As regular readers are aware, I have some fairly passable graphic design skills which I put to good use in giving a smart, fun and appropriate visual appeal to the blog. While reading a blogpost by new blogging friend Olga, I chanced across a reference to a website called Canva. This website is a simple-to-use graphic factory online that enables you to produce your own contemporary images for your website. Canva offers its own text templates, backgrounds, cliparts and patterns, many of which are … Continue reading NEW BLOG GRAPHICS: In collaboration with Canva

WORKSPACE BLOG HOP: Inside the HEM newsroom

The Half-Eaten Mind and myself are proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in the Workspace Blog Hop. The hop is a blogging initiative where the blogger is given an opportunity to share something about themself and the place where their pictures, poems, news stories or novels come to life. I would like to thank Sally Cronin of the blog “Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life” for tagging me in the WBH and giving you an exclusive sneak peek into my blog’s newsroom, where we bring you cutting-edge news and amazing features every weekend. I thought … Continue reading WORKSPACE BLOG HOP: Inside the HEM newsroom

GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014

For the Gregorian year 2014 and the Vikram Samvat year 2071, the festival of lights, Diwali, will fall on Thursday, October 23. It will be a time to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi Devi into our homes to bring Her divine graces and blessings on our families and homes. Lamps (diyas/divas) are lit to welcome Her into our humble abodes and bestow upon us her gifts of prosperity and wellbeing. Diwali also means spending time with the family, exchanging gifts and wishing each other well. Plates and thalis laden with sweets beckon hungry stomachs and sweet teeth over, while living rooms and … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: HEM’s special GIF selection + wallpaper – Diwali 2014