MOTHER NATURE: Blogger and photographer Alex to relaunch site

About five months ago, a leading light in the HEM Community, young blogger and avid photographer Alex Smithson took an extended hiatus from blogging to concentrate on revising/preparations for his GCSEs. These are all-important end-of-school examinations taken by students in the UK as they approach their 16th birthday. Now with exams finally out of the way and stress finally out of the system, Croydon–based Alex will be making a long-awaited return to blogging and taking amazing views of the world through his blog “Mother Nature” http://asterisk15.wordpress.com/. Alex will be returning to full time blogging on the July 1st, 2014, just as … Continue reading MOTHER NATURE: Blogger and photographer Alex to relaunch site

MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER AWARD: Saving the day with a great award from Don Charisma

Is it a bird?….is it a plane?…no, it’s a Superman-tastic The Most Influential Blogger Award from Don Charisma!!. On the 21st May 2014 (this past Wednesday), the indefatigable Don nominated the Half-Eaten Mind as part of his superhero themed giveaway for this renowned and influential award, which he has given his own special twist to. As part of the giveaway, the Don is offering two such badges to nominees, a Superman badge for the guys and a Superwoman badge for the ladies, although of course you do not have to choose according to gender. When nominated for awards, Don Charisma … Continue reading MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER AWARD: Saving the day with a great award from Don Charisma

VIDEO MOMENT : Dancing Indian horse

A quick video of a horse rhythmically trotting to the beat of a dhol drum. This was shared on Whatsapp by my sister Alia and is also my first post via the WordPress app on my mobile. Enjoy!!!!! SOURCE: “Horse Dancing On Drum Beat!!” – Christine Trowbridge, YouTube GB (11 December 2013) LINK Related articles Indian Wedding Food & Dance Trends Baraat in Indian weddings Jayamangala Dance Company Continue reading VIDEO MOMENT : Dancing Indian horse

PHOTO MOMENT: New HEM wallpapers for 2014 by Alex

with Alex Smithson (image designer & contributor) To celebrate the New Year and as part of a massive redesigning of his blog, my good friend Alex has produced the latest in a series of wallpapers especially developed for the Half-Eaten Mind. Alex recently has rejigged and renamed his blog to start a new blogging experience afresh in 2014. Formerly known as “Photography-Nature”, the blog has now be unveiled under the new title “Mother Nature” as Alex places greater emphasis on his notable skills as a nature/wildlife and city-scene photographer, as well as developing his proficiency and interests in technology. The … Continue reading PHOTO MOMENT: New HEM wallpapers for 2014 by Alex

VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD: Nomination by ‘Love Life’

As mentioned in the last article before this one, we are in the middle of an awards deluge that’s been running all through December 2013 up until today. To prove I am a man of my own word, the Half-Eaten Mind brings you news of another award. This time we have been blessed by the anonymous teenage blogger behind “Love Life“. She is a blogger/writer on a voyage to overcome the obstacles that life throws at her and discover the hidden secrets of living in a positive light. On her ‘About’ page she describes herself as… I am a person of … Continue reading VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD: Nomination by ‘Love Life’

I’M NOT FEATURED ON FRESHLY PRESSED AWARD: Nomination by Don Charisma

The year 2014 is not yet a week old, and still the awards love continues unabated. This past January 1 (New Year’s Day), the Half-Eaten Mind had been nominated for a new and freshly-pressed accolade, ironically named the “I’m Not Featured on Freshly Pressed Award”. This is a brand-new award devised by Thailand-based blogger Don Charisma, the legend behind another recently established blogging gift, the Innovative Blogger Award, which this blog picked up in December 2013. Those of you in the know are aware that the Half-Eaten Mind uses WordPress as our default (and only) blogging platform. As part of their … Continue reading I’M NOT FEATURED ON FRESHLY PRESSED AWARD: Nomination by Don Charisma

BOXING DAY BONANZA: Awards by the Don Charisma

Vijay Shah Just as Christmas Day 2013 breezes past in a flurry of rain, dodgy jokes from Xmas crackers and homemade onion gravy (no white Christmas that’s for sure), the Half-Eaten Mind is pleased to announce that we have received a very cool gift sort of via the tubby geezer with the sled and red coat. HEM has been nominated for the last two remaining stars of the Blog of the Year award plus a new award “The Inventive Blogger Award” which has been created by the person who nominated it to the blog. Our latest awards come courtesy of Don Charisma … Continue reading BOXING DAY BONANZA: Awards by the Don Charisma

WORDPRESS FAMILY AWARD: Nomination by the Dear Kitty Blog

Vijay Shah The Half-Eaten Mind has been nominated for the WordPress Family Award by blogger ‘petrel41’ (Kitty) of the ‘Dear Kitty Blog‘ – which writes on all sorts of topics from animals and science to women’s rights and the arts. Though the Half-Eaten Mind has previously being nominated, we are very happy to accept it again from ‘Dear Kitty’. Kitty has been in the blogging business since 2005, working with a site named ModBlog. She produced a ‘blog-diary’ back in those early days of the blogosphere, which was introduced so forth: Dear Kitty, Welcome, to read the diary as I … Continue reading WORDPRESS FAMILY AWARD: Nomination by the Dear Kitty Blog

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALF-EATEN MIND : Celebrating our first birthday

By Vijay Shah It is a bit belated, well, a week’s worth of belatedness to be exact, but your favourite news and features blog –  the authentic outpourings of a partially digested brain – has just turned one. Over the past twelve months there has been a lot of changes. Only last month the blog got a facelift, with a brand new theme and layout, incorporating more user-friendly features and easier navigation. We have enlisted the help of the blogging software Zemanta to offer a more interactive experience for our readers, introducing relevant news articles, webpages and blog posts to … Continue reading HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALF-EATEN MIND : Celebrating our first birthday

NEW BEGINNING, NEW LOOK: The Half-Eaten Mind unveils new makeover

By Vijay Shah On the 15th of April 2013, the Half-Eaten Mind blog will celebrate the first anniversary of its inception at a shared terraced house in Stratford, Newham, east London. That’s twelve months, 365 1/4 days, 8,760 hours, and 525,600 minutes since my blog coughed up its first chain of binary code as I brought it to life on the highly acclaimed blogging platform WordPress. In that time, I have, with the help of supporters, contributors and other news organisations, bloggers and Tweeters, penned dozens of articles.  My writing has covered a plethora of subjects in good old-fashioned hard … Continue reading NEW BEGINNING, NEW LOOK: The Half-Eaten Mind unveils new makeover