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Anniversary 14 years in USA! And Anniversary for my Blog!

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c599f0be1f4aa79f8c6321aa7953c89eI moved from Italy in 2002

Today is my 14 years Anniversary here in USA
I just wanted to share this with my friends and because today it is also my Blog Anniversary on WordPress!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.

Keep up the good blogging!

After I signed up  on WP I had my Blog active but silent for about more than 2 years.F I have been without writing or posting anything but working behind the scenes!
First I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!

At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Design Collections, my Paintings, Digital Art, Poetry and all my creative work.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the theme and layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no word was ever posted. Some life events also slowed down the process. Then only on March 2015, I decided to jump in and I made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.

I felt like I was a tiny drop into the ocean of the Blogosphere, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs, I felt so little but I kept going!
And you great people started to discover my Blog! I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art and creativity in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents. I actually like the variety between all the things I love! I like to surprise you with the unexpected.

“A Tip” that I can give to new Bloggers that feel a bit lonely and in need of friends and followers is to be active!

When I started, after a month that I got to see how it was blogging, I decided to go around leaving comments on other Blogs, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they discovered my Blog and Art and started to follow recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognitions. Right now I have become an “Award Free” Blog but I am always honored from your nominations and I will post your link in the Awards Page!

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May 2015 I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going all over around the world! I see lots of Bloggers that link to me using this Award!

Last year I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community and help to bring Blogs together I started my weekly Meet and Greet Event  this year is named Meet and Greet Fridays! And Every month  I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

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I felt very welcome here I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends and I also had the opportunity to meet some in person!

I also found an amazing Community of Artists that is very supportive and inspiring!

I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!

…..THANK YOU to ALL…..

each one of you made this happen leaving your comments and love!

I am very happy because our strength together is very powerful and encouraging to keep going I am so grateful for you!
Stay connected and support each other good things will come and never stop dreaming!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Emotions, Events, Featured, Friendship, Life, Poems, Poetry, Short Stories

And Featured is…..

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Glorious Result Of A Misspent Youth
Marissa Bergen

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Marissa

And today FEATURED is….Marissa Bergen  she would be on my sidebar widget for this week!

Hello everyone this week has been quite busy here in US we celebrate Thanksgiving which is the opening door to the Holidays which means that we all would be pretty busy during the coming days and soon would be Christmas! ❤  Thank you as always for participating to this weekly Meet and Greet event. I want to thank all of you and all the new Bloggers that left their links here some very interesting new Bloggers landed here this weekend.
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<< (Please Marissa grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog! A reblog of this post would be great! ❤

 

How can you be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Follow my Blog and on my other Social Media Facebook    Twitter    Pinterest
be active and like my FB Page! ❤

Today I am very happy to introduce you with Marissa Bergen
I actually had the privilege to meet her in person few weeks ago on November 6 while I had a Bloggers meet up here in California with our friend Erika Kind visiting from Lichtenstein Europe, and some amazing ladies one of them was Marissa. My fellows here on WordPress sure remember all of our posts. For the new fellows that missed, this is the link to my post “When Bloggership Meet…we did!  we had a wonderful experience and meeting Marissa was great! She has a great Blog is a writer and a rock  mom…since also play the Bass in her family band! Marissa has the ability to write poems fulfilled with creativity and fantasy and one of her great ability is to ends her poems with a unexpected twist…and some of them can be totally hilarious like the one she wrote after our meeting. I will post it here to give you an appetizer of her fantasy be prepared to laugh, I couldn’t stop when I read it! :-))))

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To Find Ms. Kind

It started out a day just like any other day
Blue skies, pleasant temperatures, typical L.A.
But this Friday was special as I was psyched to be
Meeting soon at Starbucks, a group of bloggers 3.

For a wholesome day of fun, coffee, gossip, laughter
With Erika Kind, Corinneonline, Carolina at Yesterday After
All the women were so sweet starting off you see
But I don’t remember much after sipping my coffee…

And the next thing you know, well, the scene was quite outrageous
My head was pounding as I woke in a hotel in Vegas
Corinne was sprawled out on the couch and starting to come round
Carolina on the floor, Ms. Kind was nowhere found

Strange clothing strewn across the floor, emptied bottles of booze
A gap where I once had a tooth, Corinne had new tattoos
And in the other rooms we found a tiger and a baby
Plus little Wayne, Wayne Newton and of course, Wayne Brady

But as for Erika,we’d no idea what we should do
‘Til looking out the window, we came cross our fist clue
For what did we see flying high as we were sitting there
Hanging from a monument, Erika’s underwear

And then we all did realize it was our mission then to find
Erika in time to get her back to Lichtenstein
And we would do all that we thought we could do in our power
To get her on that flight which was to leave in just 10 hours

Our mission was before us, and it was do or die
We pondered perhaps she was kidnapped by some Asian guy
But despite our best efforts there was no way to retrieve her
So we asked Mike Tyson but he hadn’t seen her either

Time was getting closer and still we had no luck
We’d have to call her family and say disaster struck
And just as we were bout to put the phone up to our ears
We heard Erika’s voice she said “Hello ladies I’m here”

We looked in disbelief sure her image holographic
But she said “It’s really me, I just got caught in L.A. traffic!”
And we said “Oh gosh you drove here? well you really are insane
At 6PM on Friday you should have just got on a plane!”

And so it seemed that Erika would safely make it home
And the rest revealed itself inside Corinne’s iPhone
With pictures so embarrassing we all squirmed in our seat
And with no time to spare we all just quickly hit delete

And no one will find out what went on, that we all did swear
Or what the heck was up with Erika’s flying underwear
And the only picture that we all agreed to show
Is the one that I am posting right here down below

Just four normal bloggers who you see are looking awfully
Happy when they thought that they should all meet one day for coffee

Blogger Girls

Now I hope that you all still laughing and had fun reading and travelling through Marissa creativity!
So if you want to have more fun and great reading please go to visit her Blog!

 

Have a great week!

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© Copyright Carolina Russo

 

Events, Featured, Poems

And…Featured is…

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Wafflemethis

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And today FEATURED is…. Wafflemethis he would be on my sidebar widget for this week!

Hello everyone I apologize for my late post but…better late than never 😉
My day was pretty busy.  I don’t use to write my post in advance and schedule them, I always like to write and post what I feel at  that specific moment!

It is getting very difficult every week to choose just one of you! Believe me is not easy_(‘”)_(^_^)_(‘”)__

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Here once again thank you so much for the participation to this “Meet and Greet” Session!!!
During my journeys here on WP I have been able to discover beautiful Blogs and connect with awesome souls!

How you can be Featured on YesterdayAfter?
Stay Connected! Follow here and on my other social media be active!

 

Today I am very happy to introduce  Wafflemethis  we follow each other Blogs from quite awhile, he is a fun and wonderful presence in the Blogosphere. I am sure that many of you know and enjoy to read his Blog. Rich always bring a smile on my face and comes up with interesting and fun posts. He is a writer and recently discovered the love for Poetry writing beautiful poems, Rich also has a book in the offing again, maybe one day we would be lucky to read it! 😉

I am sure many of you already follow his Blog, but if you don’t, then please stop by there and have fun!

Have a great Sunday!

-CR

Events, Featured, Life, Photography, Poems, Short Stories

Today Featured is….

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Some days are rubies, days of rose-tinted glass;
some days, like halcyons flown.
Some days are diamonds, rough cut and brilliant;
some days are harder than stone.

RS

And today FEATURED is…. Ryan Stone he would be on my sidebar widget for this week!

I always love to meet and greet new Artists sharing their work of art and their beautiful words!

(Please Ryan grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog!
and if you can a Reblog would be a Plus!)

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Sorry this Friday I haven’t posted our “Meet and Greet” session!!!
But it doesn’t mean that I can’t choose the Featured of the week.
During last months I have been able to discover many new Blogs so I have a long list of Great Blogs to Feature!

How you can be Featured here?
Stay Connected! Follow here and on my other social media be active!
You never know…maybe next week I choose YOU!

Today I am very pleased to introduce Ryan Stone
he is a freelance writer from Melbourne, Australia. He shares his home in the blue Dandenongs with his wife, two young sons and a German Shepherd. His poetry has recently appeared in Writers’ Forum Magazine, Black Poppy Review, Goodreads, Cafe Aphra, Wolf Publishing and an anthology or two. On daily walks through his forest surrounds, he often peers down rabbit holes.

Ryan writes beautifully and sometimes with great twists. Something that amazed me  when I discovered him was his writing ability, he can go beyond the ordinary there is one of his poems “Falling Up” that can be read from bottom to top and the poem has a surprising twist I suggest you to read it soon!  There are many great poems and more to read on his Blog, often accompanied with his beautiful Photography…I am sure that this will open your curiosity and enjoy a visit to his Blog!

Have a wonderful weekend you all!

-CR

Events, Messages to readers, Milestones

Happy Anniversary! 13 years in USA and Anniversary for my Blog! ;-)

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Yesterday August 22 was my 13 years Anniversary here in USA I moved from Italy in 2002
and lived in California since then, I just wanted to share this with my WP friends also because yesterday was my Anniversary on WordPress a nice coincidence!

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Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 3 years ago!
Thanks for flying with us.
Keep up the good blogging!

I had my Blog active on WordPress for about more than 2 years without posting anything!
I wanted to reserve my domain name yesterdayafter.com since I love it a lot!
At the same time I was working on launching my Jewelry Designs Collections expanding my horizons.
I was only working on the graphics and designs to customize the Theme layout of this Blog reflecting my own creativity.  I wanted to launch it as soon I was ready, but no any word was ever posted also some life events slowed the process. Then one day almost 5 months ago it was the end of March, I decided to jump in and made a very small first post announcing the opening of my Etsy Shop.
I felt like I was a drop into the ocean, almost impossible to be seen in between the millions of other Blogs.
Then people started to discover my presence I was posting once in a while my Jewelry and Artworks and I got very nice feedback! As Artist I express my Art in different ways, my posts are not always about the same subject. I work with different media and my followers showed appreciation and love for my talents.
Also I decided to go around leaving comments, and not just stay here reading. I let people know how much I loved their work and they responded to me beautifully with kindred words and they started to follow my Blog recognizing me with Awards. I felt very honored for such a beautiful recognition.

Starlight Blogger Award 05/30/2015In May I also created my own Award to pass on  “The Starlight Blogger Award”  I launched this Award to highlight and Promote Inspiring Bloggers and I am so happy that the Award is going around the world a lot! Bloggers link to me and I have chance to discover new intersting Blogs.

Ten weeks ago I decided that I wanted to do something to give back to this beautiful Community starting my Meet and Greet Event  where every week I choose to Feature one Blogger and Blog that I admire and I am Inspired from, introducing  them to inspire others.

YA_Feature
I felt very welcome here during those months I discovered amazing Blogs and Bloggers that are beautiful friends!
I am stunned and amazed about the fast growth it’s fascinating!
…..THANK YOU to ALL…..
each one of you made this happen with me!

I am very happy because our strength together it’s very powerful and encouraging to keep going for all of us…
Stay connected and support each other good things will come!

-CR