Best of Bloganuary 2023

In January, I took part in a WordPress challenge called Bloganuary. Every day for 31 days, I received a writing prompt to inspire me to write a post for that day, which I did. During those 31 days, I sang a song for you, wrote a poem, shared childhood memories, offered advice and aspirations, and much more. Below are what I consider to be the best of Bloganuary in no particular order. Thank you to those who read my posts and engaged with them. I appreciate it. I hope you enjoy this greatest hits retrospective of this fun writing challenge.

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What would you title your autobiography?

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Today’s Bloganuary prompt is “What would you title the chapters of your autobiography?” I don’t like that question because I think it’s too difficult to answer accurately, and I don’t think the answer is compelling. Instead, I’ve modified it to: What would you title your autobiography? That’s a far better question, easier to answer, and makes for a more readable post. Below is my answer to this question, and don’t forget to let me know yours.

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What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?

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What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why? For me, it’s “Hell Yeah” by Neil Diamond. Watch the video below of me singing “Hell Yeah” a capella, let me know your thoughts on it, and share with me what song or poem speaks to you and why.

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What brings you joy in life?

What brings you joy in life? Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” Taking Eleanor Roosevelt’s inspirational words to heart, that which brings us joy should also make us thankful for the present. So, what brings you joy in life? Read on for my thoughts on this vital topic.

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Movie Review — John Waite: The Hard Way

The documentary John Waite: The Hard Way came out today, and it takes an intimate and nuanced look at the career of John Waite, the man behind the microphone, and the passion that drives him forward. Read on for my review of this documentary.

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Unboxing: KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Creatures Of The Night from 1982 is a seminal album in the KISS catalog. It crushed fans’ expectations with a huge, back-to-rock sound and has become a fan favorite and cult classic. On November 18, 2022, UMe released Creatures Of The Night 40 as a 5-CD + Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition, 3-LP Deluxe, 2-CD Deluxe, 1-LP Half-Speed Master 180gm, 1-CD Remaster, as well as a 5-CD Super Deluxe Edition Digital Download + Streaming and 2-CD Digital Download-only version plus a color Vinyl exclusive. Read on for my unboxing of KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, now available to buy on Amazon.

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Review: KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Creatures Of The Night from 1982 is a seminal album in the KISS catalog. It crushed fans’ expectations with a huge, back-to-rock sound and has become a fan favorite and cult classic. On November 18, 2022, UMe will release Creatures Of The Night 40 as a 5-CD + Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition, 3-LP Deluxe, 2-CD Deluxe, 1-LP Half-Speed Master 180gm, 1-CD Remaster, as well as a 5-CD Super Deluxe Edition Digital Download + Streaming and 2-CD Digital Download-only version plus a color Vinyl exclusive. Read on for my review of KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition, now available to buy on Amazon.

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Journey Member Jonathan Cain Releases Christmas Is Love EP

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee and Journey band member Jonathan Cain releases Christmas Is Love today (Nov. 4) from Identity Records with The Fuel Music distribution. The EP is available now at digital and streaming outlets everywhere via https://slinky.to/ChristmasIsLove. Read on for more details.

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Preview: KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition

The KISS Creatures of the Night 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition box set comes out November 18 and is now available to buy on Amazon. I have an advance copy of this exciting new release, and below is my video preview with my initial impressions. Enjoy!

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Amazon Prime Now Includes 100 Million Songs

Amazon announced today that Prime members can now enjoy 100 million songs on Amazon Music in shuffle mode, ad-free, and at no additional cost to their membership. This also includes the most ad-free top podcasts. Read on for the full press release with all the details.

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