Guest Blog Post: “Open Me First,” in Sharon Lynne Bonin-Pratt’s exact words


Drawing of a wrapped present6 tips for heartfelt giving by writer and fellow blogger Sharon Lynne Bonin-Pratt

Sharon Bonin-Pratt's Ink Flare

The holiday dilemma: what do you get for the person who has everything?

Perhaps something goofy like slippers that sing Rock Around the Clock, or something extravagant like a set of diamond encrusted napkins rings, the kind of thing that becomes an expensive party joke. Maybe a bauble like a garden statue of lighted snowmen or a set of holiday themed coffee mugs, useless most of the year because, well, they’re holiday themed and who wants to drink coffee in July with Rudolph’s red nose stenciled on it? We can get truly original: a dozen bottles of wine with personalized labels, Humphrey Malarkey Family Reserve Chardonnay, so it looks like Uncle Humph became a boutique vintner on Christmas Eve.  Another possibility is the very exclusive Himalayan Cilantro Sea Salt Spa Scrub with Acai Crystals – imagine how much fun Great Aunt Agnes will have trying to figure out…

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Guest Blog Post: “Give a Donation,” in bowaleXO’s exact words


Blogger bowaleXO
Blogger bowaleXO

Hang on — surely you’re wrong about why I’m posting bowaleXO’s request. Read on, then visit the Nigerian blogger’s thoughtful site. Only then, comment below about what you think when bloggers request financial support from readers …

bowaleXO

So I realised blogging is not cheap even with a free wordpress.com website. Thought producing original content may be a free gift from God, but it still requires Internet to be edited and posted online.

Like most African countries Internet Service in Nigeria is expensive, and when you manged to afford it you don’t get face value of what you are purchasing. I started bowalexo.wordpress.com two (2) months ago and because I always want to create new and original contents for the readers of bowalexo.wordpress.com I am always online and as a result of that I have spent in two (2) months what I would have spent within six (6) month on purchasing Internet Service

I recently found my ability and desire to write when I lost my job two (2) and half months ago and I have been using my saving to fund bowalexo.wordpress.com ever since and I fear…

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