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The Cherished Blogfest is Underway

The official list opens at 12:01 AM (GMT) on Friday, July 29, 2016.

We promised it would be easy:

Once you’ve written you post, click here to add it to the list.

Enter the Title of your post

Enter the URL of you post

Enter your email and your name (people won’t see your email)

That’s it!

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Adore, Treasure, Cherish

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Verb; past tense: Cherished

Protect and care for (someone) lovingly; “He cared for me beyond measure and cherished me in his heart.”

Synonyms: Adore, hold dear, love, dote on, be devoteed to, revere, esteem, admire

Hold something dear; “I cherish the letters she wrote.”

Synonyms: Treasure, prize, value highly, hold dear

Keep a hope or ambition in one’s mind; “They cherished dreams of glory.”

Synonyms: Harbor, possess, hold on to, cling to, keep in one’s mind, foster, nurture.


Hello Cherished Blogfest-ers!

You may have had the meaning of “cherish” in your mind, but I thought I’d give you the full meaning, a few synonyms and a little encouragement for your post.

Are you finding it difficult to come up with a cherished item or idea for this year’s blogfest?

For some of you, the item has already been chosen and a rough draft of the post has been formulated in your mind. For others, the final chosen object/idea hasn’t come to fruition. It could be that you have many cherished objects and don’t know which one to pick. It could be that you want to write about a given cherished object, but don’t know where to start. Perhaps you believe your chosen object will point you out as materialistic (I cherish my shoes!) or that your idea for a post won’t meet your own high standards of perfection.

Are you a “Charlie Brown,” frustrated by the fact that you can never kick the football (cherished object) from Lucy’s hands?

Relax, people, this is supposed to be fun.

Fun, fun, fun!

The Cherished Blogfest is a little less than three weeks out. You have plenty of time to choose your object and write a story. For right now, relax, put your feet up, and keep reading.

Your cherished object can be anything you choose. Anything. If you want to talk about your Imelda-like collection of shoes, go ahead. If the football bobble head sitting on your desk at work has a special meaning, go for it. If the bar down the street is your cherished Friday night retreat for fish and a beer, tell us about it. If you prefer to write about a person, like your mom or best friend or a special pet, just do it. Think outside the box. Is the time you spend on meditation or prayer or reading each day a cherished time? Whatever you pick, whatever idea you come up with, cherish your choice.

I could keep throwing out suggestions, but you probably get the point. I hope I have given you some inspiration.

There are so many wonderful and exciting reasons to join us for the Cherished Blogfest on July 29-30-31, 2016, that you can’t really say, “I’ve got nothing.” You do have something and the Blogfest co-hosts of Dan AntionDamyanti BiswasPeter NenaCheryl Pennington and Kate Powell, as well as myself, encourage, urge and support you in your Cherished Blogfest stories. We are all very excited to engage with you and read what comes from an awesome group of bloggers.

As for me, I’ve chosen my cherished object, taken a few photos and started a tiny bit of research. Do you want to know what object I’ve chosen?

Here’s a hint…

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Thanks for reading and participating in the 2016 Cherished Blogfest. I can’t wait to see what happens the last weekend of July!

Cherished Blogfest 2016

Welcome to the Cherished Blogfest. We – Dan Antion, Sharukh BamboatDamyanti Biswas, Mary Giese, Peter NenaCheryl Pennington and Kate Powell – invite you to share the story of one of your cherished objects. Tell us what it is, post a picture of it if you like, and tell us why you cherish it.

Keep your post to 500 words, and join us on the 29th, 30th or 31st of July 2016 in sharing memories, emotions, and information.

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Above all, join us in making new connections, and renewing old ones. Sign up in the Cherished Linky List, which will open in a new window.

Also, you can follow this blog to be notified of a few updates along the way.

Note: Signing up today indicates that you want to participate in the blogfest. We will be pointing to this page as we promote the blogfest. When the blogfest actually goes live on the 29th, you will be asked to enter the information about your entry into a second Linky List. That list will be preserved here so that your post will continue to be associated with the Cherished Blogfest and people will always be able to find your post from this site.

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