Blogophilia Week 8.14 – A Proud Moment

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 8 of our 14th year!

You were working as waitress in a cocktail bar
When I met you

I picked you out, shook up and turned you around
Turned you into someone new

Now five years later on you’ve got the world at your feet
Success has been so easy for you
But don’t forget it’s me who put you where you are now
And I can put you back down too

“Don’t You Want Me”…..The Human League


ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!

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~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WEEK 7.14 JACKET WINNER~~

Week 7.14 Jacket Winner

Hooray for May! It is finally here! Happy May Day, Happy Beltane and all those other wonderful celebrations of spring! Congrats to Dia Jade, who once again holds on tight to the coveted jacket! But only by a mere point, as Irene Melgoza is behind her just itching to get that leather into her closet! Lika Saliscente-Phipps isn’t giving up, she’s digging in just as she plants flowers in her garden! Christopher Mitchell is unpacking more boxes, figuring he’s in perfect position to reclaim the lead with a correct guess or two! Hope you enjoyed Writer’s Choice week, and now we will think ahead to … who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic and bonus suggestions were Writer’s Choice – therefore, no additional points were given out! Likewise, last week’s picture was a Marvin picture, therefore no additional points were awarded!


Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “In the Cool of the Evening!!”
W00t! There is FINALLY bacon in the house this morning, and Commander K is doing his happy dance. Nary a soul happened to guess the phrase. Though there were some lovely phrases thrown out there, we must say! Unfortunately for the Blogophilians, no points were shelled out – but we will share the bacon! 🙂

Now, isn’t that lovely??

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Week 8.14 Picture


Ecrits Blogophilia Week 8.14 Topic:
A Proud Moment

Hard Bonus (2 points):

Incorporate 2 Beatles Song Titles

Easy Bonus (1 Point):

Mention an Oscar Winning Movie

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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, May 8, 2021. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

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Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Dahlia Ramone

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Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

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Week 7.14 Writer Points

83 Dia Jade
82 Irene Melgoza
80 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
79 Christopher Mitchell
78 Lisa Conrad
78 Stormy Gail Dormire
76 Christine Wichman
72 Colleen Keller Breuning
72 Tyler Myrth
66 Michelle King
50 Rebecca S. Revels
38 Dahlia Ramone
29 Jay Sole

15 David Coon
14 Brian Dewald
12 Anita Bx
12 Jonathan Harvey
10 David Schrader
8 Michael Wayne Engeseth
8 Rutger Siskens
7 Craig Fallon
6 Joleene Naylor
2 Rebecca Grusendorf
1 Lissa Fallon



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Blogophilia Week 7.14 – Writer’s Choice Week!!

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 7 of our 14th year!
Woop, Woop! Enjoy the freedom – YOU choose a topic and a hard & easy bonus prompt – because it’s Writer’s Choice Week!

I think there’s something you should know
I think it’s time I told you so
There’s something deep inside of me
There’s someone else I’ve got to be
Take back your picture in a frame
Take back your singing in the rain
I just hope you understand
Sometimes the clothes do not make the man

All we have to do now
Is take these lies and make them true somehow
All we have to see
Is that I don’t belong to you
And you don’t belong to me yea yea
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom
You’ve gotta give for what you take
Freedom
Freedom
Freedom

“Freedom” by George Michael


ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group, so we don’t miss your post! Thanks for your cooperation!

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~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WEEK 6.14 JACKET WINNER~~

Week 6.14 Jacket Winner

May is on the horizon, and the Kentucky Derby is this Saturday! Congratulations to Dia Jade, who once again races across the finish line to claim the jacket another week in Blogophilia! But Irene Melgoza is gaining on her, chomping at the bit and only one point away from snagging the coveted leather! Lika Saliscente-Phipps is dreaming of her own successful run for the roses this week! Christopher Mitchell is lining up to make big moves on the racetrack, even though he just got done with a big move of his own! Lisa Conrad and Stormy Gail Dormire are digging their heels in, sweet talking to their horses to go faster! A HUGE welcome back to our writers Brian Dewald, Dave Coon (Nissmech/blue man) and Rutger Siskens (Ruggi)!!! It was a joy to read your work again. As we welcome May and warm weather with open arms, we wonder which horse will win the Kentucky Derby … who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Craig Fallon!!
Everyone could hear the REM music blasting “It’s the End of the World as we Know It,” but they didn’t catch Craig sprinting in the opposite direction to avoid suspicions! His stealthy speed is rewarded with the entire cache of 6 points!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by David Schrader and Christopher Mitchell!! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Lika Saliscente-Phipps!!
You probably couldn’t see her securely tucked away in her fallout shelter, but there was our very own Lika cooking up some delicious rations for the bomb raid refugees! She eludes everyone’s pointing fingers, and takes home a whooping 6 points!


Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “KABOOM!!”
Well now looky at that, Marvin finally got his Earth-shattering KABOOM! Christopher Mitchell, Irene Melgoza, Lika Saliscente-Phipps and Lisa Conrad predicted this explosion, taking cover from the alien bombs raining down! They each scoop up a souvenir piece of shrapnel worth 2 points!


Now, isn’t that lovely??

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Week 7.14 Picture

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 7.14 Topic: Writer’s Choice – meaning YOU choose or create the topic!

Hard Bonus (2 points): Writer’s Choice – meaning YOU choose a bonus prompt of your own!

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Writer’s Choice
– meaning YOU choose a bonus prompt of your own!

NOTE: You MUST indicate what your Writer’s Choice topic and two Bonuses are, in order to receive your 3 bonus points. Please write it out and highlight in your blog! Remember, even though Marvin is an alien, he does not have ESP LOL 😉

NOTE: This week’s picture is provided by Marvin.

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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, May 1, 2021. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
This week, there will be no guesses for the topic – since you are choosing your topic!
This week, there will be no guesses for the picture – since it is a Marvin picture!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

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Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Stormy Gail Dormire

Christine Wichman

Christopher Mitchell

Dia Jade

Brian Dewald

Michelle King

Irene Melgoza

David Schrader

Dave Coon

Tyler Myrth

Colleen Keller Breuning

Michael Wayne Engeseth

Lisa Conrad

Dahlia Ramone

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Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

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Week 6.14 Writer Points

74 Dia Jade
73 Irene Melgoza
71 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
70 Christopher Mitchell
69 Lisa Conrad
69 Stormy Gail Dormire
67 Christine Wichman
63 Colleen Keller Breuning
63 Tyler Myrth
57 Michelle King
50 Rebecca S. Revels
30 Dahlia Ramone
29 Jay Sole
12 Anita Bx
12 Jonathan Harvey
8 Rutger Siskens
7 Craig Fallon
6 David Coon
6 Joleene Naylor
5 Brian Dewald
2 David Schrader
2 Rebecca Grusendorf
1 Lissa Fallon



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Blogophilia Week 6.14 – Til the World Ends

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 6 of our 14th year!

That’s great! It starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
and Lenny Bruce is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs, don’t mis-serve your own needs
Speed it up a notch, speed, grunt, no strength
The ladder starts to clatter with fear of height, down height
Wire in a fire, representing seven games
In a government for hire and a combat site
Left of west and coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck

It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it
It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine…
~ by REM



ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!

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~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WEEK 5.14 JACKET WINNER~~

Week 5.14 Jacket Winner

Spring break is over, but Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon and Dia could look good in leather sipping on Margaritas. Congrats to Dia Jade, as she holds onto the leather jacket for yet another week in Blogophilia! Irene Melgoza has used her guessing skills to move closer to the coveted jacket! Stormy Gail Dormire is looking to get back into the mix, while Christine Wichman and Lisa Conrad are savoring 1800 and noshing on nachos to find the right guesses to propel them to the lead! All the Earthlings are waiting to find out … who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Irene Melgoza!!
Dia Jade knew Irene was ready for a road trip and they both drove off with 4 points!!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Dahlia Ramone and Rebecca S. Revels! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Tyler Myrth!!
Lika Saliscente-Phipps and Irene Melgoza both have seen Tyler trying to fit square pegs into round holes. All 3 of them hammered out 3 points each.

Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Square Peg!!”
Christopher Mitchell, Colleen Keller Breuning, and Lisa Conrad all knew that brick would never fit in that hole and earned a solid 3 points each.


Now, isn’t that lovely??

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Week 6.14 Picture



Ecrits Blogophilia Week 6.14 Topic:
Til the World Ends

Hard Bonus (2 points): Include the title of a Clive Cussler book

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Utilize a foghorn or whistle


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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, April 24 2021. Please continue to post links to your blogs on the Martien Ecrits Facebook page and/or the group Ecrits Blogophilia page, whichever site you are choosing to blog. It’s easier for us to track notifications on Facebook and helps us ensure we don’t miss your blog, whether they are on WordPress, Blogger, Heyspace, Facebook, etc. You may also post your blog link in the WordPress comment section below.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

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Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Dia Jade

Dave Coon

Tyler Myrth

Irene Melgoza

Brian Dewald (scroll down, its below Irene’s post)

Christopher Mitchell

Colleen Keller Breuning

Rutger Siskens

Michelle King

Stormy Gail Dormire

Christine Wichman

Lisa Conrad

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Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

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Week 5.14 Writer Points

65 Dia Jade
62 Irene Melgoza
60 Stormy Gail Dormire
58 Christine Wichman

58 Lisa Conrad
57 Christopher Mitchell
54 Colleen Keller Breuning
54 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
54 Tyler Myrth
50 Rebecca S. Revels

49 Michelle King
30 Dahlia Ramone
29 Jay Sole
12 Anita Bx
12 Jonathan Harvey
6 Joleene Naylor
2 Rebecca Grusendorf
1 Craig Fallon
1 Lissa Fallon

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Blogophilia Week 5.14 – Are We There Yet?

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 5 of our 14th year!

You’re sick of hangin’ around and you’d like to travel
Get tired of travelin’, you want to settle down
I guess they can’t revoke your soul for tryin’
Get out of the door and light out and look all around

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me
Other times, I can barely see
Lately, it occurs to me
What a long, strange trip it’s been

Truckin’, I’m a goin’ home
Whoa, whoa, baby, back where I belong
Back home, sit down and patch my bones
And get back truckin’ on

…The Grateful Dead



ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!

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~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WEEK 4.14 JACKET WINNER~~

Week 4.14 Jacket Winner


April Showers bring May Flowers! We can only hope that’s true! Congrats to Dia Jade, as she holds onto the leather jacket for yet another week in Blogophilia! But look out, Stormy Gail Dormire has slowly and steadily climbed the peak, and she’s within a mere point of grabbing that brass ring (errr jacket)!! Christine Wichman and Michelle King are admiring the beautiful spring flowers and meditating to find the right guesses to propel them to the lead! Irene Melgoza and Lisa Conrad are collaborating and plotting their next moves to take over the world! Enjoy the lovely spring weather, Earthlings, as we ponder the question… who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Joleene Naylor!!
Joleene has had her nose to the grindstone working on her mother’s tribute book, so nobody suspected she was behind the sunshine and daisies! She eludes their guesses and hits the jackpot with 6 points!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Tyler Myrth and Rebecca Grusendorf! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Michelle King!!
Aha! Michelle, Michelle, how does your garden grow? With sunshine, daisies and busy bees, and nobody guessed thee! Therefore, she takes home a wheelbarrow full of 6 points!

Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “busy bee!!”
We had two busy bees who were right on target – Irene Melgoza and Stormy Gail Dormire!! They both nail the phrase with their stingers intact, collecting a nifty 4 points apiece! Stormy gathers an additional point for including the phrase in her blog content!

Now, isn’t that lovely??

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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 5.14 Topic: Are We There Yet?

Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate 3 colors

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Include a Playing Card


Week 5.14. Picture

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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, April 17 2021. Please continue to post links to your blogs on the Martien Ecrits Facebook page and/or the group Ecrits Blogophilia page, whichever site you are choosing to blog. It’s easier for us to track notifications on Facebook and helps us ensure we don’t miss your blog, whether they are on WordPress, Blogger, Heyspace, Facebook, etc. You may also post your blog link in the WordPress comment section below.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

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Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Irene Melgoza

Dahlia Ramone

Dia Jade

Stormy Gail Dormire

Christopher Mitchell

Colleen Keller Breuning

Christine Wichman

Tyler Myrth

Jay Sole

Rebecca S. Revels

Lisa Conrad

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Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

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Week 4.14 Writer Points

52 Dia Jade
51 Stormy Gail Dormire
49 Christine Wichman
49 Michelle King
46 Irene Melgoza
46 Lisa Conrad
45 Christopher Mitchell
42 Colleen Keller Breuning
42 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
42Tyler Myrth
39 Rebecca S. Revels
20 Dahlia Ramone
20Jay Sole
12 Anita Bx
12 Jonathan Harvey
6 Joleene Naylor
2 Rebecca Grusendorf
1 Craig Fallon
1 Lissa Fallon

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Blogophilia Week 4.14 – Sunshine and Daisies

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 4 of our 14th year!


If I had a day that I could give you
I’d give to you a day just like today
If I had a song that I could sing for you
I’d sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high

~ “Sunshine on my Shoulders” by John Denver


Wishing you all a Happy Easter, Earthlings!!


ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE continue to post the link to your blog on either the Facebook Martien Ecrits timeline or the Ecrits Blogophilia group!!!!!! Thanks for your cooperation!

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~~CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WEEK 3.14 JACKET WINNER~~

Week 3.14 Jacket Winner

Happy Easter, Earthlings! We hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend. Congratulations to Dia Jade for winning the jacket this week! She is enjoying the warm sun and tropical flowers in the Florida weather. Christine Wichman takes a leap of faith and soars to second place, all the while as she decorates for Easter! … who will wear the jacket next week? Lisa Conrad and Stormy Gail Dormire are hiding colorful Easter eggs in the hopes they will capture the lead! Christopher Mitchell is settling into his new home and enjoying the view of spring flowers from his office. All the Blogophilians are whipping up their favorite Easter dinner and planning to go all out for points this week! The question in our minds today is … who will wear the jacket next week?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Stormy Gail Dormire!!
Everyone was so busy exploring pleasant spring things that they did not see that crafty Easter bunny Stormy hopping right by them! She takes home the whole kit and caboodle of 6 points!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Christopher Mitchell and Colleen Keller Breuning! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Lisa Conrad!!
Lisa stays hidden in the woods by her favorite fishing hole, eluding the guesses of the Blogophilians! Since nobody guessed she was behind the picture, she hits the jackpot and cashes in with 6 points!

Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Still Water(s)!!”
Christine gazed at the zen picture and focused on the still waters, knowing they run deep. She was the only one to hone in on the correct phrase, scooping up the entire cache of 6 points!


Now, isn’t that lovely??

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Ecrits Blogophilia Week 4.14 Topic: Sunshine and Daisies

Hard Bonus (2 points): Include a line from a Wall of Voodoo song

Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention your favorite animal


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PLEASE point out or highlight the bonuses within your blog content. It is so easy for us Martians to miss it completely!! And believe you us, we have missed these quite a few times!

Blogs must be submitted on or before Midnight (EST), Saturday, April 10 2021. Please TAG Martien Ecrits by including his name within your blog content. In doing so, your blog will show up on his timeline. You may also post your blog link in the comment section below and/or post your blog link on the group “Ecrits Blogophilia” page.

**THE GUESSING GAME**Who and What do you guess on????
Guess who submitted the TOPIC – one guess permitted!
Guess who submitted the PICTURE – one guess permitted!!
The SECRET PICTURE WORD/PHRASE!! 10 guesses permitted!! PICTURE PHRASE GUESSES CAN BE ANYTHING AT ALL, but remember you are limited to only TEN picture phrases guesses!!

ALL GUESSES MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR BLOG in order to count for points. Correct guessing means earning extra points and is so much fun, especially if you’d like to wear our leather jacket!! (No guessing yourself AT ALL – you can’t get points that way!!!)

What are you waiting for? Start Writing!!!

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Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Irene Melgoza

Christopher Mitchell

Jay Sole

Tyler Myrth

Colleen Keller Breuning

Dia Jade

Christine Wichman

Stormy Gail Dormire

Michelle King

Rebecca S. Revels

Lisa Conrad

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Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!

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Week 3.14 Writer Points

43 Dia Jade
40 Christine Wichman
37 Lisa Conrad
37 Stormy Gail Dormire
36 Christopher Mitchell
34 Michelle King
33 Colleen Keller Breuning
33 Irene Melgoza
33 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
31 Tyler Myrth
30 Rebecca S. Revels
20 Dahlia Ramone
12 Anita Bx
12 Jay Sole
12 Jonathan Harvey
1 Craig Fallon
1 Lissa Fallon



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