Blogophilia Week 13.14 – Hiatus

This is Ecrits Blogophilia Week 13 of our 14th year! It is also the final week of Season 1 Year 14. Next week we will announce the Season 1 Champion for Year 14, and all accumulated points will be added to your lifetime Blogophilia points.





I just want to chill for a while, smell the roses, relax, and maybe do a little work on my spaceship so I can visit my homeland again… Perhaps I might even take a summer vacation to Venus or *gasp* fall in love?

Yes. Indeed. It has been 14 years, week after week with no break at all from hard work of running the group without any vacation – So I think I’m due for a hiatus! ” ~ Marvin & Commander K

To Our Dear Blogophilians: The topic today got us thinking that wouldn’t be such a bad idea – taking a short hiatus. No doubt, we have all been going through so much lately, with the COVID-19 pandemic last year spilling into this year wreaking havoc with our personal and work lives and our physical and mental health. Not to mention the difficulties with Facebook and the rocky transition over to WordPress. So we at the Marvin house are thinking maybe we all could use a little hiatus, and we have kind of hinted about it the past weeks with the topic choices. (Believe it or not – we are real people behind the scenes at Blogophilia, working hard each and every week and juggling the complexities of life — just like you!)

What do you think? You are all very important to us!!! Please let us know in the comments your thoughts, if it sounds good to take a little break for a bit. If you’re not comfortable with stating your thoughts or opinion publicly, you may send a DM to Marvin on Facebook.

We will be back next week to announce the Jacket Winner and Season 1 Year 14 champion, and we will keep you posted throughout the summer with updates on our return date. We would love if everyone to come back to Blogophilia refreshed, ready and eager for new writing challenges!! We love each and every one of you, so this break is not a decision we are taking lightly. Believe us, it is a subject that weighs very heavy on our hearts and minds, but we do think taking a breather would be a healthy move for us after 14 years of hard work. Thanks so much for your understanding and support!!

~~ With Love, The Marvin Martians

ATTENTION BLOGGERS: PLEASE 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!



June is finally here, and summer is only 2 weeks away! Congratulations once again to Christopher Mitchell, who continues his reign as the jacket winner this week! Irene Melgoza rises to second place, a mere point away from staking her claim to the top spot! Christine Wichman is eager to regain leather for those cool summer vacation nights! Lika Saliscente-Phipps is hoping she can conjure up the perfect phrase guess to carry her up the mountain! Colleen Keller Breuning is planting her summer garden and hoping for beautiful blooms! As we enter a summer hiatus, we’d like to thank each and every one of you who have faithfully participated, shared your writes every week and made this a true labor of love! It is our sincere hope that after a break this summer, we will all come back recharged, renewed and ready to write once again! So this week we know several questions are probably burning in your minds … Who will wear the jacket next week? Who will become Season 1 Year 14 Champion? When shall we return from hiatus?

Last week’s topic was submitted by Colleen Keller Breuning!!
Nary a soul saw Colleen sailing on past them as she reached for the clouds on her imaginary wings! She swoops in and scoops up all 6 points!

Last week’s bonus suggestions were provided by Irene Melgoza and Dia Jade!! They each receive 2 points for their contributions!!

Last week’s picture was submitted by Dahlia Ramone!!
Dahlia stumps everyone with the peaceful vacation vista! Nobody guessed she was responsible for the panoramic view, and she cashes in with all 6 points!

Marvin’s secret picture bonus criteria was “Lounge!!!”
Irene Melgoza is the only one to take notice of the inviting blue pillow lounge, where she promptly snuggles in for a summer snooze! She curls up with all 6 points as she sweetly slumbers!

Now, isn’t that lovely??


Ecrits Blogophilia Week 13.14 Topic: “Hiatus” (Provided by Marvin)
Hard Bonus (2 points): Share a ‘detailed fond memory’ of Marvin Martian, Commander K or anyone in the Blogophilia group (past or present)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Reveal your summer vacation plans

Week 13.14 Picture – Provided by Marvin

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, June 12, 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????
NOTE: This week, there will be no guesses for both the topic and the picture (both have been provided by Marvin)!
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!!!


Blogs Ready for Commentary:

Lika Saliscente-Phipps

Christine Wichman

Christopher Mitchell

Jay Sole

Dave Coon

Doris Emmett

Tyler Myrth

Irene Melgoza

Lia Cee

Brian Dewald

Michelle King

Colleen Keller Breuning

Rebecca S. Revels


Click here for Ecrits Blogophilia, and how it works!


Week 12.14 Writer Points

136 Christopher Mitchell
135 Irene Melgoza
133 Christine Wichman
129 Lika Saliscente-Phipps
127 Colleen Keller Breuning
125 Tyler Myrth
121 Dia Jade
104 Lisa Conrad
104 Michelle King
93 Stormy Gail Dormire
74 Rebecca S. Revels
70 Dahlia Ramone
35 Jay Sole
33 Dave Coon
29 Anita Bx
14 Brian Dewald
14 Michael Wayne Engeseth
12 Jonathan Harvey
10 David Schrader
8 Rutger Siskens
8 Violeta Tiumalu
7 Craig Fallon
6 Doris Emmett
6 Joleene Naylor
4 Rebecca Grusendorf
2 Elaine E. Chaix
1 Lissa Fallon

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20 Responses to Blogophilia Week 13.14 – Hiatus

  1. Good morning. A break? After all these years?

    Yeah, I can do that.

  2. likamarie says:

    Congratulations, Christopher!

    A break/hiatus… I’m good with doing weeklies, but, it’s been a thought that you’ve been doing this for 14 years, faithfully, with no break, adding up points, coming up with the parameters, etc… If you need to take that break, do it for yourself, you probably need it more than the rest of us! We have the option to not put an entry in, anytime we get too busy or overwhelmed with things to do.

  3. A well deserved break cannot be denied!! I fully support you having a hiatus Marvins!! But is it possible to post our Life time point roster before the departure? That would be wonderful to see after these 14 years! Thank you again for all you do and have done to keep this writing group rolling!! Hugs and Love to all of you!! Happy Writing to all as well!! Oh and Congrats Christopher!! 🙂

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  5. Irene Melgoza says:

    Congrats to Christopher! Marvin, a hiatus sounds great! YOU deserve a break…you do so much for this group. Happy writing to am my lovelies!

  6. bugsiboo33 says:

    I am all for you getting a vacation, mon ami!

  7. demme1954 says:

    I think you deserve a break & that you all are incredible 😍

  8. dahliaramone says:

    You definitely deserve a break! I completely understand and hope you have a fun and peaceful summer holiday.

    (I have a lot of past Blogo topics that I never got a chance to write on, so I have that to pull from as time allows). (((hugs)))

  9. Absolutely take a break. You definitely deserve it. Take it easy, don’t you stress. 14 years, you’re incredible. Thank you, thank you for all you’ve done over the years. ❤

  10. Dave Coon says:

    Marvin, you have been the most dedicated martian I have ever met! You do deserve a break and I hope all goes well for you. I have been absent lately due to mind issues. Whenever I read or write my mind wanders away without my realizing it. My apologies to the group and you Marvin for my absence. I do hope to still be around when your vacation is over. Thank you for all you have done.

  11. Oh Marvin!!!!!!!! *sad tears* I just want to send the biggest hugs and love to you & Commander K for working so hard to bring these challenges to us for 14 years! I can only imagine the hard work, so you do deserve a break after so long. *Fingers crossed that you will come back!*

    I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart…. you have kept me writing consistently for the entire 14 years and I’m truly grateful for that. But most of all, I am especially grateful for the friendships and love shared within this amazing group! xoxo ❤ ❤

  12. Dia Jae says:

    I hope you have a much deserved break. I hope you are able to take lots of pictures, and create wonderful memories.

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