Kev's Stuff

Thoughts and Expressions

Welcome!

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Hi, my friends call me Kev. When I started this blog in 2012, I simply posted some old stuff that I had written years ago. I had no idea if anyone would like my stuff or not. Since then, I have been totally blown away by the support I have received from my fellow bloggers.
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In 2013 I became a published author. My works can be found on my publications page. Please check it out.
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I am also a musician. I write all of my own songs. Links to YouTube and other accounts I have can be found to the right of this page.
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I have the greatest blogging community that anyone could wish for. They are the most important part of my blog. They are experienced professional bloggers and beautiful people with a lot to offer. If not for them, my blog would not be what it is today. I have found their posts to be very inspiring, thought-provoking and soul-lifting. Please check them out.
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I have made several changes to my blog as of late. I have added a couple of new pages since I last updated this page. The pages I have added are: Copyright, Anti-Bullying and the Author Interviews and Contact Info. I have deleted a number of categories due to starting a new blog that focuses on my music:  http://kevsmusicblog.wordpress.com/ 
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You can read the description of each category by hovering with your mouse. Due to a suggestion from my friend, Roughseas, I have added another category (Places) with a subcategory (Vacations, Holidays and Trips.) Roughseas suggested I write about the places I have lived. So I thought adding these categories would be a good start.
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Finally, I would like to add that this is now an AWARD-FREE blog and I have taken off the “like” button. I already know how much my fellow bloggers appreciate my work and I’m content with that.
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Thank you all for your kind comments and support.
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:) Happy Blogging! :)

386 Comments »

  1. Hi, Kev. Your approach to writing as outlined is good. Now, I’ll check out some of your categories.

    Comment by Mary Gilmartin | 14/01/2013 | Reply

  2. Thanks Mary. A bit late noticing this. However, I hope you are enjoying my work and keeping up on Miedo as that seemed to move you the most. Thanks again. :)

    Comment by Kev | 08/03/2013 | Reply

  3. Kev, I nominated you for an award and hope you have a chance to check it out and pass the torch to other up and coming bloggers! http://twentysomethinganecdotes.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/blogs-worth-mentioning/

    Comment by Kat Ogilvie | 20/08/2013 | Reply

    • Thanks Kat! I really appreciate it. I’m checking out right now!

      Comment by Kev | 20/08/2013 | Reply

  4. Kev, Very nice blog! I am pleased to follow, and I will return often.
    Garry

    Comment by GarryRogers | 03/09/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you very much!

      Comment by Kev | 03/09/2013 | Reply

  5. Hi Kev,
    Thanks for liking my post and visiting my blog. I am looking forward to checking out your work! I like your philosophy.

    Comment by dweezer19 | 03/09/2013 | Reply

    • You’re welcome and thank you. :)

      Comment by Kev | 03/09/2013 | Reply

  6. Thanbks kindly for your “like” of my short story “Pastime” on Tales for Life. I appreciate your visit. Looks like you are enjoying success–best of good fortune to you!

    Comment by Cynthia Guenther Richardson | 06/09/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you I shall be sure to revisit you.

      Comment by Kev | 06/09/2013 | Reply

  7. Good stuff.

    Comment by Kenton Lewis | 10/09/2013 | Reply

    • Thanks!

      Comment by Kev | 10/09/2013 | Reply

  8. Hiya Kev! Nice to meet you. Many thanks for following mine and good lucky with the creativity :)

    Comment by restlessjo | 11/09/2013 | Reply

  9. Thank you for liking a post on my blog. I look forward to following yours.

    Comment by drewdog2060drewdog2060 | 12/09/2013 | Reply

    • You’re welcome!

      Comment by Kev | 12/09/2013 | Reply

  10. Hi Kev, I like your principles since they are like mine, Follow back, reply to comments and just common courtesy. :-) Great, old fashioned values. :-)

    Comment by LucyPireel | 22/09/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you ever so much. I like your 9/11 post.

      Comment by Kev | 22/09/2013 | Reply

      • It is of my distinguished guest Alan Jankowski, but I’m very happy he chose my blog to host it. :-)

        Comment by LucyPireel | 22/09/2013 | Reply

  11. blogging is a great way to keep it fresh and have fun. Im not sure if I would have revisited poetry as a writer had I not started blogging.

    Thanks for your follow
    happy to meet you

    Comment by moondustwriter | 22/09/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise!

      Comment by Kev | 22/09/2013 | Reply

  12. gong back to what you wrote previously and reading it as though you are a stranger is a strong motivator for improving one’s writing

    Comment by SidevieW | 25/09/2013 | Reply

    • Absolutley! I find it to be an imperative for a writer to do this. Good point!

      Comment by Kev | 25/09/2013 | Reply

  13. Thank you kindly for the “like” of my short story. I’ve looked through your blog but am confused–are you only blogging excerpts from your novels? They aren’t my reading genre but it is all interesting stuff. I can see the value of promotion in this way! Best wishes!

    Comment by Cynthia Guenther Richardson | 26/09/2013 | Reply

    • I liked what you wrote. I try to vary my reading. Besides you like poetry and prose also. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the same thing I write about to get my interest. Simply accept it for what it is: A like.

      Comment by Kev | 26/09/2013 | Reply

      • No problem–accepted it the first time. Cheers!

        Comment by Cynthia Guenther Richardson | 27/09/2013 | Reply

        • Actually, you did me a favour. After viewing my blog again I realized it was looking too much like an advert rather than a writing blog. I would be confused too! I’ve just spent the last couple of hours cleaning it up so it looks like a writers blog again. One can actually SEE my posts now. So thank you. lol

          Comment by Kev | 27/09/2013 | Reply

  14. Good for you, Kev! :)

    Comment by LFFL | 28/09/2013 | Reply

  15. You are a talented and diligent young man, sir!

    Comment by David Emeron | 30/09/2013 | Reply

    • Now what does one say to that? Thanks, a lot! :)

      Comment by Kev | 30/09/2013 | Reply

  16. A young friend of mine shared your story with me. Might I suggest you “tease” a bit more? People will be drawn in; and if they are not, they are missing a good story! Take a look, if you have time, at this teaser by another talented young (when compared to me) author:

    Consider if you will, not so much the length, but the nature of the story unravelled for the reader. I couldn’t help but click “buy.” when I read that teaser. I am, as much as I can be, suggesting as a reader and not a writer. And this, even though I tend to caution people to avoid advice from amateur writers (such as I.) Even so, none of us can truly take off his “writer’s hat,” so to speak, but… well… we can try : )

    Comment by David Emeron | 30/09/2013 | Reply

    • I am always open to suggestions. Thank you very much David!

      Comment by Kev | 30/09/2013 | Reply

  17. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading your stories!

    Comment by madaboutyoulady | 02/10/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise! :)

      Comment by Kev | 02/10/2013 | Reply

  18. Hi Kev, thanks for following my blog and visiting often. I really appreciate it. I just wish folks felt more inclined to leave a comment. Your blog looks great! Much luck to you in all your endeavors!

    Comment by dweezer19 | 06/10/2013 | Reply

    • I hope you’re not giving up.

      Comment by Kev | 06/10/2013 | Reply

      • “Never give up. Never surrender!” Commander Peter Quincy Taggert of the NSEO Protector. ( courtesy Galaxy Quest 1999) 😉

        Comment by Anonymous | 06/10/2013 | Reply

  19. Well … what can I say, but thanks for the follow to my blog. Really appreciate your support. Take care.

    Comment by Neville Eric Copperstone | 06/10/2013 | Reply

  20. Hello Kev – thank you so much for visiting and blog and for the follow! I appreciate that very much and look forward to reading more of your writings.
    cate b :D

    Comment by cate b | 09/10/2013 | Reply

    • Most welcome! Thanks also.

      Comment by Kev | 09/10/2013 | Reply

  21. congratulations for your success in becoming a published author! May it become a habit!

    Comment by Sharmishtha | 10/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by, viewing my work and leaving kind comments. I am enjoying your blog as well.

      Comment by Kev | 10/10/2013 | Reply

  22. Thanks for your interest in “Tails from Paris”. We’re now following your blog.

    Hey ! You know you can treat yourself with a little trip to Paris if you feel like it : http://sousnoscouettes.com/

    And you’re back for dinner : we promise !

    Alix & Roxane

    Comment by Tails from Paris | 12/10/2013 | Reply

  23. Hello Kev, it is nice to meet you. Thank you for following my blog! See you soon. :)

    Comment by Ms. Vee | 14/10/2013 | Reply

    • You’re most welcome Ms.Vee. I look forward to sharing!

      Comment by Kev | 14/10/2013 | Reply

      • I am looking forward to reading more of your writings.

        Comment by Ms. Vee | 14/10/2013 | Reply

  24. Hallo Kev, nice to meet you :)

    Comment by Ina | 15/10/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise! :)

      Comment by Kev | 15/10/2013 | Reply

  25. Nice to meet you Kev!

    Comment by Shanice Nicole | 16/10/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise! :)

      Comment by Kev | 16/10/2013 | Reply

  26. Thanks for the follow, Kev. I look forward to reading your works.

    Comment by Michael Genford | 16/10/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise! :)

      Comment by Kev | 17/10/2013 | Reply

  27. Hey Kev, thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it! Bex

    Comment by The Savvy Senorita | 17/10/2013 | Reply

    • Likewise! :)

      Comment by Kev | 17/10/2013 | Reply

  28. Hey Kev,
    Thanks for the visit and the follow! I will be snooping around on your blog if you don’t mind. ;)
    Lots of love,
    Patty

    Comment by petitemagique | 17/10/2013 | Reply

    • I’ll be honoured to have you “snooping” around my blog lol

      Comment by Kev | 18/10/2013 | Reply

  29. Hi Kev, What a busy person you seem to be…I will have to come back a few times to check out your blog. Thank you for visiting mine and following. I am honoured. Oliana

    Comment by Tracesofthesoul | 18/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you! Yes, I do keep myself busy. Thanks for noticing!

      Comment by Kev | 18/10/2013 | Reply

  30. Thanks for signing up for my blog. You have an interesting blog. I will be back to read and experience more of it.
    Isadora

    Comment by Inside the Mind of Isadora | 19/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you also. I shall be doing likewise. :) I look forward to sharing.

      Comment by Kev | 19/10/2013 | Reply

  31. Congrats on the book publishing!!!!

    Comment by Kim Raya | 20/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you very much…you may find this book interesting since you study narcissism. As a clue, I will tell you. I am Miedo.

      Comment by Kev | 20/10/2013 | Reply

      • Curious to give it a read…I’ll keep it on my immediate wish list :)

        Comment by Kim Raya | 20/10/2013 | Reply

        • Great! I would be equally as curious to see what kind of psychological disorder you would attribute to Miedo, if any at all. ;)

          Comment by Kev | 20/10/2013 | Reply

        • You will be able to download Miedo for free this weekend. ;)

          Comment by Kev | 23/10/2013 | Reply

          • Great! I’ll make a note :) Thanks!

            Comment by Kim Raya | 24/10/2013 | Reply

  32. Hello and thanks for finding the time
    http://www.beeseeker.wordpress.com

    Comment by beeseeker | 22/10/2013 | Reply

    • You’re welcome!

      Comment by Kev | 23/10/2013 | Reply

  33. Many thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! I hope you will return again soon and often. I will enjoy being part of your followers as well! Namaste. . . . . .

    Comment by annetbell | 22/10/2013 | Reply

    • :)

      Comment by Kev | 23/10/2013 | Reply

  34. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    Comment by Ajaytao2010 | 23/10/2013 | Reply

  35. Thank you so much for your visit and for following my blog :) Welcome to the Pack! lol Do feel free to join us for the next New Moon Howl :) Great blog you have here :)

    Comment by europasicewolf | 24/10/2013 | Reply

  36. Wonderful story and blog you have here. Thanks for the visit and follow. Wishing you all the best with your books! ~ Mary

    Comment by My Tropical Home | 25/10/2013 | Reply

  37. Thank you for visiting my blog! :-)

    Comment by bareyournaketruth | 25/10/2013 | Reply

  38. Just happened to run into your blog. You have got a beautiful space running here. Loved some of your write-ups. Its very subtle. I can see from the amazing quality of your writing that I shall very much enjoy your blog-space here.

    Comment by Prasad | 27/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you very much! :)

      Comment by Kev | 27/10/2013 | Reply

  39. Good luck to ya Kev, enjoy the ride.

    Comment by eriklehman | 27/10/2013 | Reply

    • Cheers mate, likewise!

      Comment by Kev | 27/10/2013 | Reply

  40. Thanks for dropping by!

    Comment by Miro | 27/10/2013 | Reply

    • Always a pleasure! Thank you also.

      Comment by Kev | 27/10/2013 | Reply

  41. Thanks for liking my blog. I will like your too. I love writers.;-)

    Comment by heiditassone | 28/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thanks! :)

      Comment by Kev | 28/10/2013 | Reply

    • Most welcome!

      Comment by Kev | 28/10/2013 | Reply

  42. Thanks for the follow, I really appreciate it. You have a lovely blog. Keep up the writing.
    -Brett

    Comment by Brett | 28/10/2013 | Reply

    • Cheers Brett!

      Comment by Kev | 28/10/2013 | Reply

  43. Rich at Brainsnorts loves creative writing. http://brainsnorts.com/ Tell him I sent you.

    Comment by aFrankAngle | 28/10/2013 | Reply

    • I’ll check him out now…thanks!

      Comment by Kev | 28/10/2013 | Reply

  44. Thank you for visiting and liking my blogs. That photo looks chilling. Glad I live in Florida.
    Happy Halloween
    hugs Heidi

    Comment by heiditassone | 29/10/2013 | Reply

    • I love the snow…but I don’t like the cold…go figure! :)

      Comment by Kev | 29/10/2013 | Reply

  45. Hey thanks Kev for visiting my blog! It’s a dream of mine too to become a published author, and I’m quite inspired to see that you have achieved that dream. It encourages me to continue pursuing :-)

    Comment by catherinejoy33 | 29/10/2013 | Reply

    • Please do and good luck! :)

      Comment by Kev | 29/10/2013 | Reply

  46. Kev, thanks for coming over to my blog. You are very active on your blog. I love the setup and layout. I am in college full time at age 46 to get BA in Bus. MGMT. I love being here. England is far from Chicago but we can keep connected. My book reviews are at http://professionalbookreviews.net Jackie

    Comment by Jackie Paulson | 30/10/2013 | Reply

    • Wow! I just checked out your link. It’s pretty impressive! You are indeed a long way from home…I’ve never actually been to Chicago. I live in KY for eight years and AZ for eleven and I’ve been around a bit. I very nearly went to Chicago to do some studying…still wish I had. lol

      Comment by Kev | 30/10/2013 | Reply

  47. Just bought your book on my kindle…will do review soon, Jackie Paulson

    Comment by Jackie Paulson | 30/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thank you very much! :)

      Comment by Kev | 30/10/2013 | Reply

  48. Hey Hey, nice meeting you here! Just wanted to say hi and thanx for stopping by and reading my posts..Im in love with writing too, so i guess we have some stuff to share..

    Comment by Ginger | 30/10/2013 | Reply

    • We sure do and I look forward to sharing with you! :)

      Comment by Kev | 30/10/2013 | Reply

  49. i ADDED YOU TODAY TO GOOGLE + AND EMAILED YOU, bLESSINGS jACKIE

    Comment by Jackie Paulson | 30/10/2013 | Reply

    • Thanks. :)

      Comment by Kev | 30/10/2013 | Reply

  50. Hey Kev – thanks so much for following me on Cold.

    Comment by victoriadougherty | 01/11/2013 | Reply

    • You’re welcome, you have a great blog!

      Comment by Kev | 01/11/2013 | Reply


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