The Blogger Recognition Award

September 9, 2016


I’m so excited! First of all I want to thank Sascha Darlington for honoring me with such award. For me it is my first award ever, and I feel so happy that someone thought of me for the recognition that I will always be grateful to her, because it makes me aware of how relevant our readers and followers are, as she mentioned quoting her nominator, Michael J. Fite.

Same as herself, I am also surprised and moved of how great this community is, accepting and supporting each other. I completely agree with her words, “It’s like some of the best people have convened to share their talents with other appreciative people and not just their talents, but their comments and their time.” So true… and just wonderful!.

And, the same way she did, apart from Sascha, I also want to thank you everybody. Blogging it’s becoming a fascinating experience for me and it is all because of you: I couldn’t make it without you. Cheers!

What Are The Rules For The Blogger Recognition Award?

For all the nominees, here are the rules if you choose to accept:

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Give a brief story of how your blog started
  3. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  4. Thank whoever nominated you, and provide a link to their blog
  5. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.

How Did I Start Blogging?

Simply, I always wanted to share my interest about music and my collector’s obsession with someone else. In fact, with as many people as possible. I became co-founder of a p2p site called Hungercity, where I could satisfy such inclination. But since the site is now defuncted I was missing the contact with other people I could share my interests, including not only music, but movies, reading, poetry… and when somebody told me about the blogging expèrience, I didn’t doubt it for a second. Since then, I have learned a lot more than I ever thought I would and been inspired and supported by many of you. So, thanks to you, this is an ongoing passion.

Advice To New Bloggers

  1. Interact with your followers. If someone “likes” your post, try to reciprocate. Yes, I realize that it’s not always possible to do it immediately. But try to find as much time as you can for that and  make comments as often as you can.
  2. Pay attention to format and readability. (I know that this is a bit dryer than the previous advice I gave, but you will realize it’s nonetheless essential.) Break up huge paragraphs (this is a very important question to care about.) WordPress provides you with a nifty little “proofread writing” tool. It’s shown in this image:


It’s that highlighted box with the ABC and check mark. If you click on that before publishing, there’s a good chance you won’t publish anything misspelled. Unfortunately, as you may verify yourselves, it doesn’t add the words that you forget if you type too fast. And it doesn’t correct crazy wording, for which Sascha, from whom I borrowed these advices  (Thanks again, Sascha!,) can also attest.😉

Blogs I Nominate

Please accept this award, but know that you don’t have to. However, I appreciate all the kindness and support that you’ve shown to me. Many thanks.

  1. M.C. Tuggle, Writer
  2. MySestina
  3. Eyes + Words
  4. UniqueLoveHarmoney
  5. Writemebad
  6. Theherdlesswitch
  7. Johncoyote
  8. Simple Ula
  9. Sudden Denouement
  10. Rough & Ready Fiction
  11. Mandibelle16
  12. Theprancingponyblog
  13. Look Around!
  14. CollTales
  15. Lizalizaskysaregrey

Love Is Not All


The Awakening of Adonis – John William Waterhouse (1899)

Tonight I feel tired and it’s time for me to leave, heading for bed… I really need to hit my pillow. But as I feel a bit nostalgic and reading other bloggers’ poems and writings inspired me making me have some longing feelings, I just wanted to leave this impressive poem tonight, before I go:


Love Is Not All

Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love can not fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
It well may be that in a difficult hour,
Pinned down by pain and moaning for release,
Or nagged by want past resolution’s power,
I might be driven to sell your love for peace,
Or trade the memory of this night for food.
It well may be. I do not think I would.

Poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Form: Sonnet
The Hypnotist Collector

International Reading Year!

Sounds like an excellent idea!

charles french words reading and writing



There is nothing official about this, but at this blog, I am declaring that this whole year from September 6, 2016 to September 6, 2017 is International Reading Year! Care to join me and spread the word?

If you like this idea, please tell as many people as you can.

And thank you to various people in the blogging world for suggesting continuing National Read A Book day!



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La Cocina Bien Aseada

Estaba a punto de escribir un breve artículo sobre un vídeo de Bob Dylan que subió un amigo recientemente, pero luego me di cuenta de que no había limpiado mi cocina en profundidad desde hacía ya tiempo, ni siquiera la había ordenado convenientemente. Es por eso que pensé: “Es domingo, una buena ocasión para hacer un poco de limpieza en casa”, y sentí que debía comenzar con mis tareas de limpieza y dejar el artículo relacionado con las secuencias de vídeo para otro momento mas apropiado. Dylan puede esperar ;).

Así que dediqué algún tiempo a hacer lo que pensaba que debía hacer y era necesario, y finalmente terminé mi labor en la cocina. Me siento orgulloso al ver ahora el resultado de mi trabajo y por alguna razón pienso que sería una buena idea compartir aquí mi cocina bien aseada, tal como se ve ahora. Eso es lo que estoy haciendo, así al menos algunos de vosotros entenderéis mi buen humor de esta tarde 😂😂😂.


Así es como brilla ahora mismo el piso de la cocina en una tarde semi-nublada. La siguiente imagen os mostrará el aspecto que tiene toda ella después del zafarrancho 😜 …


Algunos de vosotros pensareis, “¿Qué nos importa a nosotros, realmente?” y “¿Por qué razón le interesa a él, al Coleccionista Hipnótico, mostrar estas imágenes de tan escasa calidad y baja resolución?” La razón es, simplemente, que me encanta ese impresionante blues de Robert Johnson, “Come On In My Kitchen”

Y mirando a mi  sucia y desordenada cocina, me acuerdo de la letra … “you better come on in my kitchen, ’cause it’s goin’ to be rainin’ outdoor (será mejor que entres en mi cocina, porque parece que va a llover ahí fuera.)”

El  Coleccionista Hipnótico

Clean Cut Kitchen

I was just going to write a brief article about a Bob Dylan video a friend of mine posted recently, but then I realized I had not cleaned up my kitchen in depth since a lot of time, nor even tidy it up conveniently. That’s why I thought, “It’s Sunday, a nice chance to do some homework,” and felt I should start with my cleaning tasks and leave the video footage related article for a more thoughtful moment. Dylan can wait ;).

So I spent some time doing what I thought I should do and was necessary, and I finally got my kitchen done. I feel proud to watch now the result of my work and for some reason I think it would be a nice idea to share my clean cut kitchen as it looks now. That’s what I’m doing, so some of you may understand my fine mood this afternoon 😂😂😂.


This is how the kitchen floor brights right now on a semi-cloudy evening. The next picture will show you the aspect it all has got after the gold rush 😜…


Some of you may think, “why do we really care?” and “for WHAT reason does it matter to him, TheHypnotistCollector, to show us these low resolution pictures?” The reason is simply that I love that awesome Robert Johnson blues, “Come On In My Kitchen”

And looking at my dirty untidy place I recall the lyrics… “you better come on in my kitchen, it is goin’ to be rainin’ outdoor.”

The Hypnotist Collector