About

Yas Niger is a male Nigerian writer and poet of Hausa origins, has written unprofessionally for over two decades, prior to publishing.

A trained educationist, activist and social media commentator who writes fictional works on contemporary African and world issues, advocating civilized virtues. With a preference for simple poetry and unconventional literary prose, he writes in a removed assertive manner, reflecting on everyday secular relationships.

In a removed assertive manner, Yas reflects on secular relationships, as they relate to everyday living.

Witty Written Works mainly feature poems.
ENJOY.

Β© YAS (2011)

507 thoughts on “About”

  1. juyjuy said:

    Hello! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ll read your poems in a bit. :))

  2. Jen Thompson said:

    Hi thanks for subscribing to my blog. I look forward to perusing your blog and reading your work! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi, thanks for subscribing to my blog. You are very creative. I look forward to checking out more of your work!

  4. Thanks for your comment. I have scanned your cover page and enjoy your flow of things. I am going to peruse at better length soon. I am just getting better hang of this community-through-tagging well thing. I’ve been fairly isolated on my little blog. again, thanks πŸ™‚ it is nice to find people who are writers.

    • Thank you, philosophywithfries. Now that is a mouthfull! Philosophy-with-fries!

      • a little more info perhaps than was asked about, and i suppose i should TELL people this one day …
        It’s from a song lyric:

        “so what’s a world that likes a side of fries with its philosophy /
        gonna offer me in times of bread and water
        – when all the world has been poisoned, my friend …
        and it’s our fault, our responsibility …?”

      • wHmmmm…. I guess that song gives credence to what some old greek thinker said about Philosophy being guide of life. Quite imaginative! I’m a combination of my initials Y.A.S. & the name of the river my country is Christened after; NIGER…. YASNIGER!

  5. Thanks for liking my post on the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’ve often wished I could write poetry so I’m envious, and appreciative, of your work.
    Take care,
    Dwayne

  6. Hey there, Yasniger!

    Thanks for stopping by. Every time someone read, likes or (imagine) follows my writing, I feel awfully special. “What Do You Tell a Son?” was gripping, and I’m looking forward to your writing. Thank you!

  7. the story about the girl who has the world to call her own. yet waits endlessly fruitlessly in desolate lonely place for a lover who never arrives is supurb. could one ever have it all!

  8. Hi there, Yasniger,

    Thanks so much for your visit and for following! I look forward to reading through your blog, as well! πŸ™‚
    Lauren

  9. Thank you, Yasniger, for the like and for following!

    I read and enjoyed “And the Mother Died,” and I look forward to reading the rest of your work.

    TJ

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Peace & blessings πŸ™‚

  11. Thanks for the Like and the follow of my blog too!

  12. you probably saw the movie the last king of scotland. this portrait depicts mostly yesterday’s situation. thank you for liking it

  13. Thanks for following my blog

  14. Thanks for the LIKE of my latest blog post and for the follow. Hope you are having an inspirational year so far.

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Love your complexity:) My favorite prose to write is poetry so I have a fondness for the very original or dark (that’s what I typically write). You are very creative and hope you will find my blog an inspiration as you evolve as an artist!

    • Poetry is inspirational and it captivates the imagination. It is always a pleasure to converse and interact with people who share my passion for writing. Thank you for your kind words. You encourage me further. I’ll certainly let you know my views on your blog soon. Stay in touch. Cheers!.

  16. Hi there,

    I like your blog and I enjoy what I’ve been reading so far. Now I’d like to kindly invite you to visit my blog and have a joyful ride there. πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful day, my lovely friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

    • Thank you for all your kind words. You are most encouraging. I’ll certainly visit your blog and let you know my thoughts on your posts. Cheers my friend!

  17. Hi Yasinger,

    I think you’re blog is pretty cool too so I’m passing on a Versatile Blogger Award to you. Check out my post to learn more if you want to participate: http://wp.me/p1B9zn-8C If you choose to not participate, that’s cool too. I’ve added you to my blogroll so that visitors to my site can find their way to your blog.

    • Oh thank you Nicole! This Award is another pleasant surprise. I do accept whole heartedly. I’m honoured to be considered worthy amongst the awardees.

  18. Hi Yasniger, thanks for checking out my blog. You suggest here that English isn’t your first language…if that’s the case, I’m really impressed!

  19. Hello! Thank you for visiting and following my blog! You seem to be very thoughtful and perceptive–qualities required of a poet!

  20. Hello. Thanks for visiting my blog! ^-^ Hope there is something we can learn from each other ^-^

  21. Hello, Y.A.S., and thank you very kindly for following my blog. I’ll enjoy exploring yours!

  22. Thanks for following my blog. I’ll give you a little publicity on it in a bit.

  23. Dear reader,
    This is a late β€œThank You Note” -as I have been very busy lately-for your having taken the time to appreciate my writing post.
    May your writing make a better person out of you.
    Sam.
    https://sam1000000.wordpress.com.

    • And this is An Early Thank You!

      It is coincidentally very timely too! I just went through a very horrid experience in a matter of two days & came out of it remarkably well. I was robbed of my laptop with all my work in it, lost my phone with all my numbers in it as well & I had to tow a friends car I borrowed. All on the first day! Second day was spent trying to get the car fixed, get a new phone fitted & a new laptop connected on-line while nursing the most painful tooth & headache ever. I SURVIVED feeling dejected, washed up & totally spent!!! So I re-read my Breast Of Doom from my blog on-line & felt lucky. Yes! May my writing make a better person of me…. Amen to THAT. Oh Say it Again, Sam. Thank you Sir!

  24. love the title Breast of Doom; thanks for liking Sorry Gnat; will be reading you; regards of the best kind

  25. Thanks for visiting my blog “Eyes to Heart” and liking my post “A Mini Trip …” … The most important thing is to be true to your own voice. … Be well, Dorothy πŸ™‚

  26. Thank you a hundred times for stopping by and visiting my blog, for it has allowed me to become a follower of yours! I have thoroughly enjoyed what I have read so far, and anticipate even more.
    Rhonda

    • Rhonda, I just replied your comment on my post… & I feel you have a story to tell too; your referring to a similar history to the tale in my story hinted of that. I`m delighted to have you following my blog. Cheers!

      • I am delighted also. I think the fact that I am an ‘old soul’ is likely the reason I was chosen to curate the history of my family. Perhaps there is a touch of the “old woman” in me…I do not know. I use the sense of ‘closeness’ with my ancestors as a bridge to keep my family connected. One day, perhaps, I will be able to go to that place where I can “be” with them and start to share that in such a way that the family can feel it the way I do and I can only hope to express it the way you have.

      • My uncle just self-published his authobiography & though it doesn`t go beyond my grandfather, it still reads like someone elses history not mine. He is only the 2nd oldest person still alive in our family. He did justice to the story & we`re very appreciative of what he had done. I`m certain your family will warm on it.

  27. You could perhaps take a page from your Uncle’s book…go beyond the Grandfather…hopefully to reach the point where the history “is yours”. There are many that were not there…but that does not mean we “were not there”! I know it is a lifelong pursuit, and one must be willing to lose oneself in the process, but it’s really an amazing journey.
    R

    • Oh I have every intention of doing just that. Like you rightly said, it is a life long activity & I have to make a thorough job of it to. I am looking forward to it.

      • That’s good to hear. Best of luck in your journey!

      • Thank you. I am kind of concerned with the way it will go down with the rest of the family. You see my uncle had obviously concentrated on his activities, it being his autobiography & all, as such he mainly wrote about aspects of our family history that concerned him & his branch off the family! I would want to do a more wholistic take on the family history & I worry that it would be construed as merely sounding off my own branch of the family; besides I will really hope my true intentions are not that selfish. What do you think Rhonda

  28. As one who has already begun this journey I can say this…you will find that some of your family members may bristle at the idea of putting it all out there, will want to control certain aspects, want something included or excluded. Don’t get caught up in any of it. As you go along, and have a clear path in your mind of how you want to proceed…do it. If you have the information you need without going to others, that’s fine. Follow your path and when you come to the here and now and that part of the journey is finished, sit with your family and explain that nothing, absolutely nothing, you have put to paper was intended to hurt….only to document so we don’t forget and so we appreciate where we come from. Show them your heart and in doing so, they may show you theirs. As to the “one sided” nature of things…we can only do what we can do. I, like you, dealt with the “house of my mother”. That doesn’t mean I don’t think my father’s side has less value…I just had more information to use from the other side. There is nothing selfish about what you are doing! Remember why you are doing it. Does that help?

    • It does! A whole lot too! Well like i said, that is all for the future but I intend to start off now, feeling out & getting material from others without letting out what its about. Good thing my blog is under an Alias…. eh! So I will make out to be discussing my uncle`s work; it only just got published early this year. Its 740 pages long & I only just finished reading it myself. So I know a whole lot of the family are yet to be done with it. It is the perfect setting, I will seek opinions in conversations & ask questions for clarity, demand indept explainations & further insight or details for aspects ignored or not thoroughly explored in my uncle`s effort. Thanks for doing this Rhonda

  29. You are very welcome. It’s a huge undertaking, but I think you will get so much out of it…and so will your family. Use the web as much as you can, this is the information age and there is tons of THAT stuff out there! πŸ™‚ If you ever feel overwhelmed…walk away from it for a bit, then go back to it. Don’t give up. All the best!

  30. I am indeed glad I foind you… Thanks Rhonda! Take care of you

  31. Thanks for the follow! I look forward to reading your work.

    • Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe

  32. Hi Yas, thank you so much for taking the time read my work and follow it. I hope to read more of your own writing, as well!

  33. Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to visit mine Yasniger. I am always happy to see your face on my page. Thanks for liking my latest posts…how are you doing? I think of you often.
    Rhonda

  34. As it happen, I did have one very healthy conversation. I think the two of you should meet. Different dilemmas, but perhaps kindred souls. If you are intrigued, let me know and I shall introduce you two. So glad you are here.
    R

    • `Different dilemmas` ~ hmmmm sounds poetic already! Just kidding. Sure….certainly! But only if this person wants to hook up too & it would be nice if you could tag along too. Looking forward to it already.

      • It’s funny, I really don’t know what it is about the two of you…there really is not connection that is obvious. It’s just a strange feeling I have. You live in different countries, you are searching for your past; he is trying to leave his behind. His love of music motivates him to leave a legacy to his son; your love of the written word motivates you to find the legacy that was left to you. So you see, it’s not an obvious connection…but I do have a feeling. Can’t explain, can’t say I’m always right, but I know that I think of you when I have contact with him. Odd, but there it is. I would invite you peruse his site first, and allow you to decide if you think it something worth your while. Also, just so you know, I connected with him through my other blog, Boys To Men, not Help Me Rhonda. Just thought you should know our connection. He found me through a post I did on bullying, as he was a victim in his youth, and we went from there. Am I strange or what? πŸ™‚
        Rhonda

      • Boys to Men, what a perfect coinage for our friendship it will be! I will look it up & find this (nameless) Chap who loves music & wants to leave some to his son but not his past, which he wants to leave behind., Cheers

  35. I’m sorry, I did forget to leave you that piece of information! His site is
    http://thelastsongiheard.wordpress.com/
    If you feel inclined.
    Always, R

  36. Glad to see you friend. Hope my little ant and 3 men saga bring a smile to your day. Hope you are well.
    Rhonda

    • It did! Caught it earlier on & shared it with my visiting teenage niece. She was all…., Oh We Brainy Women!….. naturaly ….. & I was like…. Rubbish! Its a woman telling the story. So we ended up with me….hopelessly, trying to tell a different (Pro Male) version of the story to fit the pictures. We had fun at it! It is always fun to have her over. I had a wonderful evening with her as always.

      Looked up you Musical buddy. Very colourful site he has there & his knowledge of music is breath taking. I am sort of a music fan myself! It would be nice to link up with him sometime; probabily on your blog. I am having a hard time finding your other blog…. Boys to men! Send a link, if you please. Cheers

  37. That is so great about you and your niece making up your own story from a man’s perspective! I can only imagine. Tell her to always believe women are naturally brainy (even if YOU don’t believe it). It will keep her from ending up with someone who doesn’t appreciate such things.
    I agree with you on Mr. Barlett’s knowledge of music. i thought music was a huge part of my life…seems nothing compared to his. There is a link to my other blog through my gravitar…but here it is for you: http://boys-to-men.net/
    It has been terribly neglected lately, I had such good intentions when I began it. I will return to it in the near future…it is something I feel strongly about, just need to find whatever it is I need to jump back in. Glad you stopped in to chat, always look forward to it.
    Rhonda

    • Will always have time to chat…… might be late, but always! My niece is delightful & I am very hopeful she will fulfill the promise she radiates. Thanks for keeping in touch. Nice of you.

  38. Jueseppi B. said:

    Amazing, someone who lives in Africa, sticking his nose in American politics, and being an ignorant racist to boot. I am not surprised you are in Africa spewing racist ideas about our Black American President….this from a country who elected Frederik Willem de Klerk. As Minister of National Education, de Klerk was a supporter of segregated universities, and as a leader of the National Party in Transvaal, he was not known to advocate reform.

    And you had the nerve to accuse POTUS Obama of being a person with no morals and changing sides to be politically acceptable?

    What a fuckin joke you are.

    • Look who is here….. surprise! Firstly, welcome & do feel free to say any thrashy unpleasantries here because nobody will mind. I will not thrash your comments, I will be honoured to have you querying my efforts.

      That said….Now you do have a map or an atlas or one of those round blue globes that spins round & round! Look for the motherland AFRICA (Basic junior high stuff really) Look to the west of the middle of the continient, look for NIGERIA. Ah…. thats where I am, not South Africa. The last white man to hold public office here was in the 1960s, when the British ruled our shores. How are you doing!

  39. Hey YAS, good to see you. Glad you liked my little shower scene. But it’s TRUE! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Rhonda, I just commented on your little shower post & now that I know your mother reads our comments too….. I WILL REMEMBER TO BEHAVE! (Laughs)

  40. I can not tell if you are being serious or not. LOL

    • That is the idea…….. OMG! I didnt just admit to hearing you say your (Mum enjoys a good shower)!

      Now do you know if I`m serious….. naughty Naughty

      • lol…ok. I usually don’t need an explanation for humor, but I guess throwing mother in the mix…mixed me up! lol

      • It is a strange thing isn`t it….. I have always marveled at how easily a miscontrued cherry joke can as easily be considered offensive

      • I know right? Some people need to learn the art of the “double entrendre” which are my favorites. (just, apparently not when my mother is thrown in the mix). haha.

      • You got that right! Ordinarily, I would have been a lot more uncomfortable when you brought your mother into the mix; its an African thing!
        But I had a lot of practice from The overwhelming Western Culture influence TV, book & the internet mainly, has exposed my own culture to in these more modern times.

      • Busy day, My kid sister (Fully Grown woman but kid to me) is moving out of my place and into her new place tomorrow morning & like in your little picture story & because I am the only guy in house, I get to do most of the heavy lifting, My delightful niece (Her daughter) is enjoying herself trying to be you! It is not so funny for me today. Tomorrow promises to be tough.

  41. I have all the faith that you will be the best burden baring brother known to sisterhood. Extend an invite to your niece to reach out and chat with me any time she feels the need to engage in smart conversation with a “woman” as opposed to an “uncle”!!! Best of luck tomorrow…don’t strain anything!
    R

    • You never know with teenagers, do you? Hope have some of yours because this might burst your bubbles. I showed my niece your ‘invite’ & she shunned it with an outright “I won’t be caught dead with that oldies stuff!” Ha! So much for ‘Smart Women Conversation’. Sorry about that! But she is a good girl really! I guess the strain of all the moving work got to her. I did catch her joking with their new neighbour’s cute son about me having my “nose stuck in a phone romance.” I whistled by like a deaf mute but she sensed I heard & in a sort of apologetic rethink she offered me a piece of chicken extra at lunch & actually pointed out that she’s certain you’re using a  Black Berry too & we could chat that way too! Now if by any chance that is true, then this is an invite too!

  42. Fear not YAS, I raised 2 sons, both in their 20’s now, so totally get the ‘teenage’ thing. Though I do think girls tongue’s are a bit sharper and better pointed than boys at that age. It’ll serve her well later in life if she uses it wisely. That she will learn how to do with time.

    As to the Black Berry….you can tell her “this oldie” has no hand held device in her possession that is smarter than she is! I use my laptop almost exclusively, or in conjunction w/my desktop.if I’m multi-tasking. If that precludes me from the list of ‘phone buddies’, then I’m sorry I haven’t learned to be smarter than the smart phone to date!

    • Oh My God…. She did it again, somehow. Each time I give a message on behalf of this niece of mine (who is my tenth by the way), it always somehow ends with me being stuck right in the middle! So you’ll understand if I’m not going through that anymore. You got the girlie sharper tongue part right though. You know, this one has a tongue thrice as sharp as her mind, & she’s got a working brain on her! She’s the complete opposite of her mama, who is the withdrawn sort but firm to granite levels when called upon! Too bad she gets taken advantage of too often, the experience has made her more independent & I’m proud of that! So you’ve two twenty year olds; boys eh? That must’ve been a handful down the lane! I’ve one twenty+ boy; well man, he just became a dad under those sort of unplanned circumstances but its delightful to watch him take it in his strides, man up & not get derailed. I’m a proud granny! Oh & I’m just getting used to the Smart phone thing, I still favour my laptop any day! Cheers Rhonda, it always a delight

  43. For me also! Granny???? Sorry, but I thought you were Male? lol
    My sons are 28 and 24 and I became a granny (gammie actually) 2 years ago. Love the little dude to death, though I don’t see him nearly enough. They live about 400 miles away and it’s very difficult.
    Don’t fear my friend…I will never put you IN THE MIDDLE…my philosophy has always been such that whatever I have to say I say to the person I want to say it to and expect the same. I would never allow you to be in the middle. Hence, she should have taken you up on reaching out to me herself…but that’s a teenage thing.
    Hope all is well, you didn’t hurt yourself moving your sis, and we’ll talk soon, I’m sure!
    Always…Rhonda

    • Well sorry about that, I can imagine your surprise! Must have ran a number of possibilities in you smart head….. pondering if I am a guy or a lady; hmmmmm! (I am enjoying this); sorry but its nothing as exciting dramatic as a `sex change`! You were not that imaginative, were you> Now you could be right …. But it wasn`t a typo or a mistake.

      OK suspense over!
      I AM A MAN of course! Its a silly African pidgin English thing…. we really dont bother with a masculine or feminine noun most times when we speak this vertion of adultrated English, not like the American Slang. So we might use Granny interchangebly, regardless of the gender!

      My grandson is the cutest. You guessed he is my first by now. He is ADORABLE, with puffy cheeks & a ill formed smile to melt the grouchiest orge`s heart.

  44. Such a sweet description of your grandson, I can picture him now. Mine also, had to grow into his cheeks. His eyes are actually the picture in my header on Boys To Men. I melt when I look at them.
    Interesting about the lack of gender qualification when you all use the term granny. I never knew this was done anywhere. Typically American of us to add more unnecessary words to our already crazy language. We have rules for the rules and exceptions to the exceptions. It’s nuts.

    I really didn’t think you were female…just thought it was a typo. I did remember seeing your description on your profile as male. I’m glad πŸ™‚

    • Hi Rhonda, took my time getting bact to you didnt I….. It was one hectic weeked, believe me. Glad to see the end of it, its been all work & no play. This Jack is gonna be Dull for a long while.

      I expected you thought the granny bit was a typo really….just wanted to be funny. Oh I keep forgetting to point out…. Yasniger is an alias! I suppose you have gathered that much out already. It is a combination of my initials Y.A.S. & the name of the longest of two rivers that cut right through my country Nigeria. River is called Niger & (You guessed it) my country is named after it.

      1st october, 1960 isn`t my birthday but the official independence date of my country. I am appreciative that you respect my need to maintain an abscure identity. Bare with me in this regard.

  45. You are so much more than the description on your bio. I knew the Y.A.S. initial thing…that was mentioned somewhere, as was the Niger River. I care not who what where or why. I just know that I am happy you decided to follow my journey so I could follow yours, and make friends while we are at it!! It’s a beautiful, sunny, love filled day here and I wish for you to have a day just like it…….soon!
    R

  46. Thanks for visiting my site so I could find yours! Looking forward to more!

  47. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking one of the posts

  48. How ARE you friend??? Are you back to your self or still depending on your kindly neighbors? Catch up when you can.
    R

  49. Helllooo Rhonda, I am still hitch-hiking, but its only because I am yet to have my new instrument fitted properly…… still hanging in there & catching a glimpse of you guys when I can.

    I tend to use the PCs I borrow to do other work related stuffs for the limited time i get to use them, so I end up with very limited time for other pleasures.

    Miss ya. Ciao.

  50. Miss you too. Looking forward to your extended return!

  51. such snippets as I get these days of your funny little face! thanks for spending some of your borrowed time on me. miss you

    • Ha Ha Ha Ha! It a funny little face indeed. I put the smile there but you most certainly keep it in place.

      I am still faithfull to my daily routine, so you will see that odd face often enough.

      I love the quotes…. Makes a good case for us (poets)

      • Glad to hear you are staying close…those quotes are close and true and remind us to always be open to inspiration, no matter where it comes from.

  52. I like the sound of this and look forward to following!

  53. Thanks for coming by. Nigeria? My, I am going global. Always find it amazing to be read around the world. What office do you hold?

  54. southernwild said:

    Hello. I wanted to stop by to welcome you to http://southern-wild.com/ and to say thank you for subscribing to my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits. Have a fabulous weekend! Take care… Alyssa

  55. Thanks for the follow. Best of luck with your blog.

  56. Thanks for stopping by the 69 Love Stories Project site. I haven’t had a chance to read your work yet but wanted to say thanks before it slipped my mind. I’m looking forward to coming back and checking out your stories.

  57. Thank you for recently visiting my blog and liking one of my posts! I had a too-quick look around here and am very impressed by your writing. Very unique and lyrical and engaging! I will be back!

  58. sf ca writer said:

    Nice flowing poetry that sounds good, a rare find these days. Great stuff Yasinger.

    • You are so right about the old sort of poetry fading away. It always makes me glad to meet someone who still has a feel for the old rhymes & metre! Thanks for your kind words.

  59. Thank You for following and liking my post. Love poetry. It is a learning process for me. Your blog is amazing!

  60. Thank you for the follow and the like. It is greatly appreciated. You are a very talented writer. I hope that one day maybe I can also have the courage to post some of the things I have written.

    • What are you waiting for? Clearly you have the talent to flaunt & the stage to do so! pls do go ahead and say your piece, paste your thoughts for the whole world to read and ponder. It can only make the world better informed.

  61. Thanks for stopping by! I’ll take a look at your work.

  62. Hello Yasinger. I’m happy yo know that I have you following my blog. Much appreciated. I’ve spent some time reading your posts and I’m grateful to have caught your interest with my blog. You have an excellent style of writing that is undoubtedly thought provoking. I look forward to reading some more of your posts as they come.
    Cheers πŸ™‚
    YourBS.ca

  63. Hello Yasniger. I’m happy yo know that I have you following my blog. Much appreciated. I’ve spent some time reading your posts and I’m grateful to have caught your interest with my blog. You have an excellent style of writing that is undoubtedly thought provoking. I look forward to reading some more of your posts as they come.
    Cheers πŸ™‚
    YourBS.ca

  64. I have nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award on my blog http://wp.me/p1555s-vm.

  65. Hi Yasniger, thank you so much for the like and follow on my blog! I just started checking out some of your stories and poems – you are more a master of prose and words than myself, that is for sure!

    Happily looking forward to more of them! πŸ™‚

  66. YAS…here’s are promise. You even get an itch to write another letter….to me my friend…I will return post! the same way!!!
    Hope all is well with you…
    Rhonda

  67. Thank you for following my blog. You got some great things as well! Keep it up!

  68. Thanks for following my blog Literary Undertakings! I look forward to reading more of your posts. πŸ™‚

  69. My pleasure Kelly. I hope we read a lot of each other in the future. Thanks>

  70. Dear Yasniger,
    Thank you for following my blog. I’m loving yours very much and will look at all your posts.
    Julie

  71. You def have an interesting voice…I look forward to exploring some more of this blog. Thanks for visiting mine. Best.

  72. Hi, Yasniger. I saw you’d liked my most recent post (“last post” is something else!) and found your site interesting. Can’t see anywhere I can click to follow it, though.

    • So sorry about that Simon, I am not much good with this techno bit myself but I expect a follow link comes with the wordpress package and it is not imported. You should find it on the top left corner of my blog. Thanks

  73. Paulina Czarnecki said:

    Great job, keep writing!

  74. sudebaker said:

    Thanks for liking my post! I’m intrigued by your About page…Hmm…

    • Your post was interesting & it kept my attention for a while. Thank you for it.
      I hope you will go further and look in on my works & comment, Sudebaker. I would love to know what you think of my style and material. Thanks

  75. Hi Yasniger,

    I hope the sun is shining brightly in your heart and the sea is always blue in the part of your horizon.

    I’m dropping by to thank you for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride! πŸ™‚

    Thank you again and have a lovely day, my friend! πŸ™‚

    Subhan Zein

  76. southernwild said:

    I have nominated you for Mrs. Sparkly’s Ten Commandments Award. If you choose to accept the rules are on my post: http://southern-wild.com/2012/06/14/mrs-sparklys-10-commandments-award/. If you do not choose to accept this award that’s OK, just know I enjoy your blog.
    Blessings,
    Alyssa

  77. Hi Yas,
    Thanks for dropping by my new blog… appreciate your support!
    I will have to start reading yours…
    g*

  78. Hello and thank you for following my blog. I’ll be doing the same for you.

    Keep on keeping on.

  79. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I like your unique voice and look forward to reading more of your work.

  80. Hello,

    Thank you for liking my post, “Curtain Theatre, Rice Husk Energy And Fawzia Koofi!”

    All the best in the future!

    Peace.

  81. Thanks for liking my post Arms Control.

  82. “All rights to these works are reserved. No part of these whole written works may be further reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or any other kind of information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the author.” –

    Please show me the same courtesy.

    • My apologies Tracie! I meant no disrespect what so ever. Please pardon my forwardness & complete disregard of your creative rights!

      Was hoping to merely share the beauty of your work even further, just like you had intended but not take any credit for it. I assumed too much in error. I will look into making some redress. Please accept my humble apology. Thanks.

  83. Andrew Brobyn said:

    Thanks for following me, check out my older work from when I was more inspired.

  84. Thanks for checking out my blog. Feel free to comment your thoughts and opinions on any post. i love to hear them. πŸ™‚

  85. Thanks for stopping by at whispering sweet nothings. I have briefly glimpsed the mindbehind your words, thank you for sharing you. I’ll be back! πŸ™‚

  86. Hello, Nice to meet you … I read and enjoyed ‘how to tell a son’. Thank you for visiting my site too. x Jen

  87. Thank you for the following! I hope you enjoy some of the posts to come!

  88. thank you for visiting my humble blog. I have read some of your writtings and I esp like the “What so you Tell a son”, an engrossing story.

    Namaste
    Cheryl

  89. Hello yasniger!
    Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. It means a lot to me and helps me to trying to write good posts. (: I also read through some of your posts and I must say, especially your stories are my favorite. I enjoyed reading them !

    Take care,
    kim

  90. Thanks for the follow! I am really excited to read your posts! However if you don’t mind me asking…how did you find my blog? I am happy you did…just wanted to know if it was specific tagging….etc. Thanks!

    • It was a specific tagging actually, God & Jesus. Glad I came across your latest post; The Thing about Grace……it was quite engaging. Thanks

  91. Hello! πŸ™‚ Just want to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award! Follow this link to find out what to do next http://thestuffofstartling.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/one-lovely-blog-award/

  92. Thanks for flowing me at pendryw’s poetry.

    • Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe, be fair, be good.

  93. Thank you for following my log. Your blog is neat. Good luck with your writing.

    • Thanks for showing interest in what I put out. I sincerely hope you
      continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Please invite
      others too. Be safe.

  94. Thank you for the like and follow. I am now following your blog as well. Nice poetry you have here.

  95. Thanks for the follow. I just read a book that talked all about poetry- Ezera Pound and Walt Whitman. The post will be up Thursday, maybe you’d like it. πŸ™‚

  96. Thank you for the like and the follow. I hope you will find something to interest or intrigue you when you drop my my blog.

  97. Thanks for following my blog, Whimsically Yours, at http://whimsicallyours.com.

    Have a happy Monday πŸ˜‰
    Patrice

  98. Thank you for dropping by at my blog. Hope you find it helpful.

    God bless you.

  99. Tiberius Shift said:

    Greetings fellow writer,

    I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog.

    ~Tiberius Shift~

  100. talkingoffaith said:

    Hi, thanks for looking in on me. Liking your posts, particularly the reblog of All Over Again – thanks, as a mother of 5 this was good to see and acknowledge the truth in it’s content πŸ™‚

  101. I nominated you for the beautiful blogger award πŸ™‚ Keep blogging!!! http://momentsofclarityandotherthings.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/beautiful-blogger-award/

  102. Thanks for dropping by at my blog. I’ll do likewise with yours. Sharing is both engaging & inspiring.
    Happy blogging!

  103. You’ve Been TAGGED By ME, TURKEY!!!.
    Come To My Blog To Find Out More Details!!!
    http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/09/30/the-tag-blogathon-turkey/

  104. Appreciate your appreciation – but it’s not for me really as I spotted Francis Frangipane’s Nectar of His Love on Tembisa’s site. I noticed, however, how those of us looking forward to His return can tend to overlook this – so, imho it’s an exceptionally important article.
    Thank you Yasniger and trust you will be blessed by my other postings.

  105. Thanks for following Y.

    RR

  106. hi, thanks for visiting and the like. your’About’ is interesting. will check out your blog at leisure..

  107. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you enjoyed my little corner of the blogosphere. I certainly enjoy writing it! As to your blog, I really like your coverage of topics. Keep it up!

  108. Hi thanks for stopping by & subscribing to my blog, also for gfiving me a chance to browse through your Bog.

    I hope it was worth visiting it.

  109. nice blog.

  110. Hey thanks for visiting my blog! Come back anytime. I’ve been looking through some of your posts. You have a lot of powerful work here. Thanks so much for sharing!

  111. Thanks for subscribing to my blog, I just finished reading some of your poems and i enjoyed every single one of them.

  112. Hi yasniger! Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

    Great blog!!!

  113. Thank you for liking and following my blog. I hope you find something interesting in both my personal comments and my political comments. You are now among the blogs I follow.

  114. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. The article you re-blogged today was very interesting.

  115. Hi Yasniger, thanks for liking my post and following my blog. I really enjoy your blog, you have an amazing variety of diverse, very enjoyable posts. I look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  116. Thanks for following my blog. From looking at some of your titles I am eager to read your work.

  117. Enjoyed reading your blog!! Thanks for following me!

  118. I very much appreciate the re-blogs! It is extremely kind of you. Hope you have a wonderful Friday, my friend!

    Take Care,
    Cam M. Roberts

    • I’m so impressed with your work my friend. We actually write alike… Well, somewhatly!

      It feels great to find someone who writes like I do. Such a heart warming feeling.

  119. charliebritten said:

    Thanks for dropping by and looking at my blog. There’s not much on there yet. It’s still a work in progress.

  120. Lots of good stuff here, I like your site – thanks for visiting The Selfcleaning World!
    JBW

  121. Thanks for the reblogging of one of my pieces, Yas. Glad you found it worthy. πŸ™‚

  122. thank you so much for dropping by my blog!

  123. Happy, Healthy New Year! Thanks for visiting and liking my blog. I will continue to read and enjoy yours as well.

  124. Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog as it has allowed me to find yours, which is excellent. Love the posts. πŸ™‚
    Lorna x

  125. Hey thank you for following my blog πŸ™‚

  126. Hi thanks for following my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  127. Thank you for showing an interest in my blog. It is nice to see the repeat visits. For so long I was concerned no one would ever see these entries. God Bless.

    • Someone is always watching and reading…..
      But remember, the joy & satisfaction for the writing experience always amounts for much more.

  128. lisha92 said:

    Thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  129. Hi. Thanks for the follow! I’m looking forward to reading your poemsβ€”although I don’t really understand poetry that well.

  130. Hi yasniger, many thanks for visiting and following my blog because it gave me the chance to check out your most delightful one!

  131. Be Well And Happy said:

    Hi Yasniger, thankyou for following my blog. I love the diversity of your blog and shall be following back πŸ™‚ .

  132. Thanks so much for reblogging my poem “Plotinus & The Whale” – Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend! Take Care, Cam

  133. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow!

  134. Thanks for following my blog! πŸ™‚ Still figuring out this wordpress thing so forgive the delay in appreciation! πŸ˜‰

  135. Dear Yasniger, I am extremely grateful for your words of appreciation. You have inspired me and your blog is filled with truth and beauty. I will visit you often. Thank you again. Michele

  136. Jasper said:

    Your blog is very motivational, I look forward to reading your work! Cheers

  137. Thank you so much for the like on my post “Invasion”. Looking forward to reading what you have written!

  138. Thanks for liking my post about book censorship and also thanks for following my blog! I like your writing style. So glad I visited your site! Happy writing.

  139. Thank you for liking my blog. You have some interesting entries on yours.

  140. Hi Yasniger–are you posting your own work? Or mainly reblogging? I know I read a beautiful story of yours once. Hope you are still working. k.

    • I’m still working. Actually, I’m presently working on something quite big right now. For this reason I don’t have much time to put out new things on my blog. I’ve thus limited myself to reblogging others’ work mainly. Nice of you to notice. Thanks

  141. Thanks very much for the follow! Now following back and looking forward to reading some of your work! Take care!

  142. thank you fo visiting my page… I am enjoying reading all your pages… have a good night

  143. Thanks for following my blog. You must read a LOT to follow SO many.

  144. Thanks again for the repost and for following my blog. I’m now subscribed to yours πŸ˜‰

  145. Thank you for coming by Views from the Edge and for the “Like” on Loneliness and Love. That choir is amazing.

  146. Thanks for visiting CulturalRites.com.

  147. Thank you yasniger for following my blog. I am now following yours too. You got a very nice blog. I look forward to more sharing with you.

  148. rememberthename8 said:

    Hey yas, where is your poetry located? I see a lot of re-blogs but I couldn’t find anything written ‘by yasniger’

  149. Hey Thank You for that follow…Your site is just the way I like it, from now on you shall have one more avid reader of yours….And, lastly, I hope I can come with stuff to engage you at least for a couple of seconds on my site…

    Cheers,
    Debaroon πŸ™‚

  150. Thanks for following and checking out some of our written works!
    Desire is indeed a strong force!
    Look foreword to reading your blog Of Witty Writings!
    Love & Light

    • I truly enjoyed your work.
      I’m afraid I don’t have any recent works of mine because I’ve been busy writing a novel.
      You’ll find lots of reblogs on the blog currently. But if you’re patient enough to dig up some of my old works from August 2012 on the blog, you do be impressed

  151. Hey, how are you?

    Good news, we are giving you the “BEST MOMENT AWARD“. Congratulations and enjoy the rest of the day!

  152. I thank you kindly for following my blog and I notice that you share a passion for poetry as well as I. This is a comprehensive “about me” and I wish you luck and good fortune in your writing ventures, as you surely have the talent :).

  153. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog, liking a poem – appreciate it. I’ve enjoyed your stuff as well.

  154. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me. I have returned the favor. Good luck in your writing, though it doesn’t look as if you need much luck πŸ™‚

    • Everyone needs luck….. I see the quality of unpublished writings here (wordpress) everyday & wonder how some trash get published & these guys don’t. Luck must have something to do with it…. Hmmmm… I almost sang that.

  155. Yay, a poetry blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for following! I hope you will check back & give me your feedback as I am planning on posting some of my own poems this month (Probably on Mondays). Cheers!

  156. charcoalblue said:

    Thank you for stopping by charcoal blue. I am looking forward to reading your work here too.

  157. Thanks for the follow on the starving writer blog. Keep writing πŸ™‚

  158. barbmca said:

    Thanks for checking out my blog which help me find yours

  159. Merci de suivre mon blog!!! d–0.o–b

  160. Hey, thanks for visiting American Male

  161. thanks for following vsvevg, paz, Abby

  162. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through many of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely happy I discovered it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

    • Lovely to have you..Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  163. I am nominating you for the Sunshine and Versatile Blogger Awards. I really like your blog and I wanted to share my experiences with your blog with everyone else on WP. It’s a small token of my appreciation for your contributions. Believe it or not you inspire me! You can find the awards on this link: http://humblemouths.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1026&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2
    One Love,
    Fahdah Away (Humble Mouths)

  164. Love the picture in the background!

  165. Thank you so much for following my blog! I love your work! Also, I absolutely love your background. It makes me feel at peace lol. πŸ˜€

  166. thank you for visiting my blog…… your blog is mesmerising and interesting. πŸ™‚ waiting for more posts….

  167. jenorth said:

    Cheers! Same to you.
    All the best,
    John

  168. I have nominated your blog for 2 awards, click on this link http://wp.me/p3ia4v-za to view how to accept them. Congratulations! Oliana, Whispering Insights

  169. Hi there, thanks for the follow on my blog, I will be back to have a longer look when time permits πŸ™‚

  170. Thank you for the follow and the reblog. I look forward to enjoying your work!

  171. Thanks for the follow.
    Your “About” page is interesting.
    I would go through your blog .

  172. Keep on working, great job!

  173. Thank you so much for joining us over at wePoets! We appreciate it!

  174. pi314chron said:

    Hi! I’m so pleased that you recently visited and decided to follow my blog on:

    http://randalane.wordpress.com

    β€œRanda Lane…” is now devoted almost entirely to haiku, tanka, and other short verse forms.

    I’ve just begun to explore your writing and find it very impressive!! I’ll be visiting often!

    Best Success,

    -R-

  175. writinglifestyle said:

    Thank you so much for reblogging my poem, I really appreciate it, and I love your blog so far!

  176. Hello dear reader from long ago. So glad to see you again.

  177. Thx for sharing πŸ™‚

  178. thank you for liking, following and reblogging. Hope to read more from you .

  179. Thanks for liking my recent post! Great to discover your blog! Keep writing!

  180. Thank you for following!

  181. Thanks for following and reposting my work. You’ve got quite an assemblage here…a privilege.

  182. elephantthrown said:

    Hi – thanks for reading and taking an interest, great blog here πŸ™‚

  183. Yasniger, I am honored and touched you are following Petals Unfolding. I am pushing your follow button as well, for I am dancing with glee I found another writer. Now, as for where I will find the time to read and write and photograph all that I want to, AND embrace Life’s Responsibilities? That is the Mystery. To learn how to dive in between Time. πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Lady Pinkrose (Amy)

  184. Thank you for stopping by learningisthereward.com and reading my post about poetry. The more I read it, the more I enjoy it. I think I’ll enjoy yours!

  185. elephantthrown said:

    Hey – just messaging to make you aware of my competition, I really value everyone who decided to follow my blog (there may be one or two I fear who just spilt coffee on themselves and accidentally clicked the button.. but I’m still taking it as a win). I need help deciding which poems to perform in the next month or two and I’d really value your opinion.

    Stay Well – Mart

  186. Thank you for the REBLOG, I am honoured

  187. Thanks for following my blog πŸ™‚

  188. Shery Alexander Heinis said:

    Thanks for dropping by and “liking” my poem! It’s wonderful to meet a fellow poet and writer. I’ll be sure to visit and read more of your work.

  189. Thankyou for reading my poetry. Much appreciated.

  190. Thanks for liking my poem!

  191. callingonangels said:

    Thank you for humbling my blog with your presence and liking a post. I believe poetry is a language of the soul and you, my friend, are a kindred spirit =]

  192. You know what, once I read somebody intends to write differently to me that means his or her uniqueness and without regard towards what others might think, since you did say bias, and to me it says that you write what you love to write about and I like that, you are one person I wouldnΒ΄t mind to go on the ride with in your blog. So IΒ΄m glad you stumbled upon my little crazy blog, and if you don`t mind IΒ΄ll become your new stalker dropping by once in a while.

  193. Glad you liked The Woods! Thanks for reading!

  194. Yasniger, thank you for your visit. I admire your blog. Warm regards

  195. Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog.Love your site!Will surely read more of your work:)

  196. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my poem – your site looks interesting – look forward to reading more

  197. Adam Hughes said:

    Delighted to meet you. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today. And look forward very much to visiting again. Rrgards, Adam

  198. nice to see you again, sir! how have you been?

  199. Congratulations on your blog. You have a great blog judging from the introduction, the number of people who are visiting and the comments people are making. I am happy to be part of this wonderful family. Standing together gives real power.

  200. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog & liking my posts,it will motivate me write better.Its always pleasure to be in contact,thanks again πŸ™‚

  201. Thanks for your visit. You have a very good concept for your blog.

  202. emotanglobal said:

    Thanks for checking out my blog. Will be stopping by here from time to time.

    Regards.

  203. Thank you for liking my poetry on WordMusic. I really appreciate it.

    Brent Kincaid

  204. Deeya Nayar-Nambiar said:

    Hello.
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading some of your poems. I shall be following the same.
    Regards,
    Deeya

  205. Hi! Thanks for liking my blog post! Drop by again! I hope you like more! πŸ™‚

  206. Hello!
    Very nice blog with great poems! I’m happy to follow you! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks…. Looking forward to sharing some of your very beautiful pictures along with my poems, soon as you say the word.

      • It’s a good idea! I’m in! How you want to proceed?

      • It is really simple I guess.
        I will simply lift pictures from your blog and use them to convey the message in my written work. Strictly for my blog posts & I can only shared these via other social media outlets as such. I give you full credit of course.

        You can likewise use any material from my blog as you find suitable, under the same terms.

        That is it & my very few 2,844 blog followers thank you with all their hearts

      • I really like what you want to do!! Let’s do that way, it’s a honor to me that you want to interplay your words with my photos πŸ™‚

      • Honour is mine brother. Thanks

  207. Thank you for following my blog. Going to investigate yours– very intriguing. Best, Ellen

  208. I appreciate your visiting my blog. I’ll be checking out yours.
    – Jim Wittenberg

  209. Hello. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award.

    https://blackhatwriter.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/one-lovely-blog-award/

  210. platosgroove said:

    It is good to have found your work. In 1983-84 I was in Zimbabwe just after the revolution and its transition into the current government. I was 19 years old and innocent to some degree. I am glad of that. I drilled water wells and lived in the bush with the folks there. I was raised in a rural southern sate in the USA. It was a formative experience for me and set many of my opinions about the family of man. Africa taught me many things but the most profound is that the good and the evil of humanity is common across all race, cultures, and traditions. That if we look past the surface differences we are or at least can be one. Good Journey!

    • That is a very interesting life you have had so far, my friend. I find some similarities with mine. I have tried channeled most of my misgivings, lessons and achievements through my writings, especially my poetry. It gives me lots of joy to see that my efforts touch people & encourage them to talk about their own experiences. Thank you for comment.

      • platosgroove said:

        The people told me Africa would always be in my soul. They were right.

      • That is a fact. You may leave Africa but it stays with you

      • platosgroove said:

        I am glad for it. There is life there that can not be described. It must be felt and breathed and lived to know.

  211. Daleen said:

    Hi Yas! Thank you for liking my blogging 101 assignment. It is lovely to meet another African with similar views on simplicity in poetry and social commentary

  212. alfgarnet said:

    Thanks for visiting me blog for the rambles of a old git.look forward to reading your poems ect in a bit .

  213. thank you so much for following my blog..

  214. Hello you! Now following you and most likely will be parenting you.

  215. Hi! Thank you for stopping by and reading my post on the Letters.

  216. Hello! Thank you for stopping by. Looking forward to read your blog πŸ˜€

  217. Jennifer said:

    thanks for the like! got to look around for your thought-provoking poetry.

  218. Hi Yas,
    I really liked you About section. Seems you’re a serious writer and would talk really intelligently on issues. this would help us gain some insight into that world.
    Thanks for visiting my space.
    nice to meet you! πŸ™‚

  219. very interesting

  220. Hi! Thanks for visiting Roots n’Rhythm. Pleased to learn of your blog.

  221. Martian said:

    glad to meet you and thanks for the follow

  222. Hi Yas. Just stopping by to say thanks for the follow. Interesting place you have here!

  223. Hello there! I just wanted to say that you have an incredible blog, and that I find your content insightful, refreshing, and apt!

  224. Hi, Yas πŸ™‚ I am a little intimidated visiting your blog πŸ™‚ But thank you for dropping by mine and actually liking one of my posts πŸ™‚ Thank you.

  225. Thanks for visiting my blog

  226. Thanks for following too!!

  227. Hello, my name is Gregory Thomas, I’m a writer and poet, and post my work on my blog at “Cascadialegends.wordpress.com” I just wanted to thank you for liking one of my stories on my blog. thank you very much! I don’t possess the know how, or money to make a book out of my work, if perhaps you know anybody that could help me, please do let me know, also thanks again. It’s my passion to make people smile through my writing, I wish you the best of luck as well

    -sincerely,

    Gregory Thomas

  228. Thank you for enjoying my 22 likes blog. Pease come back more often and I’ll read more of yours.

  229. Wonderful, thought provoking work!

  230. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking my poem Distress. Your background sounds very interesting.

  231. Very interesting blog! I look forward to reading πŸ™‚

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