Featuring Vic Briggs: (Winner of nine consecutive awards!)


Underneath Vic’s warm and pleasant exterior, is a real Writer! Though her poetry is excellent, this lady writes about far more than poetic, vast secrets of passion and pit-falls, brewed in a cauldron of magically wound plots, having just the right emphasis, in just the right places.  Her impeccable writing abilities extend into the difficult realms of blog building instruction, futuristic possibilities, in fact, it is better if you read this particular blog yourself.  It’s quite thought provoking, as is most all of her work: http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/forgotten/

What’s really amazing, is that she’ll tackle topics that other Bloggers don’t dare touch!  So why don’t we begin our exploration of her blogging prowess by going where no Blogger has gone before, and see how she deals with racism…

A Writer Adrift:


Not only has Vic chosen a picture that simply conveys the subject, but puzzlement about one another, pointing out a fundamental problem between different ethnic groups  Does she let it go?  No!  Read above how elegantly she reminds us all that although the existence of racism should cancel itself out;  yet No!   What are we reminded: ‘nonetheless, race is regarded as a social fact.’  It hasn’t just quietly gone away, as some believe!  Go here to read more on this compelling yet highly controversial subject; a subject only a brave, confident, and experienced Blogger would dare tackle. http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/shades-of-grey/

Does she help other Bloggers?


You might want to read this intriguing article above.  It lists 5 excellent tips on not only what methods are of value to explore, but how to implement them in your writing.  If you would like to improve your writing skills at all,, this is the blog to read…  Vic comes up with many such helpful tips for her fellow bloggers all the time!  I think, for all the:’Hey look at me!’ bloggers’ that are out there, it’s safe to say Vic is NOT one of them!  She consistently demonstrates a plethora of indispensible material!  investigating this kind of stuff is one of the most important steps to becoming a great writer!  Lap up this invaluable article, if you haven’t already: http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/i-dont-like-your-style/

Don’t be duped….


I’ll tell you truthfully, there are many other blog sites I could have picked to profile.  Art sites, designed to capture your imagination, or technological wonders that will sweep you off to things and ideas that are yet to be…  Then, it struck me, that it doesn’t matter the topic, this is ‘all’ Art we publish here!  It is just presented in different forms is all..

Then when you look at snippets like the one above, you  have to really admire how quickly she sites, and encapsulates problems for your perusal  Please keep in mind I’m not showing you the most interesting part of her articles, only what’s around images.  She ‘encapsulates’ much more into articles which I believe are purposely shorter, so you may retain what you’ve learned for the day: She’s a work-horse too, sometimes publishing four or five posts in one day: http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/rule-breaking-rejection-pile/

Where’s the passion?


Much of Vic’s passion lies in what she can present to you!  Controversial topics of all kinds are presented on this site.  I’m not about to tell you it’s the ‘best’ blog on The Internet.  We all know that all of us are still evolving in that respect, on a more or less constant basis.  What I am trying to tell you is that I’ve never seen a more balanced mix between poetic expression, publishing instruction, and delightfully, opinionated responses to current events, about our day to day problems…  Vic tackles it all!  http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/nothing-is-true-everything-is-permitted/

Yes but can she rivet you to your chair?


Read this, and then you tell me…  She can bolt you to the side of an aeroplane wing if that’s what she chooses to do.  The paragraph she had with him follows this point in the article.  Dying to know what happens next?  I thought so: http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/let-me-get-into-your-head-pretty-please/  Notice how that top line just grabs your attention, be it a mixture of fact, and imagination?  Does it matter really?  Either way, she’s taking you for a ride!  So strap yourselves in!  This, is no horsey trot!

Does she ever rub people the wrong way?

Do you?  If everyone believed completely in everything we told them, what would we be telling them but ‘Nothing’?  It’s just rehashed stuff you already know about.;  If there is even a tiny piece of you that can change your way of thinking, adapt to new ideas, and see different ways of looking at things, wouldn’t that be a good thing?  Must we always confine ourselves to our tiny, little selves?  The answer is ‘No!’  Vic is here to help us spread our wings and fly!  And we need people like her, as badly as we do to breathe, or feel the energy off of another human beings life! experience.  There are nine (9) other points in this article.  To read them, click here:http://shardsofsilence.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/novembers-darlings/


In Conclusion:

These are just a very few snippets from only a tiny portion of Vic’s articles, going back less than a month actually!  I have not even touched the tip of the treasure trove of information this site has to offer you, on quite a regular bases; a prolific Writer without question,  I solute you Vic., a 6 star winner as blog of the year for 2013, along with many other awards this year! 



Vic explains the above article so well, that even verbal Sloths like me can make sense of it!  She has a popular site, always, with lots of likes and comments; quite the inter-active place!  You don’t have to want to be a better writer to enjoy Vic’s site.  There are plenty of other topics to keep you occupied…  At the very least, a lot of people are out there anticipating your next post; Here’s to a prosperous and collaborative New Year!  Cheers!  And here’s to a job well done!


Six Star: ‘Blog of The Year (2013)’ award: Congratulations to Vic Briggs!



12 thoughts on “Featuring Vic Briggs: (Winner of nine consecutive awards!)

  1. Reblogged this on vic briggs and commented:
    It is a very strange experience, reading public reviews of your work. We get a glimpse of the outsider’s perspective through comments and feedback of course, but those snippets are much easier to digest than a full length piece that attempts to give an overview of your portfolio as a writer and blogger.
    I am touched by the warmth with which Spartacus2030 recommended my blog and the care with which he selected the articles to showcase in his piece. I was unaware that I had won nice consecutive awards until I read about it on his blog. Nor did I believe myself unusual in tackling topics such as racism for example.
    Yet I can’t help but feel that my prowess as a writer is still in its incipient stage. Like Spartacus and so many others, I am still learning. It will be a long journey before I will feel deserving of such praise.
    With many thanks and warm regards,

    • I think I know what’s wrong. I recall you mentioning how surprised you were a this influx of awards you were receiving and as I recall the number may have been 9, yet perhaps what you were referring too was ‘nominations’ rather than out-right awards. If I’ve made this boo boo, my sincere apologies Vic!

      It still remains, regardless, you have a fantastic Blog going there! Although, you, of corpse, are modest (just one of your many wonderful qualities), it especially rests upon what the reader sees in this case, and the shear number of likes and comments speak for themselves. and I charge you Vic Briggs, with being admired greatly, not only as a writer, but loved and admired as as person! So try and ham it up a bit OK? LOL!

  2. Thank you, Spartacus. You are too kind. I am very glad that you find your visits to shardsofsilence rewarding. Knowing this is in itself the best praise you could possibly bestow. 🙂
    Happy holidays and warm regards,

  3. Now this was worth sinking my teeth into. You are absolutely right, Viki is passionate as she is eager to both feed and probe our imaginations.Every writer has a yearning deep inside and it’s what drives her. She reminds me of a ravenous pregnant woman, her cravings are as weird and exotic as her appetite and everything brings she tastes satisfies a certain desire…so is Viki with her topics, subjects etc.

    She draws you in with her choice of words. It’s easy enough to say come let’s talk, ordinary and everyday. Let me get into your head! Now that’s an attention grabber 🙂

    WordPress has offered and exposed me to quite some interesting characters and some have left me gagging. Viki on the other hand has always managed to stir something inside of me.Many times her topics are so raw and at home, she leaves me breathless!

    You my friend have captured the essence of the writer Viki Briggs…I think I may have a little insight on Viki Briggs the Woman 🙂 A truly ass kicking gal ready to take it to any level you are willing to go; that is, on constructive, adult and intelligent conversation/discussions.

    Thank you for a truly touching, heart felt , and factual tribute; it does not get better than this: respect, admiration and acknowledgement from peers.

  4. Reblogged this on DottaRaphels and commented:
    She tackles the both big and little issues, then throws in some humour every now and then. Seriously, you have got to be brave to talk vaginal bleaching with a straight face. Viki IMO epitomizes the quintessential writer.

    • I know just what you mean Dotta! I’ve been trying to find a way to discuss blue balls for months. I too see how she backs up what she says with qualified data, and too takes an unbiased approach at the same time, leaving it up to the reader to decide.

    • And that’s what I think this, particular award is all about; not so much about what we’ve done up to now, though that IS a key factor, yet more about what kind of bloggers we are shaping into! Just as Vic said herself in all modesty, we are still fledglings… Still learning…

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