Writing simple poetry, song lyrics and short stories has become so important to me over the past few years. When I began my words were therapy for me though at the time I didn’t realize it. I certainly never considered how impactful these words would become in my life and, from time to time, in other’s lives too. What thrills me most is the feedback and how many different opinions and interpretations I get from one poem read through the eyes of others. When I write the words simply flow without me getting too caught up in whatever theme may arise. It simply starts with a line or sentence then blossoms from there. I’ve been told it’s a gift, and while somewhere deep within me I believe that to be true, I wonder why it took so long to develop even as it continues to grow. My grandfather was a writer, so perhaps that is where the answer lies. Regardless, I hope you find some meaning, some smiles, some tears or something else worthy of your time here within these scripts.
I am honored to have received this Blogger Recognition Award from my dear fellow blogger Laura Venturini. Thank you very much, Laura, for recognizing me as one of your choices! Please check out her blog as she is inspiring, funny and just straight at you…
Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Nominate 10-15 other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.
How I got started
A very close and dear friend with whom I shared many of my poems suggested (rather insistently) that I start a blog and share my work. Me, not having the confidence that anyone would spend a second reading anything I’ve written hesitated, but decided to take a chance. Why not?
Now, here I am with close to 500 posts and counting. I love writing and reading other’s works. Blogging practically replaced Facebook for me, not that I was ever hooked to FB, but I love the friends I have made from all around the globe. The diversity and love I find here is inspiring.
Two pieces of advice for new bloggers
Don’t be afraid to post and share the wealth of talent you have. Your story is unique and you will find that others can and will help you develop, if that is your goal. Talk about pretty much anything that is on your mind, but please be aware that you may not always get replies or comments. That’s okay!
If you’ve ever wanted to write poetry, lyrics, books or travel advice this is a great place to start. If you are an artist, photographer or have a one-word or one-line thought, then put it out here. We would love to see it. Don’t be shy and don’t be afraid to ask for advice from your favorite contributors… Trust me… these folks enjoy helping and you’ll make lots of new friends.
I would love for anyone who reads this to please feel free to share. I think the world of all of you and would love to here your advice.