A few days ago–well, probably closer to a week, you must forgive me, being jobless makes it hard to keep track of slipping time–I was surprised and honored to be mentioned by @ourladybeth in an initiative for bloggers. (If you go and see her new blog HERE, you’ll understand almost immediately why I continue to read her words and why it made me feel good inside that I was on her list.) I decided to participate for a number of different reasons, but mostly, because my writing has stalled of late and I find myself in desperate need of a jumpstart.
The official rules can be found HERE. There doesn’t seem to be a general purpose or goal, but I myself am hoping to be able to look back on what I’ve written in order to find a clear path forward. I think listing all links at once might be a bit messy and cumbersome, so, to clean up the process a bit, I’ll be posting one or two links per week until I’ve made it through all of them. Take a look. Let me know if you remember them. Leave your feedback and your suggestions. Let me know if you think a different post would have been a better fit in any particular category. Help me power through the muck so that I can make you laugh again.
Here goes nothing:
1. My most beautiful post:
Core Story: written as a participant in the Reverb10 challenge last December. Original date: 31 December 2010
I do this odd thing, sometimes, when I’m writing: I obsessively DEFINE. Sometimes it’s a moment, others it’s a location or a feeling. Regardless of the subject, I grasp and strangle to DEFINE it perfectly. When I’m lucky, these descriptive lists work AND sound pretty at the same time. This was one such post.
2. Those I nominate are as follows:
@kimsamsin writing at The Deep Old Desk. I admire her wordplay and the pictures she paints.
@smallstate writing at Letters From A Small State.
@uncletypewriter writing at Uncletypewriter. If I have to explain why, it’s clear that you just haven’t read her yet, which was your first mistake.
@kayewaterhouse writing at Design Fits. I always find two things on her blog: Something Beautiful/Visually Interesting and Something Funny.
I’m supremely interested in seeing what each person values in her own writing.