This post is part of SoCS: http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-august-214/
Hi…I’m HERE…Can you HEAR me? Can you HEAR me now? (Sorry, Linda, I thought of that silly commercial first of all! 🙂 )
I hope I’m not abusing the “SoCS” title with what I think could turn out to be a long long post…sorry!! I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do HERE lately. I asked the question last Wednesday about “awesome,” and though I was mostly making a “rick-rolling” joke, I was kind of serious. I have several things in my head:
There are several lovely bloggers who have nominated me for awards, but I think with this “HERE” post, I’m regretfully going to say “No more awards please — YOU are my reward.” I think it’s a good time to do this. I’m changing the theme of the blog, and trying to think of some ways to make it more “awesome.” That includes trying to be a little more disciplined about posting. I truly appreciate the spirit in which these awards are given and I am so so grateful to have readers who
a) read my ramblings!
b) think my petites pensées are worthy of recognition!
c) make such lovely and thoughtful comments!
However, the rules surrounding these awards are a little overwhelming for me. I have found myself this week thinking about these and wondering when I’d have time to do that and also write anything else. So to thank them, I would like to give a special shout-out to all of them, and to several others.
Frederick Anderson — (nominated me for Leibster Award) A real-life published author, and writer of awesome thought-provoking posts. I love that he writes with a cool accent. Also, he has really smart avian friends.
BlaineCindy – (nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award) Fellow musician, writer of beautiful poems, and a fellow “gargleblaster” at “Yeah Write.”
Celine Jeanjean – (nominated me for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award) I found this one to be quite intriguing, because I am more of a reader than a writer most days, so merci mille fois, Celine! A person with a grand imagination, great taste in books, lover of “The Princess Bride”, une belle Française…I could say a lot more about this wonderful lady!
In any case, I want these three to know how very much I appreciate the fact that they noticed my little site, and for their comments and likes here. I am going to direct you to a post from another blogger/poet whom I really admire, Oliana from “Traces of the Soul”, (yes, just go read everything she writes) who has a beautiful little post on the subject, HERE.
And here are just a few of the other blogs that I love reading, and I think you might like to go HEAR their writing-voices for yourselves,
HERE — Linda G Hill, writer extraordinaire, and a true Muse. She puts forth two awesome prompts every week, this one, and the One-Liner Wednesday.
HERE — Diana, the “Holistic Wayfarer” — I am always inspired by her posts. Every word she writes is thoughtful and purposeful. She makes this look effortless, and I am certain that it’s not!
HERE — CC “Conscious Cacophony” — writes really good poetry and really good other stuff too! Just read.
HERE — Cheryl writes all sorts of things, including the Yeah Write prompts, which is how I found her. I think her posts are so nicely thought out and presented, so organized and clear. Her poetry and fiction is pretty awesome too 🙂
I want to take part in several prompts each week but I can’t do them all each week, so I’d like to have a plan for that. I adore all the cool stuff that goes on over at “Yeah Write” and I had such good intentions of taking part in their summer sessions, but so far I haven’t made it happen! I’m very happy that I had the chance to get some French Poetry instruction, (see HERE) but I also want to do some other writing.
I am trying on some new “shoes” (i.e. themes) this week. In fact, this is the first “new pair.” Tell me if you like them. I found the old ones were wearing out, just like the little girl in my old French exercise book this week. (Post to appear shortly) I would like to HEAR from you, dear readers, because although I like trying on new things, I mostly want you to be able to read my posts, so if the format is not “reader-friendly” then that gets in the way of “awesome” in my mind.
I don’t know that I myself have the desire to be any sort of “leader” but I do want to provide a “bright spot” in people’s lives from time to time if I can. The virtual world truly does offer all of us a chance to find others with similar interests, to create community regardless of distance. I know that the “statistics” for a blog are not an accurate representation of what really matters – making connections – so I try not to pay attention to them too much.
Well, this really is SoC… so maybe I can, in the words of Inigo Montoya, “sum up”:
What do I want to do here each week?
Write something en français
Write for at least two prompts besides the SoCS (I love the SoCS…I plan to do it every Saturday!)
Read and comment on as many blogs as possible.
Click on the blogs of those who follow, like, or comment HERE, and then click on and discover at least one new blog by clicking on the blog of one who comments on one of those blogs! (yeah, that doesn’t really make sense when I write it out, but I know what I mean…and it is “Stream of Consciousness”!
Post at least three links to interesting blogs that I find.
I think I’d better stop now. I might be wearing out the SoCS…time to get organized! On y va !