8:18 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to I Dig Rock and Roll Music with Peter, Paul & Mary
Hello, everyone. Welcome to Part 2 of margo’s delineation of this blog. Last week, I explained Tuesday Tryouts and asked you a couple of questions. The answers fell overwhelmingly into two categories: Don’t change and don’t change, but it’s your blog, so do what you want. I have always considered this your blog. Therefore, no change it is and we’ll ditch the poll unless we decide to do one for the sheer difference of having a poll here. Thank you to everyone who spoke.
Thursday Thoughts started as a place where I can discuss and even expound on the theories of writing poetry. I loved writing the posts and the discussions that ensued, but there are only so many topics I can think of. A few months ago, I shifted YS@TT’s focus. I would like this to be a day where I still discuss topics, but they are topics you have asked me to take on [I still owe Paula a prose poem discussion — I’m collecting notes].
Another purpose can be as a place to make an announcement of any kind regarding poetry and your life. You have come across a blog you think we should all check out; you have a special going at your blog, like an interview; you have read a book of poetry you think everyone should read; you have published a chapbook and would like everyone to read it but are a shy flower, so haven’t announced it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I’m not shy about others’ accomplishments. I’ll trumpet for you.
This can, even should, be a place where I review the occasional book [and I have]; give the occasional interview [and I have]; or, have a guest blogger [and I have]. But, I don’t do any of these enough.
Last, I pick places, events, flotsam and jetsam, and give you a brief rundown, as well as a link.
Should you have a topic you wish me to take on, or have an announcement to be made, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday Freeforall, along with the previous two days, has been with me since the beginning, a little over two years ago. As I was getting to know the cyber community of writers and how it works, I realised that a lot of time is spent going from prompt site to prompt site. Even if they are all bookmarked, you have to go to them to see if each has something you want to write to.
I figure having a dozen or so blogs on one page, with a brief description of the prompt and a link, can shorten the search. If you read that Joseph [link tomorrow] is giving what amounts to revision lessons, you can race over to see how it’s done and to give him a knotty poem of yours to work over. If you see that a prompt is to do with snakes and you don’t even like to see the word on a page, you can bypass it for the week.
I think that’s it. Relatively short, for me. You laughed! I heard you. I’ll see you tomorrow at Friday’s roundup of prompts; next Tuesday for a prompt to tryout; and next Thursday for Your Serendipity.
Happy writing, all.