A true community is not just about being geographically close to someone or part of the same social web network. It's about feeling connected and responsible for what happens. Humanity is our ultimate community, and everyone plays a crucial role. -Yehuda Berg
Poets in Jerusalem? Yes, poets in Jerusalem! How (and I do mean HOW) cool is this? Through WordPress, I have come across a fellow poet in Jerusalem! Her name is Shoshana Sarah; and (even better!) she organizes multilingual poetry readings in Jerusalem. Her poetry group is called 'Poets of Babel', and it meets several times… Continue reading ‘Poets of Babel’ in Jerusalem!
An American sentence My declining readership is reading more of my posts than ever. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that… Continue reading Readers, or: Reading
My undergraduate degree is in engineering, but, as I've written before, it was a mistake for me to pursue that path because my strengths have never been in the sciences, nor in mathematics. I should have listened to Papa at the age of eighteen when I was applying to universities; I should have pursued a… Continue reading Blogging without barriers
Much ado is made of blogging consistently among those who strive to increase their subscriber counts. This is almost always among the first (if not the very first) pieces of advice that new bloggers will get from veterans of the blogosphere: be consistent! Generally, I agree with this. I mean, what's to disagree with, right?… Continue reading Consistent blogging & relationships
No love from Israelis Like many other bloggers, I take time to search for like-minded writers on WordPress who share my interests. Obviously, I am interested in finding talented poets and creative writers, as well as bloggers who think critically about politics, religion, and various salient issues of our day. Also, as a Jew and… Continue reading Rejected by fellow landsmen?
Food for thought Here's a thought that I've been chewing on for a while: For those bloggers who hope to expand their networks on WordPress and increase their subscriberships, it's more fruitful, on average, to interact with and support blogs with few subscribers of their own. Sharing this is, basically, like shooting myself in the… Continue reading Tips for bloggers #8: Network with smaller blogs
14 months of blogging Friends, I am going to keep this short, in haibun form. Further words won't convey my appreciation for you any more effectively. Thank you. In the last 14 months, I have learned so much from our shared community ~ not only about poetry and other forms of creative writing, but also… Continue reading 3,000 – Thank You!