For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. -Margaret Heffernan (b. 1955) This week, for Marsha Ingrao's Wednesday Quotes prompt, she asks what we do to pique the potential reader's interest in our blogs. Marsha mentions that some bloggers spend time redesigning their blogs' appearances to draw attention, and I… Continue reading To pique someone’s interest
Success on any social media platform, including a blogging platform like WordPress, requires building relationships with other users. Here, on WordPress, where I am very active, I have formed warm relationships with other writers around the world; but on Twitter, where I don't engage much with others, I have failed to do so. That's why… Continue reading I’m choosing to fail at Twitter
A sijo unwittingly fascinating endless stories each teasing my mind flirtatiously quite inadvertently, of course learned to always keep my guard up though it's all so innocent 'Ronovan Writes' poetry challenge Sijo Wednesday #3 Ronovan encourages poets to write sijos that include the word 'guard' today. Sijo? A Korean verse form related to haiku and tanka and comprised of… Continue reading Inadvertently, or: All so innocent
Poetry Partners #56 'Wordless conversations', a poem by kenhume79 of 'Poetry and Prose of Ken Hume' Wordless conversations on a barstool seat Between two men who’ve never met before Sharing an unspoken bond in this fermented retreat Wordless conversations on a canal-bank line Between an ageing father and his son Fishing for the perfect words,… Continue reading Wordless, or: Wordful Conversations
An American sentence: I hereby bestow this sentence upon you. What shall you do with it? 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… Continue reading Unbirthday, or: Cheers, mate!