1) Friday I sat down to catch up on the great bloggers I connect with each week at yeah write. To do so, I was going through the comments left at my yeah write #53 entry, making sure I connected with each author at their place of blogging. See, I believe in reciprocity, not for the sake of gaining followers, but for the sake of establishing meaningful connections. I truly value the relationships I am making through Sperk*, and as we all know, relationships that are one-sided tend to fizzle and die. Plus, great comments usually come from great bloggers. Reading great blogs is definitely painless.
Or so I thought.
Was it the ongoing stress of parenting, all this healing from child sexual abuse, or the constant up and down of letting the Chihuahuas in and out (they have tiny bladders) that caused me to lose my cool? Maybe it was that I just couldn’t contain my buried anger towards the Church any longer? Excuses aside, I totally lost it in commenting on a fellow blogger's blog. And I regret it.
I contemplated taking screen shots of my comments, removing them, and then posting them here for analysis, but thought that would seem a bit cowardly. So I am just directing you to them here:
That will earn a little more blog traffic for It’s My Mind and hopefully the gesture will be put towards my case for forgiveness. I do not usually comment on posts that I disagree with, but on Friday I lost control of any logic, intellect or wisdom I have gained during my short time as a blogger. In the future I will heed to my sensible voice and click away silently.
2) Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? I did, but had not given it much thought until I was examining the writing of Melissa Ward, this week’s Wednesday’s Woman, on BlogHer. She has a few “how to” articles for those of us who are interested in writing poetry, but aren’t real sure about how to properly tackle things like style and form.
One of my favorite bloggers, Tara Pohlkotte, is a great poet and recently my older daughter has caught the poetry bug, so I am going to give writing poetry a try. I encourage you to do the same, in your spare time of course. And check out all that is and has been happening for National Poetry Month at Poets.org and find some ways to celebrate through the use of technology at edutopia.
If you don’t want to write a poem, carry one in your pocket on Thursday, April 26th:
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Violets are blue
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And of course, I love you.
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