I began blogging in order to join in the conversation. Quickly, I also discovered that blogging can be another way to explore my creativity. Since I'm always on the go around here, I'm happy to even have only 5 minutes of creative "me" time. It's kind of like writing karaoke for me. Get up on that blogging stage and make something. After a bit of writing, I feel good knowing that I pushed myself a little to stretch my often creaky creative muscles. Right after that stretch, I usually have to clean up some kind of kid mess or break up a brawl with my boys. Sometimes, I'm writing a poem while saying something like, "Stop that! Do you want to send your brother to the hospital?" But for those few blissful or not so blissful moments of writing, I feel more complete.
Visually and intellectually, I think that photographs or paintings can be excellent starting points for a story or reflection or poetry. Well, this big lead in is really an invitation to come and visit my other blog, Write With Pictures. Several months ago, I joined 3 lovely bloggers as an administrator for WWP. Each day, a photograph is posted to inspire the writer in each of us. At the end of the week, the "winning" contribution is posted with a link to the winner's profile. Throughout my time with WWP, I've been impressed with the interesting and original writing voices that are stirred by a particular photograph. Often, there is also an engaging dialogue started between the contributors.
Now I'm officially the lone woman standing over at Write With Pictures. WWP is kind of my blog baby and I'm not ready to leave it because contributions have been light lately. If you have a moment, please drop by and share your thoughts or stories about the photograph of the day. I'll even take a hello or two when you knock on Write With Pictures' door. I'm there every day and would love to see you!
Keep tuned for my vlog debut in January. I think I need to work on some kind of material. Hmmm, maybe karaoke for real? Scary thought.