QUESTION: Yesterday on her blog Shannon Abercrombie posted Word of the Month Poetry Challenge in her series of writing prompts. http://www.shannonabercrombie.com/david-harrison-boils-it-all-down-to-one-word/ The post will remain up all month. I attempted to leave a comment but can’t seem to open the comment box. Am I holding my mouth wrong? I see a number of others have been successful. Help please.
Lately I’ve noticed that several new people have begun following this blog and I want to thank and welcome you.
If you haven’t been here before, I must tell you that I sometimes behave as a responsible host with well prepared posts about some aspect of writing. There are times when I’m working on a short schedule and can leave only brief thoughts or suggestions. On days like that you don’t have to invest much time here unless you’re searching for something from a previous post.
Then there are periods when I disappear into my work and can’t come up for air for long or very often. During those times, visitors tend to spend a while looking back over posts on various subjects that have come up since I started this blogspot in October 2009.
Let’s see . . . What else? Oh! Word of the Month Poetry Challenge, of course! I love it. Others do too. To find where to learn this month’s word and enjoy the poems posted so far, click on the box above and to the left of the main page marked “Adult W.O.M. Poems”. Scroll down and join the fun.
If you are a teacher and want to see how to post your students’ work, click on the box to the upper right marked “Young Poets W.O.M. Poems”. We don’t get many student poems these days and this makes me very sad. Teachers tell me that in today’s clime it’s nearly impossible for them to find time to post their students’ work. I know for sure that kids LOVE to see their work published and read the encouraging comments of adults from the United States and other countries who urge them on in their writing.
Please feel free to leave comments on my blog. Several people do on a regular basis but the majority of visitors scan or pause but move on without comment. A few of our “regulars” don’t hesitate to correct me when I’m in a hurry and manage to post something with errors in it. I’m grateful!
If you want more information about me, click onto my website. It’s a very nice one, thanks to Kathy Temean, who built the site and the blog as well. The website provides information about my work, the talks I give, school visits, award, and such. There is also a guest book and I love it when people sign in.
So, welcome! I hope you enjoy the experience. If you do, tell others to pay a visit too.