“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”
— Chief Seattle
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I remember, very clearly, the conversation that inspired me to (re)start this blog. I was sitting in a dimly-lit Asian restaurant with my friend and fellow writer Mary O’Connor sometime in the fall of 2009. I’d been off the grid — blog and website wise — for a while, but was starting to feel the call…again.
Mary talked enthusiastically about a number of blogs she was following at the time, and I eagerly jotted down names to investigate. Soon enough, I was following a handful of my own — artists mostly, and writers and photographers. And shortly thereafter, I’d started my own.
I think that is my favorite thing about this blogging, about its community — the web of connections and inspirations that happen rather spontaneously and rather often!
This week, for example, began with a lovely write-up about Random Acts of Writing over at C.B. Wentworth’s blog.
From her blog, I found my way to Joss Burnel’s blog The Crowing Crone, and the poem “The Stream,” which she allowed me to reprint here earlier in the week.
That poem inspired me to write Summer Top Ten — which has become the second most popular post I’ve ever done. Thanks, in part, to Joss mentioning it in her post Chain of Beauty, and to Rebekah at Colder Weather, who had kind things to say about Random Acts of Writing as well.
Like synapses firing, there is an explosion of activity — their followers come here, and my followers go there. Inspirations and new ideas and extrapolations are somersaulting about in the blogosphere, the hemisphere, the atmosphere!
And then, in fabulous karmic payback, C.B. is honored for all of her good words by being Freshly Pressed on WordPress for her post The Best Souvenirs are Free.
All of that in one week!
This is what a happens when all things connect…when WE connect.
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