Random Acts of Writing Turns 13!

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of Random Acts of Writing!

That’s 13 years and 1,900 blog posts about things like poetry, nature, creativity, books, travel, and spirituality,

2,600 images, photographs, original artwork, and vintage art and graphics,

1,700 followers from all over the world including the U.S., United Kingdom, Romania, Canada, Australia, India, Finland, Ireland, South Africa and Belgium,

And more than 35,000 unique visitors who checked out my posts 105,206 times.

While 13 is considered by many to be an unlucky number, in Numerology, “13 is a number of power…When broken down, 13 becomes 1 + 3 = 4. 1 is independence, 3 is creative expression, and 4 is foundation. 13 utilizes all these amazing energies together and intensifies their united essence.”

Thirteen, in dog years, is just an old dog. But in human years, 13 is a milestone year, a time of enormous physical, mental, emotional, and social changes.

It’s the same for Random Acts of Writing, as I often find myself wondering: what am I doing and where the heck is this going? Do I need to change this up? Should I do something different?

In the beginning, there was simply an urge to create. A need. A GOTTA.

And maybe that’s all there needs to be for now in this transitional time, these not-exactly-post-pandemic days, the wild adolescence of this freakin’ 21st century — a need to create, to be creative in the face of everything and anything else?

A space held, like a dancer’s spot point, to keep the world from spinning too fast, for me and for you, my readers. It’s that 1 + 3 = 4 foundation equation. And maybe, that’s enough? I hope.

Happy Anniversary Random Acts of Writing!
Happy Anniversary Followers, Readers, and Friends!
Thank you!

*California Psychics


Random Acts of Writing Turns 12

Twelve pop art Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud to celebrate TWELVE YEARS of blog posts here on Random Acts of Writing. Thank you for your ongoing attention, support, and likes.

“In a time of destruction,” say author Maxine Hong Kingston, “create something: a poem, a parade, a community, a school, a vow, a moral principle; one peaceful moment.”

And so we persist. With love and gratitude,

Jen Payne
March 13, 2022