Eight, Eight, Eight is Great!

Random Acts of Writing
Celebrates 8 Years!

the very first post
Gotta!, March 13, 2010

books published from
what you’ve read here
LOOK UP! Musings on the Nature of Mindfulness
Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind

top posts of the past year
A Room Full of Poets, April 2017
Star Gazer, November 2017
The 2017 Goodreads Challenge, December 2017

things we write about a lot
1. Poetry
2. Creativity
3. Books
4. Nature

famous people we namedrop often
1. Henry David Thoreau
2. Ted Andrews
3. Emily Dickinson
4. Alice in Wonderland
5. Buddha

top countries
from which people visit
1. United States
2. India
3. Norway
4. Brazil
5. United Kingdom
6. Malaysia

by the ten thousands,
the total number of visits
to this blog since 2010
(Total: 72,082)

reasons we keep doing this
1. creative outlet
2. a writer’s gotta write, write, write
3. having a voice
4. shared experiences
5. finding common ground
6. meeting other cool bloggers
7. YOU

so, hooray!
Thank YOU for being part of the history of Random Acts of Writing! I feel very blessed to have had such a diverse and creative community in which to share my musings for the past eight years, and look forward to more good things to come!


Celebrate and Sing Along!

Photo ©2018, Jen Payne

there but for the grace of god

you don’t need
the workaday world
to tell you a storm’s coming

from this south-facing beach
the sidewinder waves
are forecast enough

a pock-marked sand
spares little for grounded gull
or me, here and searching

the whites of brants and buffleheads
flash distress along the surf
or just fair warning…..I cannot tell

one soul, solo
floats the unseen current
too far out to save

this is no fit place to be alone
my prayer, my worry
whorled away

If you like this poem, you’ll LOVE Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind, the new book by Jen Payne. Click here to buy your copy today! Poem + Photo ©2018, Jen Payne