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Journal Entry #11

Goodness, it’s been a busy week. The water heater in my parents’ home has been making a racket in the walls for quite a while, and we finally got a plumber to come out and take a look at it. Apparently, it was long overdue to be replaced and more than 30 years old.

Even though transcription work doesn’t seem to be coming back for me, it really feels like I’ve made a new start by getting involved with WordPress and meeting wonderful friends like Andrea (a skillful children’s book illustrator), Grace, and John (whose poetry I would recommend checking out). They have been a shining example of the ways in which an online community can connect with and help each other.

Please be sure to check out their awesome pages:

-Andrea: https://edoodless.wordpress.com/

-Grace of the Sun: https://graceofthesun.com/

-John: https://johncoyote.wordpress.com/

Andrea also lifted my spirits by featuring one of my poems, “Night Music” on her blog (thank you again, Andrea!): https://edoodless.wordpress.com/2022/03/21/night-music-inspired-by-joyce/ and this morning the Australian’s Children’s Poetry site featured a poem I’d written for one of their prompts (to describe the lovely illustration they provided): https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/17885195/posts/3907020128

My dream of becoming an established writer is coming true. I’ll keep working hard to make it a full reality, but I keep getting reminded of how such a journey can connect you with awesome people from all over–who can become great friends. And we can help support and encourage each other towards our dreams. It’s a miracle of life.

Thank you!

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12 thoughts on “Journal Entry #11

  1. Thank you to mentioning me, I feel like a celebrity now. Haha.
    But I completely agree that the blogging community is filled with people who can inspire and encourage you! 🙂

    I actually have been toying with the idea for a while now to invite writers to pick one of my drawings and write a short story or poem based on it.
    Once we have enough stories, it could be published as a book.
    Maybe I will write a post about it today and suggest the idea…. 😀

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    1. Wow, that would be an incredible idea, Andrea! I’m sure many people would love to write short stories or poetry based on your artwork. They are so inspirational that I’ve been thinking of a few poems to go along with them as well, so it’s been something I’m already working on.

      Anyway, mentioning you in this journal entry is the least I can do. It’s been wonderful to connect with you here on WordPress, and I really do feel that you highlighting my work is one major reason The Literary Serenity Archives is making such great progress. So I wanted to return the favor in my own way. ^_^

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      1. Many years ago, when I had another blog, someone did the same for me and it helped my blog a lot.
        Very happy to do! Plus it helped me too!

        Another thing that can be helpful to grow the blog is to use plural hashtags (e.g. poems instead of poem).
        Also, the hashtag “writing” is a good and popular one to use.
        I am not an expert. Just a few things I have learned over the years 🙂

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      2. Oh, thanks! I’ll make sure to include both of those keywords the next time I post a poem. And I look forward to continuing to learn from your experience and wisdom. ^_^

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