This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Well, it has been a while, hasn't it?

Guess I feel that way because last night I stayed up til the wee hours of the night reading some of the things I wrote in the past year.

My full intent when I started this blog was to put the prompts up and have a larger place to write with people, and what  an awesome group of people did I find. I have to say that all of you, yes... ALL of you reading this right now, have no idea , really, how much you have touched my life in the past year... (yea, a year all ready !) Re-reading the stuff  I wrote and the responses that you all gave just blows me away.

 I have to apologize  for not having the patience to fight with bloggers constant errors, it made me so upset I just gave up, and for a few months, busy with real life, I didn't write much at all. Then I went back to an app I really love to play, Fairy Land...

For those of you who don't know, Fairy Land is where I began writing our daily prompt, and where I met Helena, a dear friend I found there. Out of the blue one day in January of this year, Helena asked me if I knew any thing about blogs, and so the story of Dodge Writes began.

While not really knowing what to expect in the blog world, both Helena and I jumped in with both feet and soon found many kindred spirits out here, if you see how many followers are on our blogs , you know that listing all of you would be VERY  hard to do, but I want you, YES YOU, reading this to now, to know that you are very special to me, and meeting you has been a blessing beyond any I've asked for.

Now once again, I have to tell you that Bandit, my fairy muse, is whispering  in my ear, waiting for me to mention her...she wants you all to know she puts the us in we....so if your thinking  I'm using incorrect language when I say we or us, I just mean Bandit and I, unless of course I'm speaking of my husband or our fur kid Valentine, who each are a we and us at times.... Still following me? Okay, moving on...

There are so many people out here in cyber land, and I know, from blogs I follow, there are billions. To be honest ,  I overloaded on all the blogs, I want to follow all of the prompts I see, write a poem, photograph a day, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, One Stop, not to mention we were doing our own...to say it was a challenge is like saying the Grand Canyon is a creek bed. Then came the Monthly challenge, write one more poem a day... yea okay, I could probably squeeze it in.

FAIL ... LOL , as the end of the challenge came to be, so began the Internet service troubles, and posting everyday was out of the question... Catching up was even harder and I found I was pushing my self too hard. In my own eyes, a failure like this, only meant that I don't have what it takes to be a full time poet... but maybe that was a bit harsh. I know I can write a poem a day, it, for me anyway, is like talking to Bandit, Wayne, Valentine, or you for that matter... it just is.

Every day I wake to a song in my head, and that varies from all the music allowed to play in the US for the past 100 years...because if I have ever heard a song, I've kept a part of it and it plays in my dreams while I sleep or am awake , in the garden or in the house, everyday without fail. So whether I do writing well or not, it pours out of my brain all day long, so do the words I write.

Giving myself the challenge to write a prompt every day, none the less, in the beginning was purely self indulgent, an outlet to see... first if anyone actually would read what I write and secondly, if what I write had an inspirational tone enough to put a desire in others to write their point of view.  I feel in that we passed with flying colors, for the response was pretty-not-bad. But in the end still too much for me to do in the months when my work is the busiest.

Getting back to Fairy Land, simplified things for me, now I can concentrate on one poem, post replies easily and be done in two hours, instead of the five to six it takes me here. So if you are still interested in joining the prompt you can find us in Fairy Land our garden is open to all... you can find us there @  https://www.fairylandgame.com/fbfairy/fairygarden.php?id=2513832 or on our FB page @   jldodge@live.com  we hope you will and come join the fun and freedom we have regained there.

We truly miss you all and hope that you understand, for right now, that is all we feel we can handle. Many thanks to our followers, we wouldn't have know the power of friendships like yours if we had never started this... and Helena... You will always hold a very warm place deep in my heart.

ENJOY
JL&B

9 comments:

  1. Awww, Jl, it has been a pleasure to follow you and your beautiful writes, pictures, etc.. You have become more than just a blogger and fb friend. I feel like I've known you my whole life.. It has been a year for me to and I know how you feel. So many wonderful, cherished friends.. I will follow as long as permited, as I've had quite a few blogger problems myself. See you on the other side my dear friend..Susie

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  2. Susie , I hope you know how much you mean to me, you are a tell it like it is girl and WOW what a great writer, you are so talented !

    I know you have stuck through the blogger problems much better than I and I know that all the blogs you follow are just as appreciative as I am that you try so hard to be here for us !

    Your way of story telling in poetry forms is a gift, and you are a master at it... you will always be one of my favorite writers !
    I cant thank you enough for your loving ways !

    Love you so much !

    JL

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  3. JL,I was so preoccupied yesterday that I completely missed your post. You are the sweetest for mentioning me in such kindness. You are an amazing poetess and I am so grateful for meeting you in our little Fairyland game. If it were not for you, I would not of started write again, let alone share with anyone. I was really a closet writer. Thanks to you and bandit, I came out and was blown away when you and many others on fairyland liked my work! I did not have technical problems with Blogger, but I did find it a little overwhelming at times with so many prompt blogs to follow and write for. This past year for me has been bittersweet...Starting my blog was a high point...losing my fur child, Topaz (my Sheltie)
    has been devastating for me, so much so that I went into a bit of a depression. I've recently posted on my blog, but this time with no pressure. I am not going to just write and share my poetry, I am going to share photography, recipes, gardening, special occasions, decorating, crafts etc... I want to have fun with my blog, and I am looking forward to seeing how it is going to evolve. So JL, I owe you a debt of gratitude and I hope that you do not give up your blog completely, so that we can continue to visit and enjoy your gift of words and photo's. Love you!!!! See you in the magic gardens! Helena and LadyHawke ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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  4. JL I haven't been writing much either...my inspirations have been embedded deep within...and soon they'll come out to play again...you inspire me too...I wish you a joyous holiday season...

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  5. So happy that blogging has enriched your life. We have missed your posts, but do understand. Don't stay away too long!

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  6. Hey thanks for sharing your blog experiences, wishing you the best. Cheers.

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  7. Oh how nice it was to find you on my blog.. Hope you're coming back with your great talent.. I have missed you so much.. Love, Susie

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  8. Trying this new blog thing....see if I can keep it up

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