A simple concept: Pick a word, any word, and let it be your word for 2009. That’s the idea behind “One Little Word.”
My thanks to Stacey and Ruth at Two Writing Teachers — a great site — for first mentioning it here.
Today I’m just a conduit, passing along the good stuff. I hope you like it.
The above comes to you (and me) from Wordle, an online toy for generating “word clouds” from text. Check it out, a great place for a little creative fun (though, rats & snails, I can’t figure out how to get a larger Wordle image in my post — I made a few awesome ones yesterday using full paragraphs from favorite books, stanzas from Dylan songs, and such).
And now, excuse me, but it’s time to round up the kids and start bringing in the New Year.
ADDENDUM: I forgot to note that I discovered Wordle at the happy blog, A Year In Reading. The post was titled, “I Should Be Working,” and I know the feeling!
I’m writing to direct you to a wonderful post I just discovered at Seven Impossible Things. It’s dated 12/12, written by Jules, and titled, “Poetry Friday: To Music.”
I often wonder what this blog should be — this jamespreller.com creature — or even IF it should be. And then I read a post like that and am awed and encouraged.
Obviously, there are all sorts of ways to blog. Quick and breezy, snarky and sharp, link-laden or thoughtful and slow. I guess I try to find some balance. And, really, mostly just try to please myself, try to reflect what’s going on at the moment, especially as it touches my working life.
Anyway, all I’m trying to do now is say, hey, look at that. Isn’t that great? Isn’t that cool? Don’t you love it?
Happy New Year!
Welcome to the world, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston, son of Levi and Bristol, and grandson of Sarah Palin.
Only one question: Was Misstep already taken?
As my ex-brother-in-law would say, “Rats and snails!”
I just accidentally deleted a bunch of comments from the past few weeks. Sorry about that, people like Deb and Matthew; the comments are one of my favorite parts of this whole endeavor, snide or otherwise.