I have had a terrible itch to write the past few days but nothing came. So I tried something different. I Googled "Writing Prompts for Poems" and came up with tons of ideas. So I browsed the prompts and wrote down the words or phrases that I liked: Standing in line The sound of silence Overgrown Trust issues Locked in a jar On shaky ground Life-as planned Dear Reader Some things are meant to be Strangest dreams From these words, I came up with the poem below. I call it "Some Things Are Meant To Be". Not my best work, and I didn't use everything, but I like the way it turned out. See what you think. :) Dear reader some things are meant to be The sound of silence overgrown under the lid of this jar I've got trust issues and stand on shaky ground giving me the strangest dreams Life- not as planned but some things are meant to be Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson So what tricks do you use to get your self inspired to write?
The poetry of my heart spills onto the page in blue ink and fervent sighs The poetry of my heart is written on the wings of dreams and nights of longing The poetry of my heart negate shadows of terrors not voiced The poetry of my heart stands tall against this world Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson Photo by Alex Azabache from Pexels
You know those friends that seem to get just a little pushy with your business on occasion? Well, I’ve got one of those. He’s pushy. Not so much like a direct push-you-down-the-stairs kind of way. But a sort of nagging, poke-you-in-the-ribs, gently, nudging, kind of way.
I have been feeling less than inspired these days and this friend took notice. We have become pen pals, of a sort. Those of you too young to know what a Pen Pal is, look it up! It’s fun! I’ve found that he’s a terrific listener. 🙂 With everything that is going on in this world, it’s important that we stay connected in some way, even if it cannot be in a physical way. Thank heavens for the internet, right? So I now have this new “connection” with someone that I haven’t had before. It’s been nice!
In a recent correspondence, my friend said to me, “Just Write! Don’t worry about what you do – Just Write and you can go back later and look at it again.
Not everything is a hit – Baseball players are stars with a batting average of .300 – only 3 out of 10 at bats with a hit.”
That is a terrific way to look at it, isn’t it?
I’m starting to get that itch again to write and have written a few things here and there. That “spark” has begun again!
So, Thank You, Dear Friend, for nudging me, poking at me and most of all for being there for me. ❤
Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson
Please take a minute to read Meg’s wonderful post about why it’s OK to not be OK right now! ❤
I just kept asking myself over and over: “What is wrong with you?”
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Now it might come as a surprise, but did you know that the ‘About me’ page of a blog is one of the most visited pages of any blog?
What is an ‘About me’ page?
Simply put, it’s a page where the owner of a blog gives some details about themselves and their blog. If done correctly, the ‘About me‘page can be one of the main vehicles for building trust and connecting with your audience.
Take a look at the image below. It shows the stats (as on 24th May, 2020) of the most viewed articles on my blog. I’ve highlighted my ‘About me’ page.
Now check how many times the ‘About me’ page on your blog has been viewed.
Why having an ‘About me’ page matters.
I get really excited when I’m informed that…
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The Lovely online magazine, the Scarlet Leaf Review has graciously published 3 of my poems!
If you would like to see these, you can find them HERE.
Thank you for joining me on this journey. ❤ Penny