Thank you all so much for the amazing feedback! I’ve still got a lot to learn and research myself, so I may not even get a blog up as fast as I thought I could, but everything you all have said has been super helpful. 😀
Hello, fellow writers! I’m probably the zillionth person on here asking for tips about blogging, but here I am. I’ve thought about starting a blog for awhile now, but now I think I might have the courage to finally try. 😬
So, without further ado, a few questions for you bloggers:
- How can you gain followers and keep them interested?
@emma-starr Thank you! I’m following yours by the way. 😉
That’s a great idea! There’s probably other writers out there who want blogging advice too. *scurries off to start thread*
@emma-starr I think it’s lovely. I think you have some great images in there, but you could, as @sir-leeds said, “embellish” it a bit. For example, try not to use trite expressions. We know that winter is grey and cold, now let us see it in a new way. So instead of saying the tea is cold, you could say it has “lost its warmth, lost its sou…[Read more]
I see you have entered a couplet war,
But I shall post mine, then intrude no more:
Divine Fire, flaming bright,
Inspire me, Your words to write.
@evelyn By the way, I really liked yours.
@emma-starr *blushes* Aww, really? I feel so flattered. 😊 Thank you!
No, unfortunately, I don’t have a blog… yet. If I ever do start one, would you have any advice for me? 🙂
@w-o-holmes 😆 Alright, enough with the sarcasm. So does it count? Does it …evoke?
@w-o-holmes No, no, no! 😂 Dude, I was just pulling your leg! xD
Just give me your general impression of the poem and I’ll be satisfied– I don’t need 8k. xD
@w-o-holmes I’m confuthed. XD But thanks for the explanation.
@w-o-holmes You mean irony? Because I love irony. But never mind if you meant satire.
Anyway, I reread your poem. To be brutally honest, the first time I read it I didn’t like it because it didn’t make a bit of sense to me. It took a second reading, but now I can see more of what you’re trying to say. I like the parallel you make betwe…[Read more]
@w-o-holmes *gasps in horror* I shall never show you my poem! *clutches notebook to heart* *sticks tongue out for good measure*
Just kiddin’. I don’t care if you do critique. Tell me what you think it means, what emotions it evoked, the symbolism behind each and every word, the relevancy of word choice, and report back with a 8,00…[Read more]
@w-o-holmes My dear fellow, you mustn’t jump to conclusions. I posted almost as soon as I wrote it out. 😏
Yes, it is partly from experience. Our family has planted several gardens over the past summers, although we haven’t done so for a few years. My mom was talking about wanting to plant another one, and my sister and I protested. Tha…[Read more]
Planting a Garden
Mommy and Daddy decided to plant a garden,
And they made me help.
I didn’t wanna help, and I told them so.
I said maybe we should harvest kelp
Like the people who live by the sea.
But they said no.
They never listen to me.
So we planted beans and tomatoes
and squash and cabbages
and cucumbers and peas
and eggplant.…[Read more]
@w-o-holmes By the way, I read your poem, and wow! You’re really good. Who are your favorite poets?
Frost said nothing gold could stay.
Nothing white can either.
White clouds soon turn into gray,
Shirts get stains, and so do
Gloves, handkerchiefs, even teeth.
The pearly whites of smiling youth
Become discolored, broken, few.
Snow gives way to mud.
White bandages to blood.
Paper becomes yellowed with age,
@emma-starr Ahahaha! Bagpipes. 😆 Well done!
Another silly one for you:
I found a caterpillar in my meal.
(I’m sure they’re not good to eat.)
‘Cause when I was swallowing
my last bit of spinach,
It tickled my throat with its feet.
@w-o-holmes That’s a tough one. I’m thinking lamplighter maybe? IDK. 😅
Also, another couplet for ya, taken from a longer poem also written in couplets:
A good idea flitted by
Like a golden butterfly.
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