Eleven stories and 13,000 words into my thousand story odyssey and I haven’t yet run screaming into the night. Having 989 stories to go may seem overwhelming … because it is overwhelming. Which is why I’m counting little steps of progress as wins rather than focusing on the big (scary) picture.
My posting frequency has suffered a bit over the past few months, but I’m happy to report that this time it isn’t because I’ve gone tumbling ass over elbows down into the depths of depression again. A while back I mentioned that I’d set up an account on Fiverr.com, and it turns out there’s actually a market for terrible animation … who knew?? So between animating my ass off and having sub par time management skills, blogging has ranked pretty high on my Things To Neglect list. Continue reading →
Well would you look at that?! I can’t believe it’s shameless self-promotion time again. The days sure do fly by when you’re trying to find a way to call attention to yourself and your non-blog projects without appearing to be even more narcissistic than you’ve already revealed yourself to be. Fortunately, it occurred to me that if I replace my egocentric blathering with genuine admiration and a glowing review of another person’s work, in which I just happened to play a small part, I can ride her coat tails straight to The Land of Hey Look At Me!
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I can never remember the blogging rules. When returning from a hiatus, do you acknowledge the absence, or just dive back in as though you were never gone? Or are you supposed to hang up your Gone Fishin’ sign before slipping out the backdoor? If it’s the latter, that could be a problem for me since I generally don’t know when I’ll go off the grid until I’m well into the thick of it. Continue reading →
I signed up on Fiverr last week and thought I should take it for a spin around the block before I added any of my own Gigs. To see what the buying experience was like, I went to the Music & Audio section and found a singer/musician who was offering to set an original poem or lyrics to music. I sent her one of my poems and sat back to see what would happen.
To say I was pleasantly surprised would not only be the understatement of the year, it would be the understatement of the year that’s capable of kicking the asses of every previous understatement of the year for as long as there have been understatements of the year. I’ve attached the song she sent back and I must insist that you all listen to it immediately. I’ll wait …
See what I mean?? I was totally blown away! Then I thought, there are a million talented poets on WordPress, and I’m sure some of them would like to get blown, too. And the rest might like to have one of their poems musicalized.
I’ve attached a link to her Fiverr profile below, or you can just click here. If you take advantage of her amazing talent, I’d love to hear what she does with your work, since she’s my new favorite singer and all.