Hi friends–so many wonderful friends I’ve met here on WordPress, blogging. I ran across a sweet opportunity to join a group of 1,000 (+) bloggers who are writing about compassion. The plan is to “flood the internet” (though I doubt 1,000 blogs will constitute anything near a flood) with perspectives on compassion.
The floodgates open February 20, 2015.
It’s an idea that’s growing rapidly, with bloggers from all over the world joining in. I wish I could personally invite you all, so instead I’m mass-inviting you!
If you’re interested in participating, look for #1000Speak on Twitter and 1000 Voices for Compassion on Facebook.
Stay tuned here, too. I’ll be posting for compassion on 2/20.
Joan T. Warren
The way I figure,
if this conversation
reaches even one person,
then it is worthwhile;
even if that one
is just you
Heart reaching heart,
this is life.
Note: The above poem is my offering to a fellow blogger’s event, in which one responds to three words offered and writes whatever one wishes. The three words today were figure, reaching and conversation.
My reflections were also partly inspired by thinking about the value of what I am doing as I spend many hours blogging, reading and following other bloggers. For example, Randall A. Golden’s “The Curse of the Follow Button” helped me solidify my underlying feelings (after putting a lot of work into some pieces and finding them hardly viewed), which in turn helped me get beyond that emerging frustration and transition to acceptance and balance. After all, we don’t want to forget the main reason we’re here as we excitedly make new connections and catch Follow Fever (more to come about that later).
Also included in today’s offering is WordPress’ weekly challenge, to participate in a Blog Event (as above) and incorporate one of WordPress’ extremely-easy-to-access blog features such as using the Media Explorer to insert a tweet or YouTube video.
Here’s an example:
If you would like to participate in this fun and interesting challenge, follow the links below, where you’ll also find my official event:
Thanks, and enjoy the process!
Surfing around WordPress and the blogging communities, one occasionally stumbles upon a pearl of great price. Pearls that delight the soul, engender camaraderie and inspire creative joy! One of the beauties of blogging is sharing these pearls. In that light, this post is a Blog Event, so that we can share pearls of encouragement with one another.
So, here is your challenge: Write about a time when you needed encouragement and then stumbled upon a pearl of great price. Try to stay within the topics hope, joy and/or expressing love in the mundane (i.e., chores). Your comments should include your story (or a link to your story) and a link to the site that you feel is a pearl. The list will grow and we’ll have a read-a-fest that’s sure to encourage!
Here are a few blog posts that lit me up this week–just click on the orange links to read them:
Shape.com and belasbrightideas.wordpress.com