Writing is solitary
And whenever we make it less than that
We dilute ourselves
Yet we have to go out in the world to gather stories
Food for the writing
It always shakes me up
I’ve been travelling
And the word birds fly to other fields
I tried to call them back
But my mind has nests in so many places at present
My new Facebook page and home for Audacity magazine
The magazine itself
The word birds are like starlings
They drift and weave high above
This small person walks with her dogs
Looking skywards hopefully
But they won’t roost
I heard a ruffle of feathers
Leather clad feet
I’ll boil water
And wait for the word birds
To come home to me
*The new Facebook page is open. I’m not doing the precious gathering and hunting that one does – sharing the page to this and that – my previous page also called Athousandbitsofpaper on Facebook taught me a lot
And what it taught me is – Facebook is a marketing platform designed to sell product
I’m not a product
My poetry is heart felt
I don’t care for numbers – I care for authentic engagement
My magazine and storytelling mean a great deal to me as does my poetry
I shall not turn them into whores for publicity
Subtle post under personal page leaving everyone to make up their own mind
If I only have a few followers fine
They will be precious to me and I shall talk to them daily
Just like my friends here
Thanks again for listening
It means a lot
Oh and the Facebook page in case anyone wants to follow is here I would love that 😊 and of course will high five back.
Emma my brand person has done an awesome job with the banner and it’s so much nicer to stand up with her awesome work behind me.
15 thoughts on “Dilution”
This resonated deeply with me; at times I don’t know what to write and other days I am overflowing with ideas on a range of topics 😊
I have a balanced flow as long as I’m in my own space but when I go wandering in others I fall out of balance – when you’re overflowing it’s brilliant – I like to fill in some drafts and then flesh them out later – write it all down somewhere for sure – you can draw on it in the off season then.
Exactly! The notes function on the phone is brilliant for when you are out and about or even for when you have a random idea. I write it out and then edit later on 😊
I love notes on my phone! I have stuff everywhere but always nice to go back when I’m feeling a bit stuck – gold there sometimes
Absolutely! The iPhone one is so good, I can insert photos, make text bold etc…I can practically write posts there, as I would on my laptop 😊
I use my phone for nearly everything – they are amazing inventions. Where would be without Apple and Steve Jobs?
I couldn’t agree more! The phone is used for so much more than just making calls, it really is a mini computer when you think about it. It’s so clever 😊💫
Well, at least I got to read your lovely words. Dad in hospital a couple days with pneumonia. Home now but constant care. Sort of giving up on a writing life. But my brother comes for a few days and I’ll take the kindle along for a quick trip in our trailer. Not sure if I’ll have internet at campground, but at least I’ll be out of here a few days.
Oh Lynn, my heart goes out to you and your Dad pneumonia is a dreadful thing particularly in the elderly. You sound like you need your headspace urgently – take a notebook and pen and that way it doesn’t matter if you have no power you can still release some thoughts. Thinking of you X
Perfect morning reading as always xxx
Thanks 😊 it’s nice to be back in the routine of a morning post – been a little inconsistent due to travel lately. 😊
I also do my best with time to myself writing 😊 I’m not sure of much authenticity on FB anymore, too many posts that are selling but disguised as something else so at least you will bring some back 🤞🍀
Yes I’m not interested in selling – the magazine is free – I’m more a sharer then a seller 😉
The first three lines are perfect. I was diluted, and unable to write, for years. I need my solitude and my self-reflection to create.
I think we all do Katrina, so important to be able to hear our own voice and settle the mind into spinning its tales rather than being absorbed into everyone else’s.