jeudi, juillet 15, 2010

Extraordinary Life



Blogger Ilakya Spandhanaa posted this inspirational youtube video on her site. And I found it to be so true to ourselves that I would like to share it with those who drop by as well as a reminder to myself.



Birds of a feather flock together. Therefore, many writers, poets in particular seek fellow writers for a sense of belonging and camaraderie. Generally, writers are also quite 'shy' in nature - even when they appear most sociable - I always sense a reticence from the maddening crowd. That is why blogging sites or memes for writers like Magpie Tales, Stony River , and the new Poets United and many more appeal to so many. It is unobstrusive and yet communal at the same time.


The immediate acceptance across the globe is phenomenal and like a drug, draws us within. The out-pouring encouragement and feedback is like an adrenalin rush for the budding writers and the most seasoned scribes. Age, sex, occupation, race/religion and other barriers disappear. Generally, comments are positive as those who do not like any particular post would hold their peace instead of leaving negative remarks. Spammers are, as one blogger puts it, removed mercilessly and swiftly.


For those unfamilliar with memes, each week a topic, image or inspirational quote is sent out by the host of the site. The hosts of these sites do not really influence the trend of writing, encouraging a wide and ranging response to the topics of the week. Through the Mr Linky's magical widgets, writers from all over post their interpretation of the topic for all to share.


This next youtube video drives home how writers help each other every week through the various memes. It says at the ending - when you make another person smile, be it family, or a stranger - you make a difference.


Let's make a difference to the world. And let poetry be a soothing balm to the banes of the world.



5 commentaires:

ilakya a dit…

I am more than just honored Ninotaziz.. :) Thanks for mentioning me here.. and for this wonderful, reflective post. Its great to be a part of this family :) and you got a lovely blog. cheers!! :)

ilakya a dit…

I am more than just honored Ninotaziz.. :) Thanks for mentioning me here.. and for this wonderful, reflective post. Its great to be a part of this family :) and you got a lovely blog. cheers!! :)

ninotaziz a dit…

Thank Ilakya. It is lovely of you to drop by.

Let's hope that a mere drop of friendship in the ocean helps the healing process worldwide.

Love the way you write...

Have a great weekend!

Stafford Ray a dit…

Hello and thank you for your encouragement. This is new for me so it was instructive to read your comments on blogging. Damned addictive but why not! :-)

Friko a dit…

thank you so much for visiting my blog.

There are such riches here it will take me a while to explore.

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