The poem posted on Thursday took a few days to write. As a result, it threw me off my blogging schedule. Actually, it threw me off all schedules. If I have a poem brewing, I tend to put everything aside to finish it. So , I have a few blog posts that are waiting to get out. And, if I can eke out a little more time, I may flesh out one more poem this weekend.
To the spammers and advertisers out there: I'm glad that you like my blog, but I have no desire whatsoever to advertise here. Don't care if it's mommy products or diet products, I'm not interested.
Is anyone else being asked to advertise on their blogs? I find it annoying and invasive.
Does it bug you that lit journals are relying more and more on contests to generate revenue? I miss the days when I could enter without a fee. I know that the revenue goes to supplement print and production costs. But I've simply stopped entering contest because 1) I can't afford it, and 2) the practice simply bothers me. We put too much value on contest winners (spoken like a person who has only won one in her life—but it was no-fee contest). I will say that I'm more inclined to enter a contest that offers a copy of the publication or subscription with my fee.
(Unrelated to the post above) I got an acceptance to Crab Creek Review. Woo hoo! I've been trying to send out a few submissions a month and it seems to be paying off. I like the idea of poems being out there working for me.
Oscars, BABY! The Academy Awards are my Super Bowl. Will be posting my picks and my take on this year's presentation later today.