2018 Revival Tour
|We're getting the band back together!|
We're back, baby!
Thanks to Kelli Russell Agodon and Donna Voyerrer for jumpstarting our blogging tour de force. First, the list of participants as of 12/27. (Kelli, thanks for the graphic.)
Next: Why am I blogging again?
It's more than nostalgia; although, nostalgia is a great motivator. Back in 2006 when I had two young kids and the Internet was young(ger), blogging was my lifeline. I would not have published my first book without the community of poets and writers encouraging me along the way. And, I enjoyed it. I enjoyed writing about new topics on a regular basis.
At some point, it became a grind.
This tour comes at a great time. My life is so busy that I am excited to make space for blogging. Lately, I've felt as if I've lost the ability to look forward, to wonder. Does that make sense? I lost that when I stopped blogging. Writing without limitations was an important part of my creativity, and I lost that when I stopped posting on a regular basis. It shows in nearly all of the poems I wrote in 2017.
This is a chance for me to reconnect with writers I love while recapturing a part of myself.
So, be on the lookout for all the blogs listed above--and this one. More to come. Stay tuned, dear reader.