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.)
Kelli Russell Agodon- http://ofkells.blogspot.com/
Donna Vorreyer – https://djvorreyer.wordpress.com
Carolee Bennett – https://gooduniversenextdoor.com/
Mary Biddinger – wordcage.blogspot.com/
Dave Bonta – http://vianegativa.us
Jim Brock http://picturesthatgotsmall.blogspot.com
Angela T Carr https://angelatcarr.wordpress.com/
Jill Crammond https://jillypoet.wordpress.com/
Kate Debolt – http://www.katedebolt.net/blog/
Heather Derr-Smith – ferhext.com/
Risa Denenberg – https://risadenenberg.weebly.com/blog
Andrew Eickstead http://www.unleashingthewordhoard.com
Jeannine Hall Gailey – webbish6.com
Erin Hollowell – beingpoetry.net. T
Trish Hopkinson https://trishhopkinson.com/
Jennifer Hudgens https://jenniferelhudgens.wordpress.com
Catherine Hume: https://catherinehume.wordpress.com/
Crystal Ignatowski – http://somehiatus.tumblr.com/
Charles Jensen – https://charles-jensen.com/kinemapoetics-blog/
Anita Olivia Koester – https://www.forkandpage.com/
Lakshmi – thiswinterheart.tumblr.com
Courtney LeBlanc – wordperv.com
Lorena P Matejowsky https://nothingbutblueskies.wordpress.com/
Ann Michael – www.annemichael.wordpress.com
Amy Miller – http://writers-island.blogspot.com/
James Moore – jameswmoore.wordpress.com
LouAnn Sheperd Muhm – https://louannmuhm.com/
January Gill O’Neill – http://poetmom.blogspot.com .
Shawnte Orion http://batteredhive.blogspot.com/
Susan Rich – http://thealchemistskitchen.blogspot.com .
Sarah Russell – https://sarahrussellpoetry.net
Martha Silano: http://bluepositive.blogspot.com/
Bonnie Staiger –https://bonniestaiger.com/
Hannah Stephenson – http://thestorialist.com
Stephanie Lane Sutton athenasleepsin.wordpress.com
Christine Swint – https://balancedonedge.blog/
Dylan Tweney – http://dylan20.tumblr.com/
Michael Allyn Wells: http://stickpoetsuperhero.blogspot.com/****
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.
Just touring before the tour gets started. It's a awesome idea and I hope it keeps me flying level for 2018.