My internal writing critic, like most, is full of doom and gloom. It declares things like: you’ll never be a prodigious writer. Authors don’t make enough cash to live on. You don’t know what you’re talking about.
This kind of inner talk has a dangerous dampening effect on, say, novels, poems, plays. But blogs, and more specifically Whole Heart Local? Meh.
When my critic says scornfully, with unsurprising frequency: nobody reads your blog. They don’t care what you have to say.
I reply, currently: beh.
I read WHL. And love it! And so appreciate the opportunity to plan for, dream about, and write it, still, 200 posts later. And to celebrate, we’re hosting a giveaway, WHL and me.
Lauren Murphy, herbalist, strong-lady (rumor has it she can lift 600 lbs with her LEGS,) master cheese-maker (no kidding), and good friend, will be debuting her new herbal line Lala Earth this September. Through her enormous generosity, WHL is giving away loose-leaf tea with the theme of love. And if THAT weren’t enough, I plan to pair it with a small treat from one of JP’s wonderful, local businesses.
On to the giveaway. All you gotta do is leave a comment. That’s it! One comment, about any such subject as your heart desires. Or “hi!” That’s nice, too. The winner will be chosen by random on Wednesday, August 21.
Jess AC said:
I love your writing Phoebe. No matter what topic, it is always engaging and thoughtful. Tell that inner critic to take a hike! Congrats on the milestone of your blog.
linda kurimsky said:
Well i certainly. will comment for “lovelaced tea” Inner self doubt is usually gossip…THE NIGHT CIRCUS did not end so horribly!!
Gustaf Berger said:
What? You want to make money writing? What a novel idea. Could make a whale of a short story.
I just saw that police take notice sign yesterday when Simon and I visited that farm in Natick ( bought some wool yarn there). I have to say, I’m not necessarily commenting to win something, I’m commenting because I know blogs need comments, thanks for reminding me. And for those of you who haven’t tried Lauren’s stuff, I had the good forturne to obtain some of her fire cider last year and it was awesome.
Writing for you seems like a window into a deeper part of you. Thanks for sharing your brilliance with us!
Comment, comment, comment! La la la! Also, hi!
Also, congratulations on publishing 200 blogs in spite of that pesky inner critic. A fantastic feat! 🙂
Saw this phrase on a bumper sticker once and thought it was funny…
C.onstantly S.eeking I.nspiration Writer
Kate Leavey said:
Having just read your recent 100 pages, I guess publishing is close – around the next bend. If I gambled, I would put money down!
Your images remind me to remember magical, passing moments like melted frog ice cream. Your words are inspiring too; in fact, I have been thinking very frequently about the idea of INTENTIONALITY as you mention it in your stay-cation post. What makes a weekend of hanging out into a “stay-cation?” Maybe it’s intention.
q: What makes a good read a good read? a: Maybe whole heart.
Thanks for inviting comments. I hope I win hahaha, but mostly I am glad you gave me the opportunity to say how much I admire this blog. Let’s knit something summery at the beach before the season’s over!
rockspirit runningwater said:
200 huh? I had the count at 198. I musta missed a couple…oh well.
Reading your blog is the next best thing to hangin’ out with you…er, maybe actually reading your blog over a bowl of fresh picked june berries is somewhere in between….
Hey Phoebe! Guess what I’m watching? Kung Fu, the first season, Grasshopper!
Well, I read! As do these other 11 people. (I just don’t read consistently!) Thanks for sharing your writing with the world. We love you!
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