Linking up: It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3!

I love it when I see people linking up to my linky parties!

So you like the idea of my poetry party but think it is probably beyond your scope of ability to actually participate. The truth is, in fact, that it is remarkable easy to add a link, but extremely time consuming to put a linky party together and spread the word around, which is why I feel thankful for every single link brought to my punchbowl each month.  I get an email telling me when a new link has been added and I feel a burst of excitement and an energetic surge of satisfaction knowing that I am helping them to find new, inspiring blogging friends, increased traffic and, I hope, it generates an excitement in them as well.

You see, I find there are a ton of people writing poetry on the Internet but no real spot where they can come together and meet, share and inspire one another. And that is the hole I have been trying to fill ever since.  Please take a look at this wonderful infographic made my Rhondaa over at Oombawka Design. It shows you all there is too linking up: You add the link to your post, you supply your email address, and you choose your thumbnail. It’s that simple!  Continue reading

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat

Something's not quite right, Jim. No, Mr. Spock something is definately not right here.
Something’s not quite right, Jim.     No, Mr. Spock, something is definately not right here.

UGH!!

Days upon days upon days, that is what learning to blog does, it takes over your days. Don’t get me wrong, I am having a great time and I love blogging! But I got to tell you, after spending three days (and nights) trying to get everything caught up and done on my blog and pay attention to my fellow bloggers while trying to run an event, well, I’m just kinda exhausted! This blog thing it gives you the thrill of victory — 5 people have joined my event! — and the Agony of Defeat — some people cannot get it to open the link submission page!

All I have got to say is one little, itty-bitty word: Continue reading