Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog Hop 2nd Date

Welcome to the SheWrites Blogger Ball!

We gone and done it again, got out the fancy dresses and heels and Meg has put on a great blog hop!  Thank you for stopping by...it's great to see you!

I've got a few blogs and while they have not been at the top of my life's to do list lately I'm confident that I'll be back better than before.  Please feel free to click around, visit my blogs and enjoy the scenery.

There are some winter nights where the colors
bleed away to blue and black.
Bruised snow under the moonlight,
Stark branches casting patterns on the snow.
The evening colors fade to black, 
the wolves howl as we turn to the fire.

I have to tell you, the last blog hop was amazing!  The visits, the comments and the encouragement was just amazing.  

I think as writers we need to remember the power of positive words and within our community of writers we need to show that solidarity and support.  It can mean so much and you may never know how that one comment, that one shared link can mean.  There have been days when the words didn't come and the research notes were put away to gather dust because I felt no love for my own words.  I felt I was writing into a void and that in those moments of writing in the dark it felt like racing on a rocking horse.

Encourage each other! Keep writing!  Share the words, the phrases that move you.  You may never know how much your words weigh.  I've written and raised a ruckus.  I've written and poured out my heart.  I write for me but I also write for those who honour me with their time which is given to reading my words.

Welcome to the hop, I hope you are able to visit lots of our blogs and I'll see you around soon!

Shanyn

20 comments:

Meg Waite Clayton said...

Encouragement is so important for all of us, but especially in creative endeavors. Thanks for joining the hop, and for the very thoughtful post and encouragement.

Kelly Hashway said...

Hi, Shanyn! I'm stopping by as part of the blog hop. It's nice to meet you. I completely agree with what you said. Writers need to support each other. We are the only one who truly understand this industry. Positive words and thinking can go a long way.

Kathmeista said...

Hello Shanyn! Just found your blog on account of this blog hop and your comment on my blog just now (thanks!) I totally agree with this post. Writing can be such a solitary pursuit that this kind of community building and mutual encouragement is hugely helpful and important. It's great to know someone hears you and likes your stuff. Now, I'm of to check out some more of your blog with a nice hot cup of tea :)

vinobaby said...

You are so right--some days it just makes all the difference in the world to know that you are not writing just to yourself. Kind words and comments are often worth their weight in gold. Keep writing, for yourself and for all of us checking in from the void.

Deborah Lawrenson said...

I found you last time on the hop - so popping by to say hello and agree with you on positive thought!

Mystic_Mom said...

Meg - thanks! it is great to be a part of another wonderful blog hop!

Kelly - I'm glad you stopped by with your own encouraging words!

Kathmeista - I hope you enjoyed your tea and your visit here.

Vinobaby - thanks for bringing some encouragement with you :-)

Deborah - wonderful that you stopped by again!

Serendipity's Library said...

Stopping by from the blog hop. Your blog is wonderful. Your words about supporting and encouragement will be remembered the next time I am feeling lost. I look forward to following your blog! Have a wonderful day.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming by on the blog hop, and I'm happy that you found some encouragement here.

isabelle gregson said...

Lovely Mystic Mom! Really looking forward to the ride. x isabelle

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming by Isabelle!

Debra Ann Elliott said...

Stopping by from the Blogger Ball. What an amazing blog. Nice to meet you.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks for coming over Debra Ann! Nice to meet you too!

Dawn Brazil said...

Fellow SheWriter here. Encouragement is very much appreciated. The writing life can be lonely at times, it's great to know that there's a community of other's who understand. Thanks for the lift!!!

Mystic_Mom said...

Hi Dawn, thanks for popping over! Great to meet you. Have a super day!

Anne K. Albert said...

Keep. On. Blogging! Please. :)

kimhaas said...

Hi, Shanyn! I can absolutely relate to the feeling of writing into a void.That's why I love blogging and the connections it fosters. It eases the loneliness just a bit.

Mrs. Moment said...

Mystic Mom, thank you for this post. I'm hopping blogs at the moment and am glad I chose yours. I definitely feel like I'm writing into the void at times and encouragement means so much. Keep up the fabulous writing!

Blisses

Kat

Mystic_Mom said...

Anne, Kim and Kat - thank you for your encouraging words and for stopping by! I appreciate it...

M Kathy Brown said...

Hi Shanyn!
I came by to see the new comments, and couldn't believe I didn't see mine (!?) You were the first one on the Redux that I visited, and apparently I didn't leave a print from my visit. Oh my!

Your post was how I knew about this hop, since I hadn't checked into She Writes for quite awhile. Love the way you expressed your sentiments about our hops. So true! And your touch of a picture with prose sits there like a gift for all those who visit. Nice.

Also enjoy your blog template - refreshing :~)

Mystic_Mom said...

Thanks Kathy for your sweet comments and for coming by! It's awesome that you did...and when I found this template I just knew it was 'me'! :-)

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