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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tiny Impression With an Impact

Welcome to all She Writers!

Such a splendid idea initiated by Meg Waite Clayton (her newest book, The Four Ms. Bradwells, to be released this March) for the She Writes' bloggers to have a "blog hop" or "group ball." Why do I say that? Because visiting one another's blog sites is very much like a dance. 

Writers, coming together, lightly touching...with words...as if each were moving in time to some inaudible minuet by Mozart. Passively engaging, pausing...turning...now forward, and back...then quietly, fading...away.  

And finally, all is still, as if it never was - except, perhaps, the lasting impression left by a single comment that piques the memory of that brief yet often bittersweet interlude.

Imagine, for a moment, the impact it might have if every time I visited another's blog, I paused long enough to leave my mark in the sand - a tiny impression that I was there - a comment, or "Hi, just passing thru," or even just a :~) That single tiny impression may be all that writer needs for encouragement, motivation, inspiration, or to challenge what they know how to do best.

And for a writer, doing what we do best is...to write :~) 

For the list of other She Writes' bloggers dancing this weekend, please click here.

20 comments:

cathykozak said...

A finely crafted, thoughtful post Kathy. Glad to connect on the SheWrites blog hop.

RYCJ/Author, Publisher said...

I second this. What a beautiful blog!

Anglers Rest said...

Kathy a great post. Glad to have stopped by via the Blog hop!

Kelly Hashway said...

Hi, Kathy. I'm here from She Writes. Very nice blog. You're right about the importance of visiting and commenting other blogs. I've met a lot of great writers this way.

Fi said...

Fellow blog hopper here. Love this post.

Dawn Brazil said...

Hellow Fellow SheWriter. Very nicely worded post. I'm certain many writers, myself included, love to see even the tinest of comments to a post. Thanks for sharing.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

What a beautiful website, and what an inspiring, welcoming introduction! I want to get to know you and your ideas better! Wow - great job!

I am bloghopping from the end forward so have more to go. Hope to visit again and hope you join me as well.

All the best,
Meryl
www.departingthetext.blogspot.com

Anne K. Albert said...

Super Blogger Ball post! :)

Janel said...

Very true! And now, I'm on my way to answer all of the wonderful comments I've received during this blog hop. :)

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Delightful post and so true! Even the smallest words can give you the soul fuel you need for the day. So nice to meet you and your blog :)

M Kathy Brown said...

Thank you to all She Writes' bloggers for your kind and encouraging comments! I thought it best to thank everyone who stopped by with a "group hug," then I can respond individually in a comment on your own site. So, again...thank you very much!

And...welcome to my newest followers: RYCJ, Anglers Rest, Fi and Anne - your presence compels me to write more often - which is a good thing:~)

Brenda Kezar said...

Another SheWrites blog-hopper stopping by!

Great inspirational post! One of the blogging areas I've been "lacking" in is visiting other blogs. I need to remember to do that more often, even when the blog-hop is over!

We writers have to stick together and encourage each other whenever we can.

M Kathy Brown said...

Brenda - So true. I am just as guilty. It is so easy to make just enough time to read w/o writing, or to write w/o reading when online. I'm pretty cyclicle on these things, though, so I usually get back into the groove at some point :~)

Ey Wade said...

Thanks. You may never know if that small smile or hello is what helped a blogger make it through her trials. So all is worthwhile.

Mystic_Mom said...

I agree Kathy! It is so encouraging to see a comment and it is often the thing that we need to keep going! There is something sad about seeing a number of visits but no comments :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be back to visit yours again soon!

Love the reference to Mozart...very true.

M Kathy Brown said...

Allow me to extend welcoming arms to Janel and Mystic_Mom! I hope I can write up to your anticipation and trust :~)

Carolyn said...

Hi back. Sorry, I thought it was over and took down my Blog Hop greeting. But thanks for stopping by.

Julie said...

Hi Kathy! I'm a little late for the hop, but I'm so glad to have found your blog. I loved this post. Thanks again for stopping by my site during the hop as well. Your cocker is adorable!

M Kathy Brown said...

Thanks, Julie, especially on behalf of Ginger, my cocker :~)

Julie said...

Hi again Kathy! Just wanted to let you know I've awarded you with the 'One Lovely Blog Award,' I think your site is wonderful. I'm looking forward to following you, and Ginger too! ;)

http://julieflanders.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-blog-award.html