Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This Is Just to Say

. . . that I've finally decided to join the world of blogging. I resisted in the past, thinking blogging was perhaps a waste of time and perhaps a bit self-indulgent. Maybe it is. But I've also realized lately that a blog is a good way of joining the larger community of poets. And it seems that in spite of the many miles separating bloggers from each other, a feeling of friendship emerges. I've been reading a number of poetry blogs and finding the conversation interesting and often useful with lots of good tips and links. So while I'm feeling a bit like a child about to enter a new school, here I am. I hope to contribute something to the conversation and not to whine too much. But don't get me started on the new postal rates!

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  1. Welcome, Diane! I've definitely found that to be true, about blogging being a way to join the larger community of poets. And maybe it's a little self-indulgent sometimes, but I'm not sure that's always such a bad thing...

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  2. Hi Diane,
    Welcome aboard! Blogging is a good way to meet and get in touch with other poets. I've met a lot of terrific folks and discovered a lot of really good writing this way.

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  3. Thanks, Suzanne and Matthew. How lovely to know that someone is indeed reading and then how nice to be warmly welcomed! Matthew, do you remember reading together at Playwrights Theater?

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  4. Thanks, Anne. Good point about the value of self-indulgence. I've done a ton of work today, so a little indulgence seems in order. I'm already feeling part of the community
    with all these nice welcomes.

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  5. Hi Diane, yes, I do! That is one of my favorite reading experiences. Nice to run into you again, via blog.

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