November 18th, 2009


Hard Things

Life is full of things which are hard or tedious or otherwise unpleasant that need doing anyhow. They help make the world go 'round, they improve skills, and they boost your sense of self-respect. But doing them still kinda sucks. It's all the more difficult to do those things when nobody appreciates it. Happily, blogging allows us to share our accomplishments and pat each other on the back.

What are some of the hard things you've done recently?

Questions about the Poetry Fishbowls

I've got a couple of ideas regarding the Poetry Fishbowls for which I'd like your input.

First, I know that a number of you are linking back to the "Fishbowl Open!" posts or otherwise promoting the project. Would you like me to start listing the names of people who tell me that they are doing this? It's a good way of attracting extra attention to your blog and letting people know that you support cyberfunded creativity.

Second, someone suggested in the post-mortem fiction discussion that I consider doing a piece of flash fiction during a Poetry Fishbowl, if I got a prompt that suited itself to that. I've already written a number of long narrative poems; I've also had a few prompts begin as poems and then spawn fiction later. So I think this has potential, although I don't know yet how it might evolve and I'm inclined to let it find its own way if it does. I'd like to know how you feel about this idea.

Poll #1487228 Poetry Fishbowl Ideas

Would you like me to list people who promote the Poetry Fishbowl?

Yes, please.
No, thank you.

How do you feel about maybe including occasional flash fiction in a Poetry Fishbowl?

I only want POETRY in a Poetry Fishbowl.
I might be interested in occasional flash fiction amongst poetry.
I would definitely like to see a piece of flash fiction amongst poetry.
Something else which I will explain in a comment.