5.6.18

Rain & Sorrow

how you always remind me to leave it at the lovely




After the rain, the world shines. Have you seen a woman after sorrow? How she shines. Not the heartbreaking kind of sorrow but the one that nourishes, the tears we know we need to soften us, feed our roots and heal us; the sorrow like rain.




In the combox I'm going to write about my decision regarding this little webspace. I'm doing it there because it feels a bit messy and I want to keep things quiet here. (It's not anything bad.)


13 comments:

  1. From what I can see, blogging continues to fade away, more and more every month it seems - apart from the magazine type blogs and those which have maintained a warm community feeling over the years. Little dreamy or personal blogs seem to disappear regularly, like stars drifting too far away. I still get readers, perhaps half as many as I used to, and I have no desire to stop writing here. But as you've seen lately I've been trying to think of what exactly I should write.

    Sensibly, I would make this an author blog - book reviews, behind the scenes of writing, etc. And I may still do some of that. Being sensible is really a good idea.

    But I also know that the loveliest thing a writer can do for people is write. So I'm going to try for a while (everything is always only ever for a while with me!) doing something a lady on instagram suggested - one photo with a little bit of writing.

    Things might get a little ... odd ... because I am trying to strengthen my natural voice (as mentioned yesterday), so there may be a bit of sardonic darkness amongst the prettiness. I hope you can cope ;-)

    I also need to change the template here but we'll see.

    Have a beautiful day xx

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    1. Good luck with your writing explorations, Sarah. I am sure whatever you do, it will be wonderful. :)

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  2. We're right behind you, Sarah!
    I wrote for the first time on Wordpress at the weekend, if you want to visit: https://womanofartandmind.wordpress.com/
    I've had the address for a couple of years, but found it all so new and intimating (having been on Blogger for years!!). Anyway, I finally took the plunge - keeping it simple, one photo and some words... [I just love how we're exploring similar things at the same time, oceans apart]
    Sending love and encouragement xx

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  4. always happy to read whatever you care to write. i have never believed that a person needs to do just one kind of thing. we all contain multitudes...

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  5. I love that you'll still be writing here. Still sharing...you. I'm also trying to figure out what changes I want to make. I'm not writing in my blog because I'm not fully comfortable doing what I did...and things have just changed. I might also write more about well...writing. Changes can be good :)

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  6. Blessings on your writing endeavors, Sarah :-) and, a little sardonic darkness sounds just fine!

    My little online space is quieter than it's ever been (in terms of readership and comments) and yet I find myself writing more and more, daily, even! The ebb and flow of life as a whole tends to be this way. There are still lots and lots of quieter, friendly blogs, and I am glad of it.

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  7. Well, of course, you should do whatever you want! But, I'm going to be honest and tell you that a photo with a little writing feels just like instagram to me. I, for one, still prefer blogs and keep up with all of my favorites--however, I find that many bloggers post a lot less frequently now as they manage producing content for various web platforms. I wonder if blog readers have gone the way of instagram because they like daily or at least frequent/dependable content? I have noticed that all of the bloggers who also instagram post far more frequently on instagram than they do on their blogs. Remember back when bloggers sometimes published more than one post a day?? That was before all the "rules" about how to have a successful blog and grow your audience ruined everything. Helen Redfern at her blog The Bookish Baker recently wrote an interesting post about how "blogging rules" have ultimately hurt blogging. https://www.abookishbaker.com/blog/who-is-making-these-blogging-rules-up-anyway

    More than anything, I hope you will write and design the kind of blog that fulfills *you*; a place for you to meet your readers, share your thoughts and ideas, and explore and showcase your creativity. It is your space, and you most of all, should delight in it.♥

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate so much your honest response. That was a little how I felt about it too but I'm truly at a bit of a loss. I've always been a blogger, words are more important to me than anything, and I don't quite know how to save my online writing space from the erosion of blogging in general. In my feed reader there are only about two posts a day out of all the blogs I follow. Its so sad. People are willingly giving up depth and complexity :-(

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  8. II will happily read whatever it is that you want to write.

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  9. I do think a lot of the decline is because there is so much noise out there on the internet. From a reader perspective it is just so hard to know where to look and can get utterly overwhelming. I am constantly looking for blogs with depth and soul with writing that speaks to me...but it's a struggle to find them. It goes against a writer's nature, I think, to shout 'come and read my blog'.

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  10. Your timing is always perfect for me in my life with your messages, I'm still healing, and tears fell last night, as I'm off track and not being true to my creative self. It's a see-saw between happy and sad, and you help put things into perspective with beautiful words, And without words, what are we?

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