Blogging is many things to many people, but for me, it’s about writing. It’s about the meditation between the mind and the fingers on the keyboard, the purging of thought and feeling in a way that becomes organic and good. It’s about giving living, breathing voice to one dimensional type on the screen; the chance to raise it when necessary, to whisper it when not. It’s about every pause and sigh and shiver and shake of frustration or anger or joy that we deem important enough to record. And important enough to read.
It’s about platform.
It’s about presence.
It’s why I started the Won’t You be my Neighbor series last year, during which I was fortunate to host the beautiful voices of Motherese, Momalom, Remains of the Day, The Kitchen Witch, Fangirls Sing the Blues, Parenting by Dummies, The Chocolate Chip Waffle, Coffees and Commutes, Kathleen Basi, Ivy League Insecurities, Bad Mommy Moments, and The Extraordinary Ordinary, and why I am continuing it now with a brand new round.
If you’re unfamiliar with how this works, here’s the idea in a nutshell: every Friday for the next six weeks, I’ll be hosting a new guest writer here at Never-True Tales. This guest will be a ‘neighbor’ of mine: someone who has been a regular commenter and reader here in my little corner of the blogosphere. In turn, each of you who also blog are invited to do the same. Select someone who has caught your eye of late; maybe they’ve had insightful comments on your posts, or maybe you’ve enjoyed reading theirs. Likely they’re on your blog roll. Ask them to guest post on your blog.
Each Friday, stop by here and link up your guest post so we all have the opportunity to read their words, then encourage your guest poster to continue the series by inviting someone to their blog. And on and on it goes until the entire series becomes a tangled web of words and voices and blogs all of us fall headlong into.
I’ll be commencing Round 3 this Friday, February 4th with the words of Rudri at Being Rudri. If you’d like to be considered for a guest post, please email me at amy(at)nevertruetales(dot)com.