Robin Hawke

More Blog on Fire Nominations
August 10, 2011, 7:23 PM
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I’ve been slow to post these:

3)    Coloraddictions

4)    The Writer’s Guide to ePublishing

5)    Inkygirl

6)   Once Upon a Time

Four more to go! Check back.

One Way of Being
August 8, 2011, 8:05 PM
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A funny thing happened on the way to find nominations for the Blog on Fire Award. I began to question what I was doing with my own blog.  There are so many blogs—with generic advice written by myriad experts.

I ran across an article, in a blog naturally, on How to Write a Successful Blog.

Discouragement set in. Not one of the things it suggested was at all interesting. Do we really need more of the Top 5 Lists or Top 10 Things?    Tutorials and how-to’s, must I?

I’m interested in a world filled with increasing amounts of love, tolerance and compassion.

But, I’m not interested in a blog that tells you 5 Ways of Being More Compassionate. Nor do I want to write a tutorial on How To Love Thy Neighbor.  It’s true, I already knew this about myself and my blog. But  what I didn’t know was how upsetting it would be to discover that, once again, I’ve chosen the hardest and lengthiest path possible. There is nothing popular or latest trend about love, tolerance and compassion.

On that note, I am off to make a donation to the Red Cross. It is one way I can stir my own compassion.

Blog on Fire Award
July 29, 2011, 6:03 PM
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Thank you to  Writingfeemail for a Blog on Fire Award.  The award gets paid forward to ten bloggers and engages me to list seven things you may not know about me:

1) I can balance on one leg for over five minutes.

2) My second toe is shorter than my first toe.

3) I watch The Bachelorette and discuss the weekly results with a good friend, Phil. We inevitably come to the conclusion Phil should get the rose.

4) I reread books and rewatch movies, not necessarily because I want to—but because I can’t remember reading or watching them before. My memory is overstuffed.

5) My bucket list includes dancing with Ellen Degeneres.

6) I want to retire in a small town with a bakery, a butcher, a cheese shop, in other words, the American equivalent of Saint Vallier, France. If you know of one, please share the name with me.

7) I want an em dash on my keyboard.

I’m off to discover exciting new blogs. Check back for my ten Blog on Fire Awards.