I am a poet because I suck at writing. This post tells someone a lot about who I am in relation to the blogospher. And there are a lot of great blogs mentioned. So, in a way this, is my appreciation rant revisited.
I am one of those people that can see and find the good in anyone so it isn’t surprising to those that know me; I will befriend anyone. I ask a lot of questions not because I am nosy but because I am trying to find the one way we can relate and make a connection. I am of the belief that everyone has a commonality if you look hard enough. In today’s society people are suspicious of people like me, all my questions, wondering why I am so interested in them. I don’t blame them…I love people but I don’t trust easily either…paradox.
Recently, people have told me I spread myself too thin, that I know too many people. I add people I meet to Facebook constantly because I can’t stand the thought of saying goodbye. Well, meeting people is like an addiction for me. I am not complete if my world isn’t growing with new characters. Blogging was a Godsend to someone like me. I have met so many amazing people blogging. It’s like a buffet of cultural diversity and new worlds. I have met some people I consider true friends who have changed my life for the better.
Like an mysterious blogger, his poetry spoke to me but it was (I say was because he seems to have taken a long break) his clever stream of consciousness that kept people coming back to his blog for more. It could be their imagination like The Reclining Gentleman…the stories he told that hooked me were filled with romantic fantasy that would draw you in and keep you until the end and then days afterward. Over time though I realized TRG and I are very much alike. Sage Doyle…he writes with such honesty you don’t even realize you are reading and those are the best stories in my opinion. I feel like the characters he writes into life are my friends. Then there is Twin Daddy who I have come to absolutely adore. His blog is full of raw emotion and he TELLS IT HOW HE FEELS IT which I admire immensely. PMAO is also clever and his blog is his playground…he posts whatever he fancies in the moment…it is refreshing.
Then there are the poets who are true masters at writing and my favorite is D.L. McHale. I can’t help but live inside each word he writes which can put me in a hopeless mood or a beautiful mood. Other poets are Alex Hicks, Shruti, Jen LeFever, GingerSnaap, This Old Toad, Shackled and Crowned, Sean Bidd, Primal Nights, and Pharphalonus. I feel every one of them is a part of my life now. I look forward to their poetry, their beauty, and their words. There are so many others but the few I listed above are those I have gotten to know a bit more about. I look forward to learning more about all the others I am currently getting to know.
I have friends who read my blog and have supported my efforts as a writer. I have tried to include them in my world here and many of them can be found under guest favorites. I have a beautiful friend who wrote her first Erotic novel who I admire for her dedication and her talent. You will have the opportunity to purchase her book one day soon (crossing my fingers), watch for Sarah Bale. I have friends who have gone through some hard breakups or simply needed to put feelings to words. I always feel privileged to have gotten to share them here.
I don’t take from people more than I am willing to give. It is my greatest gift and my greatest heartache. This post was simply meant to show how much people mean to me. Whether it is their love, their hurts, their desires, or their disappointments, I embrace it all. We are all waiting to make our next mistake in life, we all need support, we all need love, and we are all fundamentally the same.