What’s a secret skill or ability you have or wish you had?
There is always more to learn, and I am grateful for all I learn with blogs. Karl helped me begin our first site, Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin, in December 2009. I remember learning how to create a simple post, and the good achievement that was for me. I wanted to reprint some of my poems from print journals, share them with more people, and also thank the editors and publishers. Perhaps a few new readers found their work too.
Now I write drafts of new poems as I create and work here. There may be several revisions before I publish the post. Learning how to add images was a new skill.
I also began a handwritten journal again yesterday, and wrote about that in a post at the Oostburg, Wisconsin blog: Spring Gifts. The journal is from Beverly Dyer – I learned of her art from her blog.
So much more to learn, and I am grateful. Sometimes I stay with what I already know for awhile, and then learn a little more. Thank you.
I can say: steady growth with poetry, because of practice with blogs. I also read blogs, books, and poetry print journals. Reading is an important part of growing as a writer, as many have observed. Practice helps with “confidence level.” Always more to learn, a poem can be revised, and an editor may have a good idea.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. Psalm 90: 17
When a new challenge occurs – and these last years and this time are a challenge for all – the words are familiar. I also follow my health care plan every day – practical and consistent. I can feel some anxiety before an appointment, but I have a plan. Extra rest, quiet time, and I prepare and review. Karl helps too. I am grateful for progress. One step, one day, at a time.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.