Monday, 11 October 2010
We spend quite a bit of time here at One Stop promoting other poets, fresh new voices that we find, either through our own blogs or through One Shot Wednesday. I know for me personally it gives a chance to recognize those voices I admire, that have spoken to me or even helped shape the poet that I hope to become.
My journey into poetry started because someone saw the potential in me and challenged me to try writing it. This is also why when I read what you write during our mid-week festivities, I always try to be encouraging, because quite honestly many of you have tremendous skills (and I am hedging toward a mention in the acknowledgements, nah, just kidding)
If my english teacher would have never encouraged me in my writing, I would have never pursued it. Today it plays a big part of my life. If a friend named Rob had never encouraged me to blog, i would never have met any of you. If Kat had never challenged me to write poetry, I would not be a part of this team and be walking around with all this pent up emotion and no way to get it out.
Today, I want to do something a bit different. Usually I find someone to spotlight, to share with you. Today, I want you to spotlight someone. What or who have you read that is good this week? Drop their name and blog address in the comments and tell us why.
Let's have a little fun with this. ~Brian