Tuesday, 16 November 2010
One Shot Wednesday - Week 20
Hi and welcome! My name is Pete Marshall and I am your host tonight. Quite a few things have been going on at One Stop Poetry this week and I have quite a few things to update you on. Firstly we have opened a forum, One Stop Poetry..After Hours. This forum is for you so please use it. Tonight is its official launch so presently there are no discussions but if you would like to start any please visit After Hours and familiarize yourself with how the site works.
This weeks One Shoot Sunday was a special feature on the plight of Homelessness. This has received such a great response that we have decided to keep this open until next Sunday and encourage all of you to write or share something with us about this hard hitting subject.
Next I would like to announce that One Stop Poetry is now open to submissions. Spotlighting poets on One Stop is a great honor and something that we take great pleasure in and will continue to do so, but we also realize that sometimes we might miss something that is worth publishing in its own right. Sometimes you might discover something or write something that is worthy of promoting and we at One Stop would like to hear about this. If you feel you have something to contribute, whether this is art, photography, poetry, fiction and so forth please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for our consideration.
On a last note, when we set up One Shot Wednesday, the term One Shot referred to just that. We had no rules nor expectations, commenting was your choice, you could comment on as many or as little as you wished, what we wanted was for poets to have a platform and to be able to share their work. Sometimes having a blog can be a lonely world...One Shot gives you that platform to be noticed and introduce your poetry to the world. Please do not feel that commenting has to be a challenge...a word that I misused myself last week. When we write poetry we do so for the love of the craft and when we chose to comment we do so because we want to. I love reading others poetry and will try and read as many as I can. I wont do it all in one day..I will take my time. At times it is not possible to read everyone's but it will still not stop me from loving poetry and promoting poets through One Stop. We have a great team here and wonderful support from all our readers. One Stop & One Shot, in particular, is growing lets enjoys its growth and embrace this platform together.
Okay enough of me! If you are new to One Shot here's how it works
1) post a poem to your blog
2) link your poem to One Shot using Mr Linky, where you will be prompted to enter your name and the URL for your poem. The URL is the web address for your poem
3)Visit other One Shot Poets, as many as you wish. Tell them how you feel when you are reading, encourage and interact with them. If you wish to critique remember to be positive and constructive, negative criticism does not help anyone.
4)Tell others about One Shot Wednesday by including a link to this page on your post
Lastly One Shot Wednesday is my favorite time of the week, I love writing a new, exclusive poem, each week and enjoy the poetry that is shared....Happy One Shot....Pete