Very Inspiring

In the space of three weeks I have received 3 nominations for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award here on WordPress.  I’m a little bit wordless.  It feels in me that inspiration works like a system of waterfalls.  Someone kicks the rock out of the way and the water flows, tumbles over one fall dislodging more obstructions, flowing on, saturate and soothing…on…  “When it rains…”  I am very thankful for these nominations / recommendations / kudos.  It is very inspiring to be considered inspiring.  Thank you: The Rag Tree, The Writer Site, and Words That Flow Like Water.  So, essentially, the award bounces right back at you – for its bestowal is so inspiring in itself.  To view my 7 things and the bloggers I nominate in kind, please visit my initial response:

Please take a look at my current blog roll as well – through these other bloggers I have come to follow many new blogs that promise to be quite inspiring, but don’t feel I’ve followed them long enough to contribute awards.  I would like to point out a few bloggers who have newly inspired me by their contribution of comments to my posts:

Simon H Lilly

R. L. Culpeper

Elena Caravela – an explosion of creativity I have followed consistently

Mari Sanchez Cayuso – her tangles of words (and images!) always unraveling potent internal realities

Petrujviljoen – ever active and compelling

Biblioklept – consistently instigative tidbits

Literodditie – fantastic and curious and quirky

This Blog Needs a Title – I thoroughly enjoy what happens here

Appropriately Frayed


Brainsnorts – always thoughtful and genuine

Okay, so it isn’t difficult to compile lists of inspiring bloggers in our community – and the happiness it brings is the fulminating trajectory of ever discovering more through awards like these – THANK YOU ALL!

Underneath is the meaning that it is meaningful to each of us – however small or distant these contacts and connections – that we each are offering ourselves and our work and welcoming those of one another – thank goodness and human capacity.

To paraphrase Dave Eggers (writing about David Foster Wallace):

“Which is, after all and conveniently enough for the end of this introduction, what an author’s seeking when he sets out to write – anything, but particularly a blog like this, a blog that attempts to give so much, that requires sacrifice and dedication.  Who would do such a thing if not for want of connection and thus of love?”


7 thoughts on “Very Inspiring

  1. Thanks again! I began to compile the required bits and bobs but got waylaid. Very grateful to you and all the other mindsmiths and wordsmiths that inspire and drive us to tinker on…

  2. Congratulations on your nomination; you certainly are deserving of it! I’m honored and somewhat taken aback that you considered me inspirational. As you said “It is very inspiring to be considered inspiring.” Although, most of my recent posts have not been of the “inspirational” type, so I’m guessing it had more to do with a comment I made. Nevertheless, you have reminded me of why I started my blog: to refine my philosophy, to meet kindred spirits, and to reach others. For that reminder I am indebted to you now twice over, and so, you deserve a fourth nomination.

    Greatly appreciated.

  3. it is the quality of refining and apparent integrity of your process that is inspiring – yes the community created by dialogue is inspiring as well – so we’ll grasp the award in a handshake. Thank you.

"Authors frequently say things they are unaware of; only after they have gotten the reactions of their readers do they discover what they have said" - Umberto Eco

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