Hello everyone! How are you doing today?

I had a little thought on my mind, and thoughts are pretty cheap, so here are my pennies worth of them:

I was thinking how I could create more events or even opportunities on this blog. With the story collaboration I’m hosting (currently ongoing for the next few months), I would like to hear back from you about any thoughts, critiques, feedback, and suggestions for this website. What is something I can add? Do you have any future collaboration ideas I can take into consideration? What is some content you would like to see posted on here?

Alternatively, what are things you don’t like about the blog?

I always had poetry in mind on here, but I’d like to branch out to more. I do also have a Submit Here page where you can submit podcast links of your own, poetry, novels, novellas, chapters, analyzations, etc, etc. There is the Poetry Corner page too where you can post poetry and chat with other writers/readers, but it’s actively a ghost zone.

I think these ideas and methods indeed add variety, but I just would like some feedback about this website and what could be improved.

It is very appreciated. Thank you so much for reading.

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    1. Aww, thank you!
      I checked your channel out. That is a pretty unique idea; I bet your channel will take off soon!
      I will think about the idea if I should record my poetry. Perhaps I should because it adds to the connectivity aspect especially in a world of lock-down and social distancing. I will have to mull this over a bit. Thank you so much for the suggestion. 😀

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      1. I just added it to the Google Forms document for my Submit Here page. You can now leave a link to an audio recording of your piece. Feel free to submit as many as you’d like!

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    1. That’s an excellent idea! I have not thought of that to be honest.

      I’m not sure how I would even help start that though, considering my art skills are garbage. 😅

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  1. As far as future collaborations, you could do plays or screenplays, as well as start new Collaborative poems and long form fiction. I do think they’re all rather difficult as the writers all want to go in their own directions. I prefer more structure and outline, but you seem to delight in it and even encourage it. And I think that’s wonderful.

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    1. Ooh, screenplays and play writing! That is such a fantastic idea.

      I will need to start reading a bit on how to write/format a screenplay to start off the collaboration. I think this is something very likely to happen after the story collaboration ends.

      And yes, I should do more collaborative poems. That’s definitely going to happen again.

      Thank you for your feedback. 🙂

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      1. That is such a great idea. I’m going to have to start brainstorming plots and characters soon now to set up the beginning of the screenplay.

        I very well might hold a poll about it to see what genre should be tackled next too.

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  2. I don’t have any criticism, but I just wanted to say thanks!

    Lucy, I love your site. You give everyone so many opportunities, whether it’s to share their work or to promote their writing or to explore new styles.

    To be honest, I really appreciate it when you share others’ writing. It’s not only an inspiration, but an outlet for me when I can share my writing. I can truly express myself on your site without my followers knowing what I post here. And you don’t know how much that means to me 💕

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    1. Oh wow, that… that just lit a smile on my face. I don’t know what to say, but I’m just so happy that my site could give you that outlet for expression.

      Writing is personal, so this really does make me glad that you feel comfortable to submit here. Thank you for your kind words and feedback. ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. I’m so glad to hear that. Collaborations are a permanent edition here, and with everyone’s ideas, I’m happy to say that they might be coming out one after the next!

      And yes, I agree with that very much. Joy should be the main thing, and with poetry, I love sharing it to the world and seeing how it reaches different people. I just want to make sure that what we have here on this blog can bring others joy too in their creative inspirations and passions. ❤ ❤

      Thank you for your thoughts and feedback. It’s always appreciated.

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    1. Collaboration poems are always so much fun. The last one I held didn’t have a one line limit, but rather two to four lines. This contrast is interesting as one line might serve a more impactful and thought provoking touch to a future collaboration poem. I’m going to think about that for the next one. Thank you so much for your thoughts and your feedback! ❤ ❤

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      1. Hahaha! Will do.

        With the story collaboration ongoing, it might be a little while before the next collaboration project emerges. But, when the poem collaborative project is up, you’ll be the first to know. 😃

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  3. So far, I absolutely adore your blog. I love all the poems, stories, collaborations that are hosted; it’s absolutely mesmerising to read such things.❤❤

    Hey, have you thought about holding a flash fiction contest? Like you could give us a prompt: be it a written one or an image one, and we’ll be able to submit our entries for the said contest. I know it’s kind of similar to your submission form idea, but this is something I haven’t seen a lot in the WP community( I could be wrong, though).

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    1. I am so glad to hear that. ❤️❤️❤️

      That is an amazing idea. I’ve seen flash fiction prompts all over, but never as a contest with a clear winner. I think I will start something like that, and maybe call it Flash Fiction Friday? The name is probably already out there, though. Hahaha. 😁

      Thank you for your thoughts and feedback!

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  4. The suggestions here have already been made…I don’t have anything to add😅😅 But I just wanted to say that I already adore everything you do (though I still have yet to read all of your posts) kudos to your wonderful words!! Keep going buddy🥳🥳💝💝

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  5. Wow, you are courageous, throwing it open. I imagine the desire is to have more impact. More readership, more impact. So, what do readers want?
    I remember a local independent coffee shop wanted to increase business. The owners wife liked to “bargain shop”, she thought that having a few items for resell might help the business. Soon it was a second hand store with coffee.

    You have a solid grip on writing. I think you also have a heart for inspiring and encouraging new talent. Crafting a website that reaches multiple types of audiences will require careful structure and navigation. Few people can handle that, and I’m sure you are up to the task. Ha, my blog is a mess, unedited, eclectic, unfocused, and generally a lost cause- because it reflects who I am.

    IMHO, people like fully developed core subjects, with interesting tangential. Wordsmithing with Audio, wordsmithing with Art, tips on brainstorming, idea structuring/plot development, then a section on spoon collecting. Wait… maybe not.

    What the hell do I know? But you asked.

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    1. Wow, thank you so much, John. This gave me a lot to think about, especially for the future of this website.

      I wouldn’t say I’m courageous, more curious I would say. But then again, what was it about curiosity and the cat?

      Yes, I think that is the ultimate goal I’d like to achieve, especially to expand readership, along with offering more opportunities here to reach everyone.

      “You have a solid grip on writing. I think you also have a heart for inspiring and encouraging new talent. Crafting a website that reaches multiple types of audiences will require careful structure and navigation. Few people can handle that, and I’m sure you are up to the task. Ha, my blog is a mess, unedited, eclectic, unfocused, and generally a lost cause- because it reflects who I am.”

      Oh, thank you so much. That means a lot to hear. As for creating a website that is diverse, that is true it will need structure and navigation. I hope I’d be up to par with the task!

      Your blog is not any of those things, in my opinion. Well, perhaps eclectic actually, but I like the range of different topics you cover, especially reading about your family history on there and how it ties back to ancient and world history. That is a pretty specific topic, and it’s especially interesting for those who enjoy history in the element of its context.

      “Wordsmithing with Audio, wordsmithing with Art, tips on brainstorming, idea structuring/plot development, then a section on spoon collecting. Wait… maybe not.”

      All excellent ideas! Even the spoon collecting. We all have our own hobbies don’t we? 😀

      Thank you so much for your thoughts and feedback. It is greatly appreciated.

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      1. You are more than welcome. Now that I am well on the other side of Wednesday, perhaps even Thursday, my perspective on life has altered. I’m no longer in search for America, and my way in it. I have been blessed to use some of my talents to have a constructive living that focused primarily on empowering people. Now what?

        In the end, I will leave with a pile of stuff, some of which I made, some that I treasured, and most that I collected mindlessly. It will all go, a few things to loved ones and friends, but most will reform and become compost for future items.. Except the words…and the thoughts the words express.

        I have pondered that I think I know Socrates, I call Homer my fiend, I can see having Robert Heinlien for dinner. What happens to my words as I slide into Friday and afterwards? I’m thinking of a virtual existence that goes beyond living memory. I don’t have the time or the talent to make the great American novel. But perhaps if I throw enough stuff up on the web, someone, someday could construct an avatar based on the data. It is the ultimate fear of the senseless void. As a Christian I’m not to fear that, so I turn the fear into a potentially rewarding project. A tree falls in the forest, it makes a sound…

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