problogger's challenge to write about the Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers has
resulted in a great many thoughtful posts; mostly, of course, about professional blogging, rather than the personal and idiosyncratic blogging in which I indulge.
I was hoping for some truly eccentric suggestions. You know, like turn three
times clockwise, then bow to the west twice; or put on your FEAR THE POET T-shirt, burn sage incense, chant "I am creative" thirteen times. Something.
But no, pretty much the expected good advice, with a few not-so-typical good
ideas; and some of the usual, unusually well-expressed.
To the extent there is a common theme, it is: Passion. Persistence. Patience. To which I would add: Play! . . .
I did a very quick
look-through, and offer below some brief excerpts . . .
It was raining, so I had this big bump on my chest -- where the camera hides under my jacket on wet days.
Stopped to chat with a crow that flew into a small tree and tipped its head at me.
In the park, when I bent down to pick up my dog's poop, I noticed
raindrops on the bare dandelion, so stayed bent and took some pictures.
Explained to the dogs that they would just have to be patient and wait
Coming home, said good morning to the waiting squirrels. Visited with them a bit as I filled the feeders.
I could have told them that five thousand humans died yesterday in an
earthquake, but I knew they would not understand; no more than I
understand my own grief when I find one of their little bodies, stiff
and ravaged in the grass.