We move in step Our pace succinct Gaining strength From weakened knees Chest hive shaking butterflies Exorcised to far side of trees
I’m not sure if this is real Can’t believe just how I feel Falling over the bridge to up Each move un-knots Sore landing spots Sandpaper shuffles At her flip-flopped feet Living in arbor seas of green Forgetting planks
Arched frown toward peace Showing way to finally reach
Had me tongue-raveled Talking of so many things First loves Lame high school scenes College majors Burning dreams Books Future Failure Depression Creativity therein What we’ll be Depends upon More than might Brushoff Touch, set fire In blue jeans Live wiring Electricity shorts out Words come easy Curtail breath Over this stream Two lives cross Looking up to each other With smiles content to spend Reciprocal grins and sugar touch
Lakeside picnic basket lunch here, her Seeking
s ………………………………….…As time trails Through forest clearing ……………..Floating together ……………………………tender warm wakes Learned strides pasture worst mistakes Full knowing now that she can hang— Rather walking in serenityhand in hand Where we miss and wish again Discovering more than being happy Finding joy that isn’t planned
___________________________________________________ Want to listen to Wish Again? The above poem was written for One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Picture Prompt Challenge. Chris G. interviews Adam Romanowicz at One Stop Poetry. Fantastic photographer!
Over the last several months, I have read every book I could find about blogging and customizing self-hosted blogs. However, many “blog books” are more technical than entertaining. Nonetheless, there are a few current gems in major bookstores. The sparkling diamond among all the books about blogging may be PROBLOGGER: Secrets to a Six-Figure Income (Darren Rowse & Chris Garnett).
Allow me to preface this review by stating that I appreciate books that are brutally honest and straightforward, especially when it comes to technological subject matter. While still maintaining an encouraging tone and presenting models for best practice, Rowse and Garrett explain the realities of earning income through managing multiple blogs, still having a life, and initiating networks far larger than a single website.
PROBLOGGER (the book) is a useful guide for implementing various publishing options. I think of it as a handy reference manual of insights into blogging as both an art and potentially lucrative business. My copy of PROBLOGGER is dog-eared throughout, highlighted on every page, and smells like I spilled coffee all over it (because I did in a moment of early morning klutziness). The library might not even accept my beat-up copy as a donation. I also scribbled inky notes all over the margins of many pages. At times it felt like a productive workbook.
Conclusion: PROBLOGGER = A Must Read for bloggers seeking advice on just about every blogging topic
Chris Garrett is a writer, Internet Marketing Consultant, and of course, professional blogger. As well as his own blog, chrisg.com, he writes for many sites including the Blog Herald, FreelanceSwitch, CopyBlogger, and even occasionally ProBlogger.