Contrary to what logic might suggest, my low-attendance at the Brainripples blog is in fact a sign of how busy I’ve been.
Here’s a little update from my desk:
Copywriting and Poetry
Concise language is important for both copywriting and poetry. Since December I’ve enjoyed the dual tasks of copywriting for Kathi “george” Wheeler of Noise w/o Sound Graphic Design, and revising poetry from my 2009 journals to prepare for a round of submissions this spring. Of all the writing I do, poetry revision is probably the most difficult. It’s delicate work to revise small handfuls of words without losing the voice.
Festival of the Trees
Last November Dave Bonta and Pablo invited me to join their team in support of the Festival of the Trees blog carnival. You all know how much I love this project, so you can imagine how stoked I am to lend a hand. We’re looking for volunteers to host! Read an interview by The Nature Blog Network with the Festival of the Trees crew. The Festival of the Trees is @treebloggers on Twitter and Identica.
All lovers of literature can find me this spring May 14-16, 2010 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for the Pennwriters Annual Conference: The Writer’s Craft. To learn more, read this Feature Artist Interview with Conference Coordinator Ayleen Stellhorn. You can count on seeing me in PA next year too – I’m running for VP this term to support Carol Silvis; she and I are working hard in preparation for 2010-2012.
@JadeBlackwater on Twitter
You can now follow me @JadeBlackwater on Twitter where I tweet about writing and art, ecology and conservation, sustainability and gardening, and everything else that makes me think. I never thought I’d be a tweep, but I’m already a nerd, so I shouldn’t be that surprised. To help preserve my time, I typically schedule tweets in advance via HootSuite, and to help preserve my readership I shorten links via bit.ly. (I also like to poke around #poettues hosted by @robertleebrewer.)
JLB Blogs on the Move
I’ve been tweeting away since January while my blogs Brainripples, AppleJade, and Arboreality appear to languish in neglect. In fact, I’m preparing to relocate my blogging adventures under one roof at Brainripples.com (including a much-needed new web design). Since I’ve been blogging for five years, it seems like the right time to try on the big girl pants. Prepare yourself for the next incarnation of my blogs as I shake off the old and don the new. (Sheesh, how many more metaphors do you think I could have packed into this paragraph?)
Coming Up Next
Show and Tell Friday is beyond over due, and I’ve found so much cool stuff on my Twitter adventures. I’ll put one together for you soon! I was also invited for a fun phone interview with Perry Norton of PanRight Productions. I’d like to share that with you all soon. Finally, I’ll be selecting at least one poem from my drafts to share here, probably something I love but know I won’t submit.
The Festival of the Trees 39: Hidden Among the Trees is now online at Arboreality. Visit this monthly blog carnival for stories, poetry, articles, essays, images, and more, all on the subject of secrets, trees, and forests.
To learn more about The Festival of the Trees, submit for the current Festival, or to volunteer to host future Festivals, visit The Festival of the Trees coordinating blog.