8,000 Views in 24 days. 1,400 followers (820 Word Press followers). I want to Pay it Forward, Let’s collaborate!
“A life lived for others, is the only life worth living.” Albert Einstein
Let’s call it Pay Day (please note there will be no monetary pay, only a hip-hip hooray)<– there’s your poetry for the day.
I would like to extend a hand to collaborate with people.
Do you write poetry?
Let’s have a poetry battle. Or let’s write a duet. Or let’s go line to line. Or you give the idea, I write. Or I give the idea, you write. Any other ideas?
Do you write?
Let’s write a short story together? Have a dialogue exercise together? Parenting ideas? Do a product review together? Do a top ten list together? I can guest blog? You can guest blog? I can do a review of your book. (Keep it short please!) Have an idea? Let’s try it.
Do you sing, write songs?
Let’s write a song together? (I’m not singing sorry people but you can!)
Are you a photographer?
Provide a photo. I can write a poem, short story, Inspiration in reference to it. I can give you a topic to express through photography. Ideas?
Shared ideas? Poetry said to words? I give a topic you present it? You submit a video I review it?
Let’s share your ideas, views, Mission. Find a way to reach more people?
Do you have a new and cool product, recipe, tip that you want to put out there let’s find a way! Ideas?
Your work and your rights to previously created material and works will always remain yours, just as mine will remain mine.
Shared collaboration on new poetry, writings, musings, short stories, videos etc. will be shared and can be discussed before hand.
So what’s in it for you?
That’s for you to decide. The challenge, fun, exposure, sharing in my ‘traffic’ and followers and the different people that will have the opportunity to meet you and see what you have to ‘offer’ or what you want to share.
I will do a short interview that I will post about the person that I have collaborated with that week, along with the results of our collaboration and a link to your blog. (This is only for bloggers)
So what’s in it for me?
“I have a dream.” Martin Luther King Jr
I said in my About Me:
“I want to write. Not only about the things that come easily and naturally for me but I want to expand and broaden my areas of confidence when it comes to writing. I have never given it time or attention. I’m not sure how or about what or why but I feel pulled, drawn (that the universe is calling if you will), that it’s time to begin the journey. It is my hope and dream that I get fulfillment from this mecca of mine.
I want to learn and grow as a writer. I want to learn and grow as a listener. I want to learn to engage the reader, stir the reader and most of all connect with the reader.
I care about community, volunteerism, education, knowledge and enlightenment.”
In my first Blog I said:
“Hopefully together we can walk away from this journey enlightened and successful or in the very least, better acquainted.”
I don’t have much but what I do have I want to share.
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Mother Teresa
I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
“The only time you should look down at someone, is when you are helping them up.” Jesse Jackson
So Pay Day will happen on Thursdays.
I will let the person that I will be collaborating with know by the previous Thursday. So we will have one week. (note: if you do not have time the week that I select please let me know so we do not let people down)
I am currently in my first collaboration with Ray the musical poet. http://themusicalpoet.wordpress.com/
He is writing the music and will be singing to my poem Gravy Baby! https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/04/21/gravy-baby/
I gave him all the freedom to create it however it spoke to him.
I can’t wait to see what he comes up with.
If this idea interests you and you would like to participate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Collaboration in the subject line. Please share with me your vision, what you are about and what you would like to work on together. (and of course your blog address)
This is all possible because of you amazing people. My blog has taken off WAY faster then I could ever have anticipated, I feel like I am tripping on myself trying to keep up.
Thank you for all of your comments, likes, follows, kind words and support. The blogging community has been my favorite part of this journey so far!
“Sail beyond the horizon; fly higher than you ever thought possible; magnify your existence by helping others; be kind to people and animals of all shapes and sizes; be true to what you value most; shine your light on the world; and be the person you were born to be.” Blake Beattie
And look Andy (http://cityjackdaw.wordpress.com/)
Its ‘writings/of/a/mrs’ who is ‘writing/sofa/mrs!’
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Quote I Live By
“Be ashamed to die until you win a victory for humanity”
Mann has been credited by educational historians as the “Father of the Common School Movement”
*Phew longest post ever*
Note Please Check out https://writingsofamrs.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/29-days-11000-hits-1800-followers-1100-from-word-press-read-this-if-you-are-interested-in-pay-it-forward-thursdays-pay-day/ for more updated information. Thank you.
Thanks for stopping by. I will send you an email. I have written several responses to poems by Robert Frost, Robert Burns and Sylvia Plath, but I have never written a “poetic duet.”
Thank you. I look forward to it.
I am quite booked up right now, until November but after that will work.
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What a fabulous idea, and a brilliant post with some wonderful quotes – some old faves of mine, but new ones too. Wow, the Horace Mann quote took my breath away, seriously. I’m going to think about this and then email you as I would really love to collaborate. I really resonate with your mission and enthusiasm, it’s absolutely contagious!
I’m so glad to hear that!
I look forward to your email,
Great idea, I would love to share some photos with you at some stage. Thanks for the like on my blog, look forward to reading more of yours.
Thank you. Please let me know your thoughts on my posts. I love to hear what people have to say.
Thanks for liking Newbie Writers Guide! I’m interested in how the collaboration will help your likes and responses and visits to your blog! Good luck!
I don’t think it helps me too much the idea is to help others!
Thanks again, Jennifer, for thoughtful writing and for stopping by my blog!–M
Thanks so much for stopping. You have an amazing blog
You have a really original idea. I like it. Congratulations on your success and thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to collaborate with you someday. I will try to get in the November rotation.
Please send me an email and we can go from there…
Thanks for the interest!
What a fabulous idea – can’t wait to read the weeks ahead to see what it brings! And thank you so much for dropping by my blog, much appreciated 🙂
Thank you for your kind words and support.
I hope you enjoy the collaborations,
Very cool ideas! Might take you up on one 😉
Please do, I am booked up until past Oct. right now but please send me an email with your ideas.
Jennifer, I love your ideas for collaboration.! I hope I can contribute to one soon.
I hope so too! Send me an email and we can go from there.
Writing, whether poetry or prose ( I do both) is a lone occupation. I doubt whether I could possible collaborate in writing, unless it was a novel where we could agree to write alternate chapters or something, and a lot of cooperation would be needed. Some of my favourite authors do it, and very well.
That’s a great idea. I’d never given it any thought before!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Any ideas you have will be appreciated. I would love to try collaboration. I’ve done group poetry before and it came out fabulous. Want to give it a try?
Please send me an email at email@example.com
Thank you 🙂
Wow! What a noble idea. Although this was written one year ago, I still cherish your generosity. I will shoot you an email soon, hoping the offer is still valid?