I’m honored to be part of the Grryo Storytellers, and my first post is about the challenge of writing poetry on Twitter. Check out Grryo.comHow do you write a poem in 140 characters or less? Actu…
Source: The Challenge Of Twitter Poetry
How do you write a poem in 140 characters or less? Less than 140 characters because I usually tie the poem to one of my images: that cuts the space down to 117. Even with a link shorterner, like ow.ly, that still leaves me with only a skimpy offering of 95 characters to wax poetic. I can forget hashtags like #poetweet and #twaiku. Maybe not. I’ll give it my best go. I’ve already tried a few. Here’s one of my recent Twitter expressions. Never mind the title. Not enough characters for one.
I reread a quote from Ray Bradbury, “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
I’m trying to do just that. Thanks Dani Salvadori, curator of #fiction on Backspaces, for the highlight of my micro-story. Is that a new niche? Micro-stories? I believe so.
I participate in “Make Beautiful,” an assignment-based photography project organized and curated on Twitter and Instagram by HipstaChallenge. Samuel Gasc provides the daily themes for the whole month. Today’s theme is “Urban” and the interpretation is entirely up to the mobile photographer specifically shooting with the Hipstamatic app. I love the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone because I get to choose from a variety of old school lenses, films, and flashes from the analog days of photography. I typically do not do any post edits, so I challenge myself to get the shot right the first time. This image was shot with the Jane lens and DC film, with no flash nor additional lighting other than what existed in the store. Highlights from participating Hipstamatic shooters are found on Hipstamatic’s website, Instagram and Twitter.
Social Media and kids
I’m starting to get out of control and all over the map with accounts here and social media hooks there. Thank God I found About.me which is basically a personal home page and a social media platform that keeps all of the connections to me together in one place. Below is my About.me page