When I posted last week, inviting readers of my blog to submit a small excerpt of their writing to share with other readers, I wasn’t at all sure what might happen. Would there be a trickle or a tidal wave? What would people submit? Would I have to cull anything?
I’m not sure if you’d describe 12 contributions as a trickle. It isn’t a tidal wave, that’s for sure, but I prefer to see it as a fascinating meandering stream. And the first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to all those who took up the opportunity to share their work.
If you haven’t popped across to the comments on Weekend Homework – Pay it Forward I urge you to take a look. You’ll find science fiction and fantasy, dystopia, dreams and memoir. There are a couple of teasers and even a poem. There’s travel writing, some fearsome fast food, a fight and an extraordinary birth. It’s all very interesting and very diverse. Several contributors have also left links to their own blogs or websites where you’ll find more of their writing.
I loved that you were prepared to share your hard-won words with me and others; and in case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t cull anything. Everyone took care to follow the guidelines and that too was a delight. It gave me proper warm-and-fuzzy feelings, to welcome a few guests to my little corner of the blogosphere and have you all wipe your feet before you came in.
So I’m wondering, maybe I’ll do this again when my readership hits oh, shall we say 5,000? What do you think?