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Thursday, April 21, 2011

O & P are for Other People and other O's and P's


I know I'm cheating a bit, but I am behind and I hope it will be worth it. I also apologize to anyone who was expecting "P" to be Pirates or Purling well maybe on the way back Z to A.

This short post is about other people because (Marie Anne) that's how I became involved in the first place. When I started Pirate Knitting, I looked for other blogs and bloggers. I knew they were out there but I couldn't seem to find any community or group. Then came the challenge and no this is not an obituary for the challenge, as I intend to continue, but actual praise for the experience.

I am not a writer, like many others I left another profession, law, and then decided I could write. Places like AC allowed me to write and some people, mostly on the legal side, paid me to write, but this month I found all the real writers. I was both shamed and thrilled to read the excellent blogs and I have not yet even read the whole challenge group.

I believe the same people were or are on YCN, but I saw everyone in a different light during this obsessive journey. Some I had not noticed at all on YCN, which was also a community, but kind of complaining snarky one, and I could be the snarkiest. The group here on Facebook and others in the challenge are such talented caring people that I am glad Other People (Marie Anne) led me to it.

I thank all the non-knitters for struggling through my blog and I thank everyone for letting me make it about more than just knitting as I had always Planned. I hope I used enough O's and P's to pass the audition. Also, what a techie I've become!

4 comments:

  1. This challenge has been a wonderful experience for me. I've met some great people--some kindred spirits (you are one!), talented writers, and overall friendly folks. I'm not staying for the Z-A one, but I do hope to stay in touch with many of the people I met here.

    I think that I'm going to give NaBloPoMo (http://www.nablopomo.com/) a shot in May. The daily writing prompts are kind of cool, and they are only suggested topics--not requirements.

    My A-Z Blogging “R” post is right here: http://www.word-nerd-speaks.com/2011/04/reflections.html

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  2. @word nerd: I wish you all the luck in the NaBloPoMo. If you write a novel I would be happy to buy it. I'll still be following Word Nerd, if you'll still be doing it.

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  3. Have to say I've enjoyed all your posts: knitting or non. It's been so much fun hopping through the blogosphere and meeting so many wonderful writers. For we are all writers, aren't we?

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  4. Hehehe yet another writer here. I've tried many times to take up knitting. Maybe I'll pick something up here.

    ;-)

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