Doesn't this picture just absolutely stroke the senses? This is from a new blog that I recently came across in Queensland, Australia, by an artist and writer who has just started blogging - this, it seems, prompted by the shamelessness of my blog! The arrival of L.M.Noonan in the blogosphere can only be a wonderful thing, if the quality of these creations are anything to go by. I'm looking forward to her writing now as well - in fact, her partner is also an artist and they are both contributing to another newly created blog.
This is what the blogosphere is all about, isn't it? There is something hugely exciting about the creativity we can all tap into for free, unhindered by the market, by the whims of those in power, by the pressures of state and home. I was only just thinking the other week that Australia must have a lot to offer English-language writing blogs and yet most of my links and hits are from the UK and the US. Then up pops L.M Noonan, aka Failed Painter - yes, the title of the blog is hard to type. We welcome this diversity in the writing blogosphere, no? There's also India, Canada, New Zealand, not to mention the many countries in Africa. There is only up.
The other exciting link that I've just made - I'm sorry that I haven't focused before on announcing my new links, which I now realise is a travesty - is for Word Carving, a new blog by the writer John Ahearn. His poems manage to stir me and blast me in a unique way, and I'm looking forward to devouring everything this blog has to offer.
Have you also checked out the writing of Jessica Schneider, on her blog and at Cosmoetica. There is first class material here. And Jason's writing gems at The Clarity of Night? We are spoiled for the quality of the stuff that is out there. I could go on and list all of the superb blogs that I link to on the right, but this post would run on for pages! The point is that we need to celebrate what we have here. This is a goldmine! This is the future! Thank goodness someone, somewhere invented WWW and the BLOG. I really believe our lives have all been changed for the better.
Thanks for all this opening up and for having the energy to share! We are absolutely spoiled!