My friends Viv, Kent and Gregg and I have formed a blogging group. We’ve been discussing this for several months, with Gregg as our motivator, and finally we were able to gather last week. We waited while we watched the San Francisco Giants win the World Series, to set up our blogs, and for me to recuperate from a cold, before we could settle down and begin.
The four of us sat at Viv and Kent’s kitchen table together with our laptops open and connected to the world not knowing exactly what we would discuss or agree to. We seemed to reach consensus that a loose structure would be preferred; that it wasn’t a class or a place where we needed correction or even constructive criticism like is common in the traditional writing group.
We agreed that we each know how to write well enough and are just looking for motivation to actually sit down and put some thoughts, ideas, comments, observations, experiences, and stories down on paper, or in this case on the virtual blog space. As a group we can encourage and remind each other to write more and posting what we produce on a blog will give us an audience however small.
In his book, The Element, Ken Robinson says that when people who share the same passion come together they will elevate each other to a new level in a way they can’t get to on their own (paraphrased). I am assuming this will be true for our small group. It appears we have four unique perspectives and a variety of interests to share with each other and with whomever else but there might find their way to our little virtual corner.
We agreed to meet once a month to see what comes next. It feels like the beginning of something spectacular.
Gregg – veneziacaffe.wordpress.com
Viv – parisavivi.wordpress.com
Kent – kentfargo.wordpress.com
Megan – jumpwritein.wordpress.com