Day 5 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”- Bubbling up and over!


I am cloistering due to a cold; yet, joy and creativity bubble up like a fountain. My daughter finally called from Seoul, Korea.  Her initial delayed flight was not scheduled to leave for a few more days so she had to pay for another one in order to return to work. Apparently, this was one of the worst storms in China’s history. Two days of living in the crowded Beijing airport resulted in her becoming sick (the first five hours in an extremely cold building). Nevertheless, those thirty-six minutes we Skyped were precious. Together we coughed, sneezed, and caught up on what had happened.        

Justin Luna’s Photo

                                                                                                                                                                 This morning as I write, a recent discussion with my new book editor comes to mind. Dr. Harvey’s words of wisdom have left me contemplating: “Find people who are like-minded in order to share your love of writing with. They are a gift.” Now with online social networking, blog comments and facebook postings often replace postcards and letters.       

"Finding people of like-mind is a gift!"


When she speaks, I often have the desire to turn on my little tape recorder in order to capture every word. I know she gleans her insights from a lifetime of loving and working with words. As I adventure through “Blog Land,” I am finding those of kindred spirit; like-minded writers and artists with whom I can share my passions. This is a gift beyond what I had hoped possible.        


I sent Dr. Harvey a poem written several years ago after moving up a grade level to teach 7th graders. My heart broke over the reality that most hated writing. The writing of this poem was a turning point in my personal decision to become a writer. I thought that perhaps my love of the craft could somehow transmit to youth. I also dreamt that one day some of the students I taught would actually read my books and desire to become writers as well. Now, my greatest challenge is teaching them to read first! Dr. Harvey said she keeps thinking about the poem and so I pass it on to you:        

"Often defining moments change our destiny forever!"

January 5, 2010 Blog exploration took me to  Below is my comment:    

I absolutely love your header. The design is captivating and the colors “pop!” My name is JoDee Luna and I am new to the blogging community. This year’s quest is to find my blogging identity. Your website inspired!    


About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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One Response to Day 5 “In Search of my Blogging Identity”- Bubbling up and over!

  1. slamdunk says:

    Good advice. I think finding people who will provide positive and negative feedback to one’s writing is essential.

    Best wishes with your writing pursuits.

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