Sunday, April 30, 2006

I try my hand at a comic strip

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At 11:24 AM, Blogger Aurora said...

Yikes, there's some truth in this. I've been wondering the same thing about blogland, to be frank. There's one blog in particular with the worst poetry, and everyone congratulates her on this vacuous nonsense. Makes me wonder if my stuff is equally horrible and I'm getting positive feedback simply because that's what people are programmed to do.



At 11:31 AM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Nice comment, Aurora!



At 11:36 AM, Blogger Aurora said...

Yeah, well, thanks for the self-doubt.:)



At 12:16 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

Seriously -

I read your poetry at magnapoets and at the long wooing. I found it interesting, which is the highest compliment I can give anyone. I'm certainly no authority... I'm an amateur obsessed with the single metaphor.

I you wish in-depth critique, I'd be happy to give it via email.




At 12:29 PM, Blogger Beau Blue said...

I don't know about doubt, Aurora, but I'm certain your blog's design could be better. White text on black backgrounds may look sexy to the young, but to those of us at sixty or better, it's a pain in the eyes that keeps us from reading what you've written. There are website design rules that are as old as Mosaic, you break a bunch of 'em.

It's about getting people to read all the way to the last line. And readers are a lazy bunch who'll take any excuse to abandon a poem early.

my opinion only.




At 1:29 PM, Blogger Aurora said...

Well, I was kind of sort of maybe joking about the self-doubt:), but every once in awhile, I wonder what would happen if I submitted something to an editor under a pseudonym. I've got 3,000 publishing credits, which is fine and dandy, but I want to make sure my work is growing. Blogging is okay, but not necessarily a way to tell if one is growing as a writer.



At 3:53 PM, Blogger Carl Bryant said...

For myself, I check to see if there's a measurable improvement between the poetry I'm writing now and the poetry I wrote six months ago - but I'm still developing a style.

Right now I'm focused on global metaphors and relational imagery. I hope I'll be somewhere farther along in half a year. I hope I'm always somewhere farther along.



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