Instagram is an interesting place. It kinda feels like a bar. There are a few genuine people, but it’s also full of people needing attention, oozing pick up lines, and generally acting full of themselves.

I follow writers/poets that I absolutely love and that inspire me ( H.Lynn, A.R.Lucas, Immortal.Thought – to name a few) and I have a great deal of respect for their work. I also follow several other accounts for sheer fun, brain candy, and knowledge.

I love using Instagram to fan the writing flames but I really hate how dirty it can feel when people follow and then unfollow, and then refollow you – all in a vain attempt to get your attention and increase their followers.

Don’t get me wrong, I want followers, I hashtag the heck out of my posts to draw folks in, I try to post content that I think people will enjoy, but I don’t play the “follow me and I’ll follow you game” – it’s just not my thing.

So, enough complaining from me, here is my poem inspired by some recent Instagram foolishness.


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It’s the final quarter…

Next month will mark a year that I’ve been running this blog and associated Instagram account. In that time, I’ve edited Sarah Blue multiple times, entered a few Writer’s Digest contests, been interviewed by Keystrokes & Closed Doors, and gained a little over 500 followers on #IG.

This month, I’m focusing on crafting my query letter, reviewing several poems for the Persea Books contest, and working on a short-story for another Writer’s Digest contest. In addition to those projects, I’ve recently had another writer contact me and request a collaboration on a poem. It’s not something I’ve done before and I’m excited to try it out.

Eventually, I would like to tighten the focus of this blog; but, for now, it will remain a mix of resources, stories, updates on my projects, and of course, my random musings.

It’s raining pretty steadily tonight and will be all weekend, thanks to Joaquin. I hope to get a good number of words down while the rain pours. If you’re anywhere near me or the storm, stay safe and dry.

Your Homework: It’s the final quarter of 2015. What are you going to do to finish your year off strong?

Visit The Spark tomorrow for your Saturday writing prompt.

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