“The writer of any first person work must decide two obvious questions: what to put in and what to leave out.” — Annie Dillard
I have been a ‘gleaner’ online since 2000 and I have fond memories of early blogs that quite literally shared things that could be found online. We tapped on one another’s doors and celebrated the brave new world we had discovered.
Over a ten year period I worked the Soul Food Cafe and created a vibrant communal space in the blogosphere where there was a free exchange of ideas. It has been said that I wove technology, community, and writing together long before blogging was a verb. At the time I was creating and managing this site it was not all about turning a dollar and filling our pages with advertising. It was about more simple things like sharing ideas with a community of likeminded spirits, being inspired by others and having a readership for our work.
Life circumstances took me away from the world of Soul Food and online communities. When I finally emerged from the fog of compounding loss and grief I found a very different online landscape to the one I had been so familiar with. Having had my day as an ‘influencer’, long before that term came into everyday language, I am very happy to take a back seat now. I am not interested in writing the book everyone tells me I should write either. There are plenty of books out there about the craft of writing and I am not inclined to add to them either.
For now I am happy to forage, find treasure and share what I find. Here are two recent finds in the Tarot Community. They are about conversational Tarot Reading and having conversations with your Tarot Cards.
Fire of Transformation shares her Conversational Tarot Reading, a technique I also use when I am working with writers
Victor Pitisci has a video about how you can have conversations with your Tarot cards and bring out a personality to each of the cards not seen before.