Monday, July 20, 2009

I will write in blood on forgotten walls...

If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you. - Henry Rollins

Kelly is a writer. How do you preach to the converted?

I believe that blogging can transform your life, if you let it...It is through blogging that I learned to understand and accept my own narrative. Blogging is the accumulation of all of our stories, all that passes between us in posts and comments, in private e-mails, Facebook, and Twitter. All that we learn, all that we are.

I want to share this story, my story, so that maybe one person sitting out there in the audience hearing it, or you sitting at home reading it, realize. No matter the past you carry in the deep pockets of your own flesh, you have the right to lay it down. We are all scarred. We are all human. I just want you to know that there is someone out there who will understand. There are people that are listening.

I am one of them.

I don't even know how many times I've told some newby blogger, prickly feathers barely poking through their pink fleshed baby bird skin, that writing is healing. Writing, sharing your hurts, your story, your real heart--can set you free.

It has done so for me, and it can do so for others, who grasp ahold of the pen, the keyboard, and use it to free their souls.

What higher thing needs to be said here, about a blog? She writes. She is a writer.

Kelly: My only advice is this: you have a template with tabs, use them to hide your categories, contact info, photo credits, recent posts and other untidiness on the sidebar. Move your archives up, above the ads, so people can find them. Make it clear that you, not secret agent mommy, are the author of this blog (I find it confusing, photo credit should probably go lower in the blog sidebar or at the bottom).


  1. Finally.

    A truly amazing blog and a writer to go with it.


  2. Wow...just wow. She had me close to tears about ten seconds into the post on her friend's divorce. Great review.

  3. Yikes. That’s pretty good stuff. You can’t compete with that.

    Oh. Waitaminute. I forgot. It’s not a competition.

    But (ahem) …sharing your hurts, your story, your real heart-- makes it sound like the Wednesday night movie on Lifetime. It rises above that.

  4. Holy Shit, that review was about as good as an orgasm. Thanks.

    I will confess that I have no idea how to work my own wordpress blog, I pretty much only know how to hit publish, but will try and get a friend to tweek those issues. I appreciate the feedback.

  5. I'm finally excited about going to BlogHer! I wasn't going to go to that session but now I will.


  6. She's good. Not my type, not at all in fact, but really good.

  7. Yeah, she probably isn't for everyone, but I really really like her voice, and the way she writes. Her posts are very POLISHED, and I like seeing that. There is thought and craftsmanship put into almost every post, and it's well worth reading, as a result. SO many of the mommybloggers we review here could learn from this blog.

  8. Great review, wonderful blog and have already added it to my reader. Also, I just have to say, I absolutely love that Henry Rollins quote.

  9. thanks for another great writer to add to my list


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