Thursday, July 16, 2009

Collective Inspiration ~ Thank You All

So, I've been blogging for almost a year, and in that time, many people have found my blog through various search engine terms. My new blog friend, Sandy, pieced together a brilliant poem using word-for-word search lines that have ushered people to her blog. You can read that bit of fabulousness here. Most of my terms involve prose, artistic voice and stuff like that, or my highest "weird true stories" which currently tallies 37 hits, and I didn't get any gems as precious as hers, but I was inspired to see if I could find something at least kinda sorta sparkly in my own heap.

Everyone who faithfully reads my blog knows I love challenges and have a hard time keeping my pen quiet and still. I was able to make sense of madness and piece together my own poem, a poem that fits my blog's theme and doesn't entirely suck. These are actual search terms. No doctoring involved. From trash to treasure, here it is. I call it Creative Burst:

listening ears
find a symphonic zone
while running
falling in love
crying on a pillow

in the dark of night
during wild sex
in fits of mania
from yesterday
beyond twilight

be weird and crazy
stir curiosity
stretch for greatness
be passionate
find artistic voice

you superstar
queen of hearts
sex goddess
homeless man
child born with pen

to be or not to be,
that is the question
find the story
the untold story
poetic license

deep within
springing out
like glorious angels
like soul's fire
in a creative burst

Thanks for all your help, guys and dolls. I never could have created this poem without all the fine people who have paid a visit to my blog. Sometimes art can be found in the strangest places. Thanks for the tip, Sandy. See if you can create your own.

~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs


  1. Love the poem, Courtney! I'm glad you tried out the search term creativity. And thanks for the shout out -- from your VERY new blog friend, whose name is actually Sandy!

    --Sandy Ackers
    Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World

  2. It was fun. I'm glad you like it.

  3. Oh, sorry. I'll fix that. I'm glad you like it.

  4. stranglingmymuseJuly 17, 2009 at 7:37 AM

    Thanks! And I meant to mention I thought you did mine some precious word gems from your pile of search terms.

    --Sandy Ackers
    Strangling My Muse: Struggling to Live a Creative Life in a Stressful World

  5. Thanks. It was a very fun exercise, and I didn't even have to write one word. :)

  6. [...] of crafting poetry from search engine terms used to find her blog. You can read her delicious poem here. I’d love to see more of these, if anyone’s up for a [...]

  7. Hehe, love this!
    Well done :)

  8. You are definitely bursting with creativity and you revel in sharing your outbursts with the rest of the world. Thank you for that.

  9. Hi - Came over from Strangling My Muse. Wonderful poem. I wish I could get Google Analytics to work b/c I'd love to give this "search engine" poetry a try too!

  10. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I do love to share my craziness with the world.

  11. Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.

  12. Thanks for stopping in and commenting. I don't have anything as fancy as Google Analytics. Wordpress provides a simple stat page, telling incoming and outgoing links, post hits and search engine terms. If someone goes directly to my URL, like with a bookmark, it counts the hit but doesn't give me any more information than that. Google Analytics gives more info, like where readers are from and compares your keywords with other sites, but it isn't compatable with WP, something to do with the Javascript. Only half of the features work. The keyword/SEO aspect is what I'd care about most, because I want to boost traffic, but it's useless. Maybe your blog host has the same Javascript block that WP does.

  13. Thanks for checking it out and commenting.