Three month THANK YOU and actual paragraphs!

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It has been a blast the past three months blogging to my heart’s content.  I’ve met some truly talented creative spirits (e.g., photographers, poets, artists, etc.) who share a mutual interest in experiencing the connection of this natural world with the human condition.  While I inherently enjoy Nature-minded bloggers, there have been other blogs I follow that have nothing to do with Mother Earth – they help me understand humanities, art and culture far better than any college textbook.  To my followers and bloggers I follow, I am inspired and motivated by your stories everyday.  THANK YOU for sharing your gift with the world and for graciously and enthusiastically supporting my blog!  Every “like” and comment you click or compose is an expression of respect not only for my art, but for Nature’s wellbeing and place in your heart.

I didn’t stumble onto blogging with any expectations or high hopes – I simply wanted to tell stories and read others write about theirs with just as much (or more) passion.  Now, I don’t believe blogging should be a competition to see who can attract thousands of followers in a matter of months.  Obviously, some of these ‘rags-to-riches’ bloggers have already climbed their Mount Everest and only act as beacons shedding light on their secrets.  Don’t get me wrong.  I appreciate the pointers, but honestly, we need to be comfortable with our voice and instill confidence in our own message before we can heed someone else’s advice.  Follow your passion and the rest will fall into place at its own pace!  There is no one-size-fits-all pinnacle of success!

As a naturalist, poet and photographer, my goal is to produce a high quantity of posts without sacrificing quality.  Lately, I have been pairing my poems with photographs I take while out exploring Nature.  For me, this is a doubly strong way to parlay stories and plant meaning.  Sometimes I try to succinctly describe the pathos of the moment with the same brevity of diction that almost escaped my senses, although there are instances where I am overwhelmed by creative passion, channeling a flood of words to elevate seemingly commonplace circumstances.  I’ll be the first to admit that not every poem or photo I post is perfect.  However, I am at my best as a human being, throwing caution to the wind and freeing my mind with the moment.  What you see on the computer screen is no mere simulacrum.  It is one and only.  Me.  100% natural content.  No additives, preservatives or negative vibes to shorten your lifespan.

Stay tuned for more inspired posts.  As The Presidents of the United States of America (an awesome, quirky rock band) sang, “I was born a blank baby and the world’s here to fill my head!”

Cheers,

Tyler      

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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24 Responses to Three month THANK YOU and actual paragraphs!

  1. Ishaiya says:

    Thank you to you too Tyler. Great post and I look forward to more! 🙂

    Blessings
    Ishaiya x

    • Thank you, Paul! I always appreciate your kind words and support. Everyday I look forward to reading your newly penned poems, rich with diction and flavorful meaning to digest. Your blog is a joy to follow. Hope you are having a good day, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  2. Shainbird says:

    “pathos of the moment … almost escaped my senses … creative passion … elevate seemingly commonplace circumstances” – Tyler, you have described the beauty and challenge in writing. Great blog! Thank you for your presence at mine.

    • Thank you! I appreciate your gracious words and support of my blog! It’s a pleasure to read your poetic musings as well. Keep up the inspired work on your blog. Your creative effort shows, my friend 🙂 Hope you are having a great day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  3. kiwiskan says:

    love your attitude – we are all individuals expressing our own feelings…

    • Thank you! Right on! Yes, we all have unique perspectives to bring to the tableau of universal consciousness. This planet is shared by not only us, but every sentient being brought forth under star dust. Hope you are having a wonderful day, my friend, and keep up the inspired posts on your blog!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

    • Thank you, my friend! I always appreciate your kind words and support and must say that I am continually impressed and inspired by your brand of poetry! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

  4. Congrats on making the 3 month mark. I’m still in month one if you can believe it. :0)
    I enjoy both your words and your photographs. Keep it up seeing your work filling my inbox is inspiring!

    • Thank you, Melanie! Your support and gracious words are always appreciated. I enjoy taking in your brand of poetry. Quite refreshing blog you have…keep fueling your spirit and creativity is sure to follow 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  5. Love the picture of you guys…:)
    Keep up the wonderful work, Tyler. You are truly talented and I think you really ARE “climbing Mount Everest” with skill and amazing creativity. You have a gift with words. Thanks for sharing it with the rest of us! 🙂

    • Thank you, Mish! Haha! The highest I’ve climbed is halfway up Mount Rainier in Washington 🙂 Like I said, we all set goals for ourselves. Everybody is exploring their own mountain, trying to summit peaks and fulfill their dreams. I had to work very hard to find my style of writing. Growing up, I couldn’t read well, let alone write. I give full credit to several fantastic English teachers who helped me find my voice on the page. Without their guidance, I would not be blogging today. My parents were also immensely supportive and did a wonderful job raising me. Everywhere you go in life, there are support systems to help you adapt and reach your full potential. WordPress is one of those systems, as are you and my other followers and fellow bloggers. It’s my pleasure to share my progress with you, just as it is a privilege to be able to read your wonderful blog. Thank you again, my friend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  6. reemasathe says:

    Truly agree that prose, poem with pictures is the best form to express what you feel in a situation! I enjoy reading your posts and love your pictures 🙂 keep it up 🙂

    • Thank you, reemasathe! Your kind words and support for my blog are much appreciated. As humans, we are very visual creatures. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that photography inspired me to start writing poetry! I got my first digital camera during the winter of 2005, and since then, I haven’t stopped documenting my experiences in Nature. Keep up the inspired photography on your blog! Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  7. Gallivanta says:

    I like your brand 100% natural, no additives etc; the original organic free range poet! Speaking of Mt Everest, my latest post is about Sir Edmund Hillary’s ascent of Everest 60 years ago. He was a great humanitarian, mountaineer, all round good guy and a New Zealander. In his early days he was a beekeeper.

    • Thank you, my friend! You were the first blogger to start following and commenting on my posts. I am indebted to your kindness and continued support in my pursuit of blogging Nature to death! We share a mutual love for Mother Earth and I truly feel that my life is better because I have met (and gotten to know) caring spirits such as yourself. You have cultivated a wonderful environment in your blog, one where I can relax at ease reading your past and present memories. By the way, your post about Sir Edmund Hillary was excellent – very inspiring and funny all at once! Keep up the fantastic work on your blog and drink some hot tea to stay warm in the midst of your first winter storm 🙂
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  8. Shards Of DuBois says:

    very cool. I feel the same. and I get great joy from my blog also…setting your thoughts free..into the universe… is so satisfying and peaceful for me. I’ve only been at it a year or so, but I can’t stop myself now. lol and I think people need a picture posted with a poem, our culture today has strayed from poetry and opted for violent movies, and they have a short attention span to boot. I noticed right off, how few people understood the poems when I DIDN’T use a photo with it. Once I started using photo’s too, always taken by me while in nature, and my site began to grow. Even now, I notice few people actually read my stories, unless I add a visual. Our brains are changing. Anyway, I like what I’m readin, so I’ll probably stalk you now! lol have a wonderful day!

    • Exactly! Glad there is someone out there who gets it! As humans, we are very visual creatures, so the photo/poem combination is the way to go. I also enjoy concrete poetry and have sculpted my words into all sorts of shapes. Congrats on your creative progress over 1 year of blogging. I’m still pretty new and am learning as I move along from day to day. Your writing is very inspiring to me and I am honored that you are following my blog. Hope you have a most excellent Friday and relaxing weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

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