Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tell Me What to Write!

photo by Barbara Lewis

It's no secret that I love to write.

And apparently, according to my followers, at least some of you like to read what I write!  (Thank you, by the way -- it's very humbling.  And appreciated.)

So this post I'll ask you to comment below with what you'd like me to write about.  I'll save these ideas and write over the months on your subject. 

Comment away!



Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.




38 comments:

  1. Your hair looks adorable doll!!!! I love reading your posts! Have a fabulous Thursday honey and I'd love to have you link up tomorrow for Fashion Fridays! Kori xoxo

    www.blondeepisodes.com

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  2. Hi Lori, i have only been following you for a short time and only know you through blogging but beacause of your from the heart posts feel like a true friend. I love when you post from your heart & how u share your life with us weather it be happiness,inspiration,family(cutie pie Zack),pain,frusration,saddness & your beautiful creations & u tell it like it is and i love that about you Miss Lori!! so please keep on keepin on;) take care L:)

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  3. I like your writing about life. You have a lot to share about what's happening in your life and you're very honest. I love that. I also like your writing about jewelry -- the business, the creativity, the people. I guess what I'm saying is that I like what you're already doing because it's why I keep coming back every day.

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  4. Lori although I don't always comment I love reading your blog about your life, family, business, creations, classes, etc.

    I would love to see posts about your business. Tips, suggestions, successes, less successful experiences, etc.

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  5. I love to read what you write. . .whatever it may be, but I don't know what to write myself. So, I'd rather not dictate what someone else writes. Sorry. . .

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  6. I would love to hear some stories about the military and Korea!

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  7. Lori, all your posts are great! Really interesting and informative. I would love to hear more about the fairs that you do and how you decide which ones to attend. I also like to hear about your antique collecting.
    Deb x

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  8. Greetings From Alaska, I have been following you scene the "warm and Fuzzy" project with B'sue. You asked what to wright about, but I couldn't find any of your writings, so I'll through some out there.; how a bead is made - but from the beads point of view all the way to its final resting place on a piece of jewelery. Or how about a recent trip to a coffee shop, maybe there's a mystery going on there. When you last went to a bead shop did every bead cry out to you to take them home. Or (this is one of my favorites) what if you lived in a place that had only five - that's right 5 bead/craft store and running out to get some much need supply for something you are in the middle of but you know one has it! (OK that's my story 2 craft store, two bead shops and one more just closed.)
    Well that's enough gibberish from me. Take care have fun,
    From Alaska,
    Sam Neill-Hamp, hampgirl59

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  9. Balance.

    Because I have none and I want it.

    And I am not talking about walking a straight line kind of balance.

    ;-)

    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  10. I"d like you to keep sharing your stories of hope and inspiration, and also tales about your beading and what inspires your creativity.

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  11. love it all sweetie... but here are some things to ponder....

    favourite:

    foods; colour; moments in time; who inspired you; what inspired you; childhood memory; keepsake;
    job; shoes; must have lotto win purchases; charities; piece of karma....

    how's that for starters?? lol!

    hugs

    hello gorgeous xxx

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  12. I liked the posts where you shoved some photos from your neighbourhood and I really love all the 'road trip' posts. Maybe you could introduce your kitty a bit more, I bet you've got tons of hilarious pictures of him. I love of the post whit profound life lessons involved. I'm not really helping here, am I? I guess I like everything you post, because it's sincere and comes from the heart :-)

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  13. Hi Lori;

    I love al your posts - really, I feel like I am an old friend. So just keep sharing from your heart like you do.

    Any rules or hints about how you keep blogging consistently, (even when I know you don't have a lot of time for it)? Any tips about building an on-line business sucessfully?

    Lyn

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  14. I am amazed at how much you read...are you a speed reader? I love to read but I love to do so many other things too. More about your reading habits...best book ever, favorite writer, etc.

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  15. I Love when you Blog about Life. About how you and all of us feel as people. Irs great. You have a real heart Lori! Keep it up! xx

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  16. You write from the heart which is why you write well!

    Just keep writing from the heart and it will be great!

    Cheers

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  17. No help from me I'm sorry to say as I struggle with blog ideas to write about, but I always enjoy your posts so please keep doing what you do, inspire, entertain, and inform us with your words and photos Lori.

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  18. Hi Lori! I love when you write your inspiring posts, they always seem to come at the right time. (still striving) And I love your field trip photos!

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  19. Oh Lori, I read your post every day and I can't wait to see what is up your sleeve. I love the way you put words, the humor and from your heart insight. and I love reading about Zack. also I think it would be fun to hear about the time you ran away from home. Sometimes I want to run away to a new adventure. Be Blessed
    P.S. you know I am expecting a signed book called Bead Soup Party smiles

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  20. I want to start doing juried shows- I would like to know how you started. What are the on-going challenges. How you decided between tables and closed glass cases. Mostly- how can I get cheap pipe and drape systems for a booth (what size and what to look for when shopping.) Lights for your shows. Basically I am looking for a detailed post on getting started on a booth.

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  21. Lori, I love the mix of things you already do on your blog. I know that's not very helpful. But I can tell you that I read everything that you write. I don't always comment. My plate is pretty full these days. But I love your balanced approach to jewelry, inspiration, and day to day life. It's what makes me tune in because it makes you a very real person. And that is one of the things I love most about the connections we all make through blogging.

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  22. Hi Lori, I love reading what you have to write and you offer great tips and suggestions for all of us bloggers and designers but you also touch on the sentimental side which I believe endears you to all of us. I think something I would really like to know and have you write about is how did you begin your business when you had a little one? That is something I face with trying to keep a household together which sometimes looks like a volcanic eruption, to trying to raise happy healthy kids to putting a good supper on the table, to doing laundry and the list goes on, how did you find the time to grow and successful business and raise a great kid and have a happy marriage.

    Take care,
    Penny

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  23. There's got to be at least one blog entry's worth of story about the hair, right? And if you already posted i - i' m sorry I'm so behind LOL! I wish I could help you with ideas, but I'm struggling to come up with my own blog topics right now. I think you've always done a fabulous job (bead soup is genius!) so just follow your instincts and you'll come out right!

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  24. Lori I always like reading your posts. You cover so many topics and all of them are so from your heart. That is what I like best about you. Your pink hair still rocks! Thank you for being YOU!!!

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  25. I recently crossed the very tall Bay Bridge and thought of you. I wanted to get in touch with you to meet up with you, but I was traveling with another person. Anyhoooo....please write about how you feel when you cross over on that bridge! Personally, it terrifies me and I always have to make someone else drive so that I can hyperventilate over on my side of the car! LOL

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  26. Everything you write is so enjoyable Lori. I recently heard how important it is to REST between slumps, down turns, etc. That could be interesting. Gives us time to recharge. Riki

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  27. Write about my giveaway! :-)

    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.com/2011/05/giveaway.html

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  28. Hi Lori - you obviously love books so i'd love to know about some of your all time favourites or books that have influence or affected you in some way.
    Keep up the good work.

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  29. I'd love for you write about how you organize your finished jewelry! LOL You're too cute! Seriously, anything having to do with the business of art would be perfect ... I'm sure I've been a big help!

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  30. Good Morning,
    I love reading when you write about your son, the pictures and the way you tell his story just pulls us in!
    Take care,

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  31. Love all of your blog posts! I enjoy the eclectic nature of your entire blog. As for jewelry making, I'd like to hear details or stories about any classes you take: what you learned, any new techniques you discovered and the people you networked with. I don't have access to a lot of master classes. When you stumble across an intersting artist, please continue to share. Also, would love more details about your shows: prep, sales stores, fun you've had, problems, how you design your displays, what's selling well, etc. As for personal details:love your stories! Keep them up!

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  32. I too would like to hear rules/hints about how you keep blogging consistently.

    I like your blog the way it is now, it's real,from the heart,enjoyable!

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  33. Lori, I love all that you write! The stories about the family, time in the military, your daily life and your business are awesome!

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  34. ~*Things I love to read about, that you write about, that I'd love to see more about!*~
    #1- Zack- his 'isms, his accomplishments and his progress. :o)
    #2- Your strengths, your goals, your accomplishments and your visions/ideas.
    #3- Your garden, the things you harvest, the things that grow, animals and creatures that visit your garden.
    #4- The water- do you still take kayaking trips?
    #5- New beads you find or make.
    #6- Your surroundings!!! I am always so very much inspired by the things in your office and home. I love your style and taste in "stuff"- which is what hooked me to your blog in the very beginning!
    #7- Stories from your past. I also very much enjoyed the fact that you would share your history and travels.
    :o) Thank you for asking!
    Oh and one last one-
    #8- Things you like to wear! What do you enjoy wearing? What jewelry pieces do you wear often? Stuff like that!

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  35. Lori,

    I love reading about what you are thinking about and doing. No assigned reading this time. I'm so glad you write Goodreads. At last someone who reads as much as I do.

    Rita

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  36. I'd love to hear more about the pink haired, fun-loving side of Lori. :)

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  37. Please, keep on writing on whatever you feel like, because it is enjoyable to read so far! :)
    If you were to add anything more it would be your recent bead aquisitions :) You could call it- bead fashion show! :)

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  38. Okay, I just left a comment on your post about crossing the bridge...I forgot that I had written in this post to ask you about how you feel when you cross that bridge! Silly me...losing my marbles. Thanks for answering my question! :-)

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