Today I would like to introduce you to a blogger from Australia – beeblue, who blogs ‘life, or something like it, in poetry and photos’ over here. She is also known as bluebee (just to confuse us).
bluebee or not bluebee, that is the question. (sorry – couldn’t resist 🙂 ).
She is a very talented poet (rumoured to have an aunty famous for poetry – I wonder who it could be?), unafraid to dredge the deepest waters for material. Her poetry will make you laugh, make you cry and make you wish you could write better.
Beeblue also posts lovely photographs of trips to places like New York and makes us all very jealous – haha. Now without further ado, the wonderful beeblue will answer my usual two little questions.
Why do you blog?
I started my blog mainly as a way of relieving stress and to balance out what I consider the left-brained nature of my work with a bit of creativity. I’ve dabbled in creative writing on and off over the years and started writing a novel two years ago but don’t really have the necessary time to devote to it given my work and personal commitments. Writing poetry is less time-consuming but it satisfies that need for a creative outlet and helps me to focus on articulating some pre-occupations.
What do you like best about blogging?
I’m very interested in the way people distil their view of the world through their unique manipulation of language. And the fact that people from almost (almost) any global demographic can exchange views and debate on almost any subject is remarkable – it provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with talented and interesting people we would never otherwise meet and I’ve learnt a lot from my experiences with the good, the bad and the downright weird ;-). And the whole meme aspect just blows my mind, too. But what I love most of all is seeing the humour and resilience shine through people’s writing when the subtext indicates that they are struggling with some pretty serious issues – it’s instructive and keeps my faith in humanity hanging on by its fingernails, ha, ha.
Thanks beeblue 🙂
26 thoughts on “Guest Blogger – beeblue”
Well, what a treat to find you both here this morning, and to get a glimpse behind one of my favourite blogs. Thanks both!
Thanks. Kate – that’s a lovely compliment
Thanks Kate 🙂
Two of my favourite poets, how lovely! I have a little catch-up to do – no internet for a while, but back online again! Thank you Gabe and Bb for all your wonderful posts. ♥♥♥
Thank you, Adee, for your lovely words
thanks adeeyoyo 🙂
Thanks for the introduction…shall start to follow her writing now.
It will be good to have you stop by, slpmartin
thanx gabrielle and beeblue, very cool stuff, so glad for the intro!
Thanks, Tipota of Cinderella Eclipse fame 😉
no problemo tipota 🙂
a fine start to my Saturday! thanks as always Gabe!
As is your comment to mine, Graham. Thanks
you’re welcome Graham 🙂
What a great introduction, Gabe. Shakespeare is turning in his grave, ha,ha.
My aunt is not at all famous, but she is a wonderful poet and the only person in my family with whom I swap poems- the rest think I’m completely mad
Thanks so much for having me over, Gabe 😀
Thanks bb – never let the truth get in the way of a good story – haha – It is great that you can discuss and swap poems with her – I need an aunt like that 🙂
Oh great. Now I’m going to be wondering who the aunt is all weekend….
I am a big fan of Bluebee’s poetry, her photography and her philosophy. It is also cool that she is a fellow Sydneysider because I believe her talent just goes to show that Sydneysiders make the best bloggers. Ahem. Hahaha.
I found out about her through your blog, Gabe, so THANK YOU. She is the awesome sauce!!!
You mean the best bloggers after those from Queensland – hahahaha – I do agree she is ‘the awesome sauce’ Selma 🙂
We each add a unique flavour to the Antipodean mix and it’s a very saucy one, indeed! Thanks, Gals 😀
Thank you for the introduction to a really interesting Blog, Gabrielle! I visited there and will surely do so again.
Thanks for coming on over, Renee 🙂
That’s great Renee 🙂
fabulous post — makes me remember all the many reasons to be glad for blogging!
It is good to remind ourselves Aletha 🙂