Friday, April 1, 2011

Smiley Sociology Study #5 - NaPoWriMo 2011

In a moment of possible brief insanity,
potentially beneficial for humanity,
I decided to join in NaPoWriMo 2011,
hoping the rhymes flow from me like manna from heaven.

Since it will dominate my April, I thought I'd do
a Smiley Sociology Study of poetry theme too.
Normally I don't require the subject or style of poetry,
but this month, one or the other's what I want to see.

So link up your posts here for NaPoWriMo,
Or just write up one or share a poem you know...
Or perhaps you want to read and critique others?
Maybe some prose on the event is more your druthers?

However your poetry themed post is written,
if you'd link it up here, I'd really be smitten.
I'll do my best to reach some sociological conclusion
and to thank everyone properly for their link inclusion.

© Rachel Hoyt 2011. All rights reserved.

Non rhyming directions for the poetry challenged:

(1) Create a new post of or about poetry or link to one that was already on your blog. 

(2) Please include a link back to the Smiley Sociology Study within your post to help spread the word about the link exchange.  The more "data" / posts I have to peruse, the better pseudo sociological results I can produce!

(3) copy the link for that post and paste link into Mister Linky below.
Please link directly to the post you want to share, not to your home page.

(4) leave a comment here to let me know you've posted a link

(5) read links left by others and tell them (nicely) what you think


  1. I've heard of nanowrimo, but never heard of napowrimo. Do you have to write 50,000 poems by the end of the month?

  2. LOL. No, not 50,000 poems (thank god!), just 30 poems in 30 days. I hadn't heard of NaPoWriMo either... until a few days ago. Hence the "possible moment of brief insanity". :)

  3. UUUUGGGGGHHHHHH waht did I just do? LOLOLOL...As always...XOXOXOXO

  4. You've signed up to have your poetry put in my link exchange! Yeah! That and... to be lumped in a pile of data for some strange sociological analysis still TBD. :)

  5. Rachel,
    One day I will have the balls to try on of you challenges out. In the mean time I will continue to read yours :) Because I am a big big big did I mention BIG FAN

  6. What a great idea! And wonderful to be involved ~ not sure if mine our what you need, but there's plenty on both my sites. My other blog is at Thanks Rachel! : )

  7. @Jess - I look forward to coming up with the perfect Smiley Sociology prompt for sucking you in! :)

    @Louise - Thanks for joining in! Your comment made me realize that I hadn't put the non-rhyming instructions in the post. (They have been added now.) I will be checking out all the links later and "fixing" any that were improperly linked to a home page.

    I'm not totally sure what I "need" either. Basically, I read what you all submit and let it speak to me... teach me about what others are currently thinking about on my subject. :)

    Thank you everyone for coming to check it out and/or participating! BIG SMILES

  8. I think I'll have to be the critic. As you know critics have no talent.


  9. I've linked my clumsy attempt at poetry above... Hopefully it does not embarrass the entire concept...:) Thanks as always for the fun opportunities!

    Paul F.

  10. @A - We need a good critic! What fun would a poetry themed month be if no one gave us honest feedback? :)

    @Paul - I loved your poetically narrated photo montage. An excellent contribution! Diversity is good.

  11. Signed up Rachel.
    I'll be happy to critique too if you need me:)

    Joy! ~ Debra

  12. Rachel, I love poetry as you know....
    But may have to think first if I'm joining though.
    I will attempt on writing one or two
    And send them right here to you...
    How about that Rachel pro? :)

  13. Rachael, Glad you like it! You are now linked into the post! Thanks again.

  14. Hey, Rachel! Thank you for this theme. I had forgotten about NaPoWriMo. I'm going to try it. When I link here, should I link to each and every post during the month or just the first time?

  15. @debra - critic posts are great because they spread the word about NaPoWriMo and spotlight poets. The more critics the better! :)

    @jorie - I do hope you'll decide to join in! Your rhyming comment was a great way to begin! :)

    @sweepyjean - let's say a maximum of 5 links per blogger. I look forward to reading your stuff! :)

  16. Hi Rachel signed up. Dont know if I can keep up with all the 30 days but will give it a shot. Thank s a ton for this opportunity

  17. My first attempt at poetry is all yours. Did not steal it from my son, his are much better ;)

  18. I'm really enjoying reading everyone's stuff! Thank you Rimly and baldychaz for joining in the study!! :)

  19. Rachel thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Posted another one last night and shared it with your link.

  20. I'm not at all sure what you have in mind. But I've linked this poetry month related poem. :) Writing a poem a day is an interesting challenge for me. Good luck to all of us!

  21. Is something like this okay? (It's a limerick and a Limerick-Off contest post.) Or do you prefer something that's more strictly about writing poetry?

  22. So many of us doing so many projects. Can you feel the creative energy?!

  23. @MadKane - I love all your links. :) In fact, I have a favor to ask you... if you see this, please leave me your email or send it to rachhoyt[at]gmail[dot]com.

    @Kim Nelson - Thanks for joining in the study! :)

  24. I wrote a poem.

    I tried to link it, but I'm not sure it went.

  25. Great minds think alike!
    I was wondering if on my Link up page, I may tell people that you are doing one as well?

    Suporting each other as poets in our endeavors is an important avocation for me.
    So please let me know okay?


  26. Hi Rachel!
    This one should be interesting! This is my first attempt at a ballad:

  27. hi just linked in hope this is ok its not a FUNNY one : ( all my funny ones are a bit on the rude side but will try and come up with an acceptable one as well

  28. @Doug, Luna & Lola... thanks for joining the study! I didn't realize I'd never responded here. I did enjoy all three posts. :)

    @kez- funny is not required! Thanks for linking in. :)

  29. This was one of my first attempts at describing the bubbling brook running through my head.

  30. @Raining Iguanas - That was an amazing first attempt! I could feel your inner turmoil through your words.

    Thanks for joining in the study!

  31. Have left a link to my latest poem. Hope you visit and enjoy. Will provide a link back to here on my blog.
    Thanks for this new platform. James.

  32. Very fun poem James! Thanks for linking it in. :)

  33. @Madelineine - What a fun entry! This study is getting fun and diverse. It's going to be fun to analyze. :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...