Monday, March 10, 2014

The Squidoo Community Sharing Mid-Atlantic Tales.

When I was an “aspiring writer” I imagined writing as a solitary endeavor.  That image in my mind has changed from pecking away at a clacking typewriter to the quiet whispering clicky-click of a laptop. But the image of the tousled-haired hermit bent over a desk has continued in my mind.

Since discovering the Squidoo community, I am learning that writing does not have to be a solitary thing.  Sure, I can’t chat away while doing the actual writing of a piece, but I know that my fellow Squidoo writers are only an instant message or email away.  It’s an amazing feeling to have all of this support while writing. I highly recommend that writers join the Squidoo community.

While I currently hold the title of Mid-Atlantic States Travel contributor on Squidoo, there are plenty of other writers who write amazing lenses about the area. While it’s hard to know exactly where to start, I’d like to share a few of these remarkable lenses with you today.

I’d like to introduce you to Ramkitten on Squidoo.  She is also known as Deb Kingsbury and is a hiking expert.  I have been interested about the Appalachian Trail and have read a variety of articles and books about the subject over the years. Some weren’t helpful and some were helpful but weren’t very entertaining.  Ramkitten gives information with a sense of humor that makes me laugh out loud for real.  I especially like her descriptions and humor in her lens Hiking the Appalachian Trail: What You Really Need to Know.

While lighthouses are not limited to the mid-Atlantic region, you can find Chesapeake Lighthouses by mbgphoto on Squidoo.  I had a hard time choosing just one of her lenses to share because she is an accomplished writer and photographer. All of her lenses are beautiful..

Angelatvs on Squidoo made me feel like a very happy writer when she jumped on my Review Your Favorite Assateague and Chincoteague Island Items and did a wonderful book review of  Aassateague Island of the Wild Ponies. If you like wild ponies, you should definitely check out this book review.

Speaking of Chincoteague, I am hosting a Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry book giveaway at my blog to help celebrate the magic of the islands. You can enter by filing out the raffle form on my blog until March 14th.

Until next Monday, happy and safe travels to you all. 


Image Credit: ©Dawn Rae – All Rights Reserved (Click on photo for larger view)



14 comments:

  1. Dawn Thanks for another great article. I enjoyed visiting the lenses you recommend. Thanks for including mine. You are fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the country.

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    1. Mary Beth, no thanks necessary. I'm so glad to have your beautiful lighthouses to read about!

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  2. What great selections you have featured here. What's not to love about wild horses, lighthouses, and the Appalachian Trail? Everything about your corner of the world is wondrous. I think I probably do look like a wild hermit hunkered down writing. :-)

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    1. This is an amazing place, for sure. I have stepped onto the AT in different areas but I'm so looking forward to a long day hike at some point.

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  3. Being a recluse I can certainly identify with your hermit image of a writer! Fortunately, I am also a writer on Squidoo and so enjoy the community support and encouragement.

    I have entered your book giveaway on your blog and hope to be writing a review of Misty of Chincoteague as soon as I win! How's that for a winning spirit!

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    1. I LOVE your winning spirit Ruthi!

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    2. I ascribe to the 'Speak it into Being' theory of life, most times!

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  4. Dawn Rae - you have featured some wonderful lenses today -- I just finished reading that wonderful book review and personal story by Angelatvs about the wild ponies on Assateague Island. And I've long been a fan of the marvelous writings of Deb (Ramkitten) and Mary Beth (mbgphoto) and have read just about everything they're written on Squidoo, including these two articles you mention here.

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    1. Thank you, Elf. There are so many good lenses to choose from ...I just love Squidoo writers and their stories!

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  5. Having a community of writers is such a blessing. Even clacking away in remote Idaho, I still feel connected. I also get to learn about the beauty and wonder in other regions such as yours! Thank you!

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    1. Charli, I'm so glad you clack away in Idaho. I love the stories you share with us. I look forward to each blog post you make!

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  6. Great post, Dawn. Well written.

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  7. Every time you write a new article or lens, your descriptions of the Mid-Atlantic States always make me want to jump on a plane and visit. Even your pictures beckon me!

    I am familiar with the works of the other writers as well and I have visited at least 2 of the articles featured before, but I will enjoy a return visit today. Thank you for featuring them!

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