Tuesday, May 31, 2016

WHISPERS REACHES THE 200,000 VIEW MILESTONE—Editor’s Thoughts—By Karen O’Leary

Dear Friends,

I am overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of each and every one of you.  We have stretched across borders with contributors from Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, U.A.E., United Kingdom, United States, Wales and Zimbabwe.  Our reader base reaches other countries, too.

Some of you have been on this journey since the beginning, others have joined us for moments, and some are content to read the work of so many talented artists. All of you matter and are a part of our community.  CONGRATULATIONS CONTRIBUTORS!  This milestone honor is yours.

I will be publishing thoughts from contributors some time in June.  I will leave The Ongoing Thread open until May 5 so you still have the opportunity to share your thoughts for the article I am planning.

Writers

leaves on branches…
hope for the world

Your leaves are spreading in poetry and in encouraging comments to others.  May our Whispers’ community extend our branches to reach out to many more in the months ahead.  Thank you all so much!

Blessings,

Karen

42 comments:

  1. What a wonderful achievement Karen many congrats and may Whispers continue to inspire poets from all over the globe to showcase their poetry. Jan x

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    1. Dear Jan,

      This is the achievement of you and all the talented writers that share their poetry for our Whispers journal. Thank you for your kind words, my friend.

      Blessings and best wishes,
      Karen

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  2. Congratulations, Karen, on this major milestone. Thank you for allowing me to play a small part. I truly love this place.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Yes, it is a huge milestone made possible by you and others that share their gifts of words for Whispers. I am so grateful for all you do for our writing community. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. Congratulations. This is truly an accomplishment to be proud of. Grace, peace, and continued success in all you do Karen!!

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    1. Dear Langley,

      What makes me proud is the wonderful people like you that make Whispers possible. This honor is the accomplishment of our whole community sharing poetry and encouraging others. Thank you for being a part of our journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. Congratulations, Karen. Your have reached your goal and beyond. Thank you for inviting me into your community of writers. I enjoy being part of such a talented group of writers and readers. Peace, Jo

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    1. Dear Jan,

      Your friendship and encouragement are enriching my life. The milestone is a tribute to you and all the talented poets that share the words for Whispers. It is so good to have your a part of this journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. Dear Karen
    Appreciate so much being part of the Whispers family of poets and readers. I have profited so much from your wise counsel and welcoming spirit. Where else can poets participate in a world-wide network poetry. In this sense, Whispers and poetry bring people together. Congratulations and thanks.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      It is encouraging and talented voices like you that make Whispers possible. This milestone is a tribute to all the talented writers that have come together to share the gift of words. Thank you for being a part of this journey, my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Karen,
    I truly love this website. It is rare to find one that includes so many places all over the globe and accepts so many types of poetry. You are a great editor and an better friend. Keep up the fabulous work!
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

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    1. Wow David!

      Thank you so much for your lovely words. My vision for Whispers was to create a community where writers of all levels can share the gift of words. This milestone is a tribute to you, my friend, and all those that are a part of the journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. Kudo to you, Rick and to all the talented writes that have made this milestone possible. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  8. Congratulations, Karen. You've put so much time and energy into this community. I am proud to be a part of it and prouder still to have encouraged some of my students to participate.

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    1. Dear Marianne,

      Thank you for all you do to reach out to your students and others. If writing is to live on, young writers need to be able to have a voice in the poetry community. It is talented and supportive people like you that have made Whispers possible. Thank you for your lovely words and ongoing support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  9. Congratulations Karen. You've worked hard

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    1. Dear Maureen,

      Congratulations to you, too. It is talented contributors like you that have made Whispers possible. Thank you so much for all you do for our writing community.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. Dear Karen, To write and read poetry is a gift, to inspire poetry is a blessing. Your site is both a gift and a blessing Karen. Congratulations on your wonderful milestone!
    I am honored to have been a contributor. All of your other talented contributors, including you, have inspired me. Thank you for creating this site where people from all over may gather.
    Namaste, Connie

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    1. Dear Connie,

      You are light in the poetry community! Thank you for your lovely words and ongoing encouragement. It is people like you that have made this Whispers' milestone possible.

      Many blessings,
      Karen

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  11. outstanding! here's to the next 500,000, sure to happen!

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    1. Dear ayaz,

      Thank you for being a part of our Whispers' journey and milestone. Kudos to you, my friend. It is people like you that have make our writing journal possible.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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    1. Dear John,

      Thank you for your kind words. It is writers like you that make our Whispers' community possible. Kudos to you.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  13. Congratulations! Very well done! Best wishes Ralph.

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    1. Dear Ralph,

      Congratulations to you, too, my friend. Thank you for your all your encouragement and support. I hope you continue to be a part of our Whispers' journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  14. Congratulations!! More power!

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    1. Dear Sheikha,

      Congratulations to you, too. It is writers like you that share the gift of words that have made this milestone possible. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  15. Congratulations Karen! What a great achievement, wishing you continued success in all you do!

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      Wishing you continued success, too. The congratulations go out to talented writers like you that share your gift of words that have made this Whispers' milestone possible. Kudos my friend!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  16. Congratulations--and thank you for being here for us--thank you for making us a family--and thank you for all the inspiration you've given.


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    1. Dear Barbara,

      Thank you for you kind words and encouragement. Yes, I think of our Whispers' community as family, too. Congratulations on being a part of this milestone.

      Blessings my friend,
      Karen

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  17. This is a significant achievement and must be celebrated!

    Let's look forward to even more views in the coming months and years.

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    1. Dear Raamesh,

      What a joy to have your a part of our Whispers' community. Thank you for you help in making this milestone possible. Congratulations my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  18. What satisfaction to know that your hard work has not been in vain, Karen! I am proud to be a member of this wonderful community. Blessings...paul

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    1. Dear Paul,

      I'm so grateful to have you a part of the Whispers' community. Thank you and congratulations, my friend. It is writers like you that have made this milestone possible.

      Blessings and best wishes,
      Karen

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  19. Dear Karen,

    Congratulations on 200,000 views. A milestone of your dedication to us so we can be heard. This is a testament of your spirit and generous heart.

    Thank you,
    Sandra

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    1. Dear Sandra,

      Congratulations you, too, my friend! I appreciate having you a part of our Whispers' community. Tank you for sharing you talent and ongoing encouragement.

      Blessing my friend,
      Karen

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  20. 200,000....Yes! Yea! Yahoo! What an accomplishment. Congratulations to you, Karen, and all my fellow poets, writers, and contributors. We are a part of something special. It is a pleasure and an honor to be on the poetic field of creativity with you all.

    Congratulations on a blessed accomplishment, Whispers!

    -MJ

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    1. Dear Maurice,

      I believe we are a part of something special, too. It is so good to see friendships born or out writing community. Thank you for being such a light! Congratulations to you, my friend! This milestone is tribute to everyone that has been a part of this journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  21. Congratulations to Karen, and the Whispers community!

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  22. Dear Cindy,

    Congratulations to you, too, for your part in making this milestone possible. I hope to get to know you in the months ahead. Thank you so much for you encouragement and support.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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