Thursday, May 31, 2018

Closing May/400,000 Milestone/Your Editor'sThoughts--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Dear Writing Friends,

I have a lot of good news to share so I am going to used teal to highlight each new section.  It is in effort for those of you that want to refer back to something easier. We have 12 new writers this month!  

NEW WRITERS FOR MAY 2018--

                                    Paul Griffiths, England
                                    Rick Davis, United States     
                                    Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios, United States
                                    Janice Fisher, United States
                                    Chris Page, England           
                                    Damon E. Johnson, United States  
                                    Michael Medler, United States 
                                    Lori Orth, United States        
                                    Naba Kumar Dey, India     
                                    Annie Johnson, United States
                                    Mike Brigden -The Ordinary Poet, England     
                                    Nuno Fatela, Portugal/The Netherlands

Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries—Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany,  Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Keyna, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, U.A.E., United Kingdom, United States, Wales and Zimbabwe.              --Sincerely, Karen

WHISPERS' MILESTONE--

We passed the 400,000 mark on May 29!  This milestone is a tribute to writers and readers in celebration of the community we have become. To each and every one that has graced Whispers in some way. I can't find words to express my gratitude.

Many of you have actively promoted our online journal, which am humbly grateful for.  Though I opened the door, it is those of you that walked through that door that have made this milestone possible.  Special thanks to Inge Wisdijk and Jack Horne, my co-editors!  We wouldn't be celebrating without them.  I hope you take time now and then to thank them for their efforts.

TROUBLE LOGGING INTO WHISPERS

From Jack Horne--I've done a bit of research and found a solution that worked for me.  Apparently this sort of problem can be cured by clearing the cache and cookies on the computer.  So, I did that and was able to post a comment, it might be worth passing that on to anyone else who has this problem.

Also, please us the sign in box at the top right of the main page unless you are already logged in from another gmail site. This will help assure that you don’t lose any comments.

CLOSING THOUGHTS FROM YOUR EDITOR--

It is through writing we pour our souls onto paper, hoping we will connect with others. Our international family allows us to learn more about other cultures, countries, writing styles…  It is that shared experience we find new horizons and new friends.  What a gift my writing friends are!!!

Sage Mist

Wise pearls
seek ancient arts
stored in music and love.
Tradition dances with poems
and peace.

It is a blessing to be a part of this writing community.  I hope you can spend time immersed in the diverse poetry on a wide array of topics found at Whispers.  Please consider commenting and or checking the boxes below the poems.  You do not have to be logged in to check the boxes.  It still lets contributors know that their poetry is being read.

Wishing all of you the best with your writing journeys.  I hope you find the joy in working with other writers and editors. Please contact me at karenoleary1956@gmail.com if you have any questions.  Our editor team works hard to find a balance so that different people can share their verse.  Thank you all!

                                                            Blessings,
                                                            Karen 

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on this milestone! What an accomplishment, congrats also to your editoral staff that make things happen. Whispers is a treat to all that visit.

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      It is people like you that support and encourage others that makes Whispers' possible. Thank you so much my friend.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Whispers creates its own tradition.

    ConfrCongratula on 400K, Karen & Co.

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    1. Dear Michael,

      Thank you so much, my friend. I hope to be reading more of your poetry soon.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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  3. Congratulations Karen on such a great achievement, it’s a real pleasure and an honour for me to be part of this wonderful and welcoming community made up of artists from all around the world!
    Claudia

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    1. Dear Claudia,

      Thank you so much. The achievements belongs to everyone. Without poems, Whispers has nothing to publish. I appreciate your support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. What an accomplishment! Thank you to all involved in keeping the wheels turning. Annie x

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    1. Dear Annie,

      I hope the wheels keep turning with your writing and encouragement of others. Thank you for your support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  5. wonderful to see Whispers is going from strength to strength - & thanks again to Nick for the tip on how to leave comments when the site won't let you!

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    1. Hi Jack,

      Thank Nick for me. He is such a blessing at Whispers. I appreciate your writing group's support.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  6. Karen,
    Congratulations to everyone who helped this milestone! As long as people keep posting, this number will grow more nd more! I am also impressed by the number of people and countries you are reaching!
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

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    1. Dear David,

      It all began with writers like you that have supported Whispers since 2013. Thank you for all the encouragement you give others. It helps grow our international community.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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  7. Karen,

    A wealth of congratulations on Whispers passing the 400,000 mark! That is truly a blessing! We have a wonderful writing community. Congratulations to the new contributors. Thanks to Inge and Jack for their commitment and dedication to Whispers. Most of all, I thank and praise God for bringing us all together to share our words.

    -MJ

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    1. Dear Maurice,

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words. It is people like you that are at the core of Whispers, supporting our journal year after year.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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  8. That is great! Your spirit kept Whispers going.
    Caryl Calsyn

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    1. As does yours, Caryl. Thank you for all you do for our Whispers' family.

      Blessings always,
      Karen

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  9. Congratulations and Thanks for Whispers and Editors!
    Good Membership base, too!
    ๐Ÿ•Š️♥️๐Ÿ˜‡

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    1. Dear James,

      Thank you! What a joy to have you a part of the Whispers journey.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  10. What a huge milestone, Karen! Clearing the cache and cookies on the computer did not work for me. I even tried unsuccessfully using a new gmail address. Yesterday I applied to google to have my account unblocked, and it appears like it now ok to use. Let me publish this and see if it works...fingers crossed....Wishing you a lovely and blessed weekend. ~ paul

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    1. Dear Paul,

      Thank you for going through all the troubles to get to share comments at Whispers. Not too many would have bothered. I'm so excited you are able to get back to sharing thoughts here.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  11. It makes me truly happy Whispers is doing so well, many thanks to our loyal contributors and a heartfelt welcome to new writers. Together we make Whispers a joy to read.
    Karen, again you wrote a little jewel for this column, thank you!

    Best wishes,
    Inge

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    1. Dear Inge,

      Your "together..." is one that has walked through these five + years. It is through the many we are made whole. You are such a big part of making this happen. Without you and Jack this milestone would have not been possible.

      Blessings and best wishes,
      Karen

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  12. 400,000 grateful, contented sighs float; 400,000 eyes have been treated to this haven. Thank you Karen, Thank you Inge, Thank you Jack. Thank you all who write, who keep me buoyed, enthralled, enchanted and inspired to stir up the inquisitiveness within to string some words myself. Whispers existence is nectar for all souls that have found their way here. Thank you again and congratulations.

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    1. Dear Leslie,

      Thank you for these lovely thoughts. I'm glad you found your writing family here at Whispers. Jack and Inge are a pleasure to work with.

      Your support and encouragement are greatly appreciated. Happy Writing!

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  13. Dear Yancy,

    I agree! Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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