Words Are Things

Daily Prompt: All About Me

Explain why you chose your blog’s title and what it means to you.

Explaining why I chose my name is easy enough and perhaps not as interesting as some others. I like an eclectic mix of poetry and prose from many genres. A few tend to stand out in my mind more than others, often riding along in the back of my consciousness until springing forth with a clarity embellished with truth. The day I started this blog was an exciting one for me because it was like starting a new chapter in my life. One I looked forward too. When it came time to name my blog though, I ran into some difficulty because as I discovered, there are many creative people in the world and chances are if you think up something brilliant.. someone else already has as well. A good many of the names I came up were already being utilized by others. The struggle to remain unique is an arduous one.

I wanted one that spoke of the many things I would be writing about such as my poetry, musings and often times, straight up ramblings, without pinning it down to only one subject matter. I spent several hours on the task, and had just about given up for the day when I spotted my favorite book of famous quotes lying on the table. I opened it up without thought to specific page numbers or content and landed on the very page that would be my guiding light.

“Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.” ~ Lord Byron

It was absolutely perfect! A drop of ink. Or in my case.. many drops. I have always been a believer in signs, and this was as direct as any sign could ever be or has been. I knew then and there what the name of this blog needed to be.. and Drops of Ink was born that very day.

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7 thoughts on “Words Are Things

  1. I like your look here. You show lovely artistic flare. You chose a very nice name I think. It feels well suited to the ambiance you have displayed. :-) I love your Sandy Hook ribbon, that is a beautiful way to honor those lives lost. I also liked the quote that inspired you.

  2. Beautiful quote by Byron. At the beginning of your piece you wrote “perhaps not as interesting as some others” but I love your story, signs are all around us some just don’t choose to listen, you did :)

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  4. I usually do not leave a response, however I looked through some responses here Words Are Things | Drops of Ink.
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    Would you make a list of every one of all your shared sites like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?

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