What can I say?

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There are many, including my nearest and dearest, who say that I need help. It is not generally a complimentary statement, though it is occasionally tinged with fond indulgence. This time, however, I am bound to admit that they have a point.

I’ve been tasked with answering one of those questions we all hate answering… the ones where we never know where to start. And I have to write a decent answer. Fast.

The Daily Echo has been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2017 in the Arts and Culture category. Even just writing that stopped me in my tracks again! You should have seen me when the notification came! I had to check out the links in the email before I dared click through… it seemed too good to be true.

To whoever who nominated the blog… if you read this.. THANK YOU!

Now I have to create a profile for the blog. It is a prestigious award and there will be so many wonderful blogs when it comes to the public vote, that even just being nominated makes me feel like a winner. Even so, I feel I should do the best I can when it comes to presenting this one.

Which is where I need your help.

I have to write an overview of the blog…and I don’t know where to start. ‘Eclectic’ would cover everything, but it says little and isn’t very interesting. And anyway, writing isn’t about what the writer thinks… it is about what you, the reader, thinks. There is no life in words without a reader.

So I thought I would ask you.

I’m not fishing for compliments here. There are people who have been with these pages a very long time, many have become friends… and every day there are new followers. There must be a reason for that…

So, how do I describe this blog? Any ideas?

UPDATE:

Thank you so much for all the ideas… and thank you even more for the comments themselves. I have used both to create the entry profile, which is now complete. This community is too much a part of this blog not to take you all with me.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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89 Responses to What can I say?

  1. rivrvlogr says:

    You have many high points that I’m sure will be pointed out for you, but be sure to mention that, in addition to those posts, you willingly share your platform with re-blogs, as well as having actual guest posts. I don’t know how much you can blow your own horn in an overview, but that generosity says a lot about you and your blog.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thank you, Ken. That blowing my own horn is where I’m stuck. I’m supposed to. And then I have to write a ‘why vote for me?’ but too!

      To me, sharing the space here is just being part of the community. I’ve been helped often enough by others it seems the natural thing to do.

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  2. Diana says:

    Perhaps, “A thought-provoking celebration of heart and spirit, wisdom, humour, and the adventure of discovery.”

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  3. trentpmcd says:

    Congratulations on the nomination! Good luck!

    Hmm, not real sure about a description. A bit of history, a bit of mystery, fiction and family. The world sometimes seen through the lens of humor, sometimes from the prehistoric past and occasionally even from the eyes of a small dog. A walk across the moor, a bit of ancient lore, a poem or two and the world from your point of view. Fantastical fiction and mundane daily life, the best of times and the worst of tragedies. I’m not sure. How do -you- describe your blog?

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  4. barbtaub says:

    I think of your blog as the line in the sand between just existing and actually living. You challenge your readers–and yourself–every day and every post to come down firmly, joyfully, and occasionally painfully on the side of life fully lived.

    That award? Nice, but I think you’ve already won.

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  5. Eclectic is for sure the first thing that comes to mind for me. Reality, fiction, fantasy, humor, history, poetry, photography, heart, personal expression. Your blog is so worthy of a daily visit, so proud to know you. Congrats on the award nomination, Sue. ❀️

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  6. Sri Sudha K says:

    A wandering soul sharing experiences that make you travel along with her to the places you have never been too…an artustic eye that captures finest moments of the nature and does share them here for all of us….

    All the best Sue…

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  7. Ritu says:

    Wow Sue!!! You are truly amazing! The nomination is so well deserved!
    Yours is a blog which educates, inspires and moves…
    I’ve learned so much from your posts to do with your travels, been inspired to write amazing pieces by your prompts and moved by your personal recounts! Wish you all the best! Let know when and where to vote 😊😊😊

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  8. socialbridge says:

    Sue, congrats on the well-deserved nomination.
    Here’s how I’d describe your blog:
    ‘Sue Vincent’s blog is the place where creativity is sown, nurtured and in bloom all year round.
    It cultivates all that is great about writing, photography, painting, heart, honesty, humour and the human spirit.
    Sue Vincent is a blogger who connects with her readers, firing their imaginations with inspiration, ingenuity, empathy and magnificence of colour.’

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  9. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent has been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2017 in the Arts and Culture Category… and very rightly so.. Sue is looking to put together an appropriate and descriptive profile for the blog and she is looking for help with some ideas. For me, as someone who has enjoyed the breadth of Sue’s knowledge and creativity it is easy. The Daily Echo is the place to go when you need uplifting, inspiring and motivating. Why not head over and add your comments to help The Daily Echo move from nominated to a winner.

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  11. I see the Daily Echo as the open door to explore all worlds! ❀ May this nomination continue to bring you much joy and fuel your future fires! ❀

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  12. A blog of this and that filled with laughter and heart written by a beautiful wispy redhead. What’s behind that mysterious silent eye and eyes that dance? Glad to be here. Would love to read all your books but, alas, I put that in my future. (Three teens are my occupying force of nature).

    Congratulations!

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  14. Congratulations Sue! Well deserved. We all know you will come up with something wonderful. Just take a deep breath and exhale. Settle your thoughts and it will come to you, just as the words of your blog flow from within you so will this. Best of luck. And, if we are allowed to vote, as I live across the pond please let me know. Kudos!

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  15. Mira Prabhu says:

    Congratulations, Sue! If I were you, I would simply relax, think about my wonderful blog and allow the words and ideas to come through…perhaps even in the form of a poem, a surreal poem… polish and polish and polish until it shines with originality…and then let go! Rooting for you!

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  16. Mary Smith says:

    Congratulations on the nomination, Sue. Well-deserved. Not sure I can help with your overview. I can’t remember when I first found your blog. I think you were writing a series about old churches which I found fascinating and I signed up. Since then you’ve taken me on some wonderful journeys whether tramping round churches, stone circles or across moors (you in your ballet shoes me in a pair of slippers, cup of coffee on my desk). Your posts often make me stop and reflect on life and love, on spirituality and they often make me smile. From the first time I tentatively left a comment I’ve felt as though I became a welcome part of your life. Through your blog I’ve met some wonderful people. And, of course, there’s Ani! πŸ™‚ She deserves at least a good chunk of cheese and a couple of sausages for her contribution.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      Ani is too busy even for cheese at the moment… a hot air balloon is in her airspace and she is creating WWIII single-pawed.
      The thing is, I love taking everyone with me onto the moors and into the old places… I enjoy it too much to need any award that that. But the community here is something special. x

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  17. Congratulations Sue! So well deserved.
    I’d describe your blog as Universal…….. it covers so many different aspects and topics from a variety of angles and outlooks, you involve your readers and followers with challenges and those amazing photoprompts, you introduce the human element with compassion and sensitivity, you have humour, poetry, and of course Ani. What isn’t there to like/ respond to/ get involved in?

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  18. Congratulations. You write from the voice of the heart, which I think draws your readers in. We learn more about ourselves and Life through your words. xo

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  19. Rae Longest says:

    Describe it as fun reading at times, thoughtful at others, but always a good investment of your valuable reading time!

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  20. Well-deserved nomination, Sue. C.o.n.g.r.a.t.u.l.a.t.i.o.n..s. ❀ πŸ™‚
    How about informative, uplifting, entertaining and educational?

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  21. Congratulations, Sue. What an honor. I read through the comments and have nothing more poetic and insightful than what’s been shared. My very best wishes to you! ❀

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  22. I am thrilled for you, Sue – words and images, thoughts and ideas, given elegant artful expression that eagerly celebrates life

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  23. Well done. Congratulations & best wishes, Sue! πŸ™‚

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  24. Helen Jones says:

    Huge congratulations on your nomination, Sue! I see you’ve already written your entry and no wonder – what great comments! I can only add I agree with them all, you are a wonderful, generous blogger and a deserving nominee, not to mention someone I hope I get to spend more time with in the future πŸ™‚

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  25. tric says:

    Delighted to read this. So richly deserved. If I weren’t too late my comment would be, “You write beautifully. I love to come by as I never know what to expect and am always left with plenty food for thought.”
    As for the community, you get what you put in and you are an extremely warm generous blogger.

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  26. dgkaye says:

    Congratulations Sue. Well deserved. πŸ™‚

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  27. Delyn Merce says:

    Congratulations–what a great, and deserved honor!!

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  28. Darlene says:

    Sorry, I am late but I want to wish you all the best of luck, Sue!! What an honour to be nominated.

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  29. Congratulations, Sue. I am sorry I am so late reading the post and that you have already submitted your overview.
    I would still like to say that I find your blog rip-roaring funny, heartwarming, tear-jerking. Not to mention informative, chatty, and creative. Oh, and not forgetting the help you get from the adorable Ani too!

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  30. Widdershins says:

    I come here for the stones! πŸ˜€ … seriously though, I second what everyone else has said πŸ™‚

    … what I mean about the ‘stones’ is … bit of a story coming up … I was born in in Rochford, (Essex – so it says in my birth certificate) and my parents (and I) emigrated to Australia when I was two.

    I have no conscious memories of anything other than OZ, but unconsciously? Oh my, what a wonderful landscape it was. As I grew I thought the attraction I felt towards all things northern hemisphere-y was because like most ex-pats, I suspect, my parents steeped my childhood in their own reminiscences … but as I grew into my own spiritual path, I realised it was because I was physically separate from my ancestral roots, the Land of my ancestors. That realisation helped me be OK with living in Australia, until I moved here to Canada … Northern Hemisphere, at last! πŸ™‚ … it’s beautiful and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else (as far as I know) but still, it isn’t the same.

    What I get when you walk among the stones and share those stories here, is a wonderful (and a bit heartache-y) sense of Home. πŸ™‚

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      I know what you mean, though on a smaller scale. I lived in France for many years…and loved every second of it. But the moors had their hands in my gut and twisted, pulling me home. Sounds melodramatic, but thats how it was. I think we are born attuned to our own land, in tune with it…maybe something in the particular frequency of the geology. Maybe something deeper too. No matter how happy you are elsewhere, the land is in your very bones.

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  31. olganm says:

    Sorry I got here so late but congratulations and the best of luck, Sue. You deserve it, for sure!

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  32. Many congratulations on being nominated for these awards Sue. I’ve not heard about them before. You will let us know when voting starts won’t you?

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  33. KL Caley says:

    I know I am coming to this news very late Sue but I just wanted to say congratulations on the nomination. It is so well deserved. Your writing is so wonderful on its own and I love the variety, but the fact you inspire so many others through your writing (and of course the #writephoto challenge too), is a great gift to the community. KL ❀

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