Tooting Our Own Horns, in 6 Words

You don't have to be a star, baby, to be in my show. (Snowtrooper jubilation at Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, Va.
You don’t have to be a star, baby, to be in my show. (Snowtrooper jubilation at Mill Mountain Park, Roanoke, Va.

Sometimes, you just have to represent.

6 words graphicYourself, that is. None of this ‘aw shucks’ stuff. No, “no one reads my blog. I just mess around with words” business. It’s not usual fare for a blogger to boast (or is it?), so this month’s challenge proved … challenging to most.

I compile a post called 6 Words. Ernest Hemingway inspired it when he said any story can be told in six words. I ask bloggers, friends, strangers, and a few strange blogger friends to respond to a prompt every month.

October is National Self-Promotion Month. In six words, tell us something good about your blog. 

This wasn’t easy, apparently. I hang with a particularly humble gaggle of blogfolk. Plus, the drive time alone of coaching one team here and having three girls playing soccer there, here, and here, well, it gave me little time to write, let alone invite.

Though the sample size be small, it’s worth checking out the links. If you’re a blogger, give us your six words in comments.

Photo courtesy of Hilary Grossman

1. I have a very cute cat.

Hilary B., of Feeling Beachie

2. I am purrrfect, pawsome and punny.

Patricia C., of New Bloggy Cat

3. Heartfelt honesty with lots of humor!

Tiffany M., of Sounds Like Life to Me

4. Incredible pictures, great stories, fresh coffee.

Tamara G., of Confessions of a Part-Time Working Mom

5. Hopefully-motivating-homeschooling-expat-mom-thoughts.

Sandra, of A Momma’s View

6. Uniting runners from various experience levels.

Lauren B., of Lauren Boldizar

photo credit: quinn.anya Food via photopin (license)
photo credit: quinn.anya Food via photopin (license)

7. Practical life skills for messy lives.

Rhea M., of LiM2 (Life is Messy. Life is Marvelous)

8. I’ve uncovered a whole new me.

Lisa L., of The Meaning of Me

9. Bookish, Rational, Intelligent, Gentle, Hopeful, Trustworthy.

Susan D., of Color Me Writing

10. optimist seeks readers who love living.

beth, of i didn’t have my glasses on …

11. Tough enough to wrestle a longhorn.

Eli P., of Coach Daddy




    1. Not a bad abbreviated lineup, eh Lisa? I’d take this crew to any tournament. Plus, it’s a reasonable amount of blogs to check out – hope you found one or two to follow.

  1. What a great prompt and awesome answers. Here’s mine if I can add it in the mix:
    “Turning ordinary moments into extraordinary adventures”

    1. Thanks Les – it was a stark reminder, too, of how little time I’ve had to reach out to my wonderful friends for collaboration of late.

      I’d like that to change.

    1. It’s a blast, Terri. Perfectly put on your Twitter profile, too. Wranglers of Words should have their own fast lane on the highway and their own checkout lane at the King Soopers.

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