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Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


WHATT.. 28 CONTESTS ON SOUP!


Blog Posted:3/10/2014 11:43:00 AM


as i write this, i can see there are 28 contests on the challenge page-- a record-breaker, considering  that i usually join a regular bunch of 18 offers!.. with different requirements, forms of poetry,and reminders from sponsors, my head is bursting at the moment, lol !...


no, i am not complaining... but given a month to post something that is truly deserving, this would mean one poem a day to catch up on all contests.. i have no more ammunition, let alone poetic words to create worthy pieces... often, i would stay till 3am to scribble some nonsensical , mambo-jumbo works just to check if i can join more challenges...


i know, i know it's fun to stretch the creative envelope, then again, i am simply amazed by the range and number of contests going on... could it be the thrill of spring, the influence of a coming new moon, or the enthusiasm of many sponsors to break our bones??.. will it be 29 or 30 comps tomorrow?


let's have a marathon and count the wrinkles, soupers!.. i will ask for a week's leave from work to make sure i can support ya all ( can't, can't!)... so, how many can you do, dear poets?? 


huggs and slave away, happily!


                                 
                                    


         

                                         


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  1. Date: 3/13/2014 6:29:00 PM
    yeah, and I don't even have time for half of them!!! Good thing a few of them do not interest me, or I'd be going bonkers!!!

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 4:59:00 PM
    There are more sponsors of contests than Soupers submitting entries! : D

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol,ruben... i can see that!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 3:19:00 PM
    Nette I participated in about eight contests in five yrs,one of which is yours..So plus and minus the ratio would be with minus..but Im trying to get out of my shell : )..Hehe

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ohh charms, you have so much talent... yes, get out and be heard.. :)
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 3:10:00 PM
    Hi Nette, I only enter the contests that I like to enter. When there are more to choose from, then we can be more selective. You do not have to enter all of them. That would burn out anyone. You write your best when you take your time......Hugs......Roger

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    exactly that, roger.. you are on your way!..:)
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 3:01:00 PM
    Cough, cough!DiD you say 28?. It was less 5 days ago. I write mainly to feed my passion---as for contests, I am choosy. Back to 28; really that's a lot. How observant of you, dear Netts!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    likewise, carly. i don't join all contests; my jaw just drpped when the contest page was filled to the brim... i have nothing against this; just got curious!..
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 2:57:00 PM
    I'm finding out as I read nette that the judges are being questioned for the choices they make, I only enter competitions for the fun of it and this has taken some of the gloss off of it for me.

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    that's how it should be, daz.. have fun!.. i know how the judges feel when they are questioned; we all have different criteria..
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 2:46:00 PM
    I haven't written much lately for contests. There are only 2 that make me tingle at the moment. How much can we really chew, Nette? Like you, I go for what " fires" me up. And so it is! You got mail!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yeow, good for you , leon... nope i can't tackle 'em all contests.. yup, only tjose that fire my belly get my attention.. thanks!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 2:39:00 PM
    Write to please yourself, Soul sis. Don't drain yourself. Pick n choose the contests. If anything speaks to you, jot a line and go from there. I think its great that there is so much out there.. maybe some who usually do not enjoy the contest page may find something that interests them... inspiration.... ME? I finished a poem I had started.. I doubt I'll be writing a thing for contests for at least a year... but, who knows... something may pop up, flip my imagination switch, and then (and only then) will I write for a contest. Too busy, right now. Love the pink typewriter. May need to copy paste that.. LOL.. so my life right now. HUGS!!!!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    lol,cin.. i was making light of the many, many contests sprouting all over.. you know i only enter those that make my imagination explode.. i have to feel the itch, the burn!.. enjoy the other dynamics of the literary world, soul sis.. and hey, love that pink typewrtiter too!.. love and huggs!
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 1:22:00 PM
    Hello nette, sending a soupy mail! love and hugs...

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :) gautami..
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 1:03:00 PM
    Oh dear! As a contestaphobe, this blog is absolutely frightening! ;) I just started entering contests after a hiatus. Joined Craig's contest and I'm DRAINED! Wrote a limerick for Andrea, but IT ISN'T EVEN FUNNY! Yup! Too tired. I guess it's cause I'm DOWN WITH THE FLU! Couldn't teach classes today, and I'm miserable! BOO HOO HOO! SO, I guess as a new PM I won't host a new contest anytime SOON!!! I was thinking of trying out my new form, Eileenesque, but you poor dear contest entrants. You have it tough as it is. I'll wait. I can't join contests that don't MOVE me, so for me...it isn't that much of a problem! I pick and choose and sing the blues...when I don't place...what a disgrace! HA HA!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    you'll get over the draining period, eileen.. lovve your poetry and hope i can join in when you sponsor your own form.. hope you are feeling better.. :)
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:41:00 PM
    I saw them with my own eyes, Nette. This calls for my superman power which is fantasy, haha! Can't believe we have so many challenging games this month. If I make 4 at the very least, Clark Kent can stay in his desk! An exciting time for all members. Good blog!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    hi, clark... 4 is good 'nuff as long as you're in the mood.. yes, there are some good ones on the contest page, time for cotton pickin' , manny..
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:22:00 PM
    Okay my numbers were looking better but several of the contests I entered ended over the last few days to I'm down to 6 entries. I also like to make sure it is exactly what the host/hostess is asking for so that means writing new ones if needed so I may end up on Caleb's band wagon! lol

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    i like your attitude , FJ.. seems your muse is winging.. ohh, don't be infected by caleb, please.. lol!
    Thomas Avatar FJ Thomas Date: 3/10/2014 1:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    LOL You are on a roll today! ...flat tires or not!
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 3/10/2014 1:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    There's plenty of room on my wagon...unfortunatley, the wheels are flat because I haven't gotten around to fixing them yet.
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:21:00 PM
    that pic looks just like an ad for my cut-up contest, nette! lord knows I could do with one, I'm getting such a tiny trickle of entries lol

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    charlotte, yours is very intruiging.. i'm sure peeps are researching at the moment.. stand by, when it rains; it pours!..:)
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:20:00 PM
    LOL CALEB YOU HAVE BEEN AROUND RUBEN TOO LONG!!

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ruben, stay away from caleb.. hahaha!
    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 3/10/2014 5:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Ups! You're right! Im lazy! : D
    Hunter Avatar Painted Hunter Date: 3/10/2014 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I know...;)
  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:17:00 PM
    No way...I'm too lazy..;)

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    onclaud Avatar nette onclaud Date: 3/11/2014 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    mmm... maybe only for now?

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