Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Like a Bar-Headed Goose...and Other News

Today I have three bits of news for all my writer-friends!

#1: My New Favicon is a Soaring Bar-Headed Goose!! 

There's a good reason why, too.  I was tired of seeing Blogger's "B," and I wanted something that would be inspiring to me and anyone who happened to be visiting my blog.  Bar-headed Geese are probably the highest flying birds on the planet.  Every year they battle high winds, low oxygen, and other weather extremes to migrate over the Himalayas!  I want to be a high-flying, fear-stomping, stellar type of writer who doesn't mind tackling a few mountains on a regular basis!

Close-up of a Bar-headed Goose!

#2: Rachel Harrie's Writers' Platform-Building Campaign Has Started!! 

I have already met many other writers with interests similar to mine, and I am looking forward to getting to know them better.  If you're interested in learning more, visit her here.  Today is the last day to sign up to join the campaign, which runs through October.

#3: More Than 100 of You Are Following This Blog!! 

Thank you so much!  I can't tell you how happy it makes me to think that I'm not just talking to myself, that some of you might actually find the things I say useful, and that there are other people like me with similar hopes and dreams (and blogs!).  It makes me want to, next week I'll tell you how I plan to celebrate!


Patricia T. said...

Hello Carla. Just a fellow campaigner stopping by to say hello. I look forward to getting to know you. Should be fun.

Joanna said...

Love the bar-headed goose and well impressed they fly OVER the Himalayas! PB campaigner here, just wanted to say Hi. have put you in my google reader :)

ardithdoesart said...

You site is so pleasant on the eyes, love it, and the topics you have here! This fellow campaigner is impressed!

elizabethanne said...

Looking forward to hearing how you plan to celebrate! The information about bar-headed geese is amazing. impressive birds!

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Hi. I'm in one of the children's groups in the campaign and thought I would stop by. I wasn't able to get a link for Twitter or the email link (on the top). May be my computer today. Look forward to your posts and hopefully will find you on Twitter.

Arlee Bird said...

I'm signed up for the Campaign. Now I hope I can find time to do it justice.

Congratulations on passing the 100 follower mark.

Tossing It Out

Kelly said...

Hi, Carla! I'm here from the campaign!
I've never heard of a bar-headed goose. My dad is a huge birder (and nature photographer). I'm going to quiz him on this goose!

M.C. said...

Very exciting news! I like the bar-headed goose favicon.

Debbie said...

Hi Carla. I'm another campaigner in your children's group. I like the look of your blog and congratulate you on achieving over 100 followers! I look forward to seeing more of you throughout the campaign.

kmckendry said...

Wow I'd love to be able to soar above the Himalayas! I'm in your PB campaigner group. Nice to meet you.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

I love your soaring Bar-Headed Goose :)

Carla said...

Patricia, I'm looking forward to getting to know you too!

Hi, Joanna! It really is amazing!

Thanks, Ardith! I really appreciate that!

ElizabethAnn, My plans to celebrate are up! I hope you participate!

Stacy, I definitely need to fix that! In the meantime, I am on twitter at CarlaINHouston. I am still learning a lot about twitter...hopefully I'll get those links working soon!

Arlee, I agree! I like the campaign idea and am so looking forward to getting to meet new bloggers!

Kelly, I like your dad already! I also enjoy birding, but have never seen the Bar-headed Goose since I've never been to the Himalayas...yet!

Thanks, M.C.!

Thanks, Debbie! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you too!

Kmckendry, It's nice to meet you too! I can only imagine the perspective from up that high!

Thanks, Susanna!


Jenny Sulpizio said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Carla! I am now following you and ca't wait to learn more!


elizabethanne said...

I didn't comment on your challenge post -- I don't think I could possibly rein in my wordiness to the tune of 50 words or less! I'll read the entries with interest, though.

I've just listed you as a recipient of the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the details on this post on my blog:

Christie Wright Wild said...

Hi! "Met" you at WOC.

You should write a pb about the bar-headed goose!

Did you ever find/join a pb crit group?

Carla said...

Hi Jenny, I look forward to getting to know you better!

lol, Elizabethanne, I think wordiness is a big deal for all of us! Thanks for the award! I'll pick it up today!

Hi Christie, I remember you at WOC (loved it, btw!)...I totally have plans for the bar-headed goose and the PB World! Actually, I have at least 3 ideas that I need to choose from. :) I am working with a critique group made up of a brilliant group of's amazing to see the things a group can find in a manuscript that you think is complete, lol!


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