Wow. That is honestly the only word that comes to mind when I think of the amount of responses we received in only one day from all of you! I cannot wait to review each and every one of your blogs and to get to know you all better. I thought it would be good to just put a general timeline out for you all. We have decided to do all reviews on a first come, first server basis; therefore, the first people to ask for our reviews will be the first to be reviewed! Here is the list in order from first to last of the blogs that have asked us to review them:
If you would like your blog reviewed, send us a message! We will get to everyone as fast as we can, but we want to ensure reviews and posts of high quality so bear with us!
Let me just say again how amazing it is that so many of you are making this project your own, because frankly, that is what this blog is all about. You. The writers of Tumblr. We are doing this for all of you. Please keep up the support and above all keep writing!
—Jordan (on behalf of the TWD team)
Review: Anna from MiddleOfTheNightDaydreams
To start out these reviews I thought I might begin with a quick review of the blog of Anna (the found of the TWD). In the rest of the reviews I will be doing, I will talk a bit more about the author’s style and the overall tone, feel, and physical look of the blog. I hope this gives you just a little taste of what to expect. I will also be taking time to interview each of the authors I review so keep a look out for that. Like I said, this is just a small, small taste. Expect bigger and better.
Featured on multiple blogs for her poetry, currently working towards finishing her first novel, and still finding the time to manage the Tumblr Writers Directory, it’s unclear what this woman can’t do.
She recently reblogged this quote on the nature of writing which seems to fit her style quite well:
“Loving your subject, you will write about it with the spontaneity and enthusiasm that will transmit itself to your reader…” -Lee Wyndham
Whether one can truly love the subject of heartbreak is questionable, but Anna undoubtedly understands the emotion intimately. Her poetry echoes with the bitter sentiments of a love lost, of chances taken but unfulfilled; however, her lines do not succumb to the cliched trap of self-loathing and remorseful pity into which some writers tend to fall. To offset the anguish and regret of poems like “Indigo Moon”, Anna counters with “Forever Midnight” and her “Bitesize Poetry” series.
Despite the contrasting tones of some of her poems, her personal style shines through in each, which ultimately lives up to the title “Middle of the Night Daydreams”. Readers truly get the sense of a woman at odds with herself, filled with regret, but also with a romantic optimism that balances the bitterness.
If you would like to check out more of Anna’s work, visit her blog.
This will be the place where you will soon find a detailed and in-depth review of our writer’s blogs. Stay tuned :)
BTW, I DON’T KNOW IF I MADE THIS CLEAR, BUT IF YOU WANT YOUR BLOG REVIEWED AND FEATURED, PLEASE SEND IN AN ASK. :)
Meet Jordan, our new -and very first- contributor.
I could say how impressed I was by his understanding of both language and feelings in a little project we conducted but I’ll let you get to know him in his own words.
Language has always been my passion, and I’ve always been an avid reader.
My reading habits tend towards literary fiction and philosophical fiction, though I do enjoy a nice easy “best-seller” read from time to time.
People always ask me “Who’s your favorite author?” and I always have a hard time answering it. My top 5 would probably be (in no particular order): Ayn Rand, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack Kerouac, Jorge Luis Borges, and Giannina Braschi.
Having been on Tumblr for a while now—and being an independent musician, artist, and author myself—I have found that the Tumblr writing scene actually houses some great undiscovered talent. Lately I’ve been trying to support more and more independent authors, bookstores, and publishers, and I definitely think this blog is providing a great outlet for budding writers.
If any of you would like to know more about me, please come visit my writing blog or my personal; you can even check out my music at purevolume.com/jstella. I can’t wait to start interviewing and reviewing some of the great works that are being put out by many of you Tumblr writers!
As of today, Jordan will be taking on the privileged task of going through the entries for the blogs listed -as well as taking suggestions from you to review your blog- so all of us can get an in-depth review of a particular blog. Whether it’s prose or poetry, kind, tone, etc. When he does, he might get in touch with you to get to know you better. If you’d like to know his areas of expertise and what an incredible brilliant guy he is, go here.
Jordan will be posting around 1 or 2 blog reviews on a weekly basis.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM, JORDAN!