Roving Robin Reports – On Moving Forward :>

robin on branch chirping Opinions - photo by Scott LiddellBirdy Diamond here, your Roving Robin Reporter. I have been tasked by the lovely Sarah to flutter around the web and bring back news of some of the neat & nifty things we birds (& the occasional bloke) are doing, so we don’t miss anything. (Or at least a lot less than we otherwise might.)


  • LaVonne Ellis has created an edition of the #customerlove Tweetchat timed especially for British & European folks. Said Tweetchats will be held on Sundays at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern, which is 7pm London time. Join in the fun via hashtag #customerlove or the Tweetchatroom.

Willie Hewes also has some powerful Awesome going on this week:

Take Action

  • If part of your action plan this week involves looking at your social media strategy, you might want to check this out soonest, as Andrea Vahl & Grandma Mary are having another sweepstakes! First prize is two hours of social media consulting, the second prize is one hour. Sweepstakes starts January 26, 2011 @ 09:31 am (MST) and ends February 02, 2011 @ 12:00 pm (MST) For further details and to enter go here.

And as part of getting ready for the next #customerlove challenge, LaVonneEllis has some awesome interviews up on the #customerlove site:

Take a Break

Beauty Break

  • Chris McLaughlin from “Wildlife Garden” brings us a lovely look at the American Goldfinch. Beautiful black-and-gold contrast to the rather monochromatic winter world that is what those of us in the Northern hemisphere have at the mo’.

Caring Break

(sometimes doing for others helps us do for ourselves)

Creativity Break

DonnaleighDLR – “The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand.” Frederic Lawrence Knowles #quote #quotes

Fun Break

Inspiration Break:

Quote Break

  • problogger – “Flatter me, I may not believe U. Criticize, I may not like U. Ignore, I may not forgive U. Encourage me, I will not forget U.” William Ward
  • SpiritualNurse – “My hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done & try to love somebody &have the courage to accept love in return.” -Maya Angelou
  • jmoriarty- I wish money multiplied for me like email seems to.
  • caffeinatedelf – @EncouragingBird I do so love cunning plans. :D
  • ryahalbatros – @soulhuntre Ooh a plan. I love it when a plan comes together! #customerlove
  • Shannon O – “We cannot change the cards we dealt, just how we play the hand.” -Randy Pausch
  • allanapratt – RT @jamievaron: There’s something dignified about living your own awesome life without feeling the need to tell others how to live theirs.
  • jadecraven – @ToriDeaux That’s very true. You can’t make everyone happy. It’s not just niche – it’s gender and race as well. It’s very political, sadly
  • AffirmationSpot - Extol your strengths and accomplishments, but bless your flaws for showing you where your work lies.
  • Pistachio “OK, that brings us to the question, what do you want to have happen now?”

Reading Break

Intuitivebridge – At backfence pdx. About to hear stories. I like stories better than nearly anything

A recent, and most definitely awesome, addition to my reading universe, Steve Hockensmiths’ ‘Holmes on the Range’ is a fun, light mystery series.

The main characters first saw the light of day in ‘Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine’, and recently, Steve has decided to share some of these orginal stories with us, the Internet-reading public. Here is the first edition, “Dear Mr. Holmes”.

And here in this interview, there is some argument as to who is the author & who is the character.

Take Care of You

  • Finally, if after reading last week’s link to channelled material, you find yourself curious as to what that actually is and what’s going on, check out Mike’s & my free audio at our site ‘The Crafty Crows': Introduction to Channelling

Flying Away

There’s more out there of course.
There’s always more.

But for now, I must away, to search out new goodies & delights for your amusement & delight.

If you have anything you’d like me to include in upcoming editions, please let me know.

If you have questions or comments on things you’ve seen here or that you’d like to see in upcoming editions, let me know those too.

Until next time!
Chirp, chirp! :>

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Birdy Diamond

Storyteller/Creative, Writer/Producer at JourneyBirds'Wonderland/KittyHawke Productions
First and foremost, Birdy Diamond is a storyteller, telling her tales through song and story, card deck and jewelry.

Her goals are lofty: to create ripples that will change this World for the better by sharing stories that let people know that the paranormal is normal, the Other is not automatically to be feared, and our destinies are in our own hands.

Her Dreams are bigger still: to share those stories via episodic internet television, taking advantage of the changes in the World to keep control and direction of her tales, to share the modern version of a Bardic Circle.

You can find the text versions of her stories under the pseud BardicRaven at Archive of Our Own and the audio versions of them (and these posts) on the JourneyBirds' YouTube channel. She is also known to make the occasional Fannish comment on Tumblr.

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  1. says

    Hi Birdy
    I loved that post about James Chartrand wears women’s underpants. Even in this day and age women get a rough ride, and then passed over for a man to do the work. some men have been known to get annoyed that a woman edits “blokes on the blog” which just makes me smile, for years womens mags have been edited by men.

    Will take a look at your channelling audio in a day or so, I’d love to know more about what you do :)

    • says

      Yes, that was a powerful one, for sure.

      I’m saddened that women still have to make that choice in this day & age, but as long as it is still a Truth in this world, women will have to do what they need to do to provide for themselves and their families.

      Thank’ee’s! :-) Please let me know what you think & feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
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