Roving Robin Report – First Week of June


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.)


Some of these are new, some are old friends – all help you make a difference with a simple click of your mouse.

  • From “The Daily Tail” comes news of this generous offer: from now until July 4th, will donate a companion or service dog to a (U.S.) war veteran for every 5000 ‘likes’ on its “Dog Bless you” Facebook page. Details found here.
  • The Freekibble family of sites helps donate food to shelters. Click to answer a trivia Q – right or wrong, you help feed animals in need. Follow them on Twitter (@freekibble) and they will donate another meal.
  • The GreaterGood Network is a rediscovery for me. I used to click regularly back in the early 2000s, when they were just starting out. I was amazed to see how much they have grown over the years. Click once daily at each of their sites to help a variety of causes:


Take Action

  • Michele Théberge. asks “Giving Up Too Soon?“, a piece on Art and Process on Stacey Curnow’s “Midwife for Your Life”.


Take a Break

Beauty Break

  • Daisy & Harley are having a ball “Bird Watching“(seems appropriate for a blog titled ‘Birds on the Blog’. Look how excited they are at all the avian activity going on outside! :>
  • My friend FaeNathara is doing some bird watching too! Tho’ hers is with a camera and decidedly less murderous in intent. :> This momma dove and chick are just so photogenic!!!

Quote Break

  • @SeanPlatt – Only follow if it’s Klingon RT @demianfarnworth: What’s the protocol when someone who speaks another language [YOU DON’T SPEAK] follows you?
  • @RumpyDog – Why do I want to pay to see an acrobatic act? I watch the best acrobats in the world every morning on my walk. Them squirrels are amazing!

Writing Break

  • If you want to do some watching of a different sort, you might want to consider joining in the fun over at “Postcrossing”, the postcard exchange site. (Thnx to @courtcat for the lead! :>)
  • The latest introspective writing challenge? #Trust30 from “The Domino Project”. Use quotes from Ralph Waldo Emerson to go inside and explore the notions around trusting yourself.


Take Care of You

  • Jenny Blake of ‘Life After College’ talks about the value of acting “as if” on the blog ‘’.
  • Havi of ‘The Fluent Self’ talks about the value of going “Widdershins”.


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 next time.

If you have anything you’d like me to include in upcoming editions, please let me know in the comments section or on Twitter @EncouragingBird or the hashtag #rovingrobin.

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. Again, comments or @EncouragingBird are good methods of contact.

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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