Roving Robin Report – First Week in July

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.)



For those times when you just feel like giving up:

Thanks to Crystal Williams of BigBrightBulb for the lead!

  • And if you want a little more inspiration, note this: “Wow – 2 years in a row” from our very own Sarah Arrow about this very blog!


Take Action

Bridget Pilloud has a fantastically useful post about emotions & pricing. I read, I realized, I put into action! Go read & see if it inspires & informs you too.


Take a Break

Casper300zx: Damn #Emmit is being hella lazy. Get up fool! LOL
#Emmit shit goes out! and I stay in. lol Emmit meaning my cat.

  • Well, Chat Emmit certainly knows how to take a break! :-D (Probably @DearEmmit does too, but I’m kinda afraid to ask him – he wields a mean squirty-flower! :-D)
  • Desisiter Filmi Girl has a lovely post series: “Bollywood for Beginners”. I’ve just started exploring this genre and its nice to know that her series is here to help me find my way! :>
  • And these art quilts from Carol Ann Newbill are simply stunning!


Take Care of You

  • Havi Brooks of ‘The Fluent Self’ shares a wonderful post about the peace & acceptance found in the waters of “The Fountain”.
  • Alana of ‘Life After Benjamin’ shares a powerful post on the healing power of grief in “11 months“.


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
  • 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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  1. says

    Great post Birdy :) I love Bridget’s post on emotions and pricing! I have always struggled with pricing my cards. Getting a balance between how much work you put into personalised designs and pricing it – is really hard!