WordCandy Sweet Bloggers Roundup

wordcandy poetry sharing

Deep in the lower level of a seven-story gingerbread office building sits a solitary jelly bean counter, a wild-eyed woman with pink cotton candy hair that she’s twisted in sticky tangles around pencils and peppermint sticks. The Global Statistician of Sweetness reported that last week, in events unprecedented since the creation of the Internet, wave after wave of candy washed up on the shores of the worldwide web as nearly 100 sweet bloggers shared bits of sugary goodness from the WordCandy app.

And while the Beta developers insist the app is completely calorie-free, Twitter and Facebook nearly went into sugar shock while sweet quotes, poetry, and photos honeyed status update after status update. Facebook even had to take a brief respite (we’re told that Facebook will be sharing chocolate and sweetness again soon, after receiving a solid dietary supplement of additional fiber and protein).

Here’s what some of our sweet bloggers are saying about their confectionary exploits:

I love how much you have expanded the quote selection! Such beauty and inspiration! (Holly Grantham)

I love the surprises–how an image I have seen over and over again suddenly means something new when paired with a particular quote that pops up. (Donna Falcone)

Inspiring. Fun. Invigorating. (Lane Arnold)

I am a wild and crazy fan already. Hooked! I don’t know whether it found me or I found it, but it’s a lovefest. (Elizabeth Marshall)

We rounded up a whole bag of your goodies on our 100 Sweet Bloggers Pinterest board (if we missed your link, drop it in the comments). And we’re delighted to feature these sugarplums from your blog posts last week. We loved the way you used a WordCandy to prompt poetry, a short blog post, or just stand alone in all its raw cane sweetness.

A Little Tea Candy – Megan Willome

Adam – Leah Jamielyn

When Inspiration Comes – Monica Sharman

WordCandy: Some Sweetness and Light – Diana Trautwein

Write Enough – Holly Grantham

Transformation – Donna Falcone

Want Some Candy? – Esther Schwartz

Songs of the Heart – Shawna Ervin

Red Poppies, Kisses, and Pinterest Love – Kelly Sauer

Knocking – Karin Fendick

Candy for Elaine – Sheila Lagrand

The Science of Color – Lexanne Leonard

Mere Mortal – Connie Mace

The Habit of Poetry – Lane Arnold

It’s a WordCandy Kind of Day – Laura Boggess

Wide Open Poetry – Lyla Willingham Lindquist

Paying Attention – Charity Singleton

Worthwhile – Amy Hunt

The Particular Wheel – L.L. Barkat

When You’re Feeling a Little Dry – Sandra Heska King

What Dreams – Erica Hale

Hungry for Poetry – Elizabeth Marshall

WordCandy: Fever – Heather Truett

Dreaming Together – Matthew Kreider

If we missed you in our roundup, please leave a comment with a link to your post. Watch for your December reminder letter for the next super sugar-sharing day on December 1. And in the meantime, satisfy your sweet tooth by sharing and posting WordCandies all month long.

Please message us on Facebook if you have any issues or feedback on the app. And be sure to follow WordCandy on Twitter and Pinterest too!

Photo by KIUKO. Creative Commons license via Flickr. Post by Lyla Willingham Lindquist.


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  1. L. L. Barkat says

    I need to get my own custom comment for your posts, that I just post from a bookmarklet or something. It would simply say…

    “You make me laugh, Lyla.”


  2. says

    This is a mash-up of the different words from all the bloggers’ word candy posts (don’t have a title yet for it):

    Every shadow arrived with a fingerprint,
    enough of a line on skin to search the tale

    till now we had not touched before tea.
    It may take months to find the secret

    in the dirt on the floor, to write enough
    stories with kisses that I can love being

    with your new silence. A message followed
    a poem I unzip in red poppies wide-open

    like my better heart.

    Dream songs, the particular language
    you are never too old to make your prize,

    flood me, like water the wheel. You, not I,
    far and away, want to be the substance

    I was born of. So if you be a person, want
    the strength of our poetry. If you are a dreamer,

    come set your breath on another skin, if not
    your own; try to pay chance attention, and read

    this, the work of hope, proper and endless.

  3. says

    Enjoying the aromas of your poetry, everyone. It’s like walking through a spice shop: lots of flavors to savor.

    One quirk I notice: Monica Sharman’s post is not visible; it links to Leah Jamilyn’s…

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