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.
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.
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