Interview with Tania Pryputniewicz
Tania Pryputniewicz began posting at Transformative Blogging in hopes of elucidating some ways bloggers might play and grow, suggesting they try writing a variety of post types; She also hoped to curate a modest library of links to post variations living out on the web. This project brought her to redefine the blogger as pilgrim: one who blogs to transform herself in the company of like-minded others. And blogger as spiritual being/witness: one who blogs at the crossroads of synchronicity and cross-pollination for the greater good of those around her. Towards that curatorial end, she came humbly to find that years prior Heather Blakey of Soul Food Café created a vibrant communal space in the blogosphere that embodies these ideals. She found that Heather had woven technology, community, and writing together long before blogging was a verb. In honor of the winter solstice, she welcomed her readers to pull up a virtual armchair with Heather for a rare tour of her blogging lineage and latest online endeavors.
The potentiality of Blogging is still to be fully realised. Have you read Potentiate Using Blogger and learned about the creative transformation that can take place within a team blogging environment?
The Wild Garden was an Advent Calendar created by Heather Blakey in 2007. Click on each stepping stone to see what was happening online back in 2007. The landscape has changed but the potential remains. Consider joining one of Heather's blogging classes and discover, first hand, the transformative powers of this medium.
Chris Dunmire of Creativity Portal Writes
"I've quietly watched from the sidelines an amazing thing going on over at Heather Blakey's Soul Food Cafe during the last year. This passionately creative woman, writing teacher, mentor-to-many, and non-stop imagineer has pulled off something so significant, so wonderful, so nurturing to writers and artists of all shapes and sizes. I can't even put it into words. So I did the best next thing. I asked Heather to put it into her own words. And still, she shares the wealth. Curious?" by Chris Dunmire 2006.
Juicy Journaling With SARK
Make sure to have a copy of SARK's newest book, Juicy Pens and Thirsty Paper, and see Susan's interview with Heather Blakey, the artistic midwife who created the Soul Food Cafe, provides a safe haven and has personally guided the rebirth of so much creativity.
Sit around and have a slice of Pizza at Soul Food's Pizza Banquet. It is a chance to meet some of the people who have helped to build and populate this cyber cafe.
A Word Of Caution
Soul Food is a free site and Heather Blakey has freely permitted others to share her interior world and soul sanctuary. Lemuria is a world she built as a safe haven. If any one threatens this sanctuary or steals from Heather Blakey or the Soul Food Community they can expect that strong action will be taken
The primary contact at Soul Food remains: heatherblakey at fastmail dot fm
Heather Blakey is currently working Creative Goldfields Blogging and continues to explore the potential of internet applications to weave community and technology in an imaginative way.