Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Literary Karma

It's Wednesday and that means blogging time for me!
While visiting blogs the past two weeks, I've noticed some fellow bloggers posting/talking about positive subjects, encouraging other bloggers, or acknowledging their fellow bloggers' work. That inspired me to write about Karma. I believe that when you do something selflessly, positive energy swathes you. The result: your good deeds are rewarded with more good deeds. :-)

My fellow bloggers also inspired me to pay it forward. For instance, Melissa Gill at Melissa Getting Published, has added a new feature in her blog for 2011: She will feature and highlight each of her followers every Wednesday. She says, "Each and every one of my followers has added something unique and wonderful to my life, and I want to reach out to each of you and share what I love about you and your blogs."

The lovely and versatile Chelsea at Coffee Tale Reviews , awarded me and other fellow bloggers with the "Stylish Blogger Award". She was one of my first followers.

My friend and fellow writer, Kelly Howarth at One Word Pundit, empowers people (especially women) through her inspirational posts.

Old Kitty, a loyal reader at Ten Lives and Second Chances, writes about daily life observations. She's funny, sweet, and quirky (even though she says she's shy), ah yes, she also loves cats.

Sharon Mayhew, my fellow blogger and loyal reader at Random Thoughts, writes about positive experiences like My heart is full, her latest post. I love reading her blog.

These are just a few examples of bloggers who write positive posts and/or acknowledge their friends, readers, and fellow bloggers. I want to do the same by inviting authors, writers, and fellow bloggers who have published or will be publishing their book(s)  to talk about their work. I'll feature them in my posts. I would also invite them to write guest posts or share ideas and/or projects like blog hops or book launches in order to promote them/spread the word (even in a small way). It'll be my pleasure and my literary karmic deed. ;-)

Do you believe in Karma? Has anyone done something for you that was inspirational?


  1. What an awesome idea, Claudia. What goes around comes around and there is no greater community than the one that supports writers.

  2. Hi Donna,
    Yes, I totally agree. I think we gain more by helping each other than by being catty. Thanks for stopping by ;)

  3. Awww, Claudia! Thanks you for being so sweet about me and sharing some of your friends with us. I learn so much on your posts. This one inspires me to be a better a blogger.

    I don't know if I believe in Karma, but I do believe in being nice and honest and real...I believe in doing stuff because it's the right thing to do and for no other purpose.

  4. Hi Sharon,
    You're so welcome! That's what the blogging community is help each other :)
    Being nice, honest, and real like you said, is just as GREAT in my book whether you believe in Karma or not. In the end that's what matters the most.

  5. Thanks so much Claudia. This is such a great supportive community, I'm privledged to be part of it.

  6. I totally believe in Karma. What goes around comes around so if you send out positivity towards others, you get it back in return. Thanks for sharing those blogs, I will have to check them out. I like your idea of featuring authors on your blog, I’ll have to check some of them out.

  7. Hi Melissa,
    My pleasure! I read your blog very often and now that you have this great feature, I make sure to be there every Wednesday ;)

    Hi Angelina,
    Yep! I don't play with Karma (just in case) ;)
    Thanks for your support, Angelina.

  8. There are just too many to mention, this is an amazing community.
    Thank you for sharing those links.
    I don't believe in Karma, but I do believe in treating others as you'd like to be treated yourself. Seems a lot of other people hold similar views.

  9. Great idea!

    I don't necessarily believe in Karma, but I believe in making things fun for the followers of my blog.

    Which is why I recently added a guest posting slot for people who follow my blog.


  10. Awwww thank you so much for mentioning my silly blog!! Thank you!! I adore Sharon K Mayhew's and Melissa Gill's and will visit Chelsea's and Kelly Howarth's too now cos they come highly recommended by your wonderful self!! Yay!!!

    We love us some good karma in blogworld!!!! Take care

  11. What a lovely post Claudia! Thanks for sharing these blogs with us. I will have to do some blog hopping! Supporting each other is always a good thing! As for Karma I do believe in it and always try to put out the positive hoping it will come back in return.

    Thank you for your always sweet comments on my recent posts!! Always love your visits! :)

  12. Hi Al,
    Yep! The blogging literary community is great. I've seen how much people help one anohter. You even get to them past the blogging world ;)
    And as for believing in Karma, you don't have to believe in it. Like you said, just being a good person is wonderful enough. :)

    Hi Misha,
    thanks for dropping by and for also allowing your followers to write guest posts ;) Kudos to you!

    Dear Old Kitty,
    You're most welcome! I enjoy reading your posts and looking at Charlie's pics. He's adorable. I have two kitty cats as well. They're a riot. And yes, I know you know these ladies cuz I always see your comments ;) AAAWWW you're so good at blogging. I have to set time aside on Wednesday and a couple of hours on the weekend.
    Like I told my other followers, Karma or not, doing good/helping others is reward enough ;)

    Dear Cathy,
    I love your posts as well, especially Wordless Wednesdays. You posts lovely photos. And like you, I believe in supporting each other.
    Keep on painting, Cathy!

  13. *Correction in Al's comment*
    oops, "you even get to know them" sorry, fingers type too fast. ;)

  14. You've influenced me again this morning Claudia. You're like an elf of goodwill.

  15. LOL!Never heard that one before ;)
    I'm glad to hear I've influenced you in a good way, Ben.

  16. Oh Claudia! I so believe in karma! What we put out into the world--whether positive or negative--indeed comes back to us. And I also believe in gratitude--giving thanks for wonderful friends and fellow bloggers like you! I am happy to be in blogland with you all! Inspirational post as usual, claudia. Thank you for the plug (I welcome all fellow bloggers to come check out One Word Pundit). Cheers, Kelly

  17. Dear Kelly,
    Oh yes, gratitude is as important :) And yes, I had to include you in my list. I love your posts; they're so inspirational and positive! ;)
    See you in the blogosphere!

  18. I'm now following you! What a great post to read. :)

  19. A welcome idea! I'm sure we will all benefit in one way or another. Thank you.

  20. I think shared kindness goes a long way. Showing appreciation is as rewarding as gaining it.

  21. Hi Alleged Author,
    Glad to hear you liked the post. Thank you for joining my blog community ;)
    I'll be seeing you around!

    Hi Adam,
    Thanks for dropping by. I'll swing by yours in a few minutes. ;)

    Hi Lynda,
    Yes, appreciation and gratitude go hand in hand.
    Thank you for joining my blog community.
    Looking forward to sharing inspirational posts and writing feedback.
    See you soon!

  22. Excellent post! Yes, I do believe in Karma. That's one of the reasons I love the blogging community. Everyone is so supportive! Thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I would love it if you posted my blog on your blog roll, and I'd be happy to do the same for you! Thanks again for supporting my blog! :)

  23. Hi Racquel,
    So far I've enjoyed the blogging community. Everybody tries to help one another, and that's great! :)
    I'll be more than happy to add you to my blogroll.
    This makes it easier for me to see who has posted so that I can then visit their blogs ;)

  24. Great post. I loved having you share the links. Going to check them out.

  25. Oh yes...and I tweeted you. I tweet other people's blogs 75% and my own 25%....

  26. Hi Henya,
    It's always great to see that my readers appreciate what I post ;) Thank you for tweeting my post. I'll return the favor.

  27. What a wonderful idea! :) I think it's always great to share the love and promote others, not only because of karma, but because we're here to support each other. Great, inspirational post!

  28. Nice to see you around here, WritingNut ;)
    Thank you for your kind words.
    Support is key in the writing world.

  29. Yes, Claudia, I like to reinforce, your idea that if you make a good deed you'll be rewarded with greater good, with an English saying: "WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND."

  30. Hi Anthony,
    I totally believe in this adage. Thank you for stopping by. Your blog is very interesting, and your book sounds like a lot of fun ;)