The Stories I Tell ~ from The Word Cellar

Stories. Anecdotes. A free round of words for everyone!

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I love stories. I'm the one at social functions with a dozen new anecdotes. But I worry about hogging the conversation. Sometimes I tell myself that I'll be quiet and let others do the talking. But no matter how hard I try, my stories insist on bursting out! Here I can let my stories (the classics that I tell again and again, as well as new ones that unfold along the way) run free. I'm a professional writer and editor, and sole proprietor of The Word Cellar. I write for a variety of publications and clients on everything from green buildings and nuclear reactors to entrepreneurship and the arts. If you need words written, edited, or enlivened, I can help. Contact me.


Small is Beautiful

See that new button on the side of the page? Isn't it lovely? In a land where bigger is constantly touted as better, and size matters most in everything from McMansions to McMeals, it's nice to remember that small can be beautiful. And I'm not talking about in a good-things-come-in-small-packages-diamonds-are-forever kind of way. (Although good things often do come in small packages. But diamonds, while hearty, are not indestructible. But I digress...)

Inspired by their session at BlogHer '07, Rachelle Mee-Chapman (a.k.a. Magpie Girl) and Jen Lemen are reminding us that blogs (and other endeavors) don't have to be big to be beautiful. Behold the Small is Beautiful Manifesto:

  • We believe stories are valuable, no matter how many people read them.
  • We believe following your passion is more important that watching your site meter.
  • We believe in the handmade, the first try, the small start, and the good effort.
  • We believe that small is beautiful.

Find out who else is part of this little neighborhood, consider moving in yourself, and check out the Rachelle's Small is Beautiful Saturdays.

The Small Is Beautiful Manifesto

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Anonymous Lisa said...

Glad to have you back! I've missed your posts recently. Thanks for linking us to this lovely idea :-)


10/05/2007 9:32 AM  
Blogger Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

Thanks, Lisa. It's good to know that I'm missed! I've missed being here and hope to stay more connected.

10/05/2007 2:56 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

oh wow ~ i love this :) thanks for linking to this :)

10/09/2007 6:01 PM  

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