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Spotlight On Lorraine From Wording Well

For my very first Spotlight Saturday of 2015, I introduce a new friend of mine and the collaborations we’ve had together of late.

I met Lorraine, fellow Canadian, back in the fall. She found me through Linkedin.

Earlier in the year she had met

Max (The Blind Blogger),

and conducted an interview with him on her own website:

Interview with a Blind Man.

When she learned about me and my blog, she asked about doing a sort of companion-piece to that earlier one.

I thought it might be a way of letting people hear my story, in my own words, and so we began the getting-to-know-each-other process and the interview questions began to flow.

This took a while, but eventually I had answered everything she was curious about and she then managed to bring it all together, into one coherent post.

I must warn you that it is a little long, but please still check it out,

Here,

Lorraine is a busy woman, with her three blogs and her own writing.

Here is her most recent post, a 2014 year-end summary of all she had happen last year…busy, busy.

2014: A Year To Remember

She recently wrote a post,

Video Tutorial: How to customize the Size of Your Blog Post Images,

where she asked if she could use one of my images as one of the examples.

Check out my very first appearance on YouTube,

Here,

and check out Lorraine’s websites:

http://wordingwell.com

http://poetryperfected.wordpress.com

http://lorrainereguly.com

Finally, last and yet certainly not least is the lovely poem Lorraine wrote on her poetry blog. I wanted to share it with you because she took the time to share her thoughts on meeting two people who just happen to be blind, and what she has learned from getting to know us both.

My favourite line from her poem is this one:

“Why should they subject themselves to looks they can’t see?”

I love this particular line because it sums up, perfectly, why I often feel like hiding from the rest of the world. However, I hope by speaking with Lorraine, I have shown that this just isn’t going to make things better, is not the answer.

My Blind Friends Taught Me To See

Perfection!

Thank you Lorraine and I am glad we met.

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5 thoughts on “Spotlight On Lorraine From Wording Well

  1. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    Kerry, I’m the one who considers herself blessed to know you!

    This tribute is lovely, and it made my day! 🙂 I am so happy I met you and grateful that you, a blind lady, taught me to see, too.

    By the way, you can add your Twitter handle @KKHerheadache to your Twitter sharing settings so that when people share your blog posts on Twitter, you will know. If you go to your WordPress dashboard, and find SETTINGS, and then choose the option that says SHARING, near the end of the page is a section that says “Twitter username to include in tweets when people share using the Twitter button.” There is an empty field for you to add your Twitter name there.

    If you cannot figure this out, email me and ask me for help. I’ll gladly help you do this!

    I’d suggest doing the same on your travel blog, too. Otherwise the blog post simply gets credited to @wordpressdotcom .

    Plus, it’s nice to know when others are sharing your stuff on Twitter! 😉

    Thanks again for the mention, Kerry.

    Even though I’m busy, I’m never too busy to help a wonderful gal like you! 🙂

    • Thanks for the tip. I don’t see settings, but then again I’ve never been good with this stuff. Seem to figure it out, in bits and pieces, in my own time…as slow as mud most of the time.

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