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Kate’s Blogging Trapeze May 11, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Word Play, Writing & Writers.

Wikipedia ~ Flying Trapeze (in Public Domain)

Kate’s posts never fail to amaze and amuse me.

She starts with some obscure point in this vast multi-faceted Universe, weaves through moving traffic with ease, switches gears a time or two (or six), and scores a touchdown or home run every time.

She takes topics that I am certain hold no interest or appeal to me . . . and  turns them into tantalizing fare that we (her loyal fans) gleefully and joyfully gobble up.

Not content to limit her writing prowess to a single place, theme, or time, Kate’s posts are a veritable time machine (a Wonka-vator) pulling and pushing us through the space~time continuum as she addresses:

History ~ Concealment Shoes
Architecture ~ Gateway
Art ~ Inventions & Castles in the Air
Forestry ~ Paradise Singed
Husbandry ~ The Life of a Spit-Roasting Dog
Travel ~ Let me take you to Rio!
Leisure ~ Stick the Kettle on
Literature ~ Picnicking with Martians

One bit of advice before you head round . . . plan to stay awhile.  As Kate says on her home page:

Welcome to the site, pour a cup of tea, sit down at the kitchen table. We range through all sorts here, from Ian Dury to Shakespeare, and the backchat bests the original post. Stroll round the shelves and see what takes your fancy. Have a good read!

She flies through the air with the greatest of ease.  That daring young girl on the blogging trapeze.   Her writing is graceful.  Her fans, they adore.

After swinging round once . . . you’ll swing back for more.


1. nrhatch - May 11, 2011

I wrote this yesterday . . . BEFORE Scott posted today’s Prompt:

Topic #123:
Pick a blog or blog post you enjoy and write a post about it.


Syncronicity at its finest!

2. carldagostino - May 11, 2011

I downloaded turn-of-the-century- circus prints like the one here and framed them. Make great decs also for grand children’s bedrooms. Will check out site.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

It’s Kate! You may already be a regular visitor, Carl.

I love turn of the century Circus prints.

carldagostino - May 11, 2011

Yes it’s Kate. Love her posts and woman of faith as well.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

Her digressions are never transgressions. 😀

3. kateshrewsday - May 11, 2011

Nancy, just received a string of pingbacks and came to see what was going on. I’m truly honoured. Words like this from Sprit LIghts The Way are praise indeed. And because you know me so well you know just what a delight metaphors like the trapeze and the Wonka-vator are to someone like me.

The truth is, though, the backchat after each post really does trump it every time. The army of commenters who faithfully call in every day never fail to delight, amuse and add something new. I count myself fortunate indeed to have such cyberfriends.

Once again, thank you.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

You are most welcome, Kate!

I have yet to read one of your posts that did not delight and thrill me . . . tickling my imagination and encouraging me to look more closely at the world outside my own door.

Paula Tohline Calhoun - May 11, 2011

All of Nancy’s accolades are my sentiments exactly! You are among the stellar writers in this entire blogging universe! Long may you write, and pleae don’t ever entertain such a thought as a hiatus again!

4. Greg Camp - May 11, 2011

Her posts look fascinating–just the kind of thing that I love to read: lots of curious and obscure bits of information tied together into a thread that I can’t stop following. She reminds me of James Burke, the British television presenter.

How do I subscribe to her blog? There’s no obvious button.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

Is there a box to check below the comment box? It’s been so long since I subscribed, that I don’t recall how I got on the e-mail list.

Another option, since you’re both on WP is to use the Subscribe link at the top of the page (between Blog Info and Like).

kateshrewsday - May 12, 2011

Hi Greg, just put up a subscription button but I’m a technophobe so I’m praying I’ve done it right….let me know if you have a problem…

Greg Camp - May 12, 2011

Thanks–I’m highly resistant to technology myself, so I’m always amazed whenever anything works on a computer. At any rate, I think that I’m subscribed now.

5. SuziCate - May 11, 2011

I can’t wait to heaad over to Kates to meet her and take a look around. Thank you for the introduction. However, I’m going to have to wait until tonight to get over there, otherwize if I sit a spell and pour a cup of tea, I’ll never get dinner prepared. Now, off to make dinner and then to visit with Kate!

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

I expect that you and Kate will be mutual admirers in no time. 😀

6. ceceliafutch - May 11, 2011

GREAT post! I’m heading over to Kate’s!

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

Enjoy the visit, Cecelia!

7. clarbojahn - May 11, 2011

I haven’t finished packing or off I’d go. Hopefully I’ll read her before I’m back. She sounds delightful, thank you for introducing her to us.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

You’re welcome. I expect that you’ll enjoy her way with words. In the meantime, have a great trip!

8. Scott Berkun - May 11, 2011

You read my mind.

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

One mind. One muse. 😉

Thanks, Scott!

9. viewfromtheside - May 11, 2011

I was hooked from the first read

I believe I can claim a small part in persuading Kate to continue providing the stuff of my addiction.

This was wonderfully put, my addictions keep growing in this bloggsphere

nrhatch - May 11, 2011

Same here ~ from the first post I read on her blog . . . I’ve wanted MORE. 🙂

One of these days, I need to go back to the beginning of her archives and see what transpired before I joined the ranks of her growing fanbase.

10. Cindy - May 12, 2011

She’s probably the best writer on the blogs, a lovely tribute to her, Nancy 🙂

nrhatch - May 12, 2011

She definitely knows her way around a sentence ~ and how to season it just right!

11. Tilly Bud - May 12, 2011

I second the motion! She’s a fascinating read. I didn’t like the latest bug one, but that’s my own particular demon – nothing to do with the writing.

nrhatch - May 12, 2011

I hear you. The idea of waking up one morning as a bug gave me cause for pause too, Tilly.

If I get turned into a bug . . . I want wings so I can fly!

12. eof737 - May 12, 2011

Wonderful to spotlight Kate’s trapeze… will swing by and say hello. 🙂

nrhatch - May 12, 2011

Enjoy your visit, E!

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