Reversing the Numbness

Monday, April 14, 2008

Picture West Virginia

I've started a new blog called Picture West Virginia, loosely based on Friday Music in concept, and I'd like to invite everyone over to check it out. I'm still ironing out the details, so it's not officially launched yet, but because this is a community blog that will rely on posts by various people, I need to spread the word a little now so I'll get some submissions. You don't have to be a West Virginian to post -- if you're originally from here, if you went to school here, or if you have some other connection that makes you care about the state, your submissions are welcome. And of course I encourage everyone, regardless of where you're from, to stop by comment. Maybe you'll see how wrong Hollywood's stereotype of our state really is.

Here's how PWV works: Each week there's a topic, and people use the topic as inspiration for a creative response. They send it to me and I post it and open it up for comment. That's pretty much it. I've posted my response to the first topic -- "My Town" -- and I'm taking submissions for more. I'll be posting them as I get them. You'll also see that the next two topics are announced, so there's plenty of time to think about them.

I hope you guys will stop by and consider participating!


Clash said...


I really enjoyed “Signals” and it was brave to put your work out there on your first PWV post. I look forward to seeing where this new endeavor goes.

SleekPelt said...

Well, thanks, Clash. I went waaaaay out my comfort zone there, but I figured it was in the spirit of the blog and I should sack up.

There have been a few things about this new blog that I couldn't quite figure out, but I think I know where I've been going wrong. I'll be making some changes tonight. Thanks for the vote of confidence.

The Electric Orchid Hunter said...

Very nice. Quite intimidating, actually. Yay! Something new to add to my feeds list!