Go Play. Go Write.

Letter from the Editor.

As writers and artists, we often find ourselves tangled in a veil of observation, inadvertently separating ourselves from experiencing the moment we are living as we reframe it in our heads, toying with ways we will translate it. Over time, we may discover a semi-permanent fog settling in between us and our lives. It is a challenge for artists. Agreed.

We have a new challenge for you.

Go outside. Is it still humid and cloying? Are you finally catching and clinging to briefly brisk days? When was the last time you threw your head back, rolled your shoulders loosely behind you, and took a deep breath?

Do it today. And take some little people with you. And, yes, a camera. You are an artist, after all, and our challenge is for you to find the place between joyfully refreshing experience and storytelling.

Story Bleed Magazine is partnering with our sponsor GoGo squeeZ in celebration of World Wide Day of Play this Saturday, September 24. We invite you to join us for a blogging carnival sharing nostalgic stories of play and how you play with your children today (or better yet, this Saturday!). GoGo squeeZ is a squeezable applesauce on-the-go company devoted to making it easier for kids & families to be a little healthier and happier. In keeping with GoGo sqeeZ’s philosphy, we are going to keep our challenge uncomplicated and largely unstructured:

#GoGoDayOfPlay Challenge:

In celebration of World Wide Day of Play, GoGo squeeZ is asking our community to join the GoGo Gang by uploading a photo of your kids at play. GoGo squeeZ - Join the GoGo GangWhen the GoGo Gang is 100,000 members strong, GoGo squeeZ will team up with Action for Healthy Kids to renovate a play space in an under-served community. We want you to help us make these these playground renovations a reality!

Story Bleed invites you to support this effort and join our carnival via one or more of the following:

Definitely:

Choose one or more to join the Story Bleed carnival linky below:
  • share a link to your nostalgic story of play and photo posted on your blog
    (be sure to link back to our #GoGoDayOfPlay writing challenge/ blog carnival!)
  • share a link to a photo posted on Instagram or your favorite photo app (TwitPic, yfrog, Mobypicture, etc)  and shared on twitter with the hashtag #GoGoDayOfPlay
    (the actual link you share will be to the specific tweet)

I plan to take an Instagram photo, hashtag it with #GoGoDayOfPlay, and then write a quick blurb on my personal blog about our stories of play featuring my Instagram photo. And I’ll probably add both links to the carnival. Because that? That is the circular creative world we live in!

Keep in mind that the photo you share does not need to be a new photo! We want you to get out and play with your kids to celebrate World Wide Day of Play, but we do love nostalgic stories, even if they happened only last month.

Our carnival is open through next Tuesday, September 27. We would love to see if you get out on Saturday for WWDOP!

Get published!

At the close of the carnival, Story Bleed will publish two features chosen from the links shared via our Linky below (with your permission):

  • One full post published as one of our regular storytelling features
  • One Instagram/ Twitpic (etc) hashtagged #GoGoDayOfPlay published in our Color Bleed photo feature

Stories are our strength.
Sharing stories that motivate is our mission.

Storytelling is the core of Story Bleed. The creative process behind storytelling is a passion of ours, one that we love to both analyze and inspire. If you have never contributed to Story Bleed or never felt you’ve written something you’d like to submit, our #GoGoDayOfPlay carnival is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs.

Keep it simple. Keep it uncomplicated. Everything you need is right in front of you.

Writers block crumbles in the face of play. Go outside and see what meets you. Rise to the challenge of both living in the moment and capturing it to inspire and motivate.
Now go!

(and then come back and tell us all about it!)

Like GoGo squeeZ on Facebook
Join the GoGo Gang and share your story of play through photos!

Follow GoGo squeeZ on twitter @GoGosqueeZ

GoGo squeeZ - Join the GoGo Gang!

After you join the GoGo Gang, share your link to your post and/or #GoGoDayOfPlay photo below!
Go Play. Go Write. Come share.

{if the Linky does not work, just leave your link in comments and we’ll add it!}

#GoGoDayOfPlay Carnival Linky

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26 Comments to “Go Play. Go Write.”

  1. Galit Breen says:

    RT @StoryBleed Go Play. Go Write. http://t.co/bDYPfxzw <–Love this!

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  3. [...] you can discover yourself where the lines between our stories bleed together, is hosting a fun blog carnival all about this day of play. Be sure to share a link to your nostalgic story of play and photo posted on your blog (be sure [...]

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  5. [...] Story Bleed Magazine and the Go Go Gang in celebrating Worldwide Day of Play. Story Bleed is hosting a blog carnival, [...]

  6. Have you joined our #GoGoDayOfPlay writing challenge? Go Play. Go Write. So simple. http://t.co/YXps2g6n

  7. Megan Jordan says:

    " @StoryBleed: Have you joined our #GoGoDayOfPlay writing challenge? Go Play. Go Write. So simple. http://t.co/QkkbHobw

  8. Deb Rox says:

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  10. Yes! "@FunnyOstriches: get published! do good! @GoGosqueeZ #GoGoDayOfPlay carnival http://t.co/VYIx1Pdp

  11. Robin Dance says:

    Play IS art…! http://t.co/8EU1Ua1H A challenge by @Storybleed's @VelveteenMind. You (yes, *YOU*) need to join this! #GoGoDayOfPlay

  12. [...] Story Bleed Magazine and the Go Go Gang in celebrating Worldwide Day of Play. Story Bleed is hosting a blog carnival, [...]

  13. Sat is Worldwide Day of Play! Join our writing challenge: Go play. Go write. Do good! #GoGoDayOfPlay http://t.co/YXps2g6n

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  15. Galit Breen
    Twitter:
    says:

    I loved this -so very much- thank you!

    I can’t get the linky to work, so here’s my piece:
    http://theselittlewaves.com/blog/playing-just-playing/
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  16. Today is Worldwide Day of Play! Join our challenge: Go play. Share a photo! Do good! #GoGoDayOfPlay http://t.co/YXps2g6n

  17. RT! @StoryBleed Today is Worldwide Day of Play! Join our challenge: Go play. Share a photo! Do good! #GoGoDayOfPlay http://t.co/M7rgcukg

  18. Today is Worldwide Day of Play! Join our challenge: Go play. Share a photo! Do good! #GoGoDayOfPlay http://t.co/YXps2g6n

  19. Deb Rox says:

    !! RT @StoryBleed Today is Worldwide Day of Play! Join our challenge: Go play. Share a photo! Do good! #GoGoDayOfPlay http://t.co/WjM8hg3a

  20. Klara says:

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  21. Marisa Anthony says:

    I loved this -so very much- thank you!
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  22. Vilma Lara says:

    I loved this -so very much- thank you!
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