Archive for the audience participation Category

The SheWalksSoftly Major Award

Posted in announcement, audience participation with tags , on January 5, 2012 by shewalkssoftly

Since wordpress sends me a yearly blog status report, I’ve decided to do something special each year for the person who comments most frequently. It shall be known as the SheWalksSoftly Major Award.

This year, the award goes to the author of my favorite creature blog, Real Monstrosities. Congratulations, JJG!

The winner of the Major Award will receive a special handmade (by me) project, custom crafted to suit his or her own interests. I take requests.

I truly appreciate anyone who takes a moment to comment, share the site, send feedback or make posting suggestions. When I began this blog, it was merely an outlet for my own vastly varied odd fascinations. I’ve had a blast doing it, and I’m so glad that others have gotten something out of it as well.

Who will be the next Major Award winner? Get those comments in! 😉

Best Holiday Videos: Call for Audience Participation

Posted in audience participation, christmas with tags , on December 18, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve had a few wonderful video links shared with me in recent weeks, so I was thinking of putting together a holiday video compilation post.

I’d love to hear your suggestions. While I do enjoy the classics, I’m looking for things that might be new to me or other readers. Animation, stop-motion, vintage footage, entertaining commercials, foreign tidbits, creepy PSA announcements…use your imagination!

Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice…bring it!

Leave a comment or use the contact button if you have ideas. Thanks!


Posted in announcement, audience participation with tags , on October 27, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Some folks have asked if I use Twitter. I do:


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I have very mixed feelings about the site. I steer clear of relentless self-promotion cross posted to every social networking site. So for now my Twitter is only used only for personal musings.

However, I’m starting to understand that people rely on Twitter to signal when their favorite sites are updated. Would an automatic link to SheWalksSoftly posts actually be useful? Please chime in, Twitter crowd:

Pre-Halloween Open Mic Post

Posted in audience participation, halloween with tags , on October 9, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I want to invite you guys to share your favorite Halloween things (or shamelessly promote your own site) in the comments. I’ll make a follow up post showcasing the suggestions, if enough come in. Share old favorites, new favorites…whatever your ghoulish little heart desires.

I’d love to see some art, crafts, movies, cartoons, music, videos, events, displays, websites, countdowns, costumes, decorations, books, vintage odds and ends…anything! Have fun!

Let’s Get Googly: A Collaborative Project

Posted in audience participation, craft, humor with tags , , on August 31, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I recently posted my whimsical decision to bedeck my honey bear with googly eyes on the spice rack.

I hadn’t given it a second thought until my awesome friend Lindsay sent me a photo of how she took the idea and ran with it:

This got me thinking of how fun it would be to get a giant collection of googly-eyed household items in any form my readers saw fit. I’d like to create an album of these and share it when/if there are substantial contributions.

I know not everyone has googly eyes lying around, just waiting to be affixed to random objects, but if you do…send a picture! Go bring something to life! You can email me the photos: shewalkssoftlyblog (at) gmail (dot com).

HAVE FUN! And spread the word if you know any crafty folks…

Perchance to Dream?

Posted in art, audience participation with tags , on April 16, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

Need some feedback, please!

I’ve been toying with the idea of very briefly documenting a bit of the phantasmagoria that takes place in my head as I dream. A whole new, often entertaining, world opens up…occasionally worth sharing.

I thought of including dream posts here, with some corresponding art from my archives or image odysseys. But there are other ways I could go about it.

Please select your favorite option (keep in mind, posts will NOT be lengthy plot lines or analytical descriptions to read…just frozen surreal moments captured in a sentence or two):

Halloween Countdown: Call for Vintage Ghost Stories

Posted in audience participation, halloween with tags , on October 15, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Last night it was chilly and rainy in my hometown. With the window open just a crack for the sounds of rain and smells of autumn air, I lit some candles, drank some apple spice tea with ginger cookies and painted holiday crafts while listening to a 1960’s vinyl recording of Boris Karloff’s Tales of the Frightened.

Let me tell you, it was a PERFECT evening in the house; total autumn immersion. Sights, sounds, smells and all.

However, it left me fiending for more vintage spooky story recordings. I’ve already found a few, and I plan to put together a megapost to share them…but I’d like your help first.

Please send me any links to vintage ghost stories, radio shows or other spooky treats available to download. I’m on a collector’s mission (from which you will all benefit)…

Halloween Countdown 2010

Posted in audience participation, halloween with tags , on September 17, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Like many other bloggers who love Halloween, I’ll be participating in a Halloween Countdown. I’d love your feedback in advance so I can make posts you’d be interested in reading. Please take a second to vote!

Looking forward to this…

Comment System Working?

Posted in audience participation with tags on June 21, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

Quick question…

I’m finally going through my blog email address (which gets the site comments). I try to respond to every comment or contact. For those who have left comments, were you notified about my responses by email? That’s the way it *should* work.

I’d hate to think people don’t see that I’ve acknowledged their contributions. If you take the time to write, I’m going to write back! Someone let me know it’s working properly!

Uncomfortable Furniture Week

Posted in audience participation, furniture, home with tags , , on April 17, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve been collecting links of obscenely uncomfortable looking furniture, figuring I’d eventually do a theme week with them. That time has arrived! Next week will be Uncomfortable Furniture Week here on SheWalksSoftly. If you have any links/pictures of crazy furniture, please share!

Or just sit back and enjoy…