Monday, March 19, 2012

Songs That Inspire Through Sadness Blogfest

With only two weeks until the A to Z Challenge to go, I knew if I was going to do this I had to hustle.

For my first ever blogfest, I thought I’d go simple:

Sad Songs Blogfest

March 30, 2012

List the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart.

No limit - top ten or less is fine. 
 
Music is vital to my writing. It moves me and sets the scene. It’s also a great passion in my life. I will fall in love with a song because of the way it makes me feel. And those songs that bring me to a truly emotional place are special.

If you’d like to join me, post the songs that move your heart - those sad songs that inspire you - on March 30.



47 comments:

  1. I've always enjoyed sad songs...cool topic, Diane! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. :)

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  2. Oh, Diane, what a lovely idea, I just don't know if I can handle another blogfest just before the a-z one. I'll sign up and try.
    Karen

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  3. I don't have anyone scheduled for Friday, the 30th so I'll give it a try, Diane. I'm not doing A-Z so this will at least make me feel I'm part of the community.

    I love music and when I read this, four songs immediately popped into my head.

    http://siamckye.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds cool. I write with music and it really does set the tone for my scenes.

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  5. Sure, I can squeeze it in before the Challenge. Although my idea of sad might not be anyone else's...

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  6. Darn it, we're going to be out of town that day or else this would totally be up my alley!

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  7. You temptress! How can I resist a blogfest about music? I'm in. I'll be doing it on my Faraway View blog since I'll be doing my A to Z on that blog using a music theme and this will be a good prelude to that. I hope it's okay if I post on the 29th since Thursday is my normal day to post on that blog.


    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  8. Oh, I'm a sucker for sad songs! Great idea for a blogfest!

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  9. Elizabeth, I'm weird about making lists like this, so I already know what songs I'll pick.

    Thank you, Karen.

    Sia, good timing then. Knew I needed to do it before the A to Z launched.

    Arlee, I remember you did several blogfests about music a while back - thank you for joining.

    Thank you, Talli.

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  10. Oh, fun idea! I can't write with music going, but I do like inspiration from songs.

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  11. Awesome idea, looking forward! I would love to participate, but I can't really do Friday ><
    Best of luck ;) Can't wait to see your post.

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  12. I'm away for spring break during your blog fest. Sounds like a great one!

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  13. Music does cut straight to the emotions. Sounds like a great blogfest.

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  14. This sounds fun and easy and I've a ton I like.

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  15. Awesome idea! I bet I could list a bazillion titles! :)

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  16. I can only think of two sad songs that really get to me. I'll have to think about joining the fest but I'm sure I'll visit as many as I can.

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  17. Thanks everyone. Won't be a fun blogfest by myself.

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  18. such a great idea for a blogfest!!! YAY!

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  19. I really would love to take part in this, music is a huge part of my life, but I have a release date to celebrate for someone on that day. I'll just have to content myself with reading everybody elses :-(

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  20. I'm in. It will be a multi-post day, but that's okay. :)

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  21. Looks like fun. The perfect blogfest for me to go out on blogger break with.

    Hi Diane.

    .......dhole

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  22. Oh, Diane, I can't stand it. Since I'm doing a music theme on two of my blogs in April I decided to enter my blog "A Few Words" also. I just can't resist these music blogfests. So what's another post gonna hurt me?

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-host
    A Few Words

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  23. This will be a challenge. I love music, but the only time I get to listen to my stuff (classic and alt rock) is when I'm driving alone. My kids seem to follow their dad in preferring more pop/hip-hop stuff.

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  24. Blogfests will be the death of me. I can't refuse any of them. Combine it with music and I'm a goner.

    Count me in, Diane! That date even falls on my regular "Inspiration Friday" post. The only problem is that now I have to wait. ;)

    Thanks for the great idea to kick off A-Z!



    Jessica
    SF & Fantasy Writer
    Visions of Other Worlds
    Twitter: @jmarcarelli

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  25. Looking forward to taking part in your blogfest!
    I could come with so many but I'll try to limit myself :))
    Thanks for coming up with this.

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  26. So happy I have participants! No fun to do one of these alone.

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  27. Great idea. I'll jump in.

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  28. Thanks for hosting this. I'm actually busy getting ready for A to Z, but when I heard about this event through Sarah Pearson's blog, I decided to try it out.

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  29. This sounds like a fun blogfest, Diane! I'm in!

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  30. Had a spare hour, so have just compiled my post and scheduled it for the 30th ! It will be interesting to see what everyone comes up with. We may need lots of people to blog " A is for hAppy" to cheer us all up afterwards !

    RJRdaydreamer

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  31. Thank you everyone for joining! I'm really excited about my first blogfest. I will be busy next Friday.

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  32. I'm in!

    Now I must plan my picks. Hmm...

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  33. I am going to try this before doing the A to Z Challenge. The hard part for me is going to be narrowing down which ones to put on my list!

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  34. Well, I am signed up too, but I've added a bit to my link that doesn't exist...can it be edited? It might be right tomorrow,but it might not! I will be posting whether the link works or not ;)

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  35. Apparently I've made a mistake and my link is "broken" its still goes to my site though..is there anyway to edit what I've got for my link? Sorry!

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  36. Ron, I'll see if I can fix it.

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  37. Hey, is it OK to sign up if I'm a new follower? :)

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  38. Thank you muchly! Sorry for the double post. Thanks for the blogfest though:)

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  39. Forcing me to play when I should be working! Tch Tch Tch.

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  40. Anna, please do!

    Wendy, I'm forcing myself to play because I'm always working.

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  41. What a great idea. Wished I could participate. I'll be sure to stop by and check yours out. =D

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  42. Great idea, and perfect timing! My latest post (posted yesterday) is about the last album of a very famous British band; and a sad album too!
    Look forward to March 30th!
    Jay
    jacopopaoloni.blogspot.com

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  43. I'm a new follower as well as a first time blogfester! LOL.
    I enjoyed participating in your blogfest!

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  44. Oh darn I am so sad I missed this, but I look forward to listening to the songs choices others have posted. What a Great Idea. Hopefully I can get in on the next blog challenge you post!

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  45. I am so bummed I missed this challenge, it is a great idea and topic. Hopefully I will be able to jump in on the next one and in the meantime I will look forward to listening to some of the songs that have been posted!

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  46. Very big sucker for the sad song. Would have signed up but I've just gotten my computer up and running after a major meltdown. So bummed! Have to scramble to catch up on the A to Z!

    Good luck on the Sad Song Fest. I know it will be great, and I'll pop in to see what blogger post.

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