Why was the page started and what is it’s purpose?
Basically it was born from a conversation one night. MyHiddenDesire and Lillian were perplexed with some of the omissions from the #poetry tag. Yes, we understand it has to be a daunting effort to include everyone who writes so well on Tumblr - that, we had no issues with.
What we took issues with was the constant featuring of famous dead poets and art work. This is the poetry tag, not the art or lit history tag. It should be used to showcase some of the amazing writers on Tumblr.
There are just a few of us doing this. So, of course, we too will miss some of the great stuff on here. Please believe, though, that our vision is one of interest in promoting you, the writer - not us.
So…. What’s in it for you then?
Easy! We love poetry and prose. Reading other great poetry inspires us - so, thank you! Just remember to tag your work with the #spilled ink.
Who runs the blog and what are the links to their personal Tumblrs?
Because we knew that you would be oh so curious about us, there’s a page with a, “Hello,” from each of the moderators and a link to our personal blogs.
How can we spread the word?
How can you help? In so many ways, it’s crazy! Click this link right here for an in-depth explanation of how you can help. For a short answer, however, explore the #spilled ink tag or your own dashboard. When you come across something you think deserves some extra attention, send us the link!
Why did you name it “spilling-your-ink”?
(answered by thevagabondking)
I wanted to use spilled blood, but thought it was too … too much, might scare some people away.
We spill blood, we spill ink, in our work.
Should I stop using the #poetry and #prose tags?
Of course not! This isn’t a war between tags. We just think we can add to the fun. As a writer, you need to utilize all tools available to get your work out there. By refusing to use one tag over another, you’re only limiting yourself.
I saw someone like one of my posts. Does that mean I am going to get featured on your blog?
Although that is what it used to mean, it no longer does. We may have simply liked your post to like it and it may or may not be featured on our blog.
Why haven’t I seen what I submitted to you on the blog?
Because we only post so many things a day and our queue is growing exponentially, probably. You have only to be patient.
Can I be a moderator?
Probably not… If too many people run one blog, it could get a little crazy and we could also run into the problem of the moderators queuing things twice. Right here on this page explains to you the biggest ways you can help (and please believe that we appreciate every link sent our way).
If I follow Spilled Ink, are you going to flood my dashboard 24/7?
Nope. Not at all. We understand where you might get that idea, what with the hundreds of posts tagged #spilled ink in an hour alone… We publish less than 15 posts in a day probably. If one of the moderators is feeling particularly active, or if more than one is on at the same time, you might get a little extra than normal. But aren’t you here to discover new writers? :)
So where do we go searching for poetry/prose to post on the Spilled Ink or Spilled Ink Prose blogs?
If you click right here we’ve created a separate page for this question!
Don’t see your question here and answered? We’re sorry about that. If you head over here, we’ll get back to your question as soon as we can and add it to this page, too!