In the Mood for a Halloween Treat?
For a Halloween treat, enjoy a tasty little ditty. I call it a “rap poem.” But, the reason it’s so fun and inspiring is due to the many loyal readers, students, and fans that my friend Henneke of Enchanting Marketing has inspired.
I am one of those people! So, I jumped right in with Henneke’s other readers, promoting her new mug collection. Each mug features Henneke’s original illustrations and inspiring quotes from her blog. Yet, offering a comforting mug to readers was a long route to travel for Henneke.
In her quest to end gobbledegook in business writing, Henneke teaches and inspires writers and bloggers., worldwide. What she didn’t expect, however, is how impactful to her blog identity her sidekick and alter-eg0–a character illustration named Henrietta– would come to mean.
And what I mean, is mean to other people. Because with Henneke’s Henrietta, there’s a sense of joy and learning all mixed into one beautiful and original illustrated blog package. Enchanting?In the mood for a Halloween Treat for Writing Magic? Yep, I thought so...Click To Tweet
Enchanting Blogging and Mug Magic
The appearance of Henrietta adds a memorable detail to an already wickedly uncanny writing ability Henneke pours out into her blog posts. Especially since English isn’t Henneke’s first language. But, her playful character illustrations and InfoDrawings featuring Henrietta, speaks in every language. So no wonder so many of us want one on our desk.
Henneke’s magical writing mugs featuring Henrietta may be just the trick, or maybe treat, for inspiring writers far and wide. Maybe as you enjoy a cup of joe or tea, depending on your pleasure. But, it’s a nice feeling having an inspiring sidekick, writing with a writing friend you already know from the Enchanting Marketing blog.
If you want to listen to the rap I created for Henneke, you can hear it on the MIX/SIZZLE&SHAKE Your Business Podcast, here. The episode is called, “Magical Writing Mug Shot Rap.”
If you love a writer, a mug for a Halloween treat (or order ahead for the holiday season), sure won’t hurt. Sometimes writing is scary. But, since Henneke knows that better than anyone, she’s come up with a way to offer tender support as you pluck a key at a time for the right words, sentences, paragraphs, and posts. A magical mug to inspire and delight as each writer finds their audience’s delight. One carefully selected word at a time.
Mug Rap: Ode to Henrietta
A tiny space
You occupy alone.
You struggle word by word,
Edit, and then hone,
You scrutinize intently
Your rhythm and your flow–
Your words must convey a meaning
For each who reads to know
Oh, there’s so much pressure,
Trying to get it right.
Could you use a little comfort?
Someone on your side—
To cheer you—
Every time you write?
Henneke has done it
Writing coach supreme
Bringing you Henrietta
To be there for your everything!
A magic mug
Or so my friend Gill does claim,
To inspire you
And hang with you
Each day you up your game…
Pretty soon you and Henrietta,
Will bask in the spotlight of fame!
Look, it’s already working…
Magic’s in the air—
I took a selfie challenge
And put myself out there-
And this sparked creativity
Raining down like fire
With Cynthia, and Gill, and others
Out there to inspire…
And oh boy, did they go higher!
Henrietta’s magic mugs
From Henneke’s mighty pen
Have been around the world
Then back to MY desk again.
So keep on writing in colors,
There’re stories to be told,
By you and me, for others to see,
And experience as a whole:)
Sharing Inspiration and Sparking Creativity
I can’t end this post without sharing the limelight with the lovely and smart, Gill Andrews, who had a lot to do with inspiring me (or egging me on! lol) to create my rap piece. I love Gill’s blog’s tips and tricks, which you’ll find to be delicious treats, about websites, writing for conversion, and more.
So now, for another Halloween treat, I give you Gill’s darling and creative video. Because, you know, inspiration and creativity is more fun to share and enjoy together, right? I love it and I think you will, too. And in the meantime, Henneke and Henrietta continue to support and inspire their readers the world over.
Well, there’s a Halloween treat that’s fun, isn’t it? Sometimes writing, creativity, and collaborating with new friends is scary, but mostly, inspiration comes from all around us. So, are you joining in?
P.S. Here’s a Visual showing Henneke’s “Quiet Rebel” magical mug and description sharing an ultimate inspiration as you write your heart out in an effort to “…make tiny ripples to change the world.”