The back story to this lesson and assignment comes from a comment left by Keith Davis of Easy Public Speaking on the Count The Words or Make Each Word Count post where he said, in part,

Perhaps todays assignment should be to write an eleven word post and make it interesting. That would be some assignment!

I like challenges so decided to take Keith’s idea and turn it into a lesson.

But, I’m going to kick it up a notch and we will turn it into a poem – with verses of the poem written by each of us. To make it even more challenging, comments cannot exceed eleven words.

Ready for some fun? I’ll start.

*****Beginning of Today’s Lesson and Assignment****


Blogging ended

I am sad

Missing you all

And going mad

Today’s Assignment

Now it’s your turn to add to the poem

REMEMBER: Your comment cannot exceed eleven words, and it must correspond with the title of the poem, “The End of Blogging”.

Happy rhyming 🙂


P.S. The winners of the second chance drawing for 30 days of free ad space on The Blog Boutique are:

Lisa of Practically Intuitive
Vered of Mom Grind
Linda Thomas of Race Vibes 101
Kathy of The Junk Drawer

Congratulations winners, I’ll be emailing you soon.

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  1. Blog no more?
    The end is near.
    Now I write here.
    .-= Check out Julie @ jbulie’s blog´s awesome post: May =-.

  2. Junk Drawer over?
    No can do.
    Plenty fun.
    My passion, too.
    .-= Check out Junk Drawer Kathy´s awesome post: Sure, Now You Tell Me =-.

  3. Why end?
    First time here
    It is fun
    Visit again soon

  4. ToyLadyNo Gravatar says:

    If I didn’t know better,
    I’d think you were doing haiku.

  5. Chase MarchNo Gravatar says:

    No outlet
    to vent,
    what can I possibly do next?
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  6. sheldonNo Gravatar says:

    why end?
    blog is fun
    sharing thoughts
    and so much more.

  7. Strange relief
    so much time
    I’ll just rest for a while
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  8. Keith DavisNo Gravatar says:

    All my fault,
    me to blame.
    Alas no joy,
    only shame.
    .-= Check out Keith Davis´s awesome post: Flying in formation =-.

  9. Debbie YostNo Gravatar says:

    If blogging
    had to rhyme.
    I’d be done
    before my time.
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  10. Sam LiuNo Gravatar says:

    No more blogs,
    Cannot be,
    Where will I write my poetry?
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  11. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy… a poem 🙂

    Blogging ended

    Not so bad

    Got more time

    Always was mad

    Thanks Barbara. This was fun!
    .-= Check out Davina´s awesome post: The Muse is My Master =-.

  12. Alas, I am not feeling very creative right now :-/ But I do dig the challenge.
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  13. Tony SingleNo Gravatar says:

    i shall explode
    from all the thoughts
    that’ve nowhere to go
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  14. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    The end is here
    No more I fear
    Good night all

  15. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    a wicked day will dawn

    when freedom of speech is gone
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  16. KatherineNo Gravatar says:

    I absolutely love your blog. This is my first of many times stopping by! apologies for not writing a creative poem…
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  17. Greg BlencoeNo Gravatar says:

    End of blogging?
    Genie is already
    Out of the bottle
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  18. George AngusNo Gravatar says:

    The end
    Is near
    No longer
    Will I fear
    Google Analytics
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  19. Bruce DanielsNo Gravatar says:

    Blogging the night away
    hoping my mind won’t stray

  20. OMG, Barbara!!!! I just came back to read more comments and I cannot believe you answered everyone with an 11-word rhyme.

    You. are. my. hero.
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    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you Kathy

      Asked you’all
      keep it short
      Answering likewise
      Being a good sport

  21. NewcomerNo Gravatar says:

    Eleven Words.
    What a Mess.
    This is fun,
    I must confess.

  22. Linda ThomasNo Gravatar says:

    No Blogging
    Oh My
    Barbara, my keyboard
    doesn’t want to die.
    .-= Check out Linda Thomas´s awesome post: I’ve Got a Secret… =-.

  23. Linda ThomasNo Gravatar says:

    You are a dear. Thanks for the contest. Yea, I’m a winner.
    Love today’s challenge.

    Thank you, Barbara.
    .-= Check out Linda Thomas´s awesome post: I’ve Got a Secret… =-.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      You’re welcome Linda,

      Watch for an email from me later tonight or tomorrow. 🙂

  24. JoychristinNo Gravatar says:

    Without my blog,
    I would send
    *Joy* to you
    through moonbeams…..
    .-= Check out Joychristin´s awesome post: Monday Blessing: Dark…a Guest Post from Evita…. =-.

  25. Blog now dead
    Google look fade
    All look fake
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  26. unsure what to write
    I guess I’ll fade into the night.
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  27. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hello Arafat
    Fake is bad
    Google and stats
    Make us mad

  28. KarenNo Gravatar says:

    end of blogging?
    sadness reigns!
    sharing my voice
    writing in vain.

    Wow, that was super fun! Thanks for the good game. It really made me think! Karen 🙂

  29. HilaryNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara ..

    Flogging ourselves to death
    to brighten up our posting
    blog on ..

    Definitely not the end .. love the way you’ve answered everyone – you’re a star … thanks & have a great weekend .. Hilary
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  30. I’d cry and cry
    if blogging were
    to up and die


  31. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    Computer up
    computer down
    I am using
    pen and paper –
    .-= Check out Patricia´s awesome post: Blessed with Sunshine =-.

    • Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

      Morning Patricia
      Computer is down?
      Wouldn’t be happy
      Like you, frown 🙁

  32. My blog is gone
    My life is done
    It’s so over!
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  33. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Days could be brighter
    You could sing
    Be a songwriter 🙂