I've met some incredibly inspiring bloggers who through their efforts are not only promoting their own causes or creativity but acting as a champion for others.
Allow me to introduce my friend and the most intriguingly private Larramie, who I first met through her blog Seize a Daisy, where she tirelessly works to promote the novels of debut authors. A month ago, Larramie decided to extend her talents as Fairy Godmother extra-ordinarier to the rest of us and created The Divining Wand, a blog whose concept comes from the simple wish to grant a heart's desire.
In the short time that The Divining Wand has been in operation, Larramie has:
- helped an aspiring painter in Switzerland find new venues for her work
- found the key to an exclusive online shopping community
- hunted down a book publicist and outlined a crash course on what you need to promote your book
- offered recommendations on children's literature
- helped a freelance admissions coach discover the monetary value of her work
Larramie, how long have you been blogging and what got you started?
Almost 2 1/2 years and 411 posts ago, I began blogging to share the fun in life. There's much to enjoy each day and I felt, if that message could be shown through my posts on the Internet, it might make a difference when readers went back to real life.
After the success of your other blog, Seize a Daisy and the terrific work you've done there to promote new authors, what was the impetus behind The Divining Wand?
First of all, promoting new authors has been MY fun and following their success is watching dreams come true. And, early on, I mentioned that growing up I always wanted to become a Fairy Godmother. When Therese Fowler, author of Souvenir, honored me with the title of "debut author's Fairy Godmother," it was a flattering catalyst. IF my presentations could help debut authors with their dreams, why not try to help any one's wish come true?
What qualifies you to be an Internet Fairy Godmother? Isn't it a daunting task?
Well it should be a daunting task, yet I've always believed almost anything is possible and "The Power of One" post http://thediviningwands.
In addition my academic and professional background include two Masters and positions as a counselor/sociologist/
Are there any requests that are too big or too small for you to consider? Any topics off limits?
As far as too big or too small, I don't think there are because my role is to provide the TRUTH of each wish through solid suggestions. These are usually ideas or options that haven't been explored by the individual making the request and yet could hold that proverbial key. Also, think about Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. She waved her magic wand to create the opportunity for wish-fulfillment and that's basically what The Divining Wand is doing.
Are there topics off limits? I don't know yet.
Have you ever turned down a request or received one you couldn't answer?
No. There are two long-into-the-future Requests -- both long-shots too -- but I'll try to answer or grant them.
How long does it take to grant a request?
That depends on the on how involved it is, how much time I have and if there are other requests waiting to be answered.
What's you ultimate goal for The Divining Wand?
To have those who visit realize that even a small wish granted could change their life and there is hope in dreaming.
Okay, I'm hooked. If I want to make a request to The Divining Wand, how do I go about it?Simply email: diviningwand (AT) gmail (DOT) com
I do reply that a Request has been received and also notify when a wish will be granted.