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A warm welcome to all on Open Link Monday. The month of July is a very special one for The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, because it marks the first anniversary of the Real Toads writing project. This site began with a closed membership, at the initiation of Robb Lloyd but in July 2011, he allowed me to take it over and open readership, encouraging other Followers to join while maintaining a closed membership of 25 committed poet-bloggers. Membership has remained fluid, but each member has made a valuable contribution to the project as a whole and helped us to find our feet in the world of communal blogging.
In celebration of this occasion, we are launching our "Toads in Tandem" July Blockbuster. Several of our members have undertaken to write poems in collaboration, which will be featured throughout the month, so please make a point of visiting us on Tuesdays and Thursdays to enjoy the end products of several weeks' work behind the scenes.
And thus on to the Open Link...
The invitation is here for you to share your original pieces, with no restrictions attached save that it be individual work and that you spend a little time reading and responding to the work of others who share this space with you.