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Hey, why is this blog called “Frog on a Dime”?

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Created by Matt Faulkner

Fair question. See, in 2012, scientists met a frog in Papua New Guinea who was so small he could sit on a dime, with change to spare. He won the title of World’s Smallest Known Vertebrate.

Before you get the impression that mine is an all-frog blog, it’s not. If that disappoints you, please take this as your cue to quietly excuse yourself. No really, I won’t be offended (much). Hop along now. Go read the Time magazine article about the frog.

Photo by Vicky Lorencen

Photo by Vicky Lorencen

Anyone still there?

So, about this teensy amphibian phenom of the rain forest–he captured my imagination because I see him as a metaphor for my little blog and its place in the blogosphere. (See there? I popped in the word metaphor. You’re starting to see that we’ve turned a corner now, haven’t you?)

Once word got out about the wee dime sitter, amphibian experts noted that we keep finding smaller and smaller frogs. Why? An expert with Conservation International suggested the frogs are adapting to fill a niche that nothing else can fill. And I guess that’s what I’m hoping this blog will do for you (and for me)–fill a niche that nothing else can fill.

And while I’m niche-filling, I will be mindful that there are countless other “word ponds” you can visit in a day. I won’t try to “pond-tificate.” I promise to post words that will encourage, inform and maybe even inspire you, as my fellow writers.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’ll pull up a dime and visit again soon.

The gloom of this world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take joy. ~ Fra Giovanni


31 responses »

  1. Thank you for sharing this interview, Vicky. I love learning more about people I adore. And Janice certainly fits that category! Janice, congratulations on this very well-deserved and long-awaited publication. I’m so excited for you!


  2. I love what you write and I love that you like to do other things, like gardening and art. I also love to garden and I quilt. When I’m in my garden mode or the sewing/quilting mode I find my best ideas. The muse comes to me and there’s no turning back. I enjoy both my outside hobbies as well as walking my dog, lots of good ideas come to me then too. Looking forward to your blog readings.


    • Hi Theresa, Isn’t it surprising how opportunistic our muses can be? You never know when inspiration will strike. I think you’re wise to enjoy time with lots of activities–it just gives your muse more options! Thank you for visiting!


  3. yuppers, I also love the frog on a dime! One of the wonderful things each year that happened while growing up with a pond and out in the country was not only the spring peepers, but also the small little baby toads, you had to watch where you stepped.


  4. You need to go to and see the toad Christmas singing card. Better yet, I’ll send it to you. Enjoy!! Great site!


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