From the Magpie Girl site, from Rachelle Mee-Chapman, Small is Beautiful/ Small is Powerful Blogger Manifesto (The original site is gone but I found a link via the Web Archive).
I used to think that small was beautiful. Rather like a delicate rosebud in a cut-crystal vase. Or a butterfly wing.
Now I know differently. Now I know,
Small is Powerful.
I think we should join together — we the small folk. Because the things we hold dear are life changing.
We value stories, whether they are heard by one, or by many.
We value passion, rippling out from it’s small circles into every widening arcs.
We value the small start, the first try, the handmade, and the good effort.
We value subtle leaders who influence without smoke and mirrors, braggadocio, or hustle.
We value each unique soul, allowing her to bring healing, justice, and beauty to world at her own right-fit pace.
We believe small is powerful — because it has been evidenced in our own lives. Because it changes the lives of others.
Won’t you join this tiny revolution?
Here is part of the old small is beautiful tiny revolution. I had it on my site for awhile. Noticed the image was a broken link but kept a watch for it to come back. Today I checked on it and found she has changed her philosophy (and the image file).
We believe stories are valuable, no matter how many people read them.
We believe following your passion is more important that watching your site meter.
We believe in the handmade, the first try, the small start, and the good effort.
We believe that small is beautiful.