Friday, October 14, 2011
Paying It Forward -- A Blogfest
It's a cool idea, and it sounds easy enough. But it's not. I mean, it's not just supposed to be blogs that people may not know about, but it's also supposed to be blogs that you really like. Hmm... okay... blogs I really like that people may not know about. Three of them. Sure, it could be more, but, really, do you have time to go through every blog on my list? I didn't think so. Especially with everyone else doing this today. Not that I have time to do that, either.
So I'm tweaking the criteria just a bit. I'm going to list the blogs that, when I see they've posted, I absolutely must read. Yeah, I'm admitting I don't always read every post that everyone does from each blog that I follow. But, you know, I do have kids. And writing to do, and, sometimes, I just run out of time. I do my best. I'm not going to list every blog that I always read, because, honestly, some of them don't fly under the radar. One in particular I can think of that I would like to mention, but I'm just not going to. So take heart! Just because your blog isn't on this list, it doesn't mean I'm not reading every single post, it might, but it doesn't necessarily mean that. I suppose this is kind of like how, in a firing squad, they load one of the guns with blanks.
Anyway... here's my list. Go check them out.
(Oh, and these are in no particular order.)
Grumpy Bulldog's Blog: Rogue Mutt is kind of always amusing in his surliness. Mostly, though, I'm listing him because he just moved his blog address, and, having just moved for real, I know what kind of a pain that is. And he moved, like, to a whole new blog city! So, yeah, if you haven't checked his blog out, go do it.
Barbara Kloss: She's smart, and she has a book I want to read. That should be enough.
Concrete Pieces Of Soul: It's a great title. And she's getting married. But I just enjoy her blog.
It's the world, dear: One of my favorite blogs. Especially when she rips into hipsters. All about life in New York. And I'm waiting for her book!
Serendipity's Library: My favorite blog of quirkiness and home to the freakiest doll since Chucky. Even though she refuses to be my best blog friend, I still haunt her blog.
The Blutonian Death Egg: Possibly, the greatest name in blog history. And he did the cover of my book (check it out). But I was reading his blog way before that, and so should you.
So, yeah, more than 3, but they're the ones I stop for. Always something interesting and well done. If they're worth my time, I know they're worth yours!
Oh, and just one more... she's kind of absent of late (with reason), but she has a great blog: Small World, Big Dreams. Normally, I wouldn't send anyone to a blog where the owner isn't posting regularly, but Alyssia's is worth the time, anyway.