Monday, October 21, 2013

Oh, How I Miss You Some More

Last year, I started a thing. If you want to read about how I started a thing, you can go here and, then, go here. You can also see the bloggers I chose last year (some of whom may be in this year's running, too) if you follow that second link.

At any rate, here's announcing the 2nd Annual "Oh, How I Miss You" blogfest.
Here's the spiel:
The bloggers we miss… and the ones we would miss!

Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!
List one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs.
Our blogger friends are special – time to let them know!

And here are the sponsors:
Andrew Leon (oh, wait, you're here already, aren't you?)
Alex Cavanaugh
Matthew McNish

Blogging is kind of a weird thing when you think about it. Why people blog and why people read blogs. It's all a weird sort of dynamic. But, the truth is, we can get attached to people through it or, at least, to their blogs. And, sometimes, they quit doing it. The reasons why people quit are probably even more numerous than why they began in the first place. But, for some, maybe they quit because they just didn't feel appreciated. Or because they thought no one cared. Whatever the reason, though, if it's someone that you have really appreciated, someone who has had something(s) to say that have touched or helped you in some way, let them know. And, if you have people that are still blogging but you wouldn't know what to do if you didn't have their blogs to stop by a couple or few times a week, let them know, too. It's that thankful time of year, so go say, "Thanks!" and "Hey, I miss you!" or "Don't go anywhere, because I would miss you if you did!"

Sign up below!


  1. I'll pass this along on Wednesday, Andrew!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  2. As Mark Koopmans would say - 'Did I just hyperlink myself?'
    Late for your own blogfest. I'm still chuckling about that. Matthew and I got a few people to sign up though!

  3. I might be able to think of one or two people for this.

  4. Well I would certainly miss you if you stopped blogging so don't go away.

  5. I am in no place to participate in a blogfest right now, especially one about missing persons. Since I'm known to go missing for extended periods myself. Still, nice to know the internet gets along okay without me.

  6. WEIRD: I was just thinking "Aren't we all just going to say Rusty?"

    I've signed up. Do we get prizes? I miss those chocolates.

  7. Shannon: That would be awesome!

    Alex: Bah! You come teach my class, and I'll start getting things done on time. :P

    GP: That would be cool.

    Jo: Well, thank you :)

    Rusty: Are you sure it gets along okay? Did you ask it?

    Briane: No prizes for this one. And I'm still waiting for your write up about the rest of those chocolates.

  8. Blogging does have a weird dynamic to it, doesn't it? It's like one of those railroad hand cars with two people pumping on each side to get it to move. Gotta post, gotta comment, to make blogging work.

  9. L.G. There is a point where it ceases to be that (like with Gaiman or Scalzi or, even, Bransford), but, for most of us, yeah, that's a good way to see it.

  10. Did you just link to yourself? Are you trying to break the internet?

    Good luck with the blogfest. I hope people have fun with it :)

  11. Jeanne: Yes, I'm trying to create a feedback loop that will suck in the entire Internet.
    Did it work?

  12. I participated last year. I think it's a really nice idea for passing appreciation. However, I feel a bit blog-fested I'm still thinking about it...
    Tina @ Life is Good

  13. I thought about signing up, but I wonder if they'd even notice. I hope it brings some bloggers back to the fold.

  14. I'm signed up. Now I need to think of some bloggers. And I've been thinking too much lately. And now I got to think of some bloggers. Did I repeat myself? Not too unusual for me.

    Tossing It Out

  15. Tina: Oh, just do it. :P

    Maurice: What I did last year (which I'm sure I'll do again this year) was email the people I was going to talk about so that they would know they were being mentioned. I -think- I got responses from everyone.

    Lee: I still need to think of people this year that are not the same as the people from last year.