Monday, June 27, 2011

3 Bloggers for Monday

I have met so many great people doing this blog thing, it was hard to choose only three to talk about! I sometimes wonder how the whole blog thing started. For me, I wrote a book. I wanted to get it published. I researched how to do that. I read that I needed to get a blog for self-promotion and putting myself out there. I wasn't quite sure how that would work - who would read it?

Now I have followers and follow others. I've learned a great deal about improving my writing among other fun and interesting stuff. And since I started my blog, I've written a better book (and tons more!) I still don't know how this will help get me published, but I know it helps me be a better writer plus feeback helps me cope and builds me up and I appreciate everyone I've met because of it. Thanks!

These 3 blogs deserve a shout out (like I said, there are so many more, but I had to narrow it down to 3):
  1. The Waiting is the Hardest Part - Heather G has become my best blogging buddy. I met her in the A-Z blog hop. We seem to have a lot in common personality wise (sarcastic & no holding back!) She has a good contemporary romance novel here is a sample, and possibly a werewolf in her future...
  2. Random Thoughts - C.R. Ward is one of my first blog friends. She has an awesome Fantasy Series on Fridays, plus new words, fun facts and a new poetic form with sample every week! (not to mention the eye candy she puts up for her own special wordless wednesday...)
  3. Ellie Garratt - I also met her through A-Z challenge. She is my sci-fi buddy. She has taken a hiatus from work to concentrate on her sci fi novel, Cosmic Seed - about a race who needs an heir to replenish their population. She does Tuesday Teasers, has won contests for her writing and has great advice & fun stuff to share. (ps - Ellie <3 William Shatner)
I'm going to have to add an honorable mention, Allison Writes. I met her recently and she has a unique mode of telling tales called "Sippable Stories." I just did a guest post for her! She is in the last weeks of her job due to layoffs and is planning a trip around the world before rejoining the work force! I envy her youth and her opportunity =) (mostly her youth, I've been around some of the world...)

wrap up to this fun blog hop tomorrow =)

18 comments:

mybabyjohn said...

Looking forward to investigating these blogs.

Heather M. Gardner said...

HOLY CRAP! You rock!

Oh, and I'm not sarcastic I'm just incredibly annoying!

I love visiting with you and getting your awesome honest interpretations of my rants and writings.

Although I expect we will poke at each other during football season I'll be here to push you towards publication! I know you will do the same for me!

Thanks for the shout out!

HMG

Theresa Milstein said...

Love your new summer picture on top!

Thanks for the links. I'll visit those blogs NOW.

allison said...

Oh wow, thank you so much for the honorable mention!! I'm so glad A to Z brought us together and I LOVE that you submitted such a cute limerick for Sippable Stories!

Amber said...

Nice job on the hop!

Dana said...

Looking forward to checking out your recommended blogs!

Ruthie said...

Hey! I'm also in the blog hop... come visit me at RuthieTootieWishes, i am now following you :)

RJR said...

Thank you for taking part, I have enjoyed reading your take on each of the 3 subjects

I have made an award for participants which can be found on my day 3 post, feel free to take one if you wish.

Cathy said...

Can't wait to check out these blogs -- they're new to me ;)

M Pax said...

Bloggyland is fab for networking and learning. Meet so many interesting folks.

V.R. Leavitt said...

Great post! Can't wait to check these blogs out.

kmckendry said...

I agree. I have met so many great new people blogging that I never would have otherwise.

Bryce Daniels said...

Thanks for these, Tara! Will go over and check them out.

Oh, wanted to say congrats to your son for the perfect game! And sorry about your oldest son's team's results.

But ALL kids who take part in sports are winners in my book, regardless of win-loss records.

C R Ward said...

Aw, thanks Tara! You're so sweet to mention me. :-)

Now I'm off to check out the others.

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

Thanks for the intros. Now I have a few new blogs to check out.

Liz Fichera said...

I love Heather and her blog! Nice to meet you too, Tara. :-)

~Rasz~ said...

Great post! I love links and recommendations to other bloggers. I am already a follower of Allison's and am excited to check out the other three in your post!

Zade Forrest said...

What a fun post. I love learning about other bloggers.