Edie and Kath both nominated me for the I Love Your Blog award! Thank you! What a great present on a Saturday. :-)
I get to choose seven bloggers for the I Love Your Blog award, now! I wanted to mention all of you, but then I thought I'd introduce you guys to some blogs I don't see y'all at. Isn't it great to discover new hangouts?
So I decided to mention seven blogs I read the instant they pop into my reader, but I don't see the majority of you guys at.; seven blogs I love, but may or may not comment on. (There are just some blogs I can never think of something to say at. I have NO idea why, because I love them and read them all the same.) These are truly gems of the blogosphere, and I hope you'll check them out.
1. I discovered Alexander Sokoloff's blog, The Dark Salon through her thoughtful, heartfelt, and emotionally honest posts at Murderati. A real gem of a blog, and from what I can tell online, one of those beautiful souls who make you grateful they express themselves in any art form.
She just posted at Murderati, a post not to be missed.
2. Bill Henderson's blog, Write a Better Novel, was a blog I discovered from Therese Fowler. He's a writing teacher, and I think he was her writing professor or something. I'm not sure, but he writes awesome posts about writing. He changed the location of his blog, and forgot to announce it. It's here now. Definitely worth visiting and having in your reader.
3. Y'all know I like a little politics mixed into my day. Publexicon is another writing teacher who writes great posts on writing, the writing life, and politics. Ya' gotta love a blogger who writes like a William and calls himself Billy. ;-)
4. A lot of you may know Travis Erwin's blog, One Word, One Rung, One Day. He's a big Texan, a hunting and fishing man who writes women's fiction. Is that intriguing enough for you? Yes, he's a fascinating person, and a most heartfelt writer. He's one of those natural storytellers, the kind you could sit with around a campfire all night long, and just listen to him shoot the shit.
His Parenthood series will make you cry: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4. Please don't miss it; it's an excruciating ride on the edge of your seat.
5. Rick Moore's blog, The Writer and the White Cat, is another one I love. He sees things in an original way, and makes me see things in a different way, too. He just started a series on The Secret Dragons of Writing, a sort of metaphysical take on the inspiration and creative side of our work. He writes loooonnnng posts, but they are well worth a read over a cup of tea.
6. The House of Sternberg, by Stewart Sternberg, is another favorite. He writes horror, and he definitely likes to play: with people, with words, with stories, with games. He's another quirky soul, clearly a great educator, and creative thinker. I've been an adoring blog-fan since I first stumbled across his blog.
He wrote a story a day for five (six? four?) days on goldfish. He even wrote Goldfish Porn. Quite good, for goldfish erotica. ;-)
Plus he's wicked smart.
7. I leave number seven to you. What's a really good blog you love, one you cherish reading daily, but you don't see me at? I bet I'd love it, since you do!