But blogs about blogging have been all over the place lately and maybe I don't need to add to the mix right now. Maybe if I wait long enough somebody else will address one of my gripes so I don't have to air it at all.
For me, blogging has been quite a learning experience. The learning experience has included discovering some excellent blog posts about blogging which often have some excellent comments that have led me to more blog posts about blogging. Collectively, we have access to a real wealth of information in the realms of blogging. Here are some recent blog help posts that I have found:
Most of you have probably already seen the excellent infomation provided in several posts by Jody Hedlund . Check over the entire series if you haven't done so already. She addresses many of the same issues that have bugged me.
Theresa Milstein through a comment she made on Jody's blog linked me to an excellent blog post about improving one's blog: Tips for a better blog and what makes readers stop reading was written by Jane Friedman at Writer Unboxed
Jane offered a number of links which I found quite interesting including the ProBlogger site which will be keeping me busy with the tips it has to offer about blogging.
Now concerning this award I spoke of on Saturday:
On my post for Saturday I mentioned that I had received--for the second time-- the prolific blogger award from Jamara Falconer. Like many others of you have noted upon receiving these awards, at times it becomes somewhat time involving to find recipients who have not yet received an award to pass them on to. So taking a cue from other bloggers I offered the award up to whomever felt they might like to receive this Prolific Blogger Award. Well, I did get a request and it's like "Doh! Why didn't I think of her?" (slapping my forehead).
Part of being a Prolific Blogger is being a good commenter. Yvonne from Welcome To My World Of Poetry has been a faithful follower of mine and many others for some time. And if I'm not mistaken I believe she has left a comment on every post I've put on the Tossing It Out site since she began following. Her comments are always sweet, encouraging, and helpful--in other words I can tell by what she says that she actually reads the post and leaves a relevant comment. If you look at her blog posts you will see the same loyal followers commenting on her poems time after time. She has followers from all over the world.
Yvonne, I am honored to pass this award on to you for your consistent postings and your prolific comments. Readers-- If you are not familiar with Yvonne's site, she delivers lovely little poems that offer witty looks at her life and thoughtful observations she makes about the world around her. Her poems are to the point and easy to understand, which probably accounts for the universal appeal that she has. She also includes wonderful photos that bring you further into her world. I've never met Yvonne, but I feel like I've known her for a long time. I encourage you to visit her site, become a follower, and let her know that I sent you.
So one Prolific Blogger Award goes to Yvonne at Welcome To My World Of Poetry.
If any others of you would like me to recognize your work let me know and I will officially pass this on to you as well. I know I'm taking the lazy way out but I think many of you know how it is. Thanks for understanding and even if you don't understand, thanks most of all for reading. Hope to see you tomorrow when I present some thoughts about Michael Jackson and his film THIS IS IT.