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Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest


       Halloween is on hold today.  But I hope to get a few Halloween posts in before the big day comes. It seems like there's always something and today's something is pretty worthwhile.



Pay it Forward! October 14, 2011 The idea is to introduce all of us to everyone else. We want this to be easy - meet and follow as many other bloggers as you like. In your post, we would like you to please list, describe, and link to three blogs that you enjoy reading and know that others would enjoy as well. And what’s cool, is this can be part of your regular Friday blogging.

Visit those who’s signed up. Visit those they recommend! If you don’t have time to comment, just follow. Take the weekend to go through the list. You might find some really cool blogs out there, just like you did during the first post of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group or last April during the A to Z Challenge. (Or during any of my odd blogfests. Really, I am a writer and an author! Just a little movie obsessed…)



You can find the sign up list on the blogs of Alex J. Cavanaugh or Matthew MacNish.


Here are some special bloggers that I think you should know about:


          On the blogging scene for just a few weeks, but someone whom I have known for many years is Kelly Robinson with her blog Book Dirt.  Kelly has been writing for some time and has had her work published in several places.  She is a top notch writer as you will see in her blog posts.   As a side note, I first got to know Kelly when she played the lead role in a stage production of "Snow White" that I was managing in 1988.   In the photo below you will see why I cast her in the part.


Kelly Robinson as Snow White (1988)
        
         E.S. Boston aspires to be the "nicest person in the universe"--at least according to his terms.  I don't know about the nicest, but he might be the weirdest.  I love reading his blog My Worlds, My Words, My Worries.  It's one of the earliest blogs I began following.  This blog is intelligent while being totally eccentric.  E.S. can make you think--or maybe make you think you are thinking.  I think.  You will not find many blogs like this one and I think you will enjoy it immensely. Read it and see what you think.




            And since I'm now dealing with wacky I might as well include Andrew's Who Wants Taters? which with a name like that you know it's gonna be something different.  Andrew is clever and demented with some real comic writing skill.  Sometimes he gets a little on the serious side, but that never lasts very long.  The extra bonus is that he usually adds a movie review to every post.  Where he finds some of these movies is as much of a mystery as why anyone would want to watch these movies.  But just in case, we have Andrew's reviews to guide us. 


           I highly recommend that you visit, read, and follow these blogs.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.


            UPDATE:   I'm doing a last minute guest post on the site of a blogger I discovered in the past week!    That post is up now and you can find it at So You Want To Be A Writer? which is the blog of young writer Stephanie Campbell.  Stephanie will be guesting on my blog on Wednesday 10/26 with a special post.  Now please check my guest spot where I have some news of something different that I will be doing that might be of interest to some of you.   And don't forget to follow Stephanie's blog while you're at it.   Oh, and don't forget to visit and follow the other blogs I mentioned above.  Thanks.






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52 comments:

  1. I'm going to be busy this weekend hoping over to all these wonderful blogs people are posting about. I love it! Have a good weekend Lee.

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  2. Although I didn't enter the blogfest I shall read as many as possible over the week-end.

    Have a great week-end yourself.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Interesting site names and profiles. Thank you Arlee. Happy Halloweening.

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  4. Thanks so much for taking part in the blog fest, Lee! I love the blogs you've chosen to feature.

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  5. I'm loving the title, Book Dirt. So up my alley. lol

    Thanks for sharing these!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing buddy. Excellent post as usual.

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  7. I must admit, 'Who Wants Taters?' does have my curiosity piqued. :)

    Lee, do you have any purely Halloween blogs that you could recommend?

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  8. I don't know any of those people yet! Thanks for the tips :)

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  9. Thanks for the hype, Lee. I can't believe you posted a Snow White picture (and one I don't think I've ever seen before!) I'll be visiting the other blogs too --dirt and taters have to stick together!

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  10. I know Andrew, but not the other two. Thanks for participating in the blogfest! Will go check out your guest post.

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  11. Miranda -- It's going to be a lot of blogs to look at no doubt, but the ones I've chosen are well worth anyone's time.

    Yvonne -- I hope you'll read my guest post as my news may partly pertain to you if you follow the links.

    Ocean girl -- The blogs are excellent.

    Matthew -- It was a great thing to do. I hope some readers will follow the links to my suggested blogs as I think they deserve readership.

    S.A.L. -- Kelly is a fine writer. I hope you will check out Book Dirt as well as the other blogs.

    Yeamie -- Thanks for popping in.

    Suze -- I think you would enjoy any of these blogs I've mentioned. I also hope you will check out my guest spot as there is something there that might interest you.

    Jemi -- This blogfest is all about introducing new blogs and I've got some good ones here.

    Teresa -- I hope you will and the guest post as well.

    Kelly -- Isn't that a great photo! Please do check out the other blogs. I think you will appreciate some of the bizarre humor as well as the ideas they present.

    Lee

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  12. Alex --Thanks for co-hosting this event. This will be epic. Don't think I'll make it through all of the new blogs, but I'm going to try.

    Lee

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  13. Hopped around, nice blog you have here and yes lots more hopping to be done, but it can be such fun.

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  14. New follower here, although I've seen you around Hope Clark's blog.

    I'd love you to hop over and check out #42 on the list:DG Hudson

    http://dghudson-rainwriting.blogspot.com/

    See you around.

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  15. Looking forward to checking out the eccentric (haha)--ha!! :D

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  16. Book Dirt. Some days, that's what I feel like I'm writing.

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  17. Hey, hey -- Thanks for paying me forward. I've got to do a recommended blogs post again sometime soon. You can bet that Tossing it Out will be included!

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  18. Pat, Susan, becca, IBD -- Thanks for visiting. I do hope you will visit the wonderful bloggers I've recommended today as they deserve some attention.

    D.G. -- I enjoyed your recommendations and visiting your blog.

    Christina -- I like eccentric. Not sure what that says about me.

    L. Diane -- I don't think you're writing any book dirt or dirty books either one.

    Lydia -- Make sure you visit them.

    Andrew -- I was happy to recommend a blog that has entertained me so. No need to return the favor, but it's alright if you do.

    Lee

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  19. Thanks for the recommendations. I hit all three. :)Off to check out your guest post.

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  20. Hi Arlee - I'm off for a visit and then taking a look at your guest post. Hope you have a lovely weekend
    Lxxx

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  21. LOL - thanks for the mention. I actually have two middle initials so my name is "Ernest S B Boston"
    I have a lot of fun writing. My dog thinks I am the nicest person on the planet.

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  22. Thank you for the links! I don't know any of these blogs--will have to check them out.

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  23. Thanks Lee, I will be checking these out~ Love the photo! I was going to play Snow White, but the play didn't happen...but I did get the lead ;D

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  24. I feel like I'm a blog marathon in flipflops and a prom dress...I'll never get them all.

    LOL. But I'll try. Thank you for visiting the blog today. If you ever want me to walk you through photo edits, I have instructions written out for some of the edits.

    Tirz

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  25. I don't recognize any of these names. I'll stop by and meet three new friends. Thanks for the links Lee!

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  26. Ciara -- Thanks for visiting these great bloggers.

    Laura -- Hope you enjoyed all of them.

    Ernest -- It could be worse if you had 3 initials--S.O.B.-- then that might take away some of the nicest person credibility.

    Golden -- They are worth your time.

    Ella -- I think that photo really captures a magical moment.

    Tirz-- I know how you feel. When I'm ready to do photo edits I now know where to go.

    Stephen -- They are some unique sites.

    Lee

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  27. Arlee--thanks for stopping by my blog. Great place you have here!

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  28. Drew really is demented in the most charming of ways :))) I think I was the one who connected the two of you :)

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  29. Thanks for the links. Off to check them out!

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  30. Off to check them out. The last one sounds familiar.

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  31. Hey there! You can imagine my delight at seeing the Snow White picture after just returning from Disney World. And a pic from the 80s no less - you've got all my bases covered. ;)

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  32. Lindi -- Thank you for coming to visit me as well.

    Dezmond -- My connection to Drew may have very well been through you. His posts are demented fun.

    Nicole -- Hope you enjoy them.

    Joy -- These are interesting bloggers for sure and well worth anyone's time to visit.

    Nicki -- You and Kelly may have something in common. I hope you'll check out her blog.

    Damon-- Thanks

    Lee

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  33. Can't wait to grab a glass of blueberry iced tea and go blog hopping through my Saturday. Thanks for the new destinations.

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  34. What a darling Snow White!!
    I didn't sign up for the blogfest--am so involved in writing. But I will do some hopping about.

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  35. These are certainly some unique blogs.... Looking forward to checking them out.

    Have a great weekend Lee.

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  36. love all the awards and contest u have on this site!

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  37. Sounds like more wonderful blogs. Am on my way to go see.

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  38. Thanks for the recommendations! Lots of good stuff out there.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  39. Can I just say I love the blog title 'Who Wants Taters? That's too awesome for words!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  40. Leslie - That blueberry iced tea sounds good.

    RaShelle -- Thanks for stopping by.

    Susan -- Definitely check things out. I've found some gems.

    Michael -- Unique and excellent.

    Jeremy --Drop by anytime.

    Talli-- Thanks!

    Bish -- They're are worth anyone's time.

    Sarah -- Amazing what can find on the many blogs.

    Angela -- Drew is a pretty wacky guy with intelligence.

    Lee

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  41. Thanks for introducing me to these blogs. I'm going to check your guest post.

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  42. I'm off to check out some of these blogs. :)

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  43. Cool pics for the fest. I already follow Andrew. He is a character. Now I'm off to check these other choices.

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