Seven Kreativ Bloggers
1. Laurie from Doughnuts'n'Things. Laurie's a friend in real and virtual life. She's a wonderful, aspiring writer of MG fiction. I read her blog for a couple of years before ever dipping into the blogosphere and discovering that it is populated by countless fantastic people, with all varieties of voices and interests. It's because of Laurie that I ever went down that path into blogland at all .... Laurie's is mostly a personal blog. She writes about her daily observations, her family and friends, writing, photographs, and short book reviews.
2. Kadie from In My Mind's Eye. Kadie is a designer for The Greeting Farm, which manufactures rubber stamps for cardmakers. Like Kadie, I'm into all things scrapbooking or cardmaking, except that I currently don't have time for it. So I look at the card Kadie makes every day instead. Besides that, Kadie is my very young sister-in-law, married to my husband's very young half-brother, and they're all awesome.
3. Kim from KHarrisThacker. Kim is also a real and virtual friend. She is an amazing, aspiring writer of MG fantasy. And if she'll let me tell a little secret on her, this woman is only 28 years old! Which makes her manuscript, in my opinion, all the more incredible. She is represented by an agent at Curtis Brown. She's just started her blog, but it looks like she's going to write about the writing process.
4. Julia at Brainella the Librarian. I laughed out loud when I stumbled upon her blog one day. She's funny and she's also gutsy, which I wish I were more of (both). She's not afraid to rant at times, and unabashedly state her political views, which I share, but only hint at, in my blog. She also makes fabulous pottery for sale.
5. Melinda at Country Dreaming. Tears started streaming down my face, the day I stumbled upon Melinda's blog. The template (which she's since changed), the background music, and the carefree country charm that Country Dreaming is about had that effect on me. But besides that, Melinda is just plain nice. If she lived next door, I just know we'd be great friends.
6. Trish at 100 Mile Fitness Challenge. Like me, Trish also blogs about books, but it was her fitness challenge where we made acquaintance. I am SO glad she posted the challenge. I guest posted there, and so everyone knows I have a personal trainer in my Polar F11 Heart Rate Monitor. But there's nothing like being accountable to the other people. That takes my commitment to fitness to a whole 'nother level. Thanks so much, Trish!
7. Sandy at You’ve Gotta Read This. Sandy reviews adult and young adult books, movies, audio books. Her tastes are quite similar to mine. But what's really extraordinary are her travel pictures! You just gotta see them, and drool.
Just three more, pretty please?
8. Jennifer at Jean Little Library. Jennifer was the first acquaintance I made in the Kidlitosphere. She's a children's librarian in Wisconsin, and she is also a CYBILS judge, but in the Picture Book category.
9. Dog-Eared and Well-Read is a high school librarian who blogs about her great loves: YA books and dogs. Her dog looks a LOT like my dog, which I love to death, so how can you not like someone like that?
10. Kelly at Yannabe. I'd no sooner hit "publish" on my first review when bing! Someone commented on my post. It all felt like some really weird magic. How in the heck did she find it, when I was a brand-new blogger? Don't the experts say that search engines can't even find a blog until the number of posts has reached a critical mass? I followed the link back and discovered that, like me, Kelly's a YA wannabe writer, except that she's working harder at it than I am. She's currently doing NaNoWriMo. Very best wishes in your writing, Kelly.
So that's it for now. Someone give me an award in another six months, and I'll honor ten new blogging friends. What a treat this was for me.