Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blog Hop




This is a joint idea devised by Alex Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish, the idea being to introduce everyone to everyone else. Nothing too difficult, just some 'blogger love' to meet and follow as many other bloggers as possible. All I have to do is list, briefly describe, and link to three blogs that I enjoy reading. All you have to do is follow me, then go and visit and follow them. Easy :)

Holly is hilarious! (I like alliteration so this also makes me happy, in fact, she could  have that adjective too and then be 'Hilarious Happy Holly' although I'm not sure she would appreciate this moniker!) I frequently laugh out loud at her blogs. She posted one recently about dating a younger man and being referred to as "this Cougar I'm talking to ..." and it was not only fascinating but really funny.

Janine is one of my Writing Mamas and is not only funny, but smart. She writes about preemies (she had twins 3 months early) in one blog, and her writing and life in general in another. She keeps it short and sweet (great for my small brain and attention span) and I am awed by her ability to keep her writing so disciplined while bringing up 2 small babies. She is on this year's Litquake panel and helps edit our Writing Mamas site every so often. Her blog is definitely worth a visit.

A memoir writer like myself, East Bay Writer is funny, honest and her posts are kinda random. I like them. We are critique buddies so I am getting to know her even better. She often promotes other people's blogs and I think she could do with a shout-out. Here is what she says about herself: I’m a child of the early seventies – which means as far as music goes, I’m a child of the eighties – hopelessly addicted to the synthesized, hair band era.

Thanks for reading and please take a minute to follow me by clicking the 'Join this site' button on the right (if you can't see it, click the F5 button and it should appear). 

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking part, Claire! You've listed some great blogs here.

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  2. Thanks Matthew and great idea :)

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  3. Hi! Count me in as a new Pay It Forward follower! :-)

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  4. Huh. I might have to go check those out. (Hi Claire!) Hee hee hee. I giggle because I keep thinking of a fat lady stuck in a defunct changing room every time I pop back here. Ah the abundance of cheese...

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  5. Hello fellow Platform-builder (memoir) and Pay It Forward blogger! Great choices!

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  6. Hi, I am visiting from PIF and and could not pass up your blog. How could I with such a cool and catchy title.

    Nice to meet you.
    Melissa

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  7. Hi there,
    Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. I have popped over from alex's blogfest. Lovely to meet you and you have a new follower. xoxo
    Eve. :)

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  8. Hi Claire,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday and becoming a follower. It's much appreciated.

    Your memoir sounds awesome. (I was also in a British boarding school when I was thirteen, but I am British.) When I have a moment, I will return to check it out.

    Have a great weekend,
    Michael

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  9. Those are all new to me! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

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  10. Hi, Claire,

    Nice to meet you and thanks for dropping by my blog. Gonna check out your blog pals.

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  11. So glad to meet you through the blogfest. Cool story in your profile.

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  12. Thanks Shannon,Susan,Melissa,Eve,Barbara,Michael,JL and Susan - great to have you follow me (and me you) and thanks to Alex for this fab blogfest :)

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  13. Thanks for the recommendations. I'm a new follower here too. :) Have a great weekend!

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  14. I haven't heard of these ones. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  15. Some great picks, seen one will check out the other two! As I blog hop about.

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  16. Oh, this is really cool! Love it.

    I have an award for you on my blog. Stop on by when you get the chance!

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  17. Those sound like interesting blogs, I'll have to check them out :)

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  18. I'm so sorry I missed this awesome blog-fest, because A) I LOVE spreading the love and paying happiness forward, and B) Alex and Matt are friends of mine...alas, I missed it. (I've been mostly sequestered in my writing cave). Anyway, I'm glad they had such a good turnout, and I'm going to go follow your suggestions. (I don't think I know them)

    Also, this is my first time here. *waves hello* Nice to meet you. :) (I'm here from Matt's blog)

    Have a terrific rest of your week. :)
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  19. Thanks Lydia, Clarissa and Pat, hope you enjoy my recs.
    Lindy - thanks for the award (yay! love awards!)
    Raelyn - hope you enjoy them.
    Lola - great to meet you, fab blogfest and I will come by your blog soon.

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  20. Sounds like a great blogfest! Lovely hearing more about your three "top picks" :)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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