Sunday, September 11, 2005

The Meme of the Unknown Blogger

The premise is this:

The explosion of the blog world in the last year has led to countless high-quality blogs being started, but sometimes it is hard to find them among all the other blog muck. Because there are so many quality blogs out there, I thought I would try to start a meme to send some eyeballs toward those unknown bloggers. So, share a blog you think more people should read, and then tag five others (who hopefully read your blog!) to do the same.

Shepcat kindly insists on broadening my horizons (I'll deal with you when my cheeks stop burning), for which I am grateful.
In blogging, as in most things, I am on the fringe. Less is more. The less time I spend reading other blogs, the more time I have to write in my own, and those are precious moments to me. Nevertheless, I have managed to find a few blogs I can't resist (like yours, BS), and what always brings me back is a combination of good grammar, healthy humor, and plenty of heart. Female at Large is a perfect example. Blending whimsy and gravity like a candy maker, she struggles through bouts of writer's block and nurtures a zoo of impudent pets.

Since I completely abandoned my resolution not to make the original blog too personal (as Shepcat mentioned, it was intended to be a mine of raw ore from which I would extract the gems that would comprise a landmark novel, but somehow it took on a life of its own. The lonely page of my auxiliary fiction blog remains an empty online wasteland, but November is approaching fast, and this may be the year I do it- no promises!), I admire Female for managing to remain pretty anonymous. The mystique only adds to her appeal. It also makes a recommendation hard to justify, because I know so little about her, I can't tell you just what it is we have in common that makes me enjoy her posts so. She just makes me laugh when I need it.

Without further delay, I give you Female at Large, and I hope you enjoy her unique brand of sarcasm. JO'B and Lenny, Dorothy and Libby had better do this, too.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! Nice post. I appreciate the time you took to post about timely topics. How long have you been blogging? Glad I found your site.

I blog about something totally unrelated, but it puts bread on the table. personal development and tips on how to make that work. Some feel my approach is radical, but it works.

My site Thanks for the nice site here!

Dave Jackson, Naples, FL

September 11, 2005 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger The Baxter said...

oh..have you said hi to bax?

September 11, 2005 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Shepcat said...

If, by "broadening your horizons," you mean "leaving you vulnerable to the next generation of blog spammers," then you're welcome. Clearly my work here is done.

September 12, 2005 at 3:21 AM  
Blogger A said...

Ha! Thanks. This tacky new form of spamming is an epidemic of enraging proportions. Couldn't the internet be the one arena of my life that was filled solely with cool people? Oh well.

September 12, 2005 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger JOB said...

I only read a few blogs on this blog system. A; yours is the primary blog I will read. I will sometimes read Shepcats, Mary Forest, and some others you have listed in your favorites except mine since I wrote those stories. You are all excellent writers and I would be frustrated if I was competing against you all in writing blog entries. This is a weak area for me but I am never a quitter. So ha, I did my part just on your blog page A!! By the way how are you doing A? We have not had real conversations in a long time. I hope to hear from you soon.

September 13, 2005 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger dorothy rothschild said...

A, I'll do this meme tomorrow (Thursday 9/15). Thanks for asking me to play along.

You are a wonderful writer, by the way.

September 14, 2005 at 7:42 PM  

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