Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest

Late to the party on this, as usual... Wait. That's not true. Normally I am FIRST to the party. It's my FOMS. I just really prefer to already be cocktailed and comfortable when everyone arrives so I can assess what's up...

But this month has been CHAOS for me, so I didn't see this until yesterday... thankfully, it is not only a GREAT IDEA, hosted by the fabulous Matt, it is also EASY to carry out!

What?  I can hug who I want...
So let's start with a group hug, eh?

Okay... now onto business...

The idea? Pay it Forward!

Look at your blogger buddies... who do you think deserves a little more love from your readers and followers? It is largely to promote newer, or less followed blogs, but it could also just be blogs you are absolutely insane for...



The Quiddity of Delusions by Mark Nicholls: Mark's HYSTERICAL (in a dry, often bizarre way) but I always laugh. He and I have been friends for ages, but I think his blog deserves a lot of new traffic...


Losing Sanity by Johanna Garth: Johanna is one of my ABNA friends and lives in my favorite city, but also has GREAT blog posts ranging from writing, to life, to mothering. She is a recovering lawyer, so super-smart... Go see. You'll be glad.


Christine Murray: I believe this friendship formed in one of the blogger crusades... pretty sure it was last spring, anyway, but Christine has a great mix of writing and life, too, plus is a pretty reliable source for what's 'out there' (good for people like me who don't pay much attention)


Frictional Fiction by Stacy Gail: Stacy is my long-time friend, and NEW to blogging. Her build is slow, as she's a once-a-weeker, but her posts are both funny and helpful at once... remember, this is the only person I admit is more nuts than me...

Isn't he gorgeous?
And FINALLY... you've all heard about my Couch to Keg plan, yes? My fabulous neighbors who are getting fit with me? Well Oliver's person started a blog JUST this WEEK! (and she took this pic of Joel)

Grapes of Goodness by Jackie S. is going to include wine tasting, healthy eating, navigating dating as a later twenty-something, job searching... basically all the stuff a person in that transitional life phase of becoming who one will be...


So PLEASE, check out these blogs I love... follow... leave a comment... and then go to the list and check out what the OTHER blogfesters are recommending.

27 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Ha! Interesting. I thought I'd already be following all your suggestions, but the only one I'm following is Johanna! Better get clicking!

Jessica Bell said...

Oh, and Mark too :o) Whoops!

Jessica Bell said...

LOL, and Christine ... oh jeez! Shows how much I pay no attention to names ... how embarrassing.

Old Kitty said...

Where may I join that particular group hug please?

Thank you!

Take care
x

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for giving me new blogs to check out, Hart!

Creepy Query Girl said...

I'll be honest. I had a really hard time concentrating on today's topic with all those beautiful male backsides facing my way. Guess we all know how to keep CQG distracted easily...:) Thanks for these links!

Shelly said...

Whew- still recovering from the group hug, but what a lovely thing for you to do in spotlighting these bloggers. I will be checking them out. Thanks for sharing-

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I had to follow you just for that picture. And I'm not talking about the dog. ;)

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--yes, I do like a nice parade of male behinds... Thanks, so much, everyone for checking out the blogs!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Thanks! These are new to me.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for participating in our blogfest, Hart! Matt and I had fun putting it together. Knew you'd have nakedness here today.
And haven't seen you in a while...

Sylvia Colette Branch said...

excellent suggestions, lovin all the newness (and nakedess) .... as always. :)

LTM said...

BAH!!! :D *snort* group hug... Pretty sure I'm following Stacy. I'll check out these other folks. Thanks, TH~ :o)

Michael Offutt said...

Oh Thank you Hart for posting that pic. I'm jealous that you got to take it.

Matthew MacNish said...

Hart! As much as I love dude's butts, I'm at work! LOL. Good stuff.

Thanks for taking part in the blogfest.

Tracy Jo said...

Hello! I am stopping by from LTM's blog. It is great to "meet" you and I fell in love with your blog the minute I saw naked butts!!! Cheers!

mshatch said...

thanks for the links and the great bums ;)

Green Monkey said...

LOL!!!!! I get the feeling that they wouldn't welcome me, straight girl, in... even so... lovely bottoms!

Trisha said...

Most of the recommendations I've seen so far are for bloggers I'm not yet following! Argh!

C D Meetens said...

Thanks for the great recommendations! I am finding so many amazing new blogs as a result of this blogfest!

Siv Maria said...

Fun new blogs to check out! Have a great week-end!

M.J. Nicholls said...

Whoops. Missed the love-in. Thanks, Hart! I'll try to check out the other blogs, but I get frequently distracted by shiny things.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by Hart. Thought maybe you didn't like me anymore!

Christopher Allen said...

I'm so happy you mentioned Mark. Such a wonderful writer.

Melissa Sugar said...

Love the picture. I am a little late, the story of my life, but I am visiting from Friday's PIF blogfest. Now I am off to check out, Frictional fiction. With a name like that how could I pass it by.

Nice to meet you

Jeremy Bates said...

missed the pay it forward blog, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet you :)

Christine Murray said...

Aw, thanks for the shout out Hart! That's made my day :)