One of my children’s favorite television shows while they were growing up was PBS’s Reading Rainbow. We were a homeschooling family that spent a lot of time at the library (yes, one of THOSE families) so watching a show about kids reading books was a natural fit. When Artist Daughter, Poet Son and Musician Daughter heard the Reading Rainbow theme (be careful – it won’t get out of your head!) and heard LeVar Burton saying “But you don’t have to take my word for it…”, it was time to find out what goodies they’d be checking out at the library the next week.
What has this cute little memory have to do with the price of eggs, Kristin? (I heard you ask that, yes I did.) Last week I found out kristin nador writes anywhere had been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award by blogger extraordinaire Diana Douglas.
It was very exciting to know someone thinks this little ole blog is interesting enough to give it an award nomination. Now it’s nothing all-encompassing like Write to Done’s Top 10 Blogs for Writers award currently making the rounds for voting but exciting nonetheless. It’s nice to be recognized. I really enjoy sharing on my blog the things I’m learning on my writing/creativity journey. One of those things includes the wonderful blogs I discover along the way. Some blogs are well-established, some are just starting out, some are popular, some are just undiscovered but all are excellent reading and good folks.
The following 12 blogs are ones I read on a regular basis. I think they’re great. But you don’t have to take my word for it… (my Reading Rainbow segue, cue the theme). Check them out for yourself:
- Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
- Cozy Mysteries and Other Madness with Jackie King
- The Chipper Muse
- Laura B Writer
- Merry Farmer
- Author Piper Bayard on Life, Belly Dancing and Apocalyptic Annihilation
- Diary of a White Indian Housewife
- Lesism by Les Floyd
- Amanda Bozeman: Danger and Dancing
- Stories and Sweet Potatoes: In Search of Good Books and Good Health
When you get a chance, share with others the gems you find in the blogosphere. Blogs depend on your favorable word of mouth to gain readers. (Shameless plug alert – that includes Yours Truly.) Be like those kids on Reading Rainbow and tell everyone. Don’t clam up like Troy in this episode of Community.