Today marks a giant leap for this Dufus that's for sure....if it works. You see, last week I sent out a plea to some of the smarter folks on OS to help me with this thing called hyper-linking. Well since I asked to hear from people smarter than me, I was deluged with PMs explaining the process, cause let's face it; dang near everyone on this site is smarter than me.
Anyway, today marks my first attempt at Hyper-linking so keep your dang fingers crossed.
This time of year I see a lot of lists being compiled here on Open Salon. Mainly they are lists of "Best Blog", "Best Writers" and stuff like that. Well it soon became evident, as I read all these lists that they had one thing in common....they all overlooked a small group of very talented bloggers. So now I am going to attempt to shine a small light on them with my own small list.
I have been here ten months now and in that time I have made some really great new friends and I have been privilaged to read many blogs that far outshine anything I could ever hope to write myself. I came here from Writing.Com, or as we like to refer to it: WDC. I followed my friend, BuffyW over here and will forever be grateful to her for urging me to make the move.
Within a few months I noticed to my joy, that a few others from WDC had followed me and Buffy over here. Soon enough we had a fairly nice group of friends happily doing blogs here who we had grown to love at the other site. They are all fairly new to the site and, while a couple have built a readership, most have labored with small readership. I might add here that chief among those WDC friends who came over here was CarolinaBlue50, my dear friend who recently passed away.
So here is my own list of Bloggers You Need to Read.
PlannerDan ....Oh good grief, I had to go back and edit this thing and add Dan's link. Dan is another Texas boy and a close friend. Whenever I started practicing this Hyperlink thing, I did it with Dan's name. I can't believe I then went and left him off the list. Just further proof I am a dufus.
Unbreakable...A Texas girl with a sharp tongue and even sharper wit and also a good friend.
Wind in My Wings...Another old friend. She and I have doing this blog thing for five years now and she is one of the best.
Linda Cooper....Ah, da Queen! Linda lives across the big Pond, in Merry ole England and her dry wit and humor have caused me to laugh uncontrollably for years.
Strawberry Girl....Strawberry Girl is a Kiwi who now lives in California. She is a wonderfully talented writer and a must read for everyone here.
Skye Writer...Skye is a gentle spirit and talented poetress who always writes from the heart.
NovaCatmando...In her own words "I am a published poet, chronic scribbler, daydream weaver" and that pretty much describes her but she did leave out that she is really talented...give her a read.
GJI Penguin ...My good buddy who works in exile in Saudi Arbia. He always makes me laugh or think. He is one of the best around.
Kirsty McMahon....She is Penguin's better half and a damn fine writer herself.
BuffyW ....Of course this list of my old WDC friends would be incomplete with mentioning my oldest and dearest friend, Shelia. Unlike the rest of us, she is of course well established and has a huge following unlike the rest of the crew, but give them all a chance and they will all grow on you, I promise. The good news is that every one of them write a better blog than I do so your time will not be wasted.
In conclussion I would like to personally thank everyone who helped me with the hyperlinking thing. Nick, Kathy, Outside Myself and others....you guys are the best.