Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest

Hey all! This Friday I’m participating in the Pay It Forward Blogfest hosted by Alex Cavanaugh and Matthew MacNish. The purpose is to give props to 3 of our favorite blogs so that they’ll hopefully get the recognition they deserve. It’s also a way for us to discover new writing blogs by visiting those who are participating in the blogfest. So, without further ado, here are the three I’d like to highlight.


1. Musings of A Penniless Writer – What? You mean you’re not following my Brit HP/LoTR fanatic YA writer friend who now lives Down Under? Well then, you’re missing out one of the most tenacious, hardest working women out there. Donna Hosie and I became friends because of our shared obsessiveness with all things Harry Potter and now that obsessiveness has carried over into our writing lives. Her commitment to her family, full-time job, and writing astounds me. I’m not sure if or when she sleeps, but keep your eye on her. I have no doubt she’ll be published in the not too distant future. Oh, and she wears the cutest shoes.

2. Betsy Lerner – Betsy is an agent, writer, and a former editor and has been in the biz for a while. My day isn’t complete until I read her blog. Seriously. Her blog (and never miss the comments section) is the dose of reality I crave every day. Every post title is derived from a song lyric which I find fun to try and guess. Betsy says it like it is and never sugar coats, so be warned if you are sensitive to what some might think as crass (that wouldn't be me). She's brutally honest, but that’s why I love her. Not only does she always make me stop and think, but she's hilarious as all heck.

3. The Green Bathtub – Amy Sonnichson has the nicest blog on the block...or internet. She reflects elegance and positivity, all while juggling motherhood and a writing career. I love visiting Amy’s blog – whether it’s to congratulate her on recently signing with an agent, to view pictures of her adorable family, or to read about her life in her own words.

4. The QQQE – Oh, wait. Is that against the rules? Um, if you haven’t visited Matt’s awesome sight then take a peek. Not only is it fun to try and say the name of his blog without messing up, but on his blog Matt shares his writing journey, offers inciteful query critiques (I've learned so much!), and is all about connecting with the writing community.

Why not check them out? To check out other blogs participating in the blogfest, click the Pay It Forward to the right of this post (under Followers). That will take you to the linky list on Matt's blog.

Click. Read. Follow. Have a great weekend!

32 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for taking part in the blogfest, Suzie! And thanks for the shoutout, too.

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  2. A fun day is in store with all this blog hopping :)

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  3. I haven't heard of those blogs, thanks for mentioning them.

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  4. I'm doing this, too, and listed your blog and Donna's.

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  5. Nice to meet you through the blogfest. You're easily approaching the 100 mark :-) Off to check out your mentions.

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  6. Matt - Awesome blog hop! (okay, fingers. let's get it straight. it's not a blog hog or blog hope. the typos are flyin' today!)

    Joanne - Thanks for stopping by!

    *waves* at Donna Weaver. I'll hop on over!

    Susan - Nice to meet you too! And yikes you're right. I would love to reach 100!

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  7. All great blogs!
    Have a nice weekend. :)

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  8. Well first off. Try to say MacNish's blog name ten times real fast! hehe

    And I will mosey around to these other blogs. They sound awesome! :-)

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  9. Thanks, Lydia! You too :)

    Robyn, I can't even say the first word - quintessentially - without getting tongue tied, lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Jumped over here and had a look, very nice blogland nook. I will give your picks a click too!

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  11. Hi! Count me in as a new "Pay it Forward" follower! :-)

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  12. Those sound like some fabulous blogs! You rule breaker, you. :o) I'm going to go check them out!

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  13. P.S. I'm follower number 100! I feel all kinds of special now.

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  14. Hey Suzie! Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by and commenting today. I've enjoyed this bloghop so much! I will check out the 2 blogs you list that I am not already familiar with. Thanks for sharing! I'm gonna go click on your follower button now!

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  15. Yay to Amy and Matt. Great choices. And someone else also recommended Musings of a Penniless Writer.

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  16. Holy hell! How out of the loop am I? I had no idea this was going on and so I've woken up to an insane jump in followers. You tricksey little thing!

    You are my favourite writer and a gorgeous friend, Suzie. Thanks for pimp - and welcome anyone who decides to pop over to Musings of a Penniless Writer.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by! Congrats on 100!

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  18. @Pat Hatt - That's about all the rhyming I'm up for at this time of day, lol. Thanks for hopping over.

    @Shannon - I definitely will! Welcome :)

    @Peggy - SQUEEE! You're my 100th follower! I wish I had some sort of prize for you, but unfortunately I'm broke. Throwing virtual confetti your way. Congrats on your good news!

    Hi Nancy! Nice to meet you too. This has been so much fun.

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  19. @Donna - Mwuah! Hugs and kisses dear friend.

    @Heidi - Double thanks!

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  20. @Stina - Definitely check out Musings. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Hi Suzie, so nice to meet you today! You've listed a couple of new blogs for me to follow too. :)

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  22. I'm all over these ones already. We have good taste :-)

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  23. Hi! Count me in as a new "Pay it Forward" follower! Thanks for the links. Off to check them out!

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  24. Listing Matt's blog is NOT against the rules! Thanks for participating in the blogfest.

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  25. @Liz - Great meeting you too! Glad to point you in their direction.

    @Sarah - We certainly do! Thanks for stopping by.

    @Nicole - Enjoy! I'm now following your blog as well.

    @Alex - Looks like lots of bloggers are "breaking the rules," which means more blogs to follow. Sweet!

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  26. All great and new blogs for me to follow! Have a nice weekend!

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  27. This blogfest has been awesome, thanks for the great links :)

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  28. Hi there! So glad you found my blog... looking forward to following yours! :)

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  29. The best part of this blogfest is finding interesting blogs. Thanks!

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  30. Now following your first blogger through Donna Weaver and I was following Matt already. Will check out the other two.

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  31. Hi there,
    Hope you are well. I'm just hopping around as many blogs as i can from the blog fest. Great blog :) I will try and stop by as much as I can. So many blogs on the list phew!!! you have a new follower.
    Eve. :)

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