Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pay Back

I am so horrible at blog awards, so I am doing a hybrid, I won’t pass on the award because I know some people prefer not to participate. I’ll list those wonderful bogs that inspire me, give me hope, and offer priceless advice or just an awesome read.

Really, if you want a great follower and a fantastic blogger to meet, just follow the links I’ll leave. They all rock and make me feel special; they make the world a better place: and me a better writer. They don’t appear in any order, they all have a place in my heart. Thx for all you do for me! If you can, let them know you're comeing from my blog, so they'll know I care.

The other side of the story : Probably the single biggest factor in my development as a writer… her advice is priceless; her blog is full of awesome advice put in a way you can understand, so you can put into action! I highly recommend you follow her and read all of her post—new and old!

Creative Arts Anonymous  : I love her blog, I love what she writes... a must follow!

Rockets and Dragons  : She is a hard nut to crack, probably my first follower… I know she is my first steady commenter, she is a huge reason I am still blogging---even though she has kind of faded from blogging lately. Definitely worth a follow, her topics are great and thought provoking!

Nancy S. Thompson : great blogger, writer, teacher and an all around great person to get to know---her blog is worth the visit.

The Write Stuff  : Wonderful lady and great blogger, I just started following her.

Sarvenaz Tash    : Love her blog, and can't wait to read her book... worth a follow.

So, You're a Writer...  : A must follow, she is worth the effort to get to know.

Peggy Eddleman: Will Write For Cookies  :What can I say, she rocks, her blog is pure fun... give her blog a visit!

From Pen to Paper... : She has a great blog, fun to visit, awesome to get to know... go give her a follow!

Writtled :  Great blog... Awesome reviews, fun to visit!

The Character Therapist  : A perfect place to get to understand how you can relate to your characters better---nice blog to learn from.

Marcia Hoehne : I love what she does... Give her a visit.

YA Author Elana Johnson : You probably already follow her, but if you don’t, she is a must… great blogger, writer and funny as well.

Paranormal Point of View : Awesome blog... give her a visit!

Random Thoughts : She rocks; I owe her a lot… worth a follow.

Beyond the Pages : If you like book reviews this is the spot for you.

The Bookshelf Muse : A Thesaurus for everything, plus a great writer’s insight… go now!

Inner Owlet :  Very inspirational, great person and awesome posts…

BANG OUT THE PROSE : Just started to follow her, nice blog, great posts-check it out.

Michele Shaw She is a great writer, blogger and offers impressive writing advice... I owe her a lot.

.W.I.P. It : Go now... she is a must follow.

Weaving a Tale or Two : She knows a lot... more than she'll admit, great place to visit!!

Lisa L. Regan : I owe her more than she knows...great advice, awesome blog, fantastic person!

Julius Cicero : He is an avid writer, awesome blogger and superb follower.

The Waiting is the Hardest Part : Love what she does... check her out.

Barbara Kloss : Perfect follower, awesome blog... worth a daily visit!!

Julie Musil : I love her blog, great place to go... go there now!

klahanie : He has a lot to say in a very interesting way… go give him a visit… a fabulous blog.

Sophia's Desk : She rocks... wonderful follower and great blog friend!

Untroubled Kingdom of Laila Knight : Worth a visit, she is informative, interesting and fun. She won't disappoint if you choose to follow her.

Mark Noce Stories : I love his work and his blog... Very thought provoking, solid writing topics… go now!

Meetings with My Muse : she has always been a great follower and a wonderful blogger, check her out!

Sharp Pen/Dull Sword : She has great posts, advice and given me awesome support and not to mention; she's one hell of a GAL!

clarity2010 : Smart, informative... awesome post; I never fail to learn something from him and his blog.

Aspiring Novelists  :   Great gal, wonderful blogger and follower... she has helped me a ton...thx!

After Troy - Hektor Karl  :Great blogger; thought provoking posts... go give him a visit.

If I missed anyone plz leave a comment and I’ll add you.

Everyone I have listed is worth a follow and I guarantee you won’t regret it. They are the reason I am growing as writer… go ahead and start clicking on those links.


  1. Wow! I was just dropping in to say hi and see what you've been up to while I was away and there I was, listed on your roll. Thanks so very much for the shout out.

    And yes, I am a good follower and love to follow back those to follow me. So I will be visiting some of your friends. Thanks again, Jeff!

  2. Awww, thanks so much! That means a lot to me. Also there are some really awesome links here--can't wait to check them all out more thoroughly! I love that you did this with all the awards! (Too many exclamation points!)

  3. Awesome shout-outs! There are three blogs I haven't been to before. I'm going to check them out now. Thanks! (New follower)

  4. Gosh, what a great list! There are a few I'm unfamiliar with so I'm off to check them out. Thanks for the mention, Jeff!

    Becca @ The Bookshelf Muse

  5. Thank you for including me, Jeff! I'm so honored to be listed with these awesome blogs:)

  6. Jeff! That's so very sweet of you. I'm honored to be a part of your blog list. :-)

  7. Wow, Jeff. That's quite a list, and I feel honored to be on it.

  8. Oh wow! Thanks Jeff!! :D **hugs** I'm truly honored--you made my day!!! :D You are an amazing blog friend! You rock, my friend! And thanks for suggesting your other blog friends to my blog. I've met Nancy, thanks to you, and can't wait to visit her blog again too. I wish you the very best!

    Here's a link I want to share with you and help you even more on your writing career. It's called "Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writing Prompt." I discovered it the other night and had a blast, plus it's very helpful. But you know what? You are already an awesome writer, Jeff. :D

    Here's the link:

    Rock on, my friend! :D

  9. Geesh, forgot my brain there for a while, LOL! I forgot to say something very important! Congratulations on winning 2 awards, Jeff! That is awesome! WHohooooo! :D

  10. This is a nice way to use your awards, jeff. :) You deserve them. There are a ton of blogs of note here. I'll be sure to check out those I don't already follow. Thanks for mentioning me. Have a great weekend!

  11. You're so sweet, Jeff! I have some amazing company. Thank you SO much :)

  12. Hi, again. I gave you a blog award on my blog post today :)

  13. Thanks for this Jeff! I follow a number of these amazing people already but I'm definitely going to check out the other ones :)

  14. You're sweet. And no one could have a more devoted follower.

    I will be blogging more. Just jumped into a new novel so not promises when, though. Maybe I can squeeze something in this weekend.

  15. Thank you, Jeff! That was so kind of you, and I feel honored to be in such company. :D Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!

  16. Wow, I love the effort you put into listing all these. I will have to check out the ones I don't already follow!

    Found you over at Writtled. Congrats fellow Liebster! Happy writing and blogging!

  17. These are all great! I've been to a lot of them today (finally). Thank you for mentioning mine! You are awesome.

  18. Jeff, you are my BFF! I've been neglecting Creative Arts Anonymous, and you remind me to keep posting!

    Hope your WIP is going well. In a VERY few days, I will be back at work hacking through mine (since you were kind enough to read through it). I wish you every success, and thanks so much!

  19. That is some list! And I'm proud to be on it. I'm going to check out some of these other ones. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for coming to see me! Keep writing!!!

  20. What a great list. I follow some and will go and check the others out. Thanks for the recommendations and for mentioning mine. :)

  21. Hi Jeff,
    What a wonderful posting and a great tribute to all those bloggers. You, my friend, embrace the ideals of a caring, sharing community of bloggers. Encouraging and supporting each other.
    I shall check out those on your fine list. It's always rewarding to discover others to interact with. I'm honoured you would include me in your list. I'm most flattered. Thank you.
    With respect and happy writing,
    Gary :)

  22. WAHOO! Over 100 followers! Way to go, Jeff!

  23. Thanks so much for the mention and link. I already follow a lot of these blogs and I totally agree with you that they are all brilliant. I'm off to find the ones I'm missing...

  24. You are so sweet! Thanks for the mention :) I'll try to blog up to your commendation.

    Now I'm off to check out the other blogs ;)

  25. Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for including me with such amazing company. :D It's greatly appreciated.

  26. some of these are my favorites too! And can't wait to check out the ones I'm not familiar with. Very nice to 'meet' you! New follower here:)

  27. Awww, thanks Jeff! I'm crazy flattered! I'm going to go check out those other blogs, too. Thanks for the shout-out!

  28. Thanks for the shout out! All the blog you listed here are great and I follow quite a few of them:)

  29. Awww, Jeff. Thanks so much for the kind words. :) You have a lot of my favorites on your list too.

  30. Jeff, THANKS! *blushes* You are so nice :)

  31. Hey, there's some here I didn't know about--thanks! And I appreciate being included. You are so good to me, Jeff!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  32. Thank you so much for the honorable inclusion!

  33. Thank you for including me in this wonderful list, Jeff. You're great.

  34. A very inspirational list, and very useful as well for those of us who try to make new interesting blogger-friends :).

  35. Stopping by to say hi and thanks again! Jeff, you rock! :D

  36. Read much, Jeff? ;)

    Thanks for the resource round-up! I'm making my way down the list.

    Congrats on nearing the finish line of your novel. Remember to celebrate!

  37. Wow, this was a great list! I found some really great blog, so thanks :)
    Also, love your blog too. And your blog title haha.

  38. Oh, where to begin...

    First, CONGRATS, Jeff, on your well deserved awards!

    Second, SORRY I am SO DAMN LATE to this post! (only 6 months or so. *blushes*) THANK YOU. I am honored and grateful. You're so sweet. *hugs*

    Which brings me to...

    I haven't been a very steady/good blogger lately. Since this post I've been busy traveling, doing the holidays (which we do big here. Lola's World is festive and sparkly and company-filled...which is a lot of time-consuming work.) Then the taking down of the holidays. Then mid-January I started a new WIP, and have been holed-up in my cave ever since. I haven't visited blogs and maybe only put up a post once or twice a month.

    And yet...

    The last few months I've been wondering where you've been and how you are. The lack of Jeff in my bloggy world has been noticed and missed.
    Thus, I finally turned my internet on and stopped over here.
    And, apparently you've been (almost) as MIA as I have.
    But, while my lack of blogging has been just happy busy stuff, I am not sure yours is, and I'm concerned.

    I hope you are okay, happy, healthy.