Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pay it Forward Blogfest - October 14, 2011

BLOG HOP!   Blogfest day has ended, but you can still check out the links below if you haven't yet.   If you have time over the weekend, keep hopping about.  Who knows who you might discover?

I'm participating in the Pay It Forward Blogfest hosted by:

Matt - The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment


Alex J. Cavanaugh

The linky list is below, as well as on the host sites shown above.

From Matt's blog:

"Here is how the blogfest will actually work: The idea is to introduce everyone to everyone else. We want this to be an easy post that allows you to meet and follow as many other bloggers as you can. In your post, we would like you to please list, describe, and link to three blogs that you enjoy reading, but that you suspect may fly under the radar of a lot of other bloggers. Or they can be famous blogs, as long as they're awesome.

But don't stop there! Certainly visit and follow all the blogs that are featured in people's posts the day of the blogfest, but those don't have to be the only blogs you visit. You can visit everyone who enters in on the fun, and signs up on the linky list. In the interest of time you don't even have to leave comment. You can just follow, and come back another time. After all, we all know we don't have time to visit every blog we enjoy every single day."

Check out these 3 writer blogs:

The Alchemy of Writing  features short flash fiction one day of the week, has excellent custom cartoons and great photographs.  This is a great blog to visit often.  Owner: Bryan, aka INK likes to surprise.

Funds for Writers  offers something for everyone from the freelancer to the fiction writer with a dash of southern spirit thrown in. Info on grants, contests, and submissions in her newsletter.  Even more info resides on her website, Funds for Writers.  Owner: Hope Clark

Raising Dogs and Training Children  looks at the practical side of both.  A young writer mother explores what to do to keep a toddler learning and to give herself time to write.  Join her as she learns how to balance it all.  Owner: J. Burroughs

Have fun, and drop in again soon.  

Paris Bistros and Sidewalk Cafes 

Thanks again to Matt and Alex!!

Linky List follows:



  1. LynNerd - welcome to my blog; hope you visit often.

  2. As you know I already follow Hope's site. Now I'm following three more, yours included. Thanks for the tips.

    Tossing It Out

  3. Welcome to all new followers and visitors!! A community of writers is a nice thing to have, and that requires a little participation. Thanks to Blogfest I'm discovering lots of new sites. Hope you are too.

    Blogging lets me connect to the world and other writers. Hope you like it here.

  4. Hi D.G.,
    Nice to meet you and thank you for joining my blog. I paid it forward and I just became your latest follower ;)
    Happy blogfest and I'll see you in the blogosphere!

  5. I know Bryan, but the others are new! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

  6. Bryan is great! The other two are new to me. I'll have to check them out! :)

  7. Glad you participated in PIF so we could bump into each other. Great blog[s] you have.

  8. @M Pax - as a science fiction writer, I couldn't help but like your blog. I'm glad we made this connection.

    Thanks also for following both my blogs, I appreciate it!

  9. Hopping over from the PiF blogfest.. thanks for the great links! :)

  10. Hi D.G.,
    It's great to meet you! Thanks for joining my blog. :) I feel stupid - I can't find your followers list!

  11. @Shannon - you should never feel stupid, it's not healthy.

    I think Blogger hides the Follow list every now and then, since I have big photos on the page. It's there this morning, and sometimes it just takes a 'Refresh' to get it going.

    Hope you'll try again, I'd love to have you follow my blog.

  12. Ack! I posted the wrong message, lol. Please don't approve that last one. The follow still isn't showing for me. I'll try on another browser later. Need more coffee.

  13. @ Shannon - you made me laugh, so thanks for that. I see your pix in the followers now, much obliged. Glad you kept trying.

    I, too, need my coffee in the morning. Have a good Monday.

  14. Welcome to my blog, Laura, and thanks for following.

    Please check out my other blog as well if you're interested:

    DG Hudson - 21st Century Women

  15. @doreenB8 - Welcome to my blog, and thanks for following.
    My next post will feature a writing conference attended recently.

    Check out my other blog when you have the chance:
    DG Hudson - 21st Century Women

  16. Fantastic, new blogs to follow! Thanks for the links!

  17. Hi there!
    Thanks for sharing your comment on my recent post. I wanted to send you an email but didn't see a link or address :(
    Have a nice weekend!

  18. @Amie - I agree - new blogs are fun to discover. Hope you find at least one you like from my list! (they're very different).

    Thanks for dropping by. Come again soon, I'll have a post on the writing conference I attended.

  19. @ Claudia - I've emailed you separately with a little explanation and a question for you.

    Thanks for the extra effort.

  20. @Free Book Reviews - hello and welcome to my blog.

    I'll be posting about my experience at a writing conference soon, hope you'll come back to check it out.

    I'll be visiting your blog as well.


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