Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Linky Love in this wonderful Community of Bloggers we are!

bffs are wunnerful - in blogland too!
Yes, folks - I am back to three days a week posting, after months  of wailing and gnashing my teeth over my deadline I thought I'd never make (of course I will and the final in the Graces Trilogy will be out in a few months!), and after my father's illness and passing - oh how wonderful you all are and were for supporting me, and for your understanding I am appreciative.

Which takes me to how much of a community Blogger Land is, and why I have missed my thrice-weekly posting, and my visiting your  blogs. What a wonderful community of people there are out there in Blogger Land!

Friday is Linky Love day, so here are a few offerings. As always, I invite you to tell me about any gooey noughty goodness you find out there so I can share it - yes, even if it is your own site.

What brought me back to excitement over my blog? Why Kristen Lamb's blog and her book "Are you there blog, it's me, Writer." I've mentioned Kristen before, but she bears mentioning again if this whole Social Networking thang has you beating your head against the wall (as the bruises on said pea-head of mine will attest).

I was curious what would happen if I clicked on "Next Blog" - something I never think to do, and it brought me to The Simple Woman's Day Book blog - where "thoughts of those who are focusing on of the everyday moments." Looks interesting, so I think I'll check it out further.

Jan O'Hara is one of the blogs I miss visiting regularly - she makes me laugh and think and giggle and go "hmmmmm." Miz Tart at Tartitude is wunnerful.

I have also missed the Amazing Voyages of the Turtle, Sandra Leigh's blog about her travels here there and yonder. She is amazing.

Author Jody Hedlund always has interesting and informative posts for writers. I learn a lot about myself as it pertains to my writing life from these posts and sometimes find I am writing much too long comments! lawd!

Hungry? Like to "pass a good time" with music and food and a really nice person down in the Louisiana Swampland? Then visit Marguerite at Cajun Delights. I lived in South Louisiana many years and her blog reminds me of the food and fun and people there.

Deb Shucka's blog "Catbird Scout" is another for whom I have missed reading regularly - her intimate, poignant, and beatifully-written blog never ceases to amaze me with just how lovely a person, and a writer, Deb is. She's also an editor at our Rose & Thorn journal.

Anita from Life with a Cherry on Top is one of those quiet blogs that doesn't announce itself and make a lot of noise, just as Anita herself is! But I adore Anita and her blog. Visiting her makes me feel calmed and warm and toasty.

Another of our Rose & Thorn editors is Janna Qualman over at Something She Wrote. We both stumbled upon Rod McKeun's poetry books and that makes me smile. She is also one of those quiet writers who doesn't shout out, but she should!

Terri Tiffani's blog is titled "Inspirational Writer" and that is just what she is, which is why she has such a loyal following, and I've missed reading her blog.

And there are many more - and I will be linking to those in the coming Fridays.

Ah, feels good to be back, y'all!

You all have a wonderful weekend!


Terri Tiffany said...

You have been through alot these past weeks and it is good to see you again:)) I read many of the blogs you mentioned and they are awesome!! Love that we are blogger friends!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Kat .. delighted you feel able to return .. mind you bloggers are so difficult to do without .. it's that amazing support as we toddle through life with our ups and downs.

Great photo .. congratulations too on putting the finishing touches to the Graces Trilogy .. your Dad will be proud of you ..

Cheers and to all your links - Hilary

Carolyn V said...

Aw! I love this post Kat. What wonderful bloggers you've posted. I really love this writing community. Everyone is so amazing. <3

Jan O'Hara (Tartitude) said...

Ooh, I love the background image, Kat. Is that new?

Hugs and thanks for the shout-out. The feelings are reciprocated, lady. I've missed you a great deal.

Eryl said...

Back to three times a week, yippee.

Jessica Nelson said...

I'm familiar with some of those blogs and they are wonderful, just like their owners. :-)
Glad to see you back, Kathryn. And looking forward to the third installment of Graces! Hope it has a happy ending??? *hint, hint*

Stacy S. Jensen said...

Good point about clicking "next blog." I click through in so many different ways like comments on blogs, etc. that I think I need to stay away from the "next blog" button for now. Or, set a timer.

Marguerite said...

Great pic of you and the "Red Stick" twins! :) So glad that you're posting again and thanks a bunch for the nice mention, cher! Cheers!