Monday, August 22, 2016

Blogging Community Tag (Again)

I’m bringing sexy back.

Also, I am bringing back a tag created by Jo at The Bearable Blog: the Blogging Community Tag. Hey, wait. Didn’t you do that last year? Yes, yes I did. And I’ve decided to do it again! As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, the blogging community is what makes this experience so great, and I wanted to recognize a few amazing bloggers for that reason.


Let us return to the rules:
  • answer the seven eight questions [topic added in the spirit of more love and even numbers]
  • tag some folks (no particular number required)
  • link back to Jo, because even though she said it was optional that is just good manners
  • include the globe picture
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In which I acknowledge DEDICATED BLOGGERS

ENGIE at MUSINGS FROM NEVILLE’S NAVEL—she maintains this blog while still in college; also, she posted, like, every day during Pride Month

JAMESON at LOVELY WHATSOEVERS—Jameson is very good about updating us with her writing and snippets, especially considering she blogs elsewhere, too

IMOGEN at GOSSIPING WITH DRAGONS—she offers helpful writing advice while working on her own novels, and also makes videos sometimes

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In which I acknowledge COMMITTED COMMUNITY MEMBERS

ALEXA at SUMMER SNOWFLAKES—this girl makes time to post about her passions AND shares her favorite posts in the community every week, without fail (to which I say, “wow”)

GRACE at SOMEWHAT RESERVED—I admire how she’s jumped into the blogging community wholeheartedly and shares her thoughts (ironically) without reserve

LENE at NEVER GONNA MAKE YOU CRY—a new find of mine, but still, she is both enchanting and touching with her willingness to reach out to other bloggers of all backgrounds

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In which I acknowledge BEAUTIFUL BLOG DESIGNS

ALYSSA at THE DEVIL ORDERS TAKEOUT—though Alyssa operates mostly through her emails now, I still love this design

AMY at LITTLE MOON ELEPHANT—there are leetle elephants and they are so cute and on top of that Amy shares her adventures traveling on a budget and it is great

RM at THE BOOK HOUND—for a blog about adventure, she achieves the Indiana-Jones-esque look and it works for her

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In which I acknowledge GREAT REVIEWERS AND BOOK BLOGGERS

SHAR and SHANTI at VIRTUALLY READ—these two are always a delight to read, and provide both great recommendations and excellent talking points when it comes to themes in books

CAIT at PAPER FURY—aside from dazzling us all with radiant reviews and book discussions, she also has dragons, and possibly an army

EMILY at LOONY LITERATE—Emily comes up with great book-related discussions, my personal favorite being YA books if they changed genres (parts one and two)

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In which I acknowledge DEEP AND THOUGHTFUL BLOGGERS

LIZ at OUT OF COFFEE, OUT OF MIND—man, Liz has been through some shit (really, there is no other word) and she converts it into perceptive reflections and meaningful book talks

ASHANA LIAN at ASHANA LIAN’S FANTASY LAB—Ashana has had some difficult times which she’s written frankly about, but now that she’s returning I look forward to seeing what she shares

OPAL at OPAL SWIRLS—getting through school and navigating friendships leads to profound reflections, and Opal makes her message stick

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In which I acknowledge BLOGS THAT ARE JUST DARN ENJOYABLE

LUCY at LUCY’S COLOURED PENCILS—she shares fanart for some of my favorite books, including H.I.V.E. and Percy Jackson, and I’m always delighted by the scenes she brings to life

ALEX at THIRD STAR TO THE RIGHT—on her blog she’s honest about being a writer, which includes the part where she’s gotten a few short stories published (and they are great!)

SUNNY at A SPLASH OF INK—you may know her as an intelligent purveyor of books, but she also shares her photography at A Splash of Photography, which is also cool

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In which I acknowledge BLOGGERS WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR

VICTORIA at THE ENDLESS OCEANS OF MY MIND—she often shares stories of her misadventures that are smile-worthy, but she also sneaks jokes into her more serious discussions, too

AIMEE at TO THE BARRICADE—Aimee remains the unchallenged master of gifs and also has a cutting wit that presents itself on her blog and on Twitter

SUNSET at THE SUNSET SKY—Sunset combines the sincere with the snarky, and makes writing fun while remembering it’s also miserable

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In which I acknowledge INSPIRATIONAL BLOGS

EMILY at EMILY RACHELLE WRITES—over the last few months Emily provided a space for LGBTQ+ Christians to share their stories, and it was so important

TOPAZ at SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS—Topaz has been brutally honest and transparent about her mental health but still exists as a conduit for beautiful and silken things

STEPHANIE at FIREFLIES IN A JAR—though I still find all her words hard to swallow, they are often beautiful and make me grateful and curious and good


BOOM. Do I not have an excellent community? I do, I do. And, for that reason, I’m tagging everyone on this list to highlight the best bloggers in their neighborhoods. (Please, do not feel obligated to come up with 24 bloggers. One must be prolific when one is getting the word out.)

Anyway, YOU ARE ALL AWESOME. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

What is one of your favorite blogs? Link me up so I can visit!

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  1. So many of my favourite blogs are on this list! What a great link up. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I've always thought this was a great tag. :) Thanks for visiting, Susanna!

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  2. Ooh, I'm following a lot more bloggers now thanks to you! :) I'm going to have to mention Lara at "Another Teen Reader" (http://anotherteenreader.blogspot.com/) for being a generally awesome human being and book blogger, Carly at "Books and Etc." (http://carlybooksandetc.blogspot.com/) for being a beautiful fangirl, and Rain at "Ivyclad Ideas" (http://ivycladideas.blogspot.com/) for blogging about super cool topics in a creative format.

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    1. I hope you love all the people you find! :D I actually haven't heard of any of your three nominees, so I'll have to go and check them out and see what their story is. Thanks for sharing them with me!

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  3. OH MY GOOD GRIEF I'M GOING TO SCREAM!!!!!

    Well, I actually can't because I'm in public right now. But thank you SO much! It really means a lot to me that you've included little old me in your list of awesomeness. I love every single blog on the list and on the blogosphere in general, and AH THANK YOU!!!

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    1. XDDD

      You're welcome! We do have a great community, don't we? Definitely be proud of your place in our little mix. :)

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  4. THANK YOU. I've been out of the blogging loop lately, thanks to starting college, but your post just made my day! I haven't visited all of the blogs you mention, but I should because they all sound great.
    A cool blog that I just started following is The Wallflower (http://www.raeoestreich.com/blog/). She writes about all kinds of good stuff, but my favorites are probably her "Misadventures of an M.F.A." posts.

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    1. Oh, I hope college is going well for you so far! I give my seal of approval to the above blogs, so I definitely hope you enjoy them, too. :)

      I've seen Rae's blog before! I think she has a lot of very intelligent things to say, and I always remember that she had a very nice blog design. :D Thanks for visiting, Alex!

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  5. Thank you so much!! I have hardly had the time to blog in the last few months which makes me sad, and I feel like I'm missing out on all these great posts/blogs. There's so many blogs I need to check out!

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    1. It is very sad that we don't get to read your beautiful voice as much, but I think that makes me treasure the times you do get to posting something. I hope that life treats you well this next while. :)

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  6. Thank you so much for mentioning me, Heather. It is so very kind of you, and it means the world to me. <3

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    1. Well thank you for being you. It is nice to have you in my bloggy neighborhood. :)

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  7. Whoa, this list is HUUUGE.

    I can't believe you mentioned me as well. Like, whaaat? Me? And when you said that I shared my thoughts (ironically) without reserve I had to laugh. That part was actually so funny.

    And I cannot believe you just RICK ROLLED ME! WHAT THE FREAKING HECK-

    I accept your chall- tag.

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    1. I knowww it took me like forever to link everybody but I got it done. In the words of London Tipton, yay me!

      Yes, of course you! XD I really do notice you because you seem to have a very particular way of presenting yourself through your language and I thought I'd recognize that. :)

      I cannot believe you're the only one who has complained. XD

      Enjoy!

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  8. *flails* I'M HONOURED TO BE ON YOUR LIST, HEATHER! Except, um, what do you mean about "possibly has an army". Typo. I think you mean definitely has an army. *nods*
    And also I love so so many of these bloggers! Shanti & Shar, and Liz, and Emily and Ashana!! YAY for such a beautiful and intelligent and epic community of bloggers out there. :D

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    1. Oh right, definitely. Definitely has an army. *hangs head in shame* I need to get my head in the game.

      They are great people! I love getting to listen to those beautiful and intelligent and epic thoughts that come out of their heads!

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  9. Aw, thank you so much Heather! You're so sweet ❤ Also, do you just know everyone on the internet?? Gosh but do you get around. Kudos to you and your prolific blog-reading skills!

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    1. You're very welcome! Although I should clarify that I do not know everybody on the Internet, I just spend way too much time on it so it just SEEMS like I know everyone on the Internet. ;)

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  10. Thanks so much for featuring me! This is a great list to dive into:) What a great idea for a refresh! You're awesome; your blog is awesome.

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    1. Absolutely! I thought it was a good way to recognize all the chill people around here. And thank you! :) I appreciate that.

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  11. Thank you for the feature! I'll definitely be checking some more blogs out! :) Indiana Jones-esque is most definitely a word.

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    1. Of course! I hope you enjoy what you find. (And you bet it is. I am amazing at words.)

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  12. Awww! *blushes* Thank you for including me! I'm really honored. :) Also, I love so many of these blogs you listed, and I will have to check out the others as time permits. :D I did a little blogger appreciation thingy on my blogversary post (and I included you :D), but I will definitely have to do this tag in a few months time. *nods*

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    1. Of course, Liz. :) You belong there. And ooh, happy blogoversary! I am being slow to communicate as school is starting back up but I will be sure to visit and wish you well there as well. :)

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  13. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I love being a part of this community, and even though I do miss weeks from time to time, I'm happy to wow you, lol


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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    1. You're very welcome. :) And it is okay to miss a week here and there—I know you're busy!

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  14. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I SO appreciate you mentioning me. (Although it's hilarious that you find me funny because I'm not really funny at all in real life, so that's a bit weird. But anyways.) And I'll have to check these all out!

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    1. Absolutely! (And don't discredit yourself, I bet you are very funny. It would make sense.) Enjoy what you find!

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  15. You brought sexy back! :') Just kidding, my tag's a good idea but not that GREAT.

    Thanks for keeping it alive (meanwhile, remnants of me are rotting over on my blog...).

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    1. *flips hair* Well you know, somebody had to do it.

      That's okay. Stay strong!

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