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Alexa @ Summer Snowflakes tagged me for some things.
I am now going to do the things.
1. Share the picture above in your post and link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Share at least one blog you've recently discovered. (Try to say something about each blog)
3. Share at least one blog you'd describe as a new favorite.
4. Share at least one blog you'd describe as an old favorite.
5. Tag however many people you like.
The Power: Sarah's new blog is awesome. It's not the kind of blog I usually read but she's such a deep, thoughtful person, her writing is beautiful, and I've been incredibly inspired by her faith and some of the decisions she's made in God lately, so I'm going to promote this as much as I can. It's funny sometimes. It's clever. It makes you think. I love it already.
Books, Bubbles, & Arohanui: Okay, technically I've been following this blog for a while, but it just got a new makeover and a new focus and I'm really loving it. Tessa (pen name, but whatever) is kind of hilarious and quirky and generally awesome so you people should go follow her right now.
Camo & Pearls: I just found this blog the other day (well, became brave enough to comment) and I love it already. The writing is beautiful, the blog design is beautiful, and well...it's just a beautiful blog in general.
|This is my relationship with these blogs.|
Sometimes I'm A Story: If you're not following this blog, I'm not sure what's wrong with you. Heather has it all: sarcasm, sass, intelligence, thoughtful posts, everything. Her posts pretty much always make me laugh, so there's something. I've always appreciated her ability to analyze things, because I cannot do that to save my life. (Also, she's guest-posted here before. Check that out too.)
A Writer's Faith: Katie has been a huge inspiration and encouragement to me lately in the midst of all my Pariah woes, which I should really thank her more for. Not to mention, she's pretty dang awesome herself. Her blog is also awesome. Obviously. She's smart, funny, and overwhelmingly positive.
Curious Ramblings: Speaking of hilarious bloggers...Chloe really takes the cake on this one. Besides being encouraging herself, she has a sense of humor I can really appreciate, good taste in gifs, and I love her blog design! So, basically, it's a win. I've loved all of her posts, from the thoughtful to the just-plain-funny.
Moving on to the next tag...
Answer the seven questions.
Tag some bloggers (no particular number required).
Link back to Jo, the creator of the tag
Include the above picture.
Bloggers Who Are Incredibly Dedicated
Cait: This is a textbook answer but really, guys, Cait's blog (Paper Fury) is a bit of a wonder to me. And she blogs so. often., as well as answering all the comments, commenting on the blogs that go with those comments, and reading as much as she does.
Someone has too much time on her hands, yeah?
Emily: Her blog (This Incandescent Life) is really professionally run, which impresses me. She has some seriously thoughtful things to say, while I don't always agree with her, and she does such a wonderful job at sticking to schedule and running her blog.
Bloggers With Beautiful Blog Designs
Opal: Her blog (Opal Swirls) is gorgeous. It's simple, clean, easily accessible, and I could pretty much stare creepily at it forever, so she wins points for that. (Also, her writing rocks.)
Beth: Her blog is The Quiet People, and it's incredibly pretty to look at. While I am not a quiet person in any way, I do make an effort when I sneak onto her blog (read: stalk, because sometimes I get shy about commenting places), and I've always appreciated the simplicity of her blog design. It fits the theme of the blog and I'm in love with that color scheme.
Bloggers With Brilliant Reviews
Ana: I've always appreciated her reviews. She has a unique look on things, and while I sometimes don't agree with that look, I can 100% respect it. She thinks everything through and it really shows. (She also started the fascinating discussion about whether or not we should put content labels on books, which I contributed too, and I very much appreciate her post about it.)
Schuyler: My Lady Bibliophile is such a fun blog to read! She puts so much heart into her reviews and I respect that a lot. (Also, she's awesome on Twitter. Just saying.)
Bloggers Who Are Deep and Thoughtful
Sarah: I already mentioned Sarah in this post, but whatever. Already The Power is such an incredibly thought-provoking blog that I really can't get enough of it. She has a brilliant mind, I think, and you should all check her out and appreciate that.
Annika: I love Annika's blog for many reasons, and one of them is that I always enjoy the thought that goes into her posts. She's a really smart, funny, epic person, and her blog posts are equally so. So there. What other reasons do you need?
Bloggers Who Are Just Plain Enjoyable to Read
Gemma: First of all, she's such a sweet person and all-around good human being, which is a thousand more points in my book. Second of all, I adore her blog. She has some great discussions on there and it's the best.
Katie: Spiral-Bound is an awesome blog. That's it. But really, Katie is such a fun person to interact with, her sense of humor is spot-on, and I've enjoyed reading about her editing successes and struggles (and relating too much, sigh).
Bloggers With A Great Sense of Humor
Heather: Sometimes I'm A Story is one of my favorite blogs for a reason, kids. Heather has this dry sense of humor that I can't replicate and love to read. And you should go check her out. Now. I've laughed over almost every single one of her posts at some point.
Alyssa: The Devil Orders Takeout is the name of this blog and if that doesn't set you up for the type of humor Alyssa has I don't know what else will. She writes some pretty weird posts, admittedly, and I love them all. (Like the one where she replaced book characters with shovels and the results were oddly hilarious.)
Bloggers Who Inspire Me
Chloe: Because this girl is awesomely encouraging and I've come away from her blog smiling so many times. She always has something uplifting to say, which is super important, and I enjoy talking to her!
Go Teen Writers: This is a group/community that has meant a ton to me this year in lots of ways, so it wouldn't be right to exclude it! Jill, Stephanie, and Shannon are all hugely inspirational, kind people, and I've really appreciated the tips and quotes and bits of wisdom they've shared on this blog.
Basically, I love you all and I can't say it enough.
Alexa tagged me for the Unpopular Book Opinions tag, too, but that's coming tomorrow because tomorrow is a book day. For now...give me some shout-outs! Who are some awesome bloggers that deserve more love? Who are some bloggers I need to check out/follow immediately? Comment away.