Friday, November 16, 2012

Oh How I Miss You Blogfest!


It's here! The brainchild of Andrew Leon, like any blogfest, it's not going far without the power (and the linky list account) of Alex J. Cavanaugh, Ninja Captain of the good ship Blogosphere. The third co-host, Matthew MacNish, was brought in for his good looks and great taste. Wait. That sounded wrong.

Anyway ...

The bloggers we really miss…

and the ones we would really miss!

Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!


List one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs.


Our blogger friends are special – time to let them know! 


The bloggers I miss:

Candace Ganger, AKA Candyland Gang, AKA Bethany, AKA The Jaded Wonder. Candace is one of my dearest friends, which is awesome, considering we've never met. She does still blog occasionally, but when I first started out, she was blogging every day, and every single post was a gut-splitting wealth of inspiration, tears, laughter and awkward hugs. I miss your posts almost as much as I miss you, Beth.

Kaye Em Evans. I still keep up with Kaye on Facebook, so it's all good, but I do miss her blog posts. She was another of the first blogs I ever started reading, and her posts were always fun and insightful.

The World in Miniature. This one is kind of cheating, because Bryan actually still blogs, and his cartoons are hilarious, but I really miss the flash fiction feature he used to do, and while I know his career has taken off in the last couple years, and he probably has very little time for blogging, I would love to see more flash fiction on his blog again. I guess I better write some.

The bloggers I would miss:

Katie Mills AKA Creepy Query Girl. Katie is one of my favorite bloggers. I feel like we've been through the trenches together. We both started out around the same time, and became friends quickly, but then we've both been through our share of rejections. Katie is a fighter though, and a talented writer, so as long as she doesn't give up, I know I never will.

Adam Heine. Adam is the Mastermind of Nerd-dom. I know of no better chart-maker, and sometimes it seems like Adam and I may have been separated at birth. I mean how could someone I've never met, who lives on the opposite side of the world, love exactly all the same things I love, and with the same passion? It doesn't seem possible.

Susan Quinn. Susan is the smartest lady I know. Literally. She's a rocket scientist, and she's the most successful self-publishing entrepreneur I know. Her posts on publishing, and craft, are particularly well thought out, researched, and presented. I don't know what I'd do without Susan.

Don't forget to visit everyone involved:



63 comments:

Damyanti said...

I know Susan's blog, and I totally agree with you. Will go and check out the rest. Thanks for hosting!

Jessica Bell said...

Fab choices! :-) I totally knew Candace would be here!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Aw, thanks so much Matt! And great choices!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd miss Katie as well!

Candyland said...

This makes my whole week.
Timmy I heart you. It's time for that buffet. Also, last night I dreamed you did visit. You were dressed like a biker and danced A LOT to "Call Me Maybe." You also gave Erik a lot of hugs.

I think this is a sign.

Kristen Wixted said...

I love Adam's blog too, and Katie is so lovely.
This is a fun blog tour-what a great idea!

C.M.Brown said...

Thanks for hosting the blogfest! Great idea!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Aw, Matt, thank you for the sweet words! I heart you (and Adam too) and I'm glad you're both still hanging in the blogosphere, even if I don't get around to visit as much as I should.

Love this fest!!

Christine Rains said...

Wonderful miss yous. I'd miss so many people if they stopped blogging. We have a great writing community here. Thanks you for hosting this awesome blogfest!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I didn't know Candace's real name is Beth.

I knew there something I was supposed to post at the beginning of Cool Links Today. But I couldn't remember who I miss and there are soooo many blogs I would miss if they disappeared, it was impossible to name them all in one list. So I did a cop out post. lol

Rena said...

Yes, those are excellent choices. I would absolutely miss Adam's blog (I'd probably cry).

Ella said...

Thank you for hosting this blogfest!
Great idea and I love the blogs you shared!
Thank you Matt :D

SA Larsenッ said...

Candace and Kaye...yes! I couldn't agree with you more. I really miss C. We used to chat via email, too, and often. But life can pull us in different directions at times. It's great to know we're all still here, ready to be there for each other.

Isis Rushdan said...

Wonderful idea for a blogfest. Thanks for hosting. Susan and Katie are both great.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I don't know any of these! I'm shocked. But I'm about to change that! Morning, Matthew!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

There are some special people out there.

Tina said...

Thanks for hosting a great blogfest. It's nice when we can tell our friends how much we care about them.
Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Laura Eno said...

Thanks for hosting this blogfest! I'm learning so much about other bloggers from it. :)

farawayeyes said...

Great blogfest. I would miss you if you went away.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Matthew .. love the photo of you both - great pic ...

I don't know all your selected bloggers or the missing ones - great to find new cases for inspiration ..

Cheers Hilary

Angela Brown said...

The three you mentioned as "would miss"...yeah, totally agree.

Susan has been a phenom since stepping on the scene and shared awesomeness withe "Indie Publishing series"

Adam did "Animal" today. Need I say more?

Katie is a hoot and I love her thoughtful posts.

Tara Tyler said...

thanks so much for co hosting!
i'd miss creepy query girl too! need to check out the rest!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for hosting this! There are so many awesome bloggers I would miss them all . . .and I should have mentioned Susan - she's written so many posts that have been ultra helpful to me and my writing journey.

cleemckenzie said...

Great line up of bloggers missed and would be missed!

Arlee Bird said...

I'm amazed by all the blogs I'm seeing in lists so far that I don't recall having ever found.

Lee
A Faraway View

Ink in the Book said...

Thanks for hosting the fest! I've already enjoyed it, but still have lots to visit!

Nancy Thompson said...

I'd miss Katie's blog, too. Just too many to pick from. But I did include you.

The Golden Eagle said...

Susan Quinn posts great content. Her blog is very interesting to read.

Thanks for hosting the blogfest!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Thanks for hosting this fun blogfest! I'm glad I'll have the weekend to visit some of the amazing bloggers on everyone's lists! Julie

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

ZOMGAH no mention of Nathan Bransford! I thought for sure you'd put him on there. *hugs to my favorite query expert

Andrew Leon said...

It was definitely the good looks. I can say that because I still don't know what Alex looks like.
:P

David P. King said...

Thanks again for c-hosting this epic shindig. I should visit these blogger buds of yours. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thank you for co-hosting this great blogfest!

xoRobyn

Teresa Coltrin@Journaling Woman said...

Great idea for a blogfest.

And this is a great list.

T

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Matthew,

Some amazing choices. I bent the rules A LOT and mentioned many, but not nearly as many as I would've liked.

Thanks for hosting!

Sherry Ellis said...

Thanks for hosting this blog fest. It was a great idea!

Morgan said...

Thanks for such a fun fest, Matthew! I'm excited to follow your blog now. Not sure how I haven't known about you yet! You're apparently very popular/famous ;-)

Mina Burrows said...

Thanks for hosting, Matthew. I love reading people's posts and visiting those I haven't in some time.

I'm with you on the Katie Mills. Her posts and comments always make me smile. :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

Phew - I finally found the linky list!

Thank you for hosting - I've linked up.

thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

Carol Garvin said...

I'm new around here -- pushed to 'stardom' by Joylene's post today -- so I had to come and see what's been going on. I don't think I've met any of the three bloggers you've featured, which apparently means I don't get out-and-about nearly enough. Thanks for the introductions... I'm off to visit them. :)

Siv Ottem said...

Well I agree, you must be here for your good looks...LOL! Great blogs you picked and some new links for me to check out :)

Hildie McQueen said...

Good choices! Like your blog!

Carol Kilgore said...

This is a great blogfest. Thanks for helping put it together!

Elise Fallson said...

Thanks Matthew for hosting! It's been great discovering new bloggers through other people's lists. Hope the ones you mentioned will be able to get back to blogging again.

maine character said...

Look at all the traffic!

And of course I think the best of Bryan and Adam.

Rhonda said...

Working my way around the list in an unknown random order. Enjoyed your list. I am your newest follower.

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are excellent choices - agreed on all counts :)

Allison said...

I don't know any of the bloggers you mentioned but I'm going to check them out!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Natasha Hanova said...

Found the common denominator! Susan.

Great list of bloggers, Matthew. Thanks for hosting this blogfest. It's been a blast.

Cindy said...

I will have to check out some of these blogs. :)

Melissa Bradley said...

This was a wonderful idea! Thank you for doing this and bringing us all together. That's why you, Andrew and Alex would sorely be missed if you ever left us.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great idea and choices Matt. Sorry I didn't participate except to comment but I was out of town yesterday at my daughter's state swim meet.

Mark Koopmans said...

I'd miss that guy, A. Lex, and maybe you, too.

Ciara said...

What great picks. I've seen you mentioned on a few blogs. You would surely be missed!

Claire Hennessy said...

I like Susan's blog and Creepy Query Girl but will check out the others. Great blogfest, thanks :)

Rachele Alpine said...

I'm a fan of Creep Query Girl too...what a fun post! I am now off to search the others who were a part of the Blogfest!

Heather Murphy said...

Thanks so much for co-hosting this fest! I have been introduced to so many new blogs that it will take me a year to visit them all!

Dani said...

Thanks from me, too. And for visiting my blog!

Michael Pierce said...

This is a great tribute to your blogging friends. Thanks so much for co-hosting!

Trisha said...

You've mentioned some incredibly interesting-sounding people here - some I knew and some I didn't.

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey Matt!

I think we'll always feel a strong connection to those we start out blogging with. We really do learn together.

Thanks for the fun blogfest! :)

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Matthew
I don't know any of those choices. I guess I'd better go visit them.
Nancy

Shannon Lawrence said...

I know these blogs! Usually there are a few I don't know. All good ones!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse