Today is the second annual Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, Andrew Leon and Matthew MacNish. Last year my 2012 post had me writing about one blogger I missed and would miss. This year I'll be upping my number a bit. Bloggers can get real close to one another and when one disappears or just becomes a blip on the radar, it can be very hard. Also we sometimes worry about other bloggers we love just disappearing one day. No new blog posts, just an old blog filled with past posts and memories. Today we share those bloggers with our readers during this blogfest.
Erin Shakespeare was a burst of sunshine in 2013 when I discovered her blog and have to say she's one of the funniest bloggers since Cassie Mae. For 2013 A-Z Blogging Challenge, where we got to know each other best, she theme of writing humor and gave fun laughable tips to make our posts and even fiction funny if not funnier. I enjoyed her blog so much and couldn't wait to see what May would bring. Then after a few posts she was just gone. I couldn't believe it, I got close to a fun cool blogger and she just...vanished. Then she made a post in august and I found out the culprit. Needless to say, I'm full of forgiveness.
Rory Shakespeare is the latest child to enter Erin's world and while she hasn't posted on her blog since I actually decided to try and contact her this morning after 12:00 a.m. through Facebook. Surprise she immediately accepted my friend request and gushed on how happy she was that I found her. We chatted a bit and then she said sometime about lack of sleep (she has six kids, yikes...I mean yay) and a pillow and I knew it was time to say goodbye. However we will definitely chat again and in those few minutes she even asked how my writing was going. That's how you know a true writer, no matter how short a time you chat, you need to check up on your friend's writing status. So Erin I do miss you but I'm glad as of this morning I can miss you just a bit less.
I bet everyone is like...wait that's you. Yes that's me. When I started this blog it was my latest attempt at getting into the writing community and maintaining a blog. Happily I ended up being successful at both. But sadly this year I've been under the weather and not only did I have to delay releasing my first book until next year but I have had to cut down on my blogging time. Going from five to six days a week to as little as twice sometimes makes me want to tear my hair out. I worry about my readers, feel bad about not commenting on blogs even on days I didn't blog like I used to. But things are different, I have to work on a different spectrum thanks to ongoing fatigue and hopefully when the source is diagnosed and I can start proper treatment, things will improve. I love this photo of me with my kindle. I was so excited when I got it last year. So yeah I put myself in the 'I Miss...' column because I miss how I used to blog. But I know I have your support and as I work my way back I just want to say thank you.
More like missing. Has anyone seen her? Seriously? Online or Off.
I Would Miss....
Liz if you stop blogging I'm finding my way to your house. Yes I know I don't have a passport. I just don't care. I am personally saying you're not allowed to stop blogging. Our perfect blogging and writing buddies friendship started in 2012 and the fire is still burning bright. She has written and published romance novels and is a wonderful mother and wife. Love you!
Yes she was my pick last year. No I don't give a damn. She rocks, 2013 has been a great year for her and even after having a baby just months ago she is still blogging and hilarious as ever.
Express Yourself Meme
My favourite subjects in High School were English Language and English Literature. Getting to write short stories, read and express my thoughts on books was amazing. I actually miss it.
Celebrate the small things
2. Yesterday I got a new paperback in the mail. Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton. Thank you giveaways.
3. Allegiant should be coming to local bookstores this month. If I weren't using my paypal cash to save for a computer I'd buy it from abroad already but priorities.
4. I finally found a proper legitimate local store that will accept paypal cash for a computer. No credit card or cash in hand needed. Yes! Now I just have to save enough. Time to dig deep, work hard and pray.
5. Another week of blogging. Even though I only blogged twice this week I'm glad I was still able to check out a few bloggers even on the days I didn't blog.
Enjoy your weekend everyone and God bless.