Rommel got me started on featuring blogs after my posts. Have you ever just loved a blog, and they are in an AWARD FREE ZONE? I have, and I wanted to tell the world why I liked them without them having to stop what they were doing so well to fit their thinking around the rules for the award. This isn’t an award or a contest. Featured Bloggers don’t have to do anything as a result of being featured.
I don’t have a hard and fast rules about the criteria. Some important blog characteristics to me are:
- Appealing content – either in the body of the post or in the comments. (funny, informative, beautiful pictures or art, unusual)
- Attractive and easy to navigate
- Giving nature of the blog – not self-absorbed as a diary
- Up to date with regular entries
When I started blogging, I had no idea how it would take over my life. I talk about it all day long. I have spoken about it at Kiwanis, written articles about it, and retired so I could spend more time at it. The people I have met have influenced me greatly individually, and as a community. One reason I started featuring blogs has been to give back to the blogging community.
After I had blogged about six months I realized that I had started visiting the same blogs, and by the time I wrote my blog, my day was gone. Sometimes I lost touch with those who had written back and forth a month or two before. That motivated me to go back through blogs I follow and spend some time thumbing through posts and pages of blogs I hadn’t seen in a while, or take a look at the new blogs to spend a little time get to know them.
I hate for you to think of me as selfish, but this activity has done way more for me than for the wonderful bloggers I have honored. I will use this page as a resource as to a brief description of who is who, and on which of my posts I can find the synopsis of their blog.
I hope this page will be helpful to others as well.
If your blog is not listed here, and you’d like to be featured, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll be glad to review your blog, and make some comments. Blogging is personal, just like art. If I like something it doesn’t mean that you will, but I’ll share a bit about why I like a blog.
What do you think of my choices?
If you would like to start featuring blogs on your own posts, then write a brief description of the blog you want to feature on one of your posts, and ping your post back to me, so I can include it on the list. If you have many posts, I’ll just start a new page just for your Featured Blogs.
Do you like the Featured Blog image?