I’m not even in my writing. I don’t always wait until my work is the way I like it before pressing the publish button. So I tend to admire those who aren’t like me rather than those who are like me.
It’s hard to choose just three blogs that I visit because there are different things that I admire about different blogs.
There are those that are consistently good like Sandra Gay’s Please Pass the recipe http://mumandleahcook.wordpress.com/ I think it’s important to find and read blogs that don’t necessarily relate to yours. Sandra’s blog is a semi-biographical recipe blog filled with delicious recipes that are set up in such a way that any old beginner can feel confident doing them.
There’s Bruce’s blog http://bonzablogger.wordpress.com/ even though he doesn’t post often, I mostly relate to what this fellow Aussie has to say.
I like consistently pretty blogs because I can’t do it myself or interesting and pretty, like Rawr’s abode: http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/ .Rawr never rests on her laurels but constantly involves herself in anything that has to do with writing.
There are those that are consistently witty and polished like Charles Gullotta’s Mostly Bright Ideas http://mostlybrightideas.wordpress.com/.
And there are those that make me smile the moment that I land on their blog like Maddie Cochere’s Breezy Books http://breezybooksblog.wordpress.com/ I’m waiting to hear that some top notch agent has read her novels and offered to promote them.
Grandmalin http://grandmalin.wordpress.com/ writes on issues that interest me and has opinions on them that I can’t help agreeing with. Gran has a character living on her blog called Jazzy. I haven’t seen Jazzy in a little bit. I hope that she’s gone on holidays and will be back soon.
I have a favourites section and there are dozens of bloggers saved there. I prefer this system to a blogroll. This way I can visit whenever I want without feeling obliged to do it. The above are just some of the blogs I visit. As I said, I try to favourite those that I like for themselves rather than those that are just like me. It’s a great way to learn. That’s how I approach hard copy books. They needn’t only be great literature or books about writing. If they interest me I will read and get something out of them all.