My dear friend Elizabeth has awarded me the Blog with Substance Award on the basis that she thinks my blog has substance. In order to accept it I must share five words that sum up my blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience. Though I may not always provide posts that live up to my ideals, here are 5 words that describe my intentions for this blog:
1. Informative: I try to provide information that I think is helpful for anyone interested in improving their writing or in learning about the writing craft.
2. Concise: I try not to be too wordy.
3. Relevant: I try not to get too far off track from my goal of keeping my topics related to writing.
4. Encouraging: I try to respond to comments in a positive way, and to be supportive of the people who read my blog.
5. Responsive: I try to reply to all comments, and to provide posts that correspond to the search terms that appear most frequently in my blog statistics.
I’m also supposed to nominate blogs that I feel qualify as blogs with substance. This is hard as all the blogs listed on my Blogs I Like page qualify for the award on that basis. Instead, I’ve decided to list the blogs I check most often. (A few of my favorite bloggers post only once a week or less, so I’m not mentioning them here even though I check for new posts weekly. I’m also not nominating Elizabeth’s blog since she’s the one who gave me the award, and therefore automatically qualifies. 😉 )
In random order, I regularly read posts by the following bloggers:
Lua Fowles http://likeabowloforanges.wordpress.com/
Barbara Ann Wright http://barbaraannwright.wordpress.com/
Jon Strother http://jmstrother.com/MadUtopia/
Laura Best http://lauraabest.wordpress.com/
Carol Garvin http://careann.wordpress.com/
Carla Gade http://writingtodistraction.blogspot.com/
What are the blogs you read most often? With so many blogs out there, what makes you choose certain ones to read regularly? What causes you to skip a blog, or a blog post, when you are browsing blogs?