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Monday, August 16, 2010

What I Learned Today from Blogging

I've been away from the internet quite a bit lately and today couldn't wait to scroll down my dashboard and visit my friends on their blogs. Here's a few things I learned today from blogging:

* That Theresa Milstein's  husband is as funny and clever as she is. And we're all cheering for her to get that dream job and publishing contract!

* That simply looking at a photo of fish and chips is enough to make me salivate, and seeing 3 or 4 at once on Fran's blog is almost too much to resist.

* And I'm not the only one who thinks Oprah has too dang much power and besides, her book recommendations are pretty weak. Read Kathy's (The Literary Amnesiac) take on The Hype Machine.

* That Amy Sonnrichsen is having a girl who is waving at everyone from the womb. You must see this! Congratulations Amy!

* Kristin Miller explains what makes a successful writer by comparing Angelina Jolie and Katherine Heigl-- her post is must-read brilliant.

* That book reviews make a huge difference. After reading Amparo Artiz's review of Paranormalcy by Kiersten White, I'm sold. Otherwise, I wouldn't have bothered, because YA paranormal is NOT my preferred genre.

* Call her Marsha or Talli, she's fab by any name. Go here to learn her secrets for having a successful blog.

These are just a few of the things I learned from blogging today. Thanks, everyone, for sharing bits of your day with me. I enjoyed stopping by!

25 comments:

  1. Cant wait to check out the blogs. Thank you.

    CD

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  2. I love new links and blogs. Thanks.

    CD

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  3. Thanks, Karen! I'll check out the other links.

    Oprah's power over books is a bit unsettling. My husband won't buy books with her endorsement unless he can remove the sticker.

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  4. thanks for the links, I'll check them out.

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  5. Thanks for the links. I learn so much from blogs. Great!

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  6. Thanks for the shout-out, Karen - and the lovely comment on Nicola's blog. :)

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  7. Ah, so many great blogs to read! Talli's is a great interview isn't it?

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  8. Yay!! Great bloggie people!! Thanks for the fab links - I'm off to salivate at the fish n chips pics! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  9. Yay! Thanks for the great links...off to check them out now. :)

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  10. I love when people share great links to places unknown to me. Off to check these out :)

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  11. Thanks for the link to my blog, Karen!

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  12. Ooh, great. Now I'm off to explore all these blogs.

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  13. Thanks for the shout and for the blog links. I loved the waving baby!!

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  14. I've found some excellent blogs by clicking down your blogroll! And cheers for the links. :-)

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  15. I really liked that link to the difference between Angelina Jolie and Heigl. Got me thinking. Thanks for sharing it!

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  16. There are more flavors of awesome than I can keep track of in the blogosphere. :)

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  17. tee hee...it's like a road map of all the blogs I haven't made it to yet! A blog trailer of the great things to come as I continue to surf through my blog roll...

    Have a great one!

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  18. Awesome. Thanks!! I'll make my way around the one's I've missed today. :D

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  19. Nice round up! It was like reading around everywhere without, actually, reading around anywhere but here :)

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  20. OMGoodness, Amy's having a girl! I've got to go check out her post! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing the links to some new blogs for me to look up. I love Talli's blog (and yours *smile*).

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  22. Thank you, Karen! :) I wasn't sure if putting my ultrasound on my blog was too cheesy, but oh well. I'm glad you enjoyed the wave.

    Now I just have to come up with a name. And people think book titles are hard. Try naming a 4th girl! :)

    Amy

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