Follow the Leader, Finding New Blogs to Follow

 

Today is day five of the Fall Cozy Challenge and the prompt is “Favorite Follow.” So why not play Follow the Leader? I’ll start and share some of the bloggers and Facebook people I enjoy following. You can share some of your favorites in the comments. Maybe we’ll all “meet” someone new.  Since my interests are varied, so is my list.

 

 

WRITERS

Since I belong to three writing groups I know plenty of writers, and sometimes I follow their blogs. However, it’s easier to post to a couple of writing groups. The Prosateurs Writers, a group of writers who meet monthly in person, and online to prompt and encourage each other. Each writer’s blog is listed on the blog. Their tagline is; Writers Write. We  write. We are writers.

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I also belong to Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. (OWFI). This is a multi-state writers organization made up of individual authors, and writing groups. The have a newsletter and an annual conference.

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Their website says, “. . . Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI) is a non‑profit federation of writers’ groups dedicated to promoting higher standards for the written word. We believe that the literary profession has come of age and merits a fair share of the critical acclaim so generously lavished on other worthwhile arts. OWFI shall seek to coordinate and encourage professional writing within and without its organization and promote the recognition of outstanding contributions to the written language.”

McAlester McSherry Writers doesn’t have a blog, but do have a Facebook page. They are a critique writing group and meet the first and third Saturday of the month.

SEWING/QUILTING

I follow sewists and quilters sporadically. A couple of my favorite are: Becky at Patchwork Posse. She has an online store, as well as a brick and mortar store here in Oklahoma. She offers tutorials, tips, patterns and encouragement.

Also, Prairie Notions, run by a mother/daughter duo, Pam Price and Paula Nelson. I call it “my” store since it is only fifteen miles from my house. They have a Facebook page, and a brick and mortar store. They sponsor our monthly quilt group meeting, and often include a technique for us.

There are several others , but that’s a good start. Next up, cooking and food. I don’t especially enjoy cooking but I’m working on it. In the meantime, these bloggers are fun to read.

COOKING/FOOD

The Blond Cook, she has these scrumptious looking apple pie bites (this is a picture from her blog.) I’m going to have to try them at the next gathering.

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The names of the other food bloggers I follow are evading me at the moment. Not to mention, many times I just click on a link on Facebook, Pinterest, or someone else’s blog and presto, interesting food blog.

MARKETING/BUSINESS

As an Indie author, and beginning coach marketing is an important aspect.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

Joan Stewart also known as the Publicity Hound. Joans tag line is, “Tips, Tools, and Tricks for Free Publicity.”  helps writers find their readers with her marketing ideas and plans. Even before indie publishing (authors publishing their own work) writers had to find ways to promote themselves and their books. Joan has been around and helping writers find their readers. Her newsletters have great information and ideas and always a cute something about a dog.

Publicity Hound

Marisa Murgatroyd (yes, that’s her real name) of Live Your Message 

is small but mighty. She helps others find and use their entrepreneurial super power. She also has a Facebook page.

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That’s a smattering of some of the bloggers I follow sporadically. Hope you found someone new in the bunch.

FITNESS

Almost forgot. I’m not big on exercise, this is my feeling on exercise:

EXERCISE MEME

While I love this definition of exercise,  it is not original with me. I don’t know who came up with it. Still, it defines the word perfectly. I have found an exercise that is doable, inexpensive, and I almost enjoy it, Walking. Most of the time I walk on the road in front of my house, a walking track in town, or the pasture. However there are days when walking outside isn’t on my radar. That’s when I turn to Leslie Sansone on YouTube.

 

Who is your favorite blogger to follow?

Have you been following any one person for more than a year?

Who is the newest blogger you’ve found?

 

About Nita

Quilter, writer, speaker, mom and grandmom. I enjoy making quilts for my grandkids, and other children. I especially love hearing and sharing quilt stories with others, that's how the book came about and this blog will continue to share quilt stories and how God works with quilts to comfort and teach us.
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