Friday, October 14, 2011

Paying it Forward!


Ever get on of those feelings like the internet is just out to get you? I've had no luck getting this stupid thing posted. Erased links, missing text. Stupid computer.

Anyway.

Matthew (and Alex) are sponsoring a blogfest. This one is pretty cool, I'm forced to admit, as it's called Pay It Forward, and it's around to give me an opportunity to spread the word about some bloggers that everyone might not already be aware of.  The great thing is that I can do it without having to hand out another one of those awards that so many people seem to only accept begrudgingly. Cool

Nancy – if you’ve not stopped by to visit her at Kicks in the Pants, well, all I can say is that you should. She is really open about some of the pain and loss she’s experienced in life and reading her blog can sometimes feel voyeuristic. I think I've gone so far as apologizing for commenting before, because I felt like I was writing in someone's diary. Of course, she laughs it off and waves her hand like I'm being silly. Then she'll turn around and make me laugh at some of the absurdity in life. She’s a promising writer and always reads my stuff, no matter how crappy, usually before I show anyone else. And she kindly makes recommendations about things I can do to make it suck just a little less, then doesn’t get the least bit offended when I want to argue about why my pages long description of a foot fungus can’t be cut from my manuscript because it’s so integral to the story. Her help is always greatly appreciated.  She is probably the most under the radar person I can think of out here, and deserves some recognition, and a larger readership.

Julie – Her Gypsy in My Soul blog is always a great read. She probably puts more research into her posts than anyone I can think of, and I for one, appreciate it. Whether she dives into the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, crop circles, or the wedding band, rest assured that it will be well documented. Plus, I don’t think I’ll ever forget the video she posted about the Leopard Slug ear penis that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that karma is real, and some evil soul is suffering from past sins by having an ear penis. The only other thing I can recall making a mark on me like that was that time I talked my sister into renting Faces of Death when I was a kid so I could watch it. I think that pretty much cured me from ever wanting to see people getting killed on film again.

Briane P – Thinking the Lions Look, I'll be honest. One in every four blogs on the internet are either his, or Rogue Mutt's. I picked this one more or less by throwing at dart at a list of his blogs (I totally should have printed that list out first), but he’s said some of the dammed funniest things I’ve read - usually when commenting of other people’s blogs, I don’t visit as often as I should – but if you don't like what you see after clicking on my link, then check out his profile and pick from one of his multitude of others. And he isn't shy about telling people to buy his books, which for some reason, when he does it, is funny instead of annoying. I really don't know how he does it.

So everyone, go check out these folks if you don’t already, I’m sure you’ll be pleased.

Oh yes, I'm not sure, but I think my novelette, A Dead God's Wrath, will be reviewed over at the Good Book Alert today. I'm not sure, as I haven't seen the review as of this writing. But please hop over there and check it out.

17 comments:

Laila Knight said...

Hey there Rusty! Thanks for the two blogs I wasn't following yet. Hope your review goes well. Have a great weekend! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Rusty! I've followed Julie for a while, but not the others. And I'll look for your review - that is awesome!

Rogue Mutt said...

Yeah, Thinking the Lions rules!!!

M.J. Fifield said...

I always feel like the internet is out to get me. Thank you for the blog recommendations and good luck with the review!

Nancy said...

Wow, Rusty, thanks for the comments about my blog and for recommending the others. Of course, now I feel like I need to go write something worthy of it so my mind is blank. As for your work, it is an honor and as long as no one is licking on the foot fungus, I'm good. Can't wait to read the review on your novelette.

Nancy said...

The review is up and it is not only accurate but great!Congrats.

Briane P said...

I feel like I must have come down with a terminal illness or something, so many people are saying such nice stuff about me. Looks like I can call off that fake-my-own-funeral stunt I was planning.

Thanks for the nice words. I'm just a guy, looking at a girl...oh, crap. I forgot that speech from that one Hugh Grant movie. You know, where he's the goofy guy who supports himself in an improbable way and dates hot women? That narrows it down, right?

(This comment is in no way indicative of how thrilling my book, 'Eclipse', available on Amazon is to read, since this comment has no murderous/crazy astronauts and 'Eclipse', by Briane Pagel, has potentially one murderous/crazy astronaut.)

Christine Rains said...

Awesome links! Thanks for sharing.

The Golden Eagle said...

I'll have to check out the two blogs I don't follow. :)

julie fedderson said...

That was so nice of you to include me in your trinity of blog love! I'm thrilled that the image of ear penises keeps you awake at night. Don't f**k with karma.

Matthew MacNish said...

Rusty. Dude. Thanks so much for taking part.

Looks like you've listed some great blogs here.

Lydia Kang said...

Thank you for putting Julie on your list! She rawks. Going to check out the other two now.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Good luck with your book review.

Thanx for stopping by via the Blogfest!

Munk said...

Thanks for the recommendations.

Sarah Pearson said...

Two of those were new to me, always good :-)

Rusty Webb said...

Hey, thank you everyone for coming by. I've tried to get around to visit as many blogs as I could this weekend but ran out of gas. You guys are the best.

Jeremy Bates said...

missed the pay it forward blog, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet you :)