This month marks the second year of my blog. I’d like to thank my many readers (and there are well over a dozen!) The second anniversary is traditionally cotton. To celebrate, I just went out and bought myself a box of Q-tips.
And speaking of blogs, here are a few cool ones that are definitely worth checking out:
BILL CRIDER’S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE. Bill Crider is a very prolific writer of both mystery and western novels. His blog is a compendium of book covers, movie posters, old magazine ads, celebrities and anything else that Bill thinks is interesting, funny, odd or entertaining. And all of it is. This guy takes trivia to a whole new level. Reading his blog is like walking into a combination museum, library, and nostalgia store. It’s fun to see all the stuff that he tosses into this vast buffet.
GREAT BUT FORGOTTEN, is a blog with a self explanatory title. It highlights movies, books, music, actors, singers, comedians, writers and others who are, well, great but forgotten. The blogger is Chuck Rothman, a writer of science fiction, who is on a mission to get recognition for people and work that has been either overlooked or lost to history. He profiles each of his subjects and also tells you why they deserve more attention. Some of his picks were known to me, but quite a few weren’t. It’s exciting to discover a really good writer, movie, or musician you weren’t familiar with.
JA KONRATH’S BLOG. Joe Konrath is a self-publishing legend. He is one of the most successful writers and publishers of ebooks on the web. He is also among the most prolific. The guy is a one man writing empire. His blog is a must read for anyone who writes, whether or not you self publish or are with a traditional publisher. (Or both! Or neither!) He writes about all aspects of writing with particular emphasis on self publishing. He has a unique view of both writing and publishing worth looking at.
NEWS FROM ME, is a daily blog written by another excellent writer, Mark Evanier. On the off chance that you haven’t already seen this very popular blog, by all means take a look. How Mark writes this much every single day is a wonder in itself. The fact that it’s so well done is even more amazing. Mark’s zillions of credits include, writing for TV sitcoms, the Garfield TV show (and comic book), and the Groo The Wanderer comic book, which is drawn by the great Sergio Aragones. News From Me, has show business news of all kinds, including, stuff about TV, movies, plays, comedians, nightclubs, cartoons and comics, both strips and books. Plus there’s also plenty of posts on some of Mark’s favorite topics such as, TV animation of the 60s, Laurel and Hardy and all things comedy. Especially worth reading are his serious and often poignant posts about his family, friends, people he’s known and his many experiences as a working writer.