Saturday, 16 May 2015
Come Drive With Me!
Last year, I visited those blogs that I liked the sound of on the original sign up list and I probably only visited another 50 or so during the Road Trip but this year I've decided to do it in order working from those at the top and going on through and I might just make a few notes on those that I land on.
But before I begin I do want to say thank you and award a big
Now back to those blogs who I've recently visited on my first few miles along the highway that stretches out before me -
Nicole at The Madlab post wrote really long and detailed posts for her A to Z Challenge and in her review was wondering why she hadn't received as many comments as she'd have liked. My personal thought was that maybe her actual style of writing because of its high quality might have put certain people off? I know I can be rather intimidated because some people are SO good you just feel rather inadequate in your response. Also long blog posts take time to read so if you were like me trying to get through about ten new blogs a day as well as keep up with those who you already really liked or those you had found along the way that were talking your language then you probably wouldn't revisit those longer ones.
C Lee McKenzie headed one of the teams for the Challenge and her blog posts for April covered Burma and her recent visit there. Lots of lovely photos and obviously lots of info about a place I don't know much about so made for some interesting reading.
Alex J Cavanaugh is another awesome co-host who I have had visit my blog a number of times and has left me really useful feedback. He seems to always have endless energy or is a sucker for punishment and is co-hosting another blog hop with Heather Gardner as we speak.
Sue's Trifles is probably a blog I will be dipping into for future reference as she has a penchant for craft activities - she posted pictures of crochet on her latest blog entry I visited before heading backwards to see her Review post and some of her A to Z entries. I think if I had come across her during the Challenge I would have left a message but probably not returned as her topic didn't really interest me. I suppose this shows that choosing a theme might put some people off who might respond better to your more everyday posts?
Due to now taking part in the Celebrate the Small Things blog hop I have also visited several members who also took part in the Challenge as well -
Carole Ann Carr - an established author blogging about her life in England with lots of photos and interesting tit-bits - I'll certainly be coming back for more :)
Precious Monsters - who writes books about zombies - so not really my thing but her celebrate posts give an insight into an author's life so I will be visiting her to find out what she gets up to.
Tanya Miranda - one of Stephen Tremp's Troops - who rather like me writes everything at the last moment so is forever playing catch up but in a good way!! She wrote a short story for each letter -something that I am toying with for the next challenge!!
Stephen Tremp himself - who always had lots of really good questions to hook you in as a reader and commentator.
Eclectic Ali was also writing short stories for the Challenge - however as her name suggests she is eclectic and so far I have been catching up with all of her May posts which have been great reading for me!
Remember I have only just begun this Road Trip and these are only my views. Everyone is different and what appeals to one might not float the boat of another - but that's life. As I continue on, I hope to find more blogs that I will become a follower of and learn many new and fascinating facts about this world and possibly others!!
I'd love to know whether you're signing up or if you've begun your journey and who you might suggest I visit?
Have a great weekend :)