Yesterday, I downloaded the new Entrecard Toolbar, and last night I gave it a good work out. I dropped 95 cards, off and on, for about 3 and a half hours. I know, it doesn't sound like much, but you have to consider that I read about 95 percent of the first articles on any given blog, and some I went through their achieves. This is how I find some of the best sites, and following links within those blogs, or user comments. Oh and I managed to leave a bunch of comments too.
The funny thing is, the first site I'm going to introduce, I found by receiving a friends request on BlogCatalog. The Senator's Daughter, by Teresa Campbell, Is a "Blog Novel". And one I will have to catch up on. I read the first chapter, Welcome to Sudan, and was captivated right away, Unfortunately, work call and I was unable to read the next. But many of you know I like to spread out my reading of a blog novel anyway, and make it last. I must say that Teresa Campbell has found a new fan. She has managed to paint a picture of the setting, and introduce her two Main characters so thoroughly, I felt as if I have know them for some time. Teresa has a talent for the descriptive writing, and seems to be able to paint with words. I'm not sure as yet if the story is going to be focused around her tough as nails female pilot, or the Senators daughter, now a doctor on an mission of aid. Both characters have a flair to them in their own way, and are intriguing to the reader. This novel is a must read, and I assure you I will be making my regular pilgrimage to catch up and then follow The Senator's Daughter.
Next is a blog called PlottDog Press writers and writing by T.L. Raun. This site is a site for writers. There are a number of novels there, and it hosts guest writers. As a matter of fact, I found one of my favorites there, Tashabud and her The Big Picture. It's nice to see a site that is setup to help and showcase new writers. I plan on going over and really checking it out.
The next blog of distinction is un1versal sessions or 1verse, a poetry site by Charles Sapp. He has some very interesting and intriguing poetry. The one I read right away was The Cunductor it is about the germination of thoughts. I fell in love with the poem because it made me think of the mountains of home. Another that had a special meaning for me was Heroes & Heroines. He has some very good poems, and is well worth the time to take a read.
My final blog for today is Moomette's Musings, she does a lot of sponsored posts, but they are always good reads. What I want to point out though is her post for the August 3rd. Blog The Recession. She is promoting the same thing I am really, go around reading your regular blogs, and finding new ones. but spend some time looking around, getting to know your fellow bloggers. Leave some comments, they don't have to be long, or carefully composed, That may be hard for me. Just let them know you've been there and enjoyed their content. She is also promoting Blogging For Blood Cancer with Goodies for Mom and Friends of Heroes. If you have a blog, on August 11-18th Join in the effort to to raise awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's fight against the various forms of blood cancer. Check the links, and find out what you can do to help, it doesn't cost anything and you may win a prize
I just came up with an idea, I will pledge to donate all EC's earned from today until August 18 th from both of my sites, here and Chihuatude, to the prizes to be awarded by Goodies for Mom . So come by and drop, and I'll drop all I can, we'll donate it all to the cause.
I will leave you with a link to an absolutely beautiful picture Good Morning Summer of a Miami morning on Flickr.