The idea behind this blogfest came from Andrew Leon at StrangePegs, and together with Matthew MacNish at the QQQE, and Alex J. Cavanaugh at Alex J. Cavanaugh, they've decided to host the Oh, How I Miss You Blogfest. These three guys are awesome bloggers and writers. If you don't know them already, check them out pronto. These guys rock!
The blogfest is actually pretty simple, list one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging.
Well, I've only been blogging since February but I can already list a ton of people I'd miss if they suddenly stopped blogging. Mainly people I've had the pleasure of interacting with through this blog. So if you're reading this, yes, I'd miss YOU! (:
But if I had to chose one, it would be the person who got me out here in the first place, and that would be Tia Bach at Depression Cookies. Tia and I met over two years ago and she convinced me to dive into the writing community by starting up a blog. She told me the writing community was a generous and caring group filled with talented writers and bloggers willing to help out, and you know what? She was right. Over the years, we've become close friend and I've even had the pleasure of meeting her and her wonderful family in person. In short, Tia is the sister I always wish I had. She's a talented writer, published author, editor and extremely hard worker and an all around good person. Her blog posts are uplifting, positive, inspiring, and informative. And, it never ceases to amaze me how much work she manages to get done in addition to being a wife and mother of three wonderful girls. So Tia, I'm sending you big hugs and I thank you for getting me out of my writers closet and for being such a positive force in this writing community. <3
Now, when thinking about a blogger that has been absent for a while, a few did come to mind. However, there is one in particular I'd like to mention and that's author and writer, Jack Flacco. I tried getting back to Jack's site but unfortunately his blog has vanished and the only traces of his old posts are what's left in my blogger feed. ): I miss Jack and his posts. They were great, funny but also informative and he always left kind comments. I don't know what happened, but I do hope Jack is doing well and hopefully someday he'll come back to the blogosphere.
So if you're reading this, Happy Friday! Love all you guys and hope you have a great weekend.