I stole this idea from Greg Pincus who, back in April of this year, gave us 30 Poets in 30 Days for National Poetry Month. Every day, for 30 days, he highlighted a different poet and by the end of the month I had a great many new poets to follow. What a great idea!
When I was trying to think of what kind of gift I could give my blog readers the holiday season I thought I could introduce them to some blog they might not know about but that I think are worth checking out. So I introduce the first (for me) of 31 Blogs (You Might Not Know) in 31 Days. Every day in December I will post a little teaser about a blog that perhaps isn’t as well known as some of the other blogs we tend to frequent. There will be writers and poets and maybe an illustrator or two. I hope you enjoy the journey.
Many of you are already familiar with author/illustrator Teri Sloat’s beautiful picture books (I’m a Duck, There Was an Old Man Who Painted the Sky, and many more) and her exquisite art. What you might not know is that she is a brand-new blogger.
Her blog, Painting the Sky is all about her creative journey. A couple of my favorite posts are Julie and Julia and the Invisibile Audience where she talks about the lessons she took away from the movie Julie and Julia and Walking Through a Story where she talks about her love of creation stories.
Say hello from me when you stop by.
More blogs I would love but don’t already know? Susan, how could you! I can’t keep up with the blogs I already know and love.
(But seriously, this is a great idea.)
I know it’s already overwhelming but I was going through the design updates on my own blog (I copied your idea for more graphic buttons) and I was working on the blog roll. I realized that there are a lot of blogs I check out that I don’t ever see any or many comments on and I wanted to share them. But I’m going to need a rotating system for reading, Monday blogs, Tuesday blogs, and a smaller amount of daily blogs.
I had the great honor of interviewing Terri for Robert’s Snow a few years back. She’s amazing and I love the insights she shares.
This is an amazing idea, and I’m alternately cursing and thanking you. How can I possibly add more blogs to my reader?!
I know, it’s the whole good news/bad news thing. But there are some people coming late to blogging that I think have great things to share and I’d like to see them get a slot on a few dance cards.
I was lucky enough to meet Teri last week at the retreat I attending. She puts out an amazing energy that left me feeling wonderful each time we talked.
Wonderful idea. I’m always on the lookout for new blogs to follow — to replace the ones here on LJ which have gone away. Thanks for doing this, Susan!
You’re very welcome, Jama. I hope you find some to enjoy.
Fantastic idea. I’m always looking for new sources of inspiration. Thank you! (And yes, there’s a little but of me that’s cursing you, too. LOL!)
I’ll take the cursing along with the thanks. 🙂
Oh Susan, how am I going to keep up with your gift of 31 wonderful blogs? I can’t wait to “unwrap” each one. I love your idea and look forward to a month of discovery! Thank you.
Thanks, Susan. It’s very nice of you to gift us with these blogs. I always enjoy finding new bloggers with interesting things to share.
I’m late on this, but what a fabulous idea! I’ll have to check the blogs to know out!
Welcome to the party!
I’m definitely late, but these blog entries are still fresh! I am not good at keeping up with blogs I like, so even if I have heard of any of them, they are still new to me. Thanks for sharing.