Come. Sit down. Take a load off. commandeer a deck chair.
I have been saying thank you a lot recently, and with good reason. That Penguin Wayfarer thing was quite the rollercoaster ride, was it not?With my propensity for the odd misprint, I managed to turn reblogging into reglogging in one reply. Which I quite like.
So: here are the Shrewsday regloggers. Each of them has something extraordinary about them, which I shall now attempt to elucidate. I hope I get my facts right; regloggers, let me know if anything needs changing.
In intentionally jumbled order:
http://andrawatkins.com. THE Andra Watkins, a rare combination of talent and drive. A born writer who is utterly moreish. Andra has been so much more than a reglogger. She wrote posts to garner voters. Her behind the scenes advice and encouragement were superlative. She stands by her friends. And she’s extremely good at this social media lark.
Gingerfightback: Jim’s thoroughly British humour is infectious. Recently his posts have majored on putting meat products on the heads of celebrities and great figures in history. I believe Leonardo Da Vinci and Einstein have each had something akin to a sausage strapped to their head in the near past. He’s one of the few people who can make me laugh out loud.
The Laughing Housewife: Tilly is a Stockport lass, a wonderful poet. I count her as my friend. I love my visits to see her; she is funny, down to earth, topical, everything a blogger should be. And her daily joke never fails to be hilarious.
Me, Mine and Other Bits: Fiona: a true professional. You can’t keep her down, even though she has ME. In between telling us about Jake the dog and the caravan at the beach she’s lobbying and working tirelessly for those with rare diseases. And writing about her life with a humour and intelligence which is habit-forming.
Breastfedblog : a little collection of the funny and the thought provoking. Well worth a visit for the feel-good factor.
Calmgrove : Chris’s book reviews are insighful, and invariably about something compelling. They are backed by an encycopaedic knowledge which, occasionally, he uses to help us out in our debates here.
Colonialist. A published author, composer, poet and all-round good egg with a fairytale house by the sea on the coast of South Africa. Every post of his crackles with energy. I have never met them but he and his wife are two of my favourite people, and his lovely family keep me entertained.
1WriteWay: Marie Ann writes because she wants to write. A self-confessed cat magnet, we just met; and her writing voice is so companionable I shall be going back very soon.
More Than a Cat: A good friend with a writing voice you just want to go back and hear again and again and a crisp dry sense of humour. Also known as Rover Blofeld ( @Blofelds_cats ) I became hooked on the stream of 140-character wit which lurks in the Rover Blofeld twitter stream. There are other blogs too: an ongoing story, and Rover has his own blog too.
To Write is To Write is To Write One of my favourite writers and my earliest blogging friend. Kathy made me a sticker. What can I say? I love her writing so much I am counting the days until her book is complete and some publisher snaps it up. Wonderful, Texan, lilting wisdom to every word.
Nancy at Spirit Lights The Way. A daily thought which I usually carry round with me all day. Nancy is a very wise lady and has ben an extremely good friend. What I admire about her most is her straight-talking good humour. You wil always hear it straight from Nancy. There are too few people in the world like her.
In honour of the Shrewsday regloggers I shall be reglogging each of them , one a day, for the next week or so. Regloggers, let me know if you’d like a particular post reglogged.
Read and enjoy.