Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay It Forward Blogfest



Pay it Forward Blogfest
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According to Matt and Alex, the goal of today's blogfest is "to introduce everyone to everyone else. We want this to be an easy post that allows you to meet and follow as many other bloggers as you can."

If you'd like to join the fun, it's not too late. Here's how: list, describe, and link to three blogs that you enjoy reading, but that you suspect may fly under the radar of a lot of other bloggers. Or they can be famous blogs, as long as they're awesome.

My three featured blogs:



 Susan Quinn of INK SPELLS 


Susan's blog is a font of information. Her background and knowledge is so varied that you never know what you'll find. She worked for Nasa as a rocket scientist and engineer (for real!), she's a genius at physics, she's held public office, she's a wife and a mother and a published writer... and she's brilliant! She also LOVES middle grade, which makes me love her even more.




Michael Gettel-Gilmartin of
Middle Grade Mafioso
Michael is a hoot! He never fails to put a smile on my face. Whether it's a blog post, a tweet, or a comment on my own blog, he cracks me up! I love his sense of humor. His blog is dedicated to reviewing awesome middle grade books, which is too cool! Go visit!




Theresa Milstein of 
Theresa has been published in multiple anthologies, the most recent of which I will be featuring on the 20th. Her blog is all about writing and teaching and awesome books. She rocks!

Now, go say hello and follow them!!


67 comments:

salarsenッ said...

Totally heart Susan and Theresa already, but I don't know Michael. Off to click!!

Thanks for sharing them.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I didn't know Susan. Thanks for letting me know about her.

Old Kitty said...

Hoooorah!! Have fun bloghopping!! Take care
x

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Great list and tributes. I wonder if Susan ever hears the phrase, "It takes a rocket scientist to do that," then gets "the look."

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Aw, Shannon, you're the best! Thanks for the shout-out!

And Mary - YES! Although it's usually the variant "Well, it's not rocket science." This was very popular when I was in office ... and they were right (it's not rocket science!). LOL

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

What a great idea!

Happy weekend doll :)

Michael G-G said...

Thanks so much, Shannon!!

I really like your design and the way you featured the blogs--with all those nice photos and colors!

(I'm participating in the Blogfest, but at the mothership, The Year of Writing Dangerously.)

Angela Ackerman said...

Yes, yes, yes to all of these! Great pics, Shannon!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Heather said...

Love this blogfest! <3 I'm surprised that I only know one of your three choices (and love her!). I'm off to meet the other two.

Jessica Bell said...

Look at how beautifully you have set this up! Way to go Shannon! :o) I know all these blogs. Great choices!

Angela Felsted said...

Oooh, yes, I love Theresa. And you are very much ahead of the game to have pictures up to go with your selections.

LTM said...

yay, Dr. Q! And Theresa!!! I'm pretty sure I also follow Michael, but I'm not sure... goin to check~ :o) <3

Matthew MacNish said...

I love that you added pictures! Thanks so much for joining in, Shannon.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Awww...I have to say this is a lovely idea! I wish I had gotten in on it. I would have spotlighted you, Shannon. You are such a delight and an inspiration.

I adore Theresa and Sue! Great picks. :D I'm off to check out Michael.

Jessie Humphries said...

I stink at bloghops...but thanks for coming by. ANd I totally hit up your 3! :)

Robyn Campbell said...

I all ready do follow them. Excellent choices, bff. You rock. Totally!

Gina said...

Hi there! Nice to meet you. I love finding people through blog hops :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Great choices! Love Susan and Theresa!

xoxo said...

Lovely I'll go check out your friends.
Xoxo

Christine Rains said...

Awesome links! Thank you for sharing and stopping by my blog. New follower here. :)

Kelly Polark said...

Great picks! I write mg, so will check out this mafioso!

FantasyLass said...

Hello! great to meet you :) I used to teach English too, back before I sold my soul to a software company! Am looking forward to reading your blog :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Glad to meet you, Shannon, and thanks for the blog follow. This is a fun fest.

Susan Oloier said...

Love Susan and Theresa already. It is nice to meet Michael through your post today, though.

Claire said...

Thanks for popping by my blog and following and I'm delighted to return the favour. I see you live in Montana - that is one of the places I've dreamed of visiting. Lucky you :)

C D Meetens said...

Thanks for the recommendations. I am finding so many blogs I didn't know about today!

Nancy Thompson said...

Hey there Shannon! Nice to meet you. Thanks so much for stopping by, commenting, and following. I have returned the favor. I will be trolling through your blog in the coming days and checking our your friends, as well. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love seeing some familiar blogs on your list.

I love Montana (I have family living in Wyoming). Part of one of my WIPs takes place near Great Falls, and hubby and I went to Lewistown to check it out. I want to move there now. =D

Ninja Girl said...

I'm going to have to go back through everyone for these top 3s lol! There are so many great blogs I'm getting introduced to :)
New follower,
Ninja Girl

Laura Josephsen said...

New follower from the Blog Hop. ^_^ Thanks for the blog recommendations!

Jennifer Rumberger said...

Hi Shannon! Thanks for the recommendations. I love middle grades too!

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome choices! I've been a long time fan of Susan and Theresa, and I've recently met Michael. They're all terrific!

Mel Fowler said...

Hello, it's good to meet you, thanks for stopping by my blog.

lynnrush said...

Great list.
Nice to meet you! I'm hopping along the list meeting a bunch of people. This is great!

Theresa Milstein said...

Shannon, you are awesome. Such a nice idea for a blogfest, and I'm touched to be included in your spotlight.

I'm a fan of Susan's blog too. And I think I met Michael through your blog.

I love you blog too, Shannon. You've introduced me to many books, thanks to Middle Grade Mondays.

WilyBCool said...

Thank you for the follow! I am glad to be following you! ;D

Melissa Sugar said...

Looks like three great blogs to visit and follow. This blogfest is sure to expose me to many bloggers that I was unaware of and I am super excited.

Thank you for visiting my blog & for you kind words. Oh, and I love your school blog. I wish my kids' teachers had something like it.

It is very nice to meet you.
Melissa

Tere Kirkland said...

Love these blogs, and what a fun idea.

Have a wonderful weekend, Shannon!

Vicki Rocho said...

I feel like I'm passing a test or something every time I find a list where I already follow everyone! Maybe I'm not missing out after all....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I follow Susan, but the others are new! Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

The Golden Eagle said...

Must head over to check out Michael's blog; it's new to me!

Tracy Jo said...

Excited for some blog hopping! Thank you for stopping by and nice to "meet" you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, wow, that list is a lot longer than this morning.

Great choices. I know Susan and Theresa. Now to check out blogger #2. :D

Heidi Windmiller said...

I'm a new follower! Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! Consider me a new follower as well!

Katy said...

A new reader courtesy of the Pay It Forward blogfest... I'm loving your blog! I'm a former teacher who LOVED to teach writing, and a current aspiring author. I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

Tara Tyler said...

i love your blog presentations!
and theresa is awesome =)
thanks for the links!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the visit and follow. It's great to meet you and join your following.

Melissa Bradley said...

Thanks for sharing these blogs. I will be sure and visit them. :) I look forward to getting to know your blog. Sorry for the late post. I had a rough Friday. :(

Eve.E said...

Hi there,
Thankyou so much for stopping by my blog. I have popped over from alex's blogfest. Lovely to meet you and you have a new follower. xoxo
Eve. :)

Ryshia Kennie said...

Thanks for the follow - great looking blog. I signed on to follow and one of your picks too. Looking forward to coming back and reading some of our posts.

DL Hammons said...

I already knew two of your three featured bloggers. Now I'm off to meet the third! :)

Julie said...

Awesome! Yay for new blogs to follow... I'll have to check all these people out!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ( : New stalker alert! Haha!

Tony Storm said...

well, i AM here because of this blogfest haha

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Thanks for finding my blog and following me. It's great to meet another writer/teacher.

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower thanks to this awesome blogfest :)

Shelley Sly said...

You chose some great blogs! I am really liking this blogfest. :D

Alison Miller said...

Excellent links! Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I'm so sad that I missed this blogfest. But great suggestions! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Great choices! Have a great weekend, Shannon. :)

Milo James Fowler said...

A fellow English teacher? Cool! We started using 6+1 Traits last year; great program.

Beth said...

I'll be sure to check out your recommendations!

Sara Fowler said...

Hi Shannon, Great to find your blog and recommendations. Looking forward to following your journey of getting your children's books published!

Mark Noce said...

Great blog, nice to meet ya!

Jeremy Bates said...

i missed the pay it forward hop, so stopping by fashionably late! nice to meet u :)

and congrats on almost reaching 1000 followers!

Theresa Milstein said...

Just wanted to stop by and thank you again. I have a bunch of new followers, which I'm sure is related to this post.

Pat Hatt said...

Wow you really showed off your picks, will give them a peek, yes a little slow, as I continue on the blog hop show..haha

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