Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A to Z Challenge - E

For the A to Z Challenge, I am featuring some awesome bloggers, many of whom are participating in the Challenge. These individuals have offered so much support of my book, CassaStar, and me on my blogger journey. Of course, I’ll be keeping up with the world of movies, music, and pop culture stuff as well! Ninjas are just talented that way...

Ella’s Edge
Ella has been on a journey and really found herself in the blogging world. A writer and a deep thinker, she always leaves the sweetest comments! I always look for that smiling face. Go visit this thoughtful soul and enjoy the journey with Ella.

Echoes of a Wayward Mind
Sangu is in the most enviable spot - she’s a full time writer! An agented young adult writer, her first book comes out next year. Sangu discusses all things literary, but it’s the glimpses into her real life that make her special!

And special mention – my buddy Ellie Garratt hit 300 followers this past weekend and is holding an awesome contest. Congratulations again, Ellie!

You know what's cool about this Challenge? Finding new bloggers who are making all sorts of new friends. I discovered Sarah at No Write or Wrong and she began the Challenge like I did last year - with about thirty followers, hopes of publication (mine was set just not real yet) and a bit lost. Sarah, hope you make some awesome friends on this journey!

58 comments:

li said...

Thanks again for pointing out new blogs for us, Alex :)

Siv Maria said...

Thanks for the tips

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for the blogs to check out, Alex!

Amanda Trought said...

Alex, thanks for pointing out some blogger, know Ella - agree with you she has a great writing style, will check out the others you mentioned. Looking forward to browsing your blog.
Amanda
http://realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com

Ellie said...

Bless you. That was sweet of you!

I love the way you are using A to Z to talk about all the fabulous bloggers out there and I love the way the challenge is offering some of us 'old-timers' a chance to help new bloggers.

Ocean Girl said...

I've begun my hopping. Really interesting to see the different words from the alphabets.

Liz P said...

Great shout-outs. I'll definitely be checking them out.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Amanda!

Ellie, you're welcome and that's what it's all about.

mooderino said...

Nice one Alex, I'll be checking them out.
cheers,
mood

Sangu said...

Alex, thank you so much for featuring my blog today - it's so sweet of you! Am going to go check out Ellie's blog now. Hope you're having a great week!

Jules said...

Cool way to highlight folks. I'll do my best to check them out :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Old Kitty said...

Hooozzzaaah! For these fabulous e-bloggers!! They are all wonderful and amazing!!!! Take care
x

Rayna Natasha Iyer said...

I've been following Ella's Edge for a year now (I discovered her on L), and every word you say about her is true!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I've been following Ella's Edge for some time and it's a wonderful blog.

Yvonne.

Ella said...

Alex, you make me blush ;-D Thank you for the shout out, today! I feel honored, to be listed on your blog~
Thanks for all your kind comments and encouragement! Captain...you Rock!

I'm off to check out the other E's~
Thanks again~

Dafeenah said...

Cool! New blogs! That last description sounds exactly like me except I am quite a bit lost instead of just a little. Thanks for these!!

Dafeenah

Matthew MacNish said...

This is awesome, because so far, almost every day, I know one of the writers you know, but not the other.

I'm off to go meet Ella!

Nebular said...

Ella's blog is wonderful, and so is Sangu's :)

Congrats on Ellie for hitting 300 followers!

Amity said...

When you featured me yesterday in your blog, I was enticed to get on my feet and start the ball rolling in my blog for the A-Z Challenge! Now my E is up!

Yes, exactly, I have written a short post, a haiku!

See you!!!

Laura said...

It is nice to find new blogs to read and new people to give you fresh ideas and inspiration. Good luck with the science fiction writing. I've heard a good way to break into the market is getting some stories published in online magazines in the science fiction genre. I don't know which are the trendy ones to give you any links. But, you may already be reading some of them as you work in the genre yourself. I'm writing paranormal genre, not vampires though. I find it hard to keep going with it. It's easier to write short content for online sites. So that's what I've mainly been doing.

Karen Walker said...

Alex, thanks for all you are doing to help the rest of us. It's awesome. I am so glad I decided to participate in this challenge.
Karen

Helen Ginger said...

More blogs to check out. Yay!

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the new blogging buddies!

Zoe C. Courtman said...

Nice. Will hafta check 'em out - especially as I'm sorta unofficially doin' the A to Z...starting today :)

dporter said...

I wanted to thank you Alex for the inspiration to take on this challenge. Due to Marie Anne of Write, Wrong or Indifferent (and other blogs), quite a few of my peers joined as well.


By profession I'm an online media and news writer but only dabbled in blogging personally -- though worked in related fields.

I'm learning a lot and have increased respect for the challenges serious bloggers take on. I'm looking forward to discovering other participants as well. -- Regards.

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I've been meeting some really awesome people in the Blogosphere through this challenge!

Stephen Tremp said...

Awesome of you to spotlight a couple of bloggers each day. Now that's giving back to the community!

M.J. Fifield said...

This challenge has been great for meeting new friends and finding new blogs. I've added so many sites to my blogroll, I don't know how I'm ever going to accomplish anything outside of blogging ever again...


M.J. Fifield
My Pet Blog

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sangu, you're welcome!

Rayna, she's a special gal.

Ella, you are most welcome!

Dafeenah, hope you're now a little less lost.

Matthew, I'm here to expand your universe!

Yeah, Amity!

Thanks for the tips, Laura.

Zoe, welcome then!

Dporter, glad you are with us.

Stephen, that was my goal for the month.

GigglesandGuns said...

These are all great blogs.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I enjoy meeting new bloggers. I just wish there was more time to visit them all regularly. My normal list is already as long as my arm.

I'm sorta participating, as I can. But my blog is featuring guests, but I can get creative with titles to fit, lol!

madisonwoods said...

What a cool way to do your A to Z posts. I'm enjoying these new-to-me bloggers, so thanks for featuring them!

Jai Joshi said...

Today's Es have really been creative. I've been making a round of the blogosphere and it's cool to see so many different ideas for the alphabet challenge.

Thanks for the links, Alex!

Jai

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Alex thanks for the visit and comment, knowing how busy you are it's extremely kind of you.

Yvonne.

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I found Ellie through the challenge, she's got an awesome blog :D Finding new people is definitely the best thing about this challenge.

Tiger85 said...

Thanks for sharing, it's awesome that your commenting your friends blogs with this challenge. =)

http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Nice approach to the Challenge, Alex.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sia, you did good today!

Jai, it's quite the variety.

Jamie, yes it is!

Tiger, I'm doing my best.

Clarissa Draper said...

Great blogs!

Beth Zimmerman said...

What an awesome way to respond to this challenge and share the love! You're among the very best, Alex!

Ann Best said...

I'm bowing out of the A to Z for personal reasons, but I'm still around, just on a slower basis!

But I just had to check in to see how one of my favorite authors is doing. I'll now check out your links and meet a few more people.
Ann Carbine Best’s Long Journey Home

ali said...

Great intros, as usual Alex! Thank you!

Sarah Allan said...

Thank you for the awesome post, Alex! I've met some fabulous people, and I hope they keep on coming. This has been an amazing experience so far, and we're only on "E"! :-)

xoxo Sarah

Donna Weaver said...

Love new blogs! Thanks.

RaShelle said...

Great E blogs, Alex! Have a great day. =D

Patricia Stoltey said...

Just getting caught up on your posts for A to Z -- I like what you're doing here, Alex.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'll have to visit both bloggers!

Ricky said...

I'd say the challenge is going great so far.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank you, Beth!

Thanks, Ann. Post at your own pace.

Sarah, I said your world would change!

Thank you, Patricia.

Belle Wong said...

Love the way you're doing the A to Z challenge, Alex (although my Google Reader's not going to be too happy with me adding more blogs to it!).

N. R. Williams said...

Highlighting other bloggers is a very kind and thoughtful thing to do, Alex. Here's to you.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Theres just life said...

I am really loving this challenge. Today was the only day I had no clue what to write about. Then the Muses woke up sent a phone call my way and the words just flowed.
Thanks for pointing out new blogs for me to check out.

Pamela Jo
http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

Arlee Bird said...

I'm meeting so many new and really nice bloggers and watching them have such a wonderful time in their comment sections as they interact with other great bloggers. Friendships are being made and I'm learning a few things as well.


Contrary to my usual practice of subscribing to comments, to save time during this early part of the challenge I will not be doing so at this time. If you want to respond to my comment, please email me directly from your email notification for the comment.
Thanks. And I truly appreciate your efforts.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Beverly said...

What a great idea to post some of you favorite blogs. It has to be encouraging for them.

I joined the A-Z challenge yesterday. A little late in the game I know, but was thrilled I could still participate. Right now I'm just going down the loooonnngg list of blogs.

Blue Velvet Vincent

Lynda R Young said...

totally agree with your challenge sentiments. It's awesome meeting all these new bloggers :)

TL Conway said...

This A-Z challenge has been so much fun! Thanks for the tips on meeting some new bloggers. Off to explore their pages!

Tricia
http://tlconwaywriteshere.blogspot.com/

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad everyone is making new friends! That's what it's all about. And highlighting my friends was the least I could do.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks again for the most valued comment.

Yvonne.