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The Déjà Vu Blogfest

I tried linking to this on my sidebar, but it was messing up the formatting of the rest of the blog. So I’m just posting this as an article, and hopefully at least my subscribers will see it and participate. What is it? It’s the Déjà Vu Blogfest! This blogfest is inspired by D.L. Hammons, and hosted by D. L. Hammons, Lydia Kang, Nicole Ducleroire, and Katie Mills. The idea is that on December 16, everyone listed to participate will post one of their past blog articles that they feel deserves re-posting. Perhaps it was a post done soon after they started blogging, when they had fewer readers. Or maybe their viewer stats were particularly low that day–perhaps due to a holiday. Or maybe they’re just particularly proud of that article and want to give it a second run. December 16th is the day to do that! I will be participating, and if you would also like to join in, just go to one of the hosts’ blogs and sign your name to the list before December 16th.

I would actually like to solicit the aid of my blog readers for this–partly because it will help me decide which article to post, but also because I’m interested to know what kind of things you like to read on my blog. If there’s an article of mine that, for whatever reason (you just liked it, it made you think, it made you angry, it made you laugh…) you think deserves to be spotlighted for this blogfest, let me know in the comments.

And I just can’t broach the subject of déjà vu without reference to one of my favorite Monty Python sketches:

Pay It Forward Blogfest

OK, so I’m a little late with this (been a busy day, and it hasn’t stopped). If you want to know what this is about, check out The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment. And then, I ask that you take a look at these three lovely blogs that may or may not be “flying under the radar,” but I think are worthy of your time, and perhaps following:

  • Over Yonder…: Bailey Hammond is a college student and aspiring YA author. Her posts are usually thoughtful and fun.
  • Kris Atkins Writes: Kris is another aspiring YA author. She has commented more than a few times on my blog, and so her blog definitely deserves your time and attention, given she has such good taste. 🙂 Seriously, hers is another good blog, and she does love her gifs!
  • Kate L. Lineberger: Kate is yet another aspiring YA author (notice a theme here?), and was the first person outside my family to comment on my blog. She blogs about her writing experience, troubles and triumphs, and I’m sure she would appreciate your company along the way.

It almost seems redundant to say these are all good blogs. I mean, would I recommend them if they weren’t? Please check them out, and I really encourage you to comment. Nothing brings a smile to a blogger’s face (especially if your blog is not heavily-visited) more than a comment from someone you don’t know. Thanks!