By Sharla Rae
Like most of you, I don’t have a lot of time to cruise the web and read blogs. If the blog site is pretty, that’s nice, but I don’t really care. I’m interested in content. I pick subjects that pique my interest and choose many that are recommended by writing friends. I love blogs that make me laugh, but I also look for the latest industry news or handy craft and technical tips.
But . . .
Sometimes I’m disappointed and feel like my time has been wasted.
Allow me to preface my cranky opinions. I am no expert on writing blogs. I’m still learning. In fact some of my first blogs committed the very sins I’m listing here. But since I started blogging at WITS, I’ve learned a lot, mostly by reading other blogs and deciphering
what I liked or disliked about them.
Blogs That Make Me Cranky
What Makes A Blog A Joy To Read
I can’t get away with being cranky unless I list a few blogs that all of us here at WITS really like, right?
First, here’s two how-to sites on blogging for all kinds of situations and subjects:
Jenny Hansen’s More Cowbell: She’s got brass and sass and dives into the subject with humor and savvy info.
Writers Unboxed: Industry, craft and everything on writing
Kristen Kathryn Rusch: Amazing writer, and on Thursdays, insightful industry posts
Larry Brooks’ Storyfix: great craft guru
Jane Friedman, of Writers Digest Fame
Kristen Lamb: Deep paragraphs here but phenomenal information so she's well worth it.
Bob Mayer’s Write it Forward: Honest industry news and great writing tips too
My likes may be your dislikes. Tell us what makes you cranky when reading blogs. Also, what are your favorite blogs?
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