May 25, 2011

A Fantastic Dinner Party with Michelle Rafter as Host

I managed to somehow wrangle an invitation to a month-long dinner party with Michelle Rafter as host. That's how I feel about Blogathon. With the party coming to a close, I hope we'll stay in touch and keep supporting one another. I, for one, do not want to go back to my little pre-Blogathon blog world.

Although I couldn't possibly list ALL the blog posts I've enjoyed recently, I wanted to lift my glass to a few favorites:

BooksYALove: Katy presents "YA books beyond the bestsellers" and had an interesting take on this week's Theme Day with My Favorite Places to Write...About. I commend her for focusing on lesser known works!

RE | GROUP: Kriss, Ruth & Charlsie focus on topics to "help reinvent your professional self ... one week at a time". Their Get to Know Myers Briggs had me obsessing about my ENFJ "The Giver" profile.

wordsxo: Julia Munroe Martin's blog about "words, writing and life" inspired me with her Blog 101 celebrating her 101 posts. I loved looking back through her blog, and it gave me great ideas for future posts. Congrats Julia for 101+ posts!

Writing Pays: I was honored to have Nicky LaMarco guest post here. And I needed the inspiration provided by her Honor Your Vomit post this week. She graciously shares her knowledge about freelance writing day after day.

Lawthenticity Blog: Alison Law's posts have helped fill to overflowing my Blogathon Lessons notebook. This week's favorite was Five Great Social Media Marketing Books. Library, here I come!

The Billiegram: Billie Noakes has an uncanny ability to bring a smile to my face. I've loved so many of her stories, but Inch by Inch is a must-read.

A special birthday shout-out to Liz at Motherlogue! May your birthday bring you many blessings and list-worthy adventures.

Party at my place June 1 and beyond!!


Annette Gendler said...

You are right, it does feel like a dinner party, or rather prepping for one all the time. It's very similar to that thought "Oh I have guests coming, what shall I cook? And do I have all the ingredients?" And you've got to do it even when you're tired and don't feel like it...

Tia Bach said...

Annette, you are so right. I was trying to focus on the fun parts of the dinner party, but there certainly has been a lot of work and stress along the way. And I'm sure I'll have some after-party blues when I realize the other things I've neglected (sorry house) while partying!

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Thank you so much for the shout out and for letting me know you got inspired my 101st post! I'm so glad you liked it and that gave you good ideas -- I will be looking forward to reading them! Thanks again, great to connect with you during the Blogathon!! And now I lift MY glass to you!! :)

Tara said...

Great choices! I'm also looking forward to keeping up with lots of you after the Blogathon. With the end of the school year coming up, I'm not able to read and comment as much as usual; June should be great for catching up!

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Tia! And I hope you and your daughter (and your mom) enjoy the variety of interesting books in forthcoming posts on BooksYALove.

I'll strive to continue posting frequently - Michelle did help us build up our blogger-muscles so well and was such a gracious hostess as Blogathon took up so much of her 'real-life' time.

I really will miss the handy "Post your Day xX here" list that lets me peek into interesting Blogathon posts here and there - I just can't subscribe to all of them!!


Tia Bach said...

Julia, Tara & Katy - I'm so proud of all the Blogathoners. We should all pat ourselves on the back and have a glass of wine (or relaxation method of choice) after our last blog post on 5/31. I'm creating a new Websites we Love sidebar post-5/31 so I can better keep up with all my new-found faves!

Unknown said...

Love these compilations. I took the test at RE|GROUP as well, just for fun. This year's bloggers are so full of surprises like that.

Tia Bach said...

Thanks, Jackie. Your blog is another one of my go-to's!