Here is a group of lovely people with interesting content to share. I highly recommend visiting their sites and connecting with them on social media.
David at Chape Personal Trainer has a terrific blog focused on fitness here: https://chapeblog.com/. It’s a good place for us writerly types to check in and make sure we haven’t neglected our bodies while improving our minds.
Fictionspawn’s blog focuses on monsters, so if you want some tips writing scary fiction, this is the place to check out: https://fictionspawn.com/.
Elizabeth Stokkebye is a writer and painter who grew up in Denmark and has lived in California for over thirty years. Her writing is incisive and thoughtful, and her blogs are: http://www.elizabethstokkebye.com and
Joseph Sébastine blogs mostly about classic films–from the Forties through the Eighties–although occasional posts about other classic and antique items make the cut as well. He blogs at https://manningtreearchive.com/.
The Urban Spaceman has a fascinating take on blogging. He’s adopted the persona of an intergalactic space traveler, making reports to his mother ship. https://theurbanspaceman.net/
Ann Coleman’s blog is called Muddling Through My Middling Age, a topic to which I thoroughly relate. It’s both humorous and thoughtful, a hard combo to pull off.
You can find it here: https://muddlingthroughmymiddleage.com.
Terry Webster Schrandt blogs about having a balanced leisure lifestyle, and she has many photos for all us bloggers to use that won’t get us in trouble with any copyright violations. Her blog is here: https://secondwindleisure.com/.
Lisa has several blogs. I’m in awe of her beautiful knitting at http://loca-for-crafts.blogspot.com, and her writing blog is at http://locaforlanguage.blogspot.com. She also has a cooking blog at
Jan M. Flynn is blogging currently about the tortuous process of querying, something that commands my complete sympathy. Her writerly blog is at: http://www.janmflynn.net/.
Sharon Bonin-Pratt has focused all her energies thus far on blogging, and she’s done so well that she’s the only person I know who’s joined the elevated ranks of the Freshly Pressed. She’s an artist, a writer, and a reader, and you can check out her work here: https://sharonboninpratt.wordpress.com/.
Debbie at Deb’s World has quite a varied blog. Some of her many categories include blogging, travel, adventure, nature, and photography. Find out more here: https://debs-world.com/.
I didn’t see a social media hub, but I’m hoping she’ll pop back in and put her social media links in the comments.
Jacqui Murray hosts the fantastic WordDreams. She writes thrillers, and her blog is devoted to all things writing–everything from word-smithing to technology to book reviews. https://worddreams.wordpress.com/
Teresa Karlinski–usually known as Tess–has an extremely popular blog, originally started to help her meet other writers. She posts both short stories and travel highlights at https://letscutthecrap.wordpress.com/.
And she’s on LinkedIn as Teresa Karlinski, but I’m not, so they wouldn’t let me in to get the link. (Sorry, Tess.)
And last, but hopefully not least, there’s me. 🙂 If you’re here, you know about my blog. The Beauty of Words became partly notes to myself and partly all the stuff I wish I’d known heading into this writing gig. I cover writing, editing, publishing, and social media because if you’re going to write, it seems like we need to have a grasp of all of these.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CathleenTowns and https://www.facebook.com/CathleenTownsendAuthor/
And my Amazon Author Page is here: https://www.amazon.com/Cathleen-Townsend/e/B0186JIQVQ/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0. (Sorry, Amazon doesn’t do pretty links.)
If you missed the sign-in, go ahead and add your name to the comments if you like. I’ll certainly go check your links, and I bet others here will as well.
Also, please keep your eyes open for my Twitter sign-up post later this week, where I’ll be asking for posts about Twitter. They can be yours, new or already posted, or they can be by others. The main page will just show backlinks, so they don’t have to be WordPress blog articles, and you don’t need permission to reblog. Just leave a link. 🙂