Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Liebster Award Part II: The Empire Strikes Back

My very good friend and former room-mate at the asylum, Seumas Gallacher has finally come up with a sensible idea after several decades of trying.

It's a kind of Bloggers-Supporting-Bloggers sort of thing. Like Live Aid but without music or bands or a stage or any kind of charitable intent whatsoever.

He calls this dubious child of his reptilian brain "Blog Scratching" (Copyright Seumas Gallacher 2012), and it comprises a complex system of listing favourite bloggers on your blog posts to try and whip up interest in this moribund craft the way one might apply a leather strap to an equine creature in its last throes of life.

That's it really.

So here's five of my faves to get this futile concept started (and probably finished):-

Seumas Gallacher (Self-appointed President of the Blog-Scratchers Union). Kilted Scottish Manic's comedic rants and senile burblings on any subject you care to name, excluding the Battle of Culloden [Scotland 0-5 England]. Warning: this blog contains ludicrous underhand marketing of his best-selling thrillers http://seumasgallacher.com/author/seumasgallacher/

Pamela Sutherland. Brave and touching real-life diary of what it is like to live with MS. http://living-in-a-limited-world.blog.co.uk/

Soraya Bakhbakhi. Enfant terrible, provocateur, poet and abuser of red lipstick, Soraya's posts are not for the faint-hearted: she says it like it is! http://hellisafourletterword.wordpress.com/

Meredith Lorimar. Sometime phantasmagoric exploration of the human imagination; and a homage in prose to the creative process. http://the-educated-imaginary.blogspot.ca/

Alexandria Constantinova Szeman. The grande dame (at least to me) of writing and poetry produces wonderful articles - "The Alexandria Papers" - on life, art and the writer's craft. And she is lovely too! http://www.alexandriaconstantinovaszeman.com/Blog.php






4 comments:

  1. Seumas is hilarious, love his humour in writing.

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    1. Seumas will be very happy to hear this. Moreover, if you sign up for his blog, you will instantly double his circulation :-)

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  2. Ohh...and thanks for the new blogs suggestions, will check them out!

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  3. They're all great for different reasons: I've tried to give a range of varying styles and subjects. Hope you enjoy!

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