Since I was setting out to write a list blog, the post that started it all was Amy Sullivan's "99 Ways to Serve Your Family and the World This Christmas," a post recommended to me by my agent. My favorite idea was the prayer board.
Carole Brown generously shares her blog space with authors on a regular basis, helping them to promote their works in progress. In addition, she does what I hope to do more of in the new year - reads and comments on other blogs, including mine. Just about the time I'm wondering if anyone is out there, Carole stops by and leaves me a comment.
Heidi Willis' blog (Some Mad Hope) is a gorgeous blend of funny slice-of-life and poetic prose. Her posts never disappoint, and I hope to some day meet her in person so we can pick up on the many conversations we've had on Facebook.
I love Holly Bowne's blog (Write Expressions), but I think I like her presentations of the Quote of the Week best of all because they are, indeed, presentations. Love her voice, too.
A recent interview with Sarah Reinhard (Snoring Scholar) about her new book A Catholic Mother's Companion to Pregnancy proved that even though she takes her faith seriously, she's far from a boring church lady.
Michael Hyatt's book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World is on my Christmas list, and his blogs are a must-read for aspiring writers and leaders.
Michael Hyatt's posts might have introduced me to the idea of a landing page, but Chuck Sambuchino's landing page is the one I'm going to post in my office for inspiration when I aspire to create my own. Guess it's time to start capturing those random thoughts I've been having about setting goals for 2013!
See you in January! Until then, I wish you happy reading, a Merry Christmas and a new year filled with family, fun and blessings.