*Last updated 12/5/2014
Many of us peck away at our keyboards and upload our prose into the virtual ether because we enjoy writing. Many of us use blogging as a therapeutic outlet for atrocities we’ve endured. Some of us use it as an outlet for both. Other’s have words rattling around in their heads and blogging is a release for that cranial pressure. Others of us use this platform as a container in which to pour our creative juices. Then there are others who are attempting to make a living through various arts and are using blogging as a platform with which to promote our work.
Along this Forrest Gump like journey through the blogosphere I’ve met many amazing people. Some of the people I’ve met are busting their asses to make a living doing what they love. Be it photography, writing, or painting, there are many determined folks out there trying hard to make their dreams come true.
A long time ago, in a lifetime far, far away…I came upon a page composed by fellow blogger, and great bloggy pal, Elyse. She had collected links to books many of her bloggy buddies had published. At the time I was just getting connected to other bloggers and didn’t know any (except maybe one) who had published a book. A year and a half later, I know of many who have published books and I have read quite a few of them.
In the name of plagiarism (or is that imitation and flattery?), I’ve decided to
steal borrow Elyse’s idea and link to the books all of my bloggy pals have published. The goal, obviously, is to spread the bloggy love and also to support my friends in their endeavors to become full-time writers. Please check out the books below, and if they pique your curiosity, pick them up. Actually, pick them up no matter what.
Saloon at the Edge of Everywhere
Darker Side of Night
TJ Lubrano isn’t a published author, but she is an extremely talented artist. She makes a living painting and drawing and that has to be an amazing feeling. While TJ does a lot of commission work, she does have an Etsy store where she sells her noncommissioned work. Head on over there and support her!!
Goldfish isn’t a published author either (that I know of, but she’s certainly talented enough to be one), but she is a graphic designer and talented artist. She has a Redbubble store where you can purchase her graphics on stickers, shirts, mugs, and other objects. Please check out my aquatic friend’s store and support her arts.
Please support my bloggy friends. Becoming a successful author (or artist) is unfathomably hard and all of these people have a special talent with the written word (or paint brush), hence why I’m doing my small part to help them.
*If you are a blogging buddy of mine and I don’t have your work featured here…shame on me. Come yell at me and I’ll get it included here. I have a slippery mind and I have no doubt I forgot someone.