Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Blogging-About-Blogs Tag

I decided that it's time to celebrate some of the blogs and bloggers that brighten my life.  So I've created this fun little tag to share my love for some of them, and honor the bloggers who have created them.  I hope you'll find some new blogs to follow and/or bloggers to befriend!

The Rules
Thank the person who tagged you
Answer the questions
Tag some blogging friends

The Questions

Blog(s) that make me laugh
And right off the bat, I'm twisting my own tag to suit my purposes and listing more than one blog for the very first question.  Hmm.  Anyway, there are four blogs that consistently make me laugh aloud:  Wonderland Creek (for unexpectable hilarity), Preppies of the Apocalypse (for snarkilicious humor), Classic Forever (for energetic zanitude) and Coffee, Classics, and Craziness (for cheerfilled delight).

Blog(s) that makes me think
Charity posts some of the most thought-provoking examinations of pop culture at History!Chick.  Anna Ilona Mussman posts deep thoughts about books, writing, and life at Don't Forget the Avocados.  And I spend a lot of time pondering how to live my Christian life thanks to all the talented bloggers at Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife.

Blog(s) that teach me things
I learn a lot about art composition at Temple of the Seven Golden Camels, about writing and history at The Second Sentence, and about classic Hollywood at Silver Scenes.

Blog with beautiful headers
Raindrops on Roses & Whiskers on Kittens always has headers that are like dessert for the eyes.

Blogger(s) who take great pictures
Kelly-Anne at Beautiful Girlhood and Jamie at Books and Beverages are both gifted photographers.

Blogger(s) whose recommendations I trust
DKoren (Sidewalk Crossings), Heidi (Along the Brandywine and Sharing the Journey), Kara (Flowers of Quiet Happiness), and Carissa (Musings of an Introvert and Bookshelves & Daydreams) write really great reviews, and my taste coincides so often with theirs that I often try books and movies solely on their recommendation.

New blog(s) I'm enjoying
Both Sunshine and Scribblings and Edified by the Margent are brand-new and full of promise.  Not coincidentally, they've both been started by people I've had contact with in the blogging world for a while now, Mary Horton and Kelda, respectively.

The blog I've followed the longest
I've been following DKoren's Sidewalk Crossings for about ten years now.

The blog(s) I've started following the most recently
I started following both Castles in the Air and On Stories and Words during Cinderella Week.

I Hereby Tag
Everybody who reads this post!  If you want to do it, that is :-)

I also tag the following blogs, all of whom I didn't get to mention in the tag, but all of which I greatly enjoy anyway:

A Free Mind
A Lantern in Her Hand
A Singular and Whimsical Problem
A to Z
An Odd Blog
How to Watch a Movie
Meanwhile, in Rivendell...
Revealed in Time
The Madd Rose
The Squirrel's Diary

For your convenience, here are the tag questions for you to copy:

Blog that makes me laugh
Blog that makes me think
Blog that teaches me things
Blog with beautiful headers
Blogger who takes great pictures
Blogger whose recommendations I trust
New blog I'm enjoying
Blog I've followed the longest
Blog I've started following the most recently

Play if you want to :-)


  1. Oooh, fun! Thanks for tagging me. :-D

  2. Thanks for tagging me! I'll be sure to do it. It looks like fun! :)

  3. What a fun tag!! I love posts like this :) and thanks for the shoutout!!!

  4. Ohhhh, super fun!!! And awww... thank you! ;)

    (And thanks too for the tag. I was needing something special for my next post so this'll be perfect. :))

  5. Thank you so much for mentioning me in your post! I feel so honored! :) My blog is just a newborn right now and needs all the help it can get. XD I might end up snatching this tag because I've been trying to figure out what I should post next. Thanks again!

    1. Mary Horton, you're welcome! Absolutely, snag and play to your heart's content :-)

    2. My answers to the tag are up on my blog now in case you have a hankering to see them! :)

    3. Mary, that's great! I'm a few days behind reading blogs (thanks to 3 excited children and 2 feet of snow), but I'll pop over and read this now!

  6. Thank you for mentioning and following my blog!

    I'd like to fill this out sometime soon. :)

    1. You're welcome, Meredith :-) If you fill it out, I hope you have fun with it.

  7. Thanks so much! This tag looks like fun :D And I'm so glad for more blogs to explore!

  8. I'm one of the bloggers that makes you laugh? Well, I never *try* to be funny (that's reeeally not my personality), so that kinda surprised me - but in a good way. :) I don't read that many blogs, so I probably won't do this tag, but I'll be checking out some of the blogs you mentioned.

    1. Eva, I realized I ought to clarify what I laugh for with each of those blogs, because it's something different for each of them -- your posts make me laugh with joy and delight as I get to see you experience things I love or hate and express your own love or hate for them.

      I'd say half of the things I laugh over, in books and movies and blogs and real life, are things that fill me with delight, not things that are "funny."

  9. What a great idea for a tag, Hamlette! I'd like to do this, too, actually :-)
    1. Definitely Wonderland Creek :-)
    2. The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI--lots of food for thought there
    3. Meanwhile in Rivendell, definitely--Olivia has so many amazing things to say, it helps me a lot :-)
    4. Wonderland Creek and Along the Brandywine
    5. Natalie (Raindrops on Roses) and Emma Jane (A Lantern In Her Hand)
    6. Hamlette's Soliloquy and Meanwhile in Rivendell, both--you guys have a lot of good information on movies, and I really appreciate it :-)
    7. Castles in the Air! It's been awesome so far.
    8. Yet Another Period Drama blog--it was the first blog I ever followed, matter of fact :-)
    9. Ummmmmmmmmm . . . Book Addict's Guide to MBTI? I think?

    This was fun, Hamlette--thanks!! :-)

    1. Glad you like it, Jessica! I haven't been to Book Addict's Guide to MBTI -- is it this?

    2. That's the one! I've been enjoying it quite a bit, especially all the posts explaining the type of different fictional characters. (And there are SO MANY characters included. Even the four Pevensie kids from the Narnia books. I've been most impressed.)

    3. Jessica, I'm quite enjoying it! And cross-referencing some characters with Charity's FunkyMBTIFiction site, just for fun too. Thanks!

    4. No problem! Oh, I love Charity's site too--I should've mentioned it in the tag but I didn't have space :-) She has a fascinating post up right now on her History!Chick blog about Ni-dominant types and David Bowie--have you seen it?

    5. Jessica, well, you didn't have to mention Charity's for my benefit, since obviously I know about it :-) Can't mention everybody! And yup, I read that post -- very intriguing.

  10. My blog makes you laugh?! Why, I am so flattered + honoured - so Danke!!!! :-) (See what I did there? ;-P)

  11. Awwww!!! Hamlette! You included my blog under the beautiful headers question? YOU ARE TOO SWEET! Thank you so much for the compliment; this makes me so happy! :)
    And what a great idea for a tag! I'm going to be checking out some of the links you included.

    1. Natalie, your headers are ah-may-zeeng. I'm continually delighted by them :-)

  12. Thanks for the tag, Hamlette, I'm gonna start working on this. I'm also gonna have to visit the blogs you mentioned and see what they're like! Nice tag idea! :)

    1. Sarah, thanks! I felt like it was kind of different from a lot of the tags I've seen. I hope you have fun with it :-)

  13. One of the great compliments of my life! :')

  14. This is such a cool tag idea! It's fun looking through all the different blogs. Thanks for tagging me Hamlette! :)

    1. You're welcome, Sarah! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)

  15. I haven't done a tag post in ages! This looks like fun. Perhaps.... And thanks for the mention! I agree, our tastes do seem to be quite similar. If you recommend something, I'll usually check it out! :)

    1. Kara, I hope you have fun with this tag if you decide to do it :-) And you're welcome! I've lost track of how many good books you've recommended to me over the past few years.


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