Bloggers in the Spotlight: Volume 1

Welcome all, to the first edition of this new feature for my blog. So what is this all about? A lot of you have their own versions of something similar like this. Either you present some cool weekly posts that you noticed, do a reblog, or give new bloggers a way to present themselves. I have always said that one of the things that I love the most about blogging is the interacting with everyone. Yes, I love writing posts. But I also love reading posts from other blogs, and responding/ exchanging comments. For those of you that are maybe scared to leave a comment on a post I can only give this advice: take the plunge. I can really say that I have made a couple of awesome friends by doing this. In this feature I will put a few blogs in the spotlight each month, that you may or may not yet know about. One thing is for sure, all of them are amazing and the person responsible for creating it is beyond cool. As my own blog is focussing on multiple topics it will not be a big surprise I am also going to present different kinds of blogs. This month I will feature blogs from the world of anime, books and movies. If you don’t already know them, check them out and give them a follow! You know you want to. So without further ado, let’s shine a light on them!

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Lina-Tiny Ugly Animal

imageBefore you start accusing me of calling people names, that really is the title of Lina’s blogΒ Tiny ugly animal. But I can tell you that this blog is anything but ugly. I have been following Lina for a couple of weeks now, and it’s been a total joy. So why do I like her blog so much? Well, first off Lina herself is awesome. When you leave a comment she always responds, and I have been really enjoying the discussions we have had through the comments section. Some of these have almost turned into complete chat sessions (lolπŸ˜‚), but that for me has only added to the fun. Not only that, her posts are absolutely amazing. Insights on animeseries, the 30 day anime challenge, her own personal take on things, all of them are simply put wonderful to read. If you don’t take my word for it just read this review (ooops, sorry Lina I called it a reviewπŸ˜‚), for one of my favorite animeseries:Β Kids on the slope. It really shows off her amazing writing skills, and while you are there take a look around and ofcourse if you aren’t already doing so, follow her! She has trouble believing she will get to 100 followers, but of course you and I both know, this is going to happen!

Shokamoka-Shokamoka’s Blog of Wonders

imagePoor Shokamoka Β has been on the receiving end of awards for quite some time now. In fact there is a certain person who shall remain nameless here (but to give you a hint her name starts with an IΒ and ends withΒ rinaπŸ˜‚) that made it her personal mission to torture him with those things. But, let’s get one thing pretty much straight here: he deserves each and every one of those awards. Shokamoka is one of the funniest bloggers I have met. He really has a terrific sense of humor (though he probably will deny that himself) and some of his posts and comments are hilarious. But in case you are wondering, that is not the only thing this skillfull guy does well. He is a blogger that works hard and besides reviews, has also written a lot of posts about other subjects such as Twitter, but also music in anime. And you see him pop up everywhere on other blogs providing comments. In short Shokamoka is a blogger that basically you just need to follow without asking any more questions. You are still in doubt? Well let me provide a link to one of his posts that I really enjoyed reading. It is for an anime series calledΒ Two Car. This is actually part 1 of a two part series, but it really gives a great insight as to why he is so awesome.

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Samantha-Modern Witch’s Bookshelf

imageI have not yet been following SamanthaΒ  for a very long time, but sometimes you just come across a blog and you know pretty from the beginning that you are there to stay. Samantha is a very friendly blogger who is just incredibly nice to talk too. Always thankful and appreciative, she also writes her book reviews in a very different way than most people do. I find this incredibly refreshing. Instead of going into a very lengthty analysis of the novel, her reviews are straight and to the point. They offer a short synopsis of what the book is about together with her insights of why you should (or should not) read it. Her posts also have a very awesome layout. Besides book reviews, there have also been a couple of great tag posts that were really a lot of Β fun to read. The only reason that I can think of as to why she currently has less than 100 followers is that probably you just haven’t seen how awesome she and her blog truly are. So visit her blog ASAP, and follow her already. And let me provide a linkΒ to one of her terrific posts to get you started.

Aaron-Swords and Spectres

imageThis is a blog that I have been following for a pretty long time now. AaronΒ is just a really friendly and engaging blogger who I have always enjoyed talking to a lot. His blog has a particular focus on books in the fantasy and science fiction range (gee, I wonder why I like that blog so muchπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). Seriously though, his posts are amazing to read. The reviews are never too long, but offer just enough to get you interested for a novel, or not of course if the book that is featured isn’t to his liking. I also enjoy the fact that he has reviews on the medium of audiobooks, something that I still have to try out (yep, I know I am sorry Aaron, but I promise I will get to that eventually at some point). The only downside that I can think of is the fact that because of his blog I keep adding books to my to read (and now also to listen to) lists, but I guess he is not the only one to blame for that. So let me provide a link to one of his audiobooks reviews forΒ Alien:River of Pain. Being a huge fan of Alien, I highly enjoyed reading this, and since then he has also had reviews on a few other books of that franchise. In short his blog simply must be followed…nuff said!

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Mr. Bobinsky-Indie Sci-fi 451

imageNow as you all know I love science fiction andΒ Mr. BobinskyΒ offers a blog that is pretty much dedicated to this fantastic medium. He has a vast knowledge of science fiction, but not only on mainstream science fiction, but also on a few lesser known movies. I have had a couple of great discussions over on his blog with him, and he really is an incredibly kind guy to talk to as well. He also has, what I think a very unique looking blog, that offers a wealth of reviews, augmented reality posts, and also features about the history of aerospace. But one of the things on his blog that I have really come to like the most is the enormous amount of truly awesome posters that he provides for classic science fiction / horror films. I keep wondering where he finds them each time but they are really spectacular to look at. In short, this is a blog that you just get lost in when you visit there. So in other words, head over there now, and take a look around. It is worth your time, and I promise that you will follow him after you have done so. Here is a link to one of those post that features posters, this one for theΒ RobocopΒ movie.

Ml.Bradford-Bradscribe

imageYou know how you sometimes stumble onto a blog and you are wondering how on Earth you did not discover it sooner? ThisΒ is one of them. Another blog, that I haven’t been following for very long yet, but it’s so far been an absolute delight. I have had a very friendly and quite frankly very welcoming chat with Ml.Bradford in our first online exchange with the topic being Star Wars. That’s where I discovered he was also a huge fan of this wonderful franchise (yes despite my rant for episode VIII I am still a fan). He has written a few amazing posts for these films, but of course that’s not the only movie that is being featured on his blog. The thing I love about his writing style is that it contains a really great sense of humor. Also the posts are very insightful and often contain some great background material as well. I have really been enjoying this blog, and I pretty much know there is much more awesomeness heading our way. Here is a link to one of his most recent posts aboutΒ Star WarsΒ and by reading it you will get a good impression of what I am talking about. It’s great isn’t it?

Β So…..that’s a wrap, for now that is!

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And that brings this first edition of Bloggers in the Spotlight to a close. I plan to make this a monthly feature on my blog and will try to bring out different topics each time, when I can. Next month I will focus on a few bloggers whose blogs don’t really fall into any kind of particular category, but are still very awesome all the same. I hope you have all enjoyed reading this and this helped you discover a few new bloggers as well. Thanks as always for reading, and see you at the next post!

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88 thoughts on “Bloggers in the Spotlight: Volume 1”

    1. I at times have that same problem with my phone as well 😒😒
      But no worries, luckily the post is not going anywhere 😊😊 And thank you, I hope you will like the bloggers featured here: I’m sure they will appreciate giving their blogs a look 😊😊

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  1. I’m so happy that you’re classing me as hilarious but then you linked to one of my most serious posts I’ve ever written… πŸ€”

    I could use Mio’s face for my reaction right now. Thanks for the mention!

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    1. HahaπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You are welcome. True enough, I linked to that post, because I still love it a lot! And it showcases your many talents!
      If you want me to link to another post, I can edit it for you 😊 This post is of course also written for you, so if you want me to change something, I can always edit it: really no problem whatsoever 😊😊

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      1. You are to do nothiiiiing!
        It is actually nice to know that my write up for a much less popular show happens go be someone’s favorite.

        I totally don’t mind rigging this entire series of yours by being featured in each and every volume, but you would eventually run out of things go say! 😊

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      2. Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ We could make that happen, kind of like you getting awards every time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        But true! It would be difficult to keep finding things to say….hmmmmmπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”

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  2. Thanks for the kind words 😊 and thanks for pointing me in the direction of some cool anime bloggers. Recently started Samurai Champloo, am intrigued by Cowboy Beebop and constantly ploughing through Dragonball Super 😊

    Love the idea of this post. May have to do something along these lines in the future.

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    1. You are very welcome: and I meant what I said, I really enjoy your blog a lot 😊
      I’m glad I was able to help with the animebloggers. My backlog of anime I slinger than my backlog of books if that makes sense πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Cowbow Beebop is a lot of fun and a true classic for sure. I haven’t started on anything Dragonball. Simply because of the enormous amount of episodes (I just can’t find the time for it πŸ˜…
      Glad to read you enjoyed the post 😊😊

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  3. Very nice. While I follow a lot of anime blogs it is nice to find some bloggers covering a few other topics from time to time and it was great to be pointed in the direction of a couple. Thanks for this – great post idea.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. Really appreciate it, and of course glad it helped you out😊😊 Yeah I’m beginning to wonder if I am not following too many blogs…but just like anime I don’t think there is such a thing as following too many blogs lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. It is hard because there are so many good blogs out there to follow. It does make it harder and harder though to make sure I visit all of the blogs I follow as some days I just run out of time.

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      2. I have that same problem these days. As much as I would want to I just can’t follow everyone. Like you I have a pretty demanding dayjob, and there are times, especially when I am home late, I really have trouble trying to read everything. But so far I can still manage it 😊😊 (and not to mention that it is just way too much fun as well 😊😊)

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  4. Wuuut?!! 😳 🧐 Okey, I had figured it out because you had a hard time keeping a straight face (in writing however that even works πŸ˜‚ ) but still, you are such a darling. Yes, our little chat conversations are a very nice additions to all those boring days.

    I am not gonna think anything about 100 followers *preparing for a celebration in secret*. Also, I might or might not have written a review. 😎

    Thank you! ❀

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    1. Haha…yeah I am really terrible at keeping secrets πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think Shokamoka might also have suspected something lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
      But of course you are very welcome! You and your blog just really deserve it because you are both amazing! And yes I really mean that, but I guess I have made that pretty clear by now πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
      Haha as for the celebration and the review/not review….sometimes it is just a good thing to not comment on something lolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (There is going to be cake on that celebration right ? πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰).

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      1. Cake is mandatory! πŸŽ‚ Always cake. And ballons. 🎈 With heliums so we can breathe it and play chipmunks.🐿

        I think you have made that clear yes. 😎 But I don’t mind that you are telling me like this. 😘

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      2. Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Cool, I will provide the balloons (I’m not comfortable with providing the cake as I am not very good at cooking, and will in all likelyhood blow up my house in the process of cookingπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).
        Haha…and of course you are welcome 😊😘

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      3. I love to bake cakes so don’t worry, I’ll make that one. Heck, I can make two or three if that is necessary. Every birthday I ever celebrate in this house I make two different cakes. Our guests always wonders why because there are always so much cake over. I always answers why not, it’s so much fun. Also, they are my guinea pigs. 😎

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      4. Haha lol, and that is so true and pretty much the only correct answer as well: why not indeed? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Well, my cooking skills are really not good, so my cake would probably end up as a dark and sad piece of burned to a crisp undefinable substance πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        But glad that the cake will be taken care of! That’s good news 😊😊

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      5. You know, there are ready made sponges in the store. All you have to do is have some jam and vanilla cream in the middle and slab some cream on the top and voila, you have a cake. It’s the perfect solution for people like you who only destroys stuff in the kitchen. 😎

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      6. Hmm….that actually sounds like something I could do. There is no fire involved in it, and I think it does not require much intelligence either. Plus…I don’t need to have the fire department on speed dial either which is awesome 😊😊

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      7. No fire, unless you put candles on it. I personally find candles a bit unnecessary so scrap those. If you fail a cake like this the possibility of me putting you in the shame corner will be very, very likely. Very. πŸ‘Ή

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      8. Whoooopppsss….I’m seriously not feeling any pressure of course…none at allπŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…
        Well…I guess I can test this out on my birthday and make some kind of picture on it (I have this image of me covered in all those ingredients 😱😱).

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      9. Oh my god, you are priceless. 😳 πŸ˜‚ And I get
        visions in my head. πŸ€” 🀭 To be serious for a short, tiny little while, of course you should. And then you sort of make up an alternative to the truth and maybe pretend that you have made it all yourself. I mean you have. A part at least. That will impress the peeps. 😎

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      10. Haha…I do my best lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Oh yeah..serious. Okay I will try that. The serious part I mean πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        So yeah I will try and make a cake around my birthday. Maybe I should do a short series of posts about it? Raist brakes a cake? Or something like that. The last post will probably be a picture of me taken into police custody covered in those ingredients I spoke of…with the police thinking it’s illegal substances…or something along those lines.
        Well…I was serious for at least a full second..so I guess that worked out fine πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰.

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      11. πŸ˜‚ Well, pics of it didn’t happen! 😎 πŸ˜‚ And it’s gonna be your best posts hands down. WP’s gonna go wild. Imagine all the new followers you are gonna get. *nods approvingly* 🍹

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      12. Haha: yeah ….I think WP is gonna go wild. But more along the lines of that it’s probably going to experience a world wide systems malfunction lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        A staggering new result for a blogger: he went from 1000 followers to 0 in one day. All with one post πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  5. Oh goody gumdrops!
    Thank u v much for this cool start to th weekend, Michel!
    Can’t resist a good insight, me.
    Can’t beat a good wodge of background material! And th groovy GSOH is essential.
    Raistlin0903 is an absolute delight as well!
    Oh yes, it’s great πŸ™‚
    Cheers!

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    1. Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You are very welcome, I am glad you enjoyed the post and that it was a good start for your weekend! More people just need to find out about your blog, that is for sure!
      Looking forward to reading many more posts from you 😊😊

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      1. WAHEY!!
        1 new Follower already- Blimey! Another 1 just came in! At this rate, it looks like my daily Stats are going to end up in double figures for once! πŸ˜‰
        Your magic is v much appreciated
        Bless u

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    1. Haha, you are very welcome indeed! Your blog is really cool so it just deserved to be featured! And yes it is volume 1, I started this new feature this year😊
      I’m glad you enjoyed the post, and I hope your blog will continue to grow! It really is awesome 😊😊

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    2. Hi…Just letting you know in this way that I placed a comment on your latest post that just disappeared (which means that it got sent to your spamfilter). It’s an issue that is affecting a lot of bloggers right now. The only way I could let you know is by replying to an older comment from you on my own blog. But just in case you are wondering why I am not placing comments anymore: I am….and you can find them in your spamfilter 😊

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  6. Ah yes, this is easily my favourite way to find new blogs. I have so much faith in the opinions of fellow ani bloggers like yourself that I can be sure to find new creators worth following through your suggestions.

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  7. I was looking forward to his and you didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to check out the one’s I don’t know. I do know both Lina and Shoka and you did a great job pinpointing what makes their blogs a must. Two Cars is also one of my fave Shoka posts. I would however like to clear up that my questionable hobbies (Everyone Tag Shoka Please!) started because I wanted to make sure he had to keep posting. It was a *good* intententoin. Now….

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for these kind words Irina, it means a lot πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
      Haha: I know, I just had to include your name as well when I wrote about Shokamoka, because I got to know his blog through yours. I always really enjoyed all the comedic banter between you two.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But I always know your intentions are good: the Blogwarming party alone is enough proof of that! 😊😊
      And trust me….you will be in the spotlight somewhere this year as well….just saying: prepare 😊😊

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      1. Awww Raist that would be so sweet but there are tons of Amazing blogs out there! I already super happy with your help discovering them!
        Shoka and my two-man comments act sure is popular! we should take the show on the road!

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      2. I know….but still, you are one heck of an amazing blogger as well, so there is no way that you will not be featured this year somewhere as well 😊😊
        Haha: that is a good idea for a collab series of posts between you guys! Irina’s and Shokamoka’s road show πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ That would become a massive succes!

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      3. Haha: that is actually an even better idea lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I think that’s settled thanπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Looking forward to those collab comments! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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      4. I know but this takes next to nothing for planning! Quality of our banter usually, literally treads on how much you can roast me each and every time.

        Just call me Takagi-san already; the easiest man to tease in the whole wide world~

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  8. I think, that we live in easy, lazy times, where a lot of things we have served ready to use/eat, which make no need to take any effort to get it. People often prefer to choose easy way, but it’s leading to loose satisfaction from doing it (whatever it is about). When it’s to easy, it’s not satysfying. Sometimes after few daysof break from reading blogs, there is so many things to read then I just don’t have time to respond with the comment to all posts. Contact with the readers is great thing and comments are good tool for it.
    Fijne dag πŸ™‚

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. I follow a lot of blogs myself, and at times it is very hard to keep up with everything. But I try to do that anyway, and the interacting with everyone is a lot of fun…so I would not want to miss that for the world 😊
      Thanks for your comment and have a fijne dag yourself 😊😊

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  9. Reblogged this on I drink and watch anime and commented:
    If Danganronpa has taught me anything, it’s that I have absolutely horrific taste in anime boys. I make up for it with impeccable taste in bloggers. My ability to spot and appreciate a great blogger (and person) are second to none and that’s how I ended up coincidentally tagging Raistlin in my post, on the exact same day he published his very first Blogger spotlight. This is such a lovely idea and a great way to discover bloggers. Raistlin had teased it a bit earlier in the year but as usual he overdelivered.
    Before you hop on over to his site to read the rest of this post – which you definitely should – let me just shameless steal his idea and say this. My very first, only and last spotlight goes to Raistlin0903. You probably know him, he’s the top commenter on your blog! You know, when a person is deeply kind, well intentioned and intellectually sharp, it’s going to show up in everything they do. That’s why the posts on Raistlin’s blog are witty, inviting and always such a pleasure to read. A warm, soothing little escape, his blog has been like an oasis to me. I go there to lift my spirits if the day hasn’t been great. I go to celebrate when it has. I hope you’ll join me there as well!

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    1. Thank you! Trust me on one thing….your blog is going to be featured here as well…probably in March ! 😘😘
      That is not ever a problem…I will always be there for you…and please….don’t apologise, that is so totally not necessary at all 😘😘

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  10. Ah Michel, thanks again for supporting my little blog! You do know that at least half of the visitors in my statistics are shown as Dutch just because you stop by so often πŸ˜‚ it is really very kind of you to create these posts to support the community (that’s why I always put so many links to other wordpress blogs too). I’ve checked some of other blogs you recommend… Bradscribe is very cool indeed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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    1. You are very welcome. And your blog definitely deserves it. And you have already been getting some positive feedback from people who have discovered your blog too. I continue to look forward to your posts as they are awesome 😊😊
      And so true: Bradscribe’s blog is awesome…wish I had discovered it sooner 😊😊

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    1. Thanks Vinnieh. Really appreciate the kind words. Oh and just so you know: and it probably won’t be really big surprise…you will be featured in his series as well. I plan on doing a special Edition for this somewhere in March…won’t spoil the details yet…but…you will see 😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much. That is very kind of you to say so. Samantha has a terrific blog and her posts are awesome to read.
      As for tiny ugly animal…or Lina ( πŸ˜‰). She really is terrific…her posts are highly enjoyable.
      Oh..and just giving you a heads up here: ret assured that you will be featured in this series of posts somewhere this year as well 😊😊

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  11. Ahhh, I love these kind of features and truly enjoyed reading your appreciation for some of the blogs you follow- it truly warms the heart. I mean, the friendships and fun to be had is unreal how good and it’s so important to show the love, you know?!
    I have been meaning to do something along the lines of featuring other bloggers as well but I am waiting for an idea to strike me on how to do it- as you said there’s quite the variation out there! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I plan on doing these features every month now (until of course I run out of bloggers to feature on this lol), but yeah it’s fun to do. I really like helping people out a bit, and giving back support 😊 But true there are a lot of ways to do this…I have seen the idea on quite a number of other blogs in some form or another. It’s always fun to do 😊

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  12. This is awesome, Michel. I mean.. I knew this was going to happen and it would make everyone smile, but man, I still got to applaud for doing it! Aaron is the only one I follow and I do recognize Bobinsky but never had a chat with him. Thanks for sharing, sir! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and the support! Well I hope to keep this series going for most of the year, until I run out of bloggers to support I think lolπŸ˜‚ But you can be sure that you and Trang will be featured on this somewhere this year as well.
      Bobinsky has an amazing blog going and if you are into anime I think you will really get a kick out of Lina’s blog as well. That and she is really kind and funny 😊😊

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    1. Awww…thank you so much Kim, that is very nice of you to say 😊 And really no worries…these says it seems WordPress is determined to not have a lot of posts show up in the reader, which makes it easier to miss things 😊

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