Bloggers in the Spotlight, Volume 4

Hello everyone! It’s that time again to all welcome you to another Bloggers in the Spotlight post. Last month’s post featured only a single blogger, but that was a one time deal only, well at least for now. In this post though I am back to spotlighting a few bloggers that totally deserve to be here. As always the aim is to shed some light on these in case you have yet to discover them, but also showcase their amazing talents. I had planned on doing this post somewhat later in the month, but last night I saw a tweet from someone featured here. And that made me want to get this one out ASAP, so I got started on writing it pretty much right after seeing that. Confused? Don’t worry, I will explain pretty much right away as he is the first blogger that will be featured here. This month I will be featuring bloggers who all blog about different topics, so grab a chair and start reading here!

Cactus Matt (Anime Q and A)

4F9A5F4C-D786-41A7-9375-82B2A7FF2EF6 So, this is the guy I was talking about in that cryptic text above.  Yesterday on Twitter he posted a tweet about feeling slightly discouraged considering the fact that his views were the lowest ever. I told him there is nothing to worry about, and it’s probably because of the summer season where a lot of people are on holiday breaks. We all get like this once in a while though where we feel that a post that you are very proud of isn’t getting the amount of views you expected it to have. Cactus Matt however, does something very special. He writes anime reviews in the form of a Q and A (Wow, I wonder where the name came from), and he does this in such an entertaining way that he really is one of my favorite all time reviewers. Most of his posts have me rolling over with laughter, where he sometimes even gets into whole arguments with his alter ego (still haven’t found out who that is though). When I read that tweet from him yesterday I just had to do something, which is why I decided to immediately make this post a priority. If you have yet to discover his wonderful blog, his amazing talent at writing posts, and just being one of the best reviewers you will come across, press that link above. And even do so when you don’t like anime. I guarantee you that this blog is worth your time as the posts are incredibly entertaining and fun. And to you I once again say this Cactus: Don’t get discouraged and have faith in your abilities: they are awesome!

Pete Davison (Moegamer.net)

E3A587CC-880C-404F-8718-FFD8F28079DC Well I have talked about this quite often on my blog, my gaming days are behind me. But…that doesn’t mean that I have totally turned my back on gaming all together. And that’s where Pete comes in. He writes posts about the world of videogames, and a lot of those posts deal with older games. In short for me it’s pretty much a trip down memory lane, but also a nice way to discover some games that I have never played in my life. A good example of this is one of his latest posts that dives into the history of Sonic the Hedgehog, a beloved game character known by many. I often wonder how the man is able to have such a vast amount of knowledge of these games. All his posts contain a wealth of little known facts, and are skillfully written and very informative. And did I mention he also has his own Youtube channel? I haven’t visited this one quite as often as I would have liked (time as usual being the bad guy), but it’s also something that is truly worth checking out if you love the gaming world. Lastly Pete is just an all around nice guy, who you will see popping up on other people’s posts with lenghty and kind comments. In short all of these are very good reasons to go right ahead and press that link to check things out. You KNOW you want to.

Kay (Kdrama Kisses)

80FD938A-B84B-482A-AE53-39F0A82218CANow, those of you that have followed me for a while now, know that I love Korean drama series. But one has to wonder how I am able to find out all the ins and outs of that vast world. Well, that’s why Kay is my number one source for Korean drama shows. Pretty much all the shows I have reviewed on my blog have been recommendations from Kay. This blog is so incredibly amazing that to describe it is almost impossible. But I will attempt to do so anyway. Kdrama Kisses keeps you up to date with news about up and coming dramas, telling you what’s about to be released, casting news, new trailers, in short a newsoutlet for pretty much everything you would ever want to know about this great medium. But there is more. There are also lengthy reviews that cover all the reasons why you should (or should not lol) watch a particular drama. There is so much more to Korean Dramas that a lot of people might not even know about. But the most important thing about this blog I haven’t mentioned yet: the host! Kay is a wonderful human being who I have been following almost pretty much since I started my own blog. Kay is always in for a chat, offering comments on your own posts and is really just one of nicest bloggers you will ever come across on WordPress. In short enough reasons to start following Kay’s amazing blog!

Fraggle (Fragglerocking.org)

B110F7AD-4107-43D8-9E59-2C4AD48871DB To say that Fraggle is one of my favorite bloggers that I have met here on wordpress would be understating it. Fraggle is an amazing woman who even has multiple blogs (and I have trouble keeping just one blog running). The one I want to put the spotlight on (at least for today anyway) is this one. I have never been good at taking photographs (yup, you can say it, some of the photos I have taken for my own blog are garbage), but that is a problem that Fraggle certainly doesn’t have. She shows off her amazing skills with a camera on her blog, and her pictures are true works of art. I have often said to her she should do something with this incredible talent, because any contest she would enter, would be a guaranteed win. My favorite posts from her are the ones where she shares pictures from some of the trips she takes, accompanied by some terrific tales of history (Yes I am a total history buff too). The pictures are absolutely breathtaking and I often just spent my time on her blog looking at them for hours on end. This talented woman though is also a joy to talk to, as she is always kind and very supportive. Just because her blog is so incredibly unique amongst all the others that I am following, it’s one of the reasons that I really want to put it in the spotlight so more of you can find out what I am talking about! So head over there, right now!

Nicole (The Bookworm Drinketh)

A23977ED-1A66-4D0C-9702-0B67DFCEC7FC Well, here we are the final, but certainly not the least of the bloggers that I am putting in the spotlight here. I love reading, and it’s all the more shameful that these days I am finding that increasingly harder to do. But because I love to read I also follow a lot of bloggers that write about books (and who just insist to keep adding novels to my to read list…..). Nicole is one of those bloggers, but she doesn’t just write about books. She does it in a very unique way  as well as having lots of other features on her blog, that are also highly worth checking out.  At the end of a book review she gives us a delicious recipe for a drink that you should make (and ofcourse consume duh) while reading the book she wrote about. Usually, even if you don’t read the book, you end up making the drink anyway. I love her writing style as she has a sense of humor that is pretty much the exact (totally insane) kind of humor that I have. She always responds to comments that you leave at her posts and also makes frequent visits to your own blog. But not only that Nicole is just a very heartwarming and incredibly kind person, and I have been having a blast visiting her blog ever since meeting her (well here on WordPress that is, sadly not in the real world). I have seen some of you that are already following her amazing blog, but those of you that don’t yet, go and do that right now. And I won’t take no for an answer. (Yep even I can be cruel sometimes).

And that’s it….

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No worries…that’s just it for this month.

And, that’s a wrap for this fourth installment of Bloggers in the Spotlight. This feature will return again next month, and I already have some bloggers in mind to be featured. But of course as we have already established that I can be cruel sometimes, I’m not yet going to say who these bloggers are. Sorry, but you are just going to have to wait a bit. On a short sidenote, I would like you all to know that I am having a lot of fun reading the posts that have so far been submitted to Jon’s Creator Showcase. It’s going to be incredibly hard to decide what will be featured, but luckily I still have until the end of the month to make up my mind. For now it’s goodbye from me, and as always thank you for reading. I hope you will have fun checking out all these wonderful blogs!

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75 thoughts on “Bloggers in the Spotlight, Volume 4”

  1. Awww jeez, this is so nice of you! Just the boost in morale I needed! Thank you so much! Your kindness and generosity is a boon to this community and I’m so thankful that you appreciate my work so much!

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    1. Haha, you are very welcome, and it simply is well deserved. Blogging can at times be very hard, no denying that, and sometimes you will see boosts in your stats, sometimes you will see them drop. Don’t worry about it though: your blog speaks for itself, and it wil continue to grow trust me on that! 😊
      And of course thank you for the kind words. Yesterday it seemed Karandi was determined to make this into another “let’s make Raistlin blush day” I did not realise that it got handed over to other bloggers too lol😂 Seriously though, thanks and of course I look forward to the rest of your posts in the upcoming years! 😊😊

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  2. Will have to check these guys out. I already follow Moegamer, his posts are professional level quality. Anime Q and A’s style is a good idea. Writing a review can be tough in terms of structure. Having a back and forth regarding a series feels more natural.

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    1. Could not agree with you more on Moegamer, his posts are excellent!
      Cactus Matt’s structure is really cool, and I just love the comedic banter that is included in those back and forths. Hope you will enjoy these bloggers, as they are all incredible! 😊

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  3. Thank you (once again!) for the kind words. I’ve said quite often that I primarily do what I do simply because I love writing about games — and fates conspired to mean that it wasn’t possible to make a long-term career out of that — but knowing that people enjoy and appreciate my work is always an absolutely delightful bonus. Sincere thanks.

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    1. Well, I already said this once, so I will say it again. More people should discover your blog, as your posts are just always a lot of fun to read. I hope this post will help a little bit with that 😊 Well, who know maybe one day the fates will conspire again and it will be able to make a long-term career out of it, one can never tell 😊😊

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  4. Awwwwwww……. You’re such a sweetheart!!!! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖😭😭😭😭 Thank you for this! I AM crazy! Everyone should know it!! 😜💖😄😄😄
    Some of these other blogs are my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITES!! I love cactus Matt’s Q&A’s, they’re always so amazing and I’m in in awe of the time that must be involved! (or, maybe I’m just thinking of how badly conversations with myself go! (Matt, if you see this I haven’t been on many blogs lately, things have been a little… Crazy, but be prepared for a good ole stalking.. Probably tomorrow!)
    I have no idea why I haven’t had a chance to follow Pete yet as (although I don’t think he knows it) we’re in a competition for who can write the longest comments! I always think I have a novel, then there comes Pete, putting me to shame!! (I THINK I HAVE YOU BEAT THIS TIME!!)
    Fraggle is my lady! She’s just the absolute greatest!! I always know I’m going to get the straight, honest truth from her, and (even though she’s only having 1 drink a week now…. Shameful) I still love to chat with her and check out her AMAZING photos! 💖💖💖
    Kay is the only one I don’t know! But, K DRAMAS?!?! YES, PLEASE!!! 💖💖💖 Heading to her and Pete now to add my (very loud and obnoxious) presence to their wonderful (probably a lot more quiet right now) blogs!! THEY’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT’S COMING!! 😂😂😂😂

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    1. Haha…ohh man this comment 😂😂😂 Okay, putting on my straight face and trying to be serious (of course failing miserably here lol😂😂)
      Well this of course just had to be done: I like it that you are saying all these nice things about all the others in this post, but you are leaving yourself out (except for the fact that you are crazy lol😂😂 But hey, that’s exactly what I am too which is why I like you so much! 😊❤️). But yeah, back to being serious: your blog is awesome. It’s one the things that pretty much always succeeds in putting a smile on my face because of your unique and fun writing style and of course the amazing person that you yourself are as well! So, as much as I ofcourse totally agree with all the things you have said about all these people, you should not forget yourself😊😊You are every bit as cool, awesome and totally amazing as all of them! So…never forget that (and just in case you do, I will keep reminding you of it 😊😊❤️❤️)
      Lol, and I don’t think I will warn the others of the fact that you are coming, they will probably find out themselves real soon 😊😊😊😂😂😂

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      1. Oh they’ve already found out!!! MUAHAHAHA!!!!! I put a comment on Pete’s blog that will put some of his to SHAME!! IT’S ON! 😉😂😂😂 I didn’t even know he wrote about video games! HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS?! And, Sonic is my JAM! (Okay… So, a lot of gaming related things are…) and Kat’s top 10 list of K-Drama’s?? Man…. I have a lot of watching to do!! 😄😄

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      2. haha…okay I of course totally had to go and check out that comment now lol. Maybe this could be a cool new competition for the blogging community? Who can write the longest comment (and in the process make the spambots explode 😂😂) I have to say that I think you will win this one hands down 😂😂
        I don’t know why you didn’t know this, but hey at least you know now you know? 😂
        Yep…Kay’s list is awesome….but trust me the moment you follow that blog your to watch list is in danger of totally going off the charts 😂😂

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      3. Lol…sometimes it’s wise to keep silent in certain conversations. I think this is one of those moments….Really I have no idea what you are talking about lol 😂😂(*whistles a merry tune….* 😂😂)

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      4. You know that old cartoon song? “ here he comes to save the day🚀🚀 😂😂
        Duh,ofcourse I will back you up 😊 Wait…that didn’t sound quite right either. I think it’s time to maybe do plan a vacation 😅😅😂😂

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      5. Lol, well last reply from me for today as the clock is nearing midnight here (yes I know I said sleep is overrated but I do have to work tomorrow 😊😊). Yay for knowing Mighty Mouse 😀😀 And you are so true about Jim Carrey, he was awesome in that role by the way!
        Lol as for that other remark…let’s just say we are both good at saying things the wrong way and leave it at that 😂😂😂❤️😅😅😅 Have a good night, morning, afternoon..erm..well you catch my drift 😂😂

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      6. Lol! 😂😂 That sounds like a lot of fun indeed 😂😂 Well I hope you will continue to enjoy, and sleep well for later (unless of course you are not going to sleep and party on all night 😊😂😂)

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      7. I did notice that, but that’s okay. I will continue to do that for you and will try and make at least one comment each day telling you awesome you are. At some point I think you will realise it yourself and start talking about how cool you are too. (Insert evil laugh….muahahahahaha 😈😈) 😂😂

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  5. Aww, I’m so honored you included me in your highlight post! You seriously make me blush with your kind words. And I really love how thoughtful you are and how you always highlight other wonderful bloggers. Thank you so much for featuring me and for just being all around amazing!! 🙂

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    1. You are very welcome, and it was a no brainer to include you in this post, as your blog is incredible. I am really happy with all the amazing recommendations I have gotten from you and it’s been a blast following your blog! I hope you will continue for many more years 😀😀

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  6. I missed reading your Bloggers in the Spotlight posts 🙂

    A lot of people on wordpress have been saying their views have dropped lately (mine has too, but I burnt out review wise and got all arty, so I put it down to that lol). 🙂
    It can be very disheartening when you work hard on a post and it gets barely any views. I hope Cactus Matt sticks at it 🙂 I visited their blog and you were right, their reviews are hilarious. I don’t know why I wasn’t following them sooner 😀

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    1. Something that one might forget is the fact that it’s summer time 😊Quite a few people are on holiday right now, and that probably includes bloggers (who are surprisingly just like normal people lol 😂😂).
      And I have always loved your posts, no matter if it’s reviews or art posts! 😊
      But yes, I agree it can be very disheartening, especially if it’s a post that you had very high expectations for. But it happens to all of us. I don’t mind stats too much. For me the fun comes from interacting with other people, and that’s the best thing that has happened to me since I started blogging 😊
      Haha..their revieuws are seriously good. I really mean it: his reviews pretty much always make me smile and quite often laugh out loud! 😂😂 Thanks for another great comment 😊

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      1. You make a good point 🙂 hehe
        Same here 🙂 Stats are only numbers. 😀 Interacting with people and sharing what you love with them is far more fulfilling 😀
        Froming experience, stats aren’t much fun to interact with and usually involve doing a lot of crazy complicated maths and running P and T-tests and deciding if it’s 1 or 2 tailed and determining significance. 😥
        People are a lot more fun (sorry for geeking out on you there) 🙂

        Thanks for your kind words 🙂 They are always very encouraging 🙂

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      2. Haha, you are not geeking out at all. I know exactly what you mean, and it’s so true. I really mean it..I have seen people becoming completely obsessed on stats…and in the end get disheartened and give up on blogging altogether. That’s such a shame.
        In the end blogging is about having fun: and no numbers could ever weigh up against finding a cool comment from someone on a post you’ve written. That for me is what blogging is all about!
        And trust me: you are doing great 😊😊

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  7. I really need to check out Kay again… I read her for a while but never got a response and when it comes to K-dramas I kind of want to fangirl with the other person as I’m just as up on the new dramas as the next hardcore fan. And I will need to check out Cactus Matt! What a cute name and I really need some anime to watch (well that I have access to…hahaha) He sounds like a lot of fun though. 😀 I LOVE and ADORE blogger love posts! They are the best. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Really? That doesn’t sound like Kay at all. I always get a response, and from looking at the posts that were released and people who commented, they always get a response as well 😊😊 Maybe, your comment got lost or there was some bug on WordPress? These days that happens way to often😊😊 But true…I always love talking about these dramas as well…it’s the best thing about blogging!
      Lol…Cactus Matt IS the best, you will highly enjoy his posts, they are so much fun!
      Thank YOU for the kind words, and the great comment! 😀😀

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  8. I love this series you run and on the blog. And I am very familiar with both fraggle and Kay whose blogs are amazing. did I say I love this series? Keep going Michel! You are a huge source of support to many bloggers like me out there!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for these very kind words: I really appreciate them 😊😊 I always really enjoy doing these series myself as well. Could not agree with you moreabout Fraggle and Kay as they are totally amazing. But the other two are definitely terrific as well and worth the follow 😊😊

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    1. Aww, thank you so much Kim, that is so sweet of you to say ❤️
      I just really love doing these posts, they just always make me smile, and they simply deserve to be here as well. They are all amazing people, Nicole and Fraggle especially 😊

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    1. I can’t say enough about how awesome Nicole is…well..I put her in the spotlight again today: just because she is so awesome 😊 But it just has to be said: the others are aboslutely amazing too and well worth checking out.
      You are very welcome! 😀

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