January 7, 2011 | By: Tracy

Let's Hear it for The Boys

I was up late last night, so this morning I had to come up with something quick and easy for the blog.

When you need quick and easy, you often think of . . .  well, MEN.

I'm kidding. (Not really)

So, I decided to highlight a few blogs belonging to those who possess a "Y" chromosome. We XX typically seem to outnumber them in the fiction blogging world...but they put up a valiant fight nonetheless. For that, the guys deserve a little recognition.

Slushpile Savant  -  Chris is a trip! You never know exactly what you're going to get from him, but there's a damn good chance it's going to make you laugh. Plus, he has these cool polls, where you can voice your opinion on the things that truly matter. Like, what terrible fate you wouldn't mind seeing befall Justin Bieber.

A Writer of Wrongs - Terry is one, of only two fellow bloggers, I've met in real life. He's brutally honest with his thoughts and always there to give you a little lift when you need it (even if he doesn't always ask for one in return).  And I -- being the long suffering Orioles fan -- have found a baseball soulmate in Terry, who roots for the Cubs.

Karsten Knight -  I discovered Karsten's blog a few weeks back, and he's another one guaranteed to make you laugh with his quirky outlook. What makes Karsten unique is that he doesn't blog. He vlogs. Highly entertaining stuff and well worth the watch!

The QQQE -  Matthew is well known for starting a blog in which he bravely bared his newbie query letters. You know, the ones we all sent way back when. Before we had a clue what we were in for. But his posts have evolved into a lot more. I believe Matt is one of the few bloggers out there, who spends more time talking about and promoting others than he does himself.

There are more who deserved to be mentioned, but I have to cut the post off at some point or it defeats the whole "quick and easy" deal. So, go show the boys some love . . . but let's keep it decent, y'all.

Happy Friday!



13 witty remarks:

Mary Vaughn said...

I'm familiar with all but The QQQE and 'll be checking Matthew's blog today. Nice of you to promote these guys. Happy weekend!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the linkage some of these guys sound really awesome! I'll be sure to check them out

Matthew Rush said...

Wow thanks Tracy! I'm glad that you noticed that I like to be helpful, because that was like the whole point of the blog in the first place.

And I know 3 out of 4 of these guys (obviously I'm one). Ill go check out Karsten now.

Chris Phillips said...

Thanks! I know I have a y chromosome, but it's nice hearing it from others. I'll have to check out the middle two dudes.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL You should see the SCBWI conferences. I think there were like 10 guys out of 900 attendees at the LA one last year. ;)

Janet Johnson said...

I follow most of these, and I think it's great to have a little bit of 'Y' in the mix with all us XX's. But great idea to highlight them!

Meredith said...

I'll definitely have to check these guys out! Thanks for the recommendation!

Tracy said...

Okay, why did not ONE of you tell me I used the wrong "HERE" in my title earlier?? :p

Terry Towery said...

Aw shucks. *kicks at a piece of gravel* Thanks for the kind words, and the linkage. I've already added three new followers! Whoo-hoo.

Actually, I rather enjoy being in the minority here on the Interwebs. I mean, I have three sons and, well, that's pretty much all of the testosterone in my life that I can stomach as it is. :)

Colene Murphy said...

Hey! I only "know" Matthew so awesome to find new blogs! Thanks Tracy! Hope you get some rest after your long night!

Lydia K said...

Uh oh, BB can be mistaken for Boy Bands or Boy Bloggers! Either way, I'm going to check out the other ones...QQQE is the only one I know in the list.

Lydia K said...

Wait, I know Slushpile too!

Beth said...

What a great roundup. I'll be sure to check them out!

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