Monday, April 11, 2011

I is for Inspire

Today I've decided to make it all about you. The bloggers. Every day you inspire me to keep posting and attempting to come off as creative and fun (who knows if it's really working).

So here are a few bloggers that have truly inspired me and the reasons.

Candyland - For always posting what she's feeling. She can lay it all out on the line. She inspires me to do the same.

Elana Johnson - Her kickazz blogging skills leaves me begging for more. She is Queen Bee of these parts and I love her for it. She inspires us to always do better.

Matthew Rush - Mr. Query Man allows us to post our queries and have them critiqued. He allows us to share our pride and joy and is never harsh it the advice he offers. He inspires us to ban together.

Tahereh - This girl is truly something else. Her witty and imaginative posts always leaving me feel in awe of her awesome. Also a little inadequate, after all she's a goddess with words. She inspires me to be awesome.

Talli Roland - The girl who rocks my socks off. An avid poster like myself with the ability to write both non-fiction and fiction novels. She inspires me to always be greater.

Jillian - This Teenage Brides has the biggest heart and the best advice. She shares about her life and being married at such a young age. She shows the true meaning of life. She inspires you to enjoy life.

Jennifer Hillier - Is an absolute doll who shows that though she may be a sweetheart it doesn't mean she doesn't have a dark side... that's right people she writes some amazing thrillers. She inspires to step outside of the box.

Christina Lee - Between her writing life and her jewelery line she shows that it truly can all be done. She inspires me to run with all my ambitions.

So what bloggers inspire you? I'd love to know!!!

56 comments:

Tara Tyler said...

I hope you'll find my blog inspiring if you get a chance to visit again =)
I am going add those you listed to my journey thru I & J today!
Happy I day!

Vicki Rocho said...

Where have I been? Seems like you just started the A-Z thing and now everyone is on I? Holy moly.

Siv Maria said...

Thanks for the links to the blogs that inspire you, I will have to check it out :)

Thomasina said...

It's always nice to read some inspiration. It def leaves you wanting more! Nice "I" post.

Cheree said...

Thanks for the blog links. I have to agree with Elana Johnson. She has truly inspired me.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I love this celebration of blogger friends! Thanks for the links! :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, Jullian is the only one I wasn't already following.

These are some of my favorite bloggers. :D

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Nice post Jen. I'd say there are a at least a dozen bloggers who inspire me - either with their words or their personal journey to publication. Have a great day!

Laura Pauling said...

It would be really hard to narrow it down. So many of you inspire me and I walk away with something from everyone's blog.

mooderino said...

Following a few of those already, will check out the others.

For writers I'd recommend Austin James
also Charmaine Clancy at: Wagging Tales

and a ton of others.

- mood
Moody Writing

salarsenッ said...

I know them all and they are all fantastic!

Chelsey said...

Elana and Matt definitely. I'm going to check out the rest. Janice Hardy's blog, aside from giving great advice, often inspires me to take my work to the next level.

Candyland said...

Oh snap. I wasn't ready for emotions this early but I Loves You.

Candyland said...

Oh snap. I wasn't ready for emotions this early but I Loves You.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, those blogs inspire me too! I think it's wonderful you recongnize them today.

Talei said...

Awesome blogs and writers! I follow all I think except a couple which I shall rectify!

Happy A to Z my dear!
x

Chris Phillips said...

Some good new blogs. Thanks for the links.

lynnrush said...

I have a few. Elana Johnson is one of them. Tawna Fenske is another. I love her humor. Billy Coffey and Lori Lundquist are two more.

There's a mix of humor, encouragement, and level headedness in all of those. It's a nice mix. :)

I really enjoy your blog, too, Jennifer. It makes me smile which is always a nice way to start the day.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

There are some incredibly inspiring blogs out there - this is a great post to acknowledge the ones you find most interesting.

CJ xx

Emily White said...

Great post!

Let's see, bloggers who inspire me would have to be Matthew MacNish (the writer formerly known as Rush), Elana Johnson, Shannon Whitney Messenger, and Victoria Caswell!

I can't go through the day without reading their blogs.

Carrie said...

You have picked pretty awesome people to be inspired by. I'm checking out the ones I don't know yet.
Thank you for hosting this challenge. That is pretty inspirational too.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Why, you Jen! You inspire me! (I'm serious...)

Angie Paxton said...

Thanks for reminding me about some really great bloggers and introducing me to some new ones.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the links! I'm always looking for inspiration :)

Jingle said...

wow..
love your sweet sentiments.
well done I.

Justine Dell said...

Oh, how sweet! Those bloggers have inspired me too! They are wonderful!!

~JD

Joanne Brothwell said...

I totally agree with your picks!

Ann said...

Great choices Jen. My list would be a mirror image but Would add yours.

Laura Marcella said...

I agree with your choices and I'll add one more...YOU!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

So sweet, Jen! I am always inspired by Robyn Campbell, the fabulous Elana J., Lenny Lee, Angela Ackerman, Candace (of course), and Susan Quinn. (To name a few)

And YOU!! :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh man. You flatter me, thank Jen!

TL Conway said...

Thanks for giving me more blogs to check out. I'm always searching for more inspiration!

Rachel said...

This is a blog that inspires me on a daily basis.
The Crazy Life of a Writing Mom

E. Elle said...

I'm inspired by all my bloggie buddies. <-- Yes, a cop-out, but at least no one feels left out!

Catherine Denton said...

It's working! ;) You inspire me.
My Blog

And these amazing bloggers for various reasons:
*Hair in the Air - Art by Jema
*Much Love
*Love is my Religion

Teenage Bride said...

wow jen I am speechless. When I first read the title of this post I could not wait to check it out. Inspire is my favorite word you know... well Inspire and Love of course haha

You yourself are an inspirational blogger!!! Look at your success, not only are you great at blogging, but you are so kind hearted when it comes to others.


Thanks Jen!!!!!

Sarah Allen said...

This is such a great list! There are so many awesome blogs out there, I love coming across lists because it in a way helps curate all those blogs. So thanks for sharing :)

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Pen Name: Imogen Rayne said...

Love your post! I must be ahead a day, because I am on J. LOL!!! I have met some awesome writers through this challenge and I do hope we have more challenges. I enjoy thinking of what to make my new letter about but thats when creativity kicks in! Thank you for letting us bloggers connect in this way. By the way , your blog inspires me.

Stephsco said...

Elana Johnson's blog was a gateway to YA blogs for me. I stumbled upon hers, and from there explored probably every link she posted! Now, I'm a little more discerning, I read what interests me and comment where I can. But I'm not slowing down much - I find interesting new blogs almost every day.

I found some great practical editing advice from http://bloodredpencil.blogspot.com

http://www.yahighway.com/ is great for a broad spectrum of YA lit

and even though I don't sew, I like retro stuff and I find this blog fascinating: www.blogforbettersewing.com

upinthecosmos said...

I've been looking to be inspired and have found some inspiration here in blogger land. I'll have to give those you listed a look!

Stop in and give my blog a read at The Voices Within Unleashed

Tracey Neithercott said...

Thanks for the links! If I were to make this list, you'd be on it.

Hannah Kincade said...

Any and all writing bloggers because the aspiring ones help lift each other up and the published ones, encourage us aspiring writers. Love them all!

Talli Roland said...

Aw, thank you so much, lovely Jen! You're inspiring yourself, you know.

Kyra Lennon said...

Great post! You are a very generous blogger - that inspires me! :D

Jennifer Hillier said...

AW JEN!!!!! Thank you so much. That means so much coming from you.

And for the record, you inspire me too. Every day here is my daily dose of inspiration. Giant hug, girl. :) Don't know what I'd do without you.

Michelle Merrill said...

Uh...well...yours. Duh! And then a few more. I really like Elana Johnson. I also love Shallee McArthur and Chantele Sedgwick. Oh and Jess and Christine Danek...Dang there are SO many! Thanks for the links for yours though.

Lindsay said...

Ooh, there are so many. Some are on your list, but also you, and lots of others. That is what i love about blogging -- lots of inspirational peeps ;)

Word in the Hand said...

amazing how much can be communicated via this cyber- community.

S. said...

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Liz P said...

What a great post! It's true, there are so many inspiring bloggers out there. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Besides you???

There are so many - the A to Z team, Lenny, Diane, Sharon, Theresa, Dez, Lila, Indigo, ... and so many more!

Alison Miller said...

Thanks to you I just found some cool new blogs! I have a few that I like to visit - they keep me motivated!

Susan Fields said...

Great choices here! I love Talli, too - I'm always blown away by how many blogs she manages to visit!

Christina Lee said...

AWWW *sniffle* Thank, Jen! And I heart you back xoxo

Donea Lee said...

Such a lovely "I" post ~ :) I'd have to include you and Elana, of course. Two of the bloggers who made me want to blog regularly, so thanks! There's so many great ones - Colene, Abby, Jess, Michael, Carol, Alex, Dezz, Angela, Shannon, Samantha...oh, my list could go on and on and on!!

mohsin said...

Thanks for the links to the blogs that inspire you, I will have to check it out.................