"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10 Bloggers That Make Me Happy!

Okay, folks...here's the moment you've been waiting for!
As you may recall, back in August I received the "Happy 101" Award,(though I didn't know it until September), which I'm honored to be recognized as 1 of 10 Bloggers to make my blogging buddy @ Evelyn Parham.com happy!

According to the guidelines, in turn, the recipient has to award the award in the same manner.

So, for your reading pleasure, and in an effort to share some online "luv" here are my choices. Some are newbies here at Pen and Prosper, others are "oldies" but goodies.

10 Awesome bloggers that make me happy! (Not necessarily in order of their importance).

1. Missed Periods---Who woulda' thunk that a subject like English and grammar could be fun and cool! Certainly not any of my former students. :-) She makes learning exciting and inviting! She's so hilarious that I'm sure that her students have missed very few periods in terms of reporting to her class! Check her out and brush up on some basics, or stop by to say "hi" and help to recognize the very noble work that teachers today do. Missed Period, you are the "Captain" in my eyes. :-)
2. Live Well for Less---Not only do readers receive great info on saving money, making wiser choices, and a host of "how-tos" through her popular site, Nikola is such a warm and friendly lady. She's the kind that you'd wanna have as a next door neighbor or running buddy.
3. Write Now---Visit Karen Lange's site and not only will you be engaged with the content, you'll be amazed at how popular she is within the blogging community! She's got more badges, awards, and followers than most of us could ever hope for. Not to mention she's loyal and supportive. Thanks Karen, for being in my circle!
4. Evelynparham.com---Such a warm and gracious lady provides a valuable service to her readers through her online spot dedicated to the Vegan lifestyle, and healthier living in general. She also addresses various blogging topics of interest.
5. Jean @ Virgin Blogger Notes---What can I say about Jean that hasn't been said already? She's a fantastic writer, a supportive blogger, a friendly spirit, and very giving in her style of writing.
6. Sibyl at Alternaview---Sibyl is recognized for her eloquent and enlightening commentary posts at Alternaview. Readers may not always agree with her perspective, but they will definitely have their consciousness level raised and their expectations met upon each visit. Sibyl, you make a "sistah" proud, girl.
7. Newly acquainted with Emma at Graceful Balance, I was immediately impressed with her "vibe" at my first visit! She has a holistic approach to life and an honest approach to her blogging. My favorite post thus far? "The Gift of Anxiety." Read it and tell me what you think.
8. Andrew Rosen @ Jobacle.com---Is a boast-worthy blogger. Whether he's writing about job issues at his award-winning site, or contributing his expertise to other blogs, he's funny, smart, and interesting! And he gets bonus points for allowing me to write a thing or two for his cause as well. :-)
9. The Letter Writing Revolution, with Julie resurrects a much needed lost art, in the midst of these technological, fast paced times in which we live. What a great mission and a great message for future generations!
10. Amy @ The Parm Farm is a cool chick. She combines humor, personal development, and social responsibility all under one "barn" and keeps us coming back to the farm to learn more about her, ourselves, and that "sheriff" husband of hers! Though I don't get to visit often, I enjoy my stop each time I do.

Well, there you have it folks, my terrific 10! Agree or disagree? Any you'd like to add? "Speak now or forever hold your peace." :-)


  1. Jennifer, you made my day! Thank you so much. I consider this high praise indeed, and am honored to be a part of your list. Wow. :)

    I consider it a huge blessing to have you among my blogging/writing friends. I've learned such wonderful things through your blog and articles.

    Thank you for the links, am familiar with a few and look forward to checking out the others. I am sure they are great.

    Thanks again, my friend! Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Karen,

    You are most welcome--and deserving! I greatly appreciate your loyal, (dependable) support. :-)

  3. Thanks so very much for sharing the luv! I am tickled pink to be included on your list. :) Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog much better and thanks for turrning me on to some blogs I am not familiar with. This is such a generous post. Thank you again!

  4. Emma,

    Welcome! I hope to see you around again soon!
    Pink is a good color on you. :-)

  5. Definitely a "fan" of Sibyl's & Karen's blogs...Will make a point to check out the others.


  6. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 1, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Cool! Thanks for weighing in today, Clara.

  7. Jennifer! Thank you so much for the ParmFarm luv! You have been supportive from the start and it is greatly appreciated! The timing could not be better. I was literally thinking of you last night as I was falling asleep and then this morning - viola!!! I must have been getting your good vibes. Really really appreciate it! Can't wait to check out some of your other 'happy' bloggers as well. Thx again,


  8. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 2, 2010 at 6:47 AM


    This is cool to hear! So, what were you thinking about me, huh? How you'd like to do another guest post at my blog? :-)

  9. Hey Jen,

    Wow! I'm thrilled!

    Thanks so much for including Live Well For Less, aka me, in your list of bloggers that make you happy. :-)
    I’m honored and truly thankful for your kind words, encouragement, and friendship.
    I’ve learned a lot about writing by reading your posts and articles – thanks!

    I’m looking forward to checking out all the bloggers on your list.

    Wishing you a terrific weekend!

  10. Hi Jennifer,

    Thanks for featuring me!

    I follow Emma, Jean, and Sibyl. They are some awesome bloggers. I'll be sure to visit the other blogs that you have shared.

    Take care,

    Become a Healthier You

  11. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 2, 2010 at 11:21 AM


    The honor is mine! Thanks for your support--past, present and future.

  12. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 2, 2010 at 11:24 AM


    I'm not surprised; birds of a feather flock together!

  13. I was just thinking that I missed reading your stuff and wanted to get back to it! Seriously. I would love to write another guest post. Any thoughts on a topic that you've been jones'in for? I am speaking at BlogWorld and have a few things going on right now...but throw it out there and I WILL get to it!


  14. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM


    Just do your thing! I know it'll be awesome, whatever the topic. :-)

  15. Wow! This totally made my day. Thank you. I am honored, and I will definitely check out the other blogs.

    Thanks again!

  16. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 5, 2010 at 5:31 AM

    Missed Periods,

    Great to here! You're welcome. :-)

    1. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM


  17. hey there ! Thanks for introducing me to all these cool blogs! I really appreciated these blogs . Keep up the bloggin!

  18. Jennifer Brown BanksOctober 6, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Hi Nick!

    You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by and weighing in.