"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday's Fab Five! Interesting reads around the Web...

T.G.I.F., right? Well, to kick it off, here are a few sites and Blog posts that have caught my eye, captured my attention, and made me take note.
I'm betting they'll do the same for you too.
I share them today, for the purpose of providing a little recreational reading for the weekend-- to entertain, inspire and enlighten. So kick back, relax, and unwind with your brew of choice.
Hope you enjoy! And if you do, let me know...

1. Let me tell you about my toe---Diary of a Mad Freelancer
2. 4 Tips to Keep Safe Online---G.I. Joh
3. 10 Sucky Things...! Creepy Query Girl
4. 10 Ways to open your next blog post with pizzazz---Blogstrategies
5. Alert for Poets---Writer Beware

On an added note, I'd also like to say that I provide these posts because far too often blogging becomes a popularity contest where really good blogs that are not perhaps active in social media circles, or connected with the right cliques, neglect to get the "props" they desire or deserve. If you stop by these spots, show some online love by leaving a comment, or following, or sharing your favorites with a friend. That way we each can get that "15 minutes of fame." :-)

Bonus: Here's another one featuring "yours truly" that I just found out about today. See it at Workawesome.com. If you stop by, please say hello by leaving a comment.

So tell me...what have you found in the way of interesting reads around the web?

IMAGE Filomena Scalise


  1. I really enjoyed reading "Let me tell you about my toe". It's hard to follow our passions sometimes and she wrote a very inspiring article on how you have to just jump in!

  2. Thanks, Wendy. You make my work worthwhile. :-)
    I think she's (Princess) a really engaging blogger, and I've featured her site a few times here.

    Have a great day!

  3. Hey thanks for the mention Jennifer :-)

  4. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 4, 2011 at 9:05 AM


    My pleasure!

  5. I would have never stumbled across these blogs were it not for you.


  6. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 4, 2011 at 12:01 PM


    How awesome to hear from you! Let me know what you think. And don't be a stranger.

    I really appreciate the appreciation. You won't believe that due to tech issues, it took me about 2 1/2 hours to load and post that this morning. :-)

  7. I have stumbled upon YOU, and that is my find of the time. Thanks to C.Hope Clark's FundsForWriters, I began reading your writing and you sing to my whistles.

    These suggestions will be weekend meandering while I'm not composting or whistling. Thanks so much I'll be here a lot.

  8. Yvonne,

    How very sweet of you! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon.

  9. I liked Let Me Tell You About My Toe! I will read the other blogs you mentioned as well. Thanks Jennifer for the plugs. I wouldn't have found them otherwise.

  10. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Good to hear, Yvonne. Let me know your verdict. ;-)

  11. Thanks for the links. Will have to hop around this weekend to see them if I can.
    Happy weekend,

  12. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 4, 2011 at 9:02 PM


    Be the "Little Engine That Could." :-)

  13. Jen: Thanks for the recommended reading. I agree with you that sometime some really good content gets overlooked and overshadowed in the blogosphere. I am off to check them all out ... especially your post :)

  14. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 5, 2011 at 2:25 PM


    Welcome back. Thanks so much for your time and thoughts. :-)

  15. Hi Jennifer,
    How nice of you to give these sites some blog love. You have a great site here yourself. It is so true how so many get loss in the sauce if you haven't made the right connections. As a new blogger myself I am amazed at how competitive blogging is and "clickish". It can be exhausting at times, but I refuse to be discouraged by it. I will definitely stop by the sites you recommended. Thanks.

    Peace and blessings,

  16. Jennifer Brown BanksFebruary 6, 2011 at 9:25 PM


    How lovely of you. And might I add that your site is great as well. Keep your head up; you're on the "write" path! Thanks for stopping by and weighing in.