There’s no better company than books, booze, and this one just in, fellow bloggers. Some of my most admired authors were part of a literary circle, albeit informal, like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien of The Inklings.
Today we have the benefit of the Interwebs, and writers bump into each other more often in this online space. If you will and work on it, your network can expand from nothing to a hundred in a day — if you work hard on it. The WordPress community is a viable springboard. Following blogs gets you noticed. But having found out about the authors of some of these blogs, I realized that following should be more than stalking, as there are more to these people than meets the eye.
Some of the links I’ll share are owned by people from other cultures, some we often read or hear of, some seldom. But they got me all excited because as I browse through their pages, I’m beckoned to understand more what and where they’re coming from, to read beyond the lines and learn about their individuality and the universality of thoughts, emotions, and words (as arbitrary sounds that form meaning, as a means to express the inner workings in humans).
So to the following writers, thank you, and I hereby dub you my fellow Inklings:
Cloud of Lace – New discovery. The blog name itself summons the image of soft, smooth lace that feels so good on the skin. This Lebanon-based blogger has something to say about food, fashion, and some interesting facts of life. With the feel of genuine love for life, her posts are a thing of beauty.
Jona and the Universe – This lady banged some sense into my head when she wrote that piece about Doors where she claims she answers to a call, that of adventure’s. “I am no extrovert. I’ve been sickly for as long as I can remember. But I love adventure and I welcome its calling.” I’m having troubles taking adventures seriously lately because I take work oh-so seriously. But with her guidance, I’m bound to regain some balance in my life soon.
Tanguyenable – One who is still learning the ropes, this blogger is aggressive in achieving his goals, and wants you to take part in the process. The daily thoughts he’s put together so far have bits and pieces of life lessons that any of us have already heard but haven’t done — and he is a sort of a reminder that ok, it’s about damn time we act!
The Juniper Jar - I can’t remember when I exactly followed her, but I really like the way she writes. Apart from the style, it’s also what she says that strikes a chord with me. We both are from the Lit world and grew up in a church.
Enjoy digging. You might unearth something you’ll really want to bring home to your own lairs from these people.