Other Blogs: Some more

This is the last post (for now) recommending the blogs of others that I follow, or who follow me. I hope you have enjoyed this short series, and I know that many have found new bloggers to follow. Please check some out, perhaps read a few posts, and even follow, if you like what you see. Completing the circle is a great way to build and nourish a real blogging community. If I have missed out anyone, I apologise. I mainly promoted blogs with regular output. If you would like to be featured in a future post, then please email me. The address is on my ‘About’ page.

An Australian film fan who is also a published writer and journalist. He specialises in reviews of films, theatre productions, shows, and comedy. A good sense of humour, easy writing style, and real talent as a reviewer, Lloyd Marken always has something interesting to say.

The first blog I ever followed. Film and Cinema appreciation of an academic standard, from another Australian, James Curnow, who really knows his stuff. A pool of contributors (including me) guarantee a very different look at films, old and new.

And the second blog I followed. An Englishman transplanted to Poland. A lovely wife, and two beautiful children. Sustainable living, in a straw bale house they built themselves. Goats, dogs, and lots of snow. Soaps too, wonderful soaps. I suggest you buy them. I do. Eddy Winko (not his real name) has a varied blog. It covers everything from trying to manage his smallholding in deep snow, to how to build and use a composting toilet. Something very different, in a very good way.

Elizabeth Slaughter is a retired American teacher with a ready wit, and engaging style. Her blog is a joy to read, with memories of the ‘old days’ alongside modern life for her family. Someone who is valued as a follower, with pertinent comments, and great loyalty too. I have recently managed to follow her blog, by deleting some that hadn’t been posting for a very long time.

Daniel Scott White is a talented writer of short stories, and a published author too. He is the owner and editor editor of Longshot Island Magazine, which I am proud to say has published some of my own stories and articles. He also has his own blog, featuring clever and well constructed short stories, as well as promoting the work of other writers.

The iconic Black Taxi is one of the best known things about London. Getting to drive one is notoriously hard, with a test that can take four years or more to complete. But the drivers of those cabs end up knowing more about London than almost anyone else that lives there. (Including me!) Robert Lordan casts his experienced eye over that city; History, people and places, unusual London connections, and photos of things that he happens across too. As well as that, he has written a book about his experiences, and his blog posts are featured in top-selling magazines and journals.
View From The Mirror.

Street Photography in the gritty north-east of England. Occasional glamour shoots, admiration of tattoos, and life in the raw as he sees it. John also discusses his techniques, camera equipment, and his love for the hapless Newcastle United Football Team. Their fans are known as the ‘Toon Army’, and he is one of them.

Another blog I have followed since the beginning. Arlene is a retired banker, living in Manila, Philippines. She writes of her love of books, her lovely family, and treasured garden. Exotic and tasty food, extreme weather, and her beloved dogs. A lady who gets much from her Catholic faith, as well as her love of the Christmas season.

Another retied banker, this time in Florida, USA. Frank Scarangello is the proud father of two lovely daughters, and grandfather to CC. His life is marked by tragedy too, and he writes about that, as well as his fascinating Italian heritage, and youth on the streets of New York City. Reflections on service in the army, travels all over the world, and poignant photographs from his own extensive collection. History at an academic standard, poetry that will make your eyes moisten, and published writing that gets to the heart of life.
Just wonderful.


Sue Judd is a well-travelled photographer who loves to enter the many daily challenges for photography blogs. Sue and I have been around for much the same time, and she always manages to fascinate me with her love of decaying buildings and plants, and wonderful still life compositions. Memories of touring Europe in her sports car, family holidays in her youth, and of course the photos that have prompted me to write short stories about them.
Words Visual.

Elizabeth is an American lady, living in England. She is compiling a book about the history behind many of the unusual street names found in London. On the way, she has unearthed many detailed histories of everything from tiny back-alleys, to the biggest and best-known thoroughfares of that great city. Historical oddities, Roman London, and so much more. I know that as a Londoner I am biased, but I guarantee you will also be amazed at many of her discoveries.

The last one today, and another of the early follows from me. David Miller lives in Nevada, USA. He writes limericks, and has published novels too. His current projects include writing the lyrics for songs, and working on a two-part detective novel. A real blogging friend to me, and a lover of films, as well as the French Language and culture. His varied blog also includes photos, and tales of his impressive hikes in the wonderful desert landscape close to his home.

A longer than usual list this time, as it is the last one for a while. As and when I follow different blogs, I will be sure to recommend them to you. I hope that some of you find something to enjoy from this varied selection.

37 thoughts on “Other Blogs: Some more

  1. Thanks so much for mentioning both my blog and my steady comments on other blogs. I gained a couple of new blogs to follow from these posts. As for my comments, after 30 years of grading papers I find it impossible to just read something without putting in my two cents worth about what I have read. Blessedly though I neither have to grade nor correct blogs!

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    1. My pleasure, Elizabeth. I love it when people comment, that’s the heart of blogging, and why we have that facility. Feel free to ‘grade’ my blog any time. πŸ™‚
      (Over here, we say ‘Mark’ papers.)
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. Many thanks Pete! I’ve been slow on my reading and writing these past few weeks due to the passing of my brother-in-law and just started some catchup today when I came across your piece.

    Sincerest thanks again and best regards.

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  3. Thanks for your kind words, Pete. I’ve neglected my blog quite a bit this past year. But, paradoxically, I’ve also accumulated quite a few followers. Perhaps they find it easy to follow my blog precisely because I post so rarely?

    If anyone is interested in reading my lyrics, they can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/LividEmerald/. I post lyrics as soon as they are declared with SACEM, a French performance rights organization. Lyrics are a passion of mine!

    There are a number of blogs where writers talk about the process of writing (their) books. I’ve thought about creating such a blogβ€”one that would not only discuss books published and books in progress, but also my views on writing in general. I’m still undecided. For one thing, time spent writing articles about writing is time spent away from actually writing books! Your thoughts?

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    1. You have many projects on the go, David. More than most of us, it has to be said. However, I think a ‘writing process’ blog (or posts on your existing blog) would be a useful tool for aspiring writers and bloggers, and may well attract a new readership too. It also wouldn’t do any harm to your own thought processes concerning your books and lyrics. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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