There are lots of ways to find blogs to follow isn’t there? A friend suggests one, a Google Alert leads you to another, following someone on Twitter leads to some, and of course there are the other blogs you already follow.
Recently I’ve come across some pretty cool blogs. I can credit one blog in particular for leading me to them: Autumnforest’s Ghost Hunting Theories. (GHT)
I thought it’d be fun to trace my steps from her blog to these others and share the neat things I’ve found.
WHERE BLOG HOPPING HAS LEAD ME
The first blog I started following thanks to Autumnforest was Above the Norm. I liked the comments Julie (and Mike, too, when he left them) would leave on GHT. One day I ended up clicking Julie’s name to check out out her profile and and found out she had a blog. I read some past posts and immediately liked what I saw. They are fans of so many of the same shows I like and they write about them. It’s nice to find people with similar tastes and to have a place to leave comments like they make it possible to do. So, just like that, Above the Norm was added to my Blogroll and quickly became one of my fave’s.
The next one is a blog Autumnforest just recently gave a shout out to: Hedgewitch Hollow. Wonderful layout, neat posts, links to interesting information…another add to the list.
It was actually Hedgewitch Hollow which led me to The Play of Light and Shadows, but without finding the one thanks to GHT I never would have found the other.
The Play of Light and Shadows has amazing graphics. They even provide free backgrounds, and soon will be offering free graphics. In addition, they have lots of info about all sorts of things. And their blog exchange buttons led me to finding three more blogs/sites.
Sinister Visions’ Sinister Circuit has links to some neat Halloween sites I didn’t know about. (Some I did, but some I didn’t and they’ll all come in useful for some Halloween-themed blogs I’ve got in mind to write.)
And speaking of Halloween, the other neat finds from The Play of Light and Shadows was fiberdoodles and Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom: Mutterings of a Domestic Witch. These ladies are my kind of gals. They love Halloween and are really getting into the Halloween spirit on their blogs.
For instance, Sharon, fiberdoodles’ blogmistress, is hosting a Halloween Blog Party on October 19. (Well, really it starts on October 19. The party’s technically going to last 13 days! THAT’S a good PAR-T! BOO-YA!)
She’s calling it her 13 days of Halloween and is inviting other bloggers to join the fun. There will be giveaways, costumes, and all manner of tricks and treats. If you’d like to participate too, click here to read about what you’ll need to do and how to sign up.
Mrs. B, who waves her magic wand to create Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, is also celebrating the season in high style with her 31 days of Halloween. She does a ton (and I do mean a TON) of giveaways regularly anyway, but that streak will continue during her 31 days. (Last year she had almost 70 sponsors donate things. Some days she had as many as four giveaways!) But there will also be guest bloggers, recipes, crafts…and something that appeals to me and my particular interests, a Haunted Walking Tour featuring blogs all decked out for Halloween. (A virtual Halloween Haunt Jaunting tour! Right on!)
But I think it’s cool that all these discoveries originated from simply following one blog, Autumnforest’s Ghost Hunting Theories. I give a big shout out to her for educating me even when it’s not her blogs I’m learning from!
What about you? Is there one blog in particular that you follow which has led you to discovering neat new blogs too?