During the last month I’ve had the privilege to meet some top people online that are slowly but truly becoming my new online friends. Most of them are also writing freelancers . They own top freelance websites. To this day I never stop to be amazed at how certain bloggers seem to know the difference between respect and blogger etiquette while others (who are well known, mind you) don’t.
I’m not sure what it is with these people. Maybe they think themselves more important than the rest of us mere mortals or they simply don’t care. But the last time I checked, it is common practice and respect for the other blogger to stop by and say thank you for the link when linked to in a post.
I want to start of with Mark from My Tropical Escape. I’ve known Mark for some time now and met him in a networking group. When I got to know more of what Mark is about, I was particularly inspired by his story. Like me, Mark and his wife have done it tough to live their dream life in the Caribbean and stepped over many hurdles to get to where they are now.
When Mark is not chasing coconuts, he can be found writing on various blogs around the blogosphere or if you happen to be in the Caribbean you might spot him down the beach.
Brett Legree has first caught my attention while being a regular on some of my new favorite blogs. He seems to spend a lot of his time commenting and interacting on these blogs, as well as here lately which is the greatest gift a reader can give to a blog owner. His butterfly effect post is a must read for all of you who like to appreciate things in life.
Brett has not been around for that long in the blogging circuit but he certainly has made a great impact and if there was a medal for top all round commenter, it would go to Brett for sure!
Thank you Brett – you rock!
If there was a such a description as Pen Wielding Ninja Warriors, then this would fit the bill perfectly with the boys from Men With Pens.
James (the entrepreneurial boss) (just make sure he’s had his coffee first!) and Harry (the killer designer) are both top notch writers that manage to craft a complete picture with their ability to write engaging blog posts.
Plus I have come to love these guys (strictly platonic speaking, just for the record, even though Harry has been posting my pics all over the Internet).
Men With Pens has quickly become one of my favorite hang out on the web and the cool gang that hangs out there are all fab people.
And last but not least there is Ebele. I have heard about Ebele many month ago. She is a writer of many moons and has a fantastic humour. Plus her amazing poems carry massive emotion.
Ebele is also the Mango Queen residing in the UK. If she knew that I have two mango trees next door she would go ecstatic.
I was impressed with Ebele’s guts to go against conventional website design and use all lower case text on the site. She is obviously very creative and as a creative person myself I appreciate greatness when I see it. I spent about one hour on her site reading every single entry because I was held in fascination by her engaging humor and talent.
That’s it for today’s pub crawl.’I'm sure you’ll enjoy hanging out on these blogs as much as I do and I catch you somewhere in the big blogosphere.
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