Nina Munteanu, blogger at The Alien Next Door and author of Darwin’s Paradox, has award The Soulless Machine Review an E for Excellence along with nine others.
I try to ignore and avoid all memes, as they feel like chain letters for bloggers, guilt and all. However, I will make an exception for this one, it seems more like the chance for some harmless self-promotion.
Here are my top ten, part of the condition of accepting is to, in turn, bestow this award of blog excellence to 10 others:
Deep Thoughts With Blogagaard – He and I started our MFA at the same time. He finished a couple of years ago and now has a soon to be best selling book on the way in December, The Suicide Collectors. His blog has been fun to follow. It chronicles the struggle that a new author has in finding and securing a publicist and publisher.
Neil Gaiman’ Journal – What can I say other than this is one of my pleasure reads everyday. Not only is this blog about how he deals with the crazy rock star life style that a successful author can obtain, but also how to be a good father at the same time.
Knuckle Tattoos – It is what the title suggests, a blog dedicated to showcasing knuckle tattoos.
Adventures in Writing – This blog is really funny. You should check out his experience at this year’s comic-con.
9 to 5 Poet – The struggles of being a poet and having to hold down a fulltime job, and if that was not hard enough, being married to the ultra-needy Soulless Machine. She is also the brainchild of Attack of the Movie Watchers and Asphalt Sky.
SciFi Ranter Girl – This is best sight to visit if you want to know what kinds of SciFi are currently on TV and much much more. She is has a very unique view of SciFi that is always humorous and sometime beautifully sarcastic.
Ashcan Rantings – This is a blog that I wish had more frequent postings. It is both literary and obtuse. I find that I read almost every word that is written. The ideas are raw and exciting.
SciFiChick – Somehow she is very well connected. You should also check out her adventures at this year’s comic-con. What I really like about this blog is that she is a true fan. She mixes the personal with the reviews in a way that I like.
One Pretentious Bastard – An old college friend, Officer Gleason’s blog is angry and does not pull any punches. He also has a on and off again “Ask a Bastard” column that always makes me laugh.
Contrariwise: Literary Tattoos – This is one of my all time favorite blogs, and I just found it a few weeks ago. Every post is a picture of someone with a literary tattoo. Check it out.
And so, there you have it. Congratulations on making The Soulless Machine Review’s top ten list. There are many other great blogs out there, just check out my blog roll. They are all good!
I must, now, get back to editing. I want my thesis to be done. I’m completely sick of it.