Today is Alex J. Cavanaugh’s, Insecure Writer’s Support Group where writers hold each other up in the bad and good times, cheer each other on and are each others’ sounding boards. Peeps like this are the REALBIES in this blogosphere.
What is a REALBIE? In Shelly-language, a Realbie is a blogger who is passionate about what they write. They’re unique in their approach to teach us all to be better writers. E.J. Wesley and Roland Yeomans come to mind. Their passion shines through when they give us tidbits of writing knowledge while they give you little pieces of their lives.
A REALBIE is someone who lets you know they’re a person like you and me. They have families, jobs, chores, and problems. They are the ones who open their doors to their homes in a writerly sort of way. They write about their families and dogs and cats and what they even eat for dinner. They make you feel invited. Lorelei Bell, Ella, Brent Wescott, Eve, Marta Szemik, M.J. Fifield, Teresa Powell Coltrin, Klahanie, Susan Gourley/Kelley, Sherri Lackey, Evie, Siv Ottem, and Tonja. The blogsosphere is full of peeps like these.
A REALBIE is someone who shows support by promoting, reading, and reviewing other author’s published works, Norma Bieshir and William Kendall. This past Saturday, one of our fellow bloggers showed up at my very first book signing and bought a book, Isis Rushdan. I was totally blown away by her act of utter kindness. Five days later, it still brings tears to my eyes.
I know I missed naming all the REALBIES. I follow close to two hundred blogs. Crazy right? Sadly, I don’t get to all of them in one week. Some times not even in a month. There is only one Santa Claus of the blogosphere. And that is Alex J. Cavanaugh. He’s a REALBIE that is everywhere, too. The man must have the widest shoulders ever.
Keep your chins up every one. We’re here for each other.
Hugs and chocolate everybody,
PS My lovely flexible schedule dictated that I work a 9 to 5shift today. So I’ll be back this evening and tomorrow to read fellow bloggers’ posts.
PSS Also another reminder:
SAVE THE DATE: February 19, 20, and 21st. I’ll be having a Spread the News and Cheer on the Run Away Bride Giveaway. I’ll be drawing 2 winners for a 15 dollar Amazon card and 2 winners for autographed copies of Secondhand Shoes.
And everyone gets a FREE ebook on those three days, too.