Given my not-so-harmonious history with the National Book Critics Circle blog, I was wary yesterday morning when Practicing Writing’s site statistics revealed a surge of readers coming right from precisely that source. But what I found when I checked the NBCC blog was a very pleasant surprise.
I attended a forum recently in which MFA graduate students impressed upon the audience the importance of reading blogs as a way to stay in the loop and keep abreast of the goings-on in the literary world. And when I wholeheartedly agreed, I was duly asked which blogs I would personally recommend. I had to think for a moment and I gave an on-the-spot reply, but I promised to relay a more substantial response once I went home and thought about it more carefully.
And that response (the post) included a full list of recommendations. Including–you guessed it–Practicing Writing.
We’re in some great company (including a couple of blogs new to me). Be sure to check them out at the post.
So here’s a big thank you to Rigoberto González (we met briefly at a CUNY event two years ago, but I’m not sure he’ll remember that), a warm welcome to all our new readers, and happy weekend wishes to the regulars!