Friday Find: Critical Mass Spotlighted Blogs

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.

You see, the post that was driving traffic to Practicing Writing was Rigoberto González‘s “Spotlight on Blogs.” From the post:

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!

3 thoughts on “Friday Find: Critical Mass Spotlighted Blogs

  1. Katie Cappello says:

    I found your blog through Barbara Jane Reyes’ blog, also featured in the list. I’m happy to be one of the new readers!

  2. Erika D. says:

    Thank you, Katie, and welcome!

  3. deonne kahler says:

    Congrats, Erika! Rigoberto putting you in the number one spot is well deserved.

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