I would like to give a shout out to the individuals who have supported my work by showcasing some of their work. I have met a ton of magnificent writers and artists that it is difficult to not get inspired by their dedication and hard work. Here is a brief, and far from exhaustive, list of admirable individuals and their respective sites:
Brian Triplett is a fantastic columnist for the Examiner and hosts his own blog on Google’s BlogSpot. He focuses primarily on the literary beat as well as the importance and innovations of social media websites, especially how they pertain to local Spokane denizens. Check out his website and throw a couple of +1’s and ‘likes’ his way on his next periodical.
Bob and Chrissy’s Lefty Leanings
Bob and Chrissy are a pair of political and environmental activists that love to challenge the many misconceptions of politics by engaging all types of individuals in healthy debates and conversation. Check out their Facebook page and give ’em a ‘like.’
Celeste Sievers is a talented artist and D.Y.I extraordinaire. She hosts a wonderful blog detailing her influences and current projects that provides visitors a glimpse into the life of a creative mind. Follow her on DeviantArt and Pinterest after you give her Comic Chic blog a gander.
The Geeky Penguin
The Geeky Penguin is a pop culture aficionado who I had the pleasure of meeting on Digg (dot) com. He writes anything from music to movie to game reviews to the many ponderings and influences that pop culture has upon our lives. Follow the Geeky Penguin on Digg (dot) com, or give his eponymously titled blog a follow–you won’t be disappointed!
Martin Gray has a stellar comic book blog that holds fantastic discussions and incredibly thorough and analyzed reviews of the latest comics. His voice pops from his reviews and his laced with little bits of comic book wisdom and intricacies that bump his posts up to a league of their own. Gray’s, “TOO DANGEROUS FOR A GIRL!,” comic book blog is a must-read for anyone intrigued by the comic book industry.
Merlyn’s is the premier shop for all your comic and gaming needs in Spokane, WA. The owner and staff are always engaging, friendly, and more than willing to help. They hold regular events for just about everyone interests and they are constantly trying to out do themselves in one way or another. If you are just visiting Spokane, or are a local who hasn’t stopped by yet, give Merlyn’s a try and a buy.
Nigel D Paul
Nigel is a beautiful and heartfelt poet/writer who always manages to put a piece of himself in his work. In almost every post that I have read from his blog, “NDP,” there is always at least one line or phrase that strikes a chord. If you ever just want to lose yourself in a bit of prose than this is the blog for you. Give Nigel’s blog a look and follow to read some truly original and masterful work.
“read/RANT!” is wonderful conglomeration of writers and comic book lovers that just enjoy conversing and penning comic book reviews and posts. I am deeply honored to have met such a great group of individuals and hear their opinions and feedbacks on all of the highs and lows that the industry has to offer.
Robert Schultz, aka Reggae Rob, has a popular, worldwide podcast that blends political, social, and economic motifs with past and present reggae riffs. Countless nights I have been spent listening to a Rastaman Vibrations podcast, while composing my next article or scene. Reggae Rob’s podcast is free to download and provides approximately a full hour of soulful vibrations that always cuts above the rest.
Sonia G. Medeiros
Sonia is a talented writer that hosts an incredibly engaging blog entitled, “Doing the Write Thing.” If she is not holding her monthly writing challenge she is always keeping busy by keeping up on her ROW80 goals, fleshing out the latest supernatural post, guest blogging, networking, etc., etc. All of her hard work pays off resulting in a well-maintained and high-quality website that makes her blog one of the best of the best. Check it out and give her latest writing challenge and post a whirl and read.
7takearisk7 is a friend that I met on StumbleUpon that greatly inspires me on a day-to-day basis just by being incredibly supportive and friendly. He is a proveyor of the arts, and his talents in writing, social networking, and friendship go well-beyond most. Give 7takearisk7 a proverbial nod by visiting his Categorian page. He constantly updates it making a fantastic hub to launch into the beauty of everyday life.
- Comic Chic (politicalstrife.wordpress.com)
- Peace Out 2011, and Welcome to the Party 2012! (politicalstrife.wordpress.com)