I live two lives, one as a writer of books and the other as a blogger. I love both. The memoir I’ve been working on has been intensely satisfying. But to complete the memoir, I’ve obliged my readers to live on blog re-runs. I am thankful for their patience. During the interval, however, an important anniversary passed without notice. I am into my 9th year of blog writing. March was the anniversary month. How quickly nearly a decade has slipped from view.
Other bloggers have matched or exceeded my record, bloggers whose persistence I admire. Despite personal struggles, they have kept at their craft: the loss of a mother; a husband who spends more time in the hospital than at home; a heart condition that requires surgery. Perhaps their struggles have enriched their blogs. I suspect they have.
What bloggers share with writers of every stripe is a desire to share. Perhaps it’s a memory, a discovery, an observation… even laughter. Laughter, especially, begs to be shared. In any case, the blogger’s intention is to enrich someone else’s life. Not a bad reason to exist.
Today, I honor the blog Silver’s Review, (Click) Its author has been at her tasks for many years. Yet daily, she crafts fresh commentary on fiction, her writing worthy of being called an art itself. As the writer admits: The goal of Silver’s Reviews is to introduce my readers to historical fiction, mystery titles, women’s fiction, and to promote the overall love of reading for all ages. Authors who gain her attention are lucky.
As we pursue our search for good fiction, I can think of no better guide than Silver’s Review. Check it out and enjoy.