Not too long ago, I posted about things I've learned in the year since I began blogging. One thing I mentioned is that I most enjoy blogs with great content. I enjoy reading blog posts that make me think or sit up and take notice. Blog posts that make me itch to leave a comment and become part of the conversation on that person's blog. And I enjoy writing those types of posts, too. I love it when I get a conversation started on my blog that continues behind the scenes.
Another thing I learned is that it's very difficult to find these blogs I call "blogs of substance". I have found some (all of you!), but it's been a trial and error process. Many of you have expressed similar feelings. For a while I thought about starting a blog that would serve as a venue for Blogs of Substance to find each other and to have a chance to be highlighted. I spent a lot of time talking this over with my fellow blogger, friend and step mom, Sandy of It's a Jungle Out There. Well, guess what? We did it! (Actually, Sandy really did it. She created the site, even though she's never done anything remotely like that before. I did, however, cheer her on!).
So, if like me, you are a little tired of blogs full of giveaways and ads that seem to have overridden the "meat" of the blog, please check out our new blog Words of Wisdom (WOW). We will be highlighting blogs of substance to help you find them and also to help draw interested traffic to your great blog. All you have to do is follow WOW, grab our button, "join the conversation" by checking in regularly and leaving a comment and of course, visiting and commenting on the highlighted blog, the Blog of Note. Want to become a Blog of Note? Let us know. There is more information on how to do that on WOW.
Please join us. And if this sounds like something you are interested in, please feel free to post about it on your own blog. The key to WOW's success is going to be by spreading the word. I hope you will all decide to become a WOW Blogger of Note. You all write such thoughtful and insightful posts. Let's help each other find other like-minded blogs.
UPDATE: I'm beyond thrilled to announce that WOW will be highlighting its inaugural Blogger of Note (BON) on Monday! Please be sure to stop by and visit this extemely eloquent blogger. And be sure to "join the conversation" by commenting on Monday's WOW post so that other bloggers can find you, too.
(So, who wants to be next? Let me know).