Writers, Bloggers, and Poets, Oh My!

5 Jun

Hello my friends! I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggers. Maybe you can take some time to visit their blogs. I’m sure you will fall in love with at least one of these wonderfully creative people.

*Spotlighted today are a wonderful group of writers, poets, photographer, and bloggers that are sure to please.


A God Colored Girl in a Grey World staci-The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q

On this blog you’ll see many pretty illustrations and the most amazing poetry created by Staci Lys. I really enjoy visiting this blog, it always puts me in the best of moods. I’ve often told her that I’d like to frame her work and put it on my wall. I have to be careful though, because I can easily lose track of time when visiting. I love it. 😉

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The Quiet Journey (Monotetra) by Staci Lys

 Author/Translator Olga

Olga Nuñez Miret is a multi-published author, translator (English-Spanish/Spanish-English), book blogger, and radio personality. She talks about books, writing, life and everything else on her blog. I find Olga and her blog fascinating. Her book reviews are honest and insightful, as well as entertaining. She’s an intelligent, sweet, and charming person and it comes through in all her posts.

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 A Certain Point of View

Alistair Lane is a poet, writer and self-described ‘daydreamer’, and that’s okay because his imagination is powerful and seem to have no limits. I am often blown away by the creativity and uniqueness of Al’s posts.

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Teagan’s Books

Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene is an amazing writer of fantasy fiction. Reading one of her stories (she posts many on her blog) will have you convinced she’s a magician of language. Right now she is posting episodes of her story Guitar Mancer which I am currently reading, and my only regret is that I don’t have more time to read all the episodes at once. As if her stories weren’t enough she posts recipes at the end of each episode that correspond with what’s happening in the story. :p FUN!

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Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress

Dean K has a fascinating eclectic blog full of great posts on topics like Lifestyle, Motherhood, Recipes, and much more. She hosts a link party called Mommy Monday Blog Hop which anyone can join by sharing links to your blog posts. It’s a lot of fun and a great way to meet other bloggers and share your stories, poems, recipes . . . I also love a segment she does called Thank You Notes. Check out her blog you will not be disappointed.


Cindy Knoke

5,894 internet followers can’t be wrong. Cindy’s blog has over 500,000 internet views. I’m not usually a numbers gal but this is hard to ignore. Cindy Knoke is a writer and nature and travel photographer.
She retired early after 27 years as a psychotherapist/mental health director and moved to the outer limits of no-wheres-ville to a home she calls “The Holler” in rural California. I thought there weren’t any rural areas left in California but I was wrong. Cindy’s photographs will transport and mesmerize you, and coupled with her beautiful and sometimes witty words will entertain you. Check out some of her work below.

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Of course there are many other blogs I visit and like very much and I will introduce more blogs at a later time. For now, please visit these blogs––I guarantee you will not regret it. 😉 Have a wonderful day!

48 Responses to “Writers, Bloggers, and Poets, Oh My!”

  1. Ritu June 5, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Great blog choices! !!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. John W. Howell June 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Good choices.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Teagan Geneviene June 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Dear Vashti, I’m stunned to be included with such awe inspiring bloggers! Thank you so much, my friend. Sending you and your family a huge hug. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 10:05 am #

      Hello Teagan! You are more than proficient and deserving to be amongst them. Thank you very much! Hugs&Kisses

      Liked by 1 person

  4. olganm June 5, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    Vashti, you’re a star. I love you blog, your haikus and your stories. And I’m sure we’ll get to work on something together (and will reserve a spot for you on the radio programme). Thanks, my friend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 10:06 am #

      Aww. That’s so sweet, Olga. You know I’ve always admired and followed you. Thank you very much. ❤ xx


  5. jaye22 June 5, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

    Hi Vashti
    You are so caring and generous with your shares and bringing our attention to others, fantastic X X X

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 10:08 am #

      Hello my friend! It’s my pleasure, and there’ll be more blogs to come. Thank you for always being so supportive and have a wonderful day. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Al Lane June 5, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

    Thanks for the love, Vashti! This was a lovely surprise to top off my weekend 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. 10000hoursleft June 5, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Love cindy’s photos! I’ll check out her blog. Curious how her background may influence posts too. Thanks Vashti.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Vashti sharing her favourite bloggers and delighted to see some of my favourtites there.. Olga, Teagan, Cindy amongst them.. some new ones to follow too. thanks Vashti.

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  9. doreen@foxdenrd June 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    How sweet of you to highlight these blogs Vashti, but I shouldn’t be surprised by your altruism 🙂 I’m definitely going to check a couple (or more) out. You make them sound irresistible!


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 10:29 am #

      Thank you for the sweet comment, my friend. I recently returned from vacation and am still trying to catch up, but I was compelled to write this post and when that happens I have to go with it. There’ll be more blogs to follow on another post. I’m happy you enjoyed these and will check out some of the blogs. They really are fantastic. 🙂 xx


  10. writerchristophfischer June 6, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    What a great selection of blogs. I follow most of them myself and am going to check out the others now, too. Thanks for the introduction 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Ali Isaac June 6, 2016 at 5:30 am #

    What a lovely post to write in support of your fellow bloggers! 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sheila M. Good, Author June 6, 2016 at 7:01 am #

    Thank you for featuring these bloggers, writers, and poets. I will check them out for sure. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin June 6, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    They all sound great Vashti. I really need to get back into some reading and blogging I seem to ha e fallen a little off the radar 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) June 6, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Will definitely be checking them out, thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

      I enjoy sharing at ‘Read With Me’. Thank you for hosting. I’m happy you’ll be checking out some of these blogs.


  15. Mrs. AOK June 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    I am sincerely honored to be in such wonderful company!! Thank you so very much, Vashti, for thinking of me and supporting me!! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am thankful for your kind soul!!! I’m not yelling, I promise, I’m just excited and truly honored. 🙂

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

      Ha, ha! You’re very deserving to be in this bunch. You’re a wonderful person and that’s easy to see through your posts. I truly like your blog and you. I’m so happy you’re happy. ❤ xx


  16. stacilys June 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    Heyyyyy Vashti, you are the sweetest pea. Thank you so much. I’m so honoured that you would include me in an honorary post as such. I’m going to reblog and share on FB.
    Have an awesome week, my friend.
    Tons of love.
    🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega June 6, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

      You’re very welcome, Staci. Of course I included you. You know how much I enjoy your poems and illustrations. Thanks for re-blogging and sharing! You have a great week too. Hugs&Kisses ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  17. stacilys June 6, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Reblogged this on A God Colored Girl in a Grey World and commented:
    I just wanted to share this honour I’ve received by the beautiful Vashti, over at ‘The Writer Next Door’. She wrote such sweet words about me and my blog. Please take a moment to check out her blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. JESS44903 June 8, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Wow…thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Let's CUT the Crap! June 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    Love your choices. Wonderful, indeed. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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