Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Small is Beautiful Tag

Last week I said that I would be covering Shepherd Book from Firefly as part of Pastors in Fiction. I really want my analysis of him to do him justice, and I just didn't have time to do that this week. So, I bring you a blog tag as a conciliatory offering.

This tag is also super cool because Serena (who tagged me) initiated this tag. And she understands that tag rules are, to paraphrase Barbosa, more like guidelines.


  • Feature 3-5 blogs with fewer than 100 followers.
  • Write 1-3 paragraphs about each blog, including information like what the blog is about, a brief bio of the blogger, and/or why you recommend their blog. Don't forget a link to their blog!
  • Include an image for each blog, whether it's a blog button, profile photo, header, or simply a screenshot of the blog. (I'm sorry that this will have to wait until a future date; as mentioned, I'm on a bit of a time crunch this week).
  • Thank the blogger who featured you, and include a link to their blog. If you like, you can even include them as one of the blogs that you feature (especially if they joined the tag without having been featured by someone else).
  • Include the tag image somewhere in your post.
  • Optional: For extra visibility, share a link to your post on Twitter with #SmallBlogsTag. I'll retweet it! Don't forget to follow the hashtag and retweet others' links! (The retweeting thing is from Serena...I'm just figuring out how to work Facebook. Twitter is beyond my ken.)

1. Victoria @ The Endless Oceans of My Mind

If you've hung around the blog very long, you've probably noticed Victoria lurking in the comments like a shark from her second homeland of Australia. Or perhaps more like a fuzzy polar bear from her first homeland of Canada?

Regardless, she's not that terrifying--though the pictures of Australian spiders she posts on her blog are. And her Spiderman obsession might be a little terrifying, as well. Spiders aside, she writes about writing, movies, superheroes, and having a foot in two very different countries.

2. Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind

I share Liz's coffee obsession. Beyond that, she also talks about writing, her childhood in Africa, and some very serious issues from her personal life and in the world at large. I never pull away from one of her posts without food for thought.

3. Heather @ Sometimes I'm a Story

I don't always agree with Heather in her posts, but I enjoy her wit and her perspective on different books. She always has interesting tags and miscellaneous posts. I absolutely adore her Walden-Bond Index posts on villains and I hope that reading more about villains will allow me to create better villains in my own works (mwahahaha...ahem). 

4. The Ladies @ Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife

This is one of the few non-writing related blogs I follow. Several authors have come together to discuss the vocation of women in the church from a Lutheran perspective. (I may have just given away part of my secret identity there). Much of it is designed for women with families, but there are definitely some thoughtful posts on singleness, as well. 

So, there you have my list of blogs! I would definitely encourage you to check out Serena's post, as well. I found another blog or two that interested me. If you have the time, I would encourage you to continue to spread the tag. 


  1. Wow, thank you so much, RM! I couldn't help but smile :) You totally made my day.

    1. Glad I made it brighter for you! You've done the same for me every time you've commented.

  2. I'm so sorry I only just now found your post! Thanks for participating in the tag! AND you caught my subtle reference to Pirates. :)

    1. No problem! It looks like it's starting to spread a bit.

      You intentionally did that? That's sweet!

      Thanks for the wonderful tag and comment.


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