Blogfishing 2011: A field guide for the adventurous blogfishers!


Grab your waders! I’m taking you down the lifestream for some great blog fishin’. I rarely show my little spots to anyone and have an crazy sense of adventure. So, come reading at your own risk. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll catch something interesting at one of these stops?

  1. The Write to Make a Living – An easy-to-catch shallow-water blog, Stacey Donaldson has created a place to have a cup of Joe and day dream about reading and writing good books. After dipping your feet and casting a few posts, grab your mouse and shuffle upstream for a variety of stronger fare. (Note to self, I just spotted this varietal. I’m not sure if I’m hooked.)
  2. the3six5A perennial favorite and true life-streaming blog, the 3six5 plays by its name featuring short, daily posts, each a different diary entry—365 words/days/authors. A heady blog bouquet, this the3six5 offers a variety of styles, focus and flavors. (Tip for Vegas locals: Check out 1/7/2011 and 2/22/2011.)
  3. d’blogala – Further up stream, drop your bobber for some daily whimsy. Art doodling author Dawn DeVries Sokol reveals colorful scales made of art journals, calendars, and doodle sketchbooks. You may even spot the rare underbelly—her step-by-step instructional sketchbook. (My inner, seventh-grade doodler yearns for her crafty entries of all colors, shapes and sizes. )
  4. Whisky in My Sippy Cup – As you come around the bend, take a spell and try to catch this unique half-breed. Shannon posts a Canadian-Texan blog of the spotted-mommy variety. Wild yet baby-safe, this blog is well worth the inevitable side-stepping fight. (If you catch her, release her. The blogosphere needs to maintain a healthy population of wild ones.)
  5. Attack of the Redneck Mommy – Drop the sippy cup and hold onto the bottle! This southern fried beauty will pull you in so fast your head will spin. Tanis Miller shares pithy yet provocative tales of terror and love in this hellion of a blog. (I’ve logged on for adventure and log off entertained, thunderstruck, balling ike a baby, and busting a gut. Sometimes all at once!)


Tonight’s post was inspired by the writing prompt: “Give us links to five must-read web sites you go to every day and tell us why.” This is my 22st post in March for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). The image was created last year in Blogfishing…an activity for the sporting reader. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.


Blogfishing…an activity for the sporting reader.



Authors: Various

Each day’s author must write and post that very day, with the word count limited to-you guessed it-365 words.  From post 1 to 365, I look forward to the constant change in topic and perspective. This is possibly due to the fact that my own posts change from day to day with seemingly random perspectives. With this strategy of randomness comes the inevitable bad writer or flat-out boring topic. Good or bad, the reader get a chance to experience a variety of writing styles and viewpoints.

Attack of the Redneck Mommy

Author: Tanis Miller

Tanis writes from the heart, and her one-sided dialogues continue to intrigue. As soon as I start reading, I’m fascinated with the story—even if I have NO idea who she’s speaking with or about. The stories are often heart-wrenching or gut-wrenching. Either way, reading Attack of the Redneck Mommy entertains this mommy to no end.

California to Sicily 

Author: Angela Andrieux

Angela shares her perspective on food, travel, and photography. This month, she’s posting daily to her own series called “Thirty Days of Thanksgiving.” Each day is list of items that she is thankful for. The lists are usually short with a few blurbs reflecting on simple, domestic concerns. Each blurb resonates like a nod of the head by someone I may have held a door open for. The brevity of the listings are what make me want to return to read it every day. And I am thankful for that.


This photo of a 15″ rainbow trout (caught by my then five-year old son) was taken by my mother. She was such a sport to take my boys fishing!