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Yay! It's the start of IPAFPFYOJOJB Week!

It's the start of IPAFPFYOJOJB (International Pimp a Favorite Post From Your Own Journal on Jon’s Blog) Week*.



Here’s how it works.


Just like in writing, we have blog days when everything falls into place. You end up posting something you’re super-proud of, and life feels good. Trouble is, after a week or so, it’s all but forgotten. After all, how often do visitors browse through more than a handful of entries on other people’s journals?


International Pimp a Favorite Post From Your Own Journal on Jon’s Blog (or IPAFPFYOJOJB, to use the catchy acronym for it) Week, is your chance to shine the limelight on that great post again. 


Post a link in the comments section to an entry from your own journal that you’re really pleased with, along with the entry title and/or a one-sentence description. 


It doesn’t have to be on LJ, so long as it’s a blog entry somewhere that you wrote. It can be deep and meaningful, a personal celebration, or just plain lol out loud funny. It can be about any subject you like, it can be as old as you like, so long as you’re proud to have posted it. If you're not sure what to choose, I recommend picking one that makes you smile when you read it again.


Throughout the week, I’ll cut and paste the links and descriptions here:

For my own pick, I went with Is your ‘but’ too big? from back in January (it also appeared on Nathan Bransford’s blog and Flash Fiction Chronicles, but it first aired here – if you’ll pardon the expression).

mjryan chose One mile ahead, a post about Texas historical markers.

msstacy13 chose Carravagio's David and Goliath is..., in which she quotes Simon Schama.

mary_j_59 chose Reeling through the stars, because it makes her smile.

misha_mcg chose Girl Cooties, a post about female representation in media and books.

valdary chose Dreams, an account of a strange dream she had.

drjeff chose Chance, about parenting.

serge_lj chose his excellent, two-part series on Steampunk and Hollywood
(part two is here)

sallymn chose A Rose by Any Other Name, the first of a three-part series about choosing fictional names (parts two and three are here and here)

peachette48 chose Eight Hours, a lesson on never succumbing to fear.

wordsrmylife chose Invasion of the Plot Bunnies, because it makes her smile.

writerjenn chose Writer’s Blocks, about the many reasons writers can get stuck.

lysythe chose l'esprit d'escalier, and my voice versus my keyboard, about shyness.

bondo_ba chose Sharing more cover art, in which he shares the cover art for his forthcoming novel, The Curse of El Bastardo.

phoenixfirewolf chose her famous Pumpkin Stew recipe.
cinda_cite chose swimming around in this amniotic fluid.

celestialgldfsh chose I'm not so-and-so, about knowing when your work is ready.
jjhoutman chose The Bones of a Book, a writing/science metaphor.

*ETA: This was originally going to be a weekend thing, then I thought 'Hang the expense!  Let's make it a week-long event' so please, keep 'em coming

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Aug. 7th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
History = :)
Aug. 7th, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
All modesty aside, as I like to say,
there are so many to choose from.
But if I must pick a single favorite,
I must also admit that I didn't write it.
It's this one, in which
I quote Simon Schama's observations's on Caravaggio's David and Goliath.
Aug. 7th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's on the main post now :)
Aug. 7th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Can I give you this one, Jon?
It's nice and fluffy and makes me smile - also verges into original fic, and says something true, IMHO. I'd say it's not quite as well-written as a couple of my other stories, but I think it might be more accessible.

The title is Reeling through the Stars

Aug. 7th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Can I give you this one, Jon?
'Nice and fluffy' works just fine :)
Aug. 7th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea! You seriously have one of the best writing blogs around. You're a genius at getting other people involved in your posts.

I'll offer up this one:


"Girl Cooties"

I think this is my favorite post from myself. The topic of female representation in media and books is something I think and care a lot about.
Aug. 7th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Misha. I remember that 'Girl Cooties' post :)
Aug. 7th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
Just an account of a strange dream I had last year.

Aug. 7th, 2010 05:34 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me. It's on the main post now :)
Aug. 7th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
Great post! Thanks for sharing :)
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Aug. 7th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
My favorite was the one about Steampunk and Hollywood, which you already knew about. Here is Part One ( http://serge-lj.livejournal.com/257585.html ) and Part Two ( http://serge-lj.livejournal.com/257862.html ).
Aug. 8th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
I remember those. Great posts :)

Have you done any more presentations on it?
(no subject) - serge_lj - Aug. 9th, 2010 01:11 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jongibbs - Aug. 9th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - serge_lj - Aug. 9th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 7th, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
oh, neat idea :)
Aug. 8th, 2010 09:17 am (UTC)
Thanks, Julie. Care to share a personal fave from your journal with us?
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Aug. 8th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
Ooooh, hard... my LJ is like my mind and tends to ramble all over the place...

But off the top of my head, I did rather like the little series of three connected posts in 2008 about fictional naming (names are one of my mad passions in life), starting with this one (it goes on here and here... I only add them because the three really were part of one whole mess of thinking).
Aug. 8th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
Great posts :) You should link to them from your website.
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Aug. 8th, 2010 09:19 am (UTC)
Wow! It took a while to find it (it's actually 1 JAN 09), but it was well worth the search. I'm glad your still here to share it, Irene :)

PS: Your daughter has a good sense of humor.
Aug. 8th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
http://wordsrmylife.livejournal.com/143328.html Invasion of the Plot Bunnies, from 6 weeks ago, because it makes me smile and because of the links between the images, some of which I didn't know about at the time.

Edited at 2010-08-08 02:13 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2010 09:22 am (UTC)
Hehehe, you can't go wrong with killer bunny videos :)
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Aug. 8th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
They're both excellent, as always, but I went with Writers blocks. Thanks for sharing, Jenn.

PS: I think Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights is better than the movies or the book ;)

Edited at 2010-08-08 09:45 am (UTC)
Aug. 8th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
http://lysythe.livejournal.com/17091.html (l'esprit d'escalier, and my voice versus my keyboard), about my immense anxiety issues with face-to-face conversation, especially witn strangers. It's gotten better since then, but I'm still kinda shy- but at least it doesn't get in the way of my job.
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
I'm a recovering shy person my own self, so I can definitely relate to your post.
Aug. 9th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Awesome initiative! Mine HAS to be the cover art for my forthcoming book: The Curse of El Bastardo!

Aug. 9th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
Penguins always make a book cover worth looking at :)
Aug. 9th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
You've been nominated!

Check my LJ post August 9 for details. :)
Aug. 9th, 2010 06:25 pm (UTC)
Lol, can I choose whether to be a strange man or strange woman? ;)
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