Searching … Searching … Searching …


I’m always honored when a blogger with more followers than I have finally finds, comments and/or follows my blog. These days, I’m feeling rather special that there are fewer and fewer blogs with more followers than I have (way to go, CM!).

Recently, I received a comment from Jacob of the blog, “That’s So Jacob”, to wit:

You’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!

So, of course, I had to hop on over to Jacob’s site to see what was going on. I mean, someone new found me? Someone with more followers than me? Woo-hoo!

And I’m glad I did. Jacob’s site is well worth following. His posts are often amusing, sometimes serious, but always well-written – just the way I like a blog to be. If you haven’t found him yet, check out his site now.

Anyway, back to the purpose of this post.

I promised Jacob that I would take him up on his challenge, and I am slowly working on that. Nine new blogs to find? I’ll do my best, but I’m very fussy about what I read (you hear me, Jason Cushman?).

Therefore, if I find and enjoy your blog, I will comment as instructed by Jacob. I may even follow, if you’re especially entertaining! If you haven’t received my comment, it may be because I just haven’t gotten to you yet, or it may be because I don’t like you well enough to do so. You’ll never really know, will you? (Down, Not CM, down!)

If you have a blog that you’re especially fond of and think I should read (either your own or someone else’s), mention it in the comments below and I’ll take a look. With a little luck, you won’t all list blogs that I’m already following – because that would make this little project just so much harder.

Go for it, people!


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25 Responses to Searching … Searching … Searching …

  1. Ned's Blog says:

    You shouldn’t be too surpried; you’re easy to find and hard to forget 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Paul says:

    Love the picture of fish. Fine job CM.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. garym6059 says:

    Good to see your hard work getting recognized by others :).

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Dan Antion says:

    Glad to see more people appreciating the wisdom and fun of CM’s blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Elyse says:

    What a nice idea!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. candygai says:

    I think under your sometimes tough exterior you are a quite wonderful and kind person. Certainly much kinder than your high school English teacher from a previous installment. I had one like that as well, he looked like Yerthe the Turtle, and still broke my ambition.
    I believe the orange fish in the above stock photo is a former a species of killifish called Australe. I know very little about fish intentionally, however my daughter’s father raised aquarium fish as a hobby. Since it seems ridiculous to have a closed mind, I picked up a few things.
    Lovely post CM


  7. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Sounds like an interesting challenge.


  8. markbialczak says:

    Of course Jacob found and tapped you on the shoulder, CM. You’re swimming in deeper waters every day.

    I don’t know if you’ve ever discovered Joey Mottern. She’s one of my faves, for her homey writing touch and perceptive wit and wisdom. If you haven’t taken a click, I hope you enjoy.


  9. Pingback: That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge: Blog #1 | Just Plain Ol' Vic

  10. thatssojacob says:

    Well look at this…thanks, CM, for the shout out! Nebraska Nebraska!


  11. Pingback: That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge: Blog #2 | Just Plain Ol' Vic

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