The next day, I found that the post I had scheduled for the previous day had far more new commentators than any post normally got. The mystery was solved soon enough Pk Hrezo had chosen to shine the spotlight on me and my blog, and the new commentators were all followers of her's. Though I have been tardy in visiting the blogs of all the people who commented (I will get there by the end of this week, or month, or year, I promise), a few have already become 'friends'.
A lot of blogs feature a "Blog of the Week" regularly, but till I saw the response to that one post of Hrezo's, I never realised how powerful the concept could be. It is a great way to introduce your favourite blogs to your followers- who knows what could come of the interaction. And since I am a great believer in cross-pollination, I had to adopt it.
I first thought of it as a sporadic feature, but even without much thought I could think of at least three stellar blogs which do not have a quarter as many followers as they should have, so I am going to do it once a week for as long as I have worthy candidates to feature as the blog of the week.
So without further ado, I introduce the Blog of the Week : Confessions of a Mystery Novelist
Confessions of a Mystery Novelist, Margot Kinberg calls her blog. What you get everyday is a thesis on a different aspect of life as interpreted by mystery novelists.
A recent post, for instance, was about characters who come alive in a story even though they are actually dead. Six fantastic examples, where you would not have thought even one existed. If the wisdom she packs into every post, even when she is supposedly discussing something else, is not attraction enough, Margot unfailingly responds to every single comment.
Whether you love mystery novels or not, you have to visit Margot's blog.
A drabble is a story told in exactly 100 words.