Monday, April 9, 2007

Issue 4

Welcome to the fourth issue of TopBlogMag!

And have we got a great issue for you this week! We have a wonderfully vengeful post from this weeks guest writer Working Girl plus two other great stories inspired by the revenge theme this week, another great blog review, the Blog Of The Week competition and another interesting discussion, this week over the "My Sweet Lord" exhibit that was canceled due to death threats.

This weeks Blog Of The Week is Asara's Mental Meanderings, go on over and pay her a visit.

Plus we have been nominated for best entertainment blog over at the Bloggers Choice Awards, so if you like what we are doing here please do go on over and vote for us. Bloggers Choice Awards, as well as being a great way to gain recognition for good blogs is also a fantastic way to discover new brilliant blogs and writers, so go on over and check the place out.



As usual, all posts on this page are part of this weeks issue, so scroll right down to the bottom,
leave some comments for the writers - I know they are dying to hear what you think - and go
on over and the visit some new blogs.

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Next weeks themes are ‘Discovery’ and of course, the ever present ‘write about what the hell you like’.

To take part in next weeks issue please send your entries to topblogmag(at)gmail.com no later than 12 midnight GMT on Friday and please, please, please read the rules before sending us your entry. (To find out what time this is where you live click here, Hint: GMT is 0)

Amaze us, inspire us, tell us something we didn’t already know, make us laugh, cry or think, but, most importantly, entertain us. Make us want to read more, want to get to know you, visit your blog and come back for more. Remember this is free advertising for your blog, wow us.

6 comments:

Asara said...

Thanks for the honor of blog of the week, it made my day! :)

Surviving Motherhood said...

You're welcome!

Asara said...

The sidebar looks good to me! :) And thanks again!!

Skittles said...

Just checking in! Great choice with Asara! She's my daughter-in-law :)

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You did well in school to get into college. You tried to get by well enough in college to be attractive to an employer or graduate program, and along the way you may have opened your heart a time or two. Maybe you even found true love.

With a foot in the door, the first years of work were the time to
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