Monday, April 30, 2007

Issue 6

Hello and welcome to the sixth issue of TopBlogMag, and what a magnificent issue it is!

The challenge for this weeks writers was to take the name of a well know cliché, make it the title of their post and then tell us something that happened to them recently.

A hard man is good to find – Three Bright Stars mourns the loss of ‘real men’.
No use crying over spilt milk – a terrifying race against time for Desert Songbird

and our feature post this week, and winner of The Blog Of The Week award,

If you can’t beat them, join them – fighting a loosing battle over whose music is best, In The Trenches Of Mommyhood

And that is not all! We also bring you your regular weekly fixes of;

Another Great Singer – the music review that unearths the not-so-well-known talent; this week featuring the fabulous Theresa Anderson.
The Blog Review – Plooptionary, because graphs can be fun and other such drivel - yet another hilarious must-read for your blogroll.

As always, each and every post you can see on this page is part of this weeks issue, so scroll right down to the bottom, leave some comments for our writers and click on over to see them at their own blogs for more of their writing.

If you wish to see your writing here with links to your blog along side other great writers simply leave us a comment or send us an email ( and we will get in touch.

In the last week we have had an influx of requests to join our writers list and we would like to issue a hearty welcome to all those that have been added – you can see our new additions in our writers blogroll, please do go on over and say hello to them (if you have been in touch but haven’t heard from us yet don’t panic, I shall be in touch soon).


Keta said...

Oh hello. I'd like to submit my blog to yours! Everything I write is original. Sometimes it's about the lumber business ("Softwood Lumber-Dispute & Market Info" category), sometimes it's about my Wild Bald Eagle photography ("Bald Eagle Photos" category), and sometimes it's just personal yacking about me ("Random Ramblings" category).
I've already added a button linking back to you on my sidebar.
thanks! Keta

sanna said...

my blog is mainly photographs which are free for download. My English is not flwless, because I'm German, but I'd like to join your blog. I'll put your link on my blogroll, to.

Rod said...

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