This is the fifth installment of the Blogger appreciation week, found here. Blogger appreciation week was designed for me to give back to those who have contributed to this blog through many intellectually stimulating conversations.

That’s Great PR

I met Justin, the creator of That’s Great PR, recently online while exchanging blog comments. He has recently embarked on his journey to build up a blog to go along with the PR group he works with. I see some great potential in his writing and really enjoy watching new bloggers try their hand at it. One of the most important things I noticed about his writing and with his subject is the passion that is prevalent in it. Passion online will carry you through the times of uncertainty and to continuing to write when it all seems as if it is for nothing. Kudos, Justin.

What I like the most:

I like the coverage of different topics that is presented and how nicely Justin ties it into his primary subject, PR (press releases).

Quick Point:

I know Justin has a lot of PR experience and insight. As a person from the outside looking in, I would love to see PR marketing campaigns and the best ways to plan a PR marketing strategy for the absolute best results. ( One example here) I know he has the knowledge to share.

Down On Our Luck

Brenda Carter, the author and founder of Down On Our Luck has appropriately named the blog so. She set out to have an outlet to the world in which she could share her life experiences and day-to-day struggles. Don’t look now but if you read some of her posts about switching over to a new server and upgrading WordPress at the same time, you will think the blog was appropriately named (remember to always back up your blog before doing anything remotely major).

What I like the most:

Brenda is an open book with her life, troubles and experiences. In an online world where it is easy to hide behind avatars and fake names, that is something to be desired. If you have the time and want to learn about her and her husband Q, I would read through her “my story” tagged posts.

Quick Point:

I know that her goal is to interact, share and talk with others who are facing some of the same or similar problems she has gone through. I recommend a weekly question-and-answer series with readers. My girlfriend does a similar thing with her readers and has gotten a good response over a short time period.

It Might Be Love

Everybody needs a little love from time to time and you’ll find it at It Might Be Love. Chelle has collected quite a montage of love-related pieces that cover just about every angle except the kind not allowed at work. I have found some really funny posts on her site that are totally worth sharing, but instead of listing all I will give you a couple of my favorites and let you discover the rest.

  • Flight of the Conchords – If You’re Into It
  • 100 Classic Rock Love Songs

What I like the most:

I love the vast quantity of posts and articles written. With a subject that can be as broad as ever, she has put together a great collection to covering many areas.

Quick Point:

I think some passionate colors intermixed throughout the blog would really draw the reader in, almost as if setting the mood for the subject at hand. I also grew up in a house with no white walls anywhere, blame my mom :)

The Blue Workhorse

The Blue Workhorse is a collection of sports writers (6 by my count) who have come together to share in a subject they all love. My favorite stat on the About page is the combined 100 years in sports. I would expect to find nothing less than a lot of good stats on this blog. If for some reason you don’t like sports, I bet you could still find their posts full of humorous writings. I am also sure their hands will be pretty full in about a week with the Olympics.

What I like the most:

a group of writers are working together to share about the subject they all like. I am envious of the collaboration they have in building their blog.

Quick Point:

I would like to see some rugby discussion or updates. My girlfriend and I have played rugby for a number of years and really enjoy the sport. If not rugby, the second sport I wish you to discussion is Jai-Alai. Well…, because that would be cool.