Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the blogs
Edward Hotspur had his bacon, Angie’s Grapevine had her dogs.
The synonyms were used by Idioglossia with care,
And Conscious Cacophony, her feelings she would share.
Short Stories was nestled, all snug amongst his words,
While Susie Lindau had artistic visions taking pictures of the birds.
Graceful Press was getting poetic, authoring memorable scenes,
And Drinking Tips was creating while snacking on Poutine.
JannaTWrites newest blog had created such a clatter,
And Carrie Rubin’s comments only added to the chatter.
Away to the keyboard YeahWrite flew on its quest,
Tore open the gates of creativity posting its newest contest.
The Modern Philosopher, his brilliance did show,
And masterful words from Dianne Gray, were shared from below. (well, Down Under, but it didn’t rhyme)
When, what to YarnSpinner’s eyes should appear,
Ned’s Blog, in all its glory, showing no WordPress fear.
With a well-versed writer, so lively in blog,
I knew in a moment it must be Trudging Through Fog.
More majestic than eagles the stanzas were put,
And I knew in a heartbeat, Campari & Sofa was afoot.
“Now Grammar Ghoul! now Wordy! now Moi and Leigh!
On, Margie! On, Harlon! On, Bad Guy! on, Wine and Cheese!
To the top of the Fresh Press! to the top of the wall!
Now write away! Write away! Write away all!”
As Rarasaur roars before the wild hurricanes fly,
When they meet with Two Sentences, and mount to the sky.
So up to the Matticus Kingdom they flew,
With Yadadarcyyada and a Writer Fellow too.
I didn’t have my glasses on but I thought I still had heard,
Nicole Marie and Candice Curry happily sharing their words.
As I closed my keyboard, and was winding it down,
The Silver Leaf Journal was making a sound.
Jill Weatherholt spoke with a great deal of fervor,
And words were carefully crafted by The Mercenary Researcher.
A bundle of phrases HastyWords took from her stack,
And Shouts from the Abyss, the words he attacked.
With their keyboards they created with zest and with zeal,
They wrote just as passionately as brunch for every meal!
It was Apoplectic Apostrophes, the words she did reap,
And, in between writing, they read shrinksarentcheap.
They wrote from their hearts, like it was their favorite job,
And inside of them all lurked a Geeky Book Snob.
The Cutter rambled and wrote to make you think,
While a little Fish of Gold was readied with paper and ink.
On The Homefront took a few precious moments to reflect,
While somewhere during Red’s Rants and Raves their writing they did perfect!
JoeTwo spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
Blending a symphony of phrases, responsibilities they did shirk.
The Lonely Author pounded endlessly on the keys,
While Scraps of Paper were tossed at the typewriter with ease.
You’ve been Hooked had amused us, EagleAye surely did see,
And we quickly lost H.E. Ellis to the feeling of writer’s glee.
Inspiration sprang to its feet, to its words gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like a high powered missile.
But I heard it exclaim, as our brains turned to fog,
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good blog!”
(image credit: lhj.com)
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays. All of the links should take you to a large number of the blogs I follow, so if you are looking for new things to read, they are just a click of a mouse away!!
This is wonderful, Susan! I appreciate you including my name in this masterpiece.
Wishing you peace and joy in the New Year. Merry Christmas!
You as well, Jill 🙂
hahaha – i love how you’ve done this, very clever and thanks for including me! happy holidays to you – best, beth
Awesome as always!
Thanks! Had to change it up a bit this year – some of the blogs are sadly no longer.
This is fantabulously and wonderfully awesome! 🙂
Clever and charming. Thanks for the shout, and Merry Christmas!
Thank you and same to you!
Oh, wow, this is great! I’m very flattered to be featured in this fun piece. I bet this took awhile to develop! Hope your Christmas is very merry!
Thank you – same to you!
Absolutely fantastic, Susan! How entertaining and at the same time informative. Well done! 😊
How’d I miss this? A Merry Blogmas to you, too!
I did it a couple of years ago but it changes every year and is fun to post. 🙂
Huh! Going to check last year’s…
This year was really just changing a few of the blogs to delete the blogger’s who no longer blog. The poem is pretty similar.
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I wanted to write a new version this year but time seems to be moving faster than I anticipated and I seem to have misplaced a few days in the process. It’s a fun read and may direct you to a few new blogs if you are interested. Merry Christmas to all……