When I decided to do this weekly award I never really expected it to be so hard. Well, okay, I kind of did. I only read or look at blogs that have captured my attention for one reason or another. I am starting to realize that I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I am going to keep on doing it, presenting you with a blog I really enjoy and follow all the time. I just like a lot of different blogs and would genuinely like to sit down and have a cup of coffee with them, maybe pick their brains.
Many of my choices are going to “Award Free Blogs.” This is okay with me because I am not looking for click backs and links, I am looking to share with my readers, long-time readers and newly-acquired alike, something about myself and potentially something they may enjoy. Keeping this in mind I also wondered if I should consider how many followers the person has. I don’t think that’s a valid criterion, however, because there are bloggers that have many tens of thousands of followers or more (I use the term as based on WordPress Reader, so it’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek-take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt number) that aren’t worth opening up. There are also some blogs with very few followers that are incredibly great.
Many blogs specialize in one subject and focus on presenting content relating to it. One such blog is Pacific Paratrooper by GP Cox. His focus is generally on World War Two in the Pacific Rim. There are letters that are from real people of the time included in his posts and they occasionally use the vernacular of the time. He also does some general patriotic pieces as well. I always find his posts are interesting and factually written. If you are interested in World War Two history and the people of that time you should definitely check out Pacific Paratrooper. He can do anything or nothing as he wants to with this award but I am offering the “Herb likes this blog and would like to have coffee with this blogger sometime,” award to the interesting, intelligent, historically accurate Pacific Paratrooper.