I shall Feature one blog on the First Monday of each Month starting March 2013. My Monthly Blog Pick shall be from the pool of blogs I am following and commenting on, and those reading and commenting on my posts. This, as a small token of my appreciation.

As my regular readers know, I sometimes insert comments and links in my posts about blogs that I follow.  Some examples: Poetic Salivation and Raining Haiku (both a series of haiku duets), and the most recent, The Brothers Grinn where I highlighted Ned, blogging as Gigoid.

When readers leave a Comment in my post, I also try to highlight their work in my “Reply” – take a look at the comments and my replies in my most recent post OUROBOROS.

I craft my replies so that they are not “in your face” but leave subtle hints – hopefully enough to trigger a visit to their blogs.

I shall continue to do this on an ad hoc basis.

Monthly Blog Pick

Last year, I dedicated a few posts to blogs that impressed me but I did not follow through with any degree of consistency 🙁

Here is a link to one such post Sunshine Tales & Verses. I invite you to check it. You’ll get to read Ian Grice’s blog > IANSCYBERSPACE. You want to read his poem today – Defence Dilemma – powerpacked.

The Monthly Blog Pick will add a degree of consistency and serve as a small pointer for those looking for interesting blogs to follow.



  1. Hey Eric,
    after stumbling upon your blog, I was hit with random inspiration and could not resist drafting a poem in response. Check it out on my blog if you get a chance.

    1. Hello Mathew,

      Glad that you stumbled in 🙂

      You did not give a title and I suppose it is the poem on your front page. Happy that random inspiration hit you.


      1. The title of the particular poem began “To Eric Alagan…”. I think you saw my most recent post that wasn’t related but check out the other when you get a chance and thank you for the likes!

      2. Silly me – yes, I scrolled down and found it.

        Must say that I am truly impressed, Matthew. As mentioned, the poem is tangential and remarkable. With your permission, I shall feature it in my blog with link and credit back to your The Substance of Dreams.

        Cheers, Eric

      3. Wow thank you Eric! I am glad you enjoyed it, and if you would truly like to you have my permission to feature it on your blog. Thanks for the support!
        With Gratitude,

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