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May 2013 Blog Chain

ETA: 3/31/14: *If you’re one of the awesome people who finds these past blog chain posts through search terms, you can go here to find more recent topics and to sign up for a current chain.*

This month’s chain is hosted by Lily Jenness, who emailed with a brilliant topic I can’t believe we haven’t done yet:

“What are some of the coolest/weirdest/funniest/most disturbing things you’ve researched for a story?”

She says: “Let’s face it, as writers, our search history can be a bit bizarre. We look up everything from how memory works to how to make candles. For this month’s blog chain, talk about a few of the things you’ve researched for your stories, be they funny, fascinating, or disturbing.”

As always, to sign up just comment below with a link to your blog and any days you can’t make. Thanks!

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About Michael Waters

I'm Michael, I'm eighteen, and I blog about YA books for Barnes & Noble.

75 comments on “May 2013 Blog Chain

  1. Amanda
    April 29, 2013

    AAAH, I haven’t really researched that many crazy things, so I think I’ll just read these and be entertained. xD

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Sure! 🙂

  2. dreamsinsong
    April 29, 2013

    Oooh, me, pick me! I can’t do the 5th or 6th but anything else should be okay.
    ~Jane
    realityisimaginary.blogspot.com

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      I’m putting you down for the 22nd, as I totally missed this comment at first. Hopefully that’s ok!

  3. loonytuney
    April 29, 2013

    Oooh, definitely sign me up 🙂

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Yay! How is the 5th?

  4. Miriam Joy
    April 29, 2013

    I can’t NOT do this one — I’ve had some horrific things in my search history! So stick me in there somewhere 🙂 The end of the month would be appreciated as I have exams until the 22nd May but then I’m largely free.

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Putting you down for the 23rd!

  5. debrocheleau
    April 29, 2013

    I’d like to participate. I’ve researched all sorts of things for my writing:

    http://deborahrocheleau.wordpress.com/

  6. debrocheleau
    April 29, 2013

    Oh, also thought I’d mention, if I could possibly have some time before May 15th, that would be awesome, as I will be out of the country after that.

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Awesome! Is the 6th okay?

  7. Fida
    April 29, 2013

    This is a cool topic, but I don’t have anything for it. I got to pass again 😛

  8. nevillegirl
    April 29, 2013

    Can I have the 9th?

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Sure!

  9. averythorne
    April 29, 2013

    Oh boy I don’t even know whether I should ask to do this one… some of the research I’ve done might have people thinking I’m insane. Ah well, they probably do already. Sign me up!
    Any day is good, except the 18th.

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Great! 🙂 I’ll put you down for the 7th!

  10. Charley R
    April 29, 2013

    Oh boy, I’ve got some good stories for this one. Sign me up for any day you like!

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Putting you down for the 8th! Can’t wait for the post!

    • Miriam Joy
      May 6, 2013

      Oh Charley … I look forward to reading this. Plan to share the time you spent in the Oscar Wilde fandom? I’m sure that was one of your more interesting research sessions.

      • Charley R
        May 7, 2013

        Nuuuuuuu! I decided to go down the non psychopathic route and go uber-nerd instead. Because I like to keep my blog PG, and avoid embarrassing myself completely in the world of the internet. Not good for one’s image and all that 😉

        You’ll see my post on Wednesday.

      • Miriam Joy
        May 7, 2013

        Really. REALLY.

        snehehehehe.

      • Charley R
        May 7, 2013

        Don’t look at me like that!

      • Charley R
        May 7, 2013

        Don’t look at me like that! 😉

  11. Max
    April 29, 2013

    How about…gosh, I don’t know how busy I’ll be during the month, but I don’t see any dates right now that I absolutely can’t make, so whatever’s free and I’ll try to write the post beforehand.

  12. Max
    April 29, 2013

    Follow-up: I’m signing up under my Blogspot blog, /not/ my WordPress- the site kind of signed me in while I was commenting.

  13. Miss Alexandrina
    April 29, 2013

    Awesome question, Lily! I know I’m in the safe zone of writing research, but even I do research some wacky stuff.
    John, which dates are already gone? I definitely can’t do after the 24th, but I don’t mind how early. Sunday 12th free?

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      It is!! I’ll put you down for the 12th. 🙂

  14. justcallsaul
    April 29, 2013

    I’d love to do this, it sounds ridiculously fun 🙂 I’ll use my WordPress account, so just click my username to get to my blog. All dates are manageable to me (13th and 14th are tricky but doable).
    Hopefully I’ll entertain. As an Irish teenager I’ve had some… amusing search results…

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      I’ll put you down for the 11th. 🙂 Excited for the post, haha.

      • justcallsaul
        May 2, 2013

        11th? No problem chief, you won’t disappointed 🙂

  15. Liam, Head Phil
    April 29, 2013

    It could turn out creepily, but I’m in. It sounds fun.

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Creepy is good! Putting you down for the 13th.

  16. CinderScoria
    April 29, 2013

    Yep. Doing this. Yep. Any day works for me. 😄

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      I’ll mark you as posting on the 14th, then!

  17. Joan
    April 29, 2013

    This sounds great! I can do any day after May 16th 🙂

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      I’ll put you down for the 17th!

  18. emilyakatroll
    April 29, 2013

    Sounds great! I’m in!
    Preferably this week or next would be best for me, as the last two weeks of May consists of tech week and show weekend. 🙂

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Crap. I just gave away all the other dates in the next two weeks before seeing this… sorry! Is the 15th okay?? You can always write and schedule the post in advance too. 🙂 Lmk!

      • emilyakatroll
        May 1, 2013

        Sure, that’s fine! I’ll write it this week and schedule it to post on that day. 🙂 Thank you!
        -Emily

  19. Brooke
    April 29, 2013

    Hey! I would love to be a part of May’s Blog Chain. 🙂
    http://www.brookeharrison.com
    I’d be happy to post any day!

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Great! Putting you down for the 16th. 🙂

  20. Whoa!
    April 30, 2013

    I’ll like to take part!
    Such a cool topic, Lily!
    Thanks!

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Agreed! I’ll mark you as the 18th, if that’s okay!

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Did my last comment not go through? Anyway, I just said I was putting you down for the 18th. 🙂

      • Whoa!
        May 1, 2013

        Oh it did go through!
        The date is fine with me.
        Thank you!!

  21. mandilynnwrites
    April 30, 2013

    Oh do I have have an interesting topic! I can post on a weekend if possible!

    mandilynn.com

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      Can’t wait! Putting you down for the 19th!

  22. Can I still sign up? (Camp NaNo has set me so off schedule that I just saw this!) I can post any day but I’d prefer later in the month because I have stupid rehearsals and performances in early May.
    http://theteenagewriter.wordpress.com

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      You totally can sign up! I was going to give you the 20th. Is that late enough in the month?

  23. Gwen Coppertsone (Lily J)
    April 30, 2013

    Ooh, look at all the people who want to participate! *Does happy dance.*

  24. AvonleaWriter
    May 1, 2013

    Can I still sign up? If so, any date works. 🙂

    • John Hansen
      May 1, 2013

      You can! I’ll put you down for the 21st. 🙂

  25. Caitria Karis
    May 1, 2013

    I’d love to join!!! This sounds so cool! I have definitely researched my fair share of the bizarre…especially writing ancient historical fiction… 😉 Here’s my blog address: http://anomalous93.blogspot.com/ I can do any week day, just let me know!!

    • John Hansen
      May 2, 2013

      Awesome! I’m putting you down for the 24th. 🙂

  26. matttblack42
    May 2, 2013

    I know it’s late, but can i join? I completely forgot about this until right now.

    • John Hansen
      May 3, 2013

      Sure! I’ll put you down for the 25th.

  27. ktlemonhead
    May 2, 2013

    Haha, I’m late, too! I’d like to join!

    ktlemonhead.wordpress.com

    • ktlemonhead
      May 2, 2013

      Also, I can’t do the 9th-12th. Other than that, I’m good!

      • John Hansen
        May 3, 2013

        Woot! I’ll put you down for the 26th.

  28. Paulina Czarnecki
    May 3, 2013

    Can I still sign up? I’d prefer to post towards the end of the month, but if that doesn’t work I’ll take any day. 🙂

    • John Hansen
      May 3, 2013

      If you can do the 28th, then yes! 🙂

      • Paulina Czarnecki
        May 4, 2013

        That’s good, thanks!

  29. Jenny
    May 4, 2013

    Can I still sign up? 😀

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