This is amazing and coalesces all of my mixed feelings about the post below. I like the idea of a crowd-sourced, pay-it-forward means of discovering authors I might not have heard of otherwise. And I sincerely love the writers I linked to, and was linked to by — I’m still negotiating how to effectively toggle between “wannabee author myself” and “terribly sincere fan.” But for blogging authors, TNBT is also blatant self-promotion, and self-promotion always feels a bit painful and awkward in its cringing desperation (at least it does to me…I feel like a dog asked to tap-dance). Incisive, gently critical whimsy is the best of all possible responses. Thank you for this, Helena.