Being a new daddy, I won't be spending as much time on the trails this summer as I have the past couple years. So, I figured it would be a good time to give back to some of my favorite blogs and tell my readers why the blogs on my blogroll are so great!
The blog I want to talk about in this post is The Adventures of Tom & Atticus. I've been reading this blog for quite a while, well before I had my own blog. The author is Tom Ryan and he tells his faithful readers of the adventures he and his companion, a miniature schnauzer named Atticus M. Finch, had moving to the White Mountains, hiking the 48 - 4,000 footers (multiple times) as well as many other peaks. On any given day, Tom shares with his readers snippets of their life in Jackson, NH. Some that come to mind are their backyard visits with neighborly black bears, Atticus hanging out with the Wizard of Oz pumpkin people and even encounters with the occasional moose. It is always a fun visit to this site.
Some exciting stuff is also revolving around Tom & Atticus' blog. Tom recently had a book published, which is his story of their adventures. I can't tell you how excited I am to get my copy of this book as well as bring it to a book signing for their signatures (well, signature and paw print). Tom's book will be available on September 20th of this year and can be pre-ordered on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a killer deal. However, I recommend you do what I plan to do and buy it at a local bookstore to support small business in NH (if you live in NH that is)...either way, go get a copy when it is available.
Tom has a great Facebook Page as well. One thing that I enjoy is that he is very active with his followers on Facebook. He is always posting great photos and interacting with the people who share comments. Twice, he has had great giveaway contests which have been big hits on Facebook. Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 22), at 10am, there will be a video trailer shared on his Facebook page and I encourage everyone to log on to watch.
Tom is also on Twitter @TomandAtticus. Look him up and follow him there as well!
Finally, I just want to finish by saying Tom is a great guy. Though, I have never met him in person (yet), I reached out to him soon after starting my blog and shared with him why I write my blog. I told him that his blog helped inspire me to share my adventures in the Whites too. He quickly came back with kind words and was nice enough to list my blog on his blogroll, which I was very excited about. His blog is always a wonderful read and will always be one of my favorites!