516th Friday Blog Roundup
Last year, I opened the Creme de la Creme for submissions on October 15th to give you (and me) two full months to create the list which goes up on January 1st. This year, the task has been on my to-do list with a little question mark next to the word. Creme? Yes? No?
I think all things run their course. Certainly the Lost and Found has fallen by the wayside from lack of use. I post it as often as I have stuff to post. I am trying to get that project to a nice, round number, and then I will shutter it.
And I wondered if the Creme had reached a similar fate. If you got enough out of it anymore to make it worth doing the work, and if I got enough out of it anymore to make it worth doing the work.
I decided that yes, it still had enough juice in it to make it through this year, the 9th time constructing the list. So I will open the list for submissions on Tuesday, October 21st. A few days later than I would have liked, but still plenty of time.
I know there are people who like to be towards the top of the list, so I give you this heads up so you can peruse your archive this weekend and choose a post. If you’re new to this blog and have no clue what I’m talking about, you may want to familiarize yourself with the Creme de la Creme by looking at old ones. Because it would rock if we got a wide range of voices on the list.
Raise your hand if you read this section. Okay. Now raise your hand if you ACTUALLY DO A BACKUP. People, it doesn’t help to just think about doing it. Go do it. Make your backup. Don’t have regrets.
Seriously. Stop what you’re doing for a moment. It will take you fifteen minutes, tops. But you will have peace of mind for days and days. It’s the gift to yourself that keeps on giving.
As always, add any new thoughts to the Friday Backup post and peruse new comments in order to find out about methods, plug-ins, and devices that help you quickly back up your data and accounts.
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “Moving On” (Coffee and Tea)
- “Golden Afternoons” (The Nelson Family Blog)
- “Two Years Later” (Baby-Making Merry-Go-Round)
- “I Am (Not) a Face of Infertility” (Waiting for Baby Bird)
- “The Other Quiet Mom” (HuffPo)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Persnickety Chickadee has a brief post that packs a punch about books. She always worried that she would have a child who wouldn’t love books as much as she does. She didn’t realize she had to worry about whether or not she would have a child at all. It’s a moving post in its brevity.
Another small post: Days of Grace has the most absolutely perfect response to the idea of whether or not you should blog: “Write for the future you. She won’t let you regret it.” Go read the whole post.
A Little Bit More has a post detailing her Thanksgiving weekend that looks at the good in between the hard. She talks about a moment when she was starting to feel down, and then she observed something that brought her back up. And I love this line: “So God has a sense of humour and was reminding me that there is so very much to smile about, laugh about, love and be thankful for.”
Lastly, I love the distinction A Fifth Season makes when she says she isn’t blessed, and why she has a problem with that word. She bluntly states: “Blessings, you see are relative. One knows to call something a blessing when one knows the antithesis. I live the antithesis so that others know what to call their blessings.” It informs how she views the world, and why she refuses to look at her life as a comparison.
The roundup to the Roundup: The Creme de la Creme opens this week. Your weekly backup nudge. And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between October 10th and 17th) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.