534th Friday Blog Roundup
March’s IComLeavWe list opened this morning. I didn’t want that to get lost in the shuffle since this post pushed that one down on the screen. So sign up, making a commitment to comment more for one week. Seven measly days. You can do it.
Life from Scratch was chosen by Amazon to be one of the monthly deals for March. It kicks off this weekend and will be on sale the whole month. I would love your help in getting word out via social media. Pretty please?
Stop procrastinating. Go make your backups. 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:
- “Being Real” (Anderson)
- “MicroblogMondays: A Healing Quote” (No Kidding in NZ)
- “Interesting” (The Build)
- “How to Be a Mom (Even If You Don’t Have Kids)” (Natasha Metzler)
- “Talking About Infertility in Church” (Amateur Nester)
- “Body Shoptalk” (The Common Ostrich)
- “A Letter to Me” (Stuck in the Waiting Room)
Okay, now my choices this week.
I know I just featured her, but Earth & Ink has another wonderful — and I’d add important to read — post. It is the sort of post you bookmark and return to whenever you are having a difficult day (or really, week, month, year). It is about rebuilding life after a loss, and how we have no clue how our continued presence on earth is needed. But it definitely is.
Bereaved and Blessed touches on Graham Moore’s acceptance speech at the Oscars (which goes hand-in-hand with Earth & Ink’s post above) and then asks an important question. If you had 45 minutes on a widely watched television program and could reach many people at once, what would you say?
Lastly, even though the outcome is now known, I loved Constant in the Darkness’s post about waiting earlier in the week (and I hope in featuring it that it doesn’t make dealing with the outcome harder). When people talk about adoption, I’m certain this is not the moment they think about. But it exists. And it’s hard to exist in. Sending good thoughts.
The roundup to the Roundup: New IComLeavWe list is up. Please help me get word out about Life from Scratch. 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 February 20th and 27th) 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.