555th Friday Blog Roundup
Please Tweet about it. Or throw up the announcement on Facebook. Or email a friend about the sale. Or buy a copy for a friend and send it to them. Or Pin the book cover. Or… Instagram yourself reading the book… I will be eternally grateful.
How am I wasting time now? With the app WordBubbles. I am really not digging this new trend to offer the removal of ads as an in-app purchase (vs. offering a free and paid version of the same app with ads or no ads), so I haven’t yet removed the ads. But I am on level 111. And I like that you get a daily puzzle, to boot.
The game makes me feel smarter than I actually am.
I found this explanation from author Robert Munsch of Love You Forever to be very moving.
I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.
I’ll never read the story the same way again, and I’m so grateful that he shared that story.
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:
Okay, now my choices this week.
Lavender Luz has another installment of her adoption advice column, and I thought addressing the adopt-a-baby-fast mentality was of utmost importance. Without shaming the asker, she points out the problems inherent in this mindset, especially in doing what is best for the child. I especially loved the wedding/marriage analogy.
Inconceivable has a gorgeous post about parenting after a loss, marking the moment of a first unbirthday. I started to highlight the sentences that made me catch my breath, but really, it’s the whole thing. It’s the whole, brief, beautiful post.
Lastly, Mom, Eventually has a post about fighting to find happiness. I love when she explains, “My happiness is like a house of cards – so hard to build and yet so fragile and quick to fall down.” I think this post will resonate with a lot of people.
The roundup to the Roundup: Please help me promote the Life from Scratch sale. Waste time with WordBubble. The real story behind Love You Forever. 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 July 17th and 24th) 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.