562nd Friday Blog Roundup
I’m not really ready to graduate from Hogwarts. I mean, overall, I’m not a big fan of change. I don’t mind something becoming more, but I’m not really into things becoming different. So Rowling announcing that Pottermore will be completely overhauled and that Hogwarts is essentially disappearing makes me somewhat depressed.
I spent a lot of time taking screenshots of my work.
Like all those potions I made and hoarded. And my house points. And my duels.
I took my Pottermore very very seriously.
Last week, I had a night to myself while Josh worked. I went on Pottermore to say goodbye, but it sort of felt like the last days of college, when you knew you were going to have to leave soon so what was the point in doing anything more? I spent a little time looking at my virtual books and some scenes.
And then I closed it down to wait for the site to revamp itself like a phoenix.
Oh Fawkes, I’m not really good with phoenixes, either.
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:
- “Pain in Progress (Part Two)” (Infertilityhonesty)
- “Microblog Mondays: Back Alleys” (Searching for Our Silver Lining)
- “On Othering. Dismissing People as Being Less Human Than We Are” (Carly Findlay)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Um… let’s see how well this goes. I want to highlight two posts, both about Kim Cattrall’s comments about… well… sort of about mothers.
Misconceptions About Conception had the first personal blog post I read on the topic, so it opened the discussion for me. She comes at it from the idea that words have meaning, and whether it’s okay to apply them to a different definition.
Both are thought-provoking posts, and I think Cattrall’s comments open up an interesting discussion on maternal instincts and mothering and ways people can be with kids and not parent. Go read these two posts and join in the discussion.
Battlefish has a post about volunteering for the Finnish Red Cross. First of all, I love that the woman called the sorting of items a “work party.” But it was a sweet image of volunteering with her daughter on her back. Go read the post and smile (and maybe get inspired to offer out some volunteer hours).
Lastly, Love and Life in the Petri Dish is holding her breath during the first weeks of her pregnancy. I think the title says it all: “Inside the Mind of a Habitual Aborter.” She explains: “It’s a tricky place. I’m trying to balance in the place that all could be ok. Not to start to think it is ok and get my hopes way up, but not to fall into the chasm that it’s hopeless and doomed either. Just stay the middle path.” I think this post will resonate with a lot of people. Go send her good thoughts as she finds that middle place.
The roundup to the Roundup: Not ready for Pottermore to change. 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 September 11th and September 18th) 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.