A Revealing Blogging Survey

One respondent said: Sometimes posts that I took enormous pains over sank without a trace. Sometimes posts I dashed off (usually in a temper) garnered dozens of comments. And sometimes, vice versa. I still don't quite understand it. And this comment is quite insightful: It seems to be more the amount of EMOTION and energy, rather than time and energy. Bottom line for a 84% of us? Don’t try so hard!...more
I give a lot more comments than I receive, which might surprise people because I do tend to get ... more

November's NaBloPoMo: National Blog Posting Month

The time has finally arrived: it's November's NaBloPoMo, the birthday of this blogging project AND its first month being in its new space on BlogHer.com. We are so glad that you've joined us. If you're new to NaBlo, you can learn more about its history here. Now, let's get this blogging party started! ...more
I'm in! more

Tweeting a Funeral: A Step Too Far or a Space for Comfort?

When I first heard that my friend Lori, from Write Mind Open Heart, was going to be "live tweeting" the funeral of the husband of fellow blogger Melissa, from Full Circle, I had mixed feelings. Though I knew that Lori had gotten Melissa's permission and blessing to do so, my initial reaction was cynical and I questioned if tweeting during, and specifically about, a person's funeral was taking the role of social media in bereavement too far. However, I tried to reserve further judgement until after I had a chance to read Lori's tweets and see how the whole thing played out. ...more
I don't know Melissa, but I do know Lori, so I saw a little of the tweeting while it was going ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from July 25th to August 1st

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more
I have this one this week. http://y-notme.blogspot.com/2011/07/leaving-home.html Courtney is ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from July 18th to July 25th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

Your Thoughts: Does the World Need More Books?

Pull out a chair and sit down with your cup of coffee. It's time to have a little talk. Today's discussion: should bloggers be writing books or should we stick to posts? ...more

Well, I think SOME bloggers should write books. Some bloggers are excellent writers. Other ... more

The Beach Trees: Moving On Doesn’t Mean Forgetting

Have you lost a loved one? I believe that those who have will really be able to connect with and find solace in The Beach Trees by Karen White. As a bereaved mother I could appreciate and relate to how the author described the main character Julie's experience of grief and loss, especially some of the physical ways we respond and feel when a loved one dies or you lose contact with them....more

It sounds like a great book and a really interesting read. I'll have to pick it up! more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from July 4th to July 11th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from June 20th to June 27th

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

Okay, this week I have links for ... more

Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from May 16th to May 23rd

Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea. ...more

I nominate one of my own today because the discussion has gotten so interesting. We are talking ... more