Stone Soup Mondays: Best Blog Posts from June 27th to July 4th
By Melissa Ford on July 04, 2011
BlogHer Original Post
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.
Before we get to a new pot of bloggy soup, let's revisit last week's posts for some second helpings.
- When a Tori Amos Song is Really What You Mean
- After Life
- In Heaven
- An Unusual Father's Day Blessing
- Surviving Five Kids and a Grocery Store
- The House That Built Me
- Use Our MRI or Die
- How to Make (Almost) Compost and Basil Flower Soup
- Guilty Pleasures
- Non-Biblical Lessons from Vacation Bible School
- Rise in Childfree Gen Xers: Challenging a Rationale
- Baby Poo... Every Day, It's the Same Old Shit
- In a Perfect World
- Let's See What Some Paint Can Do - The Kitchen
- Good to Better: Weekend Edition
- The Perspective Jar
The Current Thread
Want to participate?
I'll start it out each week by placing in the stone, a great post I read while I surfed from blog to blog. You'll add all the vegetables -- great posts you read -- in the comment section and people will be able to jump from post to post, reading and commenting.
This thread will remain open until Thursday and then next Monday, we'll start it all over again.
In addition to including a permalink to the blog post, please write a few sentences about what drew you to the writing in the first place.
Answers to Questions that Might be Bubbling in Your Mind
- Can I nominate a post from my own blog? Of course -- why not? We all write great posts and we should stand by our writing, proud of what we're putting into the blogosphere.
- Can I nominate only one blog post? No, if you read more than one fantastic blog post this week, please put in a link to more than one blog post. Just make sure you write a few sentences about each post.
- What if the blog post I liked was written by a man? Include it! We don't discriminate over here at BlogHer and we're always happy to read great posts by a BlogHim.
- I'm really shy and don't want to boast about this great post I wrote, but I want it on the thread. Then email it to me and I'll add it in. Or ask a friend to post about it for you.
Just to recap: each week, make sure you bookmark this open thread and check back regularly to find great posts to read. The thread remains open from Monday until Thursday. I'll always start it off with a great post I read and then open up the comment section so that you can add a link and a few sentences about a great post (or two) you read. Please make sure the post fits within the thread's timeline (this week: June 27th to July 4th).
The Stone (otherwise known as getting this pot of blog soup started):
Baby, Interrupted has a post that takes a turn I didn't expect. She begins by talking about her daughter biting her while feeding, but the post twists into a beautiful look at how death mirrors birth, and what we learn from both experiences. I was so moved that I ended up reading a large chunk of the post aloud to my husband.
To read more great posts written between June 27th and July 4th, please peruse the comment section below. And while you're reading these great posts, make sure you leave a comment to let the writer know that you agreed with the original sentiment that they wrote something thought-provoking, moving, or informative.
Photo Credit: Takacsi75.
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