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I've decided to do something different this week. Instead of just doing a post of my own, I want to link up to some of the best posts I've read this week. Some of them you may have already seen, but some of them may be brand new to you. It seems a good way to spread the linky love and maybe encourage you to post comments on some smaller or newer blogs. (I'm being a bit greedy. I will put one of my own up too).
1. What you say is what you are - Jemikaan A post that resonates with me, as the mother of a sweet child with autism. Please read this, especially if you don't have a child with autism. Learn something about the way your words and your reactions affect families that live with this every day.
2. Un-serious - Suger Coat It. I loved this post. It was a beautiful insight into Melissa and what makes her tick. I love, love learning more about the bloggers I follow.
Refugee swap on YouTube. Crap Policy. Crap Programming - Desert Ramblings I don't have the words right now to express how angry I feel about this policy, about how ashamed I feel. Knowing that the first boat affected by this has arrived, carrying 19 unaccompanied minors has me trembling with fury.
4. Do you have a favourite? Everything is Edible A thought provoking post from Louisa Claire about a subject I think all mothers (all parents?) deal with at least once in a while.
5. Spongeworthy - Follow the Gleam I make no secret of the fact that Jenn's blog is, in my opinion, one of the best written ones out there. I can't fathom the fact that it is not on everyone's list. Bookmark her. Go back at some point, read some of her posts. She'll take your breath away.
6. Popularity And Influence In The Mummy Blogging Sphere - Mummble Ok. I'll admit. The two 'm's in Mummble is killing me, and one day I'm just gonna ask. But in the meantime, a great post for bloggers out there. There is a lot of talk (especially after Blogopolis) about numbers and advertising and PR and 'top' bloggers. A great dash of perspective, again from Louisa Claire, who contributes to this site.
7. Glint of Gold - Edenland So you've probably all heard of the Aussie superstar blogger, Eden Riley. Who, I might ad is speaking at the International BlogHer Conference in San Diego today (I think? Or tomorrow?). She's kind of amazing, Eden. I was very, very late to the party. Dismissing this popular blogger as one of the 'too big' blogs. I find a lot of the HUGE blogs with HUGE followings lose their personal touch, and I find it harder and harder to stay connected. Boy was I wrong. Eden couldn't be less like this. And this post, beautiful. Best advice ever - Don't wait for yourself.
8. Living with Bipolar Disorder - Social Support - Madam Bipolar Honestly? Everything I've read at Madam Bipolar's blog has been linkable. I had trouble picking one post. And I feel bad, because this one is actually a guest post. But it is very relevant for people who know someone with bipolar, and how important support is for us.
And I'll put one of my own posts up this week. Not because it's one of my best. Heaven knows, I'm far from my best at the moment. But it's my blog and I'll link if I want to....
9. Am I just getting old? Talking about body image, after seeing a photo of a very, very thin 15 year old (I think her name is Kendall Jenner. I don't watch TV, but I'm assured she is very well known among the reality TV set) and what message we are giving our children about healthy body image.
10. The One In Which I Reveal My ineptitude - Wordpress/Blogger/Domains..HELP!!
Because I'm anal and can't have 9. And because I really, really, want someone to better explain RSS feeds to me.
So. There you have it. It's entirely possible that this breaks the Flog Yo Blog rules. If so, I will a)send chocolate to Glowless and b) Still do this post every week, just without adding it tot he link up.
Now. Go spread the bloggy love and leave comments. Because if there's one thing I learned this week it's that what every blogger REALLY wants is comments and engaged readers. I have made it my goal to be a better blogger by being a better commenter.