I can’t take it anymore. There are way too many articles and links that I want to discuss, and while I am normally not a linking person (not because I don’t want to be) I have to get some of this out there, hoping maybe a couple of you will find this as interesting as I do. I’m sorry, but some of these links are embarrassingly old.
- Abbey never fails me with her links, and her Read This! feature is my favorite. She’s my Internet Digest. I love all of them, but this one links to a great article on the upside of austerity; this one links to a helpful article on creating a waste free kitchen (one day); and this one links to a fabulous article on the Eat, Pray, Love phenomenon.
- Like Erina Hanson, I need to want less.
- I admire and respect the thought Alicia Paulson puts in her home, and love that she cites Carl Larsson as an influence. I want an influence.
- I’m obsessed with Habit blog. It reminds me of what I was doing during my ABC souvenir foto school month, only better. It’s been around for a long time so, yeah, I’m behind the times. Actually, I have found a veritable dog-pile of new-to-me blogs this month. All evidence points to me living under a rock.
- “Corn Sugar.” Wow. That was debacle, huh? For those who weren’t privy to the twitter maelstrom, the Corn Refiners Association asked a few mom bloggers to attend an educational talk on the benign nature of High Fructose Corn Syrup and later write a post on their experience (cough). Pamela Parker from Federated Media has collected the three most linked to posts on the subject. The publicity program went over like a lead balloon with most readers, as you can imagine. Additionally, most professional bloggers were dismayed to hear these women were paid in gift certificates. My goodness. Gift certificates? Was it a gift certificate to, I don’t know, France? The Federal Reserve? The end of the rainbow? I appreciate the need to make money, but I don’t see myself working for gift certificates or five dollar tweets, for that matter. I suppose that sounds arrogant, and maybe it is. Not that I should worry. I must put off a “can’t touch this” Catholic school-girl vibe because I am rarely approached to write sponsored, giveaway, or guest posts. In fact, when Bethany and Andrea asked me within days of each other to write guest posts, I had to wonder if someone was setting me up. (Not really, but it was a funny coincidence.)
I feel like today is Friday and just linked you to a ton of lengthy reading material. Alas, it’s Thursday. Forgive me?