Picking An Apple: A Blog Dog Weighs In… There Are No Rules by Jane Friedman

A Blog Dog Weighs In

Picking A Good Apple

Tuesday mornings have become very important to me.  I get to weigh in at the weekly Weight Watchers meeting at 9 a.m. and see how much weight I’ve lost in the past week.

I try to approach this test with optimism.  I quit eating and drinking around 7:00 the night before and I do not eat or drink anything until my feet hit the official WW scale.  Then, I enjoy the eighteen Kashi Cinnamon & Vanilla bites of cereal (one and a half points) I’ve brought with me.  I wear the exact same ensemble I wore at my first weigh in and, sigh, I try to dry my hair because wet hair does weigh more, doesn’t it?

On some Tuesdays I’m also going to weigh in on another subject.

As much as I enjoy writing about my efforts to produce five pages a day and other unchained observations, I’d like to expand the focus beyond me.  At least on certain Tuesdays.   It also helps debunk my husband’s theory about bloggers being narcissists (see previous post).

Before I established Sit.Desk.Write., I did a lot of research reading other blogs and checking out their different styles,  themes, and content.  I discovered I love to read blogs and have subscribed to quite a few via RSS feeds, e-mail and/or Facebook.

Picking An Apple will feature a site I’ve found that’s helpful, inspirational, full of interesting tidbits, and/or just plain funny.

In other words, shiny, juicy and ready to bite into!

Today’s apple is pretty good.

I’ve been reading Jane Friedman’s There Are No Rules, http://blog.writersdigest.com/norules/, for quite some time and she’s never let me down.  Her pages are full of great  links, instructive articles, encouraging stories, and she does it all with an injection of kind humor.

Even though her site is geared toward writers, many of her posts transcend a specific subject matter.  For instance, her most recent entry from August 9, 2010 is about Mary L. Tabor, an author who turned her blog into her second book, (Re)Making Love: A Sex After Sixty Story.  What happened to Ms. Tabor instantly lures you in; I won’t be surprised to see it made into a movie.

After I subscribed to Jane’s blog, I connected with her on Facebook, where she rapid-fires gems of information; for example her August 8, 2010 post  ‎When you plant a seed, you don’t dig it up every day to see how it is doing leads into the thought provoking video “Good Boss, Bad Boss.”

Overall, Jane’s blog is a resource where she gathers other great resources and ideas; then circulates them to her readers.  She does the homework and points us in the right direction.

Thank you, Jane ~ I’m always looking forward to your next post!  ~ JD here

PS:  1) If anyone knows of a cool blog, I’d love to hear about it!  2) On my WW weigh-in, I lost 1.4 lbs.  So, Yaay!

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3 Responses to Picking An Apple: A Blog Dog Weighs In… There Are No Rules by Jane Friedman

  1. Very grateful to have you as a reader! Hope that the posts continue to be useful, and always open to feedback, too. Thanks so much & cheers. 🙂

  2. JD says:

    Hi Jane,

    I have no way of knowing, but in case you signed up for my blog via RSS feed, I’ve changed the feed to go through Feedburner.

    To keep receiving it, you would need to visit again and re-subscribe. Just thought I should let you know. Hope you’re having a great weekend and congrats again on your new position! ~ JD

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