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!