Most of blogging ought to be reading.
I know this. In the middle of the night, I must choose: Start on my post I wish I’d written earlier, or get to my reading routine? I have a reading routine. It’s complex and it’s regimented, and tonight, I’m actually choosing the more selfish path – I will write this, rather than read more blogs.
However, I hope that by sharing some recent blogs I’ve read, I’m bending the karma.
I’m in a vortex of incredible work. It comes from the A to Z Challenge, but also the top six commenters on my blog. I find great reads in the WordPress bloggers I follow. And I’ve just joined a Facebook group, small in number and perfect in tone, to associate with.
Here, then, are the past 11 post I’ve read, and why you should too.
Link up a good post you’ve read recently. I’ve upped the mindfulness with which I share on social media, too, so that the good work of my friends can get noticed by a reader or two. It’s been a blast this month seeing so many friends, new and old.
Houses, Some Real, Some Not | Bob’s Home for Writing
Bob Scotney’s a fellow AtoZer who rocks the house. No, really. He writes about houses. This one, about Ketton Hall, came from his childhood:
In his words:
As a boy in the Rutland village of Ketton I walked alongside the wall many times and with other lads threw sticks to knock down conkers from the horse chestnut trees that grew along its length. I’ll even admit to being given a ‘bunk-up’ to climb over it.
Karma | Kalpana Writes
Another of the A to Z crowd, Kalpana writes and doodles about divorce.
In her words:
Back to Buddhism and Karma – the minute we take responsibility for our actions we can actively change our karma and our present and future circumstances.
Perspectives: Kindness | Life & Faith in Caneyhead
Barbara addressed kindness in her A to Z blog for the letter K. More gold.
In her words:
We are not responsible for how someone receives our kindness, or our respect, or our love, or us ourselves. We are responsible for what we present to them, for how we are toward them.
What is the last post you read?
The rest of the A to Z to this point:
A is for Addiction to Devices
C is for Interview with a Cat
D is for Do What I Do and Eat What I Eat
E is for Eight Things I’ve Left Behind
F is for Foods That Bring Me Comfort
H is for Halfway There
I is for Ice Cream
J is for Justification for the Blog Life
K is for 7 Women I’d Sing Karaoke With