Spring?? Is that you? Have you finally arrived and are you here to stay? (Please say yes.)
I’m glad that I’m not the only one who feels like they need a time-out sometimes. Shhh! I’ve actually been taking a mini break this week and getting to enjoy some much needed adult-time with my cousin in Milwaukee. I know. Milwaukee isn’t necessarily the first place that you would think to escape to when you are in need of a vacation but it’s actually been a great few days.
I kind of love this week’s Round-Up. I hope you do too.
Why Bloggers Should Stop Promoting Each Other
If there’s one post that you should click through in this round-up, this is the one – especially for bloggers and other social media addicts out there.
Fadra writes about something that has been on my mind for a while (and apparently a lot of other people’s minds too as evidenced by the comments) – the constant promotion and link sharing and how it impacts bloggers’ credibility. As a blogger, I often feel caught in a Catch-22 between sharing content / promoting others and doing so with a sense of authenticity and community, a sense of being real about it rather than doing it in an obligatory manner. I try to share posts and content that I truly enjoyed and that resonated with me and that I believe would be of interest to my readers and community. It’s an interesting conversation. Go join in.
If there was another post in this round-up that you should click through, it should be this one. Ilene’s post is inspired by this one by Kristen Lamb and she shares her thoughts on what it means to create presence as an writer and human being – how we create our own space and use it to the best of our ability.
Jess always seems to have a way of shining a light on the miracles in life – what’s waiting around the corner to be discovered. She shares how running has inspired her to believe in herself and to dream and how it’s led her to discoveries that have made her stronger.
These Days. One More.
This was a truly beautiful post expressing beautiful sentiments – the constant tension between wanting one more minute/hour/day and wanting that time to pass by just a little bit faster. I know that i’s partially the nature of parenthood but I also think that it’s part of human nature.
The First Mile Sucks
It’s true. Typically the first mile of a run sucks (more like the first two miles for me). I loved how Carrie describes how it gets better and how the magic takes over.
What do you think? How do you share content? Do you think that bloggers are losing credibility?
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