Spread the Love- Share Your Blogs Here!

 

Yesterday I participated in the Spread the Love Challenge by creating ten four-word sentences about love.  Today, and throughout this weekend, I would like to spread the love by asking bloggers to share their work here.

Since I began my blogging experience last September I have found that, with a few minor exceptions, the blogging community is one of love, support, and encouragement.  I would like to pay it forward by offering everyone a place to share a link.  I do not have a huge audience like our friend Jason over at Harsh Reality, but I am growing a wonderful group of friends here at Fill Your Own Glass with nearly 400 followers. (Thank you, thank you, and thank you a million times for clicking that little button!)

Please leave a brief one- to- two sentence description of your blog, and leave a link to a post you have written that you love.  Chances are if you love it others will, too! I will get us started here:

Fill Your Own Glass is my place to share my journey from being a pessimistic, negative person to one who looks to each day with realistic optimism.  In the post I wrote that I love I tackle the delicate subject of choosing to remain childfree by using a playful metaphor.  You can find it here.

I would love it if you would all jump in and share your blog, along with a link to a post you wrote that you love.  Love is in the air, my friends!  Jump on in!  Pssssttt….this means you, too, silent readers out there.  I follow you for a reason, so come on out and strut your stuff!  All are welcome to leave your link – you need not follow this blog (though I cannot imagine why you wouldn’t…)!  Also, if you leave a link make sure you visit a few as well!

Note:  My blog is for the most part upbeat and encouraging, and while I overuse profanity in my daily life I do avoid it on my blog.  That does not mean that I do not read bloggers who use it, because I do, and I enjoy them immensely.  If you are one of those bloggers, or if you are sharing a post that is adult-themed, please note that in your comment (either by NSFW, over 18, or mature-themed, etc.).

Cheers!
Karen

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248 thoughts on “Spread the Love- Share Your Blogs Here!

  1. I love posts like these, I always find new blogs to follow! I write about my life, my views, books, movies…there is no set theme. From my “About” page: “While I look for beauty, humor or the silver lining in all situations I’m not afraid to admit that sometimes life is about navigating tenebrous depths.
    But hey, it beats death.”
    Here’s one of my favorite posts about dating a clown school dropout: http://fanniefrankfurter.com/2015/01/28/i-dated-a-clown-college-dropout/

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    • Yours was one of the first blogs I followed. You write so well, you are a natural born storyteller. Surprisingly, given my introverted nature, as a child I was determined that I would go to clown college and become a famous clown with Ringling Bros. It seemed so glamorous when I was ten!

      I’m glad you stopped by to drop a link so others can enjoy your wonderful writing! I have found several new blogs to follow as well- I love it!

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    • Who would not be enticed by a KGB spy hamster?? You have a fun, tongue-in-cheek writing style that is easily followed and relatable. I’m glad you found blogging as an outlet! Thanks for dropping your link, and I look forward to reading more. 🙂

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  2. What a great way to spread the love!
    I write for both industry insiders and the rest of the world about the goings-on in my land of fine jewelry. Reliable information, pretty pictures, a dash of fashion, and a few good laughs can be found in just about every post. It’s a young blog yet and I’m still finding my feet, but I welcome feedback with open arms.
    I invite you to share a slice with me over at http://pieceofkaratcake.com/

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  3. Great way to share the love Karen! I always love reading what you write because it is soo real and honest! And I absolutely agree we have a great blogging community that is so supportive!

    Here’s a link to my Valentine’s day post…not really about love necessarily but loving nature =) https://smilinginsonoma.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/sonoma-coast-sunset/
    My blog is a place for me to share our experiences in beautiful Sonoma County, CA from hiking to food to wine and everything in between and really I needed a creative outlet from daily life as an accountant. =)

    This is sort of a great way to see who follows you and all the other like minded bloggers! I have enjoyed checking our their posts!

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    • Yay! I am happy you came by to leave a link, and that you are taking the opportunity to visit some other blogs. I must encourage everyone to stop by your blog- your pictures are always stunning, and the narratives that go along with them are simply wonderful! I love that we share a similar outlook on nature and on life in general. 🙂

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  4. Thank you so much for this generous opportunity. My blog is mostly hosted by Millie, a highly literate Lurcher who loves to post about her life with me and her foster sister Pearl the Greyhound In this post, she offers an alternative explanation for why our homes can sometimes get in such a mess.
    https://annabellefranklinauthor.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/slapstick-goblins/
    Basically, I think she’s trying to say ‘Don’t blame the dog!’

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  5. Thank you for this opportunity! I love these posts, I always find a couple of new blogs to ponder and follow!

    My blog is simply a little timeline of life for me – things that have happened, things I’ve seen and experienced, and just general things I’d like to write about.

    This post is about family, who they are to me. It’d be great if you could have a read 🙂

    https://notjustanothernurse.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/family/

    C.x

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    • I commented directly on your post as it hits home for me. Welcome to the blogging world, it’s a great community. I have been reading steadily since yesterday evening (with a few hours of sleep and a yoga break), and I have found several new blogs as well. Thanks for visiting and leaving your link! Best, Karen 🙂

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    • This is an awesome post! I am a huge believer in the power of inner guidance – most notably for me is the gut level feeling. I simply never question its validity! I’m thrilled you chose to leave your link, and I do hope other bloggers take advantage of the opportunity to read your insightful posts. 🙂

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      • Thank you for your kind words, Karen. Great that you can rely on your gut level feeling. That is wonderful if that is available consistently and reliably. That is what we all hope to develop.

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  6. Your concept is awesome!
    We appreciate the fact that you enjoy the blogging community, but even more than that, we are grateful for the fact that you are creating new opportunities to harness the latent potentials in the blogosphere and enable us discover one another.
    I write anything ranging from anything to anything about life.
    I once wrote about marriage and people seemed to appreciate it better than I even did.
    See the link and feel free to checkout other posts: https://teeceecounsel.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/marriage-sms-happy-married-life/
    I love what I’ve been seeing over here. Keep up the good work.
    Cheers!

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    • This is another of your beautifully written posts. I am excited to have just recently found your blog, and I look forward to reading much more. I’m glad you came by to share your link. I encourage everyone to drop by and let your light reflect back on them. 🙂

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  7. Just went through most of the comments and there is so much awesomeness going on out there, it’s insane! Thank you for this! I blog at http://www.saharsblog.com where I share random musings from an overactive mind, mostly about community building and personal development. Why? Because if something big is going to happen–like world peace–it will happen from the grassroots up! I also know how to have some fun, such as with my X-Files Facebook Project. I recently lost a friend and was amazed by the flood of posts on my Facebook and the joy I felt amidst the grief, which inspired me to write this post: http://www.saharsblog.com/community/joy-part-strong-community-times-grief/.

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    • This is a touching and inspiring post! It is amazing how supportive an online community can be. On the other hand, as one of your other posts noted, people can be rude and horrible online. I am a part of your kindness movement now! I’m glad you found your way here so that I could discover your blog! Thank you also for taking the time to visit some of the other bloggers- that is what makes this work! Best, Karen 🙂

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      • I’m glad you liked it, and I’m always glad to find a corner of the web filled with positivity like yours! Methinks we have a great friendship ahead of us 😉

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  8. What a great way to find new blogs to read, while sharing love. I started my blog last year, and it is about me following my writing dreams. I write about disability, facing fear, relationships, sisterhood and whatever else inspires me. Last December, I wrote a love letter to my sister Mary Jane, explaining the progress I’ve made in keeping my promise to her. You can read it here: https://deescribesblog.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/promises-fulfilled/

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  9. I have just discovered your blog through A Momma’s View, and am loving what I have read so far! Thank you for this very generous opportunity – and for allowing me to jump on the band-wagon! I wrote this post a while ago, but I feel that it captures a little of what it is like living with a sensitive and strong-willed pre-schooler! 😉
    https://whenihadaseahorse.wordpress.com/2014/03/23/dear-fickle-four-year-old/
    Thanks again – it’s been fun reading such a diverse range of posts!

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    • I love this “letter”- how clever of you to think of this! I don’t have children, but I have a five-year-old nephew who brings me a small taste of things like you mentioned. 🙂 I am grateful to A Momma’s View for helping me to reach and find other bloggers. I love this community, and I’m glad you came by to share your link!

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    • I have to 100% recommend your blog to everyone! Even your description of you and your blog just now made me laugh. I have been a fan from the start, and I loved that post about your experiences with the winter in New England. I’m so happy you stopped by to leave your link, and I hope people will take the time to visit! 🙂

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    • First, that is a seriously fantastic blog title and tagline, and your About page leaves me wondering who exactly the Ryan is! 😉

      Thanks for stopping by to share your link. That post produces a near tangible reaction for me- from our darkest hours sometimes comes our greatest voice. Keep searching for that peace! Karen 🙂

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  10. Thank you Karen for the opportunity to share our blogs here. I recently, like 2 days ago, moved from WordPress.com to a self hosted site and I am tryin’ to get my current followers to join me and gain new ones at the same time. You are right. the bloggin’ community is awesome and bloggers like you, Opinionated Man, LindaGHill and a host of others are the bread and butter.

    So, with that bein’ said, I would love it if you and others would visit The Hillbilly Blogger at http://thehillbillyblogger.com and a post that I wrote yesterday that I find amusing, http://thehillbillyblogger.com/2015/02/28/long-lost-but-now-found/

    Again, thank you!

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    • I am just a little blogger, but thanks for putting me in such good company! And thank you for sharing your new site and your post- you have a great conversational style to your writing that I very much enjoyed reading. Best of luck with the new site, and I’ll sign up to follow! 🙂

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  11. Brilliant post and idea!!

    I started blogging last year because I was struggling to find a job after so much promise with my degree and qualifications, all of which I put tons and tons of hard work and time into. So I took a long, hard look at my life and considered all the things I really wanted to do and fashion, menswear, writing and styling all came out on top so I started my blog http://suedeandsymphony.com – it still looks slightly amateur but I’m in the process of revamping it into a more professional looking site.

    I like to consider my style different from others because of my ethnic origins and my outlook on life. I try to inject a bit of my background into every post so it’s personal but still relatable for everyone. I hope you guys enjoy reading my posts and if you do, please leave a comment somwhere as I’d love to hear from my readers!!

    Oliver // http://suedeandsymphony.com

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    • Hi Caitlin,
      Thanks for coming by to drop off some of your sunshine! You have a fun, upbeat writing style. It is always good advice to consider carefully before taking on a pet. Happy Blogging, and make sure you check out some of the other bloggers linked up here- it’s a great way for a new blogger to find followers and blogs to follow!
      Best,
      Karen 🙂

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      • Awe, thank you for reading my post and saying such lovely things! I’m going to follow as many blogs as I can! 😉

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    • Thanks for leaving your links (I edited the one that had the misspelling)! I post my blog posts to my personal Facebook page at times, but I haven’t set up a specific Facebook page for the blog yet. I recently joined Twitter, and I’m still weighing the possible benefits versus the negatives. Thanks so much for sharing, and I hope you get a chance to visit some of the other links as well! 🙂

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  12. What a wonderful, kind idea! Thank you:). Candidkay (http://candidkay.com/) is a blog by me–divorced mother, taking the journey (bumps and all). I write about slices of life–from joy to the tough parts. Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant–usually, you will laugh, cry or at least think about something in a new way. Join me. I love the company.

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    • Yours is the blog that makes me think the most. I always take away something to ponder on, and that is a good thing indeed. Your posts are honest, insightful, meaningful, touching, and so well-written it makes me want to cry. I encourage everyone to visit, as they will not be disappointed. Thanks so much for leaving your link. 🙂

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    • Glad you stopped by to drop your link, Sabina! I also just read your most recent post about your first “jail” experience. One of the things I enjoy most about the blogging community is that we can see things from different perspectives, yet we can converse and debate about them in a considerate and respectful manner. This is quite different from other social media platforms where people rip one another limb from limb! Your posts are always relevant and insightful, and they give me cause to stop and consider my own viewpoints. I hope others will visit your blog as you are an incredibly talented writer! 🙂

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      • Thank you so much!! I agree that the blogging community is great for conversation and being exposed to different viewpoints in a respectful way. I think it’s because people are writers, and more interested in longform discussion than the 140-character limit on Twitter (which has other advantages, but thoughtful discussion is not one of them).

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    • Hello and thank you for visiting! I hope you get the opportunity to check out some of the other links here, too. I am over at your blog now having a read. I love your header photo and the layout! Thanks for sharing your site here! Best, Karen 🙂

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  13. How nice of you to share the blog love! I look forward to discovering all these bloggers.

    My blog is a collection of various silly stories taken from my life as a brash accountant, perpetually single girl with horrible dating disasters and a profound love of both boxing and ballet.
    An example of my stories is: How to charm me in a few short sentences | Discovering ratchet
    https://discoveringratchet.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/sometimes-i-dont-understand-guys/

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    • Please do have a look- I myself have found several new blogs to follow this weekend! I must admit that as a married woman I get a great guilty pleasure out of reading your online dating posts. (I confess to have been Tinder clueless until about three months ago.) How you keep your sanity about it all sometimes shows what a great sense of humor you have! Thanks for sharing your link today. I hope the other bloggers here will have a read! 🙂

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  14. I haven’t been blogging long but my possession of a blog stems mainly from my avid love of writing and words 🙂 I mostly write about topics that I find interesting or things that I want to make people aware of. My most recent blog post was about board games and how under-rated they’ve become as a result of technology and other means of modern entertainment. The link is here: https://fromonetothenextblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/the-lost-age-of-board-games/ and I hope that you enjoy reading this blog and that it encourages you to read some of my other posts too 🙂
    Thanks 🙂

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  15. I have found the blogging world a welcoming place, and not so fraught land mines as is other forms of social media. Thanks for providing the opportunity to share!

    My blog began as a dam breaking in my long-lived journey toward writing. I’m still feeling me out. Here’s one of my latest pieces, and the most well received so far, thanks to Dark Night Chronicles (felicityjones.com) who was kind enough to share it as well.
    http://sheslostinthesubway.com/2015/02/20/sheets/

    I hope to return the favor to all, soon, when I am big enough for it to make an impact. 🙂

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    • What a fantastic piece! So much emotion evoked with so few words! Thank you for dropping your link. I am not very big in the blogging world either, but I am glad to share. Please do take the time to visit some of the other blogs that have linked as there is great stuff to be found! As you noted, it is a welcoming community! Best, Karen 🙂

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    • So many talented writers in one place! I have found a bunch of new blogs to follow. Yours was one of the earliest blogs I followed, and I can still relate, one introvert to another. Thank you for popping over to share your blog! 🙂

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    • I’m glad you were able to join in, Laurie! This is a beautifully written piece. One of my other favorites of yours is A Place of Hope and Healing. I hope others will take advantage of this opportunity to visit your blog! Best, Karen 🙂

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    • Thank you for sharing your link! I love the idea that whoever we may be, wherever we may come from, we are capable of putting aside our differences and show some kindness. I agree with you- we could learn from these animals! 🙂

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  16. Thank you for the invite to share our blogs – a great way to broaden the blogging community. That is something I learned on Blogging101, that it truly is a community 🙂

    My blog “Wir Unst Family” is a genealogy blog, which may not interest everyone, but the post I’ve chosen to link here is more just a story about a guy who knitted which is less full-on family history and more social history perhaps? https://unstmorag.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/knitting-is-womens-work/

    I also have another blog at https://moraghughson.wordpress.com where I write a very random collection of things, so much so that I’m not sure any description would cover it!

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    • Hi Michele,
      Thank you for coming by! I love this post that you shared, and I agree with you about the Nook (or Kindle) being a poor substitute for a real book. The advances in technology are amazing, but they do seem to remove the human element.
      I tried to follow you under the Networked Blogs link, but it would not allow that unless I logged in through Facebook. Maybe that is deterring some people from following? I did follow by email, but that doesn’t show up in your numbers. I am sure you must have more than two followers if you count email followers! I look forward to reading more. 🙂
      Best,
      Karen

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  17. Hi! I’m just a teen blogger who enjoys: offering advice to young girls, writing beauty product reviews, trying out new challenges and projects, blogging about life events. On top of all that, I have several health issues that I blog about to encourage others including my juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, endometriosis, and fibromyalgia. I hope that my writing lifts people up and supplies some humor! I don’t have a favorite post, I think you should explore my Simple Things page for topics that interest you!

    Have a super, fantastic, awesome, splendid, amazing day!
    ~Eliza McFarlish @ elizamcfarlish.weebly.com

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