Back again for another installment of Stone Soup Mondays, an open thread that collects the best things you read on the Web and compiles them in one space to extend the lifespan of a great blog post by two weeks. If you missed this series in the past, please click here to read more about the impulse behind the idea.
Before we get to a new pot of bloggy soup, let's revisit last week's posts for some second helpings.
- "Ivory Tower | At Risk Students and Suicide"
- "Tourists Behaving Badly"
- "Surviving Eight"
- "On Being a Mediocre Parent"
- "My Dad"
- "For Someone Who Was Special Beyond Words"
- "Wait. What?"
- "The Steeper"
- "Wordless Wednesdays: The Dolls I Left Behind"
- "Summer TV's Top Target..."
- "I've Been There and Back"
- "Love My Friends"
- "Watching Atlantis with My Kids & Saying Goodbye to Astronaut Dreams"
- "Lessons Learned from My Obsession with Space"
- "A Small Person (or Two) Beside Me"
- "That's Not My Idea of What it Means to be an American"
- "Red-Faced and Angry..."
- "Mutual Admiration Society and Ladies' Book Club"
The Current Thread
Want to participate?
I'll start it out each week by placing in the stone, a great post I read while I surfed from blog to blog. You'll add all the vegetables -- great posts you read -- in the comment section and people will be able to jump from post to post, reading and commenting.
This thread will remain open until Thursday and then next Monday, we'll start it all over again.
In addition to including a permalink to the blog post, please write a few sentences about what drew you to the writing in the first place.
Answers to Questions that Might be Bubbling in Your Mind
- Can I nominate a post from my own blog? Of course -- why not? We all write great posts and we should stand by our writing, proud of what we're putting into the blogosphere.
- Can I nominate only one blog post? No, if you read more than one fantastic blog post this week, please put in a link to more than one blog post. Just make sure you write a few sentences about each post.
- What if the blog post I liked was written by a man? Include it! We don't discriminate over here at BlogHer and we're always happy to read great posts by a BlogHim.
- I'm really shy and don't want to boast about this great post I wrote, but I want it on the thread. Then email it to me and I'll add it in. Or ask a friend to post about it for you.
Just to recap: each week, make sure you bookmark this open thread and check back regularly to find great posts to read. The thread remains open from Monday until Thursday. I'll always start it off with a great post I read and then open up the comment section so that you can add a link and a few sentences about a great post (or two) you read. Please make sure the post fits within the thread's timeline (this week: July 18th to July 25th).
The Stone (otherwise known as getting this pot of blog soup started):
Baby Smiling in Back Seat has a post about kindness. About those moments when you realize that you have baked more cakes for other people’s birthdays than they have ever baked back for you. And just when you are about to sink into a hole of depression considering the lack of reciprocation for the kindness you have sent into the world, a hug comes around.
To read more great posts written between July 18th and July 25th, please peruse the comment section below. And while you're reading these great posts, make sure you leave a comment to let the writer know that you agreed with the original sentiment that they wrote something thought-provoking, moving, or informative.
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