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.
- Online Deception - The One that Never Was
- Sunday Grace: From the Rubble
- Busy About My Father's Business
- Second Line
- Self Care 101: Regaining Traction
- Hold Onto Your Seats for This One
- I'm Cranky AND Blessed
- Chilling With My Children Under the Influence of Menopause
- A Part of Something
- Lighten Up is No Random Thought
- MawMaw, a Short Story
- What This Gorgeous Little Handbag is Teaching Me about Marriage
- After the Storm
- Then and Now
- Just Do This
- Osama Bin Laden is Dead. One Buddhist's Response
- Why is it That I Sometimes Feel Like I "Survived" the Weekend?
- I Dare You to Make This Post Important. Because It Is.
- My Cafe in Paris
- Ending a Marriage
- The Widow's Mite
- Moms of Special Needs Children
- What's With All the Movement and Noise?
- Tick Tock and the Clock Struck
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: May 2nd to May 8th).
The Stone (otherwise known as getting this pot of blog soup started):
Penmachine's final post was above and beyond the most moving thing I read on the Internet this week. I'll warn you that even if you've never read this blogger, you will not be able to get through this post without crying. It is an incredible piece of writing, and the world is a much darker place without this person in it.
To read more great posts written between May 2nd and May 8th, 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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