What I Liked From NaBloPoMo #2

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In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I will be sharing my favorite posts from fellow participants, every Friday. I have been randomly clicking on at least 5 to 10 posts a day to read, and have discovered some really great writing and awesome blogs. Yay, NaBloPoMo! I hope you find the time to click through to some, and show them some love. 

My blog tagline, When Life Gives You Words, Write, came to me as I was redesigning the blog last year. I never really gave it, and how much words really mean to me, until I read Lisa Allen’s post, Of Words and Reverence. If you’re writer, you want to read this.

Much as been said and written about our perception of people’s lives are like based on what they share on social media. I love Amanda Magee’s take on it all, especially this line from What You Don’t See“Maybe take the pictures you see with a grain of salt or, perhaps allow yourself a moment to believe that maybe the trick of it all is to feel like there can be smatterings of perfect within the mess.” 

I love Arnebya and everything she writes, and this one Not The Records about a possible home invasion? BEST THING EVER. 

Blogging daily brings out many posts about blogging, and this week, my favorite is Tracie Nall’s The Boldness of Blogging. Bloggers, we are a brave bunch!

My husband asked me a few days ago as he watched me change a diaper, “How many of those do you think you’ve changed?” My answer: THOUSANDS. And so I loved this post from Katie Hunnes, How To Change A One Year Old’s Diaper In 35 Easy Steps.



 Any favorite posts this week you’d like to share?

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • November 14, 2014 Amanda

    Alison, I am so awed by what you are able to accomplish. Four beautiful babies, a husband, amazing writing, and then this incredible generosity of lifting up other writers, commenting, and baring so much of your life, the beautiful and the daunting. I am exquisitely grateful that I have had the chance to have our words connect. You are very special. Thank you.
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    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      Best comment ever. You’re a gifted writer, Amanda, it’s my privilege to share your words.

  • November 14, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Thank you so much for adding a few more to my list and that last one I wish I would have read when my girls were still in diapers back in the day 😉
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    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      I hope you enjoyed the posts, Janine!

  • November 15, 2014 Arnebya

    Giggling at your diaper reference because it makes me imagine a Spongebob episode where he and Patrick are temporary parents and the piles and piles of diapers that go along with it.

    Thank you for including me, for always finding others for me to give my attention.
    Arnebya recently wrote…Peace of MindMy Profile

    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      Your post made me week. xo

  • November 15, 2014 My Inner Chick

    Alison Lee,
    I LOVE that you share the love, babe.
    You rock like GAGA)) xxx
    Happy Weekend.
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    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      Love, care and share! xo

  • November 15, 2014 Elaine A.

    Ha ha! That diaper changing post brings back a ton of memories! And I adore what Tracie had to say – we are bold!

    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      It’s still my reality! 🙂

  • November 15, 2014 Denise

    Great list! I’ll have to check them out.
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    • November 16, 2014 Alison

      Thanks, Denise, I hope you liked them!

  • November 18, 2014 Maureen

    Alison thanks for sharing these great posts.
    I truly am in awe at how you are able to do Nablopomo and being a new mum of twins and your two lovely boys. You must have super power! 😀
    Maureen recently wrote…My Secret: Rediscovering Childhood MemoriesMy Profile

    • November 18, 2014 Alison

      My superpower is …. sheer stupidity, lol. 🙂

  • November 19, 2014 Tonya

    Thank you for sharing these NaBloPoMo highlights. I hardly ever read blogs anymore and barely write. I really should have taken the challenge!
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    • November 19, 2014 Alison

      You’re living life, Tonya! No one can fault you that.

  • November 19, 2014 Kim

    I think it is AMAZING that you are doing NaBloPoMo. And I love that you are sharing what you love with all of us.
    Kim recently wrote…Flunking Happy – Could I Be Happy for 100 Days?My Profile

    • November 20, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Kim, I’m just crazy and maybe overestimated my abilities somewhat. 🙂

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