In the spirit of NaBloPoMo, I will be sharing my favorite posts from fellow participants, every Friday this whole month. I hope you find the time to click through to some, and show them some love.
The terrible twos is a myth – it’s age three that you really need to worry about. Greta Funk expresses this wonderfully (and hilariously) in haiku form in To Be Three (In Haiku).
There has been a lot of debate and concerns about the Common Core, and I’ve always loved Katie Sluiter’s easy-to-read-and-understand essays on the subject. She tackles some pertinent and recently debated points in Blame The Common Core!
One of my all-time favorite writers and all-round awesome person, Alexandra Rosas tells her hilarious (but very painful) story of the kind of pain that is apparently worse than when you push a ten-pound baby out of your hoo-ha. As if it’s possible. YES, IT IS POSSIBLE, in What’s The Worst Pain You’ve Ever Had? She Asked.
For all you NaBloPoMo crazies, here’s a funny post from Tracie Nall, with a series of letters, The Many Stages of the NaBloPoMo Relationship.
Last but not least, I loved, loved, loved this by Vikki Reich, Is Fisting The New Vagina?. Okay, the post is not what you think based on the title, which is the point Vikki is making. It’s about how many sites now are click-baity, and that’s because they seem to focus only on getting the page views. I quote, “As a writer, I worry that good stories and writing are being lost. Do people even read blogs anymore? Are we beyond everyday stories that tap into our basic humanity? Can any of us even focus for the time it takes to read more than 450 words?” Go and read the rest of it, so good.
Have a great weekend, friends!