Great Blog Posts

Scatter brained seems to be my mental state as of late. I really don’t know how I juggled life when I was young. I never even had to think about it. Just like I never had to think about dieting or being in shape, or how I would ever get everything done. Nope. Never crossed my mind. I just did it. Now, ooh, la, la… I need lists, and then notes to remind me of where I put my lists!

This leads me to my blog posts. At least 20 times a day I think of awesome ideas for blog posts! Do I remember them when I sit down to actually write the blog? Heavens no. It’s a totally blank page up there in my noggin. Not a clue what that amazing idea I had in the shower was. No recollection of the epiphany I had in church or during a session at conference. So, you, my poor readers, get a half-assed jumble of shinola. Woe is you.

I decided to do some blog reading today in hopes of either remembering or getting a fresh idea for a blog post. I found that other people must still be able to think, so I’m going to share their posts with you. They did a bang up job! I think all of their ideas are well worth reading.

Brian Crouse wrote a wonderful blog about gratitude today. I love to practice gratitude. The older I get, the more lucky I know I am. I like that he considers gratitude a super power.  Suspending Belief

Then I read a post by Charrissa Stastny.  She always sees the bright side and shows us the beauty in the world. She’s the kind of person I want to always be around. I’ve never met her in person, but just reading her blog makes me happy every time! Joy in the Moments

My friend Becky Breed took me back to childhood with this article about road trips. Boy, it was just like being there. Everyone has these kinds of memories. And aren’t memories a kind of trip in themselves?! Write in Community

Carrie Reuben and I have been following each other’s blogs for a few years now. Today she wrote about when writers use big words. She makes me laugh, and think. Both of which do me good. The Write Transition

The other blog post I read this morning was Faith Colbourn’s. She talks about how nurturing each other can actually affect our DNA. I believe it. Kindness is key. Prairie Wind Press

I hope you’ll check out all of these blogs. I read them because I respect these people and I find what they have to say to be intelligent and of value. I think you will, too.

10 thoughts on “Great Blog Posts

  1. thanks for mentioning my blog. the others were really good too. By the way, for future reference, my last name has only one “o” in it.

    Becky Breed’s post reminded me of the one and only vacation trip my family took–the year before my father died. He took us to all his favorite places–Rocky Mountain National Park, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe National Forest and much more.

  2. Gina, thanks for mentioning our blog, http://www.writeincommunity.com, as blogs you like to read. I always read your blog, Moments of Clarity, too, because it offers great insights and inspiration to writers. Your posts have a way of bringing me home and helping me get in touch with what’s important. Thank you!

    • ginabarlean@gmail.com says:

      You’re welcome. Maybe I’ll find some notes I made and write something worth reading by myself next week!

  3. Thank you, Gina. Very kind of you to mention my post. I appreciate that! And thanks for linking to the others as well. I’ll have to check them out.

    As for forgetting things, I hear you. If I don’t jot my thought down right away, it’s gone. It’s gotten to the point I leave notepads around the house. Or, if my phone is nearby, I jot a note in there. I like to think it’s because I’m so busy, and that it has nothing to do with age. Nothing at all…

  4. This post is awesome too because you took the time to collect places for me to go that I’m too lazy to find on my own–so thank you! And thanks for thinking my writing’s worth sharing. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the “What in the heck can I write about” syndrome too. Hope the rest of your day is amazing!

    • ginabarlean@gmail.com says:

      I don’t follow a lot of bloggers, but those I mentioned here today, I do try because I know you all will have something worth reading!

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