I've never received any complaints about this, but you've probably noticed that my Sweet Saturday linkage is usually from a core group of about 20 blogs. That's because I don't have a huge list of blogs I subscribe to. Everything I link to either comes from my feed reader, twitter, or an e-mail. I don't go out and purposefully search for links for my Saturday posts. I add them to the list throughout the week whenever I read an article I love.
Which means ...
I know I'm missing a lot of great blogs. Today I have a special request of you to rectify that situation (that sounds so formal; like this is an interview; is this an interview?; why am I separating these thoughts with a semi-colon?;). Leave your answers in the comments.
1) What is one of your favorite blogs I should know about? It doesn't matter if it's an established blog or a brand new blog with kick ass content. It also does not matter what niche it's in.
2) What is your one favorite article from that blog? Choose one article only.
3) I'm also looking for new books to read. I'm not a fan of most fiction unless it's Paulo Coelho, so keep that in mind. If a fiction book doesn't have me captivated within 30 minutes I refuse to continue. What is one book I absolutely, positively, must read? It helps if it's available on the Kindle, but that's not absolutely necessary.
Ever had a sweet salad? Of course you have. Linkssssssssssssssssssssssss ...
The Top Idea In Your Mind by Paul GrahamPaul is something of a genius. "I'd say it's hard to do a really good job on anything you don't think about in the shower." I've found this to be true. But I also find I do a lot of my thinking while working out (lately, usually a bike ride). Unlike most people, I don't like to listen to music while working out. Silence + workout = amazing. (OK, that's a lie, sometimes I listen to Andrew W.K. over and over and over!)
The 8 Core Excuses Standing Between You and Your Dreams by Henri JunttilaI've written about these excuses in one form or another on this blog, but that doesn't mean this isn't a fantastic article. Actually, if your life isn't quite what you want it to be you should not only read this article, but everything Henri writes.
How To Imagine Your Ideal Reality (Because It Matters) by Everett BogueCongrats to Everett for taking the steps to getting his "adult passport." ;)
Something I would offer as advice to Everett or anybody else wanting to do this is: don't plan too much. 10 countries in 12 months doesn't sound like a lot, but it actually is. You may fall in love with a city/country and not want to leave right away ... but you will leave because you planned ahead and bought tickets to your next destination. What I'm saying is, I definitely would've spent more than one month in New Zealand. :)
The Art of Community Building by Tammy StrobelOne of the bullet points in this article is "Live small and think big." Why didn't I think of that? P.S. That would make a fantastic book title Tammy. ;)
Bloggers: Do You Give Your Readers What They Want? by Annabel CandyThis article is proof of 2 things. 1) Flattery will get you linked here. 2) Using something you learned from my blog and writing about it on your blog will get you linked here. ;)
33 Things I’ve Never Told You (or, How to Re-Introduce Yourself and Kick Your Watered-Down Self in the Ass) by Corbett BarrCorbett rules. I love when people open up and show us more of who they are. I've spoken to Corbett a bunch of times and I never even knew how old he was. :) And I fully agree with #28. :)
Before I sign off for this week, remember:
"There is no failure. You will mess up, but that's OK, because it is impossible to mess up." - Leo Babauta from The Power of LessQuestions/comments/wanna read Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark to each other? You know what to do ...