Friday, August 01, 2008

good things

July was a rough month in the blogosphere, folks getting sick, losing jobs, computers breaking down or people plain not getting along so since August starts today I figured I'd start it off with a list of good things.

Awhile back my lovely Amy introduced me to Donna from TravelMuse and Donna and I got to talking and once we move I'll be doing a bit of writing about kid-friendly foreign travel for her site. TravelMuse is fantastic, you can get inspired and learn about places around the world all at the same time. Needless to say I'm absolutely thrilled to get to be a part of it and Donna and her crew are lovely and worldly and wise.

Kristen is launching Blog the Recession Month with the goal of getting folks to click through readers to actual posts and spread the love because we can use all the love we can get and some folks appreciate the clickthroughs because it helps with paying the bills. If you want to play along she's got pretty little buttons like the one below over at her spot. Or feel free to steal this one. I'm easy like that. Trust me, Kristen is easy too. Heh.

Speaking of recessions, some of the powerful lady bloggers over at MOMocrats are heading to the Democratic National Convention this month and wow, is democracy expensive. We are doing a little fundraiser right now and if you want to contribute in the name of Better Than Mainstream Media political blogging we can use your help. $5, $10, it's all going in support of the MOMocrats and it all helps and we'll soon see these women blogging the truth from inside the bowels of freedom.

When I spoke at BlogHer there was a lot of energy around coming together as a community for good and one way to get involved is by checking out Just Cause It! Alyssa launched a new cause as a result of our panel and everyone is welcome. Wannabe Hippie live-blogged the panel and is still gathering urls from folks who want to be involved in spreading goodness around the net. I'm not sure where that's going yet but it's nice to know it's there and growing.

Lastly, it's time to send me your links for our upcoming Just Post roundtable. So send me the posts you've written or read about social justice or people doing good things in our world and we'll feature them all at the August Just Post Roundtable on the 10th. if this is new to you email me or clickety click on one of the purple buttons to your right. You can send them to Everyone is welcome to join us.

Whew. Now that's a lot of good things. Now tell me some of yours.

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CDJ said...

That is a lot of good things! It's so nice to read about positive, productive stuff rather than all the hating nonsense.

Good things in my world? My son finally kicked his 4-day fever. My husband has lots and lots and lots of job leads. We have a whole weekend ahead of us with basically nothing planned. And I've started a new effort to leave more comments for my favorite bloggers, to show my appreciation... and so far that's been going really well!

Here's to lots more good stuff!!

Andrea said...

I have seventeen days of work left before I become a student. This is great, but it also gives me a stomach ache. The sun is shining (rare this summer) and this weekend I am going to the boyfriend's parents' cottage to meet his family. Also, yesterday, I saw three does and two fawns in the city park near my apartment.

Defiantmuse said...

how sad is it that I'm struggling to think of good things right now? well. lol. um.
first of all? I see you in a couple of weeks. and then? we fly to the east coast to visit Steph and her family. Monkey gets to meet Hollis for the first time. And I also get to connect with an old friend near the end of the month before she leaves on a year-long overseas modeling tour.
So that's my good stuff right now. Connection with some of my favorite people. xo

flutter said...

I need good now

Mrs. Chicken said...

You are good, that's what.

You! :)

mamatulip said...

I'm with Mrs. C. YOU are good!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the bright spot today, it's true that there seems to be a lot of bad news happening to dear loved ones lately.

Something good: my nonverbal child spoke, he said "dance"!

carrie said...

Good is good.

Profound, I know - but true. I'm grateful for every little thing - even the annoying ones that are ever-tiring during these dog days of summer. sigh.

tata said...

I found you through Kristin's site and before posting about it, I thought I'd go through and comment on all the blogs she listed, as well as those who left comments! So I'm in!!!

TheAngelForever said...

I just joined the Blog the Recession. Such a great idea and fun as well. Another fun perk is finding great new blogs to frequent :)

Tuesday Girl said...

Something good: my children are all healthy and really what more can you ask for?

Going through and reading all of teh blogs from Kristen's site trying to do my part!

Daisy said...

Blog the Recession: so simple, yet so positive. I entered the MOMocrats raffle, too; my donation was a drop in the bucket, but enough drops fill the bucket after all.