Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Five Blogs that I read

Today's blogging prompt is asking us to list five blogs that we read on a regualr basis and why. Well I read a lot more than 5 blogs on a daily basis. I read my blogs through Google Reader so it makes it easy to just jump onto the Reader and get all my updates. I read blogs for a variety of reasons. Entertainment. Education.  Amusement.

1. a thousand words is a blog written by Jen, a mother and wife, who lives in New Zealand. I found her blog when she was still living in England and getting ready to emigrate to New Zealand. It was a fascinating story so I stayed to follow along with the move. And she takes the most awesome pictures. I love her organization tips and the recipes that she sometimes shares.

2.Boss Nurse Speaks is another blogger that I have followed for awhile. She used to write a blog called Driven to Distraction that I ran across during the days when I mostly did memes. She, too, has a pretty fascinating story. She is also a nurse, like me. So that gives us a connection. I lost her blog for awhile and then out of the blue found a comment that she had made on another blog...and found her again. She is funny, honest, and interesting.

3. Mom off Meth is a new blog for me. I haven't been reading it for very long. The interest is due to my son and his long history of meth addiction. I read it to see what the addicts are seeing from their side of the coin. I haven't really introduced myself to her yet. It is sad what drugs do to people's lives.

4. Young House Love is a blog I follow, along with about a millon other people. I don't know if it is that many but it is one of the BIG DIY blogs out there. I first found John and Sherry when they were talking about their DIY backyard wedding. I was hooked then. I loved all the crafty things they were doing. I am a secret DIY wannabe. I do a few projects around our house. But mostly I just read about what others are doing.

5. Ooph.com is another blog or site that I follow regularly. It is written by Stefanie Mullen a well known resource for tweens and teens. She tells stories I can relate to now that I am again fully immersed in the teen world. She offers advice and opinions. She has recipes and talks about travel. I like reading it!

That is a sampling of the 65 blogs that are in my Google Reader that I try to stay on top of. I am glad to have the blogger world open to me. What would I do all day if I couldn't slip away for awhile and pretend that while I sip my coffee, I visit with friends.

Since this blog challenge has started I have picked up a couple of more blogs that I have added to my reader and I am looking forward to getting to know these ladies more.

Now what I am wondering is this: Do you use Google Reader? What are your plans now that they have announced that it is going away? Have you tried other readers? Please share.

I am excited to see what blogs everyone else is reading. Go here to see for yourself.


12 comments:

  1. Hey Paula! Thanks for the shout out!! I really appreciate it. It is totally sad what drugs do to people's lives, but recovery is awesome! I look forward to connecting with you and reading your blog as well. Thanks again:)

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    1. My pleasure. And good luck in your recovery.

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  2. I am looking forward to checking some of those out! :)
    I had to migrate to bloglovin for my blogs. It was easy to import from google reader, just a click of a button pretty much! It is nice too, you can see how many followers you have...

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    1. I am lovin' Bloglovin' Thanks for telling me about it.

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  3. I like when people write posts like this, it helps me find some new blogs to read, I am quite intriqued by Mom of Meth and look forward to reading more.

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    1. That is one that intrigues me as well

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  4. Paula, thanks for the shout out! I love your blog as well. I switched to Feedly when I heard that google reader was going bye-bye. I'm still getting the hang of it, but it uses the same keyboard commands to move through feeds, and I'm liking it so far.

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    1. I tried Feedly and it annoyed me!

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  5. I like Young House Love too..hopefully some day we will buy a house (soon I hope) and the DIY stuff will come in handy!!

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    1. They do have some awesome ideas, don't they

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