I Love The Internet
This week I totally loved the internet. Giving Tuesday ruled. Blogging every day is still going strong for a lot of great writers that I’m thrilled to get to hear from more often. Instagram totally rules. Pinterest is going crazy with people
obsessing over getting ready for Christmas. Twitter is full of awesome writers sharing their work and a community of support and encouragement. And often ridiculous hilariousness too. Love. So much.
Kristen Howerton (from rageagainsttheminivan.com) just got back from a family trip to Peru. They have four young kids. We have a hard time just leaving the state (actually, Riley has only left the state three times in her 3.5 years of life so we really need to work on that). I loved reading Kristen’s posts throughout the trip and following along on Instagram. So fun. It definitely makes me want to plan a trip. You can read her blog here or find her on instagram here.
This week twitter ruled Giving Tuesday. I heard somewhere that no one actually got any donations from twitter links (less than 1% or something, not sure, it’s late), but even if the actual donations weren’t right there (which makes sense because most people are on twitter on their phones and it’s way easier to donate from an actual computer or in real life). I just loved that everyone was talking about it. I heard a podcast about giving today that said that most giving happens because we feel pressured to do it from our social circles. Awesome. I love charity pressure. Let’s do it. That was the recent freakanomics podcast about halloween candy, actually.
MCB is master paper snowflake maker. This year I am going to request these awesome stars too. She will totally rule at it.
LesbianDad makes everyone want to live in cohousing hippie vegan commune this week. With a shared yard and a cat.
Alexandra shared her post with me about living in the moment. While she and I have had very different lives, as I read this, it brought me right back to when I was four, sitting on my bunk bed with my mom after a bath, having my hair braided. She wrote this piece for another site, here it is: link.
MomoFali wrote a great post about fighting and not giving up, even if the chances are, you will lose. And I love that this is just about a volleyball game. And that for a teenager, it’s everything. I love the courage. The bravery. The vulnerability here. Those girls could’ve just gone through the motions. But they didn’t. And it ruled.
What did you enjoy online this week?