Every now and then, my feed reader yields a copious crop of deliciously interesting and fun content. This was one of those weeks. And I feel like sharing.
My love for The Princess Bride is legend. As is my love for the 30 Second Bunnies. This week, those two loves were joined in mawwiage. Behold:
To help me get through this sadly LOST-less week, I watched the last three episodes of House, M.D. on Hulu. I kind of gave up on House after he had, like 40 interns he was weeding out like a diagnostic version of Survivor. But the episode Private Lives was centered around a blogger. Plus it featured Laura Prepon (formerly of That 70s Show) whom someone once told me I looked like. So, yeah. I had to watch. And it was awesome. But as is usually the case with House, honesty or the lack thereof was a theme.
Which brings me around neatly to this post from Terez Howard on Being Honest Without Being a Jerk as a Blogger. If Terez wrote a post on being honest without being a jerk as a doctor, she could totally fix House’s little red wagon.
I’ve been blogging for a while, I have a Big Official Job doing blogging and social media at a Really Impressive Advertising Agency, and I still feel like I don’t really belong in the blogging community sometimes. But that’s okay, because sometimes even Problogger Darren Rowse gets that “someone’s going to find out I don’t fit in” feeling. Huzzah.
Speaking of blogging, I don’t believe I’ve mentioned that in addition to my ramblings here at ye olde iBard and my work blog, I’ve started contributing to an awesome group blog on creativity, problem solving and other mental gymnastics called ThoughtWrestling. Thoughtwrestling is the brainchild of Mark Dykeman of the Broadcasting Brain. It’s only been up for a few weeks, but there is already a plethora of great content, including posts from this week on Role Models and Louisville’s own Mohammad Ali.
Since we’ve moved from blogging to productivity, I need to mention that Webdesigner Depot had a great post on Setting Up the Optimal Work Environment. Really good stuff, especially if you are thinking of doing a little vocational spring cleaning like I did this week.
I’ve been having a really prolific couple of weeks on the writing front (some of the fruits of which you’ve seen here). If you also love writing, check out this nifty interview on the Creative Penn about Finding Your Authentic Writer’s Voice. Really good stuff here. Interestingly, it’s a podcast, but if you’re not sure about the whole podcast thing, there’s a written transcript that hits some of the highlights.
Lastly, on the “being a human being in relationship with others” front, I loved this post from Kristin at Halfway to Normal about Coming Clean with Your Kids. It beautiful and honest and messy and reminds me of what’s going on in my own life. I had a “coming clean” moment recently where I shared my struggle with depression with my older kid, and consequently, he had a coming clean moment later about some of the doubts he’s currently dealing with. Being honest about your imperfections and not pretending in your family = Full. of. win.
So that’s the best of what I’ve been reading this week. Whatchoo got?