I had my hair done and although the plan was to keep it to the blue highlights like they are in my avatar in my blog banner, because I’m pretty much the only person who gets this done in the salon, the science is not exact. But I love it my purple blue tie-dye hair (and my salon offered to fix it for free if I didn’t).
When I’m not alienating people with my hair, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.
My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):
- Fear And Confrontation In Parenting: On Richmondmom, an elderly man yells at my son to get off computers and start reading books. He judged us in less than 15 seconds. Why I cared and how I stopped.
- Announcing Room of Your Own Sessions at BlogHer ’13: I’m speaking at BlogHer ’13 (the biggest blogging conference in the country)! Adrienne from No Points For Style and my panel was chosen: Blogging the Unbloggable – Writing about hard topics without being hated. I’m excited and nervous. Thanks for all your support when I submitted it.
- Series Finales: Breaking Down Community & What’s Next: On The Cheats Movement Blog, Richmonders were asked, “What does Community mean to you?” and many people added their voices to this week long project. Here is mine, but you can read many of the ideas and stay tuned to see how talk becomes tangible.
Favorite posts I didn’t read, I mean, write:
- Your One and Only: From Lesbian Family, when we are the token person who is asked the awful, awkward and completely sincere questions, do we balk? Or do we build bridges? (thoughtful)
- Social Media Sites Imagined as Party Goers: From Mashable, Cracked.com does a great video imagining all the social media sites as party goers. (The Mashable articles helps in case you don’t recognize everyone.) My favorites is poor Digg who can’t even get into the party. Or maybe Reddit who knows EVERYTHING first. (nerdy funny)
- The Country: From The Writers Almanac Billy Collin’s poem about a mouse, a match and country living. Through this site, you can have a poem emailed to you every day, and everybody knows poems are magic. (magic)
Quote Of The Week:
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” ―Mark Twain