But this week I wanted to do something! anything! special for my blogiversary. So, I said to myself, "Yes! Let's do something special!"
And because I am a fairly amiable person, I agreed with myself. "Yes! Let's!"
"Ummmm, how about a merry-go-round!!!!!!"
"How about a caramel apple!!"
"It's a blogiversary not a carnival."
So anyway, the point is, I have no original ideas. So instead, this week, I'm going to spend my blogiversary week featuring other writers. Writers who have come after me, or before me. Writers who have made me laugh and cry. Writers who have pushed me to do better. Writers who make me hope for humanity. After all, blogging is about community and fostering connections.
So today, I'd like to feature two of my favorite writers who are embarking on new adventures.
Erin aka Burbanmom aka The Bulk is one of the funniest people on the blogosphere. For over a year, she's focused on making small changes in her life in order to live sustainably. And let me tell you, if you think the small stuff can't make a difference, Burbs will skool you. Seriously, she's dropped her outputs to something like 12% of the average American's. Anyway, I was really depressed when she went and retired and all. I lay in bed, eating Cheetos and watching Beaches, crying for the love of Burbanmom (and Barbara Hershey). Luckily for me, she's coming out of retirement to start a group blog called the Green Phone Booth. Hooray! And don't you ever leave me again, cuz those Cheetos are nasty! (And delicious. In a very bad, bad way.)
Joining her at the Green Phone Booth is Michelle aka Green Bean. Michelle is one of my bestest friends on the internets. We have those matching heart necklaces and everything. She's the "Be Fri" to my "st ends." We started off reading each others blogs regularly, and soon we were emailing each other back and forth, taking on group projects, and meeting up whenever I came to the Bay. Read her recent post "Survival of the Fittest" and you will know why I love this girl. And while I'm sad to see Green Bean Dreams end, I hope that a group blog may give her more chance to sleep, perchance to dream.
In other news, tea tree oil is a magic ointment. If you are having skin problems, try it.
Happy Monday all!