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JHSEsq commemorates Blog Day at Colloquium

Did you know that today is Blog Day?

According to the official BlogDay site: BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors.

With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

There are specific guidelines provided:

  1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting.
  2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2007.
  3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs.
  4. Post the BlogDay Post on August 31st) and
  5. Add the BlogDay tag using this link:
    http://technorati.com/tag/BlogDay2007 and a link to the BlogDay web site at http://www.blogday.org.

Here are the five blogs I discovered today:

  • Coming to a Nursery Near You
  • I heard about BlogDay when I visited Dawn’s site for the first time today. So her site is at the top of the list of blogs I’m spotlighting. She describes herself as a “40 year old stay-at-home mother carefully navigating the waters of motherhood.” She blogs about her adorable kids, participates in Wednesday Mind Hump, Throwback Thursday and other memes. She recently received a “Nice Matters Award” from Deb, Mom of Three Girls.

  • Running on Empty
  • When I saw the name of the blog, I had to visit since “Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne is one of my all-time favorite songs and albums.

    Matty is a 57-year-old grandmother in Canada who has created an eclectic site where she blogs about a variety of topics — some humorous, thought-provoking and moving. She is currently caring for her grandson who has leukemia and is going to undergo a bone marrow transplant. Her Thursday Thirteen entry this week amazed me: Thirteen Things I Like About the Children’s Hospital. It grabbed my heart because our very best friends’ daughter was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of 7 months and they went through some unbelievably tough years. I used to call my friend while she was at the Children’s Hospital with her daughter and tell her lawyer jokes, stories about cases I was handling, clients . . . she besieged me to call and talk to her about anything but cancer, sick children and all the various tests and treatment her daughter was receiving. Matty’s site is one you should definitely visit — leave her an encouraging word, too.

  • Escribition
  • Yes, that’s the name of the blog: Escribition. I checked the dictionary and its not a word, but “escribe” is and it means “to draw a circle outside of a triangle tangent to one side of the triangle and to the extensions of the other two sides.” Intriguing. MissMeliss (Melissa) features a photo of herself with shocking pink hair and a blog theme featuring colored pencils. And the topics about which she writes are wide-ranging. Check it out.

  • Becca’s Byline
  • Becca describes herself as “an American woman, newly embarking on the second half of her century here on earth, reflects on Life in General, and her own in particular.” I subscribed to her RSS feed and will be spending more time reading her articles and poetry. She’s not only a talented writer, she plays handbells. (I played them in church, too.)

  • Life is Like a Box of Chocolates
  • The header graphic is deceiving because the author and content are not nearly as provocative. And that’s not a bad thing at all! Mel is a third grader teacher married to her best friend, Dave. They have two kids and live in Delaware, a state I have never visited. Mel writes about her experiences as a teacher and her weight loss journey. She was even the Loser of the Week at Tales from the Scales.

    When you have a moment, it would be great if you paid each of them a visit! (Don’t forget to mention that you were referred from Colloquium!)



    1. Cheap Airsoft Guns

      I would have loved to make the most of blogday, but I was out clubbing the night before so I missed the whole thing! Darn!

    2. Thank you for spotlighting me. I’m sorry as well that I missed blog day…I have quite a few sites I’d like to mention. I will be visiting your other top sites today. Have a nice weekend.

    3. Oh man, I am bummed I missed Blog Day! Thanks for spotlighting me though and coming on by to visit. I am going to work on making my font a bit bigger too so that everybody can read my blog…thanks for info!! Happy weekend!

    4. I already read three of the ones you mention (Dawn, Mom of 3 girls, and Running on Empty) and I agree, they are great blogs.

      It’s not on her site yet, but Matty has won a “Nice Matters” award. With all she does, does that surprise you??

      • No, Karen, after reading her site it does not surprise me in the least. Thanks for letting my readers know!

        And Matty, CONGRATULATIONS! ๐Ÿ™‚

    5. I have never heard about Blog Day either. My, I have so much to know about blogging! Thanks for sharing some info.

    6. Hi Janie! Thanks for including me in your list of blog day discoveries, and for introducing me to you, and some other new bloggers to check out.I’ve been lurking around Write Stuff, and need to take a more in-depth look there as well.

    7. Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You

      Awww, thanks so much for the link! I’ve been here before, for your Wordless Wednesday or Throwback Thursdays LOL

      I don’t even remember how I managed to run across the Blog Day link, but it’s only the 2nd or 3rd annual, so I think it would have been easy to miss ๐Ÿ™‚ I probably won’t remember next year LOL

      Anyway, thanks again and I hope all your readers enjoy!

    8. Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

      Some new to me links. Thanks!

    9. I’m not usually so clueless that I don’t notice incoming links, but for some reason, I didn’t connect “Blog Day” in my dashboard until this morning. Forgive me?

      And wow, thanks so much for the mention. You’re right that “escribition” isn’t a real word, and I love YOUR interpretation of it, but the real origin is that it’s the Spanish word for “write” – “escribir” – combined with the word “exhibition”.

      As to the hair, the picture’s a wig, my real pinkness is more of a magenta/red violet color over a chocolatey brown. Imagine chocolate and raspberry. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Anyway, I’m tickled you mentioned me, and I hope you don’t mind, but I’m adding you to my blogroll.

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