Link Love: A Taste of the Ultimate Blog Challengers

Link Love: A Taste of the Ultimate Blog Challengers

Last summer, I tossed my hat into the Ultimate Blog Challenge, and I started off really well. Unfortunately (or, fortunately, in the grand scheme of things) my family went on vacation smack dab in the middle of the month and I didn’t have time before I left to preschedule posts. So, basically, I failed to finish that particular challenge.

It’s harder than it looks, people! 

I’d hang my head, but really, I shouldn’t have joined the challenge that month and I knew it. Even so, for the part of the month that I got involved, I met a lot of new bloggers and made some great connections–many of whom I still associate with today. It’s a good thing, and I want more.

Not only were the people I connected with really amazing, but they offered (and continue to offer) strong support and encouragement to keep moving forward. And that’s why I’m giving it another shot. So, hopefully, for the next 30 days, there will be a blog post on this site every single day.

Today, I’d like to start by offering some link love to some of my fellow Ultimate Blog Challenge participants. These aren’t just any bloggers, either. They’re all sort of on my wavelength, and people I think my readers need to know about.

So, in no particular order, here are some of my favorite recent posts from these simpatico bloggers.

You Are Beautiful, No Matter What the Media Says–Sandy Kumskov, a holostic counselor and former self-hater, gives the straight talk on the media and the messages its sending to women and girls about their bodies. Some of the statistics she shares are pretty shocking, but as a woman and the mother of a daughter, I appreciate Sandy’s post and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with this month. I think understanding what we’re up against is the first step to making positive changes in ourselves and the women and girls around us. Solidarity! 

A New Spin on April Fool’s Day-In this post, Namaste at the Academy of Human Arts offers a  new, more Zen spin on April Fool’s Day. Interesting, and not your typical April Fool’s post.

Girl Power-In this post, Cindy over at Elegant Inner Guidance outlines her plan to study the concept of unleashing the power of women this month. She talks earning and about how cracking the door to your power could help you achieve true happiness. Can’t wait to see what she does next!

On Creative Nourshiment (and it’s not what you think)–In this post, Sassy Spiritual Guide Alara Castell gives you the inside scoop on the most underrated and most important vitamin we all need–Vitamin L. I love it!

Why You Buy Stuff You’ll Never Wear–I’ll admit that I’m guilty of this one too. In this post at Dressing My Truth, Jeanine Byers Hoag shares a video that gives four reasons we do it. Which one is yours?

A Book Full of Random Thoughts From a Tangled Mind-In this post, my WM partner Alyssa Ast (who was kind enough to join the Ultimate Blog Challenge with me) gives a preview of her upcoming book, in which she will share her struggles and successes, along with wisdom she’s picked up along the way. She’s wise beyond her years, this one. Check it out.

Blogger Feels the Wrath of Good Morning America via Twitter–So, this blog is totally new to me, but I have a feeling I’ll be keeping up with it after reading this post. Amy L. Harden, who describes herself as an author, speaker and “admitted mid-life crazy” dishes in this post on how an errant tweet got her plenty of attention from the folks at GMA and a bunch of others in the Twitterverse–whether she liked it or not. Funny and interesting in parts, serious and real in others.

That’s it for me today. I could have spent many hours and typed thousands of words telling you about all of the great blogs out there, honestly.

So how about you? What are the best blog posts you’ve read this week? Share in the comments!

Help a Blogger Out: Got Links?

Help a Blogger Out: Got Links?

As far as bloggers go, I’ve been around awhile. I started this blog back in April of 2006 and to date, have written around 200 posts here. In my very first post, I told my potential readers that this blog would be a place that I could, and I quote, “babble endlessly on whatever subject (or lack thereof) comes to mind.”

Within a few months, though, the theme of the blog sort of developed itself, and I was inspired to change the name from something like “Angie’s Babbling Blog” to “In Pursuit of Fulfillment.” I redesigned the template (many times, and I just did it again–what do you think of the new look?) I redefined the overall feel of the blog, and I developed the blog’s signature statement, one that gives my readers an idea of the types of posts they’ll find here.

“Take care of your body, take care of your soul. Nurture the real you and introduce him or her to the world. Be comfortable in your skin, and in your place in the world. Take your spot, take it now, and the universe will take its cue from you.”

Over the years, I have had periods during which I didn’t post often, but I have managed to keep the blog alive. I have gone from a .blogspot name to a dedicated domain and have, in spurts, continued to grow the site. And, I’m in the process now of reviving the site and am hoping to bring it to the next level, along with the WM Network sites.

Times, they are a-changin’.

Today, I realized I hadn’t even really looked at my blog roll  in months–maybe years. I had tucked it away in its own page and sort of forgot about it. I decided maybe it was time to revisit it, and much to my surprise, only about five of the 50 or so blogs on my list were still active. Some had last posted as long as five years ago.

So, as you might expect, I deleted all of the dead or out-of-date blogs I had linked to before. And now, I’m in the process of rebuilding my blog roll page.

That’s why I’m asking for your help today. 

I am seeking links to current and regularly updated blogs that are focused on topics that are related to this blog’s theme so that I can share them with my readers on my “blog roll” page.  Specifically, I’d like links to current blogs and websites that feature the following types of material:

  • Inspirational
  • Self-Help
  • Law of Attraction
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Living Well
  • Health
  • Beauty
  • Happiness
  • Creating Your Own Path
  • Other Similar or Related Topics

So, readers, lay it on me! What are your favorite inspirational-type blogs or websites? Please tell me in the comments or send an email to me at [email protected] with your ideas!

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