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Just in time for a long weekend (for some of us, anyway, a list of links that piqued my interest over the past few weeks.

These are basically things that I bookmarked in my feed reader with the intent to share.  No specific timeframe.  Just things I liked.

Back to My Roots – Blogging has become such an industry that I see so many formerly great bloggers selling out in order to get more readers (but not necessarily more engaged readers), or to make more money have more opportunities.  That’s one way to go about it, but if it’s not your full-time job, why destroy a fun hobby?

A Lesson in Sharing – Along the same lines, what happens when your blog becomes an overshare?

Breakdown of the Brazilian Wax – Plus Size Style – Emmie’s writing is fabulous.  She has written one of my favorite race reports of all time, and this post does not disappoint.

Still Enough – But she does serious pretty darn well too.

You’re Not Broken, and You’re Not Weak – Staying on the serious train for a minute, I loved this post from Wil Wheaton.  Right now, there is a photo floating around that shows a picture of nature and says “This is an anti-depressant” and then over a photo of a pill it says “This is shit.”  Yeah, that’s great, except that walking through trees isn’t going to help anyone who doesn’t have the energy to get out of bed thanks to their depression.  Mental illness does not equal weakness.

Lessons Learned in 100 Miles – Great bike reminders for the advanced beginner.  You know how to ride your bike, but what else do you need to know?

Go learn a new skill with Scoot Stitches!

Nobody Likes a Pushover.  Oh Wait, Yes.  That’s Exactly Who They Like – When you’re a people pleaser, it’s hard to break yourself of that trend.  But you should.  Meredith also talks about this here.

Why the Low Fat and Low Cholesterol Phase Was a Huge Fail – As delicious as those low-fat cookies were, my diet is so much better now that fat has returned to its rightful place.

How I Came to Love Special Olympics – If you aren’t regularly reading Andi’s blog, you should

All the Other Megan Kirbys and Me – Change the last name and I could have written this.  There is a “me” who teaches at a local school, and the other day, I got a teacher catalog for her in the mail.  At my house.  How does this happen?

And to end on a high note, the ladies of Ghostbusters are a riot.

Finally some recipes, if you feel like cooking this long weekend:

By Megan

5 thoughts on “Friday Link Love”
  1. Thanks so much for sharing links to our Scoot Stitches series and Salted Caramel Cookie Bars recipe! Thanks to you, I have some more fun reading to do; Andi’s blog in particular! Have a great weekend.

  2. Thanks, love. Have a happy long weekend! And I agree about the blog/hobby thing. I often get mad at myself for not making more of an effort as far as really pushing my blog and gaining readership, but then I think how much I hate Pinterest and all that jazz- now it’s become a job. So I stay with my lowly numbers 🙂 Let me know how the rolls come out!
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  3. Thanks for sharing the link to my Lessons Learned post! And thanks for the roundup…I’ve found some more bloggers to add to my feed. 🙂

  4. We had our long weekend last weekend 🙁 But it was good at the time.
    Thanks for your comment about the anti-depressant – I saw that picture too. I think it must be very difficult to be depressed and have to deal with the constant belittlement of your suffering. I have a friend who is depressed – I dropped round and called yesterday, also emailed to no answer. He is probably fine and just in bed for an extended period. Still worries me a bit. I left him a message to call and that I had been trying to reach him. Worse comes to worse I have a key… Such a difficult disease to have and to see in a loved one.

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