Sunday, January 31, 2016

End of a Challenge and Weekly Blogging Roundup #3

Today is the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge. After having avoided blog challenges for part of 2015, I had a good time with this challenge.   I've discovered some brand new blogs and become reacquainted with others I haven't read for a while.

Now, it is time for bloggers of the world to unite.  It's time to pay the love forward and list, on your blog, some blog posts you've enjoyed this past week.

To get you started, here are some blog posts I enjoyed this past week.

First, Holly blogs about "bad attitude blogging" and teaches us an important lesson.  Yes, there is a good side of having many blogs out there in the blogosphere.  Discover what it is.

Manzanita, a blogger who grew up during the Depression, blogs about...well, you'll just have to read it.  It's a profound lesson.

An ode to decluttering - and more - from K Lee in Maine.

Martha blogs about an important fact:  you are never too old to learn.

You'll never look at color in the same way after reading this post from Sue McPeak, a Texas blogger I "met" on last year's A to Z Challenge.

Laurel in Canada and her weekly blog post on Zentangle - lovely work, as always.

Can you imagine taking part in a cattle drive?  I can't, but this blogger did. 

And finally, I do not engage that much in politics, but I enjoyed this tribute to a politician who died in 2012 at the age of 90.  The philosophy of this late senator was hard won in battle and in life, and, even if you do not share his politics, you will agree with some of his philosophies.

Now: go, and pay the blog love forward.


  1. Thanks for featuring my blog in your roundup. I'm glad you enjoyed it and you're right - George McGovern is an example to us all, regardless of ideology.

  2. Congrats for completing the challenge. You are so kind - blog round ups for the ones you discovered is such a kind thing to you. Of the ones mentioned here - I follow Laurel and yes, her zentangles are awesome. Will check out others as well :)

  3. Thanks for including me in your Weekly Blog Roundup. It's an honor to be among this weeks list of outstanding blogs with their myriad of thought provoking and informative topics. All of which are examples of your 'Blog Love' reading, writing and sharing. Thank-you, Alana!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  4. Thanks for these links. Quite interesting. I love finding new blogs. Also got an idea for a new blog post!

  5. Thank you so much for the shoutout, Alana! Very much appreciated! :)

  6. Well, I can sure see how my day will be spent. Thanks for pointing me toward these. Going to begin now!

  7. A blog challenge...that's a good idea. I'll have to try that myself! Congratulations on finishing one.

  8. Thanks for adding my blog to your list! I so enjoyed this challenge for finding new blogs and new friends. This was my first blog challenge but it won't be my last!

  9. Congratulations on completing another challenge, Alana. Thanks for the list of bloggers. I know I might find some new connections through this.

  10. Didn't take part but I like blog challenge when you visit other blogs.
    Coffee is on

  11. Glad the challenge went well! And great round up of posts!

  12. Congratulations! and yes, Laurel does some amazing work on her blog of zentangles :)


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