Blog Nirvana: White Bread, To-Do Lists, and Deep Thinking

This week’s blog nirvana is a mish mash of sorts. But that’s just the kind of week it’s been. I’m working diligently on my book, an article for the local paper, and a special 12 days of Christmas blog series. I may need to be medicated before the week is over. :)

“I’m making my life an open book because I’m sick of being the only one who sees it.” Matthew Dryden http://www.matthewdryden.ca/2008/11/17/i-didnt-know-if-youd-do-it-or-not/

“There isn’t a kid on the whole planet that doesn’t love squishy white Wonder Bread. So naturally, it’s your duty to BAN IT from the household at all costs. Only serve Dempsters Ultra Colon-Blow Fibre-Bread, made with 28 kinds of grain, including chunks of actual hay, topsoil, and un-shelled sunflower seeds.” Deep Friar http://deepfriar.wordpress.com/2008/11/17/how-to-suck-all-the-fun-out-of-your-kids-childhood/

“One trick I’ve practised is to take an opening sentence from another writers book, and construct a possible plot from it. You too could try using other authors opening sentences as a springboard to unlocking your own creations.” William Meikle http://theadventurouswriter.com/blogwriting/archives/112

“When you start your new business, especially one in an area of high competition like writing or design, you need to think beyond the product you sell. Before that product hits the virtual world shelves, you have to decide on the image you’re going to portray to the public.” Harrison McLeod http://menwithpens.ca/what-do-you-selli

“Today’s women have daily to-do lists as long as their arms. It’s difficult to concentrate on deepening friendships—or even developing them—when our idea of fun is crossing items off that list. Also, those endless lists make us feel alone even in a crowd. Women need each other, but often it takes special effort to form those connections.” Sandra Aldrich http://thedabblingmum.blogspot.com/2008/11/interview-for-one-womens-friendship.html

“When you sit down to write a blog post, what’s your purpose? Are you just trying to fill space so your blog doesn’t go without being updated for more than 24 hours?” Jason Katzenback http://www.copyblogger.com/purposeful-blogging/

“I’m a freelancer now. I thought I would feel more free. But I’m still mostly a workaholic trapped inside corporate skin. Only difference now is I’m the one trapping myself there.” Amy Derby http://amyderby.org/1

12 Responses to Blog Nirvana: White Bread, To-Do Lists, and Deep Thinking
  1. Friar
    November 22, 2008 | 3:39 pm

    Wow!

    Thanks for the link love….I’m flattered to be included in such an impressive list of serious bloggers!

    And all because of my rant about parents not letting kids eat Wonder Bread! :-)

    Friar´s last spectacular blog post..One Angry Rodent

  2. Friar
    November 22, 2008 | 10:39 am

    Wow!

    Thanks for the link love….I’m flattered to be included in such an impressive list of serious bloggers!

    And all because of my rant about parents not letting kids eat Wonder Bread! :-)

    Friar´s last spectacular blog post..One Angry Rodent

  3. Jamie Simmerman
    November 22, 2008 | 4:23 pm

    Hi Friar,

    It was such a good rant, I couldn’t pass it up! :)

  4. Jamie
    November 22, 2008 | 11:23 am

    Hi Friar,

    It was such a good rant, I couldn’t pass it up! :)

  5. Amy Derby
    November 22, 2008 | 6:12 pm

    Hey looky! I’m up there with Friar. :-)

    That’s a pretty cool list, Jamie. Thanks!

    Amy Derby´s last spectacular blog post..Now the door is you

  6. Amy Derby
    November 22, 2008 | 1:12 pm

    Hey looky! I’m up there with Friar. :-)

    That’s a pretty cool list, Jamie. Thanks!

    Amy Derby´s last spectacular blog post..Now the door is you

  7. Matthew Dryden
    November 23, 2008 | 6:15 pm

    Hmm, thank you doesn’t seem like it’s enough – I think I might have to come up with something a little more interesting.

    Matthew Dryden´s last spectacular blog post..Tree’s Second Entry: War

  8. Matthew Dryden
    November 23, 2008 | 1:15 pm

    Hmm, thank you doesn’t seem like it’s enough – I think I might have to come up with something a little more interesting.

    Matthew Dryden´s last spectacular blog post..Tree’s Second Entry: War

  9. Miguel Wickert
    November 23, 2008 | 7:07 pm

    hey Jamie

    Your Matthew Dryden link brings up a 404 not found, at least for me it did. Check it out… :) Cheers,

    -Miguel

    Miguel Wickert´s last spectacular blog post..Coffee Art

  10. Miguel Wickert
    November 23, 2008 | 2:07 pm

    hey Jamie

    Your Matthew Dryden link brings up a 404 not found, at least for me it did. Check it out… :) Cheers,

    -Miguel

    Miguel Wickert´s last spectacular blog post..Coffee Art

  11. Jamie Simmerman
    November 23, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    Hey Matthew, There’s no need to say anything. Just keep writing. :)

    Miguel, Thanks for the heads up. I get the same thing, but when I went to Matthew’s site and copied the permalink, I still get the 404. ?

    Try: http:matthewdryden.ca and look for “I didn’t know if you’d do it or not”

  12. Jamie
    November 23, 2008 | 4:49 pm

    Hey Matthew, There’s no need to say anything. Just keep writing. :)

    Miguel, Thanks for the heads up. I get the same thing, but when I went to Matthew’s site and copied the permalink, I still get the 404. ?

    Try: http:matthewdryden.ca and look for “I didn’t know if you’d do it or not”

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