Saturday, July 3, 2010

Saturday Sampling


Raise your hand if you're behind in reading your favorite blogs.

Yup. That's what I thought.

One of the things I love about blogging is all of the friendships I've made. The problem is, because I've made so many connections, it's impossible to keep up with every blog in my reader. Especially during the summer, we all want to be out there, enjoying the kids, the weather, and all that summer has to offer, right?   I always feel bad about missing out on important or heartfelt posts you've written.  I think I might have a solution...

Anyone who's honest will admit that every single post we write is not our best work. Some stuff is just for fun or entertainment, but sometimes, you write something you wish more people would have seen. Saturday Sampling is the place to link up your favorite post, to give it a little more play and let people know you have something that really means something to you.

Here's your invitation to link your best/favorite post from the past week or two; the one that's close to your heart or important to you because it really means something to you for one reason or another. Maybe it's a post you felt was good/great writing. a post you think is pretty darned funny, or one you'd like some feedback on.  If you've been in a glut lately and don't have anything special to link to, skip the link and just visit some of the other blogs listed, or link up to an old favorite, if you like. Because no one can possibly get to all the posts on all the blogs in their readers every week, this should (theoretically) be a great place to at least catch up on posts your friends feel are important or special.

So, here's your chance--If we only read one of your posts from the past week or two, which one would you point us to?  Link it up here, and then read some others in the list.  In the title spot, please put the title of the post, too (not just your blog title). That way, people might be able to recognize if they've read it already.  You can also include a one-word tag, such as Humor, Parenting, Pets, etc. (or I'll add the tag for you)  

I think I'll put it up once a week, but you don't have to link up every week-just when you have something good. (Just linking a random post up misses the point.)  Plus, I'd love posts from any time period, too. We all have popular posts from the past that would be worth resurrecting :)

Enjoy!

21 comments:

  1. What a great idea! Thanks for doing this, Mrs. 4444. BTW....LOVE the new look. I need to learn how to do all this fancy stuff.

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  2. I L O V E this idea Mrs.4444.

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  3. This is an AWESOME idea. Dang you're creative!

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  4. What a fun idea! LOVE it! I'm raising both hands and jumping up and down because I'm behind on reading AND writing!

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  5. This is awesome! Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Ok, I did it-I joined the crowd. and this is a GREAT idea!

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  7. Great idea Barb. Unfortunately, I am one of those people in a "glut" as you say. I did one post in the last month, and I'm barely reading and commenting either. But I do like the idea.

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  8. This is a wonderful idea Barb thank you so much for doing this. I am now off around the blogosphere to read some other posts having agonized over which of two of mine to put up here!

    It is so very hard to keep up with all the reading and yet you never want to miss the really good posts.

    Wishing you a wonderful 4th of July weekend

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  9. I joined in the fun. good idea
    IMHO - I don't think it would work for every week - I think once a month would be better. Really do bloggers actually write good stuff every week? Well you tend to accomplish that level on this blog.
    thanks

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  10. Great idea :) Yes I'd say every week and I'd love the Picture Linky for this one too but either is okay.

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  11. What a great idea!! I picked my most popular post of the past two weeks, comment wise... not sure if that means it is is the best but I'm going with it anyway!

    I post a lot so once a week works for me... I really think you hav another great idea here!

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  12. What a great idea! I don't know of one I'm really excited about in the last couple of weeks, but if you do this in the future (hint hint) I'd love to play along!

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  13. I think I'll put it up once a week, but people don't have to link up every week-just when they have something good. Plus, I'd love posts from any time period, too. We all have popular posts from the past, too, that would be worth resurrecting :)

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  14. That is a good idea, for sure. I've started reading my "daily" blogs, then view the synopsis of the other in google reader. But, I'm with you: there are so many out there that even with that I'm spending way too much time looking through them!

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  15. Found this through Beth S. Zimmerman's blog, and just wanted to say that it looks like a great idea to me.

    I was curious if you had any ideas for giving something back to readers that are non-bloggers. I don't have a large number of readers who blog, and I'm wondering what I can do for them.

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  16. Excellent idea! Thanks for doing it!

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  17. Since your HPKT site receives lots of traffic this idea is a great way for others to hopefully one day generate views of their blogs. Please consider keeping this feature going forward. You should teach Using Social Media at the local college too. When will we see another Vlog?

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  18. Oh I love this idea! Very cool, and what a neat concept to stay at least partly up to date :)

    I'll be back again. Fingers crossed! :)

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  19. Yeats' "Easter 1916" is a bit difficult of a poem; it took me a few months of thinking through it to figure out what I wanted to say.

    Gerard Manley Hopkins was a Jesuit priest and wrote gorgeous devotional poetry. He didn't hesitate to think about more difficult issues in faith, either:

    http://www.ashokkarra.com/2007/04/from-love-to-god-on-hopkins-as-kingfishers-catch-fire/

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