Saturday Six #33

I’m cheating this week. I’m telling you right off that I have more than six posts in my Saturday Six, couldn’t be helped, I just could not whittle my list down.

As I continuously add blogs to my already massive blog feed I might have to start calling this weekly post Saturday Sixty!  There are just so much great content to read!

Without further delay, here are my picks for this week.

[1] This week the Road Warriorette had a great post with sage advice about eating healthy while on the road. This is something that I have definitely complained about before, but I had actually not thought about some of the suggestions that this tireless traveler recommends.

[2] Another food related post, a topic which my husband and I discuss often was covered this week by Dr. Heather of the Human Body Detectives. She wrote a post on healthy eating on a budget.  It often seems that you need to be semi-affluent to be able to afford fresh, organic and nutritious foods.  But in reality you can still eat healthy while on a budget.  It is a matter of making smart decision and selections as well as not going for the convenience of fast or already processed foods.  It takes a certain level of commitment, but it can be done.

[3] More on the topic of food (can’t help it, I’m obsessed!) is Katie Parla of Parla Food’s post covering her trip to the U.S. and specifically all the amazing food she is enjoying.  I seriously had food coma just from reading the post!  The photos are delicious.

[4] The debate over Kindle versus the classic book is still undecided.  I personally like the feel of real books, but can see the convenience of a Kindle while traveling.  This debate replaces the older one:  the battle of Amazon or large-scale books stores versus the local book store. This is something that JG of Spudballoo wrote about this week in her post “Cost v Value…or how much is too much?”

[5] On to Paris where Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland wrote an entertaining post on rules to follow when visiting Paris. I had taken my own stab at this topic earlier this year. This kind of information is always good to have, particularly from someone who lives in Paris and witnesses American faux-pas quite often!

[6] There was a wonderful story this week within the Huffington Post fashion blogs section. Susan Sisko Carter wrote an essay entitled “Why French Women Wear Scarves” that I found to be quite enchanting.  I love scarves and wear them on a daily basis something I picked up while living in Europe.  I truly believe it is a magical piece of clothing.

Saturday Six bonuses:

[B1] Blogging bud, conference cohort and good friend, Alisa Bowman is turning forty.  She is the author and guru of Project Happily Ever After a blog where Alisa offers free marriage advice and help with humor.  AND she has a book coming out soon!  Further cementing her giving nature and in true Alisa fashion, she has shared the wisdom she has garnered in the last forty years with four posts that are all must-reads. Here are the links for Part 1 > Part 2 > Part 3 > Part 4.

[B2] Bonus 2 is actually two posts that I am suggesting you read and absorb if you are interested in advice for your blog.  Walker Thornton, a blogging bud since last year’s ProBlogger’s 31DBBB project and author of three separate blogs wrote a great post on A Page of My Own about the “need to put a little fresh air into your blog.”  In addition, Chris Brogan wrote about valuing your blog real estate.  I have written about this topic before as well, but the words carry a much heavier weight when Chris writes about them.

That’s it for this week.  As always, I would love to hear about any posts that you discovered during your journeys around the internet.  Share!

Comments

  1. Great reads!

  2. Thank you so much for including my post Andi! I actually consulted your list when I wrote it to make sure I didn’t use ALL the same tips! :) great list as usual, can’t wait to meet you soon!

  3. Wow, thanks so much for that. It was a fun post to work on. I’m honored to be here with such illustrious company!!

  4. @Walker, well deserved, I am loving the new blog and I could have added the post on traffic too…great stuff!

  5. @Lindsey, I loved your list! Repetition only reinforces how truly accurate the annoyances are!

  6. @AndiP, thanks!

  7. I love this concept of highlighting other posts/articles that you have found. Thank you for doing this. I’m off to read Why French Women Wear Scarves. =)

    By the way, thanks for the follow on Twitter. I look forward to following you as well.

  8. I just discovered your blog and I already love it! I’m a big fan of those lists where you always discover little gems. I’m just planning a weekly “magazine watch” series on my post. I hope to be as interesting as you are with your “Saturday 6″.
    Many greetings from Berlin, Toni

  9. @Toni, thanks and welcome, I look forward to checking out your little corner of the world also!

  10. I’m sure it reflects my current station in life, but I got teary when I read: “Le couleur d’une bonne nuit.” The color of a good night. That is priceless. One time, a guy I know said chicks where scarves because they have neck issues. This has restored my scarf confidence. Thanks, Andi. My kids start back to school this month. I start a new professional adventure, and hopefully can return to regular visits to my favorite blogs.

  11. @jen, I’ve missed you! Glad to hear things are going so well, the Malibu thing is VERY cool!

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