Friday, July 1, 2011

Pay It Forward Friday

I am taking a cue from Derrick at Dad v. Autism and giving out some props to fellow bloggers.

Our fellow bloggers present us with a lot of opportunities for furthering our blogs, and gaining followers. Here is a way to Pay It Forward to them. When you have been bestowed with the honor of the Pay It Forward Award., insert this award at the top of a blog post along with these rules, and find FIVE fellow bloggers to bestow it upon. Thank the person who awarded you, mention them in your post, along with a link to your favorite post on their blog, and a short blurb about why you liked it. Next, comment on their blog to let them know you are bestowing the award on them, and that they should do the same. And remember: Good Bloggers Pay It Forward!

This is the first time I've done this, so I'm going to just post the five favorite blogs posts  from any category that I read this week.

1.  Red Vines and Red Wine Dawn is the mother of an 8yr old with autism. Her post Different Or Just Weird really captures a lot of my own feelings as the father of a son with autism.

2. The Dude blogs at The DaddyYo Blog. He makes this list for two reasons. First, I love the Big Lebowski. Second, his post It's Okay to Be Poor is a great one.  Family, friends, love, and unity are the things that make us rich.

3.  The Top 5 Reasons You Are in Debt is a humorous, yet completely accurate post found at Canadian Personal Finance Blog.

4.  Diane writes at BalancedBites.com.  Paleo eating is not exactly the same as Primal, but it's similar enough that her Priorities for Eating Paleo on a Budget post is very useful. I actually noticed that this is a post from last year, but I only became aware of it this week, so it counts. Plus, her post about bacon is the first link I ever added to my blog!

5. Technically because I mentioned Dad v. Autism in the opening paragraph I don't think I should be adding it again in the list. However, my blog is all about fighting Conventional Wisdom so I will demonstrate that by going against it here. Dad v. Little League Football is a discussion of his feelings as he prepares his son who has autism to play Little League Football. I love football too, but I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable putting my older son into it.

Check out these posts, if you like them leave a comment and tell their authors so!  I don't know about others, but for my money comments are the best part about being a blogger.

Also, Happy Canada Day everybody!  Enjoy the long weekend, whether you're in the U.S. or north of the border.

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