Weekend Coffee Share: My Feb. 20 Topic Edition

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I we were having coffee, I’d tell you I’m writing a post for 1,000 Voices Speaking for Compassion on Feb. 20. And I would let you in on the topic in the hope that it will pique your interest and you’ll stop by weekend-after-next to read it. I haven’t settled on a title yet nor figured out how to organize it, but I am writing something about compassion and Nonviolence.

When I use the word with a capital N, I am talking about the methods of positive social change developed by Gandhi and applied to the Civil Rights Movement by Martin Luther King, Jr. It requires one to develop an entire way of life and specific habits of thought to work, and that is a way of life I strive for, though I am certainly not perfect with it. Here’s an explainer on King’s philosophy if you’d like to read up. I don’t come at it from a Christian perspective, as he did, but I find the principles invaluable.Featured Image -- 3218

And I’d tell you I had an all-around busy week. I didn’t get to spend the time chattering on the internet I’d have liked to spend, and did not get much writing done. I still haven’t done my official A to Z announcement here, but at least Sourcerer is set up for a nice long run of blogging, and Diana is mostly back on the Internet now. Part Time Monster had the best single month any of our blogs have had since we started in January, and it is largely thanks to these coffee shares, so life on the blogs is good.

I did have a little internet time, though. I spent some of it joining in my first Blog Blitz by visiting Stephen Tremp and In The Shade of the Cherry Tree. It was fun and it did not take much time. My favorite part of it was visiting periodically on Blitz day and watching the threads grow.

I also spent some time over the last couple of days looking into a rare genetic mutation called PACS1 that my friend Lizzie blogged about. There is not a lot of information about it, and I am in the early stages of looking into it. But I am thinking about what I can do to help people who are dealing with it accomplish whatever goals they have for raising awareness on the social media. Because I’m getting better spreading ideas every day, and this looks like something that might benefit from my assistance.

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And I would tell you that next week is likely more of the same, only with even less Internet time, because I have a lot of writing to do. But at least I have Mardi Gras to look forward to the week after. I met my quota for bacchanalian frenzies years ago, but I do get two days off to play with the youngun’ and write.

Have an awesome Weekend, and a fabulous week.

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I’ve Found Something Called a Blog Blitz! (And Other Mayhem)

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You’ll notice a couple of new badges on the ol’ sidebar. One is the A to Z badge.

Click to sign up!

Click to sign up!

Sourcerer‘s come together so nicely over the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided to go back to my original plan and give it a go here, too. I’ll have the full announcement for this blog sometime in the next week. Sourcerer’s announcement will run on Thursday and will include a few tips to help first-timers avoid some of the pitfalls I ran into last year.

There is also this one.

Click to learn more!

Click for more info!

This has been on my radar for a couple of weeks, thanks to Conny, who you might know from the #WeekendCoffeeShare. If you’ve been following my blogs for any length of time, and you read what the Blog Blitz about, you’ll see why it grabbed me.

I went over to Write On! Sisters, who also do the coffee share (and who I met through last year’s A to Z Challenge), before work yesterday to be sure they knew the A to Z linky was open. Found the Blog Blitz badge on their sidebar and had to go give it a good look. So blame them for me jumping on board with one more social blogging project, lol.

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A Part Time Monster production.

There will be a real post about this as soon as I can manage it and a Facebook share when I think the time is right. I am already tweeting it around. Once I see a couple of these blitzes and have a feel for the vibe, I’ll give you the full report. For now, I will just say it looks like some awesome getting ready to break out and it isn’t a weekly thing.

I’ll be at Part Time Monster this week for the Feminist Friday kickoff. And of course, see you for coffee this weekend!

Oh yeah, just in case you haven’t heard, I’ll be your #SundayBlogShare host on Twitter this weekend, too!

Suzie's graphic. Just assuming it's ok to use since I'm promoting here ;-)

Suzie’s graphic. Just assuming it’s ok to use since I’m promoting here 😉

🙂 🙂 🙂 Smileys All Around! 🙂 🙂 🙂