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Sharing Posts Which Have Impacted My Life


A couple sitting on a beach, in the sun, letting go of stress

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I’m on holiday in Malaysia this week (warming up!) and I’m being very strict with myself. No stress about blogging allowed. So, instead of writing my own post, I’m going to share a list of posts from other people’s blogs which have resonated with me – either by teaching me something important or by continually returning to my mind.

  • Cooking Nights with the Old Folks from The Kitchen’s Garden (Cecilia’s blog) – I adore this heartwarming description of Cecilia’s stint as a night nurse at an old age home. I dare you to read it without having tears in your eyes and a grin across your face by the end of it. (Spoiler: I’ll be posting an interview with Cecilia very soon!)
  • Exit, Pursued By Bear on Maureen Johnson’s blog – Not only is this an hysterical post about quitting your job, I was so excited to see pictures from Arsenic and Old Lace (one of my all-time favourite movies) included. After reading this I don’t feel so self-consious about my penchant for old movies.
  • What to Do With Contradictory Feedback (And 2 Star Reviews) on Jody Hedlund’s blog – I’ve often noticed how a book can get completely contradictory reviews and planned at some point to collect some for show. Now I don’t need to! Jody put together a list of reviews for her latest book which bears this out, making this post a very good reminder for anyone who will receive feedback on their work.
  • Say Hello to Your Critic on Charlotte Rains Dixon’s blog – This post helped give a face to my Inner Critic, and then know what to do with him.
  • Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen on A Beautiful Ripple Effect (Carolyn Rubenstein’s blog) – It starts with a gorgeous quote and then helps us to learn something about ourselves.
  • How Battered Old Paint Pots And Writing Haikus Taught Me To Be More Creative on A Big Creative Yes – Dan Goodwin has a way of perfectly encapsulating creative concepts in word pictures. This is one of my favourites.

Take a moment to click on one of the links above and share your thoughts with the blogger. We all appreciate an extra comment on our writing.


Author: Jessica

I'm a writer who refuses to pin myself down to one genre, hopping from science-fiction and fantasy through to literary and even the odd western now and then. Check out what I've written at or follow me on Twitter @jessbaverstock.

4 thoughts on “Sharing Posts Which Have Impacted My Life

  1. Thank you so much for sharing the post from A Beautiful Ripple Effect. I’m so happy you enjoyed it and am so grateful for your support!

    • You’re very welcome, Carolyn. I love reading your blog and it was hard to choose just one post. In the end I chose the one which always seemed to pop up in conversation.

  2. Thanks for featuring me, Jessica, I feel honored to have made your list!

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