Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Part Time Monster has nominated me for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. She’s passing it along from Half-Eaten Mind, who bestowed it upon her in April.  This one is not very difficult since it just requires a few links and I have upward of 60 of you guys bookmarked 😉 So I’m spreading the love today.


If you just don’t do awards, no worries. The title suggests it’s just a way of saying “thanks for reading,” anyway. That’s exactly what I’m doing here. Regular visitors who read, like, and comment are what makes blogging worthwhile for me. If not for all of you, I wouldn’t see much point in it.

If you do enjoy passing on awards, here are the rules–

  1. The nominee shall display the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award logo on his/her blog.
  2. The nominee shall nominate 14 bloggers s/he admires, over a period of 7 days, all at once or little by little, by linking to their blogs and informing them about it.

I’m doing this one a little differently than I normally do. I’m going to try my best to nominate 14 bloggers who are neither on Diana’s nomination list, nor on the list of bloggers who I recently nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I want these to go to bloggers who both read some of our posts and have never received an award from me before. Here are the nominations.


My Wild Surmise

The Secret Diary of a PorterGirl

Carving Out a Space


Green Lizard’s Blog

The Speech Bubble

Extremis Reviews

Music Fan Andrea

World of Harley

Sweating to Mordor


Kev’s Blog

Suzie81 Speaks

Have a fabulous week!


Copyright, Auto-blogs, and an Outdated System

Diana and I rarely reblog one another, but I want this back out there one more time before the weekend. If you missed it, it’s about automated blogs that pull entire posts from the WordPress tags and use them to generate ad revenue. That is a lousy way to make money. We’re non-commercial, and we’re aware of just how tenuous any claim we have to copyright for our stuff is. But we believe in fair use. If there were any real promotional value for the blogs that are having their stuff ripped off like this, it might be different. But there’s not.

Feminist Friday Plan, and Change of Venue

I’ve made my decision about Friday. I’ve started a post on early childhood learning. I am hoping it will give us a way into education. I’ll likely mention #yesallwomen, but it will not be the focus.

I’m moving my Feminist Friday posts to Part Time Monster starting this week. Several good reasons for that, but I’ll spare you the explanation.

Thanks to everyone who’s supported these discussions and kept them going since March with only one week off. I appreciate all the support – every read, every like, and every comment is important. I wouldn’t still be doing this if folks hadn’t responded and encouraged me to keep it up.

That’s all. Stay tuned.

#YesAllWomen and Feminist Friday: Conversations Matter

I like the way this discussion is turning out, and I think it was a great idea. Thanks to everyone who’s shared it on other social media, and to everyone who’s joined in with comments. The thread’s still open, and if I see more comments this evening, I’ll read and respond to them. Have a great weekend!