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Friday, January 27, 2012

Best of the Blogosphere:
January 2012 Blog Tour

It's time for my picks for Best of the Blogosphere, the January 2012 Edition.

January 2012 Edition

There is so much great content out there, and since there's also a LOT of content out there it's sometimes easy to miss the really stellar posts. Every day we bloggers give pieces of ourselves to the blogosphere. This feature is my way of showing my appreciation for your efforts and to thank-you all for supporting mine.

Won't you join me?

There are three ways to participate in the Best of the Blogosphere link up!
  1. Link up your best post from the month of January
  2. Recognize a fellow blogger by linking up someone else's awesome post
  3. Write a list of the January posts you enjoyed most, like I did, and link it up. (Remember to also include in your list the post you're most proud of writing this month!)
Please grab and display my button anywhere in your post. Follow me if you like (no pressure). Feel free to leave me a comment - it makes me feel loved! Be sure to visit some of bloggers I am recognizing this month and those who have linked up below, and make some new friends!


Before I get to my list just a word of thanks to my blogging friends for your patience. I have been without a working computer for... a week?... It feels like a month. Luckily, the mouse is away, so on his computer I will play... at least for today. Sorry. I'll stop rhyming now.

Here are some of my favourite January reads:

Thanks to Bianca of BitsOfBee for this laugh out loud post: Thirty Three (P.S. Bianca, I wish! ;)

Here's a super sweet post from Galit Breen of These Little Waves: Wisps of Hair

Loved this post from Shannon at My New Favorite Day: A Look Back and Forward at “Mynewfavoriteyear” through Music.

This post from Leighann of Multitasking Mumma just about broke my heart: Confessions From a Crazy Person (Send her your hugs, will you? I'm sure we can all relate in some way.)

Stasha B of NorthWest Mommy is a fabulous photographer, but she has a personal blog too and, at times like this one, it's hilarious: Fame and Toilet Habits 

This post by Deborah of MaNNaHaTTaMaMMa frustrates me - well, not the post which is very well written, the topic: beyond the bricks to the beauty shop: lego goes girlie 

Mary of My 3 Little Birds wrote a touching post about the loss of babyhood that I can SO relate to right now: For My Daughter 

This post by Sarcasm Goddess of For the Love of Writing is HI-larious - see #3 especially: Please be Gentle, I'm a Virgin 

Tonya of Letters For Lucas shared a helpful and very professional Vlog on the topic of workout tips: Tried and True (When am I ever going to do one of these new-fangled Vloggy things?)

Finally, the post that I am most proud of writing this month looks at the things we say we'll never do... until we do: Well, I Never! (Thanks to Greta of Not Enough Patience and Never Enough Jewelry for this fun prompt!)
My favourite January Pin:
Source: arttherapyspot.com via Sue on Pinterest
If you'd like to link up a list of your favourite January reads but are having trouble remembering just what you read, take a look at: your tweets and retweets for the month, your subscriptions, Facebook likes, Stumbles, and Pins.

The linky will be open for a week.


  1. thank you so much Sue! What an honour to be on this list with all of these great people.

  2. Thank you so much Sue! This is so thoughtful of you and I am so touched. I love your blog and you are so wonderfully supportive, it means a lot.

  3. Thank you for including me! Hope my workout tips help.

    Now I need to check out the others on your list!

  4. I read some of your picks and didn't read some.

    Working on my post and will probably publish this weekend.

  5. Thank you so, so very much! I so appreciate how kind you are - you made my day! :)

  6. Thanks for rounding these great posts up, Sue! I linked up my first pinterest-worthy post which was part of my birth story reflections series.

  7. You are welcome, ladies. Thanks, once again, for writing such great posts.

    Jen, I look forward to reading your picks, as always!

    Christine, thanks for linking up. Heading over to check out your series!

  8. Oh Sue, love that pin and so, so true! Thank you for the sweetest compliment, for always scouting the blogosphere and sharing your favourites and for being fabulous. I will be back on Thursday, have it all written out :)

  9. I can't wait to go and check out some of your picks!!

  10. wow. thanks for including me - such wonderful writers...and moi! And your pinterest is fabulous - I may have to borrow that one of these days. I think lately I'm WAY more the left-side picture than the right-side picture.

  11. I linked up a post from Abby Gabs, a blog I found just minutes ago through Ryan at The Woven Moments. Abby's writing is clear and fun, and I think you'll love her.

  12. Stasha, I'm looking forward to reading your picks!

    Thanks Barbara. I hope you enjoy them!

    Deborah, you're welcome! I'm pretty far to the left too - something to work on!!

    Erica, thanks for recommending Abby's blog. She's a funny lady!

  13. Those sound like awesome pics! I can't wait to check them out.

    P.S. That pin is epic ;)

  14. Oops I meant "picks" not "pics" lol sorry ;)

  15. Oh, wow! I came over here to link up and Erica's already shared my blog! I'm blushing over here! Thanks for the love, ladies!! So, can I reciprocate and link to a post I loved from another blogger from January? :)

  16. Back again! I shared 2 links--one of mine, and one of Stephanie's. (Clay Baboons.) Her artwork is genius and always great for a laugh!!

  17. Squeee!!! Thank you so much! This is so exciting and I am so honored. I must keep track of my favorite blogs this month and link up for the Best of February! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  18. Thanks Elisabeth! :)

    Abby, I enjoyed discovering your blog.

    Sarcasm Goddess, you are very welcome!