Link Love

With shutterboo hitting it’s terrible twos this week, I’ve been reflecting on my experience.  Many see a blog as an online journal.  A place where someone can type to their heart’s desire about whoever or whatever they want.  And while I agree, I also understand blogging to be a way to connect with a community of other bloggers, to relate to other people across the country and even around the world.

You learn that you can build relationships with people even without speaking or holding eye contact. You learn to laugh with these people, to comment and joke with them… become virtual pen-pals with them.  It’s not only about what you want to write –  it’s about connecting with someone else.  To me, that’s been the best part about blogging.  So I wanted to share some link love today.

I always have my favorite links available to peruse but they are front and center today.  Some of these bloggers I know in real life.  Some of them have become friends over the last couple years.  Some of them are complete strangers and have no idea I exist.  Some write about life.  Some write about observances.  Some are photo blogs.  Some are food blogs.  But all of these blogs I read on a regular basis.

So while I may not know all of the writers behind the home page, I appreciate the effort they put into their work because I enjoy reading what they share.  I let them all live in my Google Reader free of charge.


1 Fine Cookie |     A Rosy Outlook |     Altering Life by Holding it Still |     Amanda Pair Photography

Andria Lindquist |     Becki Bakes & More |     BetweenTheCouchCushions |     Blue Lily Photo

Blurt |     bobbie + mike |     Bon Appetit Hon |     Boogie Blog |     But You’re Like Really Pretty

Butterfly Season |     Conceived and Composed |     Consuming Louisville |     Courtney Reece Photography

Delta Daze Photography |     Diz2 : Once Upon A Time |     Entertaining Life Daily |     Fix It or Deal

GeekGirl415 |     Goodbye Whoopee Pie |     How About Orange |     How Sweet It Is

Hyperbole and a Half |     Jasmine Star |     Jennsylvania |     Jun-Blog |     Kelly Hicks Design

Life + Style |     Listverse |     Live Life. Addicted. |     Living Dilbert |     lots of gigs

Perpetually Peeved |     Photojojo |     Promise Tangeman Art & Design |     Running At Dawn

Serenah Photography |     Sew, Mama, Sew! |     Shout Out Loud |     Shouts From The Abyss

Shutter Sisters |     Sweeter Lemon |     Taylor Takes A Taste |     The Bloggess |     The Pioneer Woman

The Trephine |     Wendi Aarons |     You Are What You Eat Or Reheat


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July 26, 2011 - 9:53 am

Stacy - I love link love day. I always find a new blog to follow (my Reader doesn’t need anything else but my eyes do!!). And thanks for the shout out.

July 26, 2011 - 10:01 am

Susan - Oooh, I’m bookmarking this post so I can come back and check out all of these sites! And thanks for the link – yay! :)

July 26, 2011 - 10:05 am

Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon - Girl, you have made the last two years on my virtual (and real) life much more enjoyable. Now I must go click on the rest of those links up there and discover some new fodder for my reader.

July 26, 2011 - 10:28 am

Amy - Thank you for the link! But, damn you for tempting me with so many new places to visit. I need more hours in the day!!

July 26, 2011 - 11:02 am

denise:) - Awww Brooke- you’re so sweet to list me (still!) even after my flakey attempts for the weekly photo assignments! I did just order a new lens for my upcoming trip (18-200) so I hope to have some inspiration!
Congrats on your two year anniversary! I’m always excited to see what you’re up to. :D

July 26, 2011 - 11:28 am

Dawn - Awww, thanks, lady! I’m so glad that Susan got dropped in your pod and introduced you to the internet. The last two years have definitely been better because of it.

July 26, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Mary Beth - Brooke, thank you so much! I’ve got a lot of new reading to do but not before I poke around on here for a little while longer which I don’t do nearly enough :).

July 26, 2011 - 3:33 pm

denise:) - Okay- i’ve made it thru most of the links and have added more to my reader now too- thanks for sharing- these are all fab links1!

July 26, 2011 - 3:56 pm

Becki D - awww…thanks for including me, Boo! You know I <3 ya!

Also, I think it's getting close to time for another goodie exchange. Or maybe we just need to shower Katie with goodies…I know she's lost in the Baby Fog right now!

July 26, 2011 - 6:16 pm

katie o. - Brooke- god love ya! I can’t believe it’s been two years since I started stalking your blog (and you)! And I’m so much happier because of it. Love that over the internet, we’ve become such great friends. And love even more that you’re not only a part of my blogging life, but my real one too. The fact that we actually get to work together is just icing on the cake.

Congrats on two fabulous years. Thank you for introducing me to your weekly photo challenge even if I did flake out. ( I promise to get back in the game at some point.)

And yes, you and Becki D, feel free to shower me with goodies. Baby Fog is clearly not going anywhere!

Love ya!

July 26, 2011 - 6:38 pm

omawarisan - You throw a great party! Thank you and congrats to you Brooke!

July 27, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Joan Nova - Congrats on two years and thanks for hosting the photo challenge which inspires me weekly!

P.S. I’m now going to check out some of these links.

July 28, 2011 - 9:12 am

Melissa - Thanks for the link love. And the virtual friendship! I see some of my personal favorite blog folks in your list already but I can’t wait to go blog stalk some new ones!

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