Linky Lovin' Friday {29th August 2014} // Reading

I'm gonna keep this short and sweet today because I know it's gonna be a bit quiet in the blogosphere this weekend with what seems like everyone on the Gold Coast for the ProBlogger conference. I can tell you I'm not jealous at all. At all. Seriously, who wants to swan around on the Gold Coast in a swanky hotel, surrounded by a bunch of bloggers???

I DO!!! I can't hold it back, I so badly wish I was there right now. But alas I'm not. And some of you aren't either. So you should console yourself by reading some top-notch stuff that I found around the place this week...

Sensitivity towards others by Aroha at Colours of Sunset
I think as a race, empathy is one thing humans sorely lack. On the (long) list of characteristics I want my son to have, I want to instill in him, empathy hovers somewhere around the top.
I really liked this post from Aroha. It's something that I have thought a lot about in regards to my own life and what I do and don't say online. What I have held back for fear of offending or hurting other people and what I've said that may have unintentionally caused upset to someone.

The Great List of things I can't do because I have daughters by Mike Reynolds
I said to myself, "I should create a List of Things I Can't Do Because I Only Have Daughters and see if there really is something I'm missing."
As a mother of two girls, albeit quite young, I can totally relate to this and I love it! Sure there are some things that would be physically impossible to do with girls that you can do with boys, but in my mind, basically everything a parent can do with their boys, they can do with their girls.

I sometimes read posts along the lines of "you're a mother of boys when" or "only Mums of boys will understand", and while I get that their can be some things that are gender unique, most of the time I am reading these posts thinking "Yep, Punky does that. And that. And that. And yep, that too. According to this she must be a boy in disguise." I could get right in to the whole gender politics debate but that is most definitely best left to another post.

What Harry Potter is actually about. Childhood ruined.
The Harry Potter series is about mental illness.
Hogwarts is a mental institution.
Bear with me. I'll explain.
And with those opening lines, I read a post that was at once ridiculous, and at seconds totally plausible and made a lot of sense. You have to read it for yourself to understand, and I would love to know what other hardcore Harry Potter fans like myself think of this.

I've been blogging for 8 freaking years by Jessica Hagy (shared by Kelly Exeter on FB).

There’s plenty of room (and money) on the internet for everyone.
Share your ideas and contacts and leads — don’t be stingy with anything.
Again I have the lovely Kelly Exeter to thank for sharing something that I just absolutely loved (I've got the biggest girl crush going on for Kelly right now, everything she has written or shared lately has been exactly what I have needed! Like this decision I made earlier in the week). Basically this post boils down everything I've thought about blogging for a while now, and I just want to print it off and stick it on the wall of my new office (in about 5 years time, which is how long it's probably gonna take me to get it organised!). I totally think this should be emailed to every person when they first start a blog too. Good stuff.

So there you have it, my top-notch, highly recommended reading for the week. And if you're a book nerd or other readerly type then make sure you read this post and get ready to join in the fun next Tuesday!

What have you been reading lately? Hit me up with the links (to your posts or someone else's) in the comments, I need something to distract me from all the PBEvent awesomeness going on!


Kylie Purtell said…
I'm at home too Kylie! Wish I was on the GC though... next year for sure! Thanks for the great reads! xxx
Kylie Purtell said…
Hi Kylie, I'm new to your Linky Lovin' Friday, thanks for sharing! I'm not at PB either, I so wish I was...a holiday of my own would be so nice :) Here's my latest post - :)
Kylie Purtell said…
We missed you honey!!!!! xx
Kylie Purtell said…
I'm spewing I missed all you guys. I am so there next year it's not funny! x
Kylie Purtell said…
I know what you mean about a solo holiday. I am hoping to get away by myself to Melbourne at the end of the year, I can't wait for the short escape!
Kylie Purtell said…
Definitely next year for sure, I've already started saving!
Kylie Purtell said…
That post from Full Half Glass was definitely moving, I don't know if I could have done that. Thanks for sharing x
Kylie Purtell said…
I read that Harry Potter article. Makes a lot of strange sense! Don't think I like it that way though!

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