6 Tips For (Anyone) Taking Photos: You find a lot of advice on taking good photos on blogs, but Bekuh gives some great tips that don't depend on expensive camera or photo editing software.
How I Come Up With Blog Post Ideas: Sarah shared some of the ways she comes up with new content for her blog. I always love her content, so it was interesting to see where she draws inspiration from.
On Blogging & Why People Care: Carly talks about the reasons that we blog and read blogs, and why we are drawn to certain blogs over others.
It Happened To Me: I Was A 'Lazy Welfare Mom': I'm fascinated by people's stories and I found Barbara's story about taking care of two children while on welfare was a really interesting read.
On Feminism & Equality In Parenting Blogs: Franca talks about the lack of equality in pregnancy blogs and the need to put more emphasis on parenting, not just mothering.
Thrifty Ways To Keep Warm This Winter: I've always seen heating as kind of a luxury, especially when I was a student, so this list is a nice reminder of things I need to do so I can avoid turning it on as long as possible. Our bed is right by the window, so I am definitely going to be adding some lining to my curtains next weekend.
Phoenix Zombie Walk: I missed out on Edinburgh's Zombie Walk last weekend and I am really regretting it after seeing Adrian's photos of one in Phoenix, very creepy.
The Cat Cafe: Stephanie and Erin visited a Cat Cafe in Tokyo, and I fell in love. Do you think I can start something similar here with puppies?
Why I Decided To Use My Own Name For My Brand: Moorea talks about choosing her business name, and has some useful advice on naming your business and/or blog.
Tips For Starting A Blog: Elizabeth shares some of her wisdom on starting (or improving your blog) I wish I had known some of these things before I started, especially about taking your own photos. It took me ages to get the guts to go out with my camera and tripod but it totally changed my life. I actually find it more difficult now if someone else is taking my photos (but maybe I'm just a bit of a control freak).
Winter Essentials: Maria talks about her favourite bits of Winter and models her (much more stylish than mine) 'slob suit'.
And finally, for those of us starting suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, Amber Rose posted 'When In Doubt Wear Higher Heels & More Lipstick' (although high heels only lead to accidents in my experience) while Jes took a more serious approach with a number of suggestions on what can help when it feels like life is kicking your ass in her post 'The Emotional First Aid Kit'.
Life certainly feels like it is kicking my ass at the moment, after staying up way too late on Tuesday night to see the US election results I've been in a bit of a funk. I'm determined that the new week is going to be better. Today I've taken the dogs on a long morning walk and had coffee with a friend this afternoon, which leads me to believe this week will be amazing.