I’m thinking a lot of people resolved to blog more this year, because holy man was there a lot to read this week. Brace yourself for an extra-long roundup.
This ad from 1920 is probably the nuttiest one I’ve come across on Vintage Edmonton, and I’ve read a lot of them. Just wow. Thanks to revRecluse for continuing to share these treasures.
Economizing seems to be on a lot of minds these days:
- Laurie Callsen is taking on a six-month shopping ban.
- Marie a la Mode has some solid, hard-won advice for brides-to-be.
- Lori Godin just can’t get into thrifting. (Nicole Rowan remains a big fan of it.)
- Angela Ostafichuk thinks it’s time we got more comfortable talking about money.
And while we’re making resolutions:
- If you’re losing weight, adjust your wardrobe accordingly, says Sue Heuman.
- Mack Male urges you to get your digital house in order: back up, get organized and be secure. (Seriously, reinforces Curtis Alexander, back up your work.)
- Cultivate a positive company culture if you want to attract amazing people, Startup Edmonton’s Tiffany Linke-Boyko writes.
- Chan and Allison at Vivid Ribbon set three business-related goals, including the launch of a regular business chat.
- And, less seriously but more deliciously, Duncan Kinney is on a quest for Edmonton’s best BBQ pork.
Bloggers are still looking back at 2014 in helpful ways:
- The Movie Jerks warn you against the worst films of last year.
- Sharon Yeo looks back at her own culinary highlights as well as the year in food in Edmonton.
- Michael Janz reflects on his time on the Edmonton Public Library board, and encourages you to step up.
- Laura Frey describes how her favourite books of 2014 affected her.
I came across some original literary offerings, too:
- Bill Thompson crafts another fractured fairy tale, this time riffing on Sleeping Beauty.
- Timothy D. Fowler sketches three characters with words.
- And Anna Marie Sewell poetically advises against assigning certain tasks to poets.
That’s just a few of the posts I liked this week. You can find many, many more that may suit your fancy better at ShareEdmonton.
If you don’t see a blog that you write or enjoy there, now you can submit it to be added. (Thanks, Mack!)
I also collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine. And you can always look me up on Twitter: @karenunland.