Articles of the week…

Surpise! Instead of publishing my standard “Articles of the Week” template, I decided to shout out a few of the blogs I have been binge-reading since I joined the wordpress community.

If you don’t see your blog here, it’s not for lack of love! These are the first blogs that came to mind when I decided to write this post, but there are countless others that could fall among them if I devoted proper meditation to the subject.


The Incidental Naturalist

I followed this animal-centric blog even before I had a blog of my own! David posts gorgeous, exotic photos, along with short stories about how he caught the shot. He has a light, informational writing style that makes reading a breeze (a delicious, tropical breeze, generally!)

Favorite post? Dazzling Bee-eaters of Sri Lanka and A Fight for Life; Orang-utans!

If Mermaids Wore Suspenders

Aubrey masterminds unexpected connections between literature and classical music, or other works of literature. In doing so, she not only amuses her audience, she enlightens them as well. I enjoy her work so much, I even made one her posts my first (and so far, only) re-blog!

PS-She is doing her pHD in music and cognition at Northwestern!

Favorite post? The “Fairy Tale” Genre in Music

Laura Lecce

The tagline of Laura’s blog is “my colorful view of the world,” which couldn’t be more appropriate! I was hooked on her writing when she described the speckles on an orchid as a “huge colony of bats flying away from the cave in the center and getting further and further into the distance as they fly away.” I also love Laura’s blog because she is a fellow scientist-by-day, artist-by-night.

PS- Blog could be named “Dr. Laura Lecce.” This girl has her pHD! How cool is that?

Favorite posts? Who Said Toads Were Ugly?

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Windblown Words

Paul drops great insight on the blogosphere whenever he shares a post about the craft of writing. Even his comments on other people’s blog posts are extensively thought-out and smoothly articulated.

PS- I think Paul must be a birdwatcher too, and I’ve never met a birdwatcher I didn’t like. He has some fabulous pictures of ducks with their butts in the air.

Favorite post? Okay, So How Do I Say This?


A Flower Named Jasmine

Jasmine owns and operates the most aesthetically pleasing blog I’ve ever come across. Seriously, it’s a work of art. I have to confess that I don’t always fully read her posts, but I do visit regularly to see what new images she’s curated. She has a knack for vintage, close-up shots.

Favorite post? Adventures in Cornwall: St. Ives.


Roberta Pimentel

Roberta is a sweet-spirited young woman who has ocean-hopped from Brazil to Norway. In her posts, she focuses on issues of compassion and human connection. Plus, her blog is available in 5 languages. Impressive much?

PS- I really admire Roberta’s commitment to being “an award free blog.” I’m sure she could use awards as fodder for tons of posts, but as she puts it “I choose my readers before any nomination in order to be able to do my best to inspire my readers with every post that I make or reblog.”

Favorite post? I Am Sorry.

Elly Mackay

So, if you have been following my blog, you probably know about my extreme fan-crush on author/illustrator Elly Mackay. I stalk her blog like nobody’s business. If you want to stalk her blog too, you may learn some of the secrets behind the magic of images like that one up there.

Favorite post? Exhibition in Virginia – Preparations*

* I think I just had an epiphany about how she makes her backgrounds so soft!!!

Thank you all for the interaction and inspiration! My blog is just 3 months old, and I’m amazed at the number of connections I have already made with creative, go-getting people. It’s been grand!

28 thoughts on “Hint: They’re Not from the News

  1. Thank you so much for the shoutout! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my blog. 🙂 (Also, quick correction: I’m a student at Northwestern, not Cornell!) Thanks again!!


      1. Thank you, glad that you have! I know I can range broadly from the serious to the crazy, but if makes you think and makes you smile than it did its job 🙂


  2. Thank you ap much for mentioning me here! I’m so glad you find it aesthetically pleasing 🙂 don’t worry about not reading all of it haha it’s just me rambling on! Xx


  3. Well, thank you sooooo much for the support and kind words! I’m glad you included me! I was a little anxious to tell the truth. But again thanks and when you get a chance check out my latest blog…”A man’s reach should exceed his grasp–or what’s a meta-for?” I think you’ll like it. Thanks again! 🙂


    1. PS- I’m not sure why, but the header for “Windblown Words” insisted on being larger than all the other headers. I tried re-sizing it about twelve different ways, all to no avail! haha. I think your big spirit hacked my blog post!

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      1. Oh my goodness! I have a bad feeling it’s probably something messed up on my end…:-( I bought a book on WordPress just a few days ago…I’m not overly tech savvy, but I realize especially when viewing blogs such as yours that I’ve GOT to do something to jazz things up a bit. BUT until then, thanks a ton for dropping by.


      2. Oh, I definitely don’t think it was something at your end. I have experience weird, random quirks like that in many different posts.

        Best of luck learning about WP! I have some design lessons of my own that I’m hoping to implement soon.


      3. Oh, okay. whew. That’s good to hear! 🙂
        I definitely need to jazz things up a bit though.
        So yeah, I’m going to start reading/studying/applying blogging mechanics. OMG!
        At any rate, thanks again for visiting the weed blog. 🙂


  4. Thanks a mil for recommending my blog and for the very kind words. Much appreciated! I’m also enjoying getting connected to the other blogs in your article. Cheers!


    1. You’re so welcome, David. I’m pretty excited that you even found my recommendation! I’m a big fan of your work.

      Wishing you many colorful adventures (so I can read about them! = D )

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