Archive for ‘ArmchairBEA’

May 27th, 2010

Find Yourself a Blogging Buddy

by Gwen

I have learned so many things this week, but the most important is the great community we have got going here. I would love to keep the sharing, caring, and learning moving off into the future and with your help, I think that we can full this off.

Problogger has a great list of the benefits of having a Blogging Buddy or two;

  1. You can feedback on posts, prior to pressing publish.
  2. You can have someone to vent to, who understands your situation.
  3. You can work on projects together.
  4. You can share link love.
  5. You can share each others posts through social media and with other bloggers.
  6. You can share communities.
  7. You can help each other stay motivated as you share encouragement.
  8. You can guest post for each other.
  9. You can share each others talents.
  10. You’ll have twice the blogging power at your disposal.

I think that this sounds great to me, but would this be something you want to hook up to do?

If you would like to have a blogging buddy let me know and I will coordinate the groups. If you have someone in mind for your buddy, let me know that too.


May 26th, 2010

Booking, Blogging & Balance (The 3 B’s)

by Gwen

I have a few addictions that I need to tell you about in order to help you. That is right, I need to come clean to help me, help you. My name is Gwen and I am addicted to blogging, blog reading, web surfing, crafting, Diet Coke, and most of all, reading.

Before I get out of bed in the morning, I quickly grab the iPod from under my pillow to start reading blogs and checking email. (In case you are wondering, Sleep Talkin’ Man is way I like to start my day) At last count, I subscribe to over 200 blogs and I would guess that about 90% of those update at least once a day.

Once I get up, I do those morning things that we all do, like waking up the kid and getting him ready for school and then it is time to hit the laptop.


My name is Murphy Grace and I will wear a backpack & pose, but flunked out of obedience school.

I could spend all day surfing, writing, and reading. I also work from home. Yet, I rather spend all of my time reading, surfing, and tweeting. The problem with my lack of organizational skills or self-control, I tend to get nothing done. I. Mean. Nothing.

To the rescue comes Charlie at Productive Flourishing. Charlie is a genius at getting your blog and freelance time organized with his planners and he gives you them to try out for FREE. There is one specially for blogging. (just scroll down the planners page to find it)

I still don’t have the perfect system, but I am getting there.

Do you have a great system that will help me more time with that furry baby above?

How do you balance reading, working, living, and blogging? If you share your tips, I promise feature you in a future wrap-up post! (I have already scheduled it on my handy dandy Productive Flourishing calendar.)

Run over to the ArmChairBEA to see all of the brilliant ideas and bookish things posted today.