With the 11th anniversary of the horrific events of September 11 looming just behind us this week, many bloggers took time from their busy week to remember that fateful day and reflect on the journey we’ve take this past decade+.
Life changed irrevocably for all of us that day and Traveling Mamas reminds us that it’s important to remember where we were that day (not just physically) and realize just how far we’ve come.
How easy is it for us to become so wrapped up in our day-to-day that we become numb to everything else? As parents we often dismiss much of what goes on around us if it doesn’t immediately affect us and that morning was no different, Babble blogger Marinka remembers what it was like that morning and how her small daughter saw and heard the first plane before it hit the towers without Marinka even noticing. So much life was lost 11 years ago, but today, as Chris at Stay Gardening tells us, there are trees growing on that land that will forever bear remembrance of those lives and the sacrifices made.
Lisa shared images of Ground Zero for her Wordless Wednesday post. Two bloggers reflected on parenting and the September 11 attacks. Bridget wrote a moving poem about September 11. Stacey talked about explaining September 11 to your children.
September 11th wasn’t the only topic to get widely blogged about this week. Mom101 continued the theme from last week with her post on PR pitches gone very wrong where she offers practical If…Then… PR pitch advice for the informed blogger. Perhaps the biggest story, however, has been evolving since Wednesday when Amy Bair from Resourceful Mommy shined the spotlight on the questionable content at NickMoms recently. Jenn from Super Jenn Blogs follows up by pointing out that plagiarism, especially from within your own circle, is insulting and wrong in any instance. Something I would have thought we would have all learned in elementary school…it’s sad to see some are still learning.
Here’s a look at some of my other favorite posts from the last week:
- Thinking of traveling with your family on an airplane any time soon? Take advice on how not to act when you fly as a family from Jessica’s guest post on Mama Dweeb this week.
- Have you ever noticed how hard it is for you to say something good about yourself? Yeah, me too. My dear friend Nichole, from Butterscotch Sundae, shared how hard it was for her to write a love note to herself and it got me thinking about how hard it is for all women. I’d love for you to hop over to her post and tell her one thing you love about yourself in the comments!
- Sticking with the bad pitches and how smart bloggers are handling them theme, Amy from MomSpark wrote this week about the importance of brands understanding that bloggers have value and for most of us it’s not about the free product, but rather getting the respect we deserve from the brands and companies we work with on a regular basis.
- Looking for something delicious and healthy to serve the kids for breakfast this weekend? Look no further than this yummy apple crisp oatmeal recipe from the Untrained Housewife. You can thank me later.
- As bloggers we are all aware of how important a good image is to your post’s ”stickiness” and this week Courtney is guest posting on Mom Comm with some great tips for enhancing the quality of your blog posts by optimizing the quality of your photos.
- With Instagram in the headlines every day, you may be wondering how you can use Instagram to effectively promote you blog. This week, Danielle has some great tips for using Instagram to promote a blog.
So what did I miss? Share your best posts from the last week in our linky! The only requirements are:
- You should be a parent who blogs
- The post must have been published between September 8-14, 2012
- You MUST use the permalink to the post itself, not your blog’s homepage URL
Photo of Tower of Lights © Joshua Haviv – Fotolia.com