What's Inspired Me

I have made some decisions in the past few days, due to some new insight I have gained in the last week, I am actually going to link up as many of the blogs as I can remember that kept inspiring me after I had made my decision... because that is where growth happens quickly, at least for me that has always been true. So before I post the links, I wanted to say a couple of things.

First I love blogging, it gives me an outlet to say what I am feeling and helps me to work issues out, I feel so lucky to have so many readers that follow me and comment on any given blog post I may write, I think that is all any type of writer really wants, some recognition that you have been heard.  Being heard, that is something we all want in this life and I found that here, plus the great thing too is that I get to read other people's insights which help me to grow and inspire me too.

Saying all the above, I have pressured myself to keep up to date with all my comments, I don't like disappointing anyone... hmm, people pleaser, I thought I had outgrown that in my early 40's?  Apparently I have revisited that recently, I have decided that I will be limiting my comments to be quality comments, ones where I am not just skimming to get to the next one.  I will still be visiting many blogs but I need to cut my comment time down as I have a number of personal projects I need to work on.

I might lose readers but I think the people who really like my blog will stay ... I have so many favorites that I could never list you all, people who inspire me each time I open a link.  I love that... it is why I continue to write and read, two of my passions.  That brings me to why I need to limit my comments, one I need to exercise... I use this place as an excuse not to sometimes, two I need to really write in my other blog for the book I am writing and three most importantly, I want and need to spend time with Valentina, I am a mama first.

I have to say I love every encouraging comment I receive here, it's another reason I comment, I know how good it feels to receive one and I never do it to get a comment back... I think it is nice to reciprocate but I do not in any way think it is mandatory.  I will still visit you all, I will still comment, it just won't be everyday.. I follow almost 500 blogs, thankfully not everyone posts every day, so it has been manageable but I am really shaking my life up.


I hope I remember everyone's link from last week, I will list them:

1.  It started with Ashly Rae from Ashly London, I think this is a fantastic read.

I am going to do this detox after I see my doctor next week, I am looking forward to the end result of how much healthier I will feel. 

2.  Then Dahi from Strangeness and Charms, sweet way to collect and save gratitude.

I do this with my on line gratitude journal, tomorrow will be 14 days.  I like her idea of the colored paper and I may do this down the road too:)

3.  Next was Vett from Real College Student of Atlanta, inspiring.

I loved her take on all the things which were recent thoughts and lessons learned, many of which I have learned or am now learning.

4.  Rick from Life 101, really great read.

I always enjoy reading Rick, he is laid back and thought provoking, this one was pretty deep with the question Why am I here?

5.  Sakshi, from Capturing Sunshine, who wrote this really insightful post.

It is something a lot of us feel at times but try to hide because it isn't easy to express ourselves openly, I really enjoyed what she had to say about when you can't express your feelings. 

6.  This blog really touched me, Happiness in a choice... it spoke to me.

The title was Finding Contentment... it is what we should all do, slow down, look around you and really live in the moment, be content. 

These are the ones that stood out that motivated me so much this week... big changes are coming for me but I do have to put the work in and I am more than ready, willing and able to... I look forward to the outcome.  I have to say there are so many of you that inspired me this week, people that normally don't write like that even wrote thoughtful posts. 

The last thing I need to say here is, if I had known before hand, I would have reacted another way but since I did not know before hand, then I reacted the only way I knew how, which doesn't mean I do hurtful things ... as that is not who I am.  This sums up my life ... this is the only way I can live, I cannot change the past, it is what it is, nor will I be held back by it in the future.  I can only forgive and move on... forgive myself and others.  I am the kind of girl who doesn't know how not to be open, I like being able to say how I am feeling, no matter what it is at any given moment. 
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91 comments :

  1. Commenting is definitely very time consuming and hard! If you want to respond to everybody and actually read their posts it can take so long! Definitely okay to cut down :). Sometimes I miss a day of responding and feel so bad, but you can't live your life in front of a computer screen!
    www.amemorofus.blogspot.com

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  2. i will always stay to read launna.....
    keep in touch
    www.hairfashionbeautyblog.blogspot.in

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  3. I visited the links you provided. True. They really are inspiring to me too.
    http://somtnz.blogspot.in/

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  4. I totally understand where you are coming from Launna. I agree it can be very time consuming and I totally feel the same. It's nice to comment on peoples blog I know at least for me I love reading everyone's comments and respond to each one but when you are following 500 + blogs it can get hectic. You do what you think is best for you and nobody should hold it against you.
    XOXO
    Beautetude

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  5. It's so hard to keep up with it all, isn't it? It takes me about a week to make all the rounds in the blogosphere. I'm a firm believer in comment love give-and-take, but it is difficult to keep up. Like you, I follow tons of blogs. You're doing the right thing, though. Your family comes first, then blogging! XO

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  6. Hello Launna:

    All of this is totally understandable and we are sure that the vast majority of your readers will be in complete agreement with you. People write blogs for so many very different reasons and everyone naturally wishes to be read. However, none of it must ever become a chore or an obligation.

    Jó hétvégét!

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  7. I too love blogging Launna. I love to read others post and comment on it. But i have litttle amount of time. Need to balance my work and spend some time in blogging. As you said this is a good place to share things!!

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  8. I love reading blogs and comment because I think when a blogger has taken the time to think out and write something that means something to them then I should at least give my thoughts… Great thought provoking post as usual lovely Launna xx

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  9. You absolutely have to keep writing Launna, I do not think you'll ever lose followers because your words are always so full of meaning and it is a pleasure to read your posts!
    Happy friday darling!!!

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  10. Amiga post maravilhoso amei.
    bom final de semana e feliz carnaval
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  11. great links and words sweety. do what you love <3
    and have a wonderful weekend!

    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  12. We love your blog very much Launna and you're right, sometimes it's impossible to keep up with comments every day. We can only try our best!

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  13. I think it's awesome that you find motivation on the blogs. There really are so many good ones out there (this one included!). I love going through my fave blogs throughout the week and seeing what's going on, or saying hello. :)

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  14. You're absolutely right. A part of the reason I cut down to once-a-week blogging is because of how much time it takes to research and write each post, and then to respond to each comment, read the post written by that commenter, and leave a comment THERE. I'm in awe of the people who can keep up with blogging every single day. It's too much for this ol' gal.

    Happy weekend!

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  15. Well, dang. I already wrote one longish comment, but for whatever reason, the darned thing didn't post when I hit "publish". Long story short: I think you're making the right decision. Blogging can eat up all your time if you let it, but there's lots more things that need doing. So you enjoy yourself, and just... do 'em!

    Happy weekend!

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  16. Launna,
    I totally and completely get what you are saying. I was telling Ron, my husband as you know just yesterday, I am overwhelmed with life in general offline and online. I need to take out my planner which I bought myself before the new year and really be diligent in planning on it. Each day to be planned out so I can have time to fit everything into my schedule and not feel so overwhelmed.
    We shall see how that goes ;-)

    Anyhow keep the blogs you follow most and yes, I am guilty of crappy commenting, although I promise myself that starting tomorrow I am going to change that and get back to blogging to.

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  17. good night dear launna
    i was readiing this letter..
    but now im very sleepy. so
    tomorrow will come again

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  18. i agree with what you wrote in this post! super true quotes too <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  19. Your three reasons for needing to cut back on commenting are all very valid, Launna. We all have to set our own priorities for what works best for us. Your plan sounds very reasonable to me. I hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  20. I love to read your posts! Keep up the good work :-)
    You have to do this, you are an inspiring person!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  21. Oh goodness I ain't better.. I always comment on all the blogs that comment on each of my entries.. but I could not stop with it. Like you said... guilty of being a people pleaser.

    ...I have so many favorites that I could never list you all...
    Aw... you don't have to list anyone after writing this, imho! :)

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  22. Kudos for making an attempt to cut down and organize what is important in a day. Prioritizing is always difficult... that's why I have had to step away from the blogs for a bit. It is a (positive) time sink and I am drowning in life right now.

    Have a good weekend, Launna!
    xx
    LuLu
    Breakfast After 10

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  23. oh launna, thanks for mentioning me in your wonderful post. i'm glad that i know you, really. you will master everything you want to. and you don't have to please everyone - you're the most important! and of course i will stay true to you and your blog. i like you very much, you know?

    and i love to read your comments and your blog posts as well. i'm glad i know you.

    xx
    dahi

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  24. Launna, You do what you have to do and fit you and your blog, it's the right thing to do go forth it :). Really much understand. I'm with you and got what you are saying. You made me smile when you say, thank to that not everyone post everyday:). keep rocking your awesome ways launna. ox.

    I've got a busy week, sorry for a late visit. Have a blessed weekend to you!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  25. I totally understand! Commenting takes a lot of time if you want to keep up with many blogs! And now you'll see who your true followers are :) Needless to say I'm not going anywhere because I genuinely love your blog <3
    xx

    http://www.stylebydeb.com

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  26. Launna love your positivity! nice phrases
    I posted a new article, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  27. thanks for sharing my posts, Launna - I am touched and happy you were inspired. You are a great mom to Valentina, and I hope your plans all work out. Gotta do what makes you happy :)

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  28. i love all your post Launna !
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  29. I hope that someday you find the peace that you are looking for. I think you are doing the absolute right thing by putting Valentina at the very top of the list! Other than yourself, she needs you the most!

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  30. Take care of yourself and your family first! It is hard to keep up with everyone. I read some on my iPad and iPhone and I have a hard time commenting with those. Commenting on all the blogs is very time consuming and I have cut back on the blogs I comment on. I am sure your readers will still be around.

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  31. oh, so you think i'm boring when choosing a white dress? :O hahah no, joke! i quite understand what you mean. maybe the first time we choose to marry, we are full of hope, might also be a bit naive, and have an irregular and too romantic view upon love. which isn't bad, of course. well but in fact i don't know if i want to marry traditionally or in colour. i was engaged, once, and had a white dress. the relationship broke apart and i sold it - i would have never thought of selling my own wedding dress before, but that's life. and then i got a new view upon life, love, and myself. so i might also try something else, although never married in the traditional sense ... but sometimes i also feel quite old. well, that's life i guess. but i understood myself better after that. sometimes you have to fall deep to rise higher than ever before.

    and of course i understand. and i appreciate your time you're taking to comment and read on strangeness and charms. i'm also touched, because i'm so happy about it.

    have a wonderful weekend!
    dahi

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  32. Yeah, I understand, I also want to respond to people's comments and comment back because... well, it's nice and people who take the time and effort to read my posts and leave a comment deserve something back. But it is definitely time-consuming. You just focus on yourself now, no one will blame you for that :-)

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  33. Hello! Feel free to watch my new photo album. I greet and wish you a beautiful weekend!
    http://marciento.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/ducks-and-pigeons-kaczki-i-golebie/

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  34. Go for it Girl! You are awesome! Love, Kyra♡

    Please follow my Blog - I follow you back - Let's keep in touch: www.kyras.de

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  35. Such a lovely list Launna!x
    http://www.aimeroseblog.com

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  36. Launna,
    Thanks so much for your kind words over at my space yesterday! I hope you have a great weekend and talk soon!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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  37. Hi dear!! I really enjoy your blog, its amazing!!
    Your choice is so perfect :)
    Come to see my new post: REALITY BITES
    http://peaceinmyshoes.blogspot.com.es

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  38. Amiga tenha um sábado maravilhoso.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  39. Well said dear! I still gonna visited you blog :)

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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  40. Wonderful Post about Blogging! Love it also ,best Therapy and Joy through sad Times :)

    Happy Sunday ,kisses ♡

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  41. thanks for sharing the links with us!♥ I'm so excited to go through all these blogs!:) they seem very inspiring!

    www.Lorietta.cz

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  42. Amiga tenha uma semana maravilhosa e abençoada por DEUS.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  43. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, its hard to keep up with all the blogs! Don't let it overwhelm you, cutting back is good.
    effortlesslady.blogspot.ca

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  44. Wish you a lovely evening Launna!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  45. Your blog always inspires me to hang in there. I hope that you keep writing.

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  46. Ciao carissima!!!!!
    A lot of kisses from Italy!!!!

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  47. Don't worry :) I will still visit and read your blog regularly :)

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  48. I understand what you write. It's important you take the time you need to finish your book, sports and family. I'll go on visiting your inspirating blog.
    kss a lot
    http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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  49. nice post!

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

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  50. I think your idea is very realistic and wise Luanna. After all, it's all about being real and taking the time to comment on you want and honestly, not every post needs a comment and like you said - the people who want to read your blog will always keep doing that. :)

    Hope you're having a good weekend,
    xoDale
    www.savvyspice.com

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  51. Hi doll!!!
    Have a lovely week!!!!!!
    Kisses!!!

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  52. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  53. un saluto Launna
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

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  54. I feel so blessed that I could inspire you even if it was a little. Thank you so much for being an amazing reader. Thank you for supporting me throughout! :)

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  55. These quotes are so inspiring! I especially admire the "do what you love".

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  56. I think that the most important thing is to spend time with family and friends. I wish you luck with your personal projects! Keep posting, you have a great blog! x

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  57. Hi Launna ,hope you had a great Start in a amazing Week!

    kisses :)

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  58. Launna! Hope you had an awesome weekend and Happy March to you :).

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  59. Well said dear! Great post!

    Keep in touch on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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  60. Launna these inspired phrases are all beautiful,nice post
    I posted a new article, I'd love to know your opinion
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    tr3ndygirl.com
    kiss

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  61. Have a good day Launna! Thanks for always dropping by with your beautiful comment oxoxo.

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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  62. thanks for his sharing, Greetings from me .. hopefully still happy

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  63. Kisses my dear friend!!!
    Have a lovely day!!!!

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  64. Dear, that´s your right and I belive that we all know...you have been so...there! :) In my blog, your kind words..I thank you for those. I do read lot, but I started to save time. I too, spent so much in internet. Now I have change to do something else, too. As I have said: you go girl <3 Me too, hre for you...no need to think about otherwise :)

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  65. nice post!

    http://www.mrsnoone.it/2014/03/giveaway-sanctum/

    kissssss

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  66. wonderful post! nice quotes!
    kisses
    Maren Anita

    giveaway: 100 € voucher
    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  67. great post and nice web
    so glad tobe here :)

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  68. 500 blogs! OMG. Thanks for all the links above. I'll bookmark this post so I can check them out.

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  69. keep the spirit of the writing ... greetings bloggers

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  70. hey girl....happy Tuesday....always be the best you there is.....Cheering for you.

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  71. i wish you a wonderful day sweety!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  72. Hi!
    cool blog!
    would you like to follow each other???
    let me know ;)
    S

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  73. Amiga tenha um dia maravilhoso.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  74. That is such a nice change. I have not build links before but, I know it has helped many blogs in the past.

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  75. Great post Launna totally agree with you. Work & Family comes first before blogging. Have a nice day hun xo

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  76. Aquele pó é maravilhoso! *.*

    Inspirações vêm nas coisas simples!

    Ótima terça, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  77. Sério mesmo? O Twitter é doido! =O

    Bom final de noite!

    Beijo! ^^

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  78. Your visit is highly appreciated, thanks a lot. Have a good day Launna!! xo

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  79. Amiga passando para ti deseja paz, saúde e muitas realizações
    neste belo dia dado por DEUS.
    Blog: http://arrasandonobatomvermelho.blogspot.com.br
    Canal de youtube: http://www.youtube.com/NekitaReis

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  80. Well said dear! Very inspiring! Love Suze.

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I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤