Friday, March 21, 2014

Springing Around the Net

After the awful winter we experienced, I can't wait for the forsythia bushes, azaleas, lilacs, tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, and all the flowering trees to bloom. Spring gives me a burst of energy like no other season.

I've visited many blogger friends and found some great tips to jumpstart your creativity and be more productive. Enjoy!

1)         Edie Melson, at The Write Conversation, gives pointers on how to stay on track when writing an article.

2)         Danny Wong, at Shareaholic, talks about why they gave up using press releases and now use blog posts to get news to the general public.

3)         Blogging Bistro has an articled on how to craft a killer blog post.

4)         Karen Lange, at Write Now, posted a review of Julie Klassen's book, The Dancing Master.

5)         Cheryl Moore, a writer who loves to crochet, gives some wonderful ideas on re-purposing old sweaters.

Writers and Readers:  What are you reading right now? If you're working on a crochet/knitting/craft project, please share. 

Photo Credit:  lance1


Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, thank you for this information. I am going blog hopping. Hope spring arrives soon. We are expecting another cold snap.

JD said...

Thanks for the links, Susan.

As for your craft project question, I'm constantly working on a craft project. Specifically, I create photo albums online of birthday parties, vacations, and other special events with friends and family.

Enjoy the weekend. Like you, I can't wait for the outdoors to be colorful and warm again soon!

Diane Estrella said...

Great links as always. I read the Dancing Master too so I'm curious about Karen's review.

Marja Verschoor-Meijers said...

Oh, I just love the crochet stuff, thanks Susan!
I am reading a business book at the moment, Jim Collins.... good to great

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susan .. I wish I ready more .. I want to read so many books - I'll get there I hope. I do so much look around researching info .. now it's the A-Z ...

I'm not really good with craft ... but so admire those that can be creative ..

Cheers and enjoy your Spring energy - and aren't those flowering shrubs just lovely .. Hilary

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda - We're seeing daffodils and other spring bulbs coming up. Although we still have some cold temperatures and the threat of snow this week, I believe the worst is over.

Hi Janette Dolores - You're welcome. I've done a little bit of scrapbooking, but mostly just stick pictures in albums. I'd rather crochet.

Hi Diane - Karen does a great job with book reviews. I have one of Jody's books on my TBR pile.

Hi Marja - I'll have to search for more crochet tidbits. :)

Hi Hilary - So nice to see you. My that A-Z comes around fast. It seems like you just finished one.

Susan :)