Weekly Reader: Feedly, Bloglovin’, or Bloganizer Inspiration

Disclosure: I will continue to call this post “Weekly Reader” even after Google Reader goes away on July 1. Haven’t made the change yet? Check out Bloglovin’ or Feedly.

Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.

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Who could fail to be inspired by this gorgeous view (and my running partners!)?

Vegan Inspiration

Cadry’s Kitchen, Chunky Almond Pesto with Roasted Gnocchi. I’ve been in the mood lately for gnocchi, especially after accidentally buying a package that was NOT VEGAN! Cadry’s pesto recipe is oil free, chunky and sounds delicious.

Spa Bettie, 14 Summertime Frozen Treats Recipes. Just looking at Kristina’s pictures will get your mouth watering for these refreshing summer treats!

Thug Kitchen, Who the F#*k Doesn’t Like a Good Sandwich? Want a good sandwich? That’s what you’ll here, with no f$#king around.

Fragrant Vanilla Cake, Raw Black Forest Cheesecake. Amy’s recipes are always as beautiful as they are delicious and this raw cheesecake is no exception.

Vegan American Princess, Where Do You Get Your Protein? Ellen shares this very funny video by Vegan Smythe that answers the age-old question that all vegans hear over and over.

The Naked Kitchen, Zucchini and Corn Casserole. This rich, creamy casserole is perfect way to eat fresh, summertime corn. Great for potlucks too!

Running and Fitness Inspiration

Arena Fitness, Workout of the Week: Ladder Drill Exercise. I don’t know that I actually want to do Joe’s workout, but I do want to share it with you so you can try it out. In a word, “challenging.”

Fitknitchick, Fatblaster Friday: A Badass Birthday Workout. and a Belated Birthday Crossfit Style Workout Courtesy of Dai Manuel. Tamara recently celebrated her 46th birthday and was gifted with these two workouts, the first by Shannon of BadAssFitness, the second from Dai Manuel of The Moose is Loose. Try them then you can get back and tell me which was the most challenging!

Best Body Fitness: 9 Ways to Make Running Fun. With longer runs and warmer weather coming at me recently, I needed some of Tina’s “runspiration.” How about you?

Blogging Inspiration

KatyWidrick.com, You Oughta Know: No Follow Links. Thank you, Katy, for finally explaining No Follow Links in a way in which I can understand!

The SITS Girls, How to Use Pinterest Responsibly. Pinterest is a great tool to drive traffic to your blog. Are you using it correctly?

The SITS Girls, Feedly: The Google Reader Replacement? I am still having a hard time accepting that Google Reader is going away. I’ve tried Bloglovin’, Feedly, and as of today, Bloganizer. This post is a little info about Feedly, and how to make it work to your advantage.

The SITS Girls, Media Kit: How to Create One Using Google Analytics. If you want to work with sponsors and advertisers, you need a Media Kit. This post will show you how to make a media kit dashboard in Google Analytics, so that you will always have up-to-date information at your fingertips.

Healthy Living Blogs, Blog Tip Thursdays: Blog Design Tips for Non-Designers. Great tips from Cassie of Back to Her Roots on making your blog look and read better.

Food for Thought

Kitten a go-go, The Obligatory Pregnancy Post. and The Big Gender Reveal. I get so excited about other people’s pregnancies! So many of my readers know Danielle that I wanted to share her joyous news for the two people who didn’t already know. Congratulations!

Food for Thought, Ever Wonder What Dogs Think? If you love dogs you MUST watch the Sad Dog Diaries. Hilarious!

Fit, Feminist, and (Almost) Fifty, Six Things I Love About Cycling and Six Things I Wish Were Different. This post makes me want to get back on my bike. Thanks, Sam!

Fun and Fit, Try CranioSacral Therapy to Relieve Pain. Have you heard of CranioSacral therapy? Neither had I, but I found Kymberly’s post fascinating and I intend to see if I can find a therapist close to me.

Did you read (or write) any amazing posts that you’d like to share? Please link them up in the comments!


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  1. says

    The corn and zucchini casserole sounds so good! I also need to read Katy W’s post b/c I’ve never quite understood no follow/follow links either! And finally, the SITS girls have so much valuable info on their site. Thanks for a great roundup!
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  2. says

    So many great posts this week Debbie! I fell waaaaay behind on my reading last week (a big writing project is consuming much of my time) and I so appreciate your roundup post to help me get back on track.

    Thanks too, for including links to my birthday workouts. I gotta say that Shannon’s whole workout would have taken another 20 minutes; I had to truncate it to fit the video!
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    • Debbie Woodruff says

      I couldn’t figure it out either but I got the email as I was finishing up the post so I included it.

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