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Inspiring Blogs that Motivate-2009

This post is submitted for the Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review (run by Daily Blog Tips)

I am very much a novice blogger. I have kept up with a personal family blog for past one year. It is only very recently that I  have decided to write more about my interests and share more with the global community. The increased interest in blogging was kindled by the inspiring blogs I will share in this post. I also refer to them as the Empowering Blogs!

All-time favourite: Simply indispensable. Enough said!

http://SimpleMom.net/

Another all time favourite: Love the down-to earth writing style and such practical tips. The ideas share are very much needed for this organisation-challenged moi.

http://www.organizingyourway.net/

This site rekindled my interest in cooking Indian food and now family does not always put up with non-spicy western food (which are definitely so much faster and easier to cook!)

http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/
There are too many other foodie blogs to share but when you come across one, there will be numerous quality links there for more culinary adventures.

I need to be firmly rooted to my local community and its demands. The following sites by same author help me and educate me.

http://buildingupmoms.wordpress.com/
http://mamalim.wordpress.com/

The VIB (very important blogs) posts that inspired my journey as a blogger and soapmaker:

http://oiltosoapmovement.wordpress.com/

http://smallnotebook.org/tutorials/beginner-soapmaking/

Lastly but not least at all- the following sites empower me as a blogger/ writer:

http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/

http://www.dailyblogtips.com/

While learning from the above blogs, I have also realised that knowing and understanding alone is not sufficient to be empowered. One needs to act on the knowledge gained and actually apply the learning. That truly is the beginning of better living, blogging and writing. 

Share with me any blogs/ websites that have inspired you. I would love to visit them too! ;D

Soap-making workshop

It was with utter delight that I had registered for the workshop:

http://oiltosoapmovement.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/soap-making-workshop/

I have been inspired to make my own soap (more about that in another post) and while googling for the raw materials (mainly caustic soda which is a controlled substance in our tiny island), I came across the above blog. 

To say that I was wowed by the girls’ efforts in spreading the message to reuse and recycle, is an understatement. They have been a great motivation for me to take my first steps to be a soap-maker and be more proactive in my green efforts (starting this blog is one 😉

I learnt plenty and have much assurance in my next journey to be a soap-maker. My daughter and niece joined me. We had a most enlightening and enjoyable morning that Tuesday!

See what we produced during that morning- 

From these:

Movies with a message

Recently I came across a short debate whether the movie ‘2012’ is one with the theme of Saving the Earth. I was under the impression that it was more about the prophecy of doomsday, which need not necessarily be about conservation. One more suitable title mentioned, especially for children, was ‘Ferngully- The Last Rainforest’ (1992).

That got me wondering about movies with themes about environment and conservation. Two titles stay etched in my mind- ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ (truth is it is more of a documentary, an Oscar-winning title nonetheless) and ‘Free Willy’ (1993). And recent CGI-laden title that eerily showed effects of global warming is ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ (2004). 

Do you know any titles to share that highlight the importance of being environment friendly?