Saturday, May 29, 2010

Showcasing Blogs Worthy of Your Time: Give a Holler

It seems that drama and polarization get the lion's share of attention; if nothing else, reality television proves this. Any storyteller worth her salt knows there must be a conflict, that the heroine must attempt and fail a couple of times before resolving the situation.

That leaves powerfully little time and attention spent on the good, the positive, the community building efforts. We need bad guys to fight against, to get all fired up.

It takes effort to choose to look to other stories, to positive pieces, to happy events. We'll showcase blogs over the summer that we feel offer positive pieces and hopeful stories, as well as real and relevant pieces relating to parenting a child on the spectrum or being on the spectrum.

First up is the blog The Domestic Goddess. She's funny, she's real, and her posts range from the hopeful to the all-too-real that we can, if we are parents, relate to all too well. I hope you'll drop by, give her a read, and say hi.

Community building begins with conversation. If we don't leave a little note to share that we were there, that we appreciated what we read (or if we didn't, a calm, matter-of-fact expression of disagreement), we'll never get where we want to be.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We could use your help!

We can use your help; let folks know about Autism Blogs Directory!

I've changed it to show the top 25 blogs in each category; hopefully that will speed the loadtime.

Please scroll down. Hodge Podge of Autism-Related Blogs are in the middle column below this post, as are some of the other categories.

If you know of a good autism-related blog, please comment with its url! Let's see how big a directory we can create! If you don't mind, please link to this directory, too!

If I miscategorize your blog, let me know where you want it! :-)

Update for the blog gems: Our first post isn't much, just a request for help categorizing bloggers. Most of our blogs here are just snippets. But sometimes, we go on for a bit. This is the first one where we really discuss on the directory our purpose.



Autism Blogs Directory

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