Thursday, December 1, 2011

Syndicated! A Blogger-Made Gift Guide

When I started this blog, I wanted a place to write.  I was afraid that I was forgetting how.  And I had a lot to work out.

Almost two years later, I've learned a few things.  First, I still have a lot to work out.  But perhaps more importantly, I have been remembering how much I enjoy this kind of work, and I think I've been in denial all these years that I'd really love to be a freelance writer.

SO: I'm thrilled and honored that one of the bloggers I admire most asked me to write a syndicated post for BlogHer on buying blogger-made for the holidays!  It's a post about gift-giving in a more thoughtful way, by getting to know the people who create the stuff you buy, and buying because things have meaning, not because they're on sale at Walmart; it includes links to some bloggers you might want to read and to their stores.  Please go check it out and leave a comment (especially if you can think of other bloggers that we should add to the list) and then go visit these talented folks to do your your holiday shopping!  Thanks to all who helped me in my search for blogger entrepreneurs, and thank you, BlogHer for giving me such a wonderful opportunity!

Because I couldn't include everyone I found, I also wanted to archive a more complete list here (but go read and comment at the post on BlogHer first!):

Now ... go read some new blogs and meet some really fabulous people!  Happy shopping ... and commenting.
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  1. loved your article. and thanks for including me in your extended list! i'm off to go check out these other fine folks :)

  2. Heading over now to check it out & shop!!! Love this article!

  3. Congrats! I love BlogHer AND I love it's the perfect match! Going to check it out now.

  4. Wow, lots of great gift ideas. Nice list!
    Also . . . thanks for the Mostaccioli cookies! I can't wait to find out what the secret ingredient is.

  5. What a great summary of gift ideas! Looking forward to checking out the other post.

  6. congrats to you! what a great validation :)
    & i love the gift ideas! i was just hunting around for a gift for my mom & decided to take a break to read blogs-- fortuitous, eh? :) can't wait to check these out...

  7. This is amazing!! Heading over there now to comment. Go, you :)

  8. This is such a wonderful idea and I'm so happy that you wrote the article. It means so much to buy things directly from the person who made them. I understand the Occupy movement and the general mood of frustration with the actions of big corporations these days but I think the movement might be even more effective as Ignore Wall Street and support the work of small businesses and individuals. IWS!!

    Now if only we could figure out a way to make a bloggers collective that could issue mortgages......


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