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Two WordPress.com bloggers, Ashkir at Stars In Silence, and Kate at Spastic Musings decided to team up to help each…

Two WordPress.com bloggers, Ashkir at Stars In Silence, and Kate at Spastic Musings decided to team up to help each other out. They both signed up for Post A Week, with the goal of encouraging and checking in on each other:

Me and Kate are going for the postaweek2011. :) . We decided we’ll help motivate each other and we started up different blogs side/by/side.

The buddy system works on the principle of social connections. If you have someone else you’re doing a project with, odds are good at any moment at least one of you can help motivate the other.

If you’re looking for a blogging buddy, Do the following:

  1. Leave a comment to this post saying “I’d like a buddy”
  2. Briefly (1 or 2 sentences max) describe the kind of blog you have (the theme or topic)
  3. Say whether you’re doing Post A Day or Post A Week
  4. Mention you’d like to try sharing the goal with someone else

Alternatively, if you see a comment for someone that fits your 2 and 3, reply and mention you’re interested. Then follow up by contacting each other on your blogs.

You can help out by:

  • Checking in on each other’s blogs
  • Leaving comments and feedback
  • “liking” posts you see each other publish
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  1. I’d like a buddy. My blog is about food, life and fashion – not necessarily in that order. Trying for a post a day – would love to share the goal with someone!

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    1. I’d be glad to be your blog buddy. My blog is about jewelry and fashion too, mainly from my point of view as a jeweler with a direct sales jewelry company. i’m doing the post a day as well. Let me know if you want to join forces and keep each other motivated!!!

      Courtney

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      1. Hi Courtney
        Have you got a blog buddy yet? I’d love to join forces if not – I run a small independent jewellers and blog about jewellery, fashion, celeb-style and anything else that I think is interesting! Pls let me know if you’re interested! My blog is http://steelorchids.wordpress.com
        Mary

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    2. Oh how fun! Both of you have interesting blogs!

      I’m going for the “Post a day” challenge, and my blog’s about pretty much anything that comes to mind.. strange things that happen to me, things I find interesting… would love a blogging buddy to keep me motivated in reading! Let me know if either are interested :)

      http://JustALilLost.wordpress.com

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      1. Hi Babybird.
        Like you, I’m really struggling with the daily discipline of blogging and have almost thrown in the towel a few times already! With each blog taking me hours to prepare, finding the time is another huge challenge and I’m considering changing to ‘postaweek’. However, this would kind of defeat the object of my ‘365 days of celebration’!
        a
        I’ve ready your blog and can totally relate to many of your comments, particularly those around having to censor some of things you want write about as they are so personal and this is a public site.

        Keep up the good work. I will supporting you along the way.

        http://1961girl.wordpress.com

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    3. Hi folks – I am a professional organizer, and would love to buddy up with someone who is either MESSY or ORGANIZED! I’d love to share tips, or help you figure it out. For the blogging, I’m doing postaweek, and would love a buddy and accountability!

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      1. Hi Kim,

        I checked out your blog and found it very interesting. I am pretty anal about organisation myself,and so always on the look out for new and more efficient ideas. My blog is not specifically about organisation -it’s more health, fitness and wellness – although I do share tips with people when it’s relevant to the abovementioned. Anyway, I’ve subscribed…take a look at mine and see if it interests you.

        cheers!

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      2. Hello Kim,
        I checked out your site and signed up for your email subscription. I am a messy and one of my goals is to declutter and get organized. I would love to partner with you.
        I would love to post daily but it is more realistic to say I am also a postaweek gal too.

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    1. Thank you Heather! I’m glad others like this! We really did this at random. We both were like “Hmm. I really want to blog.” Then we saw the mashable article on the postaweek and thought about it and then made it and got our domains to help motivate us more.

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  2. Hello! I’d like a buddy, please!

    I am a doctor and blog mostly about medical stuff and the crap that goes on in the life of a recent medical grad from a developing nation, trying to eke out his place in a very competitive world. I know, a very boring combo, but, I’d love a blog bud!

    Someone? Anyone? Hello?

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    1. Hi, Dr. Skeptic!

      I just chanced upon your comment; if you find the arrangement agreeable, then I would be more than glad to be your so-termed “blog bud”! Whilst I love most anything related to medicine, I must state, with considerable shame, that I’m not as yet qualified to do anything interesting – I’m but a high school student. I do, though, harbor a particularly strong affinity for all things bio, linguistics, and physics – I primarily blog about concepts to be found within the aforementioned three disciplines. Yes, most people would find that boring; it’s my kind of adventure.

      I think I should note that I’ve a problem with verbosity, and a very weak sense of humor. I hope that this doesn’t bother you. I’m also attempting to post about thrice weekly this year.

      I’ve read a little on your blog; it seems absolutely intriguing, and I would love to aid you in any way that my lack of ability permits! In brief, then, I’m here for moral support :D

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  3. I’d like a buddy. My blog is about cooking and family life, but mostly about cooking all the recipes from the Damn Good Food cookbook. Trying for post a day.

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  4. I’d like a buddy. My blog is about stories from life that really happened to me. Usually funny. I’m trying for post a day. Will someone try and be my buddy?

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    1. I’m looking for a buddy too…not sure how this is supposed to work. But, I’ll read yours if you read mine. LOL Mine are usually about life and work, or whatever strikes my fancy. I’d like to do one a day, but usually end up catching up on my weekend and post several at once and then there is a gap. Good luck…

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      1. Esther lou, when I click on your name I go to your cake site, but I can’t find any blog entries. I’d like to take a look because I think our blogs may be similar. My current blog is thewordstressblog.wordpress.com. Looking forward to finding a buddy (or two!) to encourage me to write good stuff instead of just rambling. :-)

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    2. i’d like to be ur buddy :) i also write about stories from my life but so far there’s nothing funny i can remember :) but i do write about my life experience and other stuff like poems and thoughts, am trying for post a day but am not sure to keep up due to my exam season which will end in the 22nd of that month.

      hope that we could do some nice work together :)

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      1. Hello :) I’d love to have you as a blog buddy. I like the content and lol we have the same blog theme but that doesn’t matter anyway :P I used to write poems and short stories before but I lost my copies so I can’t put it in my blog :/

        Anyway as a blog buddy I’d subscribe to your page :)

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    3. i’d like to be your buddy. Just started out with blogging. and I pretty much prefer writing things that happened to me, or something I witnessed. We can do Post-a day.. m trying that as well..What say?

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      1. hey there,
        Checked your blog. :) Interesting write ups. Delighted to find ‘Rajeev’ there ;) I write random stuffs, whatever come to my mind. Will be glad to be your blogging-buddy.
        Chk out mine, see if we can go ahead.

        http://rrajiv.wordpress.com

        I try posting daily
        cya

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      2. AM in :) but as i said here like 2 times b4 :D i still have exams till the 22nd of this month :) so once i finish them am gonna be back on track :)

        a7madkhalifa.wordpress.com

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    1. Hey if you haven’t found a buddy yet-I’m in! I am trying desperately to revamp mine! So many good ideas in my head, not enough discipline to post it! LOL

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  5. This was one of the best tips in an “improve your blog” camp I was involved in. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any takers at the time, since my niche is as an RPG blog.

    The other upside not mentioned above is the cross-marketing as the two of you end up posting links to each other’s blogs fairly often, increasing both of your visibility.

    So, yeah, if anyone in the RPG scene wants a blogging buddy, I post daily to my RPG blog that is mostly oriented towards old-school Dungeons & Dragons, and would enjoy sharing the postaday goal with someone else in the scene.

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  6. What a great idea! I would love to have a buddy as I write a post a day for the rest of 2011. I’m a Canadian writing about humour/life/food/parenting.

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  7. Thanks for your post. I try to do it daily. My blog is taggedanken.wordpress.com and I will write about the words or sentences I am thinking every day. Today I had the word “betroffenheit” it means. how we could live with the knowledge, that a lot of people suffer meanwhile we live our comfort life.
    Greetings Manu

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    1. My Blog is in German as well, it’s about the bavarian struggle of living in Switzerland. Ich mache mir so einige Tagesgedanken und vielleicht können wir das ja gemeinsam. Ich schreibe jedoch minimum einmal die Woche, täglich ist mir zu heftig, nachdem ich noch einen weiteren Weblog habe.

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  8. Great idea! I’d like a blogging buddy. My blog is somewhat eclectic but most of it revolves around travel (primarily in Japan) and the trials and tribulations of being a Ph.D. student. I’m doing Post a Week, though I hope to post somewhat more than that. If you’re interested, please get in touch! You can check out my blog at http://amoderngirl.wordpress.com.

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    1. Hello K
      I’d happily be your buddy, your blog is travel based (same as mine) and Japan is very high up on my list of places I’d like to go :) I’m also aiming to do a post a week. Take a look at my blog and see what you think!

      Ali

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    2. I’ll be your buddy :) I have two blogs:

      postcardsonmyfridge.wordpress.com

      or my “love for travel” one that I am developing that I’d like to have eventually 3-4 regular contributing writers to:

      voguevagabond.wordpress.com

      I’ll be your buddy from either if one of those interest you.

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      1. I like your first blog Postcards on My Fridge, especially the Postcards of the Week. What a very cool idea!

        I personally love traveling myself, especially local travel, and I have a blog that matches that with images of cityscapes and transport around San Francisco (plus more!):

        http://www.anthonynachor.com

        P.S. Can I be a contributor to Vogue Vagabond with focus on cities?

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  9. I’d like a buddy, please.

    My blog is about my two sons…the things they say and do, as well as my personal observations.

    I am trying the Post A Week, but actually trying to do 3-4 posts a week.

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    1. I am doing Post-A-Week too!! I’ve worked in daycares and with children in after school programs and I know how funny they can be! I would love to be a blog buddy!

      My blog is just about my random thoughts and life. Check it out!

      labiwright.wordpress.com

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  10. I’d like a buddy.

    I’m a veteran and a student. My blog is just about life and everyday things that inspire me. I love to take pictures. I’m going for postaweek and would love a little push from time to time. Not to mention knowing at least one person will read my post would be great.

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    1. Jose,

      What is the name of your blog? I have two blogs and am so far doing the post-a-week – one is about everyday life, the other is about software development.

      If you are interested in buddying up, email me back.

      Carol

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      1. I called my blog Callejasthinks. I post them on posterous and autopost to wordpress. both have the same name Callejas (that’s me) thinks. I realized I don’t really have a central theme other than life. Whatever my day holds for me that inspires me to write.

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      1. I read your post about the internet being written in ink, i loved it. I happen to think that about the internet and about words in general. I’m a lover of books and language and people shouldn’t say things they can’t ever really take back. I look forward to reading your insights.

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    2. Semper Fidelis.
      I’ll be one of your buddies. You don’t have to comment to my journal if it isn’t to your interest, but I’ll be happy to follow yours since your content appeals to me.

      Cheers.

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  11. I’d like a buddy. I love to write and my blog is a way for me to get back to my first love. I discuss books in a pseudo-book club format and travel. I also write musings about daily life. I’m doing the post a week, but my personal goal is 3x/week.

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    1. Hey Kioko,
      Are you still looking? I write a travel blog http://insidejourneys.com that I post to everyday. I also have a professional where I write about book publicity and publishing, I also run a book club. I’ve been trying to post a week on my professional blog but haven’t been as successful. Anyway, check me out, if you’re still looking for a buddy, let me know.

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  12. I’m looking for a blogging buddy to help motivate me blog once a day. My topic/theme is as follows: I’m getting rid of 365 items over the course of 2011. That’s right, one a day. Currently I’m on schedule. Check out my current blog and let me know if you’re interested! jettison2011.wordpress.com

    cheers!

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    1. I’ll be your buddy, if you’d like. One of my goals is to get my house decluttered and your blog itself will inspire me in that goal. Not sure how all this will work, but I can try to inspire you to write and stick with your goal.

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    2. Hey, I’d be interested in being a blogging buddy! Check out my blog at simplyredfield.word press.com, I’m blogging daily about decluttering, and simple living. Your challenge would fit right in!

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    3. can we have a 4 way buddy situation? i write about keeping an art journal, and raising two boys, but wow i could use some inspiration to declutter! i LOVE to get rid of stuff!

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    4. Hi Sarah, 20MVP, Paul and phrogmom – this buddy group may already be too full, but I’d love to buddy up with some or all of you! I’m a professsional organizer, and new to the field. Definitely new to blogging!! Let me know if you want to be buddiees! I need motivation and accountability to write!

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    5. Wow what a cool idea, i’d be interested being a blogging buddy. You can browse my site timbond81.wordpress.com or project361.posterous.com (a daily photo project i’m doing).

      Tim

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  13. I’d like a buddy. My blog is generally about reaching goals, specifically reaching my goal of living at the beach. A combination of trying to encourage others in their goals and a journey of how I am reaching mine. I m trying for a post a day. Would love to share this goal with someone who is interested in reading my blog. Thanks!

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      1. If you’re still looking for a buddy, pick me! One of my goals is to live by the beach — it’s been a dream of mine long before we had laptops and telecommuting. I write a travel blog that I post to daily. Check me out here http://insidejourneys.com

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  14. I’d like a buddy.
    My blog is about Self Motivations and Ways on how someone can make a change. Like sharing things about great people and their contributions to the world, current events, simple heroism, etc.

    I’m up for a Post a Week.
    Is there anyone who wants to blog with me? :)

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    1. Hi.

      Your blog’s “about” sounds interesting but there’s no link to it. Can you please give it so I can decide to blog with you or not? ;)

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      1. Hi. I’m sorry if I forgot to put that. I actually just started it. And my first post is about my new year’s resolution. But I’m really much interested on improving it and putting the content I want. And since I’m a newbie in blogging, I think I need some help. :)

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  15. Hmm so far none has a talk about the world blog, right?
    Well if somebody would like to discuss hot topics like religion, politics etcetera I am on postaweek (even though I post a little more than that)

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    1. I’m a closet armchair activist, so might write about religion and politics sometime, but tend to hold back because I hate confrontation. LOL. It’s easy doing things from the sidelines, but if someone actually read my blog! Gasp! I’d have to stand up for my rantings! LOL Anyway, if you’d like a buddy, I’ll read yours if you’ll read mine. I’d like to do a blog a day, but usually end up catching up and posting several on my weekend, and then there is a gap. I’d like to do more often. Don’t know how this is supposed to work, but let me know. Mine is estherlou/wordpress.com

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    2. Salut Justrobins
      Bon, je suis francophone et mon blog est assez politisé. Je “lutte” à ma façon contre la montée du fascisme en Europe et dans tous les pays du monde, pour autant que j’aie les bonnes infos.
      Je publie un papier par jour, mais j’avoue que ce n’est pas toujours facile. Je dois restée l’oreille collée aux actualités. Je te donne mon url du blog: http://faicmfsf.wordpress.com/

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  16. I’d like a buddy. My blog is a personal one, mostly sharing my observations and thoughts. Take a look at it yourself. I will definitely prove a motivating and a getting motivated buddy. Thanks to WordPress for this!!

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      1. Sundeep – I would like to be your blog buddy – my blog is about just things that I am thinking at any moment – or things that have happened to me. I have two kids and I do write about them – but not a parenting blog – if interested – let me know!

        Trying for a blog a day – but weekends are busy – so that is a harder time for me.

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      2. I’m participating in both Post a day well and post a day challenge ! That’s my first challenge… My second challenge is to post in English ! Well, I’m French and posting in English is a very good way to improve my English. Plus this is lot of fun too ! :)
        I’m writing about my life, my thoughts, in fact about everything that crossed my mind !
        So if you’re interested, let me know and I will be very glad to be your post buddy as well :)

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  17. I would like a buddy. I have a humorous blog with jokes, videos and funny stories. I also have another blog about life and the things that affect it. I’m pretty sure that my weight loss trials and triumphs will also be a part of it. I am doing the post a week but will do more if hit by inspiration.

    Moni

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    1. Hi Moni,
      SoapBird here, I too am looking for a blog buddy. I’m a mom of two and love humor stories that puts a positive spin on life’s challenges. I just started my blog it’s still a work in progress but I’m enjoying the challenge. I could use a buddy to help me along and I’d be happy to be of help, if you are interested in budding up, email me back. Thanks.

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      1. Soapbird, have you found a buddy?

        I am a mother of 2, grandmother of 1, I’m 35 in a few weeks, Christian (yet not overly pushy), married, divorced, widowed, I’m into scrapbooking, knitting, making jewelry, I work from home…

        I try to do the blog a day, but sometimes I just can’t. I usually write about whatever is going on…marriage, life, love, religion, recipes, kids, work.

        I’d love a blog buddy!

        My blog is http://justalittlemel.wordpress.com

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  18. I personally find the name of Kate’s blog inappropriate and possibly offensive, whilst I am not handicapped myself I do have contacts who are. Having looked at Kate’s profile she makes no mention of being handicapped herself so why use the title she does? and why do you publicise it without question? Doesn’t WordPress have an ethical policy for such things?

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    1. Kate toyed with a few different names, but this one seemed to stick. I can guarantee Kate did not mean to offend anyone. She’s a community manager at a gaming company, and a really awesome all around person.

      She used the word as slang, as in terms as Tia stated, “random musings”. She did not mean any harm.

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  19. I’d like a buddy. I’m a homeopath based in London, , writing blogs about anything to do with homeopathy. Sometimes my blogs are my take on some research or something in the news (today), mostly they are about my personal experience with remedies (most of last year). I like writing and I try to present information about homeopathy in an entertaining way, rather than ‘blah blah blah’. I’d love someone who could let me know how I’m doing and to tell me immediately if I am boring! I’m going for 1x/week.

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    1. Hello Tracy,
      Did you find anyone yet? I’ve studied reflexology and usually go to a homeopathic first. Would love to read your blog and comment. I write a travel blog where I post everyday. Check me out http://insidejourneys.com

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  20. I’d like a buddy. My blog is quite varied but what I’d like to focus on in this partnership (for want of a far better word) is music production, which I cover occasionally but not enough. That covers everything from the technical side of the studio to the song writing process.

    If you’re interested, I’d love to hear from you.

    I’m doing postaweek.

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    1. I’ll be your buddy. My blog is mostly a personal blog but what I end up talking about most is music — particularly digital music and observations about the industry — and technology, with occasional forays into geek culture and web design and food and other random things. I’m also participating in the RPM Challenge next month, so I’ll be talking a lot about that and possibly doing video blog posts for my progress. I’m also doing postaweek, though I’ve been blogging a bit more frequently than that, and I also have a tumblog which I sometimes post to on a more frequent basis.

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    2. I’m a music geek and I’ll probably appreciate your blog’s content quite a bit. I’d like to be your buddy but without the expectation that you’ll have to read mine in exchange. If I post something you like, awesome, if not, then no worries. :)

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    3. I’d love to join in, if y’all want company! I know you’ve already started… I’m a super-newbie to this, but posting often. Two blogs:

      http://lesleehare.wordpress.com/

      http://allaboutenlightenment.wordpress.com/

      I’m up for post a week or more… I’m on a mission. Don’t know much about music, but immersing myself in creating digital videos

      http://www.youtube.com/user/OneRiverConsulting?feature=mhsn

      and have a lot I want to share about the nature of things.

      The all about enlightenment blog is very focused, the lesleehare blog is random… I love both your and Chris’s blogs.

      cheers!

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  21. Hi
    I’d like a buddy. I’m going to try for a post a week and my blog is mainly about travel (in the UK). If I’m going ot post once a week then iit may expand into a bit more of a general lifestyle blog. :)

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    1. Hi! I worked in the UK for a year (2009) and traveled a bit. I’m back in South Africa but blog about experiences in my life, my thoughts and my travels. Let me know if you’d like to buddy up!

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    2. Hi,

      I’ve done a bit of travelling in the past, and my experiences crop up every so often, and now travel through other people’s experiences (the career has got in the way). Would also like to buddy up – have subscribed to your blog anyway :)

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