Friday, September 27, 2013

Weekend Reading: The Cool Things in My Feeds Edition

I had a wonderful day off. I didn't take a nap, and I decided to delay the beer until 3 p.m. instead of lunchtime so I could go for a run by the bay- it was a beautiful day!- but I wouldn't change a thing.

I got so much done on my project that I am confident in saying that I will show it to all of you on Monday. I don't want to overhype it. It is, after all, the side project of someone whose job and family consumes most of her time. But I'm happy with how it has turned out, so I am excited to show it to the world.

In honor of that, I thought I'd share some of the other cool things people in my feeds have been doing.

First up, the bean-mom is shutting down her blog... but the bean-writer is starting hers up! The new blog is called It's a Jumble, and I look forward to hearing more about her writing.

AskMoxie's blog was the first thing I found that made me feel like maybe I wasn't a terrible failure as a mother for having a baby who just didn't sleep the way everyone said she should. I've gotten far more confident as a mother since those early days, but I keep reading her blog. She's started doing something she calls MoxieTopics, which are PDFs about the topics she's gotten the most questions on over the years.

I was thrilled when Kathy Sierra came back to the online world as @SeriousPony, and it was via her tweets that I discovered the series of tech books she helped to create, the Head First series from O'Reilly. I bought the Head First HTML and CSS to help me learn CSS, since I'd let my website authoring skills get more than a bit out of date.  I've learned a lot of technical topics over the years, using a variety of different types of books. The Head First method seems a bit hokey at first, but it is by far the fastest and most painless way to learn something new. I'll definitely check for a Head First book on the topic the next time I want to learn a new tech skill.

Finally, Calee Lee of Xist Publishing (the company that published my books) is one of the two finalists for the "mompreneur" award from Parenting OC magazine. I don't love the "mompreneur" portmanteau, but I am still thrilled for Calee and Xist!

Have I missed anyone who has cool things to share? I'm expecting a baby announcement from Alyssa at Apple Pie and the Universe any day now.... what else is going on out there? Don't be shy- share your news (or other people's news! I'm not picky) in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Cloud,

    Thanks for the shout-out! (um, guess that means I need to get some content on the new blog =) ) I read your post yesterday and meant to comment at the time. I'm so glad to hear that you're in much better spirits today, and that your side project has been going so well! Yay, and sounds like Monday will be a good day after all!


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