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Douglas, Alaska, United States
I have lived in Alaska since 1978, having come to Juneau as a Jesuit Volunteer. I fell in love with Alaska and now live on Douglas Island with my husband and two dogs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Adventures in Blog Land

One of the things that I have learned about having a blog is that you can't just send things out into space and expect people to find them.

I have been sending links to this blog to friends and family via email and Facebook, and discovered also that if I comment on blogs that I like and invite those folks to visit my blog, they do!  Sometimes they are even kind enough to leave a comment and become followers!

So, I thought it would be nice to share some of the blogs that I like, in the hope that you too will visit them and enjoy them as well!

Tabiboo was one of the first blogs I found by accident (most of the time I just click around until I find something that I like).  Nina has a wonderful way with words, she has a great British accent (even in her writing), and her photos are beautiful!   

I found House Unseen, Life Unscripted  and I am so glad that I did - she is a wonderful writer and the story of how she and her husband bought a house sight unseen and moved across the country with their small children is great!  She has some posts about faith and community that brought tears to my eyes!

 I like Why I Am Catholic  because the folks who post on it are real and reasonable and have interesting things to say.

One of the first blogs I started following was Pioneer Woman. I found it because I was working at a bookstore and saw her cookbook, which mentioned her blog (website, actually).  She is very funny, and has great recipes, photos and stories.  

One of my favorites is the Deacon's Bench.  Deacon Greg Kandra is one of the smartest Catholic voices out there.  He now is the Editor of ONE, the magazine of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, one of Charles' favorite charitable organizations.  Greg has a way of bringing topics to the attention of folks that might not have cared otherwise.  

Along the same lines is Deacons Today: Dalmatics and Beyond, the blog of Deacon Bill Ditewig, a very intelligent person, but also extremely down to earth and kind. 

And of course, Whispers in the Loggia - the premier source of all news coming out of Rome.  I don't know how he does it, but Rocco Palmo has his finger on the pulse of the Vatican.  It was here that we found out the name of our new bishop, BEFORE it was announced.  And he does it on a shoe string and a prayer.  He is a gift to the Church.  

On a more homey note, there are several decorating, crafting and homemaking blogs I enjoy: Dandelions and Dust Bunnies; My French Country Home; Birds and Trees; Stuff and Nonsense; Dottie Angel; and finally, these ones, which are dear to my heart because they are fellow Alaskan bloggers: Bord and Butik and Heather Lende.

No wonder I can't get anything done!



  1. What a nice post Paula. I like it when favorites are shared so we can also enjoy them. I will be sure to go and pay a visit to some of your blog friends.

  2. Hi Paula Well you see when you visit blogs they come to yours you are right it takes a lot of visiting. I love that I have a little bit of a following now and it all came about by participating in Pink Saturday's. I did that quite a few times and had lots of visitors that way. Now I have some regulars that I call my friends in Blogland. One of them even visited me here in Homer last summer. I used to visit the Pioneer Woman a lot but changed my way of eating so don't really go there anymore. Well thanks for leaving me a comment and come back again. Nan



  4. Thank you so much for mentioning my blog, Paula. It means a lot to me! I'm definitely going to take a look at all your favorites. I have a sneaking suspicion I'll be following them as well :)

  5. Hi Paula - thank you for the 'big blog shout' it's so very nice of you.

    No chicken pox vaccine in the UK I'm afraid so you can imagine how pre occupied I've been recently.

    take care and thank you again,

    Nina xxx

  6. your so sweet and thank you for all your prayers and warm thoughts we are a bundle of nerves but its all in Gods hands...it's been on the market for two years so we hope and pray!


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