Inspiring Links

by Andrea on July 3, 2011

Thank goodness it is the weekend, and a long one at that. I’m going to be quick here today because the out-of-doors is calling my name…but I did want to share a few links.

These are little things I came across while surfing the Internet this past week.

I really enjoyed them, each in their own way, and thought others might too.

I have been meaning to get back to my knitting for a while now. My last project (a baby hat) seems like it was forever ago…and I’ve been hoping to make another for my bestie ever since. Her shower is just a month away! I found just the inspiration to pick up my knitting ASAP. If you need a little mojo to get back in your knitting groove, definitely check out the link.

I love food blogs. This is likely because I love food. This post for fresh mint and watermelon floats was both uber-creative and beautiful in a way that goes above and beyond the standard photos of what folks have been eating for lunch…Definitely one of my favorite food-related sightings on the Internet all week long.

Over at Carrots ‘N’ Cake, a recent post on five ways to increase blog readership was an interesting read. I am not too concerned about increasing my readership. I have long since given up on the idea that blogging is a way for me to make money. I blog because I enjoy it. But I do love comments on my blog and wish I got more, so I found this post helpful. To me, the Internet is seems so oddly anonymous, and I find it thrilling when someone out there, likely far far far away, posts a comment. It’s like two stars magically aligning in the universe.

Or something like that.

Back to food, this recipe for an open faced poached egg breakfast sammie is right up my alley, and I definitely plan to make it just as soon as I have a kitchen again.

Lastly, it’s been a while now since I quit Weight Watchers. That said, I have been really trying to be a good eater (and a good exerciser). Even though I’ve been on my best behavior, the pounds feel slow to come off. I did a random internet search for Free Calorie Counters and Free Online Food Diaries and found Fit Day. There are several similar websites available, and I pretty much picked this one at random. It was simple enough to use, and I was quickly able to figure out I’ve been consuming about 1500 calories/day all week. I don’t intend to add up my calories every single day, but I did find it handy to do a quick check-in with myself. And best of all…and unlike Weight Watchers, it was free!

Was there something that caught your eye as particularly fabulous on the Internet this week? Do you ever use an online calorie counter that you really like?

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Kat July 3, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I don’t have any inspiring links this week, but I do know that when I’m trying to figure out what’s in something/how many calories it has, I’m a big fan of calorieking.com. Very useful.

And for what it’s worth, I get as much of a kick out of blog comments as you do :)

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Kristin Murdock July 7, 2011 at 7:01 am

I have been using MyFoodDiary.com for quite some time now. I am really happy with it, but it does cost about $10 a month.

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Ameena July 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

I give up trying to make any money from my blog either. This is sad because I spend far too much time on it! But maybe, just maybe, one day it’ll happen when I’m not even looking. :)

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