Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Round-Up Linkety Link

It's been a while since I've done a favorite link round-up. If you enjoyed it please let me know so I can try to make it a more regular thing!

The fooding: Azmina shared this savory [and seemingly simple] recipe on Pad See Ew. Can't wait to hit up an Asian market to give it a try! [Amazing how a simple bottle of Sriracha has now turned me into a wannabe Asian chef]

The parenting: A new article on formula versus breastfeeding and maternal sleep shows there's no difference in sleep quality for either set of mothers. Good to know since I've been wondering lately if I should reconsider formula since I heard it leads to more sleep for mom and baby- and sleep deprivation? It's ugly.

The writing: My lovely agent shared this awesome article on how to avoid "Bore-geous" writing, if you're a writer its a must read!

The thoughtful: This post about time and the tangibility of it through daily calendars doesn't sound powerful but is beautifully written and has left me thinking all day.

The weird: This pilot pretended to be a cardiologist and taught cardiology to doctors for decades. Proof positive that life is stranger than fiction indeed.

The You-Tubing: You've likely already seen "Where The Hell Is Matt?" but I can't get the song out of my head and the video of this guy dancing around the world just gets to me each and every time. [oh and if anyone would like to fund my trip around the world- call me! I can dance. Kind of.]

The blogging: I've been meaning to write a post about blogging but this excellent post on how to successfully blog really says it all. If you're a new blogger check it out.

The desi blogging: Mezba wrote an interesting post in favor of arranged marriages in response to a linked article vehemently opposed to them. [If you're looking for a basic understanding of arranged marriages and my take on it you can read this].

The mommy blogging: It seems guilt about co-sleeping is not unusual in a culture that encourages independence and individualism from the outset. Like Murgdan I never intended to co-sleep but it works for me [read: sleep]. Her post is honest and resonated with me [And she's just a compelling blogger in general].

National Delurking Week!!!! It just a part of life after the 'RSS feed' that more people read your blog than actually leave a comment. Since there's a week set out out to delurk I thought I'd ask if you're reading to stop and say hi! As the lovely Mel put it on her blog:
It is fairly easy. Leave a comment in the comment section below admitting that you’re here. You can simply raise your hand and meekly admit that you’re here with a simple, one-word “here” comment; or you can proudly raise your hand and tell us all a bit about yourself (my preferred method); or you can tell me what type of cookie you’d be if you were a lump of cookie dough (see, I’m trying to make it easy for you by even providing a comment prompt). The point is that I want to know about the people who read me.
Amen Mel! Happy Friday y'all. Any interesting links you discovered into this week? 

27 comments:

Jamila said...

I mentioned it already on my blog but http://babyfit.sparkpeople.com/homepage.asp provides nutritional goals for bf and ff moms(even for moms-to-be!). It also provides meal plans or you can enter your own food. Biryani is even listed. w00t.

I'd be a chocolate chip and walnut cookie. Sweet but a little nutty. :P

Jamila said...

P.S. I like your linkety links! I always learn something new. I want to try that recipe, sound yummy!

Aisha said...

Jamila, I used to use sparkpeople a while back- thanks for the reminder! You were such a fit pregnant mama that I'm sure you got your body back with no problem! :)

Chocolate chip and Walnut huh? Creative! :)

Anonymous said...

here! ;-)

Jamila said...

Aisha, me back in shape? BAHAHA. No. Sadly this is not the case. Soon InshAllah!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Thanks for the mention, friend! And I'm a fan of the your link-roundup. The internet is so vast, I always appreciate a heads up as to what people I read are reading. And I'm impressed you're able to read so much with a little one!

Leslie said...

I HAD to drop in and comment :) I really like this post--nice!

Anonymous said...

Love the link-love - keep doing it, please :)

Ash

'Murgdan' said...

*waving* Hiiiiiiiiii! I am a lazy commenter, but I don't know if I'm officially at 'lurking' status. :-)

Aamina said...

Here :D

Never stop blogging! I looooooooooooove you!

Aisha said...

Aw, how nice to wake up to these lovely comments! I don't get paid to blog- I do it for me, but knowing your'e there is the reason its now been 7 years almost- whenever you guys just drop by and say hi- well it sort of makes my day :) Thanks! Looking forward to hearing from other silent readers!

Jen said...

Well hello there! Been quiet lately but you know I'm reading!

Marie said...

Hi, I'm Marie, from the Chicago suburbs. I found your blog through reading Sprogblogger. I enjoy you blog a lot and find your writing very interesting!

The Muslim Wife's Kitchen said...

Salaam Aisha! Have I told you lately how much I LOVE your new blog? I'm a total sucker for mommy blogs, especially when I already love the mommy-author ;)

Rozeena said...

Here! :) I always read your posts! (maybe not always promptly...but I get to them :) I love them!

Aisha said...

Thanks Jen :)

Marie- thanks for reading AND for leaving a comment :)

Muslim Wife, aw nice to know you're still reading! Love ya too hon, would you like to be included in the desi/mommy blogger directory? Wanted to ask before I did so. AND- do you think I'm a mommy blogger now?? Hm- I've always written about whatever is on my mind and lately its my bebe. . . mommy blogger- hm! lol

Rozeena, yay :) Nice to know your'e reading and thanks for your kind words :)

Tracy said...

You know I'm here :)

Aisha said...

Good to know Tracy :) one of my favorite lurkers, lol.

Aaminaaaa love you too jaan!

Idabel Allen said...

First time at the blog and love the layout and design. Very interesting link roundup. My chillun are grown, but its funny how the same parenting topics stick around over the years. Obviously for a reason. Also, enjoyed the persective on arranged marriages. I worked with a couple of Indians and they were well pleased with their arranged marriages and I can't say I blame them:)

karrvakarela said...

Hi Aisha! Really enjoy reading the blog and your writing.

sonja said...

That is so cool that our kids were born the same weekend! Waleed is too cute in your pic from the previous post. =)

Aisha said...

Idabel- interesting to know that the debates still rage on, lol, I'm sure they will long after my own child is grown.

Karrvakarela- thanks for delurking and the comment!

Sonja, aw thanks! Its so cool! I'm glad I delurked on yours :)

katery said...

aisha, sriracha is like kethcup for adults!!
personally i don't think there's anything wrong with aranged marriages, if that's what both parties want then i don't understand why anyone would have a problem with it.
i don't really have any interesting links for you this time, i have been spending a lot of time at 6pm.com, it's like zappo's clearing house or something.

raisingbrainchild said...

Good to read that you blog for you...something I've been thinking a lot about lately.

Anyway, two thoughts about two of the links:

1. "Bore-geous" writing - Another something that I'm struggling with. Also, the "make every word count" theme appears over and over again in journalism (my first degree) and, ahem, the law. Neither of us will escape it, it seems.

2. I love, love, love the idea of daily calendars. In theory. The idea of seeing my life laid out on a page is freeing. Practically, I just can't keep up with them.

Aisha said...

Kate, siracha is ketchup for adults- that should be used in their marketing campaign! Arranged marriages are okay for some and dont work for others- I guess the key is CHOICE and no coercion whatsoever.

Raising, I hope you do continue blogging- it really can help lay the template for the discipline of writing other things like the "great american novel" and yes, as a lawyer (and a journalist wow!) you surely are aware of the importance of being concise- something I struggle with but thru blogging I feel I get better at each day.

md said...

here :P i've been reading your blog for quite awhile now (silently, i admit!), and i find it inspiring and touching. many a time, one particular post will resonate to something happening in my life, which i love! so, thank you and keep writing. and the links were great :)

The Muslim Wife's Kitchen said...

Sure Aisha, you can add me in the blog roll. I am a Desi mommy, but I don't blog about desi stuff or mommy stuff, lol, do I still qualify? And dude, you're TOTALLY a mommy blogger now, accept it! :)

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