Time sure flies by. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was sporting my cap and gown, my toddler nested against my hip. The principal didn’t want to call my name as long as I was holding her. His disdain had always been made clear; numerous trips to his office where he asked me to question the kind of example I was setting to the other students.
“If you don’t call my name, I’m walking up there anyways!” I deserved that walk. Having her with me only that much more evidence to the fact. I was the first teenage mom to graduate from my school; top of my class no less. He called it. When we walked across that stage the crowd stood up and cheered; applauding the type of example I had set.
Now my baby girl is getting ready to toss her cap in the air and begin a new adventure. With all the graduation festivities, it goes without saying that I am a little crunched for time.
Like most of us, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to read all the amazing blogs out there. WordPress is still missing that ‘Read Later’ button, so we will just have to create one ourselves.
Time Bandit posts are a place for you to share your best! It could be your favorite post of the week or your favorite post of all time. There is no time limit. It doesn’t even have to be yours; if you read a post this week that deserves to be shared, give the writer a shout out in the comments below.
There are several great places to network, like Harsh Reality’s Meet and Greet, Jay Colby’s Networking post, and Brainy Versatility’s Re-blog Day. This would be too. But more so, this is a place to share posts you’re proud of; that other people would be missing out on if they didn’t get a chance to read.
There are just a few rules:
No follower or like count posts No Blog Award Posts and
No Quotes by someone else, where the only content is that quote
Of course, no rules are set in stone. If your post violates one of these, but is still so amazing that you feel you have to share it, well then, share away. In order to keep the integrity of the comment section being a collaboration of the best, please try to limit yourself to one link a week. Don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to post more next week.
So please, leave me a link of your BEST pieces. We will create a library of sorts, storing the best and the brightest of the web. Scroll through the list and check out some of the other posts as well; take a gander at what you’ve been missing. Re-blogging this might also help spread your Best around the blogosphere.
In the spirit of my busy graduation weekend, I wanted to share a piece near and dear to my heart, The Hole Truth
My daughter commissioned me to write a serious piece for her speech competition this year. I would be lying if I told you I didn’t think I was wasting my time when I wrote it. What teenager is going to think her Mom’s speech is good enough to perform for a competition? I’m so honored she liked what I created and extremely proud of her for dominating so many of her meets with this deeply personal speech. I can’t take too much credit for creativity on this one though; the beginning a terrible memory and the end, an all too real possibility.
If you can spare 5 minutes of your time, please check out a piece that has been collecting webs in the corner of my blog.
Now it’s your turn to say what you want the world to hear. As you descend into the comments below, be sure to click on some of the other links. We can be time bandits together, stealing back precious minutes and spending them on quality reads. I will be right there with you; I just need a minute to spiral into this box of tissue and contemplate where the time has gone.
To check out the best from last week, click the link for the first ever Time Bandit