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Weekly Inspiration Roundup, Vol. 27


It’s Friday, and if you’re feeling inspired creatively then you’re not alone! Sometimes just knowing the weekend is around the corner can give us a bit of extra energy to walk deeper into imagination land. May your writing be all you want it to be!

This week has been full of inspiring blog posts, including one on gratitude for family time, what it means to show support, and a celebration of a 4 year blogging anniversary. Let’s get to it :)

Inspire us with your writing

Inspiration in the blog world. Pixabay photo, CC0.

Teagan Geneviene on the Writing Process

Teagan Geneviene is a talented author who regularly publishes serials on her blog. In her recent posting Jazz Age Wednesdays 16 – Champagne Tidbit from Murder at the Bijou, she explained that she had recently been criticized for writing a scene in which Pip’s father told her the boardroom was not a place for a girl.

I admire how Teagan counteracted the reader by explaining this is a “real world setting” that took place in an era of change. By not acknowledging the wrongs of the past then how we can commend those women and men who helped enact changes gender-wise for the better? Way to stand up and be inspiring, Teagan!

Happy 4th Anniversary to The Chicago Files

We all have those blogs we follow weekly, if not daily. One of mine is The Chicago Files. Blogger Cher regularly shares stunning photographs and tidbits around Chicago. Recently she celebrated four years of the blog, and I wanted to share the great news in case you are looking for a fun blog to follow. Cher is so sweet in her comments and… is a fellow Canadian!

Family Time is Everything

Colline provided a heart-warming post at her self-titled blog this week. Appropriately titled Grateful for Family Time, Colline blogged about the family moments she enjoyed on Christmas holidays. She pointed out that those treasured times were not invaded by work deadlines or other stresses.

Butterfly Art

Given the header for this blog is a butterfly, it’s probably not a big surprise that I chose this post. I like the symbolism of butterflies as they grow wings, transforming from a caterpillar. The Crazy Bag Lady crafted a lovely butterfly with acrylic and oil on canvas. Take a look and behold the beauty.

Follow Your Passion

Ah, I love this post! Author Tina Frisco guest posts over at D.G. Kaye’s blog, where she explains that we all can evoke positive change. Her blog post, titled Follow Your Passion, speaks of releasing old beliefs and ways of doing things to welcome in those actions that create the life we want to have. It’s so inspiring, especially in the turbulent times that surround us as we kick off 2018.

Supporting One Another

Where would we be without a supportive hand? I know I would be in a very different place. Now is the time to support each other, explains Kalyn in her inspirational blog post titled What does it mean to show support? In her post, Kalyn explains that she has a desire to help women and goes into detail as to how she will do so. I’m cheering her (and you all) on!

Books for Achieving More This New Year

Jay Colby has put together a wonderful list of 10 books that can help you to achieve the life you desire this year and beyond. Jay’s picks include the motivational read “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell, as well as “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I haven’t read even one of the listed reads, so I better get on that! Have you read any of them?

Less Criticism in 2018

Yes, Lisa Orchard is onto something here! She blogs this week about the negative messages women receive throughout their lives. Perhaps it’s being told, “That’s a man’s job” or “Calm down.” It’s time for a change and only by grouping together can we move from receiving judgment to more positive messages, explains Lisa. I recommend her uplifting blog!



  1. Tina Frisco January 12, 2018

    What a fabulous post, Christy! I especially enjoyed Less Criticism in 2018 and Supporting One Another. And I agree that our friend Teagan is a mighty strong force of nature. Thanks so much for including me, my lovely friend ❤

  2. Fletcher January 12, 2018

    Teagan has been criticized , what for telling the truth?

  3. Peter Day January 13, 2018

    4 years! Time goes so fast….
    Congrats to you Christy & to many more years of productive inspiration & information.

  4. Terrific selection Christy… time flies when you are enjoying yourself.. xx

  5. Andrea Stephenson January 13, 2018

    A great idea Christy. I know Teagan but the others sound very inspiring too!

  6. Yeah, Another Blogger January 13, 2018

    Hi. I’ve said it before: 👍👍


  7. Teagan R. Geneviene January 13, 2018

    What a wonderful way to start my weekend. Thanks for the shout-out, Christy. You inspire. Hugs.

  8. Loretta January 13, 2018

    Christy, thank you for taking the time to find these amazing blogs and sharing them with us!

  9. Natalie Ducey January 13, 2018

    Fabulous, inspiring share, Christy! Many thanks. :)

  10. prior.. January 13, 2018

    seem like some nice blogs here – and what a nice way to affirm bloggers – hope I get to come back and check them all out.

  11. Norah January 14, 2018

    Great selection, Christy – some I’d already read. Of course I had to check out The Bag Lady’s butterfly too. I agree that butterflies are rather special. Have a great next week!

  12. Colline January 14, 2018

    Thank you so much for sharing my blog post Christy. I really appreciate it.

  13. She Nos2 January 14, 2018

    Love Your Roundups!

  14. aarzoorose January 15, 2018

    Thanks for sharing ! I was in search of some self help books and the list seems great in books to achieve more in 2018.

  15. Kirt D Tisdale January 15, 2018

    Great post and great blog shares!! Especially like the way Teagan responded to the comment…love her writing!


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