Friday, January 25, 2013

friday link love

Earlier today... #nofilter

Happy Friday, friends! Another busy week where I am hoping something, something, will come together soon as I search for a new project. Being a freelancer can be the pits, sometimes. Two days ago, the amazing folks at Haven’s Kitchen invited me and a few other talented folks over for a lunch to celebrate Haven’s Kitchen turning 1! I could probably write a few pages on the amazing space Alison Schneider’s team has built – aesthetically, it’s as if someone picked my brain and deposited it into an actual, veritable place, white subway tiles and black grout (!) including. I came away inspired and hopeful that my own risk-taking will work out in the end. I’m also excited to have met HK’s talented team and to have partaken in the celebration of that first year. Now, here are some links to (hopefully) delight and entertain.


Margaret Atwood has been one of my favorite writers for ages. I was transformed when I read “The Handmaid’s Tale” and I was completely drawn into “Alias Grace”. I’ve loved her other work: her novels, her stories, her poems, but the book that I keep by my bedside and return to for advice and inspiration is “Negotiating With the Dead: A Writer on Writing”. She’s incredibly forward-looking: in her books and also with her online writing tools. Forward-thinking, indeed!

A new food study links registered dietitians to “Big Food”. Kind of disheartening.

By now I think everyone’s heard of the ReviewerCard – I’ll abstain from commenting, but here’s something that might compete with it. And unlike the ReviewerCard, this one’s free!

“Ours was a storybook romance.” Creepy.

I can’t wait to see this. I loved Before Sunrise and Before Sunset – so a third installment sounds incredible.

80% of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in animals. If that’s not disturbing, I don’t know what is.

The appetite workout. Interesting.

There’ve been countless “blogging rules” published across the interwebs, so no need to reinvent the wheel, right? And yet, something about Jenny’s post captured me. She doles out some good advice. Not SEO or traffic or any of that crap. Just sound advice about thinking, content, clarity of vision. This might be my favorite “blogging advice” entry I’ve read.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  • 1
    Winnie said:

    The lunch at Haven’s Kitchen sounds like it was lovely! I am sorry I couldn’t make it. I loved Jenny’s post, too…so very smart.
    On another note: let’s get together soon. xoxo

    January 25, 2013 8:21 am
  • 2

    I CAN’T WAIT for Before Midnight. Might be the most anticipated film this year for me.

    January 25, 2013 8:25 am
  • 3
    Hana said:

    Hi Olga! It was so wonderful meeting you at HK! I’m so excited for our future shoot. (BTW this is my personal blog, which gets updated a bit more frequently than PC) I also read that obit on ‘blinding love’ and it sent shivers down my spine!

    Have a great weekend, xo! Hana :)

    January 25, 2013 10:18 am
  • 4

    This was a nice post – I liked all the different links you posted. Especially the one on “blogging rules.” It was so informative and so different what everyone else tells you to do. I loved it!

    January 25, 2013 10:35 am
  • 5

    I love your Friday link round-ups, you always find such interesting stuff. The article about dieticians linked with “big food” is really disheartening :(

    January 25, 2013 10:40 am
  • 6
    olga said:

    Sarah et al – thank you all so much! I’m so glad you’re liking the Friday’s links feature!

    January 25, 2013 10:51 am
  • 7

    Great post Olga. The antibiotics…..WHOA..that freaks me out. And makes me want to support my local farmers even more. Happy Friday!! ~Heather

    January 25, 2013 12:16 pm
  • 8

    Beautiful image, Olga. I sort of want to move into it!
    Happy weekend to you.

    January 25, 2013 3:38 pm

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