Friday, October 8, 2010

Good Writing: My Five Best Posts

They inspired me to write the following five blog posts - my very best since I began blogging last April! Beth @ Just Me and My Life asked readers to choose their five favorite blog posts of all time - whether their own, someone else's, or a mixture of both.  I decided to choose my own in an effort to give my newest readers a glimpse into what they've missed, and also to spotlight a couple of my pieces that have been featured as guest posts on other blogs, but haven't been posted here yet. 
Check 'em out!

My Favorite Lou Holtz Quote
I participated in Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop, where writers were asked to elaborate on their favorite quote of all time.  Lou Holtz is a major inspiration to me, and I believe in just about every single little thing the legendary college football coach says.  Join me as I apply my favorite Lou Holtz quote to my own life, and share a little background on what it's like to be a grad student's wife.

The Academic Job Market: It ain't Like a Trip to the Super Market!
Using Dr. Suess' "Oh, the Places You Will Go!", I document the early stages of my husband's adventure on the academic job market.  A lot of laughs, a lot of confusion, a lot of excitement, and a lot of headaches have already been experienced - and it's all explained right here. I'm just giving it to you straight - it's not easy being the wife of a soon-to-be college professor!

The Popular Girls
Popularity - it can be a good thing, it can be a bad thing, it can be a fun thing and it can be a stressful thing - but one thing is for sure: we've all had our own experiences with popular girls, whether we were one or tried to avoid them like the plague. Read my personal take on popularity growth and change, then whip out "Mean Girls" and watch it (because you know damn well it was a good movie!)

To Baby or Not to Baby (Guest Post)
I'm a married woman.  I should be reproducing... right?  Step into my shoes and read what it's like to want children and not want children at the same time, question the meaning of my own womanhood, and struggle with my friends' babies while at the same time hating to hear the number one question all of my friends and family are dying to know the answer to: "When are you going to have a baby?"

My Dad is a Used Car Salesman: Five things my father taught me about the value of life (Guest Post)
I had a father who taught me life lessons without even knowing it. In this post, I share with you five things that have molded me into the young woman that I am today and continue to shape the way I live my life in the future.

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Amanda said...

What a neat idea for a blog!!!! I love "Oh the Places You'll go" one of the best Dr. Suess books!

Kerri said...

Loved this post Stephanie! I never seen your guest post on having a I hopped over and read it. We didn't have our son until we were 33...and I got asked that question all the time too. It was so awesome to be able to enjoy those few years as a just a married and easy!
Enjoy this exciting time in your life! You have lots of time for kids! (And they are awesome!) :)

Beth McC. said...

Love it!! I just read all of them!! Thanks for doing the Fives this week!!! Happy Friday!

Ashley said...

Great posts! Your Dr. Suess post is definitely one of my favorites! I hadn't read your baby post until today, but it was great too!

Lindsay Blogs said...

I was wondering why your guest post was all of a sudden on the top of the "popular" list for this week! What a great collection of your best :)

Libby's Library said...

Dropping by via The Blog Frog.
New Follower:-)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I think that's a great collection of your posts!

Lauren Thomas said...

I listed a post dedicated to dr. Seuss too!!

Stacy Galiczynski said...

Just came over from Blog Frog! I, too, was a grad student's I know everything it entails :) Great site!

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

What a great post idea! I love your blog theme! The colors are so cute! I just wanted to stop by and thank you for being a part of my SITS day! The encouragement and support I've been given today has been beyond words!