International Weekly Link Roundup #5

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Welcome to the Weekly Link Roundup for November 12.

The Best Links of the Week


  1. Author Debby Kaye submitted an interesting post on the laws of karma, what goes around comes back to you. Her post stresses the importance of thinking good thoughts, putting positive energy out to the universe, so good things return to you in boomerang style. I enjoyed reading the comments as well as the post. Debby writes for authors. One of them inquired about the ability to get one million readers if he put good thoughts out to the universe like she suggests. He asked if his heart’s desire, the one million readers, will come back to him. If you want to know Debby’s answer, you will have to read her post, The Laws of Attraction. Debby was born and bred in Toronto, Canada where she currently lives.
  2. We have a theme at the Weekly Roundup today. Nigerian Olubukola Ogunniyi’s  post Ignore the Negative Noise Around You is inspirational like Debby’s. While Debby stresses the need for putting out positive vibes in the universe, Olubukola explains negativity is going to exist. What is important is that we ignore it.
  3. When Matt Banner submitted his link to the International Weekly Roundup, I was thrilled. I am an avid reader of Matt’s blog. Matt infuses his posts with his humor as well as his knowledge. Head over to OnBlastBlog, and read Matt’s article Before Starting a Blog. He takes new bloggers on a journey from inception to actually making money from blogging. His article is so thorough, it actually includes 40 tips. According to Matt, “It’s a 7 chapter, actionable guide to help people set up a successful blog (emphasis on successful!)”. Matt hails from Utah.

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s selections.

What is your opinion about them? Do you agree with Debby or Olubukola Ogunniyi? Can we prevent negativity in the world like Debby suggests? Did you have a chance to check out Matt’s post? Which was his most valuable tip for bloggers? I look forward to your views.



  1. Bun Karyudo

    Thanks for the tips. I’ll check those sites out later when I get home. (I’m on a train now and following links is a bit tricky at times. I get lost too easily.) By the way, I’m intrigued by the photograph accompanying this post. I can’t quite work out if the women are carrying kites, wearing hats or wearing kites as hats.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bun,
      Thanks for coming by today. Great to see you!
      I am glad you appreciate the articles in the post.
      Regarding the sand post– Charles Rogers, who devised the idea for the International Roundup provided the image. He got it from the artist whose credit is under the photo.
      I wrote him and asked him your question. I suspect he will return to give you the answer. I am glad you are intrigued by it.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bun,
      I heard back from Charles. Here is his reply:
      I do not know the answer as I only appreciated the image for its overall artistic effect.
      I can e-mail the artist. If she can answer, I will let you know; it may have just been a striking image to her as well. She is a visual image maker as opposed to some of my associates who are photojournalists.
      I will give you my theory. I assumed they were carrying some kind of cultural kites, but I didn’t look that closely at it. I felt it fit the theme of “international”, and like you, I thought it was intriguing.

  2. Patty

    Hi Janice, thanks for the chance to leave a link again. I read Matt’s post and I have to say it is the best one on that subject that I’ve read. He doesn’t leave the little things out that are important to someone who is not familiar with blogging. And yes I think we can prevent negativity first in our minds by thinking of a positive thought to replace any negative ones that we’re tempted to play over and over and also with other people by pointing out the positives whenever possible without sounding fake. Here is my link

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patty,
      Thank you for visiting today and sharing your opinion about the posts. The fact that we had two negativity posts was coincidental, but I thought they made a nice contrast.
      In response to your opinion: While I agree that it is possible to prevent negativity by replacing the negative thoughts with positive thoughts, I think it is human nature for people to feel sorry for themselves, so they think negative thoughts. Then I try to ignore the negativity so that it doesn’t bring me down.
      I agree with your assessment of Matt’s post. In addition to the 40 tips, the moving pictures (memes?) along with everything else there to look at combined with his personality made it a pretty entertaining post.

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  4. D.G. Kaye

    Thanks so much Janice for mentioning my post on Laws of Attraction. 🙂 Shared around, of course!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Debby,
      My pleasure. Thank you for the submission. I came in after you. Patty and I have been having a pretty interesting dialogue about your article.

  5. Byn

    Wow! What a great post. I love reading about the power of our thoughts. I’m not always good at sticking with the positive, so its a good reminder. I have a lot of changes and challenges coming up VERY SOON and I need to keep a positive mindset as we go through these positive, but stressful changes. Thank you so much for sharing this, just as I really needed to hear it!

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