International Weekly Roundup #1

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Welcome to the Weekly Link Roundup for October 14.

The Best Links of the Week


The Weekly Link Roundup will take a different direction going forward.

According to Ayietim Blog,
We should be tolerant of other’s views because we see the world out of different eyes, eyes that have different colors, different shapes and different sizes. Most of the times, with patience and understanding, our different views could become the same.

In the spirit of this quote, Charles Rogers came up with an idea for an International Blogging Niche held weekly here at MostlyBlogging.

The impetus for the idea was as follows: Charles played Blogger GPS with his readers and had a geographical Meet and Greet. His readers introduced themselves by country.

Since I moved to MostlyBlogging in August, readers from 92 countries have visited! I look forward to introducing them to the MostlyBlogging community and giving their articles exposure and promotion.

Despite the differences between us, and other people in the world, we all have an endeavor that makes us the same. We come together in one common interest, blogging.

Going forward, when I promote an article in this weekly feature, I will be introducing the blogger by country. This way, despite our country of residence, and all the other differences that separate people, we can get to know each other as like-minded individuals.

Welcome to the Best Links of the Week

1. Maja (some of you know her as Masgauten) is from Norway although rumor has it she is currently working in Ireland. I do have a warm place in my heart for blogging posts. In her article 3 Things I Would Like to Apologize For, Maja apologizes to the blogging community. Are her apologies warranted? I felt this was a broader piece than about apologies. It could be subtitled, “Mistakes Bloggers Make.”  I, of course, don’t think she made any mistakes.  (Maja is as kind as she is talented.) Based on the 82 comments this post received, her readers don’t think she made any mistakes either. Check it out and let me know your opinion in the comments section below.

2. Richard Schulte is from San Diego, California, in the United States. His article Amazing Balboa Park Chalk Art at Little Italy’s Festa! conveys vintage San Diego. Richard went to the extreme showing the locals as well as their art in his article. If you enjoy chalk art and exploring the local flavor of cities, this post will intrigue you.

As Richard explained, he is recording history by reviewing this event.  Apparently, Google highly esteemed the authority of the post, ranking it in many instances above our local newspaper and other established local media. His writing voice is so personable, you will feel he is making commentary in your ear as you explore San Diego.

3. Gift David is from Nigeria in Africa.  Her blogging niche is healthy Nigerian food.  Her article about how the government is involved in food production in Nigeria, and whether or not their involvement is needed, is the subject of her post.  Be sure to check out How Local Governments Can Boost food Production.

Readers, please share the International Bloggers Weekly Link Roundup, so bloggers across the globe know about these opportunities to come to MostlyBlogging to get their articles promoted and have a chance to meet other bloggers from around the world.

If you would like your articles promoted in this weekly feature, and you are following this blog, please put your article link and your country of residence in the comments section.

So, what is your reaction to our International Weekly Roundup? I think Charles has a noble idea, and I hope you do too.

Maja expressed remorse for not having more time and resources to give back to the blogging community. Should bloggers feel guilt?

Gift David raised a controversial issue–government involvement.  Do you believe in governmental involvement in industry? How long an arm should the government extend over the food industry?

Richard Schulte took you on a photo journey through a chalk art fair. What did you think of his post?

I look forward to your views.




  1. Charles Rogers

    Congratulations and thank you a fantastic launch of International Weekly Roundup!
    I could not be more pleased!
    “A hundred-million miracles are happening everyday …..”

    • Janice Wald

      I’m so glad you are pleased. Your idea was wonderful. It does seem to be well-received.

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so much for sharing. I am getting traffic from your site today. I notice you are also getting traffic from my site today. I am happy for you. You deserve it. You had a great idea.

  2. Richard Schulte

    Thank you for sharing the chalk art link! I hope everyone enjoys it! It was really amazing to see all the fantastic creations in person. I’ve developed a true appreciation for this art form over the past few years. If I hadn’t visited Little Italy’s Festa event, searching for fresh blog material, this might not have happened. I’ve discovered that writing a blog can really enrich one’s own life AND provide pleasure or useful information for readers!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Richard,
      I notice you are getting traffic from my site today. I am glad. Clearly, my readers enjoyed your article. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you these last few days.

    • Janice Wald

      It was my blog, but I credit Charles for coming up with such a noble idea.

  3. Maja Asgautsen

    Hi Janice,
    Thank you very much for featuring my post here in this Wonderful international Weekly Roundup! I feel very honored. And I enjoyed very much reading the other posts. Wonderful concept!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Maja,
      I believe you linked this post to your article. Thank you so much for the link into my site and exposing my blog to your readers.
      I got a new follower this week who found me on your site. The exposure is so valuable and so very much appreciated.
      The concept was Charles’s. I know you are acquainted with him. Thank you for the kind words about our collaboration.

      • Maja Asgautsen

        Yes, he told me about the idea and I thought it was an excellent one, and it was very well executed!

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  5. Gift David

    Hi Janice, Thank you for featuring my article in your international weekly link roundup. Am grateful.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Gift David,
      I know you had expressed interest a while back in being featured on my blog. I remembered and seized the opportunity when I could. I wanted you to know I value you as a member of my community.
      You are getting traffic from my site today. I am glad the exposure worked out for you.

  6. Keesha

    Janice, I like this idea so much! It has inspired my most recent post….linked here. I definitely want to be a part of this International Roundup. Count me in!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Keesha,
      I am so proud of you. Revealing one’s true self after having a persona takes courage. You should be proud of yourself. Your post has wide reaching implications, primarily about stereotypes. Thank you for putting your concerns about them aside in the spirit of this post, so we can all come together, no matter who we are or where we are from, in the interest of blogging.

  7. Melinda

    Janice, I think that’s an excellent idea! Really pull the blogging community together, even tho we’re far apart! Thanks.
    Your BBFF

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Melinda,
      Thanks for writing. I am so glad that was clear, that my intent came across, again, I must give much of the credit to Charles. I am glad you approve of what we accomplished.

  8. Inese

    Thanks Janice! I believe links and backlinks, likes and comments, everything works tu mutually improve the exposure!

    • Janice Wald

      I agree with you. Many people believe only tagging the post with keywords and links into your site get you higher search engine ranking. However, comments eight words or longer, definitely help as well. I hadn’t heard about “likes”, but I believe it.
      Thank you for visiting me.

      • Inese

        You nailed it! Going alone rarely makes too much senses. In fact, mutual cooperation doesn’t dilute one’s content, but improves the versatility of ways we are discussing some subject. I am surprised how people expect to be noticed by never “returning favors”. There are incredibly large contents of all kinds available already; when we find somebody who we can call our soulmate, we must interact with this person. Thanks Janice! I wish you a successful day!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Inese,
          Again, I agree with you. That is the beauty of blogs– discussion does improve out knowledge.
          As far as people who don’t return “favor”. I write so much about the importance of networking. I read blogs where they discuss the importance of networking as well. Why people don’t take that advice? I assume people are too busy. I had a guest author write about how to get 3,000 blog followers! The answer–networking.
          Speaking of networking, Wilson Gaba came over to my site today from your site. Thank you again for putting my link on your blog. You have a successful day too. It’s been fun writing.
          PS, If you’d like to submit a link for a future International Weekly Roundup post, it would be welcome.

          • Maja Asgautsen

            Hi Inese,

            You raise some interesting points here! Like Janice I hadn’t heard about the likes, but I guess it makes sense. I will be sure to visit your blog and see what you’re writing about.


            I didn’t know that the comments had to be eight words or longer to help others. I will try to keep this in mind when I’m leaving comments in the future!

          • Janice Wald

            Will add you tonight after dinner!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Wilson,
      I just noticed this. Sorry for my late response. Thank you! Are you sure you don’t want to submit a link for exposure and promotion?

  9. Kellie

    I love this weekly roundup. Mostly because I love learning about other people and their lives. It is so eye opening. I feel we can all learn so much about each other,closing a gap in world society that we need.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kellie,
      What kind words thank you. Charles and I are trying to ensure it picks up momentum.

  10. chhiti pandey

    I like this idea or round up. Can anyone be featured or is it for specific bloggers? Thankyou.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Chhiti!
      Anyone can be featured if they follow my blog. I would like to feature you, from Holland! You were going to subscribe anyway!
      Please send me a link. It does NOT have to be about blogging. Thanks!

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