“School” is out of session for the rest of the week while I take a well deserved break and head to the Oregon coast.

Since I won’t be posting to my blog until next Monday (10/13), instead of showcasing a New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW), I’ve updated the list of those who held the title.

Scan through the names and visit a new blogger or two.

In the order in which the NBOTWers were showcased, they are:

  1. Natasha’s World by Natasha
  2. NezSez by Nez
  3. David Lano.com by David Lano
  4. Three Weddings by Debbie Yost
  5. Bizlift Blog by Sterling Okura
  6. In My Heels by JEMi
  7. Admnistrative Arts by Jodith
  8. The Growing Life by Clay Collins
  9. Plain Talk – Ordinary Wisdom by Pat
  10. Creative Journey Cafe by Mark Penta
  11. Yes To Me by Akemi Gaines
  12. Kitchen Table Medicine by Dr. Nicole Sundene
  13. Success Soul by Shilpan
  14. Between Us Girls by Lori
  15. Golden Zen by Harmony and Ginger
  16. Life’s Little Inspirations by Wendi
  17. Be Playful.org by David
  18. Happy Dogs Make Happy Humans by Kaye Swafford and Krystal
  19. On Simplicity by Sara
  20. Work Happy Now by Karl Staib
  21. Forced Green by Linda
  22. Abundance Blog by Marelisa
  23. MomGrind by Vered
  24. The Jungle Of Life by Lance
  25. Dr. Cason.org by Dr. Cason
  26. Urban Pather’s Lair by Urban Panther
  27. Urbane Panther’s Den by Urbane Lion
  28. Rajaie Talks by Rajaie
  29. Tender Loving Elder Care by Linda Abbit
  30. Our Best Version by Ari Koinumra
  31. Writer Dad by Sean Platt
  32. Pun Intended by Bamboo Forest & Flying Llama Fish
  33. Blogger’s Lab by Sunil Pathak
  34. Avani Mehta.com by Avani
  35. Loving Pulse by Davina
  36. Motivate Thyself by Eric Hamm

I won’t be checking or answering comments while I’m away, thus, some may end up in moderation. Don’t let that stop you from sharing your thoughts, as I’ll approve them when I return.

On Monday I’ll be posting another segment of my A.S.K. (Answers Sharing Knowledge) series with an answer from a well renowned blogger.

I hope to see you then.

In the meantime, have a great week.

Happy Blogging!


Photo Credit: jeffk’s photostream [A view of the Oregon Coast]

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  1. Enjoy your trip. The Oregon coast is magical.

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  2. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, have a wonderful, well-deserved holiday! If that photo is anywhere near where you will be hanging out, I’m jealous. Thanks for the link(s).

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  3. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    That’s quite a decent break! (in blogging terms). Have a great time.

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  4. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    We are two ships passing in the night. I just got home from a long weekend away and now you’re taking off. Have a wonderful, and well-deserved break!

    I’ll be here when you return. Enjoy every minute in the real world!

    Thanks for the link love, too.

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  5. Have a good vacation Barbara! Don’t take your laptop or blackberry as those intrusive stuff will spoil the vacation fun! During my last vacation I took the laptop to moderate the blog comments and we came back from the vacation fighting…

    Cheers, Ajith

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  6. WOW that #12 seriously is the most spectacular blog of all time…j/k. But seriously thanks for inviting me as your blog of the week Barbara, that was all the way back when I didn’t know anyone in the blogosphere and was just figuring out how to even make a blog post. I not only have learned a great deal from your blog, I just realized that I have made some really great friends through other writers you have featured here.

    You have made some wonderful choices, and I am proud to be up there with all of my other favorite bloggers.

    Enjoy your holiday! The Oregon coast is spectacular.

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  7. Andy BaileyNo Gravatar says:

    OMG I am so jealous. the thought of a week off right now stresses me out. “who will answer all the email?” !!!

    have a great time, you deserve it

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  8. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Enjoy you vacation and time away Barbara – you deserve it!! If the picture is any indication of where you’re headed, it looks gorgeous.

    To see the list of blogs you’ve featured – amazing! Thanks for including me amongst this fine crowd!

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  9. I hope you have a great vacation! Thanks for the list of blogs to check out.

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  10. Chase MarchNo Gravatar says:

    Have a great trip. I’m sure this is a well-deserved break for you. Enjoy it.

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  11. Oh, a vacation on the coast! I’m jealous. Of course, I didn’t know Oregon had a coast. I so suck at geography. *chuckle* Enjoy!!!!

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  12. And yay! My avatar works, thanks to you and Robin! I suck and geography and avatars!

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  13. Have a good trip, Barbara. I’m jealous, too.

    In fact, my wife and I have Salem, OR on the list to move to in about 3-4 years. Do you know anything about that area?

    Is it a good place to raise a family? Does it rain everyday? What’s the scoop.

    Have a good time and see you back here soon.

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  14. Barbara,

    Have a great trip! I get misty-eyed just looking at that list and thinking about all of the wonderful impact you have had on our community. I am also very proud to be on that list. Better then any award I could think of. Thanks.

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  15. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara: Have an awesome trip. I actually haven’t visited a few of the blogs on the NBOTW list; I’ll do that while you’re away. And thank you for the link 🙂

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  16. Hi Barbara: Have a wonderful restful trip. The Oregon Coast is such a perfect place to unwind. I’ll miss you!

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  17. Ellen WilsonNo Gravatar says:


    Will miss you. Have a great vacation. It sounds wonderful. I haven’t been to Oregon yet.

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  18. I see some really cool and familiar names up there! Sweet!

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  19. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara – have a wonderful time – you haven’t had a break in ages and you really deserve one.

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  20. Debbie YostNo Gravatar says:

    Have a safe trip! I’ve never been to Oregon before.

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  21. NezNo Gravatar says:

    Have a great time!

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  22. NaTuRaLNo Gravatar says:

    have a good trip, my brain left waaaay ahead of you, and me.

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  23. PaunchinessNo Gravatar says:

    Dang…I never make your lists.

    Have fun in OR. It’s an incredible place.

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  24. Enjoy your time off!

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  25. Eric HammNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Barbara, have a great time and try not to turn every thought into a potential blog post. 🙂

    Get some rest and come back fresh. We’ll be here when you get back, with great anticipation over your ‘well renowned blogger’. Eric.

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  26. Have fun! You deserve some time off.

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  27. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    Have a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to your next series of blog posts!

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  28. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    RESTORE YOUR SOUL and your sanity.
    We will be waiting for you!

    PS thanks for the ll.

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  29. Avani-MehtaNo Gravatar says:

    Cool, enjoy your trip.

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  30. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Have a great trip!

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  31. Oktober FiveNo Gravatar says:

    What I wouldn’t do to see the Oregon coast again . . . . OK, so there are something I wouldn’t do, but snorting lemon powder is not one of them. Happy vacationing!

  32. Dr. CasonNo Gravatar says:

    I’m number 25-

    And was so honored to be showcased.

    Thank you Barbara for letting me show my photos, family and a doctor’s life to all that comes by!

    Enjoy your vacation.

    ~ Sheila

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  33. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    See you next week when school is back in session, Teach. I do follow most of the blogs listed because you featured them.

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  34. This is a wonderful list of blogs. I have been looking for a few new ones to add to my reader, and I think there are a few gems in there! Thanks.

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  35. Ian DennyNo Gravatar says:


    Busier than ever – but glad to see others are doing what I should and having a break!

    Hope you have/had a good break.


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  36. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All – Thank you for the well wishes. I had a great time and am now back and well rested. The Oregon Coast was beautiful, as always, and except for one partial day of rain, the weather was sunny and warm. It was great to get away, but for me, it’s always nice to return home.

  37. I’m glad you had a good time then, Barbara. Although I love traveling and seeing new places, you said it . . . there’s no place like home!

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