The year is nearly over, and the holidays are upon us. With everyone having so much on their plates, reading blog posts may not be high on your list. However, for those of you who are looking for great blogs to explore, I’m recapping all of the blogs that have been showcased in the “Not So” and “New Blog Of The Week” (NBOTW) series.

Some of the bloggers have not remained as active as others, but by taking time to dig through their archives, you’ll find great reading material on each and every one of them.

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

  1. Natasha’s World by Natasha
  2. NezSez by Nez
  3. David 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 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. 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 by Avani
  35. Loving Pulse by Davina
  36. Motivate Thyself by Eric Hamm
  37. Blogger Dad by Blogger Dad
  38. Deeper Issues by Dot
  39. Exit 78 by Mike Goad
  40. Ribeezie by Ricardo
  41. Teach My Children Well by Dave Fowler
  42. Think Maya by Maya
  43. She-Power by Kelly Rigby
  44. Let’s Live Forever by Robin Birch
  45. Passing Thru by Betsy and Pete
  46. Face To The Sun by Grace
  47. Cath by Catherine Lawson
  48. Thinking Out Loud by Natural
  49. Hunter by Hunter
  50. Someday Syndrome by Alex Fayle
  51. Sources of Insight by J.D. Meier
  52. Jannie by Jannie

I’m also happy to inform all of you, we now have 90 blogs listed in the Blog Registry If you haven’t entered your blog yet, please feel free to do so (see upper left sidebar). While there, check out all of the entries. It’s a great place to find other bloggers who love to share their work.

To celebrate the holidays, I’ll be spending time with family and friends, making memories, enjoying a white Christmas and counting my blessings.

I wish the same for all of you. Have a joyous holiday season.


Photo Credit: Jun Acullador

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  1. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. Wow, what a reading list! This must have taken you some time to prepare with all these links — your little mouse was stirring 🙂 I’m proud to be included in this lineup. Happy holidays to everyone, and to you Barbara.

    Davina´s last blog post..A Positively Dysfunctional Christmas

  2. Dr. CasonNo Gravatar says:

    I was and am so honored to be on that now extensive list!

    In the last 8 months I’ve honed my interests to including mostly photography. I’ve dropped the recipes and book reviews but still love to sprinkle my family and work amidst the pretty pics.

    I will always be grateful for the added Oomph you gave my blog! Thanks so much Barbara for the hard work and the prayers for my littlest one.

    May you and your family have a peaceful and joyous holiday!

    Dr. Cason´s last blog post..Mother and Baby Love

  3. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    enjoy barbara. i’m looking forward to some down time alone and with family.

  4. Eric HammNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas to YOU, Barbara! Enjoy your time with your family and we’ll see you in a few days. 🙂 Eric.

    Eric Hamm´s last blog post..Minimize Your ‘Focus Reboots’

  5. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Merry Christmas, to you and your family, Barbara! And thank you for your tireless effort in really helping to promote and support so many people here! It is indeed an honor for me to be here, at BWAB, today!!

    Lance´s last blog post..Sunday Thought For The Day

  6. Happy holidays!
    You really have a great taste to pick quality blogs — quite a few of your picks have grown pretty big!
    I look forward to sharing what 2009 have for us.

    Akemi – “Spiritual Entrepreneur” @ Yes to Me´s last blog post..Best Spirituality Blog Posts 2008

  7. I am thrilled to be part of the BWAB family. And it does feel like family.

    A happy holiday season, to you and yours, Barbara!

    Urban Panther´s last blog post..Maid, Mother, Crone Collection

  8. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    WoW! You’ve been busy! Have a Very Merry Christmas and thanks for letting me be part of BWAB!

    Linda´s last blog post..WindEnergy7 turbine

  9. wow, this is one heck of a list. What a neat way of putting them together in one single place! Anyway, first time here and I’m loving what I see. Oh ya, have a joyous holiday too, Barbara.


  10. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    It is truly an honor to be included in your “on line family,” Barbara. Thank you again!

    Enjoy the holidays and R&R. May you and everyone here have a new year filled with good health, peace, love, fun, family and prosperity.

    Linda Abbit´s last blog post..Funny Fridays: Because It’s Better to Laugh than to Cry!

  11. JannieNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhh, 51 New BFFs thanks to you, you wonderful blog-mistress.

    Let it be known, I’m officially starting a 25-hour day to get ’round to each and every one for every single post.

    Jannie´s last blog post..Suggestions?

  12. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    A stroll down memory lane – sweet!

    A flood of hallmark moments flash by as I remember meeting the new blogs of the week.

    What a great cap to your best blog year yet! Onward and upward.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..My Favorite Personal Development Books

  13. MMA GlovesNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the list, im always interested in checking out new blogs and from the looks of it these are top quality.

    MMA Gloves´s last blog post..Choosing Shorts for Mixed Martial Arts

  14. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara: Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones and may all your dreams come true in 2009 🙂

    Marelisa´s last blog post..Lateral Thinking: Think Out-of-the-Box

  15. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas to all – and Happy New Year. Thanks for all the good reading connections..

    I put my Holiday Card on my blog post for 12/24/08…

    Thank you for all the good comments – they are as fun and as informative as the posts!

    Patricia´s last blog post..Snow Fun

  16. Dr. NicoleNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Holidays to you too Barbara! I wish you the best for the new year 😀

    Dr. Nicole´s last blog post..How Sugar Ages Us

  17. TumblemooseNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    I’m sure you have to look at this list with a sense of pride and accomplishment – as well you should.

    Thanks for such great contributions.

    I hope you have a great holiday season, best to you and yours.



    Tumblemoose´s last blog post..I got all my wisdom from Jimmy Buffett

  18. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    Just a happy holidays to all!

    Dennis Edell´s last blog post..What Criteria Factors Into Your Link Love/Round-Up Posts?

  19. Mike FosterNo Gravatar says:

    Hope and peace for this holiday season and for a fantastic 2009!


    Mike Foster´s last blog post..Happy Holidays!

  20. JannieNo Gravatar says:


    Jannie´s last blog post..Holly-Jolly 2008

  21. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    As I took a stroll through the list, I was surprised by how many are inactive now or maybe I’m just running into more mini-retirements.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..My Favorite Personal Development Books

  22. It’s amazing how I add a few blogs to my reading list. They usually come from referrals like these. Thanks Barbara for helping me build an audience for my blog.

    @JD Meier, Most people try blogging and give up. It’s hard work, but very rewarding if the writer sticks with it.

    Karl Staib – Work Happy Now´s last blog post..Day 23 of 30 – Change Spurs Complaining

  23. Great list Barbara! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Cricket/Tammy´s last blog post..Hear me sing

  24. You’re awesome! Wishing you a very, Merry Christmas (ok, so I’m a day late…it still counts tho right?)!

    Seriously, I hope that you’re having a great time with family!

    It’s been awesome being a part of the community here! It’s always fun, insightful and warming to be a part of something so great. Here’s wishing you well over the holiday’s and here’s to a great 2009 to come!

    Your friend,
    Ricardo Bueno
    a.k.a. Ribeezie

    Ricardo Bueno´s last blog post..Happy Holidays!

  25. Debbie YostNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks so much for the link again! And, thank you for not giving up on me recently. I’m hoping to get back on track now that Christmas is over. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a wonderful New Year.

    Debbie Yost´s last blog post..Visiting Santa

  26. Mike GoadNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, that’s quite a list — and thanks, again for including my blog. Now I’m going to have to check out all of the those I haven’t been to yet. 😉

    Mike Goad´s last blog post..What will 2009 bring for blogging and you?

  27. Hello Barbara. Hope you had a great Christmas with your family (I did) and have a safe (and fun) New Year. Like you, I’m taking a short break from blogging.

    We’ll see everyone next year!

    John Hoff – eVentureBiz´s last blog post..Understanding The Psychology Of Your Website Visitors

  28. TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the list Barbara, I shall enjoy working my way through it. I took a break from blogging for the holidays, too. I hope you enjoyed yourself and can’t wait to read your posts in the New Year. Best wishes for you in 2009!

  29. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    Awesome list teach! I always look forward to your NBOTW

    chris´s last blog post..All I Want For Christmas…

  30. This was a great post, and I found a lot of excellent new reads at all of these blogs. Thanks!

    Jason – My Colon Cleanse Reviews´s last blog post..How a Colon Cleanse can Improve your Weight Loss

  31. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – thanks for doing this “New Blogs” project, and thanks putting me on it! And thanks for your whole blog this year, too, it has been great being part of your community. Happy New Year – see you in 2009!

    Robin´s last blog post..Bloggers’ Chorus Post-Christmas Post

  32. sharonNo Gravatar says:

    Season’s greetings to you Barbara, and thank you for another great list. Best wishes for 2009!

    sharon´s last blog post..The Top Ten Posts and Thank You!

  33. […] Tis the season to make resolutions and a time for celebrations. […]

  34. JannieNo Gravatar says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! It was my great pleasure and luck to find your blog in ’08.

    Jannie´s last blog post..2 poems, one with pansies

  35. I finally got the time to go through ALL the blogs listed here. Thank you for so much of this work, Barbara.

  36. Pat RNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you Barbara for this list of great contributing bloggers. I’m truly honored to be included even though I’ve been out of the picture for awhile. I’m wanting to get back into writing again. I miss it and I miss all of you.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a special and blessed holiday and New Year. Thank you for giving so much of yourself.


  37. Happy New Year Barbara! I hope you feel proud of your long NBOTW list. And thanks for the reminder regarding your blog registry. I’m off to enter my blog right now.

    Stacey / Create a Balance´s last blog post..Sending You An Enthuse Muse

  38. Dr. CasonNo Gravatar says:

    Where are you Barb? Hope it was a good holiday!

    Dr. Cason´s last blog post..Friday’s Photo Challenge December Finalists!

  39. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi All – Happy New Year.

    I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your comments and regular visits to my blog and to the blogs who have been showcased in my New Blog Of The Week series. I truly appreciate your loyalty as well as your continued support to the authors of the blogs I highlight. Your kind words mean the world to me.

    Here’s wishing all of you a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2009.

    Happy Blogging!