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Last week I dug through the entries in the Blog Registry and chose five female bloggers to showcase for my New (and not so new) Blogs of the Week.

Not wanting to show preferential treatment, today is the guys turn.

In no particular order,

Matthew Dryden describes his blog this way:

Name: Matthew Dryden (a writer-father from Ontario, Canada)
Blog: “Matthew Dryden”
Subject: My struggles as a practicing writer mixed with some neurosis, stream-of-conscious thought, and imagined conversations with other bloggers
What to expect: About 1500 word entries Monday to Friday that concern themselves with my writing, my muse, and other parts of my life.

Albert of Urban Monk shared this:

My name is Albert, from Australia. A mature age psychology student and really into spirituality. I run UrbanMonk.Net which is practical personal-development from both those perspectives.

“The site has been reported by readers to have made a drastic change in their inner lives. It has helped many find love, gratitude, and compassion. For others, the site has helped with everything from everyday frustrations and troubles to stronger symptoms like depression and anxiety.”

Kevin Sandridge, author of the Florida Mortgage Blog describes his blog as,

My name is Kevin Sandridge. I write a Florida mortgage and related news blog from Winter Haven, FL. The world of home finance is so crazy these days, and my goal is to provide insights into how folks can navigate it safely.

Most importantly, I try to provide concrete examples and put things into terms that most folks can easily understand. I’ve even been known to include references from the movie Caddyshack!

Craig Maltby of Balanced Immune Health wrote,

This site is all about staying health through immune balance. Taking steps to make your immune response not too aggressive or not too passive.

An person’s immune system that is out of whack can lead to a lot of chronic conditions that makes quality of life suck. Allergies, joint inflammation, greater cold/flu susceptibility, stress related illness (stress really messes with your immune system).

I’ve got a lot of science referenced on the blog, but I try to keep it readable and personable, even a bit humorous, though I’m no Will Rogers.

And, last but not least is Netra ofThe Journey Within who shares,

I am Netra current residing in Japan and post under the title name ’sumiran’ means: to live in the remembering of own true self. I am new blogger just started few months back.
The name of my blog is ‘ The Journey Within’. It is dedicated to all seekers in the odyssey to themselves. Through the blog, I seek and share passion, inspiration, understanding and positive energy for the collective growth under diverse topic. I love to taste all the sweet flavor of spirituality; from Zen to sufi, Vipassana to yoga… like a bee collect the honey from different flowers..hehe..
Wish to see you there too!

So there you have it. Five more great blogs to visit, read and subscribe to.

Happy Clicking! Happy Blogging!


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  1. Hi Barbara,
    I am honored to be a part of this list.
    I always appreciate your way of sharing love and positive energy to the fellow bloggers.
    Thank you!!

    The Journey Within´s last blog post..Jalauddin Rumi and His disciples

  2. LingNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Nice sites all. Some are a bit too introspective for me, but good writing skills. Vivid imaginations too. Matthew Dryden from Ontario really and badly needs to put all his stuff into a book. He’s writing stuff on the blog which one usually reads in books. 🙂

  3. TracyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for sharing these sites Barbara, I’ll check them out today!

    Tracy´s last blog post..Shangri-La Diet: Week 2

  4. I know some, but not all that you mentioned. Will give a read soon. Thanks for keeping us connected, Barbara! Eric

    Eric Hamm | Motivate Thyself´s last blog post..The Secret To Happiness | Community Insight

  5. Thanks for introducing these blogs. I’ll try to find some time to visit a couple of them today. 🙂

    Vered – MomGrind´s last blog post..The Psychology of Advertising

  6. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    Wow Barbara 5 two weeks in a row…I will work on one a day, but they all sound interesting…Yes! Matthew you need to write a book…

    I am off to wander through these portals….

    thank you again!

    Patricia´s last blog post..Discoveries in the World of Cleft Palates

  7. Congrats to those 5.

    I know Matthew already. Welcome to the other 4.

    I too shall enter the sacred portals.

    Jannie Funster´s last blog post..Song Quest Two

  8. I know Matthew. I visited and signed on to Urban Monk. Powerful stuff. Thanks for bringing this to us! I appreciate it.

    Tess The Bold Life´s last blog post..12 Tips To Be Bold & Set Your Heart On Fire

  9. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    Barbara, I enjoy your sense of fairness!! I’d have to check out those that I don’t already know!! Thanks for the recommendation!

    Evelyn Lim´s last blog post..My Personal Creed

  10. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Thank you for including Matthew and Albert – I really enjoy both of their blogs.

    I haven’t checked out the others yet but I’ll be taking a look later today.

  11. You have some really great blogs here. I’ve already checked out Urban Monk and he definitely gives in depth and insightful information. I will be checking the rest of them out later tonight.

    Karl Staib – Your Work Happiness Matters´s last blog post..Bring Hope Back to Your Company

  12. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats to all five for making Barbara’s list. Got to go and do some reading now.

    Linda´s last blog post..The Solar Lily Pads of Glasgow’s River Clyde

  13. carlaNo Gravatar says:

    Thank you for sharing these sites. I learned a lot from Balanced Immune Health – a new one for my RSS!

    carla´s last blog post..Eco Fashion: Do it yourself – Organic Fabric

  14. Hi Barbara,

    I heard about you from Sterling (Bizlift). He said you have great advice for new bloggers. I subscribed to your feed and look forward to learning more from your blog.

    I like your blog registry and am looking forward to finding people to connect with.

    Daniel Doen Silberberg´s last blog post..The Future of Lost Coin Blog

  15. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a wickedly cool picture!

    Congrats Matthew, Albert, Kevin, Craig, and Netra.

    Great choices Barbara and I like what I see. Ironically, I happened to randomly land on Urban Monk for the first time last night. What a coinky-dink.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Avoid Mental Burnout

  16. Thank you so much for the link, I appreciate it 😀

    Albert | UrbanMonk.Net´s last blog post..Acceptance and Attention – The Basis of Unconditional Love and Nurturing

  17. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Journey Within – You’re very welcome and thank you for your kind words. Enjoy your reign.

    Hi Ling – Thank you. Yes, Matthew’s writing talent is extraordinary.

    Hi Tracy – You’re welcome. Enjoy!

    Hi Eric – You’re welcome. Happy clicking.

    Hi Vered – You’re welcome. More blogs to add to your reader.

    Hi Patricia – You’re welcome. I promise not to add another five this coming week. 🙂

    Hi Jannie – Have fun exploring.

    Hi Tess – You’re welcome. They’re all great, aren’t they?

    Hi Evelyn – You’re welcome. Yes, I do try to be fair.

    Hi Catherine – You’re welcome. I think you’ll enjoy the other three, as well.

    Hi Karl – Thank you. Enjoy the new finds.

    Hi Linda – Happy reading.

    Hi Carla – You’re welcome. Good health is important, isn’t it?

    Hi Daniel – It’s great to have you here. Sterling is a good guy and I feel honored he recommended my blog. Enjoy digging through the archives as well as the blog registry.

    Hi J.D. – That is a coinky-dink, isn’t it? Like you, I also love this photo.

    Hi Albert – You’re welcome. Enjoy your reign and hopefully a few new visitors.

  18. […] I’d like to thank Barbara Swafford for featuring my journal, along with a few other blogs, last week. Her site is a great place to find some fantastic bloggers. I highly suggest that you check it out. […]

  19. Barbara, thanks for sharing these blogs. You reminded me that I need to go to the Blog Registry and start reading them again. I appreciate the attention that you give to the blogging community. Thanks.

    Patricia – Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker´s last blog post..Finding The Answers—Do You Have Them All?

  20. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Patricia – You’re welcome. And , you’re right, the blog registry has a great selection of fabulous blogs.

  21. Barbara! Wow! Thanks for the mention here! It’s been so great visiting you here on your blog, reading up on your posts and some of the awesome comments left by your readers!

    Thanks also for catching up with me on twitter – and for the nice comment you gave re: my Real Estate SEO Squidoo Lense!