I love to read blog posts that make me think. You know the kind. You leave the page contemplating what you’ve just read and sometimes the words motivate you to take action.

The following two blogs always leave me wondering. Thinking. Hence, they’ve made the list for (Not So) New Blogs Of The Week (NBOTW).

In no particular order they are:

1) “Someday Syndrome” by Alex Fayle. In this blog (workshop) Alex asks questions such as:

* Do you drag yourself out of bed? Not looking forward to what the day holds?
* Have you put aside childhood or teenaged dreams in an effort to get on living life?
* Do you think that you should be doing something else but aren’t quite sure what it is?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then yes, you suffer from Someday Syndrome. Specifically you suffer from the strain called Someday My Ship Will Come In.

Alex performs experiments on his volunteer “Lab Rats” who suffer from “Someday Syndrome” and then posts the results in future articles.  Throughout his blog Alex sprinkles his “someday lessons”; great quotes which are well worth contemplating.

2) “Sources of Insight” by J.D. Meier.

When I read J.D.’s post titled: Lessons Learned From Peaceful Warrior, the lessons he listed prompted me to print the page. Where else can you find dozens of “one liners” that nail it, spot on?

In this post, the lessons are, in part:

# There are no ordinary moments
# A Warrior acts; only a fool reacts.
# What do you do if you can’t do what you were born to do? Everything has a purpose — it’s up to you to find it.
# Make every move about the move — that one moment in time.
# Don’t fall into the trap — If only I had this, I’d be … If only … , I’d get to be happy.
# If you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get what you want, you still suffer.
# You control you. Master you.
# Don’t pin your success on outcomes.
# The people that are the hardest to love, probably need it the most

Aren’t those great lessons? By clicking on the post title you’ll have access to the rest of the article.

Both J.D. and Alex are frequent visitors to Blogging Without A Blog and can often be found in the comment section.  For those of you have missed visiting them, I guarantee, you won’t be disappointed.  Take time to dig through their archives for many great gems.

Welcome again Alex and J.D.

Enjoy your reign as (Not So) New Blogs Of The Week.


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  1. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations Alex!

    Thank you Barbara!

    I use 4 questions to cap my day. One of them is “what did I enjoy?” … This is the highlight of my day.

    Thank you,

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Lessons Learned from Peaceful Warrior

  2. Hey Barbara,

    Just those two excerpts in your post made me think. Heading over to check out the blogs….


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  3. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi J.D. – You’re very welcome. It makes me happy this was the highlight of your day. You deserve it! Your writings are fabulous.

    Hi Rajaie – You’ve changed your avatar. I like it. And…you’ll enjoy these two blogs, as well. 🙂

  4. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the intro to these two blogs Barbara. I’ve visited each of these in the past, however it’s been quite a while. I’m going back to check them both out again.

    Congratulation Alex and J.D. – very cool!

    Lance´s last blog post..Let’s All Just Let It Flow

  5. NaturalNo Gravatar says:

    congrats to alex and jd on the spot light. i have been to alex’s blog but not sure about jd, will go check. thanks for sharing barbara.

    Natural´s last blog post..The Day of the Fight

  6. JannieNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats, both!

    Ready to get off the Someday Train and Master Myself.

    Sounds good.

    Jannie´s last blog post..Ten Honest Things

  7. Hi Barbara – Thanks for the point to J.D. I’ve seen him in the comments section and have been meaning to visit. Alex has been in my reader for quite some time, and his approach is unique. Congratulations to both of you!

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  8. Thanks for the link and the wonderful words Barbara! I’m very honoured! And now I’m off to look at J.D.’s site. I’m always on the lookout for other great bloggers to read.

    And thanks to everyone else for the support!

    Alex Fayle | Someday Syndrome´s last blog post..Dedicate Yourself to Life, Not Work

  9. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Great choices Barbara. I’ve been reading Alex’s blog for a good while. I like the way he encourages people to chase their dreams now, instead of putting them off.

    Cath Lawson´s last blog post..I’m Not A Bloody Fortune Teller But….

  10. Someday Syndrome? Never heard of it. *chuckle* Congrats, little brother.

    And I’m off to check out J.D.’s site.

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  11. NeilNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for pointing out some great blogs to check out. It’s one of the many reasons I visit here!

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  12. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Ah a new syndrome … someday! Yep, I bet we all have that one.
    Congrats to J.D. and Alex. I am off to check out their blogs.

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  13. Alex is great. I think his blog deserves more attention. I enjoy his interview series especially.

    I didn’t know about JD, but that list is really good. I will check it out!

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  14. Great choices, as always!

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  15. Fine picks both. Thinking is one of my favorite pastimes. 🙂

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  16. MayaNo Gravatar says:

    I love JD’s blog! Congrats JD!

    Thank you for introducing Alex’s blog to me Barbara. I will be sure to venture out there real soon !

  17. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Lance – You’re welcome.

    Hi Natural – You’re welcome

    Hi Jannie – Yep, we need to get off of those someday trains.

    Hi Betsy – You’re welcome.

    Hi Alex – You’re most welcome. I love your blog and what you do. Each time I come there I’m left thinking.

    Hi Catherine – Chasing dreams is a good thing, isn’t it?

    Hi Panther – Aren’t you proud of your little brother?

    Hi Neil – You’re welcome. You’ll love both of these blogs.

    Hi Linda – Yes, undoubtedly we all some form of someday syndrome.

    Hi Akemi – Yes, Alex does great interviews. You’ll enjoy J.D.’s blog as well.

    Hi Vered – Thank you!

    Hi Tom – Thank you!

    Hi Maya – You’re welcome. I know you’ll enjoy Alex’s blog, as well.

  18. SvastiNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the new blogs to check out – although the RSS reader creaks in complaint already! But its an addiction… I’m amazed at what can be found through the serendipity of this bloggy plane.

    I’m new here, but checking in from time to time 🙂

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  19. Jeremy DayNo Gravatar says:

    Both these bloggers rock! Glad you choose them Barbara. And congrats to you both. You definitely both deserve some more visitors and some more exposure! 😉


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  20. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara. These both sound terrific. You really have a knack for this. I’ve been to Alex’s blog a few times but don’t recall J.D.’s… yet. Thanks for continuing to expand my horizons 🙂

    Davina´s last blog post..Step Out Of Crisis And Into Power

  21. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Svasti – Welcome to the BWAB community. You’re welcome. If you come by on Tuesdays, I showcase either a new blogger or not so new bloggers who may have been overlooked. I know what you mean about your feed reader creaking in complaint. It seems like I always find room for “just one more”. 🙂

    Hi Jeremy – Yes, both J.D. and Alex rock.

    Hi Davina – You’re welcome. And thank you. I love telling others about blogs I find and enjoy.

  22. JeanneNo Gravatar says:

    Just reading your blog always makes me think!! And now, I’ll cruise on over and check out the other blogs you mentioned! Thanks for the referrals!

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  23. Well Barbara, I gotta tell ya, these blogs are both EXCELLENT reads! I only recently read J.D.’s blog; the post about Peaceful Warrior (which by the way was my favorite movie and book). That was a great post and summed up a lot of the great points that got me thinking…thinking about a lot things. Seriously though, have you ever read “Peaceful Warrior.” it’s awesome! If you haven’t, you should (printing out J.D.’s post wouldn’t hurt either 🙂

    Have a great day today!

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  24. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    Many good posts leave me thinking…..ah the perils of a constantly active mind. 🙂

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  25. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Jeanne – You’re welcome. These two guys will get you to thinking even more. Enjoy!

    Hi Ricardo – After reading J.d.’s post, I am more inclined to read the book, and see the movie. It sounds phenomenal.

    Hi Dennis – Isn’t it great having an active mind? It keeps those brain cells hopping. 🙂

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  27. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    “Isn’t it great having an active mind?”


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  28. Sources of Insight is one of my favorite blogs. I receive great value everytime I visit and read J.D.’s insight. And I’m off to visit Someday Syndrome for the first time. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  29. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Dennie – LOL – Yep, sometimes it best to just “shut it down”. 🙂

    Hi Stacey – You’re welcome. Just as you enjoy J.D.’s blog, I’m sure you’ll also enjoy Alex’s.