Have you ever noticed how some things are right under your nose, but you can’t see them?

This week, I encountered that problem.

I’ve been on my weekly hunt for my “New Blogger Of The Week” (NBOTW). I visited most of my usual haunts, did Google searches, clicked on dozens of links, got so deep into cyberspace I didn’t know how I got there, but I was still no closer to finding my NBOTW.

I decided to step away from the pressure, and make myself a glass of ice tea.

With tea in hand, I looked at my homepage and decided to check up on Harmony. It was there I found this new blogger.

She’s a writer, and it shows.

She likes daffodils, so I pick her a bouquet (from Flickr)

She wrote a post and named it: Masterminds and Daffodils

Buried in her archives, she shares one of my favorite poems of all time. It’s written by Rudyard Kipling and it’s titled “If”. It starts with these words:

If you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

For anyone who has never heard this poem, it’s a awesome. It’s well worth the read. I printed it to use for inspiration.

This gal is full of enthusiasm, and she’s sharing her secrets to stay motived, in her post titled:Catch On Fire But Don’t Burn The Laundry aka “tips for getting out of bed on fire”

Read her blog, and you’ll find her enthusiasm to be contagious.

Her name is Wendi, and her blog is “Life’s Little Inspirations”. Her tag line is: “The thoughts, ideas, attitudes and people that inspire us to make a difference…or sometimes just make it through the day.”

Start each day with Wendi, and it’s bound to be a great one.

Please join me in welcoming Wendi to the community at BWAB.

Don’t forget to hop over to her blog for your daily dose of inspiration.

Hello Wendi!

Photo Credit: terren in Virginia’s photostream

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  1. Hi Wendi!

    I’m new to the blogosphere too – it’s a wonderful place to be, isn’t it?

    I really enjoyed the post about Masterminds – thanks for highlighting that Barbara.

    Off to read more of Life’s Little Inspirations…

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  2. I had to subscribe to Wendy’s blog because she has that video of Jason McElwain in her latest post. Anyone who hasn’t seen it should definitely check it out!

    Hunter Nuttalls last blog post..Persistence Isn’t Using The Same Tactics Over And Over

  3. JayNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for all the links and info on your site! I’m new too, both to writing my own and reading other blogs, and I’ve found it really difficult to find new blogs to read. So many of the ‘list’ sites are full of broken links and dead blogs, and it can be hard to find the subject matter and style that I like. NBOTW sounds good to me!

    I’ve already opened Wendi’s blog in another tab. Going over to check on it right now. 🙂

  4. HarmonyNo Gravatar says:

    Yippee! You found Wendi! Thank you so much Barbara for you support and kindness, and every link.

    Wendi, welcome to such a prestigious award! 🙂
    Off to teach, but wanted to drop by and say thanks.
    More later…

    Harmonys last blog post..Help! I Want To Lose My Mind

  5. Barbara,

    You’re so good at finding new blogging talent and networking them in with your community.

    Wendi’s latest post is POWERFUL. My mantra for the day is be “unstoppable”.

    sterling | bizlifts last blog post..Magento – Revolutionary eCommerce for Small Biz

  6. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi David,

    You’re welcome.

    It’s always great to see you here. I believe you’ll love reading Wendi’s blog. It will get you thinking. I love when that happens.

    Hi Hunter,

    Isn’t that a great story about Jason McElwain. He is such a remarkable young man. I’m guessing he inspires many.

    Hi Jay,

    Welcome to the BWAB community. I’m happy to hear you enjoy all of the links and information.

    You’re right. It is difficult to find blogs with content that’s enjoyable to read. When you have a chance, check out the blogs of the other commenters here, as they have great content too.

    Hi Harmony,

    You’re welcome.

    I’m guessing you approve of my pick for this week, and don’t mind passing the torch to Wendi.

    See you again soon.

    Hi Sterling,

    “Unstoppable” is a great mantra for the day, isn’t it.

    I’m glad you like my pick of the week and my NBTOW series.

  7. Thanks for the nice find Barbara. Wendi – congrats! Always nice to find even more inspiration out there.

    Mark – Creative Journey Cafes last blog post..If You Build It, They Will Come

  8. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    You’re welcome Mark,

    I think you’ll find Wendi’s blog very inspiring.

  9. Wendi KellyNo Gravatar says:

    I have a lump in my throat.

    Your kindness in featuring me here is a beautiful surprise. I am sorry it took half the day to figure it out! I have been on a mission to be on fire with passion to get my stuff done to day…frog pots and all…Jason has shamed me into making my day be the best it can be and not sit about my computer all day.

    Barbara, you have my promise that I will pay this forward. Thank you for this generosity and letting me part of your wonderful community. I LOVE meeting new and inspiring friends!!

    To a inspired DAY!

    Thank you!

    Wendi Kellys last blog post..The Attitude of Staying Put

  10. JenniferNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Barbara for telling us about Wendi. Daffadils are my favorite and Wendy is my sister’s name so this has got to be good. 🙂

    You are so great to help out other bloggers like this!

    Sounds like she’s got some good stuff to check out. Think I’ll hop on over….

    Got to go read that poem… It’s a keeper.

    Jennifers last blog post..Six Steps to Become Assertive (and Nice)

  11. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Wendi,

    Welcome to the BWAB community. We’re happy to have you here, and are enjoying your blog.

    That’s great that you will be paying it forward too. 🙂

    See you in blogoshpere.

  12. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Jennifer,

    How ironic about the daffodils and your sister named Wendy. :0

    You’ll love the poem. It’s great.

  13. Barbara –

    You’ve found a great new blog. You are really great at finding talent. Kudos for that.


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  14. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Shilpan,

    Thanks for the thumbs up. She’s good, hey?

  15. Welcome Harmony! Great blog…keep it up 😀

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  16. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – I love Wendi’s blog – she really seems to know how to get people to share. Thanks for telling us about it.

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  17. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Catherine,

    You’re welcome. It’s a good read, isn’t it?