As I mentioned earlier, for my New Blog Of The Week (NBOTW) series, I”ll be including some older blogs, as well.

In this edition of (Not so) New Blogs Of The Week, I’ve chosen two fabulous blogs written by women who live in Australia.

In no particular order, the first is named She-Power and is written by Kelly Rigby.

To explain what She-Power is all about, let’s listen to Kelly.

SHE-POWER is about You, Me, Us. It’s about Life and how we can get more out of it. It’s about MAKING CHOICES that honor who we are and everything we deserve. It’s about celebrating our successes, finding our path, staying inspired for tomorrow, and enjoying the ride along the way.

If you land on her blog, you’ll find links to posts such as:
How To Be A Babe At Any Age
Why Blogging Is Like Backpacking
Has Photo Retouching Gone Too Far?

Kelly writes from her heart. She shares her fears, her joys, her travels and her wishes for a better world.

The second gal from Australia is Robin Birch and her blog is named Let’s Live Forever.

To describe what her blog is about, I will quote her, as well.

This blog is about the idea we can live forever if we want to. It’s also for exploring whether we want to. If we find ourselves thinking we don’t want to live forever, for this or that reason, we can be sure those thoughts are the ones holding us back in life.

Some of the posts you’ll find on Robin’s blog are:
Feelings Are There To Be Felt
Think And It Shall Be So
The Money-Go-Round

Robin admits she doesn’t always write about mainstream issues, but what is great about her work is she digs deep and shares her views on topics we normally wouldn’t read about

Join me in re-welcoming Kelly and Robin to the BWAB community.

Welcome Kelly and Robin!

Enjoy your reign.

You’re tiaras are in the mail. 🙂


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  1. RobinNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks Barbara – I’m really thrilled – and touched – to be included in this! “Two FABULOUS blogs”! Woohoo! Thanks again!

    Robin´s last blog post..How To Find Happiness

  2. Scott McIntyreNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve come across both Kelly and Robin on Stumbleupon and I like both of their blogs, Barbara.

    I need to have a more thorough rummage around both of them so thank you for highlighting them again 😉

  3. DavinaNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara AND Kelly and Robin. These are two excellent blogs. I remember reading Kelly’s post Why Blogging is Like Backpacking. It was excellent. I’ve been following Robin’s blog for a while, but haven’t yet read the posts you have listed. I quite enjoyed her contribution to Blog Action Day, including that short video. I’ve watched it at least a half-dozen times.

    Davina´s last blog post..Akemi Gaines On Intuition, Dreams And Spiritual Guidance–Interview Part 2

  4. Barbara, yippee I made it! Very happy to be showcased as a ‘Not So New Blog of the Week’ and especially glad to be showcased in such esteemed Aussie company. Robin is an excellent writer who always gets me thinking and her blog is quite unique in the blogasphere.

    Congratulations to Robin, and thanks again.

    I always love a tiara. Can I have one with pink feathers and diamantes please. I like to stand out from the pack 🙂


    Kelly@SHE-POWER´s last blog post..SHE-POWER Fiction: Samantha Says

  5. LindaNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats to both Ladies! A twofer this week and they are both great blogs to read.

    Linda´s last blog post..The Global Seed Vault

  6. Eric HammNo Gravatar says:

    Congrats again, Kelly and Robin! You guys have some really inspirational content to share with the world, so I’m glad you are showcased once again. 🙂 Eric.

    Eric Hamm´s last blog post..M2A! November Week2: 3 Months Without Sugar

  7. BetsyNo Gravatar says:

    Yay, two more awesome subscriptions.! Thank you, Barbara, for such well-deserved recognition of Kelly and Robin. Congratulations, ladies, as you take your walk on the red carpet!

    Betsy´s last blog post..DESTINATIONS

  8. Tammy WarrenNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Kelly and Robin…congrats to you. I am already an avid reader of Robin. I will have to go and take a look at Kelly.

    Thank you Barbara for sharing these two wonderful blogs.

    Tammy Warren´s last blog post..A good belly laugh

  9. Robin and I have been to each other’s site. I love Robin’s perspective – Always a fresh take on life.

    Kelly is new to me, so I went to her site and I really enjoyed her writing style. She isn’t afraid to write to get her point across. A woman after my own heart.

    Karl Staib – Work Happy Now´s last blog post..55 Tips to Make Work More Fun

  10. Writer DadNo Gravatar says:

    Congratulations!! Two for one, and both Aussies? Awesome.

    Good job, ladies.

    Writer Dad´s last blog post..Bright Ideas

  11. LanceNo Gravatar says:

    Two super, fabulous, awesome bloggers from down under – Robin and Kelly rock on so many levels! What can I say, I love both of you ladies – your writing is top notch!!

    Lance´s last blog post..Believe In Yourself

  12. Avani-MehtaNo Gravatar says:

    I have been reading Robin and Kelly’s site since quite sometime (most of times silently). Great choice.

    Avani-Mehta´s last blog post..Top 8 Motivation Hacks – #2

  13. I’ve been reading Robin’s blog a while now and I totally agree. And now I will get to know Kelly’s too. Thanks!

    Jannie Funster´s last blog post..Endometriosis sucks

  14. chrisNo Gravatar says:

    Huge fan of both!

    chris´s last blog post..The Economy, The Environment, My Children

  15. Thanks for reference to two great blogs.

    Clem – Unique Business Opportunity´s last blog post..Understanding Home Based Business Success

  16. Linda AbbitNo Gravatar says:

    I have enjoyed popping over to both of these blogs from their comments here before Barbara, but haven’t gotten to read all the posts you’ve highlighted. Will add them to my pleasure reading list today!

    Congratulations to you lovely Aussie women! Wear your tiaras proudly!

    Barbara, I really like that you’ve started to include photos of the bloggers you write about. Nice addition!

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

  17. Great selection. These are two really talented writers. I’m very impressed by both of these bloggers writing prowess.

    I’ve found quite a few really graet bloggers from Australia. Must be something in the water.

  18. I’ve met quite a few video bloggers from Australia, but never a blogger. Thanks! I’ll be sure to check these guys out.

    Matthew Dryden´s last blog post..Who the Eff is Matthew Dryden?

  19. I love Kelly and Robin!

    Yay. great choice.


  20. PatriciaNo Gravatar says:

    My cousin writes about human rights in Australia and introduced me to Robin’s blog before I started blogging and making comments. – Gentle touch

    I have discovered Kelly as she writes such amazing comments on so many BWOB community sites…bold

    Both very nice writers with good thinks to read.

    I think you made some great NSNBOTW choices Barbara – What a G’day….should we throw something on the barbie?

    Patricia´s last blog post..Something Smells

  21. Hi Robin, Kelly, Congrats on a well deserved spot 🙂

    And Robin and Barbara, you might like to visit my blog.

    Miguel de Luis´s last blog post..Eldietario is 3 months old (and got a new name)

  22. GREAT picks Barbara! Kelly and Robin are outstanding writers and people. Congrats Kelly and Robin!

    Jenny Mannion´s last blog post..The “Paging Me System” — A Method to Heal Pain Naturally

  23. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Robin and Kelly – You’re most welcome. I feel so fortunate to have found your blogs and couldn’t help but pass them on to others.

    Kelly – I’ll make sure your tiara is special made just for you – pink feathers and diamantes will abound.

    To all of the other commenters – thank you for supporting my choices. I know you won’t be disappointed with Kelly’s and Robin’s blogs. They rock!

  24. Dr. NicoleNo Gravatar says:

    SHE-POWER! Who hoo! Great choice Barbara 😀 Welcome aboard Kelley, and Barbara–I’ve already beat you to being a reader of “Let’s Live Forever”…excellent choice, but I think I was there first 😉

    Dr. Nicole´s last blog post..How are you Voting for your Health?

  25. Evelyn LimNo Gravatar says:

    Two of my favorite bloggers in one post….what a treat!!

    Evelyn Lim´s last blog post..The Lipstick Indicator To Great Wealth

  26. JeanneNo Gravatar says:


    I wanted to pop in and thank you for supporting my endometriosis awareness petition (mentioned on Jannie’s blog)!

    I really appreciate your support! Anyone wishing to create awareness about endo can sign.

    Thank you!!

    Jeanne 🙂

    Jeanne´s last blog post..Endometriosis Blog: Endometriosis Awareness Petition Will Be Sent This Weekend To Oprah And The View

  27. Cath LawsonNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Barbara – Kelly and Robin are great choices. I really enjoy reading their blogs.

    Recognising these older bloggers as well as the new ones is a great idea. It’s always nice to hear about new bloggers but folk who have been blogging a while, like Kelly and Robin, do a lot to support many of the newer ones.

    Cath Lawson´s last blog post..Barrack Obama – A Leader In Twitter Use

  28. J.D. MeierNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Barbara

    Great choices.

    I remember the first time I came across She-Power … I thought I wasn’t supposed to read it since I’m a guy. Then I realized other guys hang there too and we’re more than welcome.

    I might have stumbled upon Let’s Live Forever, but I’m not sure. This time around, I read the About and I think it’s an interesting focus. It reminded me of a few books I had explored – The Immortalist Manifesto and Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth. I was hunting for some simple patterns and practices to help my parents age better.

    J.D. Meier´s last blog post..Design a Routine for Exceptional Thinking

  29. MarelisaNo Gravatar says:

    Two fabulous women bloggers, whose blogs I visit every time they post something, and who I will one day go visit in Australia 🙂

  30. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    This is an awesome idea for a series, and I definitely look forward to more.

    Can you point me to where you introduced it?

    Dennis Edell´s last blog post..10 Effective Joint Venture Ideas To Get You Started

  31. Barbara SwaffordNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Jeanne – Welcome to the BWAB community. I’m glad you stopped by, as when I was in the process of signing your petition, my computer slowed to a stall. I’ll be to reenter my data.

    Hi Dennis – I started this series in January of 2008. To date I’ve showcased approximately 40+ bloggers. Previous entries can be found in my New Blog Of The Week category.

  32. Dennis EdellNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, I’ll be sure to check them out. 🙂

    Dennis Edell´s last blog post..10 Effective Joint Venture Ideas To Get You Started

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