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February 13, 2009

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Here are a few posts. I enjoy reading these from a friend of mine. Not necessarily anything profound, but her writing is descriptive and creative and speaks from the heart.

http://janalaurene.blogspot.com/2008/10/dear-worst-day-ever.html

http://janalaurene.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-nosy-people.html

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When I started blogging, I consciously minimized my Mormonness. But no more. Now I'm about as Mormon as I can be. Although I imagine that's still not always obvious to a casual observer.....

Unlike Theric, I purposely used the label Mormon in my blog title, Depressed (But Not Unhappy) Mormon Mommy, because the media (and so many others!) have the Depressed Mormon Mommy as a stereotype and I wanted to complicate/debunk that stereotype a bit. It's been interesting. Several readers said they found me after they googled depressed Mormon and I actually get a fair amount of traffic from people who have left the Church. As a result I end up bearing my testimony a lot, even though I talk about other things to. Hopefully it comes out in a meaningful way (as opposed to a canned, 'I'd like to bear my testimony" kind of way). The benefit of a blog is that it is so flexible when it comes to tone and length. I think that flexibility frees people to talk about faith in ways they can't/don't during testimony meeting. I loved Elder Ballard's talk.

I got these blog links from an old co-worker of mine. The first one is more of her personal blog and the second one she created for young girls and the good and bad of everyday life.

http://stephandbrent.blogspot.com/

http://anythingvirtuous.blogspot.com/

This is one of my favorite blogs by one of my friends. He lives here in Provo and has an interesting view on the Mormon culture because he grew up on the East Coast.

http://deepthoughtsandlove.blogspot.com/search?q=%22you+shouldn%27t+have%22

I'm obsessed with this blog:

http://independencekids.blogspot.com/

it's hilarious and so easy to relate to.

-debra

p.s. some other posts I've enjoyed:

http://jaredmcgann.co.cc/?p=4

http://jaredmcgann.co.cc/?p=3

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

Ruth

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