With a Little Help From My Friends

Today is going to be nutso busy. I got an call from a friend in crisis, who needs backup on a project ASAP, plus I have a meeting that will take up most of the day (and one I’m looking forward to in order to escape the madness). I feel like I’m earning a vacation the hard way, but I’m only too happy to help a friend and meet with another. Besides, weekends are meant for rest, not Fridays.

Being able to help someone out during a rough period reminds me of how much help I’ve received from friends. It also makes me grateful to see these friends back and blogging:

CatalystBlogger: I missed you, Jen Williamson, but I’ve been following along on Facebook to your year of travel and adventure. What a story! So glad you’re back among fellow writers.

Avid Writer: Your break was smaller, Kim Ben, but you were no less missed for it. I’m glad your short hiatus was ended with some phenomenal posts.

Everything these ladies write is worth noting, so just visit their blogs and soak in the wisdom.

Other posts that caught my attention this week:

How to Deal with Customer Complaints Sharon Hurley Hall provides the platform (and an excellent platform it is) and Dan Smith gives us a great post on getting it right.

The Conversation on Getting Started: Jen Williamson takes The Question one step further. See why I missed her?

Irregardless is Not a Word: Thank you, Julie McElroy, for saying what we’ve all been grinding our teeth about.

Which leads me to this cartoon, courtesy of my daughter, who knows me well:

Happy Friday, everyone. What links are you loving this week?

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  • Kimberly Ben February 24, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the link love, Lori. 🙂

  • Paula February 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    As the daughter of a cartoonist, I thank you (and your daughter) for that funny 'toon.

    While my dad could have drawn it better, he probably wouldn't have understood why it's so funny. One time I noticed he'd misspelled "their" in a cartoon. He didn't go with "there," as you might expect. It was a typo, "thier." He refused to admit his error, even when faced with the dictionary. He kept saying, "I before E except after C, when sounded like A in neighbor and weigh."

    Today I love the gorgeous thick blanket of fresh snow. We haven't had enough this winter – I won't even mind shoveling.

  • Jennifer February 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the mention, Lori. It's definitely good to be back!