Try a new blog: Saved By Words

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60 million WordPress bloggers are at work. Let me help you try a new blog.

I’ve been selfish. I roam around many other blogs in search of stimulation, inspiration, entertainment and company, and I’m a regular visitor at many blog-gems. But I haven’t been sharing these with you.

Also, I know how many weeks you can spend skimming the surface of the mighty blog-mine (ramping up the metaphors here) without finding one of those gems. I believe about 60 million WordPress bloggers are at work, so much drilling and digging is necessary to find few that suit you best.

So for a while I’ll use Sundays to share one of my finds, because you might also appreciate the charms of my favourite blogs, old and new. Topics matter less to me than style and substance.

Today’s new blog: Saved By Words

Tagline: When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich

Let me introduce you to Saved By Words, Elizabeth Slaughter’s blog. In current posts, Elizabeth is looking back over her college years in the 1950s. There’s plenty of fun and all sorts of surprising insights, the sort that are inclined to strike a person only after a few decades have passed. If you love reading, if you think about the role books and words play in your own life, if you enjoy honest and humane reflection in plain language, I think you’ll enjoy this blog.

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Elizabeth Slaughter and friend: photo from the About page on her blog, Saved By Words

9 thoughts on “Try a new blog: Saved By Words

  1. Cathy Cade says:

    Elizabeth is an interesting and responsive blogger. “Saved by Words” is one of the earliest blogs i followed when I began blogging. Good choice!

  2. franklparker says:

    Than k you for sharing that. I read a few extracts – I will revisit it again. What struck me was the similarity between this girl from Oregon and her first experience of academia with the book I am currently reading – “Normal People” in which two young people from the West of Ireland struggle to come to terms with life at Trinity college, Dublin! (The boom is much better than the TV version).

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      How interesting, this comparison!

  3. A very good choice for passing on Rachel. I’ve followed Elizabeth for some time and always enjoy her posts..

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I thought I had seen comments from you there!

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks so much Rachel. I love the precis you gave me and think it is an accurate reflection of my “seasoned” point of view.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      So glad!

  5. alison41 says:

    I hope you will introduce us to more blogs over coming Sundays? Very helpful.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Good, I hope to 🙂

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