"Required reading" for today's smart writer.

"Required reading" for today's smart writer.
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Four Score!

Pen and Prosper continues in its series
of bringing you book-mark worthy Blogs!

Here's the 4-1-1 on what I've found to be interesting and engaging around the Web.

1. Alternaview---Tired of cookie-cutter content? Alternaview, authored by an attorney by the name of Sibyl, provides food for thought on an array of topics including, (but not limited to):
self-improvement, relationships, society and culture, and positive thinking.
The cool part about her commentary and her "counsel", is that it does not always reflect "mainstream" views. Her approach teaches without preaching. Rather, she states her position, while allowing her readers to arrive at theirs through the "evidence" she presents. To quote a popular expression, "an intelligent mind is an open one."

2. The Letter Writing Revolution---In this technological,
fast-paced world in which we live, how rare is it to receive a hand-written letter? I'd same it's becoming about as rare as steak. So I was pretty pleased to see that the creator, (Julie), has cleverly engaged in a movement of sorts to revitalize the lost art of letter writing. How cool! Check it out for yourself, and see if it doesn't inspire you to pen a note of hello to someone with whom you've lost touch over the years, or perhaps a letter of apology. Now's the time.

3. Workawesome---Whether you work a 9 to 5 gig, or toil from your home office, you'll find tips, tools, and techniques to make your experience better here. Not only does this site boast quality content, there are multiple, daily updates to keep you motivated and moving forward!

4. EvelynParham.com---Devoted to healthy living, Evelyn invites us to "become a healthier you." Her content is full of helpful hints and how-tos on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, not just through food choices but life choices as well. My favorite post is on how to find ways to eat more fruit daily. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "health is our greatest wealth". Kudos to Evelyn in her efforts to remind us of this!

So kick back and sip a cup of your favorite brew and enjoy!

Image Credit dj codrin

So, readers, what do you think? Know any of these Blogs or any other boast worthy spots? Do share!


  1. Thanks for the links! Will check them out. I've always been a letter writer, starting with letters to my grandmother and aunt when I was young, so am glad to see this being encouraged.

  2. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for sharing my blog in your series! It is a great honor!

    The other links you share sound like great blogs. I will check them out. Thanks for sharing! :)

    Take care!

  3. Karen,

    I love letter writing too, so I'm glad that this is gaining the attention it deserves! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Evelyn,

    My pleasure! Hope you enjoy the others as well.

  5. Jennifer: What a great surprise. I was just blog hopping and stopped by to see your latest thoughts and see that alternaview has made your list of things you find interesting on the web. Wow...thank you so much for the kind words and the summary of the alternaview. It is great to hear that you enjoy the alternaview. I really appreciate it.

  6. Jennifer Brown BanksAugust 5, 2010 at 4:06 AM


    You're welcome! Much continued success.

  7. Great sites! Thank you for sharing

  8. Jennifer Brown BanksAugust 5, 2010 at 10:08 AM


    Thanks for commenting today. It's a pleasure to hear from you! Glad you enjoyed this month's picks.

  9. I was out all day and just checked my emails prior to my blog prowling and found you email regarding your blog today!
    THANK YOU so much. What a compliment! Much appreciated!

  10. Jennifer Brown BanksAugust 5, 2010 at 4:57 PM


    Glad to do it. It was certainly deserved. :-)

  11. Thank you for these resources. I'll be checking them out after I make this comment.

    I just read your guest post at Karen Lange's blog. Thanks for sharing such a great article!

  12. Faith Imagined...

    Love that title! What a pleasure to have you here from Karen's place. I hope you enjoy the other sites as well. I greatly appreciate your time and thoughts today @ Pen and Prosper!
    Be well.