Let’s see. Since I started the 30-day challenge, I have stepped outside my comfort zone and followed blogs about writing, photography and cooking.
Blogging is writing, putting words together and engaging conversations with other bloggers.
Photography attracts human eyes and break up the boredom of the black and white of the words, and give eyes a distraction and a rest. And I myself am learning how to take pictures and those nitty gritty technical terms, such as exposure, shutter speeds, ISO etc.
I enjoy cooking itself, however, dislikes prep and cleaning up. Maybe I should find blogs about the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets to help ease the tasks. I think I will do just that!
What else? Travel blogs! Especially blogs that write about the third world countries and how we can help. There are lots of companies, big or small are making an efforts to support local communities in third world countries by buying their products “fair trade”. Companies as big as Starbucks and as small as my local shop AlterNatives are involved in Fair Trade. According to Fair Trade Federation:
What Does that Really Mean?
Fair Trade is about making a tremendous impact on artisan and farmer communities while offering great products to the public.
Fairly traded clothing, coffee, food, furniture, home decor, housewares, jewelry, tea, toys, personal accessories, and many other products are available from Fair Trade Organizations. Communities are improved; nutritional needs met; health care costs are covered; the poor, especially women, are empowered; the environmental impact of production, sourcing, and transport is mitigated to the fullest extent possible. Such an impact is created because Fair Trade approaches development as a holistic process.
One of my goal as an Aromatherapist is to import “fair trade” 100% pure essential oils from developing countries.
And I need to connect more of my fellow Aromatherapists and DIY enthusiasts.
It is inspiring to read the fellow bloggers ideas, thoughts and even doubts. It makes me more aware of myself and the world we live in.