Tuesday, 12 May 2009

And When My Mirror Speaks It Never Minces Words

I am busy drinking too much and sunning myself in the Dominican Republic this week. Internet access is sparse and let's be honest, any time I spend on the internet is reserved for harassing my mom and Shawn's mom for puppy updates. Sooo ... in lieu of guest posters (because clearly I am not cool enough for guest posters) I have written about the bloggers I love and set my blog to post a new one daily. We all know that technology is not my strong point so I'm hoping I don't come home to find that my blog has imploded. Have a great week, peeps!

I can't remember how I found Nilsa but I do remember feeling that instant bloggy-connection. You know the one, where you're reading a blog and you feel like you're reading an email from a friend. Nilsa recently moved to SoMi Speaks. I have to say, the old design was nice but the new blog looks fantastic.

Nilsa is intelligent and opinionated and, maybe most importantly, diplomatic. I enjoy reading her writing because she has strong opinions on a variety of topics but presents them in a way that no one ends up feeling ostracized. There have been times that Nilsa has disagreed with me and she let me know in a way that didn't make me feel attacked or judged. It is so refreshing to encounter someone who will tell you why she doesn't agree with you without telling you that you're wrong or that you need to feel or think a different way.

Nilsa's blog is a mix of family stuff and exercise stuff and life stuff and friend stuff ... and just stuff stuff. I can not label Somi Speaks as a certain "type" of blog. Nilsa writes about a little bit of everything.

Plus she's a dog person so that alone makes me love her.


  1. True, true, true, true, yup pretty much all true!

  2. Oh I love this idea! I'm excited to see who your other features are. Have a dreamy time away!

  3. I also love Nilsa, too!!! We have very similar blog taste, it seems. Nilsa was one of the first awesome blogs I stumbled upon, and she is super rad.

  4. Oh heavenly goodness. I come home from a long weekend away and pleasantly surprised by this lovely blog post. Tribute. Oh my. You are too kind Hillary with Two L's. And you oh so clearly wrote this before your favorite Canucks lost to my not-really-followed Blackhawks. Sigh. You are really too good to me. I owe you.

  5. I love me some Nilsa too- and her new digs are spectacular.

    Have a blast in the DR, love!