I am 2 days late on getting this blog post out and I am rewriting the intro as it was light and bubbly and suddenly seemed out of step with Friday’s horrific news. I would be remiss not to begin with a tribute to the 26 who were killed and especially to celebrate the lives of the littlest victims.
—> Lisa Congdon hand letters a JRR Tolkien quote that expresses the way many of us feel.
—> A powerful piece called, “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother: A Mom’s Perspective on the Mental Illness Conversation in America”. Wow.
I’m in the middle of (finally) putting together a book proposal for The First 52 Weeks and let me tell you what… it’s a tough process. You have to review the trends and find comparable books and then figure out why yours is better than all the rest. It’s very daunting, which is why it’s taken me a year to muster the courage to finally just do it already. It’s a 52 week project in itself. But I have come across a few interesting links in the process.
—> Facebook data mines our habits to let us know what the top 2012 trends are in everything from memes to check ins.
—> Following suit, Twitter gives us Golden Tweet, Pulse of the Planet and more…
—> I’m most interested in Wired’s favorite viral photo projects of 2012. This was by far my favorite.
—> I could spend an entire day reading through this list of the best photography blog posts of 2012
–> All that info probably explains why we are so exhausted!