As any of you who have been paying attention around here lately may have figured out, I've been a bit distracted and lazy about the old Spin Cycle. Distracted, lazy and uninspired. And the whole point of the Spin Cycle is to provide inspiration to my fellow bloggers. How can I inspire others, when I can't inspire myself?!
And so, dear readers, there are gonna be some changes around here. I'm really excited.
First of all, I have a new partner! Perhaps I should clarify...I have a new Spin Cycle partner, not a new same-sex life partner, not that there's anything wrong with that, just in case any of you were confused. Ginny Marie from Lemon Drop Pie is joining me as Spin Cycle co-host! (insert rousing round of applause)
I am thrilled about this for several reasons. For one thing, Ginny is a wonderful, fresh, imaginative writer, who has always delighted me with her weekly Spins. She's a BlogHer Voice of the Year, for God's sake, she's actually kind of slumming hanging around with me. I feel confident that she will provide inspiration for both me and you, because she is...well...inspiring! Please click the link and read some of Ginny's writing, and while you're there, click the "My Breast Cancer Story" tab - just one way in which the woman inspires many.
Anyway, we will be sharing your links on both of our blogs, and taking turns assigning the Spin topics. Woohoo!
We are also adding...drumroll...a LINKY! I know, I know, I have finally moved into the 21st Century. We'll both be publishing a post with the Spin Topic and the Linky on Mondays, then both publishing our respective Spins on Fridays, with the Linky included again. This will be excellent for all of us, as nobody will have to be waiting on me to get around to linking your posts for you, because as you all know, I'm a little bit sloooooow. This way, you'll be in control of your own selves.
You are also all going to love the fact that Ginny Marie is a thoughtful and constant reader, and a wonderful blog friend. And I guarantee that she is going to bring new life and new blood to The Spin Cycle.
And so, without further ado, I present...
This week on The Spin Cycle...
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
Welcome back, class. Your first assignment of the school year will be a short summary of your summer activities. Did you vacation? Staycation? Playcation? Sweatcation?
Is there anything you have learned? Any new experiences you would like to share with the class? Extra credit for pictures!
You can link yourself here all week. I'll be back on Friday for my spin on "How I Spent My Summer Vacation".
And be sure to run over to Lemon Drop Pie and welcome Ginny Marie!
Share your spin!
Highlight the code.
Copy to your HTML.
Et voila! Linked!