3 Things I Found While Surfing the Net

22 Sep

Blog Post #161

I ran across some interesting things on the internet this past week, as I usually do. I find the World Wide Web a fascinating place.

There is an overwhelming amount of “stuff” out there — articles, essays, news, gossip, photographs, videos, music — whatever you want to see or hear — you can find it by surfing the net. Some of this stuff is interesting, valuable, entertaining and hilariously funny. Some of it is horrible, nasty, mean-spirited and just plain stupid. I try to stay away from those places!

I love to discover new ideas, and find things that I love to look and at learn about. These are some of my favourite things I found this week.

Women’s Work

YouTube is one of my favourite places to poke around on the web. The video below was posted on a friend’s Facebook page. I love when a good point or important message is conveyed through humor. Watch this short video on “Pinksourcing” featuring Kristen Bell — tell me what you think? Does it get its message across?


One Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Pexels is a photo-sharing website that I discovered a while back. I love including photos in my blog pieces and I like taking my own pictures, but I’m no photographer. Sometimes it’s difficult (or impossible) to get that perfect shot for my posts. Photo sharing sites, like Pexel, are a godsend. They offer high quality photos that can be used in social media for little or no cost. This is one of my favourite images from the site.



Out of the Mouths of Babes

This last item is one of the sweetest things that I have ever seen online. Six year old Alex wrote a letter to President Obama, offering to give *Omran Daqneesh, the little Syrian refugee, a home with his family, saying “He will be our brother.” If only we could all have that same compassion and kindness.








2 Responses to “3 Things I Found While Surfing the Net”

  1. Donna Kirk September 23, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    thanks for sharing this! oh my I am still laughing at Kristen Bell and PinkSourcing youtube infomercial. Unfortunately it has truth! The blue rose is gorgeous. I do not have professional photos on my blog but it is a good tip to know about “Pexels”. Have a good day Catherine!

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    • cgjohnston September 23, 2016 at 9:04 am #

      Hey, Donna! I also found the Pinksourcing video hilarious (and a little sad because of the truth in it!) Your photos on your blog are beautiful — I think they look professional. They are just one of the things I enjoy about your posts. I hope your day goes well. Thanks for the comment!


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