Friday, May 14, 2010

BeliefNet - The Love Website of the Week


I'm looking for love on the Internet. No.. I'm not talking about online dating! I'm talking about websites, blogs, photos, songs, and online resources that make you feel all inspired to hug your friends and family. Sites that give you that tingly, happy feeling inside. Sites that fill you with love!

We certainly don't get a lot of loving stories from traditional news stories. I went through a period of not reading the news at all because it was just too depressing. So a couple of weeks ago, I thought I'd seek out "love stories" on the internet. I used Google Alerts to search for "love" and guess what the top stories were? The murder of lacrosse player, Yeardly Love! So much for finding an uplifting love story in the news!


However, cyber-aholic that I am, I often run across sites that I find very inspirational. So, I've decided that at least once a week I'll feature a site or a blog that "spreads the love" and add them to my blog roll.


Today's site is Beliefnet. Today I got an email from an editor at Beliefnet expressing interest in The Laptop Dancer Diaries! Yippee! I wanted to explore the site more to see if it would be a good fit for the book. Certainly, the messages on the site are those that I strongly believe in, but, of course, in the book, I go through a lot of ups and downs before getting to a place of really recognizing what love is all about.


In any case, Beliefnet is an excellent site, so regardless of what happens with the book, I'm a new fan! Right on the home page are articles titled, "What Makes You Happy?" "Tips to Cheer Up Fast," "Have the Courage to Follow Your Dreams," and "15 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Listen." Now those are all articles that are right up my alley!" The site is listed as the "world's largest multi-faith, spirtuality and inspiration website. " There are so many great articles and places to explore. This is more than just a blog. You can join the community and participate and sign up for all kinds of newsletters. I really like that there are a lot of articles about spirituality, regardless of your religion. I've been exploring spirituality more lately...going to various churches, trying to figure out which religion most closely matches what I believe. Well, this site has a "Belief-O-Matic" quiz to help with that very question!

And, if you don't have enough to keep you entertained on the Website, BeliefNet is on Facebook and Twitter!

I suspect I will easily be able to find at least one site a week to blog about, but please pass along the sites that you find inspirational or full of love!

2 comments:

Rebecca S. Mullen said...

My absolute favorite is speakingoffaith.org.

Good luck on your search!

Yvette said...

Thanks, Rebecca! I'll check out speakingoffaith.org! I'm always amazed at the wonderful resources (and people!) we can find online!