Friday Favorites, vol. 31

Friday Favorites

// This satire Brita wrote for the F Work Link-Up this month (which is still open for submissions until Thursday by the way) is a hilarious take on women changing their names when they get married. If that’s something you want to do, then that’s wonderful. But I also seen nothing wrong with keeping your name – my mom did, and in fact she gave it to me as a middle name, and I’m fairly certain that I’ll keep my last name if and when I get married.

// This week, I partnered with BlogHer in a several-months long project with PRI. Throughout the rest of the year, you’ll see me sharing #womenslives posts on Twitter and Facebook, and writing about those same issues here on this blog. The project is designed to highlight the contributions women make to our society and the difficulties that we face every day as a result of sexism. This is, without a doubt, the feminist journalistic experience I never knew I was searching for, and I’m so excited to be a part of it!

// Want to grow your social media presence in 2015? Make sure you’re making the strongest impact at the right times with this great post from Lauren.

// We all know what Google Analytics is, and most of us probably have it installed and check it (fairly) regularly. I know I do. But with these great tools introduced to us by Elsie and Emma you can track more than just your daily page views.

  • Lizzy

    Great partner project- I’m looking forward to seeing your posts :)

    My mum didn’t take my dad’s name when they got married either, and my surname is the same as my mum’s, and I have my father’s surname as my middle name (something that used to get questioned alllll the time as school- “why don’t you have a ‘normal’ middle name??”- so annoying!).

    Lizzy from Nomad Notebook

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Lizzy! I’m so excited to start writing them!

      hahaha I totally understand that question! I have my mom’s maiden name as my middle name, and it’s generally a male name. So for the longest time, I wouldn’t tell anyone my middle name because I hated it. More and more though, I’ve started to really like it and the fact that it’s my mom’s maiden name.

  • Kati Rose

    That’s so exciting about your project with BlogHer! I’m looking forward to reading them.

    • Kiersten McMonagle

      Thanks, Kati! I’m really excited about it :)