Blogging has given me so very much. From close friendships, to business opportunities, and experiences I could never have imagined, it’s been an amazing experience. However, as with most things, life can so often get in the way. Between moving, and having a baby, and working, and looking for more opportunities, I too often collapse in exhaustion instead of carving out time for one of the things I love most.
My goal this month is to change that. To spend more of my time writing again, more time connecting with the community that I fell in love with years ago, the joy I get from blogging and everything that goes with it. While life certainly has been throwing plenty of challenges my way lately, this is something I can control, and I want to make a conscious effort to do that.
As I have been thinking about this so much lately, I came across this month’s Old School Blogging from The Miss Elaine-ous Life and Sellabit Mum. The theme? I Love Your Blog. Sharing 5 blogs that you love.
Now, although I could probably go into about 50 blogs that I love, I narrowed down a few of my favorites. This post helped me remember some of what I love so very much about this space- and reminded me to make more time for it.
Blogs I Love
Several years ago, I came across a blog post that cut right down into the soul of parenting. Since then, I haven’t missed a post that Galit has written. Her honesty, her emotion, her simply stunning way with words make reading her a necessity.
The Kir Corner
(and Kirsten A. Piccini)
These count as one since they are both by the amazing Kirsten Piccini. Whether she’s tackling fiction or real life, her words completely consume you, until you feel like you are experiencing her journey right along with her. She is also an amazing person and has fabulous taste in shoes.
Tina was a blogger I connected with and read early on, and I’ve also had the pleasure of working with her. Her blog chronicles her life raising boys and the fun she has doing it. If you’re looking for the latest toys and products, along with parenting perspective, don’t miss this blog!
I first started reading Erin when her blog had a different focus, and loved her writing then as much as I love her honesty and expression now. Erin is an amazing example of leveraging her voice for a cause she believes in, and still maintains a raw, authentic voice as she goes forward. Everyone can do with some of her genuine honesty.
This is a blog you are probably already reading, and if not, you must start- right now. Shell spills everything on her blog that you might not be comfortable sharing in person, and always tells it like it is. She is honest, real, and shares all sides of life. (And I’m not even terribly biased because she’s my best friend and other half– everyone else adores her too.)
What are some of your favorite blogs? I’d love some links to add to my reader! Be sure to visit Old School Blogging for more great blogs.