I really really enjoy reading other people’s blogs. I find them inspiring and I just love the privilege of having a sneak peek into somebody else’s life. I love to see how another person writes, what their world looks like to them, and if I can get a laugh or a cry out of something then I’m hooked. Bonus points if I can relate and feel like I’m sharing someone’s experience.
I thought about writing a love note to one blogger that I really enjoy reading about, but to be honest I cannot narrow it down to one. If you’d love to sit down for a bit and check out some fantastic reads, then here is my list (I only ever mention bloggers that I believe are so awesome that their awesomeness deserves to be shared). Please note that I have some favourites that will not be shared in this post, due to previous honourable mentions in my post about ‘daddy bloggers’ last year (click the link to check them out because they’re totally worth it).
I have only just discovered this blogger and I am in bloggy love. Vicki is a SAHM (a former marketing executive – which sounds very exciting and important to me) and because of her professional background, I just know that I cannot sell her to you as well as she does in her ‘about me’ blurb…
“I have searched the blogosphere for other people who share my same appreciation for all things wacky. If for no other reason than to make myself feel like I’m not alone. But most of the ladies out there are way too Martha Stewart for me. I can’t relate to them. They are either really creepy Pinterest-perfect, skinny Supermoms or maybe they are just completely fabricated and they secretly go in their closet at the end of the day and get in the fetal position. (No offense to perfect people). Either way, I’m hoping if you find yourself here you can read a story that you can relate to. No BS, no sugar-coating. Just real life stuff. And maybe my daily life stories can help you get through a situation or maybe just smile a little.”
Now I don’t know about you, but she is totally my kind of person. Her blog is really easy to read and has a massive likeability factor. She’s funny and clever. I’ve not read a single post of hers that I haven’t enjoyed. I’m not just saying that either.
This blog by Bree is great. It’s an attractive site and one of the blogs where I never skip over her posts. I literally read every single one. Bree shares her life as a mum, wife and a great individual. I am inspired by how well she has set up her blog and turned it not just into a hobby, but a little business. She’s a smart cookie 🙂
This blog blows me away every time I read it. This is basically the ongoing story of someone striving to make their life better, despite having battled some pretty cruel mental illness. Each post documents her ups and downs, along with her amazingly insightful observations on life. No joke, every time I read a new post, I come away inspired by her strength and her journey. She is an honest blogger and she is brave. I don’t know if I could be that brave, but I am grateful she shares her life the way that she does.
As you know, I really do enjoy a great ‘daddy blog’. This one makes me laugh, moves me and makes me even more passionate that gay people all over the world deserve to have their own families (something I’ve always believed in but this guy should be the poster boy – along with NPH haha). This guy (Jerry) is fantastic. He blogs about his family life with his two gorgeous twin toddlers and he is honest, candid and funny!
I believe that it’s blogs like this that will slowly help to change society’s ignorant views on what a family looks like. Jerry is a parent. Not just a gay parent. All of his struggles, triumphs and funny anecdotes are those of any parent trying their best to wrangle a couple of kids and get out alive 🙂 Truly a great read.
When I first started reading this blog, I thought the blogger’s name was Jill. This was very confusing to me because she kept referring to herself as Samantha. Silly Kez. Once I figured that out, I realised just how funny this chick is. Her blog is made even funnier with her stick figure self portraits and funny illustrations. Samantha/Jill is not afraid of the TMI and I just love that. She’s just so charming about it!
I hope that you will enjoy these blogs as much as I do 🙂
This post is a part of the Blog Every Day in May challenge.