Hey guys! How was your weekend? We had a nice, relaxing one finally. It was so lovely!
If you aren’t up to speed on the gist of why I blog, check out this post. I have to say, I’m so confounded by people who don’t enjoy reading! I.must.consume.all.the.words. I grew up reading books, then magazines as a teenager. I read cereal boxes, junk mail, toilet paper packaging. Don’t judge. Anything that crossed my path, I read. I continue to do so, and I honestly don’t know why. What can be gained from reading everything I encounter? On the flip side I suppose, what’s there to lose?
Before I knew it, the digital word took over. I found myself reading an endless stream of blogs that gave me all the material I craved – and then some. And since my phone could go anywhere I went, there was no need for reading all the words on every piece of everything. So many voices to discover! Some I couldn’t stop exploring. I wanted to absorb ALL of the cool writing I encountered! I liked the idea of throwing my thoughts out there, and if they were valuable to someone else, than even better. If not, eh. I found a platform to express myself through writing, my pictures and sharing my craft projects, garden, life. Blogging became a way for me to release the thoughts from my head, and keep a journal of all that I was doing along the way.
I’ve been blogging for three years now. I don’t have a ton of “followers,” I’m not sponsored, and I don’t cater to any specific outline. Nor do I aspire to. This blog is about what’s in my head, and over time that’s evolved. Because I’ve grown through my experiences and time on this earth and I’ve come a long freaking way in three years. While I’ve taken classes to become a “better” blogger, I do this place for ME and I truly appreciate those who subscribe to my journey here for the hell of it. Maybe I actually AM entertaining people somehow. Maybe better than toilet paper packaging does? Thanks for the support, people.
All that being said. I felt the need to share some of the inspiration I’ve stumbled upon along the way. Especially since most recently I didn’t want to write. I found a blog that had so much humor, spoke to me in such a way, I literally itched to get back into it! This is why I read, probably. I need that steady flow of inspiration. SO. Here’s my short list of the blogs I frequent, since they’ve earned some love and attention.
First and foremost, the blog that got me out of my funk: Grumbles and Grunts (which, BTW is now defunct. Go figure. There was A LOT of baby stuff crammed in the middle, but her writing and style had me laughing more often than not. Oh! She swears. A lot. In case you’re sensitive to that). These all sway on the feminine side – sorry guys!
- Cup of Jo every.morning.
- Hey Natalie Jean she hasn’t written in a while, but I still check back dutifully every day. Start from the beginning, she was funner in her pre-IwantababysobadIcantasteit days…
- DIY Diva slow to load but worth it
- Oh Joy! just fun, bright and lovely
- Decor8blog the one that lit the fire for designing my blog
- Leanne Cole Photography one of THE most talented landscape photographers
- Emily Henderson was one of my favorite HGTV designers, and I love the way she writes
- Scruffy Dog Photography is THE BEST pet photographer
- Daily Dog Tag writes about adorable dog stories from all over the place – and I took a blog class with this sweet blogger so I’m partial
- Janey In Mersin lives in Turkey and is hysterical in her perspective on life there
This is a short, short list of my most frequented blogs. I follow so many! But a good representation of the photography, style and writing that I fall in love with again and again. These blogs inspired me to start my own and keep it going. Especially when times were tough. I hope you find something entertaining in my list! Please share your favorite blogs – I’m always looking for reading material!