Wednesday 12 March 2014

A Couple of my Favourite Blogs

Reading blogs is actually a pretty intensive thing to do. There are just so many blogs out there. I am useless at regularly keeping up with blogs. I have some that I read regularly (obsessively?), and others that I read when I see them by chance or randomly remember I like them. I see posts on facebook and twitter, but I’m not subscribed to any email lists.

I recently downloaded the BlogLovin app for my phone, which means I now have a scary number of unread posts piling up on my phone. It has helped me to keep up with a few more blogs though, so that’s useful. Blogging is something that takes a lot of time. Too much, sometimes, for me to handle. I find that some weeks I post a lot, and others I barely have the time to reply to comments, never mind write posts. Life is a balancing act, and I’m always busy parenting, writing, blogging or attempting a social life. It can all get a bit exhausting at times. I certainly don’t consider myself a blogger. I have a blog, but I don’t expect strangers to read it. I enjoy blogging though, and that’s what matters. I love copywriting for a living, but I also love writing for me. I like writing about my issues, my life and my opinions, and it’s nice to have a place to do that. And even nicer when people spend time reading it, and let me know what they think.

Anyway, it’s MADS season again, and this mean bloggers are fighting tooth and nail to win awards in various categories. Nominations opened weeks ago, but I’ve only just found the time to sit down and nominate. I just wanted to share with you a couple of the blogs I nominated:

Tigerlilly Quinn - this is my absolute favourite blog. With a mix of home, family, photography and fashion, it has something to offer everyone. Fritha’s little boy is a month older than my daughter, and I think our interests often overlap for that reason. She always seems to post about family things just as we’re experiencing them too.

Lulastic and the Hippyshake - this is another blog I frequent. Lucy posts about gentle parenting, a topic which I’m really interested in, and always has positive things to say about parenting. Her parenting posts are really well-researched and filled with personal anecdotes, so it’s really useful if you’re looking for parenting inspiration. I must warn you though, Lucy spent the summer campervanning around Europe, and is now living in a campervan somewhere in New Zealand, so you may find some of the content leaves you feeling cold and jealous.

A Dad Called Spen - this is one of the blogs I happen across by chance, when I see a tweet or it appears at the top of my blog reading app. I love Spencer’s writing style, I think his posts are so funny. Not all of them, obviously, some of them aren’t meant to be funny. If you follow the link it will take you to one of his recent amusing posts, well worth a read.

Well, there you go, those are just three of the blogs I nominated. There were others of course, but as usual I am short of time. I’m always looking for new blogs to add to my list of go-to-reads (not that I often have the time to actually go to and read them), so please tell me which blogs you like best so I can pay them a visit. And don't forget to vote for them in the MADS too.

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