Bloggers who give me the warm and fuzzies
I guess everyone who reads bloggers work has a leaning towards their favourite writers. When I started blogging a few short month ago I’m not totally sure what I expected. I’ve read Blogosphere occasionally, and seen an acquaintance, Monika from The Travel Hack was featured quite regularly. I wondered what I would find if I delved into the world myself. One of my go to pages, especially when G was a baby was Beth Owen’s Life As Mum blog. In fact she actually inspired me to start my own little corner of the interwebs which became Mam rants. And here we are a few months later! She’s still inspiring me with cleaning products at the moment but I’ll leave that for another post!
I felt overwhelmed beginning a blog now, when the market is saturated with bloggers who all have something to say. The important thing I keep reminding myself of is that my voice is comical, unique and most often than not a bit manic. I’m an individual, my thought, views and opinions will never quite match anyone else’s on the planet because of my life experiences. Everyone has a valid voice, and these bloggers I mention below have helped me and inspired me to grow, and find my own. They all have a strong and unique voice in different areas of blogging, but they’re my never miss reads. So without further ado – my go to reads are…
Kate from Kate Days a Week
To predict the behaviour of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence
Kate is one of the first people I connected with when I tenuously set my fingers back to tweeting earlier this year. She is also one of the first commenters EVER on Mam rants. Isn’t that amazing? Since then she’s been teaching me Pinterest, polishing my French back to business use level and basically making me laugh daily.
Kate blogs about beauty. I love how she isn’t afraid to experiment with bold colours, fresh ideas, and she’s the first hand up if ever I suggest a colour pop challenge. I can’t wait to drink expensive hot chocolate with Kate, a strong woman, with amazing ideas and intellect.
A moment with Franca
Tomorrow will be another day – Gone with the Wind
I absolutely love people with a strong work ethics and who strive to get the best out of other people. This is why I love reading Franca. She’s a solicitor in London, who runs a parenting blog about her family, and has the time to run the #KCAKOLS linkup party and live an actual life. Now it that’s not inspirational I don’t know what is!
I love reading her blog, as it inspires me to work hard and hopefully find these opportunities sooner or later than Franca gets by running an amazing place on the interwebs.
The Story of JS
You’ve got the words to change a nation – Emeli Sande
I stumbled across John’s blog quite early into my blogging adventure. Maybe the first week, and I’ve found his place to be like home. Not only does he give practical advice on saving your sanity whilst you are dealing with writing content, but tis the little tweets that reassure you. Things like when you’re feeling bloggers guilt, he’ll pop up in my timeline and say something along the lines of, you don’t have to write a blog post every day. Or That he doesn’t feel guilty about not writing content for a week, because the blog won’t disappear. Things like this we all need to hear from time to time.
More than that I truly believe he is an ambassador for keeping yourself happy and healthy online, I never miss a post!
Zara @ Zara Louu
“You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street”
‘Oh the places you’ll go’ – Dr Seuss.
This woman is fiiiine! Not only is she super funny but she’s sarcastic, hilarious and so supportive. Her blog is full of comedy moments, bright makeup, gorgeous fashion and much more. Again she has become one of my comfort blanket places to visit when I need cheering up!
Cassie aka Gorgeous George’s Mama
“You shoot me down, but I won’t fall, I am titanium”
I didn’t think this would actually happen when I started blogging, but I visited Cass’ blog through Franca’s linky, and that was it for me. I knew that we would just click. And click we did. Cassie is a parenting and lifestyle blogger and her blog is a well watered sweet William in full bloom. I genuinely love seeing her Instagram posts, having a natter with her on twitter and she has become one of the people I love having fun online with. A proper lady, and one of my girls. Isn’t she a beauty? Love you!
“Don’t quit your day dream”
If you’re ever feeling a bit fed up, all you need to do is head over to Bexa’s blog. She is a crafts and lifestyle blogger, and her blogging space is so gorgeous you could practically set up your home there. I love Bexa’s approach to blogging, and how much love she shows everyone, especially saying hello on your blog comments. Makes you feel special this lady and she is well worth a rainy day read! She’s also chocked full with ideas that I might even try one day 😀
Ruth aka Ruth in Revolt
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none – William Shakespeare
Ruth is a mental health, and lifestyle blogger, well I would say mini tornado because I don’t know how on earth she does so much stuff in a day! One thing that’s obvious from this little ray of sunshine is that she works hard, helps so many people out on her travels through the blogosphere and that she REALLY CARES. Now we started blogging around the same time, but by the time I had my feet underneath me she was already famous 😀 She’s brilliant. Kind, caring and possibly the most genuine down to earth lass you’ll come across in a lifetime.
Jen aka The Frozen Mind
There healing is in the Journey
Jen’s blog really has spoken to me from the start of my blogging journey because she blogs about chronic illness and positivity. I started talking to her after finding her firstly through Word press reader and then on twitter. She is a fabulous writer and is empathic in dealing with sensitive subjects, but believe me she also has a wicked sense of humour and a strength that I haven’t seen in many people before. Love this lady.
Jay @ Beardedigor
“I’m not close to perfect,
I’m not close to sane,
I’m not the one the one to worship,
I’m not the one to blame.”
This guy is creative, makes coffee for a living, writes books in his spare time, and has a leaning towards rock music. What isn’t there to like guys? I forgot to mention Jay is probably the most supportive and humbling person you could ever have a conversation with, and it’s about time someone somewhere bigs him up too! Because he’s AWESOME!
Ok, this is a huge blog post, and I could mention many more of you, Leah, The girl Who writes, Nicole, Northern Irish Girl online,. Carly at Carly bloggs, and my gorgeous Derbyshire duckie, Fiona at sun rain tea, wow stop now I think I’ll save that for another post!
Thank you all for your support over the past four months. I can’t do much more than write a blog post for you, but I hope it’s gratitude enough for now.