So I’ve proven that at this exact point in life, blogging everyday is presenting quite a few challenges for me. I could sit down, write a few posts at a time, schedule them, and they’ll appear like magic everyday, but to me the challenge was about more than that; it was/is about making time daily for those posts and I’d feel like I was cheating myself if scheduled posts (which is something I often do). We had a rough week with various sick (not seriously) family members, which put blogging further down my list.
I’ve looked back over the prompts I haven’t done yet, and have chosen to do Day 16’s prompt today, because it’s a nice one.
I admit I’m not as much of a blog reader as I once was. I used to check in on blogs daily and had a huge list I was subscribed to. These days my subscription list in feedly is much shorter, and I’m aware that, like most people, I comment much less now that everything is available on other social media. For this list I chose favourites that have under 1000 subscribers on Feedly (that’s not to say they haven’t got a million more on bloglovin etc but I had to narrow it to 5 somehow!)
1. Thornberry – I’ve been following Lara’s sewing/crochet blog since it’s very early days. She gives very thorough reviews of patterns and is always really honest with how her garments turn out. She’s not one for smoke and mirrors and while we don’t often share the same style, I always enjoy seeing what she is creating.
2. Curly Pops – Another oldie. I remember first reading Cam’s blog back in 2008. I haven’t seen her in person for a very long time, but she has always inspired me with her go getter attitude. She’s recently created a colouring book, Breathing to a New Beat, to raise funds for the Heart and Lung Transplant Trust Vic.
3. Foxs Lane – My go to read when I want to dream about life on a farm near Daylesford. Kate has beautiful photos and words that always capture the mood.
4. Give a Girl a Blog – Kellie is a new read when compared to others. She documents her life through scrapbooking and also has her own awesome stamp business. This isn’t just a scrapbooking blog though, she shares other crafts, aspects of her life, and things that she finds inspiring.
5. Mama Finch – Essie has the newest blog on the list, but she’s been around in various guises as long as the others. You might remember her from Penelope Waits or The Crowned Finch. Mama Finch focuses on creating family and her posts are about family whether it be documenting their lives through scrapbooking, sharing fun projects to do with toddlers, or information about conceiving.
So there’s five of my favourite blogs for today. Something these ladies all have in common is their writing style is relatable and real. They all share ups as well as downs, and while there’s plenty of pretty photos to look at, you don’t read these blogs and think their lives are an unattainable fantasy. I hope you enjoy them.