Do you know what my favorite part of blogging is?
The people. I know I haven’t actually met anyone face to face – I’m on the other side of the world, which makes it a tad inconvenient. But I have read their words, looked at their pictures, gotten to know them and their children. I’ve video chatted with some on Skype and Google Hangout, instant messaged many more. I’ve let them into my life, my heart, my head.
I am not exaggerating when I say that the people I have met through blogging, have changed my life in many ways.
Today in honor of blogging friends, I’m going old school with Elaine and Tracy, to share 5 blogs I love, with you. I actually read well over 60 blogs (maybe more), so it was hard to pick just 5, but I put on my big girl panties and did it.
Vikki at Up Popped A Fox
I’d known of Vikki before I read her blog (because she is that awesome), and I got hooked when I tweeted about Peeps back in April, and someone suggested I should check out Vikki’s annual epic Peeps tributes. She makes Peeps mini-movies, people. She’s also a beautiful lady, really funny (her kids are awesome too), and a kick ass writer (who’s working on her book, whee!). I adore her if you can’t tell already.
Kerstin of Auer Life
I believe that Kerstin doesn’t sleep, because she’s always the first to leave thoughtful blog comments everywhere. A German transplant living in Canada, she’s an author, freelance marketing consultant, and all-round awesome wife, mother and friend. I love her honesty, and no-BS-beating-around-the-bush-style, and mostly, her kindness. I’m so happy to call her friend.
Jen of Runner Mom
I’ve been reading Jen’s blog since 2011 when I started blogging, so when she took a long summer break, I got worried that she’d quit blogging. I may have jumped up and down with glee when I spotted a new post yesterday, and then I woke up to comment crack from her (that’s like comments on your last 10 posts – that’s commitment, people), and it made my day. She’s a runner, mom of 4, and takes amazing photographs. Please go say hi to her and welcome her back!
Brittany of That’s Vandy
Brittany doesn’t know this, but when I was a new blogger, I wanted to be her when I grew up. She was writing at Mommy Words then, and wrote post after flawless post, and was one of the earliest people to vlog. I also send ALL my Little Love Media clients to her free downloadable blog planner printable, because she’s also a kick ass designer (her blog now is one of my favorite designs ever), and plans the most epic parties for her lucky kids. I love her, period.
Erin of Erin Margolin: The Road to my Writer Roots
One of the gutsiest, rawest, amazing and supportive writers I’ve ever met, Erin is the epitome of grace and courage. She’s also the co-founder and driving force behind The Gay Dad Project, an organization dedicated to providing support to kids whose parents have come out. They are also working on a documentary. All of her posts are amazing, and some of her best writing is when she really bares it all, and she does not shy away from topics of depression, body image and motherhood. She is truly remarkable.
Vikki, Kerstin, Jen, Brittany and Erin, consider yourself tagged, old school style!
Will you spread the bloggy love? Will you share with us your five favorite bloggers? Then, can you ask those five to spread more love to even more bloggers? Then link up with Elaine and Tracy from now to October 20. And remember to tweet them at @elainea and @sellabitmum with the hashtag #OSBlog!
Whose your favorite blog read now? Tell me in the comments!