Lately I’ve been being a bit ‘blog proactive’ and joining some online blogger groups. It’s what the professionals like to call ‘networking’, and the bloggers like to call ‘expanding your blogger circle’, and what I like to call ‘finding other crazy individuals who enjoy torturing themselves with weeks of writers block followed by a quick flash of inspiration followed by more weeks of writers block’. Just kidding, of course I don’t call it that, I’m not a complete weirdo.
I thought it would be fun to do a little showcase of my favourite bloggers this month, and while there are HEAPS of new blogs I’ve found and thoroughly enjoyed, I’m going to list just three, primarily so that I can squirrel the rest away for my next blog roundup post. Checkmate, writers block.
First up, Anna from awholelotofchittychat.blogspot.co.uk
How could I not put Anna first on this list? (PS, now would be a good time to mention that this list is in no particular order. Except for Anna being at the top. Because…I can). Anna came to me via instagram, and I was as happy as a pig in mud to find out that she is not only a mental health blogger (among other things), but an all round top gal. Her posts are witty (hilariously so), well-written, and she has that clever knack of writing as if you’re talking to her over a cup of tea and biscuits. Which is always a win in my book. Also, she has just given her blog a pretty little makeover, so if that doesn’t tempt you, then the fact that she’s been blogging over there for the last 3+ years should. Is it just me who likes to go back to people’s FIRST EVER post and then read backwards? Or am I just a creep like that? Actually, don’t answer. Probably better if I don’t know.
Next, Sarah and Katrina at honestlyvulnerable.weebly.com
Another blog I discovered via instagram (ahh, social media you gem) and one that, after reading the most recent post, had me mentally jumping up and down saying YES! A THOUSAND TIMES YES! Sarah and Katrina have written an extremely honest account of mental health and parenting, which Sarah cleverly calls ‘realism blogging’, and everytime I read a post I feel so grateful that there are women (and men) in the world who are willing to lay themselves bare on the internet (figuratively speaking) to show that we ALL feel vulnerable at times and there’s really no need to hide behind a facade. (I got so excited about the most recent post that I accidentally hit ‘send’ on my comment FOUR times – sorry, ladies! My bad). Go, read, and join me in reciting AMEN SISTA once you’ve finished every post.
The next blog isn’t just a blog, but a community for mental health. Yes, really. AMENS ALL ROUND! (it’s like a late night gospel show up in here) breakyostigma.org
Far out guys, if this doesn’t float your internet boat then I don’t know what will! The amazing team behind BreakYoStigma have created a place where people can go to chat about all things mental health without judgement or shame, along with a raw and brilliantly written blog, plus – just in case you needed anymore persuading, a comic. YES, a comic. I mean, nothing gets me going like a bit of illustrated humor, especially when the main character appears to be a cute ass dog. I am extremely excited to see ‘Bark Yo Sadness’ come to life. Go ahead and join the forum so that we can all chat without word limits like on insta. Hooray!
So that’s my little list of my three favourite blogs at the moment – if you have any fancy new blogs for me to check out (because I really enjoy cruising the internet instead of folding laundry) comment and let me know!
The stock photo used in the featured image for this post is from the lovely AshleyEllaDesign.com – while you’re checking out the other blogs mentioned, go peruse her domain; it’s like a visual DREAM!