Don’t you just love the photo of the needle in the haystack? Thanks Pixabay! Sometimes it feels like finding blogs worth following is like looking for a needle in a haystack – I know that there are good blogs out there… I’ve been searching around in my WordPress reader trying to find a few new blogs to follow. The truth is at times I don’t know where to start looking.
WordPress used to have a daily post where different blogs were promoted and bloggers could get exposure. For me, this meant I could get a ‘taste’ of different types of blogs without having to do all the hard work. I got to see things that I wouldn’t have thought of looking for on my own.
I find many blogs have a ‘It’s all about me!’ mentality. Whilst charisma is good, there needs to be something more. Some of the blogs that I have been looking at recently include:
I stumbled across the blog ‘Writing to Freedom’ which featured an interesting post about the plethora of blogs and posts out there. He was interested in authenticity in blog posts and wished for people to save the trite and trivial for social media. He makes an interesting point in that the purpose of blogging is quite different to the purpose of social media and we have limited time and resources in how we use these resources. His other posts contain fabulous photos and thoughts on different topics.
Another blogger discussing positive blogging is beetleypete at beetleypete.com. I have fallen in love with his photographs of London pubs and parks along with his approach to writing and blogging. Some of his posts are stirring wanderlust. I would love to return to England one day.
I have been following this blog for a little while. K.M. Allan provides insights to her writing process and gives tips and technical advice as to how she has improved her writing. I actually got to meet K.M. Allan at a conference this year and discovered that she is a lovely person who lives in my neck of the woods! I also consider her a ‘leading learner’ in that she is a few steps on from where I am and where I would one day like to be. It has been great to see how K.M Allan has grown over the course of her blog.
Learning to Write – Thematically Meandering
I’m not sure how to head up this blog. In my feed it comes up with ‘Learning to Write’ yet the address is thematicallymeandering.com
Still, what’s not to love about a university student discovering his place in the world and musing about his studies and growing awareness of writing and blogging skills? This blog is a lot of fun to follow in part because the blogger doesn’t take himself or life too seriously. He knows how to work and have fun.
I am all for positive blogging. I do follow other blogs not listed here but would love some inspiration for other blogs to discover. Hit me with your ideas and suggestions! Who do you follow and why?
Have a great week everyone!
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