If you missed last month, here’s a little brief on this series.
I love reading blogs. It was stumbling across a blog post, resulting in a mass binge of said blog that lead me to start my own online space many moons ago.
Reading blogs can not only offer information, be thought-provoking and relatable, but as a writer myself, they help me creatively. My mum always used to say to read more. She was quite the wordsmith, as a journalist you’d expect so… But now, I get it.
But also, reading other blogs, is a source of recognition. You’re supporting the writer. That pageview means so much. Weekly I set aside time to read blogs/new posts and I always try and share my favourites on Twitter. Recently though, I came across Lucy – www.lucymary.co.uk and she had written about her favourite reads that month. I loved the concept, so I thought I’d join in.
So here are 5 blog posts I read in June and loved.
What I’ve Read.
Victoria. The wonderful Victoria. I highly doubt there will be a month where I don’t feature a post by the lady. Her content, from interior design to manifesting/law of attraction is just bloody brilliant to say the least. Her post on Scripting not only got me excited to use one of the million notebooks I seen to process but not use, but also as living in this technological world, it’s easy to forget the times of pen and paper. Physically writing out your wishes and dreams makes it all that more conscious.
The second post by Victoria I want to share is Are We Addicted To The Feeling Of A Fresh Start? It wasn’t something I’d thought about before, but as Victoria mentions, from a self-sabotage point of view, it can become dangerous. We’re always saying tomorrows. Victoria lists some fabulous ways in which you could give yourself a fresh start without a total life overhaul. Sunday reset is a favourite of mine also. I try to use Sunday to plan for the week ahead and using Victoria’s scripting advice above, I’ve added this into my day also. (when the children allow!)
I’ve never been green fingered. I’ve tried, but it always bored me. It’s obviously something I haven’t inherited from my parents. However. I have slowly begun to add more real live plants into our home. I started small and easy with some cacti. I mean, you’re not really meant to be able to kill those, but don’t try me! I’ve since added three more plants to the collection and am happy to report that we’re all doing really well. I am though looking to add some more, maybe on the larger scale and Rebecca’s post on The Best House Plants For Beginners was so much help.
Corinne’s blog is full of great content on blogging/social media/SEO and I always learn something new from her posts. However, it’s a recent post titled How I Manage My Mental Health that I’m sharing this month. It’s great time to see so many people talking about mental health and supporting one another. No two cases are the same. So it’s great reading how people deal with theirs and keep it in check as it’s something we do all really need to be aware of and as Corinne quite rightly says, you have to look after yourself.
I have very few friends. I know lots of lovely people, acquaintances you may say. But I actually have very few close friends that I know I could call in a crisis. Over the last few years, I’ve lost a lot of people from my life, those I’ve loved and those I put my all into. I’ve definitely become less open. But I also know that I do want and need friends/people around me. Hannah recently wrote a post titled My Desperation For A IRL Community and it’s something I related to a lot.
So there we have it. My 5 top awesome blog reads from June. I do hope you check them all out and maybe find some new reads for yourself.