Welcome to the new ‘Best of the Blab‘ (BotB) feature, highlighting great bloggers in specified areas that have the ‘Blab‘ stamp of approval. This will be a bi-weekly feature to be shared with the Inspire and Flourish linky (more information below).
Kate from The Less-Refined Mind– This blog has a wealth of topics and coverage across family, satire, giveaways and weddings among many more. Truthfully it was hard to pick just one post to showcase this week. I have chosen, ‘Yes, I know my daughter needs a sibling‘. This resonated with me as it’s something that is beginning to be uttered in my direction, 8 months after I had my Little Lord. The assertion, ‘he needs a little brother or sister,‘ is tiring. This post explores a host of reasons why this type of statement shouldn’t be uttered. Kate is also the host of Inspire and Flourish, a novel new linky that bloggers should check out, here is a vlog about how to join.
BotB-Vlogging like a Yoda Master
Meagan from The Mum Project– This blog has the right dash of humour to put me in a happy mood or the serious post that really nails the message. Her son ‘Bear‘ is adorable, (you should really check out her new segment ‘Does Bear Care?’ Had me in stitches) but I have chosen ‘How to Become a Successful Blogger: Britmums & Digital Marketing Mash up‘- where her son makes a cameo appearance. I really laughed at this. Also the host of #stayclassymama so she’s one busy Mama!
BotB- Heartfelt and Honest
Geraldine at Over Heaven’s Hill, I have been reading this blog avidly ever since she started out. Her posts reflect an honesty that I can relate to, ranging from the exploration of insecurities/confidence too family relationships and in particular, the Grandparent Bond. I have chosen ‘Don’t Patronise Me‘ as my favourite this week, this post investigates how a youthful image can be stifling when trying to be an ‘adult not just a partial adult‘.
BotB- Raw and Inspiring
Laura at Five Little Doves, I’ve followed this blog ever since I started blogging, her writing is raw, emotional, honest and utterly inspiring. I urge you to check her out. Her recent post about her son Joseph gripped me entirely, ‘SANDS Summer Soiree, getting my priorities straight‘ where she is organising an event and raising funds for the wonderful SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death) charity. Laura explores her emotions and how she might feel on the evening of the event, in honour of what would’ve been Joseph’s 10th birthday.
BotB- Rhyming and Giggling
Dawn at Rhyming with Wine, since I found Dawn’s blog, I don’t think there has been a post that I haven’t absolutely loved. Her rhyming prowess and delivery of cake is exceptional. I find myself nodding along to her lyrical poetry, and it always makes me laugh when she gets to fit ‘Cake’ in. You must check her out, have a read of ‘Toddler Gifts‘ where presents are given and shared with humourous consequences.
These posts represent a range from newbies too well-established bloggers. The one consistent and common thread throughout all of these blogs is the ability to grip the reader’s attention, and evoke emotion. I wholeheartedly encourage you to check them out, now go forth and spread your reader wings!