I’ve been travelling across the internet these past few weeks. I visited amazing places with beautiful layouts and met great people from all around the world.
The experience has been so enriching and so I decided to share it with you. These are my 10 favourite blogs and posts visited in the past month (give or take) I hope this inspires you to visit them as well.
10 good blogs/ posts I’ve come across this past month. (in no order)
1. Big talk.
This is a blog I stumbled onto recently but that I feel I need to mention immediately. It’s about a social experiment challenging people to skip small talk and jump right into serious conversations or in other words “big talk.”
This blog is run by Kalina and I really suggest you go check out what her movement is about.
2. The gentlemen project.
So this is a relatively new blog with about 11 followers but I think it’s got great potential and I really enjoyed the couple of posts of it that I’ve read so far. The idea behind the gentlemen project from what I’ve seen so far is to show what makes up good gentlemen. As you hopefully know I’m not a gentleman, I’m a lady but I still enjoy the posts because they raise good points and leaves you thinking, which is generally a good thing.
3. The unfolding.
This is blog is for the romantics. It’s an ongoing non-fiction blog about a long distance relationship. It’s filled with bright pictures and is really well written. It make me feel all warm and fuzzy when I read it.
4. Liewe Persoon.
The next blog I’m going to mention can’t really be recommended to just anyone seeing as how it’s written in Afrikaans and not English. This blog was in fact recommended to me by a member of my writing group and I’m really glad it was. If you do understand Afrikaans, as I know many of my readers from Facebook do, then you’ll like this blog. I like it because it never uses some bad mix of Afrikaans and English slang just pure beautiful Afrikaans.
5. Jabrush blog.
I’m cheating here because this is not a new discovery but rather a blog that I visit on a regular basis and really love. While I mostly read the movie reviews this blog is full of wonderful posts on all kinds of stuff. It’s written in the most interesting way and I suggest you follow this one asap.
Now I want to single out a couple of posts that I recently read and liked.
6. An open letter to my novel.
In this post Rachel writes a letter to her novel which has been giving her troubles. I have done this myself and I really enjoyed reading about someone else doing it as well. (thank goodness I’m not crazy)
7. Which creative season are you in?
This is a really cool posts which talks about how there are different creative seasons. I never thought of creativity like this before but after reading this post I could see that the writer had a point.
This is a must read if you’re a writer.
This is a poem that I think creatives can relate to. What’s cooler then a poem that you can relate to?
9. The importance of diverse reference material.
This is a post written by my buddy Ayli that is about not disregarding some genres as useless because you are writing in another genre. This is important! Genres overlap and mix and are all useful! Now go read her post so she can explain to you why.
10. How to stay motivated for a project when it’s not new anymore.
This is not a new post but I know it’s relevant to some of my readers and friends right now. It’s got great ideas and I think Alexa who wrote it hit the nail on the head with this post.
Again, these posts aren’t in any specific order.
I hope you liked this post because I’m thinking of writing one of these once a month. The people who wrote these deserve much more credit than they are getting so go read them and enjoy.
(I was neither asked nor paid to promote any of these blogs and they are shared because of my opinion of them.)