25 May 2011

Sometimes it's nice to share the love.

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I have been blogging for five and a half years and reading blogs for much longer than that. In that time, I've stumbled across many amazing bloggers. Most of them are people who I've never met, but whose words kept me coming back. The opportunity to share with you five of my favorites; five bloggers that I consider to be fabulous, was one I didn't want to pass up. Of course, choosing only five is difficult, I have something like 150 subscriptions in my Google Reader. If I read something, I probably consider it to be fabulous - but I managed to narrow my list after much debate.

First, I'd have to say that Heather at The Spohrs Are Multiplying is fabulous. I've been reading what Heather writes for a little more than two years, and I cannot miss a day. Hers is the first I check in the morning, unless I'm up late, and then I read it when she posts at night. Heather is fabulous because she turned a life tragedy into a life changing event for many others. The way she welcomes me when I make to her town is just another piece of what makes her such a wonderful person.

Next up, I'll go with Issa. I've been reading Issa's blog since forever. Seriously. Several years ago, she had a blog and then it disappeared. And then she showed up again. Now, she blogs at Issa's Crazy World and is on twitter. Last summer, I got to meet her while I was living in Colorado for two months. She's one of those people who I know I can turn to when I need support - and she's got a blog that I love to read.

Chibi Jeebs also makes my list of fabulous bloggers, as much for her blogging as for her support of anyone who needs a bit of encouragement! Recently, she asked for "songs that make you feel encouraged" and put together a playlist with tons of recommendations. I love being able to turn to this list when I'm feeling down, even if 90% of the time I head straight for the same song! 

And then there's Matthew. Matthew is the father of (almost 6 year old!) twins, with a baby coming soon. Like really soon. Matthew's was one of the very first blogs I read, and it's been fun to watch his family grow over the years. Last summer, I spent my birthday with he and his family at the zoo, which was a blast. The other day I made a comment about being on a "mommy blogger" list on Twitter and he referred to being considered an honorary "mom blogger" like he is, which definitely made me laugh. I can't wait to "meet" the new baby and read about the changes the baby brings to their home! 

My fifth and final (for this post!) fabulous blogger has to be Kelly. She lives in Australia with her two children, one of whom K wrote a couple letters to last year and we exchanged video messages a couple times as well. I love the travel snapshot posts that she shares on Tuesdays. I am only disappointed that I missed her on her recent trip the US (in fact, she just returned home today!). 

I have to say that choosing five bloggers to spotlight was way more difficult than I expected. It was hard to leave anyone out! Who are your five fabulous bloggers?

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Issas Crazy World said...

Aw thank you. You are sweet, even though I have no idea what this is for. xoxo

Chibi said...

I'm honoured to be included on your list, lady. And thanks for your help with my happy songs! <3

Matthew said...

I'm honored! Thanks! You've been reading my blog so long that you know the real names of my kids!

Feistykel said...

Im thrilled to make your list, and to be your friend xx

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