Friday, November 12, 2010

Bloggy Inspiration

Life has been so mad, that I actually forgot I have a blog. How lame is that!

Towards the end of October, I kept getting these amazing ideas for posts, however I didn't have the time to actually write them down. Now when I've finally logged in, I don't know what to write about! If this isn't a perfect example of irony, what is?

I think I read somewhere that most bloggers tire of their blogs within the first six months. Now, I definitely haven't gotten bored, just very busy and I absolutely don't want to give-up on my blog or lose the few readers I have. So I've decided to go and spend sometime reading the blogs that keep me going through the week and look for inspiration. Why don't you all come along and enjoy yourselves. I promise you some great reads:
  • More Than Just A Mother* - This is the first mommy blog I ever read and till date it's my favourite. I dare you not to laugh out aloud. Infact, I would go so far as to say, that this mother got me to start blogging. If I spent as much time writing as I do reading her blog and thinking up interesting comments, I probably would have a book contract by now. She's pretty famous now, however, she still replies to most comments!
  • Lost in translation - This is one tongue-in-cheek mommy blogger who loves poop. Her babies are bi-lingual and pretty entertaining. I found her blog after I started my own. I really appreciate the fact that she always takes time to visit and comment on her reader's blogs. This despite just having had her third baby!
  • A Girl In Asia - This adventurer is truly awesome. She not only gives us great food insights of the cities she's lived in, she also connects her readers to other amazing travel and food bloggers. My personal favourite read, on this blog, is her aptly named 'Cafe Crush' series.
  • Fashion Butter - When  I'm feeling down and dowdy, I turn to this greek girl for a bit of glamour. Her wedding pictures are dreamy. She can convert a regular cardigan into a glamorous dress! Trust me I need a lot of help in the glamour department, so if I can use her tips, so can you
  • COCOCOZY - If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know that I've been planning my dream house for ages. Well, this is where I go for a lot of my inspiration. I don't know how she gets around like she does, but you really do get a lot of tempting eye candy here. Though occasionally I am tempted in the direction of bank-robbery or grand fraud (just kidding, please don't hand me over to the authorities yet).
  • It's a small world after all** - This is my dream life. I've been planning something like this since I was 18 and now she's gone and done it. Yeah, I'm referring to becoming a world resident (remember my one month in one country plan?). A couple and their three children take 9 months off real life to traverse the globe. How much better can it get?
  • The Yummy Mummy** - Is about having a really good time with your kids in the kitchen (and not walking around in 6-inch heels). I found this lovely read when I was looking for ideas on weekend activities with my 2 year old. We love messing up the kitchen together, though to be fair, the toddler also enjoys clearing up! This lady is also one of the most generous bloggers I have ever come across and she's currently working on her soon to be published book.
  • Just Another Mommy Blog - I heart this woman. There's this warm feeling you get when you read her posts. I think it's because she truly enjoys her role as a mom. Get this she has three blogs and homeschools all three of her children!
Now there are loads more blogs out there that I enjoy, however, this post was taking too long, so I just decided to go with the names that came to me first. I'll definitely be adding to the list going forward.

*I didn't not copy her blog name. I had already registered my blog and was searching for mommy blogs to understand how blogging worked when I came across this lovely mother of three.

**I have a confession to make. I read these blogs on my iPhone, when I'm patting my daughter to sleep every night. So even though I love them , I don't comment quite so much as I should. Sorry to you lovely bloggers, I adore you girls.

P.S.: I just realized I have no idea how blogging protocol works. I didn't bother to take the permission of these lovely women, I just linked their blogs and left a comment letting them know. Hope they don't get mad and ban me from their blogs. I doubt I'll survive the shame if that happens.


  1. Sweetheart! I am so flattered. Thanks so much for your kind words and the feature - I am going to link to this on my blog in my sidebar!

    I will also have to check out these other bloggers!

    - T

  2. Thank you so much for your very flattering mention! I think it's sweet that you commend me for visiting my commenters, but I did get into this to find a community of like-minded people, so that is kind of the point for me. (Although I must admit I only keep following the blogs I actually like, like yours.)

    As for blogging etiquette, I reckon the internet exists because of links, so I never ask for permission to link. If people don't like it, they shouldn't make their blogs publicly available. When people link to me, I just take it as a compliment. Unless their link says "This is a very crappy blog" of course. ;-)

    Now that you've linked to me, I'd better find something really entertaining to blog about today. The pressure!

  3. I love your showcased blog women.. and I invite you to visit me... to...

  4. Awwwww... Thanks, hon. But now I have to go visit THOSE blogs!!! Fab.

  5. Thanks for stopping by again and i love Fashion Butter too! Have a great weekend! XX

  6. Stopping by! And I have to say wow - we have a few fave blogs in common. I actually live in the same city as A Girl in Asia and I secretly wonder if I've ever run into her at a playgroup or something like that ... though, I don't have nearly as much to visit cafes as she does LOL!

  7. It's always acceptable to link to someone's blog! Thanks very much for the mention.

  8. Fashion Butter @ I'm glad you liked it so much.

    Mwa @ Let me know if someone dares call you blog 'crappy'. Do you really have to think about creating entertaining posts? I always feel you just dash of all those interesting entries, in between diaper changing and feeding.

    Nf1 @ Women rock :-) I just visited your blog, very interesting.

    Tracey @ It was my pleasure. Isn't it great when you find an interesting and completely new blog through your connects?

    Stacey @ Thank you. FB is fun to read.

    Laura @ Really! Shows you what a small world the online community is. I have to check out our blog now, am intrigued.

    Victoria @ I'm so happy everyone finds the linking acceptable. I'm looking forward to the rest of your adventure as much as your family.

  9. I forget how to blog as well and know exactly what you mean about having great ideas but not getting any further... It cannot be easy for you running a business, looking after a little one and blogging - I don't know how much time I will have left to blog once I give birth!

    I too read blogs on my iphone at night (at the moment it's usually because I have pregnancy insomnia) so can't leave comments easily.

    Thanks for sharing the links! I will enjoy discovering these!

  10. Thank you so much for including my blog in this post!!! And thanks for stopping by mine too! Will have a read of your blog now..looks good!

  11. PigletinFrance @ Blogging is actually my 'me time' (if there's such a concept for mommies). The reading blogs on the iphone option is a godsend. Keep us posted on the pregnancy, I love hearing your stories.

    A Girl in Asia @ It's so nice to hear from you. Let me know if you have any pointers for me.

  12. I am beyond flattered to be on your list, and to be referred to as 'famous'. If only ! Keep writing, keep reading, keep laughing x

  13. MTJAM @ I'm so thrilled that you actually visited my blog, I not really up to saying much more.


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