Blogs I’ve Admired, Feeling Inspired

Blogs I've Admired, Feeling Inspired #1

Since I started blogging, I’ve enjoyed doing ‘linkies’ – leaving a link to one of my posts, and reading the blogs of others who have linked up too. It is one of the ways I’ve discovered some great writers and articles, and I’ve been looking for a way to recognise these for some time.

I then discovered this great linky from The Less-Refined mind, called Inspire and Flourish, and wham! That was it! The perfect place to share some love and recognise some of the great blogs I’ve read recently. Which is just as well, as there have been quite a few in the past week or two!

I’ve found two articles in the past week or so from Sparkles and Stretchmarks, both of which have been brilliant for me in different ways. The first, ‘Working with Brands and Not Underselling Yourself‘ was brilliant for a rookie like me, and gave me some great insights.

I also really enjoyed ‘Ways I know I’m getting old‘ as I could really identify with it and it gave me quite a laugh!

I’ve been an admirer of the blog Home and Horizon for some time. It’s like a favourite magazine, always with my kind of article inside. This post was really cool too, helping me to keep up with the kids in the latest Pokemon craze!


I’m consuming blog advice with great enthusiasm at the moment in my constant strive for improvement. Here was another fabulous advice article, from Island Living 365. Once there, I couldn’t stop soaking up the great writing of this lovely lady, so I’ve shared two of her posts, both quite different. Again, one is great advice, the other is one I could really identify with and which made me smile.

10 ways to find readers for your blog

11 ways I failed as a parent last week

I can’t talk about blog advice without mentioning You Baby Me Mummy. This lady is for me the absolute oracle of blogging advice, and she shares it all in such a friendly and useable way. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean:

#BlogFixFriday Vlog – How to organise your blogging + recommended tools

Random change of subject. I really enjoyed this post from Someone’s Mum, about how allowing teachers to work part time could solve the recruitment crisis in schools. Very interesting indeed.

Wanted- Part Time Teachers: How flexible working could retain talent and ease the recruitment crisis.

Finally, a lovely post and a bit of fun from Mum’s the I love how she calls her baby ‘Short Rib’, and it’s really special to share this little insight into his birthday

I hope you’ve enjoyed some of my best blogs picks from the last few weeks. If you want to make your own list, why not have a look at the linky I joined, Inspire and Flourish by the Less-Refined Mind.

Inspire & Flourish Linky
Inspire & Flourish Linky

And just in case you’d like to pin this for later:

Blogs I've admired pin
Blogs I’ve admired pin


21 Replies to “Blogs I’ve Admired, Feeling Inspired”

  1. Ah thanks so much for mentioning me, I really appreciate it x
    You Baby Me Mummy recently posted…Bloggers! How to overcome jealousy and self-doubtMy Profile

    1. You deserve it, your posts have helped me so much x

  2. Thanks for flagging me up Carol – I’m thrilled!! And now you’ve just made my night! And I feel the same about your posts – they’re so down to earth, engaging & entertaining!
    Lauretta Wright recently posted…Summer events in Margate, Broadstairs & RamsgateMy Profile

    1. Thank you Lauretta, and your mention was well deserved xx

  3. Ah thank you so much for mentioning me, that is so very lovely of you and has really cheered up my evening – so glad you enjoyed the posts !:) xx
    Hayley Mclean recently posted…How We Afford An Extravagant Christmas On A Tight BudgetMy Profile

    1. I really did! Thanks for commenting x

  4. Oh thank you for including me in such a fab round-up. I feel very honoured to have been included xx

    1. I’ve loved reading your posts Emma – I could have included any number. Thank you for inspiring me xx

  5. What a lovely linky, I’m going to do my best to join in. Thank you for joining in with the #weekendblogshare linky as well
    Hannah Spannah recently posted…Weekend Blog Share 5th August 2016My Profile

    1. Thanks Hannah, I like something a little different, so both yours and Kate’s linkies are great for me x

  6. A great collection and some I need to read. Thanks for sharing X

    1. Some are quite new to me, but really good. Thanks for reading x

  7. Thanks so much for linking up to #inspireflourish! x
    Kate Tunstall, The Less-Refined Mind recently posted…Cosi Bed Sheets: The Innovative Sleep Solution for Squirming Babies?My Profile

    1. My absolute pleasure!

  8. awww, what a lovely post of appreciation. Some great posts that I need to check out X
    mummy here and there recently posted…My Sunday Photo 21/08/2016My Profile

    1. It’s a great linky idea too- I’m going to try and join each month xx

  9. It’s always nice to see a blogger give credit to other writers. Blogging really is all about community. #FabFridayPost

  10. A great selection of posts to read! Thanks so much and for sharing around the blogging love! #FabFridayPost

    1. Thanks, it was lots of fun to do!

  11. These are great blogs! I haven’t heard some of the blogs so I will have to check them out!

    Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost My apology for taking me so long to comment. I hope that you can join us again today. xx
    Su {Ethan & Evelyn} recently posted…#FabFridayPost Linky #47 {02.09.16}My Profile

    1. Thanks Su, hope you enjoy checking the new blogs. I’ll try and join you again xx

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