I don’t play favorites. I simply can’t. How do you pick just ten? I am going to try my best to take on this beautiful challenge from Lisa at The Golden Spoons and Rabia at The Liebers. My mind flies at top speed, thinking of all the amazing blogs out there in this wonderland of plenty. How on earth can I pick just ten? The only way I can do this, is to know I can always write another post with ten more blogs that I love. Yes! That is how I can do this! So this is just the beginning of a wonderful mission: To give love where love is so deserved…
With that said, I now know that if I forget a blog that should be honored here, I have more opportunities to highlight them in the future. Deal?
Some writers leave me breathless. Their words are a beautiful creation. They know how to paint pictures and frame feelings with a unique brilliance that literally stops my breath. They have a depth that speaks through their voice and a message that permeates my heart. I soak in every word and feel privileged to have received their gift. If you haven’t found these treasures, I encourage you to discover their value, and reap such rewards in doing so. Some delve into heart heavy issues, while others describe the on-goings of life with a wit and genius that just makes me swoon. These are in no order, and each blog is a gem of its own.
My Inner Chick I recently found Kim, and her story is one that pierces my heart and breaks open my soul. Her incredible spirit and powerful mission in honor of her sister, is full of passion and pain. I was hooked immediately, when I first read her. If you haven’t met Kim yet, you simply must go now. Read about her precious sister who now resides in Heaven. It’s her story to tell, not mine.
Considerings. Lizzi is truly one of my favorite writers and most beloved friends on the internet. Oh, how I adore her British ways and her undeniable talent as a writer. Her depth and aptitude for raw and genuine struggles are intensely powerful and gloriously beautiful. If you haven’t met her, you simply must be blessed by her words and her dedication to finding ten things thankful every week. (Best link up EVER)
Raising Humans. Tricia writes so beautifully, I can honestly expect to stop and hold my breath while I read every single incredible post of hers about parenting and life in between. She is a gifted writer and truly knows how to find the golden treasures in capturing those moments in motherhood so perfectly.
Writer B Is Me. I never ever leave Beth’s blog without a loud laugh or a deep sigh. Her way around words is full of an uncanny wit and brilliance that grabs you and pulls you in. Every single time. You just want to hang with her as often as possible, just so you can submerge yourself in her presence. She’s that good.
Chairs From The Curb. Karmen is truly one of my absolute favorite writers on the Internet. Her words are so creatively placed and her beautiful blend of humor and inspiration is entirely unique and wonderfully powerful. I absolutely relish in every post she creates, because I know I will be taken on a ride that is designed to enlighten and lift you around each corner of her world. She is my diamond in the rough. I believe her talent has yet to be discovered as it should. Go find the buried treasure that is in her blog!
Finding Nenee. This girl has the most amazing knack for balancing the funny and the fragile between and among posts, sharing her hardships and enduring unfailing love of her precious son- and her hilarious takes on parenthood and everything that screams humor. She knows how to deliver a message with clarity and consciousness… as she delves into the pain and purpose of being a mother of a special needs child. What I love about Kristi, is her incredible humor and genuine heart. She is as real as they come, and it doesn’t get more beautiful than her.
The Fierce Diva Guide To Life. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Ilene is real, raw, brilliant, courageous, beautiful, and powerful within her own right. She’s earned these marks of high honor, because she is a constant source of integrity and empowerment that can light up any heart. Her words constantly capture that vision as she writes about her own journey through twists and turns that declare her world to be brutal and beautiful all at once. She is a constant source of strength and endless well of love. As soon as you open her posts, you feel it. Integrity’s flame keeps burning for no one will be able to put it out, due to Ilene’s fierce force of unquestionable fortitude. Every single post is authentic as she finds her way around embracing an inner strength that stretches into your own heart.
Whoa Susannah! I have loved Susannah for years. She is hilarious and flawlessly wraps her wit around her words like no one else I’ve read before. Her voice is so unique and her southern spin adds more sparkle to her ways. She is a gifted writer and even better, a beloved friend. Her heart for Christ lies beneath her smirk and giggles, and His Light comes out with hints of abiding faith and generosity. I am so blessed to call her friend. You simply must go read her, because she is a rare voice and her talent is uncanny and worthy of a bigger stage.
These little Waves. Galit is a force to be reckoned with. I have yet to find a more talented writer on the Internet. Every single post she writes is truly a work of art. Her poignant and powerful words always reach deep into my heart and soul and I am stunned by her brilliance. She is truly one of the great writers I am privileged to know and honored to read. She wraps you around her words and calls you into her presence with an astounding appeal to the genuine clarity of the moment. Her beauty beams within each perfectly place word that so eloquently embraces your attention and you are left with an awe-inspiring message.
The Dose of Reality. I simply must end with my absolute favorite writers and generous souls that are a constant source of love in our blogosphere. Lisa and Ashley have an unending brilliant take on giving all of us readers an enormous amount of laughter and light, as they take us into their hilarious world of reality. They have such a gift in not only finding the funny in everything from “Oh, Pinterest No. Just No!” to “Would You Rather?” games. But in all sincerity, it’s how they deliver their humor that strikes me as truly a gift. Readers flock to their place every time they post, because they have a way of creating energy about them that exudes laughter and love and this unconditional acceptance and support of every soul they come into contact with. I absolutely love reading their brilliant twists on life and their remarkable way of presenting it. Each post takes me away from my world, and into theirs- never failing to make me beam with a joy that only they can evoke.
I know there are SO many more writers I adore- but these are the ones that enter my heart when I think of the power of their words. The gift each one has in their writing, and I always expect that the quality of their script is consistent on any given post they publish.
This blog world we live in, is a pool of endless gifted writers with missions and purpose in their craft. As I think about the countless people that I am privileged to read every day, I can’t help but feel undeniably blessed for knowing them all. There is so much talent out there, and each time I read a post- a new part of me awakens and breathes it’s first breath. I am forever grateful to find my place in this world of passion and purpose, with souls that I have discovered and cherish along the way.
Every last one of you- should be on my list. Every last one.