This post is prompted by Gwen Bell’s Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. Anyone who wants to participate may blog about their favorite things of 2009, in response to Gwen’s daily prompts, posted on her blog. Today’s prompt asks what your favorite blog find of ’09 was.
Speaking of Gwen Bell, have I told you lately how much I love her blog, how I found it a few weeks ago and am now totally addicted, swept up in her world of fun and enthusiasm and doing what you dream? Well, in case you didn’t get it yet, I love this lady’s blog. It inspires me, which is all I ever want in a blog. Go there for yourself. See what’s up.
Now, because I love blogs, love them so much, am more passionate than anyone else I know about them (I can’t believe I just used “passionate” to describe how I feel about blogs. And yet, I’m not deleting it.), I have to include some more of my favorites.
Christine Kane’s Blog: Christine Kane is musician and performer, but my favorite thing she does is her blog. In addition to her music, Christine is a coach, a totally inspiring person whom people pay money to help them figure out what their passion is and how to live it. Her blog is full of great lessons in expressing yourself and being in the moment. She also shares her personal story about recovering from bulimia, which will resonate with anyone healing (or working toward healing) from eating and body issues.
The Art of Non-Conformity: Chris Guillebeau couldn’t have created a better blog name to hook me. Non-conformity is one of those elemental values to which I aspire, and Chris shares realistic advice on how to draw outside the lines of life. You will find tons of great wisdom within both of his manifestos, “A Brief Guide to World Domination” and “279 Days to Overnight Success”.
Rock Your Day: This blog is where I have found the inspiration and tools to wake up at 6:00 a.m. to write for over two weeks now. If you know me and how difficult mornings are for me, then you know that this blog is nothing short of a miracle.
The Fluent Self: When you first read Havi Brooks’ blog, you will realize that you need to slow down. You can’t understand her writing by skimming; you need to really pay attention to each word. That’s because Havi writes in her own language, yet in such a way as to express exactly what she means with complete lucidity. Havi’s brand of self-help is completely practical yet ethereal. You’ll wonder how it works, but you’ll be so glad that it does. Reading her blog feels to me like slipping on some fuzzy bunny slippers and hanging out with a bunch of supportive friends who are also wearing them. It’s wacky, it’s new, and it just feels good.