Blogs to Bookmark

1. The Weaver House


2. Hey Shenee


3. The Post Social


4. Conundrum



5. Scaling Back 


Links I’m Loving This Week


1. Brilliant-ness from Danielle LaPorte. As usual.

2. If you’re not sick of me pimping Cheryl Strayed yet (!), check out this interview she did on 99U on binge writing and finding clarity. Love her.

3. Gorgeous roundup of black, white and wood decor.

4. Faltering, self-doubt and fear – it’s all part of the process says Jen Louden in 9 ways to get a new venture cracking.

5. Definitely ordering several copies of the stunning What Katie Ate recipe book. As expected, it looks DIVINE and I know a few people that will love opening this one up on Xmas day!

7 Comments to “Blogs to Bookmark”

  1. I just finished ‘Wild’ on the weekend. She is one crazy-awesome-ballsy writer.

    I particularly like this bit in the interview you linked to: “I kept trying to direct my writing by thinking it all had to become something – a book. But really I needed to do work that would lead up to my ability to write a book.”

    I get this oh-too-well. Sometimes it can be so frustrating when it feels like my writing isn’t building to anything or leading me forward or ‘paying off’. When in actual fact, all writing is working those muscles that need to be worked. I think that’s why I’ve been enjoying blogging so much – because it is about writing constantly and often, there is a degree of accountability (even if self-created), people are reading your words and giving you feedback, and it doesn’t matter if it’s not bestselling-novel-material – it’s still you sharing your light with the world…

    So when some people make sympathetic noises when I tell them about my blog (“What do you mean you don’t make money from it?”)(!!), they just aren’t understanding that word-wrangling and sentence-smithing and story-telling are what light me up. And for me, they are not just a means to an end. They are what the whole journey is about.

  2. Maddison: Oh yes, she’s a beauty! x

    Jess: Ahh Jess, I adore your comments. They always sparkle (have I told you that before? Oh well, you need to hear it again!)

    I too love that question. “So, do you make money off your blog or what?” or “So… like… how are you going to make it worth your while, all this time you spend blogging?”

    My reply that I show up because I freaking love writing and connecting usually draws a blank stare, so I know exactly what you mean! x

    Hannah: I’m still blown away by Katie’s talent. Seriously. Wow. x

  3. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find
    this topic to be actually something that I think I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll try to get the hang of it!

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