Oh girl, oh girl. Ever since I watched Stephanie’s story the other day, I’ve been in this place of gratitude. Wow.
I’ve been thinking about my blogging sisters. I have loved talking and meeting each one of these REAL women. Inspiring, amazing, wonderful… what a blessing they are.
This summer, the movie Julie & Julia came out and so now we can look back and vicariously see what can happen when you let yourself go in an online web+blog=blog. But even with all of the blogs out in the world, some may only be read by 1,000 people a day like Stephanie’s was (until her plane crash and coverage of her story accelerated it to 20,000 a day).
However… who are those 100, 200, 500, 1,000 people? Every day I realize we have so much potential to inspire, uplift others. One at a time, 100 a time, 1,000 at a time… 20,000 or more at a time. And, while we are doing that, we uplift ourselves as we share ourselves with the world – and ourselves.
In honor of the amazing bloggers who have inspired me, I wanted to share some of my favs. Some you may know… some you may not… feel free to drop by! I’ll post more later… so many blogs to share, so little time!
Tara Fey – Loving her! Smart, chic, a woman’s woman and a man’s woman, too. I love Tara’s photographic eye and how she delivers up the yummiest photos. I don’t have her new book yet, but I am in LOVE with it already… just from the cover. So TARA! Ooh, and Tara inspired me to find my party rhinestone rings (notice the ring AND the bracelet)… they manifested just a few days after I saw hers on her blog!
Southern Hospitality – This is our kind of gal. Sent to me by gal-pal, Debbie Mrazek, this is our latest favoritest blog! I really appreciated Rhoda’s passion for life, and LOVE of yard sales and antiques!!
Tammy Swales – I knew Tammy back in her days as Idea Girl on her blog. Boy am I glad that she went with her muse and became a photographer (this is so cool). Her work makes me happy in a very good way. I was invited to speak in Toronto… wondering how I can drop through Rochester to get my photo made (a MUCH needed photo update). Even though Idea Girl is deleted… RIP… had to include the new site!
Lipstick Ranch – Met miss KC Willis through Dusty Rose (a.k.a. Mom) a while back, and while I’m not goo-goo ga-ga over cowgirls like mom, I can appreciate Miss Willis’s ability to channel her inner Calamity Jane. I love KC’s artistic bent.
The Pioneer Woman – Cool, grounded, funny… this woman will leave you with a smile. Her site is so pretty, too, and did I say witty?