It has been over six months since I started Growing With Spawn and thanks to every one of you, this experience has been phenomenal! Throughout the process of learning the ropes, understanding a little more about SEO and establishing a decent following, I was blessed to have come across quite a few bloggers who have made this journey one worth noting. Although there are many blogs that I love and support, the ones I’ve listed here have played a key role in welcoming me into the blogging community and have also inspired me in one way or another.
Although we are worlds apart and at different stages of our marriages, I love reading her blog or ‘hangouts’ as she calls them. Toni covers relationship and parenting in such a raw and honest way that shows the reader just how flawed yet beautiful a fairy tale life is. Toni made the hard decision to leave the corporate world and pour her heart and soul into her blog, a leap that many of us content creators are too scared to do. That in itself has shown her dedication to reaching her end goal of helping couples through every stage of their rollercoaster. Most of you already know her from the marriage series we did together, but for those of you who don’t – if you enjoy my writing style, she’s essentially my blogging twin. Check her out for everything love and life related!
From the very first time I read her blog, I fell in love with the person behind the screen. It’s a little weird to say this, but if you are a writer, you know just how much your writing is a reflection of your personality or your emotions. Olivia has a creative lifestyle blog and focuses on providing ‘life support’ to every reader. Life support? Yes just that – want advice on how to deal with anxiety? She’s got you. Looking for relationship advice? She’s got you on that too. Need advice on picking gifts or activities? You guessed it – she’s got you! When we first spoke, I didn’t think that our friendship would continue to evolve to what it is today, something I attribute to her caring nature.
Jan, Jan, Jan… Although I haven’t been following her for long, I have gotten lost in her words quite a enough times to know that she is one of my absolute favourites. Just like me, Jan is a working mom who loves spices (hello – my obsession with cinnamon anyone?) and has one of the most captivating writing styles I’ve ever seen. Her take on life is a mix between curious and humorous and one can see that she is no rookie when the keyboard.
This duo is the cutest thing I have seen since baby bunnies. I haven’t quite figured out what their niche is, so every week I find myself learning something new about traveling, wellness, plant caring and food. Most bloggers can attest to the fact that the number one piece of advice we have been given is to pick a niche and stick to it, but Markus and Micah’s take on it mimics mine – write about what you love and your reader will feel your passion. Who knows what they’ll dive into next!
I couldn’t write this post without mentioning Michelle because I wouldn’t be doing our name justice. I admittedly hadn’t been living a green life until I came across this blog, but since then I have learnt just how simple it is to make little changes that will impact our world for the generations to come. Though more on the serious side, Michelle’s blog is a must read if you’re looking for health tips and eco-friendly alternatives for our beautiful planet. Oh and here’s a fun fact; I got the idea for this post from her blog too!
I have a love hate relationship with this one… love that she’s so honest and open about her debilitating illness but hate that she’s going through so much. The great thing about Amy is that no matter how somber her blog posts are, she always makes sure to leave you in chuckles. Soft natured, funny, supportive of her fellow bloggers and just a joy to interact with, Amy is definitely one of my favourites!
Have you read anything from the bloggers I’ve mentioned? Who are your favourites?